Celebrities are categorized generally as A-list celebrities and B-list celebrities. These celebrities are categorized based upon their performance in box office hits as well as their demand within the entertainment industry. In this article, we talk about the 22 most famous Top B-list celebrities of 2021 such as Chadwick Boseman, Alexandra Daddario, Ansel Elgort, Jenna Fischer and more suprising names . Some of these celebrities are well on their way to make it to the A-list. Let us know if you guys think that these B-list celebrities have already made baby steps into the elite list of A-list celebrities.
Difference between A-list celebrities and B-list celebrities
A-list actors are those whose names are still so relevant and famous and still making box office hits that they do not need to audition for parts and often have parts expressly written for them. In order to remain on the A-list, an actor must take mostly starring roles, do well at the box office, get good press, and remain relevant to current audiences. In general A-list celebrities are those whom you recognize easily as they have starred in many movies and played the main role
B-listers are those who have not had recent hits but are still very well-known and have fans and followings. They often include teen idols and people who used to play starring roles but now play supporting roles due to age or lack of relevancy. In general B list, celebrities are celebrities whom you recognize but wonder what happened to them and when they’re going to do something new? Read through to see our countdown on the top B-list celebrities.
22. Gwendoline Christie ( #22 )
She has featured in many blockbuster movies and TV series. Some of them are Game of Thrones (TV Series), The Darkest Minds, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
21. James McAvoy ( #21 )
Scottish actor James McAvoy is one of the most promising upcoming B-list celebrities of 2021. He take the #21 spot in our top list of B-list celebrities of 2021.
20. Gerard Butler ( #20 )
Gerard James Butler born in Paisley, Scotland gained much prominence in 2007when he starred as Spartan “King Leonidas” in the Warner Bros. production 300. Buttler takes the #20 spot in our list of B-list celebrities. He is actually one of the celebrities on the brink of making into the A-list
He has also appeared in many famous movies such as Reign of Fire (2002) as “Creedy” and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) as “Terry Sheridan”, alongside Angelina Jolie.
19. Karl Urban ( #19 )
Karl Urban from New Zealand came into the spotlight for his roles as Éomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in Star Trek.
18. Aiden Gillen ( #18)
Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk (1999), John Boy in the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate (2010), and Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire (2002).
In 2011, Gillen began playing Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), for which he received his second Irish Film & Television Award nomination.
In 2015 he starred in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) the second film in the Maze Runner trilogy.
17. Jason Momoa ( #17 )
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa (born August 1, 1979) is an American actor. He made his acting debut as Jason Ioane on the syndicated action drama series Baywatch: Hawaii (1999–2001), which was followed by him portraying Ronon Dex on the Syfy science fiction series Stargate Atlantis (2005–2009), Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2012)
16. Emilia Clarke ( #16 B list celebrity)
Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She studied at the Drama Centre London, appearing in a number of stage productions. Her television debut was a guest appearance in an episode of the BBC One medical soap opera Doctors in 2009.
In 2010, after graduating from the Drama Centre London, Emilia got her first film role in the television movie Triassic Attack (2010). In 2011, her breakthrough role came in when she replaced fellow newcomer Tamzin Merchant on Game of Thrones (2011) after the filming of the original pilot episode. From March to April 2013, she played Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. She played Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015), opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke. She played the lead role of Louisa Clark in the romantic comedy blockbuster Me Before You (2016) and went on to star in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) as Qi’ra.
15. Taron Egerton ( #15 Top B-List celebrities )
Taron Egerton (/ˈɛdʒərtən/) is a Welsh actor and singer. He is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Born in Birkenhead, England, Egerton began acting at age 15 and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2012.
He gained recognition for starring as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017). He has also starred in several biographical films, portraying military officer Edward Brittain in the drama Testament of Youth (2014), a psychopath in the crime thriller Legend (2015), the titular ski-jumper in the sports film Eddie the Eagle (2016), and singer Elton John in the musical Rocketman (2019), the latter of which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
14. Jensen Ackles ( #14 Top B-List celebrities )
Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister
Jensen came to fame through the TV series Supernatural.
13. Millie Bobby Brown ( #13 Top B-List celebrities )
Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and producer. At the age of twelve, she gained notability for her role as Eleven in the first season of Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things (2016–present), which was renewed for three seasons.
She received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2016. She starred in and produced the mystery film Enola Holmes (2020), and starred in the monster film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). In 2018, Brown was featured in the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. That year she was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the youngest person selected for this position.
12. Djimon Hounsou ( #12 Top B-List celebrities )
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in west Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was thirteen. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000)
11. Madelaine Petsch ( #11 Top B-List celebrities )
The beautiful Madelaine Petsch was born on August 18, 1994 in Port Orchard, Washington, USA as Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch. She is an actress, known for Riverdale (2017), F*&% the Prom (2017) and Clare at 16.
10. Adam Driver ( #10 B-List celebrities )
Adam Douglas Driver (born November 19, 1983) is an American actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, as well as nominations for a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.
