Over the last few years, the popularity of TikTok has remained unmatched by any other social media platform. The unique aspect of TikTok is the different experiences shared by each individual through the medium of video, which the current generation enjoys. Media platforms and big studios are partnering with the app to endorse their brands and celebrities. The creators on the social media platform show off their talent through timed videos that Hollywood notices. As these TikTokers have an insane following on the app, studios want to produce films to increase their revenue from a guaranteed viewership.
Started as dancers and comedy sketch artists, these TikTokers have taken over Hollywood with their talent on the app and in the real world. As TikTok continues growing, let’s take a look at the top TikTokers who have been a part of Hollywood projects and movies in the last few years.
8: Addison Rae
Addison Rae is one of the most popular TikTokers on the platform, with over 83.5 million followers. Mark Waters, best known for directing comedy hits like Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, and Just Like Heaven cast TikToker Addison Rae for his 2021 comedy He’s All That, a reboot of 1999’s She’s All That. The film features Rae as an influencer who has plans to transform one of the less popular boys in school into a prom king by the end of the year. After the movie was released in August 2021, it held the number 01 spot on Netflix in 78 countries, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter.
7: Maddie Ziegler
While Maddie Ziegler hasn’t originated from TikTok, the talented dancer and actress found significant success through her dance videos and skits on the mainstream media. Ziegler, who was mostly known for starring in music videos by Sia such as Chandelier and Elastic Heart, has decided to become a full-time actress. She has a supporting role in Steven Speilberg’s upcoming classic West Side Story, which is supposed to be one of the best movies of 2021.
6: Charli D’Amelio
Charli D’Amelio remains astonished that dancing on a social media platform such as TikTok has gained her 123.5 million followers and a ticket to Hollywood. The 17-year old TikToker has been a part of two projects since 2019. The TikTok star and her family is starring in The D’Amelio Show, which is releasing in 2021. Her notable movie includes StarDog And TurboCat, which saw D’Amelio lending her voice and starring alongside Luke Evans.
5: JoJo Siwa
JoJo Siwa has become an internet sensation over the years, and the 18-year old is just getting started. With over 36.8 million followers, she is one of the most influential celebrities on TikTok, as noted by Out. Her viral TikTok videos have landed her multiple movie roles, including The Angry Birds 2, Blurt, and her 2021 flick is called The J Team, which was released in September 2021, which follows the star being kicked out of her dance as she learns to find herself.
4: Kristen Hancher
Kristen Hancher had the most controversial relationship with TikTok when the star was banned in January 2021 for promoting her OnlyFans account. The 22-year old Canadian actress is best known for starring in various projects, from TV shows such as Mishaps and Mani to movie projects such as Sitting In The 80s. The TikTok star grew her following on social media and also amassed an increasing demand on other platforms such as Instagram and YouTube.
3: Cameron Dallas
After rising to prominence on YouTube and Vine, Cameron Dallas found his passion in TikTok and amassed 17.7 million fans on the application, as reported by Social Tracker. The 27-year old actor has been a part of three big projects, The Outfitted, Expelled, and Neighbors 2, which Seth Rogen and Zac Efron made. The film was a commercial success and put the star in the spotlight in his supporting role. Dallas also has a Netflix show called Chasing Cameron, which takes people behind the scenes of his career.
2: Loren Gray
Loren Gray became an independent artist in 2021 and immediately earned a record deal with Virgin Records to grow her music career. As one of the most popular stars on TikTok, Gray was also nominated for several categories during the Awards Season. A truly talented singer, Gray got the opportunity in Hollywood when she voiced Twitchy in the family-adventure animated movie 100% Wolf.
1: Zach King
The fifth-most followed person on TikTok, Zach King, has gained consistent popularity on the social media platform over the years with 58.2 million followers, as reported by UPI. His career started with YouTube and Vine before landing bigger success on TikTok. The 31-year old has the best movies in his filmography, including Zootropolis, Indiana Bones, and The Matchbreaker.
While the trend of including TikTok stars in Hollywood has only begun emerging, this move has already helped studios gain viewership. As the social media platform TikTok continues to increase its collaborations with upcoming stars, big-time studios are bound to take notice. It won’t be long before the best TikTokers are starring in various roles in Hollywood hits.