Filmographies is a recurring column for completists written by senior contributor Sheryl Oh. Every edition brings a working actor’s resumé into focus as we learn about what makes them so compelling.

Explore the entire Filmographies archive below

Andrew Garfield Under The Silver Lake

Andrew Garfield and the True Meaning of Compassion


Between ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Under the Silver Lake,’ the frequent leading man upends genre expectations and puts our empathy to the test.

Zoë Kravitz Kravitz Big Little Lies

Zoë Kravitz Finally Steps Into the Spotlight


Despite her constant presence on the cusp of pop culture, Hollywood has only recently given the ‘High Fidelity’ star her due.

Dev Patel Lion

Dev Patel and the Rewarding Thorns of Coming-of-Age


From ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ to ‘Lion,’ the actor retraces the steps of human memory like no other.

Awkwafina Filmography - The Farewell

The Vivid and Complicated World of Awkwafina


The star of ‘The Farewell’ is on a vital – if also imperfect – quest to attain substantial media representation for Asian-Americans. Does she succeed?

Jharrel Jerome When They See Us Netflix

Jharrel Jerome is Reinvigorating Hollywood


It’s rare that a burgeoning star would boast such a groundbreaking résumé from the word go.

Brit Marling Arbitrage

The Unshakable Faith of Brit Marling


We’re all just incredibly lucky to bear witness to Brit Marling, the challenging creative force behind ‘Another Earth’ and ‘The OA’.

Blackkklansman John David Washington

Join The John David Washington Appreciation Society


The film industry is on the cusp of a revolution as the ‘Ballers’ and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ star enters the scene.

Karen Gillan Oculus

How Karen Gillan Defies the Constraints of Genre


From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to ‘The Party’s Just Beginning,’ Gillan constantly encourages audiences to throw their expectations of her out the window.

Chris Evans as Captain America

Chris Evans and the Measure of Heroes


The erstwhile Marvel actor embraces grace and shrewdness in ‘Captain America’ and beyond.