Most of the people in Hollywood are super talented. Ignoring the "famous for nothing" stars, there are plenty of skilled musicians, actors, and artists floating around the entertainment industry. Some of these folks are lucky to be adept at more than one thing. They can pretty much do it all. These celebs don't have one or two skills, they have three or more, meaning these triple threats are almost unstoppable in Hollywood!
The most common triple threats in Hollywood have some combination of singing, dancing, modeling, and acting on their resume. But a few have other handy skills, like designing and comedy. There is no surer way to dominate the world than to be amazing at basically everything! There are plenty of stars who can act, dance, model, or sing. But to be able to truly do it all? Incomparable. Also totally unfair! We wish we had one of these incredible talents! Here are the most skilled stars in Hollywood proving they can truly do it all.
Talents: singing, acting, philanthrapy
Yes, we're county philanthropy as a talent here because Cyrus just does it so well! She has started her own charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation, and has donated her time and money to several charities, events, and organizations over the years. While many judge her by her image, she's amazing at being low-key supportive of the world around her. She clearly isn't asking for anything in return — i.e. good press! — which is why we count this as one of her greatest talents. Aside from the philanthropy, Cyrus is well known for her acting and singing endeavors. Her first project was a TV show where she was a singer! Her music has taken the reigns in recent years but she's also been involved in several film projects.
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Talents: singing, acting, producing
Foxx is talented at basically anything he tries. In 2004, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film Ray. By the next year, he had a number-one album on the Billboard charts, making him the first person to have both of those honors! He's released several albums and films since and many have achieved critical and commercial acclaim. He's also worked in producing — both for films and records! His producing credits include the shows Beat Shazam and White Famous. In addition, he's produced several of his own songs, songs from soundtracks, and even songs for fellow rapper Snoop Dogg!
Talents: singing, dancing, acting
Hough was introduced to the world as one of the professional dancers on Dancing With the Stars. It turns out she's so much more than that! While she was the champion of the show twice with her celeb partners, she eventually left the show to pursue other things. Hough launched into acting, starring in the 2011 remake of Footloose and the 2012 cry-fest Safe Haven. Before all that, though, she was a singer! She released her first country album in 2008 and even toured with Brad Paisley that same year. Now she's working hard on her film career but doesn't shy away from the occasional visit to her old stomping grounds Dancing With the Stars!
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Talents: singing, acting, humanitarian work
Anyone who has seen Chicago knows Zeta-Jones is an amazing actress and singer. She even won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work on the film! To be honest, we could probably add a fourth talent to the list since she danced her butt off in the film as well. But the big thing rounding out her many talents is her humanitarian efforts. She's been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her charity work and support of organizations that help fight AIDS and child abuse, among many others. In recent years, her philanthropic endeavors have outshined even her best Chicago scenes!
Talents: acting, singing, dancing
Bacon is one of the more formidable triple threats in Hollywood. As any Footloose fan can attest too, Bacon has some serious dance skills. He has become one of the biggest actors in the world, starring in tons of movies and winning plenty of awards. He has one more amazing skill set you may not have known about: he's a singer and guitarist in a band! Bacon plays in a band he formed with his brother called, appropriately enough, The Bacon Brothers. The two started the band in 1995 and have released six albums and gone on tours across the country. These days, the music seems to be his true passion project and he even released a new album in 2018!
Talents: acting, writing, designing
Hudson is one of the most varied threats in the entertainment biz. Most know Hudson for the many films she's acted in and some notable TV ventures. But the actress is also an author! She's published two books so far, both of which are about lifestyle topics that draw on her own experiences. More recently, she's stepped away from her rom-com roots and focuses not only on her books but on her athletic wear brand Fabletics that she launched with the retailer JustFab. She designs and curates every collection she releases, adding designer to the list of her many talents. Hudson has one lesser-known talent as well, and that's dancing! She was praised for her dance skills in the film Nine and even played a dance teacher on Glee. A quadruple threat!
Talents: acting, producing, designing
Everyone knows Parker as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. But while she was showing her acting chops she was also showing off her keen fashion sense, something that has lent itself to another one of her talents: designing! She's released her SJP footwear line at Nordstroms, several fragrances, and announced in early 2018 that she was going to launch a wedding gown collection for nontraditional brides. The multi-layered threat also manages her own all-woman production company, Pretty Matches, which produces her HBO series Divorce. Parker is so involved in so many different things it's hard to keep track of it all!
Talents: acting, singing, producing
When Latifah first burst onto the scene, it was for her rap career. In the early '90s, she was one of the biggest things in hip-hop, helping to integrate women into the music style. She was a rapper all the way up until her last rap album in 2002 and then she changed the game and started dabbling in soul and jazz stylings, much different from her previous releases. She proved that she was great at anything and everything musical! But music isn't the only talent she has. She's also been in films and on television for decades, churning out comedy hits like Girls Trip. She's one of the many musical triple threats in Hollywood but she's truly carved out an acting career all her own. She was the executive producer of Scream Queens on MTV, too!
