Google’s list of the top-trending actors of the year
contains several names that weren’t particularly notable
for their acting output.
Markle topped the list after her engagement to Prince Harry
became a prominent search item.
The status of Kevin
Spacey and Louis
C.K. as trending topics largely stems from the bombshell
sexual misconduct allegations made against them in recent
- Find Google’s 10 top-trending actors below.
Google has shared a list of the top-trending actors in 2017, and
it contains several names that were most notable this year for
reasons other than acting — including a royal engagement, a
revival of a cult film, and multiple instances of alleged sexual
Google’s annual lists of trending topics track the search items
that “had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained
period in 2017 as compared to 2016,” the company told Business
The search engine’s resulting list of the most-searched
actors finds a few expected, high-profile names, like Meryl
Streep, alongside relative newcomers, like “Stranger Things” star
Millie Bobby Brown.
Of the top ten names, however, five actors were not
particularly prominent for their acting output in 2017.
Though she starred on the USA series “Suits,” Meghan Markle
topped the list after
her engagement to British royal Prince Harry became an
The former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey and comedian
Louis C.K. were the second and fourth most-searched actors,
respectively. An outsized interest in Spacey and C.K. surely
stemmed from the
bombshell sexual misconduct
allegations made against them in recent months, as well as
their subsequent career fallouts.
Actress Maia Campbell, who is known for her role on the
’90s sitcom “In the House,” and hasn’t had an acting credit since
2007, showed up at number nine on the list. Her trending is
seemingly due to
a viral video that appeared to show her asking a man for
drugs at an Atlanta gas station in July, as well as her
refusing help from LL Cool J, her former “In the House”
costar, in response to the video.
Sneaking in at the tenth spot, Tommy Wiseau’s fame grew
after James Franco released “The
Disaster Artist,” a film that depicted the making of Wiseau’s
cult 2003 classic, “The Room.
Here is Google’s list of the top-trending actors in
Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”)
Bill Skarsgård (“It”)
Millie Bobby Brown
Tom Holland (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)
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