It's not out of the ordinary for singers to try their hand at acting, but sometimes it can be surprising when you find out that your favorite actors have serious vocal skills. Even though these celebrities have all become household names, their singing voices have flown largely under the radar. From opera to musical theater to good old rock and roll, these stars have incredible singing voices that will leave you wondering why their records aren't dropping soon! If any of these people decided to pursue music even more seriously, we know they would be just as successful on Spotify as already are in Hollywood. Keep reading to find out which of your favorite celebrities have awesome pipes.
Sarah Hyland demonstrated that she could stand out from a talented ensemble in the hit series Modern Family, and following the series finale, many fans were surprised to learn she had her eye on a singing career. She performed at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, debuting her single "Met At a Party" with Jordan McGraw.
Ewan McGregor is undeniably one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known for his legendary portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars franchise. McGregor was nominated for a Golden Globe or for his performance in Moulin Rouge!, a jukebox-style musical in which he did all of his own singing.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Before she was Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker was a Broadway baby. Parker made her main stage debut in Annie for a year in 1979, replacing the original star Andrea McArdle in the titular role at the age of 14.
Jack Black is one of the most hilarious actors in Hollywood, but he is also one half of the American comedy rock duo Tenacious D with fellow funny musician Kyle Gass. The duo formed in 1994 and continues to tour to this day.
When she won the Academy Award for her performance in Shakespeare in Love, no one would suspect that Gwenyth Paltrow also incredible vocal talent. It wasn't until many years later that performances on the hit television show Glee and her role in the film Country Strong introduced fans to Paltrow's powerful pipes.
Michael Cera has a knack for comedy, especially when playing roles that are slightly awkward and often deeply endearing. The actor is also a pretty skillful musician, having played bass in his roles in both Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. He even released an entire solo record called True That via Bandcamp in 2014.
It's safe to say there is not much, if anything, that Meryl Streep can't do. The Academy Award-winning actress is quite the vocalist, and has performed in a number of roles that made use of her beautiful singing voice in films like The Prom and Mamma Mia.
Jared Leto is perhaps best known for his acting, but he has also built an incredibly successful music career as the frontman of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Leto and his band have even been touring throughout the summer of 2023, largely playing major music festivals.
Juliette Lewis is one of the most versatile stars in Hollywood, but she's also spent several decades as a bonafide rockstar. The Yellowjackets star is the frontwoman of the band Juliette and the Licks, proving that Lewis is as incredible behind the mic as she is on the screen.
Before he was the creator of Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane was a little kid singing in the church choir. Many fans are surprised to learn that MacFarlane later went on to train with Frank Sinatra, and has released a total of eight studio albums to date.
Kristen Bell broke out after her star-making run on the hit series Veronica Mars, but it was her performance as Anna in Frozen that proved her singing skills are on point. While audiences were surprised to learn that Bell was such a gifted singer, there can now be many more singing roles for her the future since her talent is out of the bag!
Jeremy Renner is one of the most talented movie stars of our time, but he's also a very well-practiced musician. Renner has been known to play guitar, keyboards, drums, and even sings and writes his own original songs.
There's no denying that Kate Winslet is an incredible actress, but many are surprised to learn that she's also a very talented singer. The Oscar winner lent her vocals to the film Christmas Carol: The Movie in 2001, delighting even her most studied fans.
If you've never looked closely at the credits on the Twilight soundtrack, you may not have noticed that Robert Pattinson contributed two songs in addition to starring in the film franchise. Pattinson was once in a band called Bad Girls that played gigs around London before rising to fame.
Zooey Deschanel first brought her singing voice to the silver screen with her role in the modern Christmas classic, Elf. She's also released seven studio albums as one half of the indie pop duo, She & Him.
While he won our hearts playing the role of Steve in Stranger Things, Joe Keery is also a wildly talented musician. He performs as part of the band, Djo, and recently played as part of this year's Lollapalooza line up.
When audiences first watched Emma Stone's performance in La La Land many were surprised to learn that the actress could hold her own as a singer, too. Before tackling La La Land, she also dipped her toes into Broadway by playing the iconic role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret from November 2014 to February 2015.
In addition to being a star of the stage and screen, Hugh Laurie is also quite the singer and pianist. He's part of a blues band, called the Copper Bottom Band, and has done quite a bit of touring under the moniker.
Emmy Rossum is best known for her role on the hit television series, Shameless, but before she was Fiona Gallagher, she was a classically trained opera singer. After her studies, Rossum starred in the 2004 film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera and even released two full length studio albums of original music.
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