5 Talented Performers From Stage And Screen

Most actors don't land big million-dollar roles right after moving to Los Angeles. The bulk of the performers you see on screen have to build up their careers by continually turning in solid work. These are five people you might recognize who serve as a great example of where that work can take you. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

5 Actors and Multi-Hyphenates You Should Know

Name Notable Credits
Autumn Reeser The O.C. Sully Entourage
Damien Molony Brassic The Current War The Split
Hillary Hawkins How To Become A Voice Over Artist: Spiritual Keys to Success Stuck for a Reason Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Patrick Kilpatrick Minority Report Eraser Dying for Living: Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot--Vol. One Upbringing
Ellen Dubin Napoleon Dynamite Midway Star Wars Resistance

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In Depth

The performing arts have endowed the public with many talented stars over the course of history. It takes a special talent to succeed in the world of drama, and the following artists have proven themselves in their chosen fields. Here are 6 uniquely gifted professionals who excel in many different areas in the arts, listed in no particular order.

Coming in at #1 we have Autumn Reeser. Raised in Southern California, Autumn spent her childhood developing a solid foundation for her acting career. She played a wide variety of characters in local musical theater productions, and after high school, she enrolled in UCLA's competitive theater program. There, she studied theater history, acting technique, dance, voice and movement. Following a number of guest starring roles in television, Autumn rose to fame through her starring role as Taylor Townsend in the hit series "The O.C."

She turned heads as the ambitious junior agent Lizzie Grant on seasons 7 and 8 of HBO's "Entourage". She also starred in ABC's superhero drama "No Ordinary Family", opposite Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz. Autumn continues to work steadily in television, film and on stage, and is the proud mother of two boys, Finn & Dash.

Autumn continues to work steadily in television, film and on stage, and is the proud mother of two boys, Finn & Dash.

Next up at #2 we have Damien Molony. Damien is an Irish actor of stage, television, radio and film. Born on February 21, 1984, he grew up in Johnstown Bridge, County Kildare, Ireland. His interest in acting began when he was just 3 years old. As a child, he was mesmerized by the magic of film and television and knew he was going to be an actor one day.

Damien's professional acting career began even before he had graduated from drama school and has continued on a steep trajectory. In his first year, he was selected to play the male lead in the short film "When The Hurlyburly's Done", which went on to win many awards including Best Narrative Short at the Geneva Film Festival. Damien is currently based in London, England.

At #3, Hillary Hawkins, a former Host of Nick Jr. & Radio Disney, is an international voice actress based in Los Angeles and New Jersey. In addition to being an actress, she is also a singer, producer, acting coach and playwright, working with clients worldwide.

In addition to being an actress, she is also a singer, producer, acting coach and playwright, working with clients worldwide.

Hillary is the author of an e-book titled "How to Become a Voice Over Artist: Spiritual Keys to Success". In it, she describes how she has managed to attain years of professional work while also holding on to her beliefs. The e-book was ranked a #1 new release in the Teen & Young Adult genre by Amazon in May of 2018.

Next up at #4 on our list is Patrick Kilpatrick, whose entertainment career has spanned over 35 years. He is well regarded as an actor, producer, screenwriter, director, and global entertainment teacher. From "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise to "Dark Angel" with Jessica Alba, he has appeared in over 170 films and 75 television shows.

Kilpatrick is president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films. Founded in 2005, it is a renowned media service company. His work in production fundraising and financing has taken him from Fiji to the London Stock Exchange. His memoir titled "Dying For a Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain and Libertine Patriot, Vol. 1: Upbringing" was published in October of 2018.

Founded in 2005, it is a renowned media service company.

Finally at #5 we have Ellen Dubin. Born in Toronto, Canada, this multi-talented professional has enjoyed a unique and diverse career. She got her start as a ballet dancer and then worked in theater playing a wide variety of roles ranging from Shakespeare to musicals to drama and farce. Her penchant for landing bizarre and distinctive roles led to Ellen becoming a cult figure in the science fiction world.

Ellen has played four separate characters in the international hit series Lexx. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for her lead role as Jeri Slate on the supernatural drama series, The Collector. She has also proven herself as a talented comedic actor in her role as a Tupperware-loving mom in the multi-award winning Sundance Film Festival favorite, Napoleon Dynamite.