Jessie Mei Li

Jessie Mei Li Shows Both Sides

The mixed race and gender nonconforming actor strives to represent all the facets of her identity as the lead in Netflix's hit fantasy series 'Shadow and Bone.'

Rudy Pankow

Lifelong Learning with Rudy Pankow

On the cusp of a new stage in his career, one of the breakout stars of Netflix hit 'Outer Banks' relishes every opportunity he has to teach himself more.

Isaac Cole Powell

The Reinvention of Isaac Powell

After a run of high-profile Broadway roles, the North Carolina native discusses his time exploring queer subcultures on 'American Horror Story: NYC,' breaking into new genres, and his personal philosophy on maturing as a gay man.

Fionn Whitehead

Fionn Whitehead Gets Real

As Pip in the gritty new 'Great Expectations' miniseries, the English actor seeks out the truth in one of history's most adapted novels.

Theo James

Theo James Does It All

Over a decade into a career that has spanned action franchises, period dramas, documentaries, and, most recently, the latest season of HBO hit 'The White Lotus,' the English actor keeps challenging himself in new ways.

Bella Ramsey

Bella Ramsey Is the Hero We Need

In an exclusive, heartfelt conversation, the star of HBO's new hit 'The Last of Us' speaks with showrunner Craig Mazin about learning her lines, the proto-feminism of 'Catherine Called Birdy,' and the importance of an "anxiety buddy."

Dominique Fishback

Dominique Fishback Stands Up for Her Community

As her platform grows thanks to roles as the murderous Dre in 'Swarm' and in this summer's upcoming 'Transformers' blockbuster, the Brooklyn native continues to uplift and speak out for the people who made her the actor she is today.

Pauline Chalamet

Looking Back with Pauline Chalamet

With the release of the second season of 'The Sex Lives of College Girls,' the French-American actor reflects on her journey from young dancer in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen to industry veteran anchored in Paris.

Olivia Liang

Olivia Liang Is the Role Model She Wishes She Had

As the lead of 'Kung Fu,' the first drama with a cast of predominantly Asian descent on network television, the actor is carving a space for younger generations who look like her.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez Is Doing It for the Girls

After breaking out in a historic turn on 'Pose,' the actor and singer is intent on living life in Hollywood as her fullest self while representing her community and uplifting LGBTQ+ youth.

Fin Argus

Fin Argus Expects More

After a breakthrough year with the 'Queer as Folk' reboot, a film making the festival rounds, and a new single, the actor is ready to hold themself and their collaborators to a higher standard.

Kit Connor

Spreading Joy with Kit Connor

As Nick Nelson, half of the couple at the center of Netflix's new breakout hit 'Heartstopper,' the English actor is honored to be part of a project depicting the beauty of queer love.

Himesh Patel

Finding Hope for Humanity with Himesh Patel

In 'Station Eleven' and 'Don't Look Up,' the English actor faces, respectively, an apocalyptic pandemic and a comet aimed directly at Earth, and finds in both a call to action for communal solutions to our greatest crises.

Marcus Scribner

Marcus Scribner Is All Grown Up

After finishing a groundbreaking eight-year run on 'black-ish' earlier this year, the young actor is showcasing a new side to Junior on its spinoff 'grown-ish' and expanding his dramatic roles.

Jayme Lawson

Jayme Lawson Wants to Show Us More

Midway through her breakout year—after turns in 'The Batman' and 'The First Lady' and with two major films this fall—the actor is staying true to her calling of uplifting underrepresented narratives that she discovered back in high school.

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson Wants to Know More

As the abusive ex-boyfriend in Netflix's acclaimed miniseries 'Maid,' the Seattle native shines a light on the impossible situation faced by America's working class.

Toby Wallace

Toby Wallace Is Ready for Anything

After a breakout role in the Australian indie 'Babyteeth,' the actor takes the lead with an emphatic star performance as Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols in Danny Boyle's new miniseries.

James Cusati-Moyer

Finding the Truth With James Cusati-Moyer

As one of the few sympathetic characters on Netflix's true-life scammer hit 'Inventing Anna,' the Tony nominee continues to push for the truth behind the facade.

Rachelle Vinberg

Rachelle Vinberg Is Now a Writer As Well As One of the Skateboarding Stars of 'Betty'

After years of playing a fictionalized version of herself, the actress is now an official co-writer for an episode of the HBO series, paving the way for a new future behind the camera.

Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu Is the Beating Heart of 'The Underground Railroad'

As Cora, an escaped slave making her way to freedom, the South African actress journeys across an alternate antebellum South in Barry Jenkins's new series.