Welcome to Rising Stars TV, your online resource for tracking who’s hot and on the rise in Hollywood. The stars of the big screen and small screen change so frequently these days, it’s hard to keep track of who’s making headlines, and who’s on the way out. Plus, if you like to be “in the know” and have the scoop on your friends and colleagues, this is the place to come. We do all the tedious dredging through the data dump online, run the numbers, and come up with our picks of who’s trending and who’s on the cusp of breakout roles and fame. Think an actor was great in a role, but you’re sure you’ve never seen them before? Check our archives online—searchable by project and headshot—to find out more about them. We also have an interactive, moderated forum where you can vote for and discuss your favorite recent television actors and the roles you think might help them break into the big leagues.


We also keep track of the oldies, but goodies. With so many reruns and digital streaming services these days, television roles have gained new afterlives, and we want to hear from you! Did you love a show when it aired, and want to share that love with your fellow TV fans who might have missed it the first (or second, or third—no judgment!) round? Who hasn’t seen The West Wing, or completely missed The Wire, or maybe you’ve been trapped on a desert island for years and missed out on Lost and haven’t had the ending ruined for you either… you’re in luck! We’ll discuss all the actors in these shows, what they did before, and where they are now.


This site couldn’t be run without the support of fans and contributors like yourself, so please—if you have any comments, suggestions, or feedback for us, send us a note via our contact page, and we’ll check it out. Thanks again and we hope you enjoy the site!