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Young Hollywood Impact Report 2019

The talents on Variety’s annual Young Hollywood Impact Report have all made an impact on showbiz in the past year. They may be singers, actors or YouTube stars, but they share one thing in common: show-stopping creativity. This year’s list includes several actors nominated for Emmys, like Jharrel Jerome for Netflix’s “When They See Us;” Joey King for “The Act” on Hulu; and Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams for the final season of “Game of Thrones” on HBO. YouTubers like David Dobrik, Makenna Kelly and JoJo Siwa, each boasting millions of loyal subscribers, have made their way onto the list. Music acts like the all-female K-Pop group Blackpink, rapper Juice WRLD and singer Billie Eilish also made the list this year. 

Variety also honors the adults that help them shine, be they agents or content execs. Finally, our Up Next section puts the spotlight on talent poised for a breakthrough. Actors like Julia Butters, from Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Angourie Rice from “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and Diana Silvers from indie films “Booksmart” and “Ma” are a few of Variety’s Up Next honorees. Viral country singer Mason Ramsey and Zhavia from the “Aladdin” soundtrack are also featured on the list.

— Profiles by A.D. Amorosi, Michele Angermiller, Jem Aswad, BreAnna Bell, Iain Blair, Randee Dawn, Anna Marie de la Fuente, Chris Evans, Diane Garrett, Todd Gilchrist, James Patrick Herman, Carole Horst, Steven J. Horowitz, Ilana Kaplan, Jae-Ha Kim, Todd Longwell, Tom McLean, Addie Morfoot, Dano Nissan, Lise Pedersen, Anna Tingley and Chris Willman

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