Driver made his Broadway debut in Mrs. Warren’s Profession (2010) and subsequently appeared in Man and Boy (2011). He rose to prominence with a supporting role in the HBO comedy-drama series Girls (2012–2017), for which he received three consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations. Driver began his film career in supporting roles in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012), Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha (2012), the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Martin Scorsese’s Silence (2016). He won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his lead role in the drama Hungry Hearts (2014) and starred as a poet in Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson (2016).
Driver gained wider recognition for playing Kylo Ren / Ben Solo in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019). In 2019, he returned to theater with Burn This, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He garnered consecutive Academy Awards nominations; Best Supporting Actor for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman (2018), and Best Actor for Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story (2019)
9. Wentworth Miller ( #9 B-List celebrities )
Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film. He came to fame through the popular tv series Prison Break
8. Josh Dallas ( #8 B-List celebrities )
Joshua Paul Dallas(born December 18, 1978)is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Prince Charming/David Nolan in the ABC television series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018) and Fandral in the Marvel Comics film adaptation Thor (2011). Since 2018, he has starred in the NBC drama series Manifest.
Josh became famous through the ongoing television series Manifest. This has helped him gain the #8 spot in the Top B-list celebrities of 2021
7. Michael Sheen ( #7 B-List celebrities )
Even though he had burned up the London stage for nearly a decade–and appeared in several films–Michael Sheen was not really “discovered” by American audiences until his critically-acclaimed turn as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1999 Broadway revival of “Amadeus”.
6. Jenna Fischer ( #6 B-List celebrities )
Regina Marie “Jenna” Fischer (born March 7, 1974) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Pam Beesly on the NBC sitcom The Office. she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007. Jenna Fischer gained much fame through the NBC sitcom The Office. She is still considered to be one of the top B-list celebrities.
Fischer has also appeared in films as Blades of Glory (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), The Promotion (2008), Hall Pass (2011), and The Giant Mechanical Man (2012), a film directed by her husband, Lee Kirk. She also appeared as Rhonda McNeil in the NBC’s comedy-drama series You, Me and the Apocalypse. Fischer also starred in the ABC sitcom Splitting Up Together (2018–2019).
5. Walton Goggins (#5 B list celebrity almost on the A-list of celebrities )
Walton Sanders Goggins Jr. (born November 10, 1971) is an American actor. He is an actor of considerable versatility and acclaim who has delivered provocative performances in a multitude of feature films and television series. He is definitely one of the top B-list celebrities of 2021. Walton is well on his way to make it to the A-list as he is blazing through the B list of celebrities.
Goggins is well recognized and known for his role as Shane Vendrell in The Shield (2002–2008), Venus Van Dam in Sons of Anarchy, Boyd Crowder in Justified (2010–2015), Clay Hawkins in Lincoln (2012), Billy Crash in Django Unchained (2012), Chris Mannix in The Hateful Eight (2015), Lee Russell in Vice Principals (2016–2017), Lawrence in Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), Mathias Vogel in Tomb Raider (2018), and Sonny Burch in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). Walton Goggins won a Critics’ Choice Award for his performance in the HBO comedy series “Vice Principals” and landed an Emmy nomination for his role of ‘Boyd Crowder’ on FX’s “Justified,” among numerous accolades.
4. Kit Harington ( #4 B-List celebrities )
Christopher Catesby Harington (born 26 December 1986), known professionally as Kit Harington, is an English actor and producer. Harington studied at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He made his professional acting debut with the lead role of Albert Narracott in the critically acclaimed West End play War Horse at the National Theatre.
Harington rose to prominence for his breakthrough role as Jon Snow in the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), which brought him international recognition and several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2019 and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.
3. Ansel Elgort (#3)
Ansel Elgort is an American actor, known for playing Augustus Waters in the romance The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and the title character in the action thriller Baby Driver (2017). He was born in New York City to photographer Arthur Elgort and opera director Grethe Holby. His father is of Russian-Jewish heritage, while his mother has Norwegian and British Isles ancestry.
2. Alexandra Daddario ( #2 B List celebrities )
The beautiful Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, her sister is actor Catharine Daddario, and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of Connecticut. She has Italian, Irish, Hungarian/Slovak ancestry. She wanted to be an actress when she was young. Her first job came at age 16, when she got the role of “Laurie Lewis” on All My Children (1970). Alex co-starred, with Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson, in the role of Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson movies, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), which were based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling teen books. At the end of 2012, Alex starred in the music video, Imagine Dragons’s “Radioactive”.
Alexandra became more known in the 2010s, as she starred as Blake Gaines in earthquake film San Andreas (2015), alongside Dwayne Johnson, and in the films Hall Pass (2011), Texas Chainsaw (2013), and Baywatch (2017). She has appeared on many TV series, including White Collar (2009), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), and American Horror Story (2011): Hotel. In 2014, Daddario gained attention for her role on the first season of the HBO series, True Detective (2014).
1. Chadwick Boseman ( #1 B List celebrities )
Boseman is most popularly known for his portrayal of T’Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2016 to 2019. He became famous through the role he played as The Black Panther.
After studying directing at Howard University, he became prominent in theater, winning a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO, and being nominated for a Jeff Award as a playwright for Deep Azure. Transitioning to the screen, he landed his first major role as a series regular on person Unknown in 2010, and his breakthrough performance came in 2013 as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42.