Age: 22
Notable role: Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Watch the throne: Jennifer Lawrence is America's Sweetheart, a title that's gonna be damn hard to usurp from her given the magnitude of her talent and outspoken personality. Come on, when she tripped at the Academy Awards, the entire world reached out to hug her.

On screen, her acting ability is a wide-ranging as they come, playing everything from a teenage girl forced into adulthood in a town overrun with meth in Winter's Bone to a snarky widow with Dancing with the Stars dreams in Silver Linings Playbook. She was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for both; she won for the latter. Not bad for someone whose first gigs included an MTV commercial for My Super Sweet 16.