When most of us think of successful actors, we think of men and women who feature on the big screen and especially of those who make regular appearances in blockbusters. But that's just not fair.
Plenty of talented actors have chosen to focus on the little screen instead. And they haven't made a mistake. Indeed, they're just as famous and successful as Hollywood A-listers.
That makes sense, though. After all, most of us spend the majority of our time binge-watching TV shows, not movies.
Nowadays, TV shows are just as enthralling and entertaining as films. Furthermore, they last longer which means that we end up growing attached to certain characters.
When asked to choose between finishing the latest season of our favorite TV series and watching the latest movie, most of us will probably go with the former.
The premise of this quiz? Choose your favorite TV actors and we'll reveal everyone's monthly tarot reading!
Neil Patrick Harris?
Neil Patrick Harris is a man of many, many talents. According to Wikipedia, he is not only an actor and a comedian but also a producer, writer, singer, and magician! That being said, most of us associate him with his work on the little screen and in particular with his roles on How I Met Your Mother, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Doogie Howser, M.D.
The role of Aria Montgomery on Freeform's teen drama mystery TV series Pretty Little Liars (on air between 2010 and 2017) is the role that brought Lucy Hale widespread recognition. According to Wikipedia, her latest project is The CW musical comedy drama series Katy Keene (which will apparently air next year, in 2020).
If you take a look at John Krasinski's filmography you're bound to come across films such as A Quiet Place, Big Miracle, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Something Borrowed, and The Hollars. Nonetheless, most of us will forever link him to his role as Jim Halpert on NBC's famous sitcom The Office (Wikipedia).
According to Wikipedia, Norman Reedus is famous for portraying Daryl Dixon on a popular AMC thriller series that first aired in 2010 (and is still ongoing). Apart from that he has also starred in a few movies. Furthermore, he is also known for having modeled for various designers. For example, in the 90s he modeled for Prada.
Le'ts be honest: most of us will always associate Courteney Cox with the role that made her famous. The role we're referring to is that of Monica Geller on the iconic TV series Friends, of course. However, unlike some of her co-stars, Cox has refused to slip into obscurity. Indeed, her filmography is full of exciting projects (some of which she also helped direct according to Wikipedia).
When most of us see Patrick Dempsey we can't help but think of his role in the popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy. As fans of the show should have no difficulty recalling, Dempsey played the role of Derek Shepherd on the show, a talented neurosurgeon who passed away at the end of season 11 (Wikipedia).
Between 1991 and 1995 Mayim Bialik portrayed the titular character on NBC's sitcom Blossom. Later (between 2010 and 2019 to be exact) she was cast as Amy Farrah Fowler, a neurobiologist and Sheldon Cooper's wife on CBS's sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Fun fact: According to Wikipedia, Bialik has a Ph.D. in neuroscience. That's pretty impressive, right?
Over the course of her professional life as an actress, Alison Brie has been cast in countless successful TV shows. These include Mad Men (she played the role of Trudy Campbell), Community (she was cast as Annie Edison), and most recently, GLOW (she portrays Ruth Wilder). Some might also recognize her as the voice behind Diane Nguyen on BoJack Horseman (Wikipedia).
Amy Poehler is a multi-talented woman. Nonetheless, she is perhaps best known for her comedic work. To be more specific, she is most commonly linked to her role as Leslie Knope on NBC's Parks and Recreation. However, she is also known as a former member of NBC's Saturday Night Live (she appeared on it between 2011 and 2008 according to Wikipedia).
According to Wikipedia, Danny DeVito first came to prominence in the late 70s when he bagged the role of Louie De Palma on ABC's sitcom Taxi. At the moment he plays the role of Frank Reynolds on the FX (later FXX) sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which premiered more than a decade ago, back in 2005).
Wentworth Miller achieved recognition for his role as Michael J Scofield on Fox's popular drama series that was originally on air between 2005 and 2009 (and that focused on a man with an elaborate plan to get his brother out of jail). In 2014 Miller landed a recurring role on The CW's superhero series The Flash and later became a series regular on its spin-off Legends of Tomorrow (Wikipedia).
While over the years Penn Badgley has starred in quite a few movies (including Easy A, Greetings from Tim Buckley, and Margin Call), he is nonetheless best known for his work on TV. For example, you might recognize him as Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl and as Joe Goldberg from Netflix's You (Wikipedia).
According to Wikipedia, Nina Dobrev's first acting role was that of Mia Jones in the teen drama TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Later she was cast as Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on the supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries. Earlier this year she played Clem on CBS's sitcom Fam (which was canceled after just one season).
Over the years, Krysten Ritter has been featured in quite a few TV shows. Indeed, you might have glimpsed her on Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, The Blacklist, and Gilmore Girls. Besides that she is also known for portraying the title character on the Marvel show Jessica Jones, a role she reprized in the miniseries The Defenders (Wikipedia).
The period drama TV series Mad Men (on air between 2007 and 2015) was the show that turned Jon Hamm into the star that he is today. As some might be well able to recall, he played the role of Don Draper, the show's protagonist and creative director of Sterling Cooper ad agency (Wikipedia).
Melissa McCarthy began acting in the late 90s. According to Wikipedia, she first came to prominence for her role as Sookie St. James on the cult TV series Gilmore Girls, season one of which came out in 2000 (and which concluded in 2007). Between 2007 and 2009 she starred as Dena on ABC's Samantha Who and between 2010 and 2016 she portrayed Molly Flynn on CBS's sitcom Mike & Molly (Wikipedia).
