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Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019  

Jules Burke
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List Rules Vote up the celebrities who hit the scene in 2019 and you think deserve more than 15 minutes of fame.

Unfamiliar famous faces show up across your screens on a daily basis, strangers until they're stars, and in 2019 there seem to be even more ways than before to steal the spotlight. From the breakout stars of 2019's best films to the voices behind 2019's greatest albums, these rising stars are making their names known to a wide audience and starting to claim some of the celebrity they deserve.

Whether they're someone you felt was being slept on, or on a clear and unencumbered path to the top, each fresh generation of popular, cool new celebrities bring an invigorating twist to the well-worn conventions of stardom. Some of these celebs have been working hard for years and are just now getting mainstream traction. Others are already names because they're cast on star-makers like the Game Of Thrones prequel. Maybe they finally released an album, worked their way up the cinematic ladder, or are the name on all the jerseys you see fans wear this year. However they earned it, these fresh faces and young names are ushering in a new era of talent and setting the bar for the stars of future generations who will someday follow in their footsteps.

Who do you think are the best new celebrities of 2019? Who has got the staying power to remain among the most interesting and the most talented names? Vote up the stars who are most deserving of the Best New Celebrity title!

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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Shake It Up!, Zapped, Frenemies
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (; born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as ...more
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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Interscope Records. Her first experience with ...more
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Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Millie Bobby Brown (born February 19, 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things, for which ...more
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Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Finn Wolfhard (born December 23, 2002) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known for his starring roles as Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things, and Richie Tozier in ...more
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Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American alternative hip hop artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a founding member of indie hip ...more
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Amandla Stenberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Colombiana
Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American actress. She portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games (2012), Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017), and Starr Carter in The Hate U ...more
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Charles Melton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Charles Melton (born January 4, 1991) is an American actor and model. He portrays Reggie Mantle on The CW television series Riverdale. Melton was born in Juneau, Alaska, but spent his childhood ...more
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Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Jane the Virgin, Our Family Wedding, Filly Brown
Gina Alexis Rodriguez (born July 30, 1984) is an American actress, model, writer, producer, and director. She began her career the stage, she made her screen debut in an episode of Law & ...more
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Letitia Wright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
My Brother The Devil, Random, Victim
Letitia Michelle Wright (born 31 October 1993) is a Guyanese-born British actress. Beginning her professional career in 2011, she has played roles in several British TV series, including Top ...more
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Lana Condor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She made her debut as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Lana Condor ...more
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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, Insurgent
Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994) is an American actor, singer and DJ (under the name Ansølo). As a film actor, he played Tommy Ross in the horror film Carrie (2013), Caleb Prior in The ...more
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Tessa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Creed, Dear White People, When a Stranger Calls
Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her breakthrough role was in Tina Mabry's independent film Mississippi Damned (2009). She gained ...more
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Bella Thorne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Shake It Up!, The DUFF, Blended
Annabella Avery Thorne (born October 8, 1997), known as Bella Thorne, is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model. Thorne played Ruthy Spivey in the television ...more
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Hayley Kiyoko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Lemonade Mouth, CSI: Cyber, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Beginning dance lessons as a child, Kiyoko's interest in entertaining led to her working as a child ...more
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Priyanka Chopra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Barfi!, Don 2, Don
Priyanka Chopra Jonas (pronounced [prɪˈjəŋkaː ˈtʃoːpɽaː]; born 18 July 1982) is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India's ...more
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Bad Bunny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, known by his stage name Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican latin trap and reggaeton singer. While working in a supermarket as a bagger, Bad Bunny gained ...more
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Timothée Chalamet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Interstellar, The Adderall Diaries
Timothée Hal Chalamet (born December 27, 1995) is an American actor. Chalamet started his acting career in short films before appearing in the acclaimed television series Homeland. He ...more
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Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Road to Perdition, Teen Wolf, Hall Pass
Tyler Lee Hoechlin (; born September 11, 1987) is an American actor. Initially earning recognition for starring as Michael Sullivan Jr. in the 2002 film Road to Perdition, Hoechlin went on to ...more
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Zoë Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Mad Max: Fury Road, Divergent, X-Men: First Class
Zoë Isabella Kravitz (born December 1, 1988) is an American actress, singer, and model. She is the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Kravitz made her acting debut ...more
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Winston Duke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Black Panther, Us
Winston Duke (born November 15, 1986) is a Tobagonian-American actor. He is best known for his role of M'Baku in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity ...more
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John Boyega is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Attack the Block, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VII
John Adedayo B. Adegboyega (born 17 March 1992), known professionally as John Boyega, is an English actor known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its 2017 sequel ...more
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Alex Lawther is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Alex Lawther (born 4 May 1995) is an English actor best known for portraying James in the Channel 4/Netflix series The End of the F***ing World and the young Alan Turing in the film The ...more
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Constance Wu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Constance Wu Fresh Off the Boat, Sound of My Voice, Stephanie Daley
Constance Tianming Wu (born March 22, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Kathy on the web series EastSiders (2012–present) and as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy ...more
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Aminé is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Adam Aminé Daniel (born April 18, 1994) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his commercial debut single, "Caroline", which peaked at number 11 on ...more
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Tony Revolori is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2019
Anthony "Tony" Revolori is an American actor. He is known for playing Zero Moustafa in The Grand Budapest Hotel and Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: Homecoming.