TV's underrated stars of 2012: Zap2it's Year in Review
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Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey Buntain, Emma Dumont and Kaitlyn Jenkins, 'Bunheads'( ABC Family )
You know them as: The bunheads of "Bunheads." Jenkins is plucky dreamer Boo, Telles is hot-headed prodigy Sasha, Buntain is bubbly romantic Ginny and Dumont is quirky free-spirit Melanie.
Why we like them: Although they're not as seasoned as ace co-stars Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop, this quartet really found their footing -- both on the ballet studio dance floor and in handling the deliciously lightning-fast dialogue of creator Amy Sherman-Palladino -- throughout the promising show's first season. At first they seemed like distractions with no connection to Foster's awesomely screwed-up main character, but after 10 episodes the increasingly well-developed quartet became the heart and soul of the show.
Where else you've seen them: These are the first major roles for Jenkins, Telles and Buntain, but Dumont has some small indie films and a lot of modeling gigs to her credit.
-- Geoff Berkshire, Zap2it