If you loved the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (on air from 2007 to 2019) then you'll probably want to go with the first answer (i.e., "Pick"). After all, Jim Parsons, who played the nerdy theoretical physicist employed atThe California Institute of Technology, was the star of this show (Wikipedia)!
Sophie Turner made her professional debut less than a decade ago, in 2011, when she was cast as a young noblewoman named Sansa Stark in the famous fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones. Obviously Turner is not planning on sticking solely to projects on the little screen. According to Wikipedia, in 2013 Turner made her feature film debut in the drama Another Me and in 2016 she bagged the role of Jean Grey or Phoenix in the X-Men movie series (Wikipedia).
KJ Apa's filmography is pretty sparse but that makes sense seeing how he only began acting just over five years ago, in 2013. Nowadays he stars as Archie Andrews in the teen drama TV series Riverdale. Prior to that he portrayed Kane Jenkins on the primetime soap opera Shortland Street (Wikipedia).
Ian Somerhalder made his acting debut more than two decades ago, all the way back in 1997 when he was featured in the crime comedy drama film The Big Easy. Today he is known for starring in the TV show Lost (in which he played the role of Boone Carlyle) and the supernatural teen drama series The Vampire Diaries (in which he portrayed the immortal Damon Salvatore according to Wikipedia).
28 Days Later, Intermission, Cold Mountain, Breakfast on Pluto, and Red Eye are just some of the movies that can be found under Cillian Murphy's filmography. However, while Murphy has been featured in countless films, most of us can't help but link him to his role of Thomas Shelby on the gangster show Peaky Blinders (Wikipedia).
Between 2004 and 2012 the talented actor Hugh Laurie played the titular character on the popular medical drama TV series House. It was for this role that he was awarded two Golden Globe Awards. Moreover, according to Wikipedia, it was thanks to this role that he was listed as the most watched leading man on TV in Guinness World Records in 2011.
Christina Hendricks came to prominence after she was cast as Joan Holloway on AMC's period drama TV show Mad Men. Prior to that she had been featured on Beggars and Choosers as well as Kevin Hill. Nowadays, she's busy playing the role of Beth Boland on NBC's crime comedy drama series Good Girls (Wikipedia).
Throughout the years Elisabeth Moss has been awarded two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her work on the little screen. As such, it comes as no surprise that she has recently been named the "Queen of Peak TV" by Vulture. Most notably Moss portrays June on the dystopian series The Handmaid's Tale (Wikipedia).
Between 2005 and 2012 Andy Samberg was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which is when he and his group members popularized the SNL Digital Shorts. Today, most of us associate him with his role as Jake Peralta on Fox's popular police sitcom Brooklyn-Nine-Nine (for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 2014 according to Wikipedia).
Sarah Jessica Parker?
According to Wikipedia, Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on a popular HBO TV series that was on air from 1998 to 2004. It was for this role that she won countless awards, including four Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
One look at Kiefer Sutherland's biography and it becomes obvious that he is one talented man. Not only is he an actor (as well as a voice actor) but he's also a director, producer, and singer-songwriter! Most of us know him best as Jack Bauer, a character he portrays on Fox's action drama TV series 24 (Wikipedia).
Like so many other actors on this quiz, Misha Collins also began acting in the late 90s. Nonetheless, he did not gain recognition until the late 2000s (and to be more exact until 2008) which is when he bagged the role of angel Castiel on the dark fantasy TV series Supernatural (Wikipedia).
Kiernan Shipka first rose to prominence in 2007 which is when she landed the role of Sally Draper on AMC's period drama series Mad Men. After the famous show ended she was cast as B. D. Hyman in the anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan. Today, she plays Sabrina Spellman on a famous Netflix series (Wikipedia).
Malcolm in the Middle, Seinfield, and Breaking Bad are just some of the TV shows that you might have seen Bryan Cranston in over the years. He received four Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in Breaking Bad (he portrayed the protagonist Walter White). That comes as no surprise though seeing how his performance on the series is regarded as one of the best in the entire history of TV (Wikipedia).
Finn Wolfhard made his acting debut in 2013, in the short film Aftermath. Today he is best known for his role as Mike Wheeler in the science fiction thriller web TV series Stranger Things. In addition to acting, Wolfhard also sings and plays guitar (according to Wikipedia, he's the lead vocalist for the indie rock band Calpurnia).
If you've watched Parks and Recreation (a satire TV sitcom on air from 2009 to 2015) then you obviously know that Aziz Ansari portrayed Tom Haverford on the show. After the popular series came to an end, Ansari created and starred in his own series titled Master of None (which is still ongoing according to Wikipedia).
Ellen Pompeo is one of the highest paid TV actors out there. She stars as the surgical doctor Meredith Grey on the medical drama TV show Grey's Anatomy. Prior to landing the role that was to make her famous worldwide, Pompeo was featured in Friends, Strong Medicine, and Law & Order (Wikipedia).
Michael C. Hall?
Michael C. Hall is without a doubt best known for starring in the crime drama mystery TV series Dexter. If you're a fan of the show then you probably know that Hall was cast as the titular character. However, some might also recognize him from the drama show Six Feet Under (in which he starred as David Fisher according to Wikipedia).
It was in the late 80s that Sandra Oh decided to give acting a shot. Nonetheless, it wasn't until 2005, which is when she bagged the role of Cristina Yang on the medical drama show Grey's Anatomy, that she gained worldwide fame. Nowadays she is known for portraying Eve Polastri on a popular mystery drama show (which, according to Wikipedia, premiered last year, in 2018).