The 2022 list of Time The magazine’s 100 most influential artists, entrepreneurs, sportspeople, activists and authors were announced on Monday (May 23).
Shang-Chi star Simu Liu is listed with actors Zoë Kravitz, Andrew Garfield, Channing Tatum, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Seyfried and Jeremy Strong.
Ariana DeBose, who won an Oscar for her role as Anita in the 2021 remake of West storyand long time Saturday night live Actor Pete Davidson also made the annual list.
The news of Davidson’s joining comes days after the comedian announced he was leaving SNL before the 48th season.
Musician Jack Harlow wrote about 28-year-old Davidson for Time, emphasizing the performer’s fondness: “Pete’s appeal to the world has to do with his authenticity. He doesn’t try to hide who he is.”
Davidson, who has been open about her mental health struggles in the past, will star in a loosely autobiographical TV series called Bupkis.
In her essay about Liu, actress Sandra Oh emphasized Kim’s Convenience the star’s breakout success as the first Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “He is walking a path that no Chinese-Canadian has gone before,” she wrote. “He’s part of the first generation of Asian-Americans and Canadians to become real stars.”
Basketball player LeBron James, who was last featured on TimeThe 2019 list of the year was enlisted to write about Quinta Brunson, creator and star of the breakout comedy Abbott Elementary School – a fantasy-style comedy about teachers in a Philadelphia public school.
James, a co-founder of a public elementary school in Ohio, says of how Brunson’s writing addresses flaws in the American education system, such as a lack of resources: “She uses comedy to shed light. the big problems in public education in a very real, relative way. ”
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Aaron Sorkin, who cast Jeremy Strong in his film Challenge of Chicago 7wrote excitedly about how the actor continues to grow on Heir: “After two seasons of spectacular work on Jesse Armstrong and Adam McKay’s HBO masterpiece, Jeremy is back for a third season and delves even deeper into Kendall Roy’s soul, heart, and mind with a nuance and ingenuity we see only in our greatest actors. ”
Other stars on the list include US figure skater Nathan Chen and actor and activist Mila Kunis, who was born in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi while part of the Soviet Union.
American painter Faith Ringgold, Grammy Award-winning singer Jazmine Sullivan and Michael R Jackson, man of the Broadway musical A strange loop won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, rounding out the category.
In a heartfelt essay, actor Billy Porter wrote about the impact Jackson’s play – about a Black writer writing a play about a Black writer – had on him personally: “It gives hope to people like me, whose stories are so underrated.”