8 Australian Stars You Should Be Aware Of

Jai Waetford is a musical artist poised to be the next big thing from Australia. Since coming in third on The X Factor Australia, he's signed with Sony Music Australia, released three hit singles and grown a dedicated group of fans from around the globe.8 Australian Stars You Should Be Award Of: Jai Waetford, Cody and Alli Simpson, Maia Mithcell, Liam Hemsworth, Jai Courtney, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Rebel Wilson

We think he's on his way to joining some of our other favorite Australian actors and artists in being a household name in the U.S. If you're not familiar with them already, here are 7 more Australian stars you should definitely be aware of!

Maia Mitchell

Australian Teen Beach Movie Star Maia Mitchell goes for a swim

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Disney Channel fans will recognize Maia Mitchell as McKenzie from Teen Beach Movie, where she starred opposite R5 singer and Austin & Ally star Ross Lynch. She also stars on The Fosters as Callie. She plays an American in both roles.

Alli and Cody Simpson

Australian brother and sister duo Cody and Alli Simpson in Radio Disney selfie standoff

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Almost as soon as Cody Simpson's musical talents were recognized, he was on a plane from his home in Queensland to relocate to Los Angeles. His little sister Alli followed closely behind to pursue her own career in music, acting and comedy. Together, the duo are unstoppable, and lately Alli has been doing phenomenal work with Radio Disney.

5 Seconds Of Summer

Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds Of Summer in their music video cover of What I Like About You

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5 Seconds Of Summer are one of the most prominent rising pop punk bands in the world, with an enthusiastic and ever-growing fan base. The band are known for their sense of humor, and obviously they're all pretty cute, too.

Liam Hemsworth

Australian Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth holds up an adorable kitten

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Liam Hemsworth rose to fame in the U.S. after appearing in The Last Song opposite Miley Cyrus. Today, he's best known for his role as Katniss's best friend and potential love interest, Gale Hawthorne, in The Hunger Games series. Whether you're Team Gale or Team Peeta is a different issue entirely.

Jai Courtney

Divergent star Jai Courtney apologizes for being late to the Instagram game

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Many fans have no idea that Divergent hunk Jai Courtney, who plays the role of Dauntless leader Eric, is actually Australian. Next up, fans can look forward to seeing him as Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genysis.

Rebel Wilson

Australian star Rebel Wilson poses in front of the Sydney Opera House

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Though Rebel Wilson is Australian, she's played characters from England onscreen in films including Bridesmaids and Night At the Museum: Secret Of the Tomb. Fans hoping to hear her real accent accent can do so in Pitch Perfect as Rebel plays the hilarious Fat Amy. We're looking forward to the sequel, too!

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