On the Come Up: Ten Actors You Should Know

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  • Victor Rasuk
  • Eden Duncan-Smith
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Jacob Latimore
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Zulay Henao
  • Omar Sy
  • Nelson Ellis
  • Edwin Hodge
  • Colman Domingo

Genevieve Nnaji

Despite acting alongside some major star power in Half of a Yellow Sun, this Nigerian beauty managed to stand out. Already a household name in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, the actress is poised to make a mark on Hollywood. These days, it's not only her acting that's getting attention — she's been a vocal advocate for efforts to recover the 237 abducted school girls in her home country.

(Photos from left: Jerod Harris/Getty Images, Film One)

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