Seven talented actors who can act, write, and direct all at the same time.
“Writer-Actor-Creator” – these entertainers are a triple threat and fans can’t outgrow their love for such crusaders of entertaining cinema. As hard it is to nail one job, these artists can wear multiple hats and still manage to look amazing.
Here are 7 most talented actors/writers who are exceedingly good at multi-tasking.
(Spoiler! The list is dominated by female writers, and rightfully so.)
- Top talented actors-writers
- John Krasinski’s journey from ‘The Office’ to ‘A Quiet Place part 2’
- Mindy Kaling to co-write ‘Legally Blonde 3’
- Issa Rae – Emmy nominee for ‘Insecure’
7. Mindy Kaling
When it comes to giving eccentric comedy, Mindy knows exactly how to make her fans laugh. A writer, actor, comedian, and producer, Mindy has proved her mettle every single time. She gained mass recognition after playing the role of Kelly Kapoor – a fulltime pop-culture enthusiast who also serves as a client-servicing representative to pay the bills! in NBC’s hit sitcom ‘The Office’.
Twitteratis couldn’t keep calm when Mindy announced she would be co-writing ‘Legally Blonde 3’ starring Reese Witherspoon.
6. Issa Rae
With two Emmy Nominations for Best Lead Actress under her belt, Issa Rae is no ordinary artist in the industry today. The star (and creator) of ‘Awkward Black Girl’ is highly recognized for portraying the experiences of African-American women in a non-stereotypical fashion.
Author of New York Times Best-seller ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ rose to fame after exploding social media with the iconic role of J (Played by Issa) who is internet’s first black female-nerd who merely keeps her love life afloat.
5. John Krasinski
Everyone knows John as “a black-belt in gift wrapping” from NBC’s sitcom ‘The Office’. But what most of the fans don’t know is how brilliant a writer/creator Krasinski is. Currently starring in his own web-series ‘Some Good News’, John has been lauded for creating and co-writing the critically acclaimed horror thriller ‘A Quiet Place’.
John’s character, Lee Abbott from the ‘A Quiet Place’ franchise, is highly captivating; a stoic father who will do anything to save his family from the “alien apocalypse”. (Won’t spoil it for all those who haven’t watched it yet.) The sequel of this horror thriller (A Quiet Place Part 2) will hit the theatres in April 2021.
4. Lena Waithe
To be able to write about your “Coming out story” isn’t easy at all, especially if that’s for a web series on Netflix. You can be criticised, booed, and even shamed by spineless trolls on the internet. But Denise (played by Lena Waithe) decided to do it anyway for the ‘Thanksgiving episode’ of ‘Master of None’.
Denise’s character portrays how difficult it is to be a black-queer woman in a patriarchal world. The Chicago born screenwriter went on winning Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2017 (for the same episode). How cool is that!
3. Woody Allen
Only one of the greatest gifts of god to Hollywood (and us), Woody Allen is a household name in America. Having directed, co-created, and written several Academy Award-winning movies, Woody Allen had established himself as a theatre-extraordinaire as early in the 70s when he started producing characters like Annie Hall (‘Annie Hall’), Judah Rosenthal (‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’) and Cecilia (‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’).
Woody created Alvy Singer a neurotic-pessimistic-comedy writer which is regarded as one of the most iconic characters of 70s Hollywood. There can’t be a “Best Writer-Actor” list without Sir Woody Allen.
This list cannot be completed without including the writer and star of the popular comedy show ‘Fleabag’– Phoebe-Waller-Bridge. First performed as a one-woman play in the UK, it was picked by BBC Three and Amazon Studios later.
The cringe-comedy series is a hilarious account of Fleabag (Phoebe-Waller); a 33 years-old free-spirited, whimsical woman living in London who can turn any situation into a sexual satire. With plentiful sharp-one liners, Phoebe sexts it up by introducing characters like “The Arsehole guy” and the “HOT Priest”. There is hardly any award that Phoebe didn’t bag for this original piece of theatre.
1. Tina Fey
All ‘Mean Girls’ lovers will agree when I say Ms Norbury (played by Tina Fey) was the most “fetch” teacher at North Shore High School. Though Regina was the most popular girl at school, it was Tina Fey who trailblazed her way to become the first female head writer at Saturday Night Live (SNL).
The ridiculously talented actress, writer, comedian, and producer is best known to (write and) star in the popular sitcom ‘30 Rock’ and cult-classic ‘Mean Girls’. Looks like there’s nothing that Tina can’t do.
It is surreal to realise that all these people have created so many iconic characters and continue to entertain us with their witty characterisations. Hoping that they never cease to tickle the fans with their multiple crafts.