12 Underrated Actors with Shocking Stories to Tell



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How do we define an “underrated” actor or actress? Typically, it’s a character actor who’s appeared in dozens if not hundreds of movies and TV shows without quite reaching the upper echelon of stardom. That’s no knock on these performers’ talents. In fact, they’ve often proven their abilities to carry films with leading roles in independent movies, or they’ve won major awards. 

Just like any sampling of the population, performers from this subcategory come from all walks of life, and have all kinds of backstories. Some have famous relatives. Others have shocking medical histories. Still others might have hidden passions or talents. These biographical details might not affect their work on camera, but they’re interesting all the same. Here are 12 underrated actors from the 1990s and 2000s with shocking stories to tell.