Miley Cyrus has played in Hannah Montana, The Last Song, Crisis in Six Scenes and other productions in both television and cinema, but has also managed to have a successful career as a singer, with six studio albums, several world tours, and as a coach in the reality show The Voice. (Photo: Archive)
Jared Leto is known for his roster songs as lead singer of the rock band 30 Seconds To Mars, but he also has an impressive resume of film roles. He even won an Oscar in 2013 for Best Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyers Club. (Photo: Archive)
The Oscar winning Barbra Streisand has played in 19 movies, and has over 40 solo albums, for which she has won 8 Grammy, 5 Emmy, 4 Golden Globe, and a Tony award. Talk about talent! (Photo: Archive)
Cher started in the music industry in the 60’s, and has produced 25 albums. In 1983, she won a Golden Globe, and in 1987 she won an Oscar for her performance in Moonstruck. (Photo: Archive)
J-Lo started as an actress in the late 80’s, and has since continued to entertain us with her performances. She has also managed to be a successful singer all over the world, having her own music show in Las Vegas. (Photo: Archive)
Justin Timberlake was an ‘N Sync member during the 90’s, and he then started a career as a solo artist. He took a break from singing in 2006, and switched to acting, with big roles in movies like Friends with Benefits, and Bad Teacher in 2011. (Photo: Archive)
Selena Gomez started as a Disney Girl in The Wizards of Waverly Place, and then became a pop idol. Ever since, Selena hasn’t stop singing, and she certainly hasn’t stopped acting and producing. (Photo: Archive)
Will Smith will forever be The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which make him a star in the 90’s, followed by roles in big productions like Men in Black and I’m a Legend. But before being a worldwide known actor, he was a famous rapper, who played under the name of The Fresh Prince. (Photo: Archive)
In 2015, Lady Gaga won a Golden Globe for her work in American Horror Story: Hotel. But she is better known for her 5 music productions, which gained her many awards, and got her to play in the NFL half time show. (Photo: Archive)
Ariana Grande started her career in Broadway, then moved to Nickelodeon as Cat in Victorious and Sam and Cat. But she has managed to become one of the most popular singer of the time. (Photo: Archive)
Zoey Deschanel has explored her passion for music just as much as her love for acting. Her duo She & Him, has released several albums. She is also the lead actress in the show New Girl. (Photo: Archive)
Queen Latifah’s career spans television, music, movies and even some modeling. (Photo: Archive)
Nick Jonas started his musical career next to his older brothers Kevin and Joe, and then continued his solo career, releasing 3 studio albums. He has also appeared in several films and series, the latest being the upcoming Jumanji remake. (Photo: Archive)
From American Idol castoff to Oscar winning actress, Jennifer Hudson has proven her powerful command in both acting and singing. (Photo: Archive)
There is no denying Beyonce’s vocal abilities. But her gritty role as the raw Etta James in Cadillac Records offered a refreshing view of what her acting skills may hold. And let’s not forget her role in the classic Dream Girls. (Photo: Archive)
As if being worldwide known movie stars wasn’t enough, these actors have managed to build a career in the music industry that is just as successful as their performances on the big screen.
While there are numerous singers who have made sporadic appearances in films, or actors who have released one or two songs, there are just a handful of celebrities who can be considered successful in both music and acting.
These are 15 artists that cannot be cataloged as only “singers” or “actors”, since they are both at the same time.