Meet Fall TV's Biggest Breakout Stars

by Denny Directo 3:00 PM PDT, September 09, 2014
Playing Meet Fall TV's Biggest Breakout Stars

It's fall TV season which means not only are our favorite shows and TV characters returning but we'll also be introduced to a whole new batch of actors hoping to become the next big breakout star (see: Sofia Vergara circa 2009.) Lucky for you, we have the scoop on the six to watch for this season. 

6. Suraj Sharma, Homeland
Ang Lee chose the 21-year-old out of 3,000 actors to anchor his Oscar-winning film Life of Pi. Sharma's performance was nothing short of spectacular. Now, he is joining the cast of Homeland's fourth season as a medical student who crosses paths with Claire Danes' Carrie Mathison in the Showtime thriller.

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5. Cristela Alonzo, Cristela
Standup comedian Cristela Alonzo is spearheading her own ABC comedy as both the show creator and star. She joins other comedians like George Lopez and the late Bernie Mac to poke fun at cultural stereotypes in a traditional family sitcom format. You'll be hearing the name Cristela plenty come fall!

4. Analeigh Tipton, Manhattan Love Story
You make recognize Analeigh from Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model (she placed third) or her role opposite Steve Carrell and Julianne Moore in Crazy, Stupid, Love. But now the 25-year-old actress is taking the lead in a new ABC romantic comedy.

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3. Alfred Enoch, How To Get Away With Murder
He grew up right before our eyes as a member of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies. This time around he is front and center as Shonda Rhimes' newest leading man in ABC's How To Get Away With Murder. He plays a law student who will do just about anything to impress Professor Annalise Keating (played by Viola Davis).

2. Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Gina Rodriguez is riding strong buzz for The CW family drama about a celibate young women who is accidentally artificially inseminated. If that plot line alone doesn't get your attention, Rodriguez's star-making performance will.

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1. Tyler Ritter, The McCarthys
He's the son of the late, great John Ritter and younger brother of Jason Ritter. He's living up to his family's name in his first major starring role in The McCarthys. In the CBS comedy he plays Ronny, one-sixth of a sports-crazed Irish-Catholic family in Boston who dares to move out on his own. Oh, and he's gay.

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