Social media stars are taking over Hollywood! Addison Rae and Charli D’Amelio are among the biggest TikTok breakout stars since the video-sharing app became popular in late 2019. They’ve racked up brand deals, reality shows, podcasts and even acting roles, but they’re not the only ones. Some of their friends and collaborators have also made major careers for themselves in the acting world because of the app.
Although it’s not exactly an acting gig, the Sway House boys — Bryce Hall, Josh Richards, Noah Beck, Blake Gray, Griffin Johnson and Kio Cyr — officially have their own reality show titled Sway Life. Called “a new and exciting docuseries,” the social media series will air on IGTV and Facebook Watch, and give fans an inside look at what the boys called, “The Sway way, baby.”
“Welcome To Sway Life,” the premiere episode’s caption reads. “The Sway Boys are looking for love.”
Following it’s premiere, both Josh and Griffin appeared on the “Victory the Podcast” and seemed to tease that the next step in their career has to do with conquering the acting world. “That’s what we’re working on,” Griffin said when asked if the boys wanted to be a movie star. Big things are in the works for these TikTok boys!
Similarly fellow internet stars Chase Hudson and Jaden Hossler (who appear to have set aside their past differences) made their acting debut in the Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun-directed short film Downfalls High, which premiered in January 2021.
“Congrats on the movie bud, u killed it,” Jaden tweeted at Chase, following the film’s premiere. The Hype House member responded, writing, “Thanks Jaden, my favorite part was when I punched you in the face … Nah [for real] tho lol thank u Jaden, I really appreciate it we’ve known each other for so long so to do a movie together was a f–king thrill.”
Called the “first of its kind musical film experience” by both MGK and Mod Sun on social media, Chase starred as Fenix James who’s navigating high school as an outcast while falling in love with Scarlett (played by Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney). The entire 49-minute video is set to the music from MGK’s Tickets to My Downfall album.
Aside from Chase and Jaden, who honed in on their acting skills for this particular project, other internet stars have also broken out of the TikTok mold to further their careers. Scroll through our gallery to uncover all the TikTok influencers who have started acting careers.
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