One to Watch: Jessica Mauboy, Actress, 23


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She stars in The Sapphires, a feel-good comedy out next month, about a girl band during the 1960s and 1970s.

Chris O'Dowd plays their manager. Born in Darwin, Australia, she was the runner-up on Australian Idol aged 17 and has been pegged as one to watch in Hollywood since the film's premiere at Toronto Film Festival last month. She also co-wrote a punchy pop song "Gotcha" for the soundtrack. In all, not a bad effort for her first feature film.