We’ve taken a look at the 30 Hot Male Actors Under 30 in 2016 so it’s only fair we give a little shoutout to the ladies who will be gracing our screens this year. There are some pretty powerful women on this list and although there were so many to choose from, we spent ages deliberating on the list, we think you’ll appreciate the strong role-models we’ve picked out for you.
In no particular order because we simply cannot put them in one, these women are doing good things. Not just doing good things, achieving them too. These ladies show you exactly how strong and powerful you can become if you believe in yourself and work hard. In a world where women seek equality every day against men, some of these beautiful, incredibly smart and fabulously talented ladies are responsible for some of the biggest female-related movements of our time.
Let’s show some love!
1 – Emma Watson
Date of Birth: April 15, 1990
Not just a model and actress, 25 year old British beauty, Emma Watson, is also an activist, promoting education for women in countries such as Zambia and Bangladesh, even going as far as to become a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July of 2014.
She’s come a long way since and we’ve watched her grow from the cute and somewhat stubborn Hermione Grainger to not only a beautiful woman but a strong-minded one too.
Films to watch out for in 2016: The Circle is due out in 2016, giving Emma a break from her activist work. She’ll play the lead role of Mae Holland in this thriller, action, sci-fi movie also starring John Boyega (who features on our 30 Hot Male Actors Under 30 in 2016), Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Ellen Wong.
2 – Jennifer Lawrence
Date of Birth: August 15, 1990
We love Jennifer Lawrence because she’s so relatable. She falls over, she says the wrong thing, she acts inappropriately and at times, a little nuts around other famous people, quite famously Jack Nicholson at one point. That’s all of us… Right? (Well, that’s most of us here at Herinterest…)
Recent rumors have circulated suggesting that 25 year old Jennifer could very well be hanging out with ex-beau, Nicholas Hoult again. We can’t possibly comment on that but what we can comment on is…
Films to watch out for in 2016: X-Men: Apocalypse (super excited!) and Passengers, an adventure-sci-fi movie also starring the deletable Chris Pratt and Laurence Fishburne.
3 – Emma Stone
Date of Birth: November 6, 1988
Another Hollywood hottie that we wish we could be best friends with, Emma Stone is the down-to-earth, funny, young actress that girls want to be and guys want to date. Best known for hit films such as Easy A, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help, she’s been nominated for Academy Awards, British Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and she’s won awards at ceremonies such as the Hollywood Film Festival and MTV Movie Awards. Talented? Definitely
Films to watch out for in 2016: Only one movie for 2016 sadly, but it’s the anticipated La La Land, a musical-style comedy movie also starring Ryan Gosling (YAY!), John Legend (swoon!), and Finn Wittrock.
4 – Emma Roberts
Date of Birth: February 10, 1991
So many Emma’s and here we have another – Emma Roberts, American singer and actress, well known for her role as Maggie Esmerelda or Madison Montgomery in the brilliant TV series American Horror Story.
It has been recently reported that she’s gotten back together with rocky on/off BAE, Evan Peters… Who can forget about that terrible hotel room ‘incident’ back in 2012? After breaking off their engagement in June 2015, they have now apparently reconciled.
Films to watch out for in 2016: We’re very excited for The Billionaire’s Club which also stars a few hotties from the male actors list including Ansel Elgort and Jeremy Irvine. You should also keep your eyes peeled for Nerve, a thriller starring Emma Roberts alongside Dave Franco and Juliette Lewis.
5 – Lea Michele
Date of Birth: August 29, 1986
She’s had a tough time of things with the death of boyfriend and Glee co-star, Cory Monteith, back in 2013 but thankfully she seems to have bounced back bigger and better than ever, finding love with actor and singer, Matthew Paetz who she recently moved in with.
Films to watch out for in 2016: Nothing for 2016 sadly but there is a move set to be released early 2017 called Bollywood Superstar Monkey in which she plays the voice of Pinki in the animated family adventure film also starring Rohan Chand.
6 – Emily Browning
Date of Birth: December 7, 1988
It’s probably the action film Sucker Punch that you’ll remember this kick-ass babe from but Emily Browning, an Australian singer and actress of films, has actually been in a string of hit movies over the years from the 2014 Pompeii to The Uninvited in 2009, Lemon Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events in 2004… Should we carry on?
Films to watch out for in 2016: She’s keeping herself film-quiet these days to carry on with her studies. 27 year old Emily is currently at uni in Queensland.
7 – Margot Robbie
Date of Birth: July 2, 1990
She’s all everyone is talking about right now. She’s beautiful and she was in The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo di Caprio, creating the start of many a meme on Pinterest!
