If you are a fan of Hollywood stars, you are in the right place! Hollywood was a place filled with opportunities for people from all walks of life. While some might have gotten a start from their famous parents, some have taken a chance by auditioning in the hopes of being recognized by casting directors or executive producers. Below is a list of Top 5 reality TV stars of all time who have made it big in Hollywood.
Emily Jean Stone, known as Emma Stone, was a popular Oscar-winning American actress. Known as one of the most skilled and successful actresses of the contemporary generation, she reached the peak of her career after the success of her 2016 film La La Land. She made her acting debut at the age of 11 in a play titled The Wind in the Willows. She made her TV debut in 2004 in The New Partridge Family, where she played a minor role. She appeared in minor roles in other TV shows throughout the next few years. She made her film debut three years later in the American teen comedy Superbad, where she played a supporting role. Her performance earned her a Young Hollywood Award. Her portrayal of Gwen Stacy, the romantic interest of the lead character, in The Amazing Spider Man earned her international popularity and reprised her role in the 2014 sequel The Amazing Spiderman 2. Besides the Academy Award for La La Land, she has won several other awards in her career, such as a Golden Globe Award and National Board of Review Award.
Jennifer Hudson was an American award-winning actress and singer. After making her film debut in 2006 with the musical drama film Dreamgirls, she achieved popularity in a short period of time. After the success of her first film, she appeared in Sex and the City, an American romantic comedy. One of her major film roles was in the drama film Chi-Raq, which was directed and produced by Spike Lee. Throughout her career, she has also made numerous appearances in television programs, such as Smash, Empire, and Confirmation, a television film.
Katharine McPhee was an American actress, singer, and songwriter who came to prominence after her stint at the fifth season of American Idol. However, performance after performance, she rose to emerge at the top three ranks. Though she did not win the title, she had built up a reputation as a talented singer. In 2007, she came up with her self-titled album. What followed was a string of singles, albums and EPs including Unbroken, Had It All, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Hysteria and so on. Meanwhile, she also established her acting career. She has been part of a couple of important projects including The House Bunny, Shark Night 3D, Smash, Scorpion and so on.
Julianne Hough was a renowned American dancer, actress, singer-songwriter, and celebrity judge. She was best known for playing the lead role in the 2011 film, titled Footloose. She was also known for her outstanding career as a dancer and choreographer. She started dancing at the young age of 10. She also has the distinction of being a two-time professional champion of the well-known dance reality show Dancing with the Stars. In 2014, she became the fourth permanent judge of Dancing with the Stars, becoming the first former competitor of the show to serve as a judge. Inspiring a number of young hearts across the globe, she has gone about displaying her skills as a dancer and actress. In 2019, she joined America’s Got Talent as a judge.
Lucy Hale was one of the most promising American actresses and singers of the current times. Popularly known for her role of Aria Montgomery in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars, she first started out as a contestant on American Juniors. In 2003, she gave wings to her ambition as she participated in the reality show. Her melodious voice and soulful renditions helped her make way to the top five. Concurrently, her acting career kick-started as well as she featured in popular television series in guest roles. The big breakthrough in television came in with Pretty Little Liars, the series which won her several awards and recognition.