11 Influencers Turned Actors in Movies and TV Shows

11 Influencers Turned Actors in Movies and TV Shows

Influencers are known for their presence on social media, but a handful of online personalities have also made the transition onto the big and small screens.

Although Hollywood can be a difficult industry to break into, some of those who have grown large followings online have found their own way in. Decades ago, a typical “famous” person was someone whom audiences saw in movies, TV shows and on red carpets. But the rise of social media has changed what it means to be a celebrity, making way for influencers.

Some A-list stars have expressed their concerns over social media throughout the years, including Ana de Armas and Jennifer Aniston. The Blonde actress said earlier in 2023 that social media has ruined the “concept of a movie star” for new generations because “that mystery is gone.”

The Friends star has previously shared a similar perspective. During a 2022 interview with Allure magazine, she responded to a comment about the “mass-fame phenomenon,” saying, “I feel like it’s dying. There are no more movie stars. There’s no more glamour. Even the Oscar parties used to be so fun.”

Although some influencers, such as Addison Rae, Liza Koshy and King Bach, found fame on social media apps such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Vine, several content creators are working to branch out and find their spot in Hollywood, alongside industry veterans who have years if not decades of experience.

A list of influencers who have made their into acting in movies and on television follows.