WHOSAY Hot Talent List: 18 Trailblazers to Match Your Brand on Fall Movie Season

With film awards season around the corner, our Talent Team used WHOSAY Match to curate a list of the 18 most influential actors to match your brand this fall movie season. 

1. Justin Hartley:

The trailblazer and actor, known for NBC’s This Is Us, earned an Emmy nomination for his role as Adam Newman on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. He has 1.3 million fans (562K on Instagram, 537K on Facebook and 246K on Twitter). Justin’s followers are ages 18-24 (21%), 25-34 (38%) and 35-44 (19%). Seventy percent are female.

2. Pedro Pascal:

Viejito. @gqspain @joanadelafuente photographer (genio): @giampaolosgura

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This trailblazer, known for roles in Game of Thrones and Narcos, has 1.1 million fans online between Instagram (830K), Facebook (8K) and Twitter (273K). Pedro’s fans are ages 18-24 (33%), 25-34 (33%) and 35-44 (33%).

3. Elizabeth Olsen:

See ya Melbourne!

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The icon, known for her roles in blockbusters such as Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, has been nominated for numerous awards including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. The younger sister of actresses and fashion designers Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth flaunts 1 million fans who engaged with her on Instagram (743K) and Facebook (301K). Twenty-nine percent of her fans are ages 18-24, 34% ages 25-34 and 23% ages 35-44. Seventy-one percent are male.

4. Ana de Armas:

It was a blast Berlin! Thanks for all the love and support! Enjoy the movie in theaters on October 5th! 🎆

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This Cuban-Spanish influencer and actress, known for War DogsHands of Stone and the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, has 836 thousand online fans, 682K on Instagram, 21K on Facebook and 133K on Twitter. Ana’s fans are ages 18-24 (47%) and 25-34 (35%) and 57% of them are male.

5. Joe Keery:

Thanks @flauntmagazine fuzzy turtleneck. #pinogrigios #dunkindonuts #fatchance #openyoureyes

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Trailblazer, actor and musician Joe Keery is best known for Stranger Things, The Charnel House and Henry Gamble's Birthday Party. He’s followed by 788 thousand fans, 682K on Instagram, 792 on Facebook and 105K on Twitter.

6. Leslie Odom Jr.:

the birthday love; thank you so much. it was a good one. thank god for another trip around the sun. 📷Nathan Johnson

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Leslie Odom Jr. is a trailblazer actor and singer known for his work in the role of Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton, a performance for which he won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as a principal vocalist. Leslie has 778 thousand fans online (364K on Instagram, 131K on Facebook and 283K on Twitter). They’re ages 18-24 (23%), 25-34 (32%) and 45-54 (32%). Eighty-percent of Leslie’s fans are female.

7. Sterling K. Brown:

I've got mine, you got yours?? Grab your copy of the #ThisIsUs soundtrack today. Link in bio!

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Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown is an online trailblazer who currently stars in NBC's Golden Globe-nominated dramedy series This Is Us, for which he has been nominated for a SAG Award and won a NAACP Image Award. He has 703 thousand fans (292K on Instagram, 276K on Facebook and 135K on Twitter). Sterling’s fans are ages 25-34 (20%), 45-54 (40%) and 55+ (20%). Eighty-nine percent are female.

8. Alan Cumming:

Today's lewk Thanks @skyniceland

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Trailblazer Alan Cumming has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays, including Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award) and the films GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, and X2: X-Men United. He boasts 569 thousand fans (247K on Instagram, 38K on Facebook and 284K on Twitter). Alan’s fans are ages 25-34 (29%), 35-44 (25%) and 45-54 (20%). Sixty-four percent are female.

9. Naomi Scott:

Send help...need hairbrush.

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Trailblazer, actress and musician Naomi Scott is best known for her role in the 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth and the series Terra Nova. She has 466 thousand fans across Instagram (264K), Facebook (76K) and Twitter (126K). They’re ages 18-24 (39%) and 25-34 (35%) and 52% are female.  

10. Tadanobu Asano:

Japanese actor and musician Tadanobu Asano appeared as the Interpreter in Martin Scorsese's Silence and as Hogun in Thor: The Dark World. Asano has 445 thousand fans across Instagram (197K), Facebook (10K) and Twitter (238K) ages 18-24 (25%), 25-34 (42%) and 35-44 (17%). Sixty-four percent are female.

11. Tessa Thompson:

my beloved @DVF 4/20 dress. a day late. photo by @shelbyduncan

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Trailblazer and actress Tessa Thompson is best known for the films Creed, Dear White People and When a Stranger Calls. She boasts 257 thousand fans (209K on Instagram, 534 on Facebook and 47K on Twitter). Tessa’s followers are ages 25-34 (50%), 35-44 (17%) and 45-54 (17%).

12. Sophia Lillis:

Had a great time at the #flauntxprada party! Styled by @jessiejamz. Hair and makeup by @blondiemua.

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Sophia Lillis is a trailblazer and actress known for It and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She’s followed by 168 thousand fans on Instagram (167K), Facebook (589) and Twitter (851).

13. Jaeden Lieberher:

Thank you @flauntmagazine for the fantastic interview/photo shoot. Check out the link in bio.

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Known for St. Vincent, Midnight Special and Aloha, trailblazer and actor Jaeden Lieberher has 106 thousand fans across Instagram (97K) and Facebook (9K).

14. Joe Cole:


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Trailblazer and actor Joe Cole’s most notable roles include Luke in Skins, Tommy in Offender, John Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Reece in Green Room and Marzin and Beckwith in Secret in Their Eyes. Cole engages 85 thousand fans across Instagram (42K), Facebook (828) and Twitter (43K).

15. Frankie Shaw:

There's that yummy smirk!

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Rachel Frances "Frankie" Shaw is an American actress, writer, director, producer and trailblazer currently based in Los Angeles and best known for her short film SMILF, which she wrote, directed and starred in. She has 82 thousand fans across Instagram (20K), Facebook (46K) and Twitter (17K). Shaw’s fans are ages 18-24 (26%) and 25-34 (53%). Ninety-three percent are male.

16. Hanna Mangan Lawrence:


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Trailblazer and actress Hannah Mangan Lawrence is best known for X, Beyond the Reach and Acolytes. She has 61 thousand fans (34K on Instagram, 21K on Facebook and 6K on Twitter) ages 25-34 (43%) and 35-44 (21%) with 90% of them male.

17. Carmen Ejogo:

Always fun being at @tiff_net festival. @gfe_starz for @wmag

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Best known for her role in Selma, trailblazer Carmen Ejogo has 60 thousand fans across Instagram (32K), Facebook (12K) and Twitter (16K) ages 25-34 (30%), 35-44 (22%) and 45-54 (32%). Fifty-two percent are male.

18. Lucy Boynton:


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Known for Sing Street, Ballet Shoes and Rebel in the Rye, trailblazer and actress Lucy Boynton has 56 thousand fans across Instagram (46K), Facebook (9K) and Twitter (1K).

HOT LISTSBy Alex Marin