An actor is a person who pretends to be someone else, for entertainment purposes. Actors, who are sometimes referred to as both actors and actresses, often appear in films, television and theatre. Acting is considered to be a glamorous job. Actors learn scripts and pretend to be another character, in order to tell a story which may or may not have happened. When people pretend to be someone else really well, they can win awards for it. The Oscars is the most famous award show for acting. In 2019, Olivia Colman won a ‘best actress’ award because she pretended to be a Queen from the 17th century and everyone was so impressed with how well she did it.

How do you become an actor?

If you want to become an actor and are still in school, try going into theater. If there are theaters in your community, become involved and audition! Educate yourself through your schooling and learn about the business of contracts. Practice, build up your resume, and if possible, hire an agent. Also work on skills that will help you in your career such as communication, creativity, memorization, and persistence.

Which actor and actress has won the most Academy Awards?

The actress who has won the most Academy Awards is Katharine Hepburn, earning 4 wins and 12 nominations. She has won best actress for the films, Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), and On Golden Pond (1981). The actor who has won the most Academy Awards is Daniel Day-Lewis, earning 3 awards and 6 nominations. He won best actor for the films, My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007), and Lincoln (2012).

What is method acting?

Method acting is a training and rehearsal technique that in which actors create an honest and expressive performance. This technique was developed in the early 1900s by the Russian actor and director, Konstantin Stanislavski. Stanislavski encouraged actors to create a natural performance that gave a contrast to the traditional theatrical and heightened acting style of the time. Actors who have used method acting are Christian Bale, Jane Fonda, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Actors | Actresses Guides
Browse through our curated Actors | Actresses Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Actors | Actresses. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 19, 1983
Adam Driver
188.000
1983.00
444000
3D
Adam Driver
Al Pacino
280000
5’7” | 1.70 m
April 25, 1940
Al Pacino
170.000
1940.00
280000
3D
Al Pacino
6’0” | 1.83 m
November 19, 1959
Allison Janney
183.000
1959.00
152000
3D
Allison Janney
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 4, 1975
Angelina Jolie
170.000
1975.00
646000
3D
Angelina Jolie
5’9” | 1.75 m
December 31, 1937
Anthony Hopkins
175.000
1937.00
141000
3D
Anthony Hopkins
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 10, 1960
Antonio Banderas
175.000
1960.00
152000
3D
Antonio Banderas
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
188.000
1947.00
559000
3D
Arnold Schwarzenegger
5’7” | 1.70 m
May 4, 1929
Audrey Hepburn
170.000
1929.00
378000
3D
Audrey Hepburn
5’6” | 1.68 m
February 23, 1983
Aziz Ansari
168.000
1983.00
77000
3D
Aziz Ansari
6’4” | 1.93 m
August 15, 1972
Ben Affleck
193.000
1972.00
438000
3D
Ben Affleck
Bill Burr
384000
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 10, 1968
Bill Burr
178.000
1968.00
384000
3D
Bill Burr
Brad Pitt
641000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 18, 1963
Brad Pitt
180.000
1963.00
641000
3D
Brad Pitt
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 5, 1975
Bradley Cooper
185.000
1975.00
682000
3D
Bradley Cooper
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 1, 1989
Brie Larson
170.000
1989.00
1390000
3D
Brie Larson
Bruce Lee
381000
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 27, 1940
Bruce Lee
173.000
1940.00
381000
3D
Bruce Lee
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 7, 1956
Bryan Cranston
180.000
1956.00
187000
3D
Bryan Cranston
5’5” | 1.65 m
April 16, 1889
Charlie Chaplin
165.000
1889.00
131000
3D
Charlie Chaplin
5’10” | 1.78 m
August 7, 1975