Films to watch out for in 2016: There are three movies due out in 2016 starring this stunning beauty from Queensland – the eagerly awaited Suicide Squad in which she plays the part of Harley Quinn, The Legend of Tarzan in which she plays Jane, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman.
8 – Kristen Stewart
Date of Birth: April 9, 1990
Not only has this beauty played her part in one of the biggest movie series of our generation, the slightly awkward Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. Not just that, she’s also the face of two of the biggest beauty and fashion brands in the world too, Balenciaga and Chanel.
Active in the acting world since 1999, Kristen has won a BAFTA, a Cesar award, a Young Artist award, a Film Festival award, a number of Critic’s awards, MTV Movie awards and People’s Choice awards and back in 2010, she was listed as Hollywood’s highest earning women for the year, raking in a whopping $28.5 million.
Films to watch out for in 2016: No fewer than four movies for this hardworking heartbreaker (we still can’t believe she cheated on Robert Pattinson!), with Certain Women, Personal Shopper, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and more set for release.
9 – Brittany Snow
Date of Birth: March 9, 1986
She’s only just allowed in the 30 hot female actresses under 30 but she’s just made it and for good reason too. The American singer and actress is not only an award winning TV-star and fabulous movie star, she’s also a campaigner against bullying, co-creating Love is Louder, an organization to stop bullying within the education system.
Films to watch out for in 2016: There are two movies coming out in 2016 if you want to see more of the charming Brittany Snow – Bushwick and Late Bloomer, a rom-com also starring Mario Bello and Glee’s Jane Lynch.
10 – Kat Dennings
Date of Birth: June 13, 1986
Although she’s been in quite a few movies over the years, we first remember this acting beauty from her little cameo role in Sex and the City. If you didn’t remember, she played the brat who hired Samantha to organize the 13th birthday party and sent the four girls reeling with her bad attitude and foul language.
Films to watch out for in 2016: Kat won’t be starring in any movies in 2016 but there is one due out in 2017 you should keep your eyes peeled for – The Croods 2! Tell us you aren’t excited!
It’s the TV show, 2 Broke Girls, that we can’t get enough of in which the delightful Kat plays Max Black.
11 – Ashley Greene
Date of Birth: February 21, 1987
We fell in love with American model and actress, Ashley Greene, when she played the part of Alice Cullen in The Twilight Saga series of movies also starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, both who featured on the hot actors and actresses under 30 for 2016 lists.
Films to watch out for in 2016: There are two movies starring Ashley Green coming out in 2016. The first of which is In Dubious Battle, a drama starring Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Selena Gomez and Josh Hutcherson. The second of which is Max & Me in which Ashley plays the voice of Rachel in the animation about a grumpy old man called Gunter and a rebel kid.
12 – Julianne Hough
Date of Birth: July 20, 1988
This stunning singer, dancer and actress has not only won Dancing with the Stars twice and now judges the show but was also responsible for the epic 2011 remake of Footloose which was, in fact, her first leading role.
Films to watch out for in 2016: Dirty Grandpa promises to be a hilarious watch and not only features Julianne Hough but also Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Dutch, and a whole host of other names.
There’s also one more TV movie coming out – Grease: Live. Clearly we’re super excited for that.
13 – Gemma Arterton
Date of Birth: February 2, 1986
UK-born Gemma Arterton is an actress best known for her roles in movies such as St. Trinian’s in 2007, Quantum of Solace in 2008, Clash of the Titans in 2010 or even Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in the same year. Oh and we can’t forget about that time she played Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters back in 2013.
Films to watch out for in 2016: There are FIVE movies coming out in 2016 starring this lovely lady. Their Finest Hour and a Half will see her starring alongside Bill Nighy in the American comedy, and Orpheline is a French drama movie. There’s also The History of Love, The Girl with All the Gifts, and A Hundred Streets.
14 – Nina Dobrev
Date of Birth: January 9, 1989
Bulgarian-born Nina Dobrev is known all over the world for her role as Elena Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries. There are a few other things you’ll have seen her in though including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Final Girls, Let’s Be Cops and The Roommate.
Films to watch out for in 2016: We see Nina Dobrev teaming up with Christina Applegate in one movie, and Arrivals is said to be a good watch, a drama following an American hypochondriac and a British teen coming to blows through an eccentric bucket list. Oh, and just a little note for 2017, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage comes out with this little hottie too.
15 – Dianna Agron
Date of Birth: April 30, 1986
Georgia-born Dianna is not just an actress, known for movies like The Hunters, I Am Number Four, Glee and The Family, she’s also a dancer and singer and a director of music vids too. In short, she’s a cool chick.
