Gabrielle Union Reaches Top 10 on Top Actors Social Media Chart After Daughter’s Birth

6:45 AM 11/17/2018

by Eric Frankenberg, Billboard

The chart ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Gabrielle Union-Wade at opening night of American Son

Millie Bobby Brown returns to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, while Gabrielle Union and Chris Evans leap back into the top 10 on the Nov. 21-dated ranking.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Nov. 13.

Behind Brown are top 5 mainstays Kevin Hart (No. 2) and Priyanka Chopra (No. 3), followed by an explosion of activity surrounding Union (No. 4) after the birth of her daughter with Dwyane Wade. 

Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans both return to the chart’s top 10 after tweets honoring the late Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics icon, birthplace of Reynolds’ Deadpool and Evans’ Captain America characters.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position chart, check out the THR issue dated Nov. 21), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Jim Carrey

    Last Week: -

  • 9. Will Smith

    Last Week: 1

  • 8. Chris Evans

    Last Week: -

    Chris Evans returns to the top 10, largely thanks to a tweet honoring the late Stan Lee following his passing on Nov. 12. Lee was the creative leader of Marvel Comics, home of Evans’ Captain America. The tweet captured 290,000 re-tweets and 973,000 likes.

  • 7. Alyssa Milano

    Last Week: -

    Alyssa Milano bursts into this week’s top 10. In addition to consistent political discussion across her social media accounts, her personal updates and general coverage of the California wildfires sparked strong engagement, including 4,100 likes on Facebook and 211,000 likes on a tweet about the safety of her family and horses.

  • 6. Ryan Reynolds

    Last Week: -

  • 5. George Takei

    Last Week: 5

  • 4. Gabrielle Union

    Last Week: -

    Gabrielle Union leaps into the top 10 due to cross-platform activity surrounding the birth of her daughter with basketball player Dwyane Wade. The announcement post received 45,000 likes on Facebook, 299,000 likes on Twitter and two million favorites on Instagram. 

  • 3. Priyanka Chopra

    Last Week: 2

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last Week: 4

  • 1. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last Week: 3