Charlize Theron
178.000
1975.00
545000
3D
Charlize Theron
6’0” | 1.83 m
June 13, 1981
Chris Evans
183.000
1981.00
638000
3D
Chris Evans
6’3” | 1.91 m
August 11, 1983
Chris Hemsworth
191.000
1983.00
610000
3D
Chris Hemsworth
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 21, 1979
Chris Pratt
188.000
1979.00
784000
3D
Chris Pratt
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 7, 1965
Chris Rock
178.000
1965.00
166000
3D
Chris Rock
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 30, 1974
Christian Bale
183.000
1974.00
235000
3D
Christian Bale
5’10” | 1.78 m
March 10, 1940
Chuck Norris
178.000
1940.00
302000
3D
Chuck Norris
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 1, 1901
Clark Gable
185.000
1901.00
117000
3D
Clark Gable
6’4” | 1.93 m
May 31, 1930
Clint Eastwood
193.000
1930.00
758000
3D
Clint Eastwood
5’1” | 1.55 m
January 8, 1987
Cynthia Erivo
155.000
1987.00
112000
3D
Cynthia Erivo
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 23, 1989
Daniel Radcliffe
165.000
1989.00
282000
3D
Daniel Radcliffe
4’10” | 1.47 m
November 17, 1944
Danny DeVito
147.000
1944.00
350000
3D
Danny DeVito
6’1” | 1.85 m
December 28, 1954
Denzel Washington
185.000
1954.00
259000
3D
Denzel Washington
5’9” | 1.75 m
September 25, 1983
Donald Glover
175.000
1983.00
310000
3D
Donald Glover
6’5” | 1.96 m
May 2, 1972
Dwayne Johnson
196.000
1972.00
630000
3D
Dwayne Johnson
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 3, 1961
Eddie Murphy
175.000
1961.00
342000
3D
Eddie Murphy
5’2” | 1.57 m
February 27, 1932
Elizabeth Taylor
157.000
1932.00
210000
3D
Elizabeth Taylor
5’6” | 1.68 m
November 6, 1988
Emma Stone
168.000
1988.00
565000
3D
Emma Stone
5’5” | 1.65 m
April 15, 1990
Emma Watson
165.000
1990.00
623000
3D
Emma Watson
5’10” | 1.78 m
March 31, 1971
Ewan McGregor
178.000
1971.00
221000
3D
Ewan McGregor
Gal Gadot
1230000
5’10” | 1.78 m
April 30, 1985
Gal Gadot
178.000
1985.00
1230000
3D
Gal Gadot
5’11” | 1.80 m
May 6, 1961
George Clooney
180.000
1961.00
370000
3D
George Clooney
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 4, 1983
Greta Gerwig
175.000
1983.00
84000
3D
Greta Gerwig
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 28, 1978
Gwendoline Christie
191.000
1978.00
237000
3D
Gwendoline Christie
6’1” | 1.85 m
July 13, 1942
Harrison Ford
185.000
1942.00
346000
3D
Harrison Ford
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 12, 1968
Hugh Jackman
188.000
1968.00
482000
3D
Hugh Jackman
Ice Cube
277000
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 15, 1969
Ice Cube
173.000
1969.00
277000
3D
Ice Cube
6’2” | 1.88 m
September 6, 1972
Idris Elba
188.000
1972.00
343000
3D
Idris Elba
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 7, 1954
Jackie Chan
175.000
1954.00
371000
3D
Jackie Chan
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 8, 1931
James Dean
173.000
1931.00
215000
3D
James Dean
5’9” | 1.75 m
December 13, 1967
Jamie Foxx
175.000
1967.00
232000
3D
Jamie Foxx
6’4” | 1.93 m
July 19, 1982
Jared Padalecki
193.000
1982.00
210000
3D
Jared Padalecki
6’4” | 1.93 m
August 1, 1979
Jason Momoa
193.000
1979.00
1020000
3D
Jason Momoa
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 26, 1967
Jason Statham
178.000
1967.00
276000
3D
Jason Statham
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 1, 1969
Javier Bardem
180.000
1969.00
112000
3D
Javier Bardem
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 22, 1952
Jeff Goldblum
193.000
1952.00
258000
3D
Jeff Goldblum
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 15, 1990
Jennifer Lawrence
175.000
1990.00
952000
3D
Jennifer Lawrence
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 24, 1969
Jennifer Lopez
165.000
1969.00
408000
3D
Jennifer Lopez
6’2” | 1.88 m
January 17, 1962
Jim Carrey
188.000
1962.00
351000
3D
Jim Carrey
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 28, 1974
Joaquin Phoenix
173.000
1974.00
893000
3D
Joaquin Phoenix
Joe Pesci
276000
5’4” | 1.63 m
February 9, 1943
Joe Pesci
163.000
1943.00
276000
3D
Joe Pesci
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 20, 1979
John Krasinski
