2.At this point, Lady Gaga is as much a talented actor as she is an iconic musical act.
Even before becoming a pop icon, Gaga had always shown interest and promise in acting.
3.I've never seen someone excel so well at their side hustle like Janelle Monae has.
Janelle's big swings in choosing film roles have definitely cemented her place as a serious actor with a respect for the craft.
4.We all know that Jon Bon Jovi has acted quite a bit, right?
He ended up doing 14 films, including a small uncredited role in Young Guns II, and four TV show appearances, including a 10-episode returning character in Ally McBeal.
5.Awkwafina may actually only be known as an actor these days, so here's a reminder of where her stage name comes from.
In 2012, well before she was a Golden Globe nominee, Nora Lum as Awkwafina went viral on YouTube with the song, "My Vag".
6.From Outkast to acting — Andre 3000 has simply never been part of a bad project.
It seems that these days, acting and his clothing brand are his main gigs.
7.Beyoncé had been ~Beyoncé~ since the beginning of her musical career, so the natural next step for the superstar was to pursue acting as well!
Beyoncé's even shown voice acting ability with The Lion King (2019) and beyond(cé) acting, she holds a few directorial credits under her belt as well.
8.An absolute legend since her musical debut, Cher's acting career began almost immediately.
From there Cher has gone on to win an Oscar, an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and, of course, Grammys — making her just a Tony award shy of claiming EGOT status.
9.In the mid-80s, for just a moment, Madonna made the world stop.
The real accolades came later though, with Madonna winning a Best Actress Golden Globe in 1997 for her performance in Evita and a Saturn Award nomination for her 1990 role in Dick Tracy.
10.Dolly Parton's best job is just being Dolly Parton everyday from 9am-5pm.
But aside from cameos, Dolly's ventures into actual character roles have gotten her many accolades.
11.It may seem like a lifetime ago, but Queen Latifa started out as a rapper.
From a supporting role in House Party 2 to starring in the beloved sitcom Living Single to leading films like Set It Off,Last Holiday, and Girls Trip — Queen Latifah's been a loved actor since the early '90s and her career is iconic.
12.It's not the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of Frank Sinatra, but it's true... he was also a very successful actor from time to time!
After winning a Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in From Here to Eternity, he lead a well-awarded acting career until 1995.
13.Going from being a dancer to an actor to a singer to an actor again, Jennifer Lopez will always be "Jenny from the block".
Though never having any major gaps in her acting career timeline, J.Lo wouldn't see a major hit with one of her roles until 2019's Hustlers, which she also produced.
14.A children's TV star turned to a simultaneous film and music star — here's Justin Timberlake.
Moreover, he's well-awarded for his onscreen pursuits while also maintaining his award-winning music career.
15.After four consecutive Grammys, it makes sense that Lenny Kravitz wanted to expand his talents to acting.
He went on to steal the show as Cinna in The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and has since held a recurring role in the series Star.