Jessica Chastain, 43 years old
Today, many people are familiar with Jessica Chastain’s name and she should be truly happy about her career. However, the actress took the long way to her success despite her immense talent and attractive appearance. She studied acting at the Juilliard School and then had to agree to small episodical roles on various television projects. The year 2011 brought Jessica big changes because of the release of 2 big movies that she had parts in. Those flicks (The Help by Tate Taylor and The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick) got worldwide recognition and subsequently brought worldwide fame and many awards and nominations to the actress. The actress was 34 years old at that moment.
Octavia Spencer, 48 years old
Octavia Spencer has had 3 nominations for an Oscar Award and she managed to win one of them in 2011 for her role in the drama The Help. At that moment Octavia turned 39 years old and she had a long list of movies and series behind her in which she had insignificant roles. After having won the Oscar, Spencer achieved further success by starring in movies Hidden Figures and The Shape of Water.