191.000
1979.00
348000
3D
John Krasinski
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 19, 1945
John Lithgow
193.000
1945.00
116000
3D
John Lithgow
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 9, 1963
Johnny Depp
178.000
1963.00
552000
3D
Johnny Depp
5’9” | 1.75 m
October 28, 1967
Julia Roberts
175.000
1967.00
348000
3D
Julia Roberts
6’1” | 1.85 m
September 2, 1964
Keanu Reeves
185.000
1964.00
839000
3D
Keanu Reeves
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 26, 1986
Kit Harington
170.000
1986.00
372000
3D
Kit Harington
Lady Gaga
819000
5’1” | 1.55 m
March 28, 1986
Lady Gaga
155.000
1986.00
819000
3D
Lady Gaga
5’11” | 1.80 m
July 2, 1947
Larry David
180.000
1947.00
138000
3D
Larry David
6’0” | 1.83 m
November 11, 1974
Leonardo DiCaprio
183.000
1974.00
449000
3D
Leonardo DiCaprio
6’4” | 1.93 m
June 7, 1952
Liam Neeson
193.000
1952.00
422000
3D
Liam Neeson
5’11” | 1.80 m
September 21, 1971
Luke Wilson
180.000
1971.00
89000
3D
Luke Wilson
5’6” | 1.68 m
July 2, 1990
Margot Robbie
168.000
1990.00
738000
3D
Margot Robbie
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 5, 1971
Mark Wahlberg
178.000
1971.00
397000
3D
Mark Wahlberg
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 8, 1970
Matt Damon
178.000
1970.00
359000
3D
Matt Damon
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 4, 1981
Meghan Markle
168.000
1981.00
105000
3D
Meghan Markle
5′5″ | 1.65 m
June 28, 1926
Mel Brooks
165.000
1926.00
217000
3D
Mel Brooks
5’10” | 1.78 m
January 3, 1956
Mel Gibson
178.000
1956.00
193000
3D
Mel Gibson
5’6” | 1.68 m
June 22, 1949
Meryl Streep
168.000
1949.00
301000
3D
Meryl Streep
6’0” | 1.83 m
February 9, 1987
Michael B. Jordan
183.000
1987.00
217000
3D
Michael B. Jordan
5’5” | 1.65 m
November 23, 1992
Miley Cyrus
165.000
1992.00
848000
3D
Miley Cyrus
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 1, 1937
Morgan Freeman
188.000
1937.00
435000
3D
Morgan Freeman
5’3” | 1.60 m
June 9, 1981
Natalie Portman
160.000
1981.00
626000
3D
Natalie Portman
6’0” | 1.83 m
October 8, 1980
Nick Cannon
183.000
1980.00
257000
3D
Nick Cannon
5’11” | 1.80 m
June 20, 1967
Nicole Kidman
180.000
1967.00
445000
3D
Nicole Kidman
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 30, 1974
Olivia Colman
170.000
1974.00
15000
3D
Olivia Colman
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 29, 1954
Oprah Winfrey
170.000
1954.00
210000
3D
Oprah Winfrey
6′2″ | 1.88 m
May 6, 1915
Orson Welles
188.000
1915.00
128000
3D
Orson Welles
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 18, 1968
Owen Wilson
178.000
1968.00
160000
3D
Owen Wilson
5’6” | 1.68 m
March 7, 1970
Rachel Weisz
168.000
1970.00
225000
3D
Rachel Weisz
5’7” | 1.70 m
March 28, 1955
Reba McEntire
170.000
1955.00
163000
3D
Reba McEntire
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 25, 1961
Ricky Gervais
173.000
1961.00
119000
3D
Ricky Gervais
5’10” | 1.78 m
August 17, 1943
Robert De Niro
178.000
1943.00
389000
3D
Robert De Niro
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 4, 1965
Robert Downey Jr.
175.000
1965.00
392000
3D
Robert Downey Jr.
6’1” | 1.85 m
May 13, 1986
Robert Pattinson
185.000
1986.00
529000
3D
Robert Pattinson
5’7” | 1.70 m
July 21, 1951
Robin Williams
170.000
1951.00
427000
3D
Robin Williams
5′9″ | 1.75 m
March 1, 1954
Ron Howard
175.000
1954.00
210000
3D
Ron Howard
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 6, 1911
Ronald Reagan
185.000
1911.00
351000
3D
Ronald Reagan
6’0” | 1.83 m
November 12, 1980
Ryan Gosling
183.000
1980.00
270000
3D
Ryan Gosling
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 23, 1976
Ryan Reynolds
188.000
1976.00
558000
3D
Ryan Reynolds
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 21, 1948
Samuel L. Jackson
188.000
1948.00
146000
3D
Samuel L. Jackson
Sandra Oh
136000
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 20, 1971
Sandra Oh
165.000
1971.00
136000
3D
Sandra Oh
5’6” | 1.68 m
April 12, 1994
Saoirse Ronan
168.000
1994.00
251000
3D
Saoirse Ronan
Samuel L. Jackson
Set of illustrations of Samuel L. Jackson in various poses measured with overall height

