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Ones to Watch: 16 Breakout Stars To Keep An Eye On This Fall

Ones to Watch: 16 Breakout Stars To Keep An Eye On This Fall

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    Click through to see our picks for this fall's breakout stars! 

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  • 2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

    Shailene Woodley

    "The Spectacular Now," currently out in select theaters nationwide

    Last year may have been the year of Jennifer Lawrence, but we're calling it now: Shailene Woodley is the one to watch. With her current flick "The Spectacular Now" receiving rave reviews, Woodley also has a thriller, "White Bird in a Blizzard," being released later this year. And that's just the beginning: She's clearly a rising fashion star, and even has a sexy spread in this month's Flaunt to prove it. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy
  • Broadcast Television Journalists Association's Third Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards - Red Carpet

    Caitlin FitzGerald

    "Masters of Sex," premiering on Showtime on September 29 at 10:00 p.m. EST

    Without a doubt, "Masters of Sex" is one of the buzziest shows debuting this fall. After appearing in a slew of projects over the years, notably as Meryl Streep's daughter in 2009's smash "It's Complicated," her leading role on Showtime's new provocative series is sure to put her onto the map. It also doesn't hurt that she's received tons of press in the gossip columns for reportedly dating her costar, hunky actor Michael Sheen. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Mark Davis
  • 2013 BET Awards - Arrivals

    Michael B. Jordan 

    "Fruitvale Station," currently in select theaters.

    It's been a good year for Jordan, and it looks like it's only poised to get better. The 26-year-old actor—who's had some success with small-screen roles on "Parenthood," "The Wire," and "Friday Night Lights" is receiving major Oscar buzz for his complex portrayal of Oscar Grant III—an unarmed 22-year-old black man who was shot in 2009 by a white police officer—in "Fruitvale Station," a movie made for less than $1 million and banked $14 million in six weeks. Critics are lauding his powerful performance, and we're eager to keep an eye on Jordan throughout awards season. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown
  • G-Shock - Shock The World 2013

    Natalia Kills

    Trouble, out September 3 on Interscope Records

    We're calling it, and we're not the only ones: Natalia Kills is about to blow up on the same level as fellow pop stars like Lady Gaga. Her second album, a follow-up to 2011's Perfectionist, is out on September 3 and will focus on her turbulent past including a difficult childhood—and all the highs and lows that went along with it. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy
  • Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

    Rebel Wilson

    Super Fun Night," premiering on ABC on October 2 at 9:30 p.m. EST

    Although much of the world already knows and loves Rebel Wilson thanks to roles in sleeper hits like "Pitch Perfect" and "Bridesmaids," her career hasn't fully taken off yet. But that's about to change. "Super Fun Night," based on a weekly sleepover between three girlfriends, is bound to be a slapstick romp through the trials and tribulations of early adulthood. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole
  • BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party - Arrivals

    Claire Holt

    "The Originals," premiering on The CW at 9 p.m. EST

    You likely recognize the stunning Claire Holt from her role on "The Vampire Diaries," where she plays Rebekah Mikaelson, one of the world's oldest vampires. The spin-off series will focus on her and her siblings—which means that this Australian actress is bound for superstardom like her costar Nina Dobrev. 

    Photo: Getty Images / David Livingston
  • Burberry Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 - Arrivals

    Douglas Booth

    "Romeo and Juliet," out in select theaters October 11

    21-year-old Douglas Booth has all the makings of a heartthrob. He's young, adorable, British, and he's starring as Romeo in the upcoming remake of "Romeo and Juliet" alongside Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet and "Gossip Girl" alum Ed Westwick as Tybalt. Oh, and did we mention he's already been featured in a few Burberry campaigns

    Photo: Getty Images / Gareth Cattermole
  • Showtime's New Series Premiere Of "Ray Donovan" - Red Carpet

    Ambyr Childers

    "We Are What We Are," in select theaters on September 27

    Having recently made a splash on Showtime's hit show "Ray Donovan," Ambyr Childers is poised for even more success with the chilling cannibal thriller "We Are What We Are." Fun fact: At just 25, Childers has her second baby on the way!

