Famous Singers/Performers who also Have Successful Acting Careers

The line between acting and singing can be crossed easily, especially if we are talking about Broadway. Today we will give you our top choices of singers, who also have successful acting careers.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is an iconic singer with a long career in both music and film. She starred in several TV shows, and popular movies like Second Act, Monster-in-Law, Parker, and more.

Lady Gaga

Mother Monster was famous for starring in the renowned thriller TV show American Horror Story as the Countess. Her only introduction in the film industry, for now, is the role of Ally in the popular drama “A Star is Born.” The main song won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures.

Jared Leto

Thirty Seconds to Mars’s lead singer and songwriter starred in many Hollywood movies recently. He is most famous for Suicide Squad, Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won an Oscar, and Blade Runner 2049. He is continuing to grow his film career even now.

LL Cool J

The famous rapper started acting in the 1990s and successfully manages his singing and acting careers simultaneously. His most famous role on the TV screen is of Sam Hanna in the successful spin-off show NCIS: Los Angeles.

Nick Jonas

We had all heard of this Jonas brother, who became famous when Disney's Camp Rock premiered. Recently h has starred in blockbusters like the Jumanji movies, Midway, and Scream Queens.

Tina Turner

Turner is one of the greatest female rock stars to date. She has over fifty years of experience in the music world, and as an actress, she is known for Tommy, Last Action Hero, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Ice Cube

The famous performer has had a fruitful career in both film and music. He is known for his roles in Friday, Next Friday, Boyz n the Hood, and Ride Along. He also has a few movies coming ut where he dabbles in production as well.


The movie role you probably know him for best is playing Tej in the Fast and Furious franchise. The rapper is also known for Crash, John Henry, Show Doga, and Ride.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is one of the popular singers who got famous for starring in a Disney TV show growing up. Her role as Hannah Montana was only the beginning, and she starred in movies like LOL, The Last Song, and So, Undercover.

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson is very respected in both music and film. She is one of the greatest singers of all time and has plenty of movies under her belt. She is known for her performance in Dreamgirls, Cats, Chi-Raq, Winnie, and Respect.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is considered to be hip hop's first lady, but she also has an excellent acting career. She is known for movies like Chicago, Hairspray, Bringing Down the House, Taxi, and others. You might even recognize her voice as Elle from Ice Age.