From now through January, we're counting down the actors, musicians, visual artists, comedians, and more that we're most excited about for the New Year. We'll be publishing one story a business day, so check back in daily for our Faces of 2017.
For Denée Benton, playing Natasha in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 is the latest step in an impressive post-college whirlwind.
Jovan Adepo is off to a pretty good start. Born in Oxfordshire, England to an American father and English mother, the actor's first television role was as Michael Murphy in the second season of The Leftovers.
When Maggie Rogers arrived at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for welcome week, a professor promptly dubbed her "the banjo girl."
A week ago today, Netflix dropped the first eight episodes of The OA, the new sci-fi mystery series from actor-writer Brit Marling and her frequent collaborator, writer-director Zal Batmanglij. Among the show's breakout stars is Irish actor Patrick "Paddy" Gibson.
Since the age of 10—when he became the youngest person admitted to Juilliard—violinist Damien Escobar has been defying the odds.
"I had someone gag when they looked at the placenta," says Zoë Buckman when we meet in her downtown Manhattan studio. It's the week following the presidential election, and the 31-year-old artist's work, and this reaction, feel unsettlingly relevant.
Dan Herschlein's art appears to fall within the horror genre—the psychological kind that slinks in the shadows rather than scares you out of your seat.
Nancy Borowick's mother Laurel and father Howie were both diagnosed with stage-four cancer when she was in her twenties. As a nearly involuntary response, she took out her camera.
Callie Hernandez was in her early 20s when she decided to pursue acting full-time, and though she might describe herself as "late to the game," it didn't take long for her to catch up.
Millie Bobby Brown was the first subject we cast for our "Faces of 2017" portfolio. When we photographed her on the first day of September at the Hudson Hotel in New York, we only had an inkling of the star she would become.
During her comedy shows, Katherine Ryan will sometimes bring up zeitgeist-y celebrities. She has, for example, a particularly amusing bit about U.K. TV personality Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, formerly Cheryl Cole.
"Whatever the hell is going on right now—this whole TV thing," explains actor, producer, and writer Michaela Coel, "wasn't in my plan."