Talents: acting, rapping, comedy
Make no mistake: acting and doing comedy are completely different things. Smith happens to nail them both flawlessly! Everyone knows he has major comedy chops from his years on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but he's also an amazing dramatic actor. It's not too often that one actor can be hilarious one day and portray award-winning drama the next. But before he was an actor or comedian, he was a rapper. In his early days in the entertainment business, he was just one half of a hip-hop duo with his buddy DJ Jazzy Jeff. Even after he got his hit show, Smith continued to churn out hits. He's won an Academy Award and a Grammy. He's also being entrusted to play the Genie in the live-action Aladdin remake so he can really do anything!
Lovato has been one of the most impressive triple threats in Hollywood since her pre-teen years. She began her career as a kid actor but really broke out on the Disney Channel. Her first big role was one that showcased all of her talents: Camp Rock. She acted, sung, danced, and kissed a Jonas brother all in one movie! After that she was focused on her acting career, starring in her own Disney show and appearing in guest spots on others. But eventually she turned to her one true passion — music — and focused all of her talents on being a pop star. Whatever she tries her hand at she tends to completely own. Who knows what new talent she'll master next!
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Talents: singing, songwriting, acting
Plenty of music stars don't write their own music. That's just a fact. Lady Gaga is not one of those types of musicians. This super talented singer is also a super talented songwriter, writing all of her own music as well as music for others in the industry. Her mark is all over popular music today. But she isn't just musically inclined, she's also begun dabble at a new talent: acting! Her role in the musical drama A Star is Born was critically acclaimed and Bradley Cooper couldn't stop raving about her. That's how you know she's good! Now that she's invaded the acting sphere, she's poised to take over the whole damn world.
Talents: acting, singing, directing
Most people either discover "Jared Leto the actor" or "Jared Leto the musician." But once they learn he's both, minds are blown. Because Leto is just so talented at everything he does. His early days in acting began with illiterate-but-cute Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life. But he soon transitioned to more complex roles and regularly receives high praise for his transformative performances. After a long time acting he turned to his other passion: music. He started the band 30 Seconds to Mars with his brother and has seen great success in that, as well. How often do actors-turned-musicians actually put out great music!? (Spoiler alert: not often.) On top of it all, he's a director and documentarian, directing almost all of his music videos and many of his acting projects.
Talents: acting, singing, magic
From his young days on Doogie Houser, M.D. to being one of the biggest stars in the world, Harris has developed quite a few talents along the way. Harris proved his acting chops early but a segue onto Broadway quickly proved his insane singing skills. He's hosted the Tony Awards several times due to his performing skills. But what you may not know about Harris's many talents is that they include magic! Yep, you read that right, magic. He's a huge fan of magic to the extent that he's basically a full-blown magician. He once served as the President of the Board of Directors for Hollywood's Magic Castle, a prestigious venue for aspiring magicians.
Talents: acting, singing, guitar/piano playing
Gosling is by far the most attractive of all the triple threats on this list! Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk about his talents other than his pretty face. Gosling is, of course, a terrific actor. He's won a Golden Globe, been nominated twice for an Academy Award, and has been praised as one of the best actors of this generation. As his role in La La Land proved, he's also a great singer! It turns out Gosling was into music long before his foray into movie-musicals. He once played in a band called Dead Man's Bones where he sang, played the guitar, and played the piano! He was a triple threat in the band alone! Oh, and have you seen him host Saturday Night Live because he can also seriously make us laugh. What can't he do?
Talents: singing, dancing, producing
Gomez got her start in the same way Demi Lovato did: on Barney & Friends and then on the Disney Channel. Her acting career began super young and she proved herself in roles on her own TV show and in several Disney Channel Original Movies. Soon, much like Lovato, she transitioned to singing and became a pop songstress. Through the years, she's vacillated between acting in projects and releasing new music. She's also pivoted to another role in recent years and that's as a producer. She executive produces the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why which is a massive hit. Gomez even contributed to the soundtrack for the show's second season! She is one of Hollywood's youngest triple threats and that makes her unstoppable.
Talents: singing, acting, dancing
Timberlake first rose to prominence in one of the biggest boy bands of the century. In *NSYNC, he proved he could sing and dance with the best of them. He even launched a solo career after the band disbanded and was even more successful. By the mid-'00s he put his music career on hold to tackle another talent: acting. He starred in movies like The Social Network and showed us on Saturday Night Live that he had comedy skills, too. Timberlake is someone who doesn't just pick up hobbies he happens to be good at. He finds himself being the best in the room at everything he tries. As far as triple threats go, Timberlake may be one of the best in the biz.
What can't J.Lo do?! This former Fly Girl started her career as a dancer on the sketch show In Living Color. After a few years, she left the show to pursue an acting career and found success with the Selena biopic which earned her awards nominations and plenty of roles to choose from. Never satisfied, Lopez took her talents to music next and released her debut album in 1999. Guess what? She was amazing at that too. Have y'all heard "Jenny From the Block"?! She used to have a little bit, but now she has a lot as one of the biggest triple threats in Hollywood.
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Upon first look at Hugh Jackman you may think his tough-guy persona as Wolverine is all there is to him. While he's great at acting like the biggest badass in the room, he's also an incredibly talented showman. Every one of his "threats" can be seen in the film The Greatest Showman where he acts, sings, and dances his heart out. Jackman has even been on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for his role in The Boy From Oz. Oh, and he's an accomplished host always bringing his musical theater background to the shows he's MCing! Jackman is truly one of the most talented triple threats around. He's got six-pack abs, a beautiful voice, and he's light on his feet. What could be better?