Samuel L. Jackson is a prominent American film actor. He was born in Washington DC, and grew up as an only child in Tennessee. He was involved in the civil rights movement, and was an usher at the funeral of Martin Luther King. He began his acting career in the 1980s, first appearing on the stage. He became known for his roles on Goodfellas, Jurassic Park, Jungle Fever, and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including the now cult film, Pulp Fiction. In the year 2000, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Samuel L. Jackson is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Samuel L. Jackson is a prominent American film actor. He began his acting career in the 1980s, first appearing on the stage. He became known for his roles on Goodfellas, Jurassic Park, Jungle Fever, and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino, including the now cult film, Pulp Fiction.

Samuel L. Jackson is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Samuel L. Jackson
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: United States
Years Active: 1972–Present

Given Name
Samuel Leroy Jackson
Birthday
December 21, 1948

Drawings include:
Samuel L. Jackson front (formal), side (formal), walking (side)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Jackie Chan
Collection of drawings of Jackie Chan measured with overall height

Jackie Chan is a famous martial arts expert, stuntman and actor. He first appeared on screen as a child actor, and later in starring roles in the 1970s Hong Kong film industry. He worked as Bruce Lee’s stuntman. His international career was launched in the 1980s, and he became known for his comedy stunt work, appearing in successful blockbusters such as Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2. He is known for his skilled fighting style, use of improvisation, and innovative action scenes. He is also an operatically trained vocalist and has released albums in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.

Jackie Chan is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Jackie Chan is a famous martial arts expert, stuntman and actor. He first appeared on screen as a child actor, and later in starring roles in the 1970s Hong Kong film industry. He is known for his skilled fighting style, use of improvisation, and innovative action scenes.

Jackie Chan is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Jackie Chan
Height:
5’9” | 1.75 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: China (Hong Kong)
Years Active: 1962–Present

Given Name
Chan Kong-sang
Birthday
April 7, 1954

Drawings include:
Jackie Chan front, fight stance, posing

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is an Irish actress who is widely considered as one of the most talented of her generation. Her appearance in the 2007 film Atonement as the young Briony Tallis—alongside Kiera Knightley and James McAvoy—is considered her breakout performance. She has gone on to appear in several high-grossing films, including Brooklyn (2015), On Chesil Beach (2017), Mary Queen of Scots (2018) and LadyBird (2017). She received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Jo March in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Little Women. Saoirse has both American and Irish citizenship and regularly speaks out on Irish political issues.

Saoirse Ronan has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Saoirse Ronan with height measurements
Saoirse Ronan is an Irish actress who is widely considered as one of the most talented of her generation. Her appearance in the 2007 film Atonement as the young Briony Tallis—alongside Kiera Knightley and James McAvoy—is considered her breakout performance.

Saoirse Ronan has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Saoirse Ronan with height measurements
Saoirse Ronan
Height:
5’6” | 1.68 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2003–Present

Given Name
Saoirse Una Ronan
Birthday
April 12, 1994

Drawings include:
Saoirse Ronan elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Nick Cannon
Drawings of Nick Cannon in a range of positions labeled with overall height

Nick Cannon was born in San Diego, California in 1980. Nick Cannon entered the entertainment industry as a musician, releasing a rap mixtape and later starting his own record label. He is now known for being a television and media personality. He co-created, produced and hosted the hit MTV sketch show Wild 'N Out-its fifth season premiered on MTV2 to the highest ever number of ratings on the channel. He was also the host of America’s Got Talent for six seasons. He is now the Chairman of TeenNick, the teenage branch of the entertainment channel Nickelodeon. He has two children with ex-wife Mariah Carey, and a son with current partner Brittany Bell.

Nick Cannon has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Nick Cannon was born in San Diego, California in 1980. Nick Cannon entered the entertainment industry as a musician, and is now known for being a television and media personality. Cannon was also the host of America’s Got Talent for six seasons and is now the Chairman of TeenNick.

Nick Cannon has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Nick Cannon
Height:
6’0” | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
1998–present
Given Name
Birthday
October 8, 1980

Drawings include:
Nick Cannon front (posing), front (formal), side (walking, casual)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston is an American actor. Born in Los Angeles in 1956, Cranston began acting in the 1990s, and is known for his recurring roles on hit shows Seinfeld (1994–1997) and Malcom in the Middle (2000-2006). He took on the role of Walter White in the show Breaking Bad, which has become one of the most popular television series of all time. He won four Primetime Emmys for his performance (in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014). Bryan Cranston is also a prolific stage actor and recently won both a Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award for his role of television anchor Howard Beale in the play Network.

Bryan Cranston has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Bryan Cranston with overall height
Bryan Cranston is an American actor. Born in Los Angeles in 1956, Cranston began acting in the 1990s, and is known for his recurring roles on hit shows Seinfeld (1994–1997) and Malcom in the Middle (2000-2006). He took on the role of Walter White in the famed TV show Breaking Bad.

Bryan Cranston has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Bryan Cranston with overall height
Bryan Cranston
Height:
5’11” | 1.80 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1980–Present

Given Name
Bryan Lee Cranston
Birthday
March 7, 1956

Drawings include:
Bryan Cranston elevations (assorted)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

Right Click and 'Save As' to Download

3D Downloads

Related Pop Culture Collections
Pop Culture