On the Come Up: Ten Actors You Should Know

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

Nelsan Ellis

The Juilliard graduate is already a known commodity thanks to a series regular role on True Blood, but really stood out as Martin Luther King Jr. in Lee Daniels' The Butler. Next up, Ellis will star opposite Chadwick Boseman in the James Brown biopic Get on Up, in which he'll play Brown's long-time collaborator Bobby Byrd.

(Photos from left: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Imagine Entertainment)

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