Supporting PETA and gay rights, she’s also actively campaigning to fight back against human trafficking, fundraising for kids with life-threatening and chronic skin complaints, and even supports the US troops regularly. See, we told you she’s a cool chick.
Films to watch out for in 2016: To start with, there’s Hollow in the Land, a drama about a girl and her missing brother. Then there’s Headlock also starring Andy Garcia, and Jekyll Island with Ed Westwick and Minnie Driver. She’s been a busy girl it would seem as there’s one more to come – Novitiate, a drama also featuring Julianne Nicholson.
16 – Blake Lively
Date of Birth: August 25, 1987
LA-born Blake Lively considers herself to be a celebrity homemaker, actress and model and as well as THAT role in Gossip Girl as Serena van der Woodsen, she’s been in a fair few films too – Green Lantern, The Town, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants just to name but a few.
Films to watch out for in 2016: All I See Is You is a thriller / drama movie about a woman who suddenly has a change of heart about her husband when she can see for the first time after being blind for many years. The Shallows is another movie to look out for, another thriller / drama starring a woman and a shark… Enough said!
17 – Amber Heard
Date of Birth: April 22, 1986
She’s the girl married to Johnny Depp so of course, every single woman in the world of envious of her. Not just Mrs. Depp, Amber Heard has a pretty impressive career under her belt with films such as Alpha Dog, Pineapple Express, Zombieland and The Rum Diary, the set of which she met her now-hubby.
Films to watch out for in 2016: We’re excited about a movie called London Fields, a mystery-thriller-drama about a femme fatale and clairvoyant called Nicola Six. Amber plays the lead role and stars alongside catwalk cutie Cara Delevingne, Theo James and Billy Bob Thornton. It looks like it might be a pretty good watch!
18 – Ashley Benson
Date of Birth: December 18, 1989
If you’ve ever seen Pretty Little Liars, you’ll known who Ashley Benson is. She’s the girl who played Hanna Marin on the show and since went on to star in Eastwick and Spring Breakers too. She was also in 13 Going on 30.
Films to watch out for in 2016: As well as carrying on with Pretty Little Liars (obviously), you’ll also spot the stunning Ashley Benson in a couple of movies over the next year or so too. Chronically Metropolitan is a drama-comedy, and there’s also Elvis & Nixon, a historical comedy about Elvis Presley and President Nixon and that untold meeting. Michael Shannon plays the King himself with Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon.
19 – Camilla Belle
Date of Birth: October 2, 1986
29 year old Camilla Belle is a Californian-born actress who you’ll know if you watched The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997, 10,000 BC in 2008, Push in 2009 or From Prada to Nada in 2011.
Films to watch out for in 2016: Sundown is a movie that also stars the kickass Teri Hatcher about high school seniors preparing for a spring break to remember that inevitably goes awry. The rom-com-slash-romance movie looks like it might be a pretty easy going watch.
20 – Sarah Hyland
Date of Birth: November 24, 1990
Have you ever seen Modern Family? If you have, you’ll know who Sarah Hyland is – she plays the part of Haley Dunphy in the ABC sitcom that we know and we love. She’s been in a whole bunch of films too, in case you didn’t know, and some of the big hits include titles like Scary Movie 5, Conception, Spanglish and Cradle Will Rock.
Films to watch out for in 2016: XOXO is a drama movie following one huge romantic night that goes on between six strangers who’s lives come together in one big collision.
21 – Ariana Grande
Date of Birth: June 26, 1993
One of the cutest things to happen to pop in a while, Ariana Grande is not just a singer but an actress too and you might just remember from a number of Nickelodeon shows and other child-orientated delights.
Films to watch out for in 2016: Zoolander 2…. Need we say any more? We’re practicing our ‘blue steel’ as we speak.
22 – Emmy Rossum
Date of Birth: September 12, 1986
Another actress getting closer to 30, Emmy Rossum is very well known for her stint in the brilliant US adaption of the British TV show, Shameless which features a less than desirable family from a less than desirable background and area…
That’s not all she’s known for of course, she’s been in a number of movies along the way. The Day After Tomorrow in 2004 was a particular favorite of ours but we can’t forget about The Phantom of the Opera in the same year either.
Films to watch out for in 2016: She’s not in any movies over the course of 2016 but she does still continue to play the part of Fiona Gallagher in the Showtime drama-comedy.
23 – Emilia Clarke
Date of Birth: October 26, 1986
Back in Blighty for this stunning English rose. Emilia Clarke is a 29 year old actress who is known for playing the part of Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys. More people are likely to remember her as Daenerys Tangaryen in Game of Thrones though.
