30 Hollywood Stars on Instagram
Famous Actors and Actresses Using Instagram
Occasionally, a technology comes along that transforms the world in a way that was completely unforeseen. Instagram is just such a transformative technology. For many years, the Paparazzi have made money selling photos to fans that provide a glimpse inside celebrities' lives. However, IG completely turns that relationship on its head because now celebrities can become their own Paparazzi and share photos that they want to share with fans.
Of course, not every celebrity has embraced IG, but many movie and TV stars are using Instagram. As you would expect, the most active celebrity Instagram users are young so the following list is dominated by younger Hollywood stars. Over time, I would expect more older stars to accept IG as a valuable tool for connecting with fans.
I have broken down the list into film stars, TV stars and other media personalities. While Instagram is a mobile app that is only available on your smartphone or tablet, you can view your Instagram account through a couple of web viewers. I have provided links to each celebrities account on Webstagram.com, Statigram or Ink361, three of the most popular web viewers. You can login to your IG account on each site and follow each of these celebs from your computer.
Follow these actors for a glimpse into their lives.
Note: I have only linked the top 5 listed as the site limits the total number of outgoing links I can have.
James Franco may have started out as a "Franco Eyed" stoner in Pineapple Express but he has developed into one of the most sought after leading men in Hollywood. He was nominated for an Oscar for his gripping role in 127 Hours. Franco is one of the true legends of Instagram having shared over 2,700 photos and has over 2.75 million followers. Definitely a must follow for Hollywood fans.
Chloe Moretz is an American actress best known as 'Hit Girl" in the film Kickass. She also is one of the most active Hollywood stars on Instagram. She often shares artsy photos that she has taken and is definitely worth a follow. Moretz has shared over 1,700 photos and has 1.7 million followers.
An American actress who has starred in both comedic films, such as Legally Blond and Sweet Home Alabama, as well as serious dramas like Walk The Line and Water for Elephants. She is active on Instagram and provides followers with a glimpse into backstage life. She has shared over 300 photos and has 950,000 followers.
Channing Tatum transformed some boyhunk looks and great dancing skills into a major Hollywood acting career. Now one of the most sought after actors, he has starred in films such as 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, White House Down and GI Joe. He is very active on Instagram having shared over 500 photos and has 4.0 million followers.
Jamie Foxx, Actor/Comedian/Musician (@iamjamiefoxx)
It appears that there is nothing that Jamie Foxx can't do well. He started as a great standup comedian, then shifted to acting and won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray. He was also great in The Soloist, The Kingdom and Collateral. Then he decided to turn his efforts to music and of course now he has Grammy Awards from that profession. You can follow Jamie on Instagram and he has shared over 275 photos and has 760,000 followers.
Dakota Fanning, Actress (@officialdakotafanning)
Dakota Fanning started as a child star on television and then gave a brilliant performance as the daughter in I am Sam. She has now developed into a fascinating actress with roles in Twilight Saga, The Runaways and Night Moves. Fanning has shared over 130 photos and has 250,000 followers.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Actress/Singer (@gwynethpaltrow)
Gwyneth Paltrow is a Hollywood princess, the daughter of Director Bruce Paltrow and the late actress Blythe Danner. She is an award winning actress best known for her roles in Shakespeare in Love, The Talented Mr. Ripley and Iron Man. She is married, but separated, from Chris Martin of Coldplay. She also is a talented singer in her own right and has displayed her chops in roles on Glee and in the film Country Strong. Paltrow has shared about 60 photos and has 450,000 followers.
Cameron Diaz, Actress (@camerondiaz)
One of the best comedic actresses of the last 20 years, Cameron Diaz has been in one big comedy hit after another including There's Something About Mary, Shrek, What Happens in Vegas, Bad Teacher and recently Sex Tape. Cameron is relatively new to Instagram and has only shared 40 photos so far but she already has over 1.0 million followers.
Kevin Hart, Actor/Comedian (@kevinhart4real)
Kevin Hart is a standup comedian who has become a big time comedic actor. Some of his best known film efforts include Ride Along, About Last Night, This is the End and Think Like a Man. Kevin is a huge Instagram users and has shared over 1,700 photos and all that sharing has led to a huge following of over 8.0 million.
Jonah Hill, Actor/Comedian (@jonahhillone)
Jonah Hill is one of the best young actors in Hollywood. After starting as a comedic actor in classic comedies like Superbad, Knocked Up and The Sitter, Jonah started branching into more serious roles and has now become a very good dramatic actor. He has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in both Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. Jonah only recently joined IG but he has started out strong providing over 110 photos from behind the scenes and so far he has about 15,000 followers.
Emma Roberts, Actress (@emmaroberts)
Emma Roberts is the daughter of Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts. She is also an actress who has been in several well known films including Nancy Drew, Valentine's Day and We are the Millers. She is also one of the most active IG film actresses having shared over 830 photos and has 2.0 million followers.
Barrymore, Actress (@drewbarrymore)
Drew Barrymore has grown up on the silver screen from very early child roles in E.T. and Altered States. Barrymore has starred in over 60 films during her career. Barrymore has shared over 100 photos on IG and has over 1.4 million followers.
James Woods, Actor (@breakheartfilms)
Instagram is a young person's game and there are not many older legends on the app yet, but you will find legendary actor James Woods sharing photos on IG. Woods has been nominated for two Oscars and has starred in many memorable films including The Onion Fields, Once Upon a Time in America, Against All Odds, Casino and Ghosts of the Mississippi. Woods has only shared about 50 photo so far but there are some real gems in there and not many people know about his account as he only has a couple thousand followers.
