Lauren Ridloff Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award
By Staff Reports
IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content, presented an IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award to Eternals and The Walking Dead star Lauren Ridloff. IMDb STARmeter Awards recognize the stars who are strong performers on the IMDbPro STARmeter rankings, which chart the page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide. Ridloff’s STARmeter Award is also in celebration of Black History Month, for which IMDb features exclusive videos, editorial lists, and photo galleries recognizing Black talent, filmmakers, titles, and achievements.
Ridloff has had a strong presence on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart, particularly in the past year, propelled by her leading roles in Eternals and The Walking Dead, both of which landed spots on the IMDb lists of the Top 10 Movies and Top 10 Series of 2021. Ridloff earned a 2018 Tony Award nomination for her breakout performance in Children of a Lesser God and received the SAG-AFTRA Harold Russell Award at the 2020 Media Access Awards. Fans are eager to watch her performance as Connie in The Walking Dead, which returns February 20 on AMC. Video of Ridloff accepting her STARmeter Award is available at https://www.imdb.com/video/vi578208537.
“Thank you so much to my fans for your support and love,” said Lauren Ridloff, celebrating her STARmeter Award recognition from Georgia, where she is currently shooting the final season of The Walking Dead. “I received this award because you went to IMDb and IMDbPro to learn more about me and the incredible projects that I’ve been fortunate to be a part of. Thank you for the honor.”
“Lauren’s phenomenal performances in everything from Sound of Metal to Eternals (as the first Deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) to The Walking Dead have leapt off screens and driven fans and professionals around the world to IMDb and IMDbPro to learn more about her work,” said Nikki Santoro, IMDb chief operating officer. “We congratulate Lauren as our newest recipient of an IMDb STARmeter Award and we are thrilled to celebrate her incredible achievements and watch her career continue to grow.”
Additionally, throughout the month of February, IMDb is celebrating prominent Black actors, directors, producers, and writers with exclusive videos and curated galleries.Features including “A Celebration of Black Superheroes” (which includes Ridloff), “What to Stream for Black History Month,” and a gallery highlighting Black Hollywood Stars to Watch can be viewed at https://www.imdb.com/imdbpicks/blackhistorymonth.
Ridloff also shared some of the actors and filmmakers who have inspired her career, including Deaf filmmaker Jade Bryan. Ridloff reflected on how Bryan taught her the importance of finding a community within the acting world, and shared “that brings me to my advice for new actors—find your acting community. They are there to support you.” IMDb users can add the TV series and films from Ridloff‘s IMDb filmography, as well as other titles, to their IMDb Watchlist at www.imdb.com/watchlist.
Previous IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award recipients include Ben Barnes, Eiza González, Rachel Brosnahan, Peter Dinklage, Mindy Kaling, Sam Rockwell, Alexander Skarsgård, and Olivia Wilde. Learn more about IMDb STARmeter Awards at www.imdb.com/starmeterawards.
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