Films to watch out for in 2016: Keep your eyes peeled for Game of Thrones because Emilia Clarke is still starring in that but if you’re looking for a movie starring this little cutie, you need to keep your ears out for Voice From the Stone or Me Before You, two movies coming out in the next twelve months.
24 – Saoirse Ronan
Date of Birth: April 12, 1994
She was born in the Bronx but Saoirse Ronan has come a long way since then, her biggest role being Atonement, bagging her nominations for a whole host of awards and even making her the youngest female to be nominated for an Oscar. Impressive stuff huh?
Films to watch out for in 2016: She’s actually making her stage debut in 2016, playing a girl called Abigail Williams in the remake of The Crucible. Aside from that, she’s also in a few movies too – Loving Vincent, the movie about Vincent Van Gogh’s life, and The Seagull, and even one movie for 2017 too – Lady Bird.
25 – Heather Morris
Date of Birth: February 1, 1987
The model, dancer, singer and actress, Heather Morris is hugely known for her role as Brittany S. Pierce in Glee, but it would appear she’s been branching out into film with a number of recent hits and a few films set for release in 2016 too.
Films to watch out for in 2016: Folk Hero & Funny Guy looks like it could be one to look out for, a comedy about a struggling comedian being given a helping hand by his singer-songwriter and more successful friend.
26 – Jane Levy
Date of Birth: December 29, 1989
Everyone loves a good fiery redhead and we certainly love Jane Levy. The American actress is also in the show Shameless but is remember mostly for her part as Tessa Altman in the hilariously funny Suburgatory on ABC and is often compared to the deletable Emma Stone. Not that it’s a bad thing of course!
Films to watch out for in 2016: A Man in the Dark is one to look out for, a thriller-horror with Dylan Minnette and Stephen Lang and this red-headed cutie.
27 – Alessandra Torresani
Date of Birth: May 29, 1987
An American actress, there area few movies over the years that has starred this exotic stunner. Do you remember the 2012 Playback? Or American Horror House in the same year? Going to the Mat in 2004?
Films to watch out for in 2016: Outlaw is a thriller-drama starring Alessandra Torresani with Logan Huffman and Tyler Shields. It’s a story of betrayal and one that’s sure to have us gripped.
28 – Francia Raisa
Date of Birth: July 26, 1988
She’s super short at only 160cm or 5 ft 3 in tall but Francia Raisa is one super-hot babe. She was in Bring It On: All or Nothing in 2006, and there was The Secret Life of the American Teenager in 2008.
Films to watch out for in 2016: There are four of them! The Secrets of Emily Blair, Dirty Lies, The Wrong Car and Beyond Paradise with Ryan Guzman, another in our 30 Hot Males Under 30 in 2016 list. She hasn’t released a movie since 2013 and then she releases four at once! Busy girlie.
29 – Holland Roden
Date of Birth: October 7, 1986
Another shorty at 160cm or 5 ft 3 in tall, Holland Roden is an actress born in Texas who is well known for her part in the MTV drama Teen Wolf as Lydia Martin. Believe it or not, she’s an actress with a backup plan and before becoming an actress, she spent almost four years in medical school because she wanted to become a cardiothoracic surgeon!
Films to watch out for in 2016: No movies sadly but remember to keep watching Teen Wolf! Who else loves it as much as we do?
30 – Emily VanCamp
Date of Birth: May 12, 1986
She’s not going to be in the twenties age bracket for much longer but that doesn’t matter. We love 29 year old Emily VanCamp just the same, especially after her stint in Revenge, the TV show that had us all gripped.
There have been a number of films titles along the way too and you can include her in the cast list for a lot of movies you might not even realize – The Girl in the Book, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Beyond the Blackboard, Norman… Shall we carry on? (We can you know!)
Films to watch out for in 2016: We’re all super excited for Captain America: Civil War (obviously), also starring the stunning Scarlett Johansson, the amazing Elizabeth Olsen and the super cute Chris Evans. Don’t forget about Robert Downy Jr., Paul Rudd and Jeremy Renner too! (Swoon-fest.)
You should also keep your eyes open for another movie due out in the same year called Borders, a drama in which Emily VanCamp plays the leading part.
So what do you think of the list? Were there any 30 and under ladies in Hollywood you would have wanted to see added to the list? We think we’ve done a pretty good job, these ladies are all fabulous right? We definitely can’t wait to see some of the movies that are going to be coming out. Shall we buy our cinema pass now? And who’s for popcorn?
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