Rebel Wilson, Actress/Comedian (@rebelwilson)
Rebel Wilson burst on the scene in an 18 month period with her brilliant comedic performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. Since that time, she has a TV series, Super Fun Night, and will be starring in several big films in 2015 including Pitch Perfect 2. Wilson has shared over 275 photos on Instagram and has over 750,000 followers.
Follow these TV stars to get on the set of some of the biggest TV shows.
Note: Only the first 5 stars have been linked to their Instagram profile as the site limits the number of outgoing links I can include.
Mindy Kaling played the hilariously simple-minded "Kelly" on the Office. She was also one of the shows head writers and a very talented comedian. She is now the star of her own show, The Mindy Project, which has become a big comedy for NBC. Mindy is a prolific Twitter and Instagram user and she has shared over 1,800 photos and has nearly 1.0 million followers.
Zooey Deschanel is a comedic actress who has starred in a number of films but is best known for her role in the hit TV series, New Girl. Some of her film credits include Elf, 500 Days of Summer and Yes Man. She is an active Instagram user having shared over 200 photos and has 3.2 million followers.
Jim Parsons is the 4 time Emmy winning actor who plays the "bat crap crazy", Sheldon, on the Big Bang Theory. Parsons has created such a unique and funny character on BBT that is he may be forever type-cast as Sheldon, but he has brought us so many laughs over the years it is hard to imagine him as anyone else. Parsons is an active IG users sharing over 200 photos and has 890,000 followers.
You know Sofia Vergara as the lovable, Columbian bombshell on Modern Family, but she is also a major player in social media. She has a huge following on Instagram, over 2.1 million followers, and has shared over 1,100 photos from behind the scenes of one of the most popular shows on Television.
If you have not heard of the critically acclaimed HBO series, Girls, you must be living under a rock. Lena Dunham is the Creator, Head Writer and star of the HBO series. She is also a huge Instagrammer having shared over 1,200 photos and a following of 1.1 million fans.
George Lopez, Actor/Comedian, George Lopez (@georgelopez)
George Lopez started out as a stand-up comedian, but then like Seinfeld and others before him, he put a semi-autobiographical version of his life into a sitcom called George Lopez. The show was a huge hit from 2002 to 2007. George has also starred in a few comedy specials and several comedy films including Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Rio and The Smurfs. Lopez is quite active on IG sharing over 500 photos and has about 240,000 followers.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Actor, Modern Family (@jessetyler)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays Mitchell Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family. With his partner, Cam (Eric Stonestreet), Jesse has advanced acceptance of gay marriage more than any other TV show in history. In July 2013, Jesse married his long-time boyfriend, Justin Mikita. Jesse is not afraid to share providing over 700 photos on Instagram and he has over 620,000 followers.
Aziz Ansari, Actor/Comedian, Parks & Recreation (@azizansari)
Aziz Ansari is a very funny standup comedian who has also become a great comedic actor in both Television and movies. He stars in the sitcom, Parks and Recreation, bringing his sharp, biting wit to each episode. Aziz has shared over 275 photos on IG and has 450,000 followers.
Chelsea Handler, Actress/Comedian, Chelsea Lately (@chelseahandler)
Another stand-up comic that has become a popular TV actress. She is best known for her show, Chelsea Lately, that is part talk show and entertainment news commentary show. Her quick wit keeps the show moving quickly and she has build a strong TV following. That following has followed her onto Instagram where she has nearly 1.0 million followers and has shared over 450 photos.
Aaron Paul, Actor, Breaking Bad (@glassofwhiskey)
One of the best shows of the past decade, Breaking Bad, was ground breaking, edgy and gripping. Aaron Paul portrayed the one of the two stars, Jesse, the young sidekick drug dealer to Bryan Cranston's Walter White. Jesse is also the heartthrob for the show's many female viewers. Aaron has a large following on IG, over 1.7 million, and has shared over 200 photos with fans.
Laura Prepon, Actress, Orange is the New Black (@lauraprepon)
Most actors dream of starring in one ground breaking TV series, Laura Prepon has been fortunate enough to star in two such series; That 70s Show and Orange is the New Black. The former was one of the best sitcoms at the turn of the century while the latter is a ground breaking drama on Netflix that brings us real life from inside a women's prison. Prepon has shared over 370 photos and has 840,000 followers on IG.
Danny Masterson, Actor, Men at Work (@dannymasterson)
One of the other stars from the aforementioned sitcom, That 70s Show, was Danny Masterson who also has another popular sitcom called Men at Work. Danny is very active on IG sharing over 420 photos and has 125,000 followers.
Chord Overstreet, Actor, Glee (@chordover)
Chord Overstreet is the blonde heartthrob, Sam, on Glee. Not only does he star on a hit TV series that combines both his acting and singing talents, Chord is also the brother of Nash Overstreet, guitarist of the band Hot Chelle Rae. So he brings both the Hollywood and the rock star life to his Instagram feed. Chord has shared over 500 photos and has over 700,000 followers on IG.
January Jones, Actress, Mad Men (@januaryjones)
January Jones is the gorgeous, Grace Kelly-esque, Betty, wife of Don Draper, on Mad Men. She has also starred in several movies including X Men First Class, American Wedding and We are Marshall. January has shared over 200 photos and has 120,000 followers.
Lamorne Morris, Actor, New Girl (@lamorne)
Lamorne Morris plays the witty, but female cursed, Winston, on New Girl. Morris will also be starring in several movies currently in production including Sex Ed and Glitch. Morris is very active on Instagram having shared over 430 photos and has about 150,000 followers.
© 2012 Tonto Murray