    Photo: Getty Images / Mark Davis
  • 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball - Arrivals

    Aloe Blacc

    Aloe Blacc has been in the music industry for years, but this summer marked his rise to the top of the charts with "Wake Me Up!" which was the first single from famed Swedish DJ Avicii. After having the undisputed song of the summer, the dapper soul singer is making the rounds and working on new music—insuring that the success of her first global hit isn't a one-off. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown
  • Logo's "NewNowNext Awards" 2012 - Backstage And Audience

    Ross Mathews

    "Hello Ross!" premiering on E! on September 10 at 10:00 p.m. EST

    While we first came to love Ross Mathews due to his hilarious roundtable appearances on "Chelsea Lately," he's yet to break out on his own. Often relegated to the lesser segments during E!'s seemingly endless stream of red carpets, Mathews will finally get the credit he deserves on "Hello Ross!" which will focus on the intersection of celebrity gossip and pop culture. Who better than the self-proclaimed "super fan" to recap the day's biggest news with a dose of hilarity? 

    Photo: Getty Images / Mark Davis
  • Splendour In The Grass 2013 - Day 3


    Pure Heroine, out September 27 on Universal Music

    At 16-years-old, New Zealand-born Lorde already has two infectious pop hits under her belt, with her singles "Tennis Court" and "Royals" climbing up the charts worldwide. Give it month, and she'll be an electro-pop darling. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Mark Metcalfe
  • UJA-Federation Of New York Music Visionary Of The Year Award Luncheon - Arrivals


    Days Are Gone, out September 27 on Polydor Records

    L.A. based indie rock band Haim, composed of three sisters and a male drummer, have already gained significant press even before the release of their first album. We can already envision how much they will take off now. Expect to hear their new single "The Wire" all over fashion week. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Slaven Vlasic
  • 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts - Day 3

    The Weeknd

    Kiss Land, out September 10 on XO/Republic Records

    There's been plenty of buzz surrounding Canadian recording artist The Weeknd, with MTV VJ John Norris even calling him the "songbird of his generation." But most of the world is unaware of the soulful, genre bending performer, who also counts Drake as one of his good friends and frequent collaborators. This is about to change with the release of Kiss Land, his latest effort, due out on September 10. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison
  • Premiere Of Screen Gems & Constantin Films' "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" - Arrivals

    Ashley Greene

    "CBGB," in select theaters on October 11

    You obviously know Ashley Greene's name thanks to her part in the "Twilight" franchise (which you may have heard of)—but the 26-year-old red carpet has yet to truly take off. Our guess is that will all change with the release of "CBGB," a look at the legendary punk club on New York's Lower East Side. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Mark Davis
  • Variety's Power Of Youth Presented By Hasbro And GenerationOn - Arrivals

    Vanessa Marano

    "The Secret Lives of Dorks," out September 27 in theaters nationwide

    At 20-years-old, Vanessa Marano has had more TV roles than most veteran actors, like recurring roles on "Switched at Birth" and "Dexter." But this fall, she transitions into the film world with "The Secret Lives of Dorks." Think of it as a modern "Freaks and Geeks." Yeah, we can't wait either! 

    Photo: Getty Images / Imeh Akpanudosen
  • Ariel Foxman And The West Coast Editors Of InStyle Host The 12th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree

    Katie Cassidy

    "Arrow," premiering on The CW on October 9 at 8 p.m. EST

    After notable stints on "Gossip Girl," Katie Cassidy became a leading lady on "Arrow." The superhero show is already on its way to cult classic status, and the second season will likely solidify that. Cassidy also has some other exciting announcements along the way—she's launching a fashion blog. If it's anything like her Instagram, which is filled with enviable purchased like Proenza Schouler purses and Valentino shoes, we'd venture to guess that it will be a hit. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Michael Buckner

While we love all things related to summer entertainment—from the big-budget blockbusters to the fluffy, often trashy TV series that quickly become our guilty pleasures—there’s always something exciting about heading back into fall. Apart from an influx of quality television, movies, and music, autumn marks the beginning of the awards season, which often means a slew of exciting new stars.

This year, there will be plenty of buzz surrounding major releases like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” but we’re focusing on some projects that you may not even know about—like “CBGB,” about the legendary punk club, which stars “Twilight” alum Ashley Greene.

And in terms of television, let’s just say we can leave behind “Mistresses” and the endless tream reality TV that helped cool us down over the past few months and look forward to meatier primetime offerings, like Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” and Rebel Wilson‘s “Super Fun Night,” which marks the the comedic actress’ first foray into the competitive world of primetime sitcoms.

On the music front, we all have a lot to look forward to, from fashion’s favorite band HAIM to Natalia Kills‘ brand new album that we venture will catapult her fame to Lady Gaga-like heights.

To see our 16 ones to watch, click through the slideshow above!

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