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Stars You Hope Get More Famous In 2019

Updated September 9, 2019 2.0k votes 261 voters 5.0k views23 items

List RulesVote up the stars who deserve more recognition and fame in 2019.

Every year B, C, and D list celebrities cross their fingers and hope against hope that they’ll get the recognition they deserve and ascend to the A-list so they can rub elbows with Ben Affleck or one of the many Chrises that Hollywood has to offer. As impossible as this dream might sound, it’s totally possible. Your favorite bubbling under actor or musician can be on the top of the world by the end of next year. Maybe they’ll even date Taylor Swift (every B-lister’s dream). 

What is a B-list celebrity? And why aren't the stars on this list standing on top of the Hollywood sign? While everyone on here is critically acclaimed and maybe even a little famous, they’re either relegated to the sidelines in huge comic book movies, or they’re taking lead roles in indie projects. While that’s cool, it’s not how you end up on the top of the entertainment food chain. 

To put a positive spin on it, the B-list is a cool place to be. It’s full of rappers you've been sleeping on, underrated actors who are due for a break in 2019, singer-songwriters that are on every top 50 list, and they’ve all worked with Donald Glover at some point. The list below includes actors and actresses that deserve more recognition and artists that are about to break out. voe up the folks who should be a bigger deal.

  • What you probably missed in 2018

    • You didn't miss Black Panther
    • You also didn't miss Avengers: Infinity War, but neither film allowed her to shine as bright as she can. 

    What not to sleep on in 2019


    • Age: 22
    • Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
    • Credits: Black Panther, Small Axe, Mangrove
    Do they deserve more fame?
  • What you probably missed in 2018

    • Sorry To Bother You
    • Annihilation
    • Dear White People

    What not to sleep on in 2019

    • Avengers: Endgame
    • Men In Black International
    • Lady and the Tramp


    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Credits: Creed, Selma, Men in Black: International
    Do they deserve more fame?
  • Photo: Fresh Off the Boat / ABC

    Constance Wu

    What you probably missed in 2018: 

    • Crazy Rich Asians
    • Fresh off the Boat

    What not to sleep on in 2019: 

    • She'll be back for another season of Fresh off the Boat


    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA
    • Credits: Fresh Off the Boat, Sound of My Voice, Stephanie Daley, The Architect, Watching TV with the Red Chinese
    Do they deserve more fame?
  • Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

    What you probably missed in 2018

    • He's Superman in the CW's Supergirl
    • Bigger, a comedy about bodybuilders.

    What not to sleep on in 2019

    • Can You Keep A Secret?


    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Corona, California, United States of America
    • Credits: Road to Perdition, Teen Wolf, Hall Pass, 7th Heaven
    Do they deserve more fame?