What actor/ess traverses both TV and film equally well? (1 Viewer)

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My first nominee is John Goodman. When trying to decide where his claim to fame is, I truly can't find a place to land. Dan Connor to Walter Sobchak and beyond. I haven't seen his entire filmography; but everything I HAVE seen him in, I pretty much remember.
 

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I'll have to think about this. I remember a time when a film actor going to TV was seen as a step down. With the recent resurgence in quality "TV", I think that is no longer the case.

And as I read the question, I am thinking of actors that frequently play in both pools with relative success. A lot of the ones listed have had success in both realms, but not what I would consider going back and forth.
 

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I'll have to think about this. I remember a time when a film actor going to TV was seen as a step down. With the recent resurgence in quality "TV", I think that is no longer the case.

And as I read the question, I am thinking of actors that frequently play in both pools with relative success. A lot of the ones listed have had success in both realms, but not what I would consider going back and forth.
All of the a list British actos
Idris Elba, Benedict cumberbatch, the Drs Who
 

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Steve Buscemi
Angela Bassett
Tiffany Haddish
Wanda Sykes
Taraji P. Henson
Queen Latifah
Jada Pinkett
 

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Ryan had lines and sang for a couple years while being overshadowed by Timberlake and crew, but that counts. He had 10 more credits before I'm guessing about 16 years old. He was then signed as a main character on the wretched Breaker High for a season. He wasn't Hercules until 18.
 

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also he doesn't 'quite' fit in with the OP mostly b/c he's a character actor but Giancarlo Esposito is very fluid across both media (and in and out of characters)
 

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can't get images to load for some reason, but I wanted to show a MM Club Keri Russel vs a The Americans Keri Russel - -a stark contrast
I didn't know she was an alum. I wouldn't recognize Demi Lovato from those days either.

I'm now thinking Lawrence Fishburne started on Pee Wee and is now on Black-ish. The older daughter should be making the jump to movies soon.
 
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