Magnetic, energizing, award worthy. When it comes to the “it” factor, that undefinable quality that draws in audiences, this group of studied actors has it in droves. From the silver screen to the small screen, on- or off-Broadway, and even when dipping behind the camera, these thespians possess a desire to constantly challenge themselves and tell stories that matter. Some are known for their humility, a prized trait in a jaded industry, while others have a desire to carve their own path, choosing roles of depth and merit where other colleagues may look for the box office boom.
In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we look back at the celebrated actors who have more than played their part.