13 Then Vs. Now Photos Of The 2022 Emmy Winners In Their First Big Roles And The Ones They Won For

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1.Zendaya

Then: She played Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up.Now: She won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rue Bennett on Euphoria, and she's the youngest person ever to win the award twice. 

Then: She played Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up.

Now: She won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rue Bennett on Euphoria, and she's the youngest person ever to win the award twice.

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Watch her 2022 acceptance speech here:

2.Sheryl Lee Ralph

Then: She made her film debut as Barbara Hanley in A Piece of the Action.Now: She won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Barbara Howard on Abbott Elementary. 

Then: She made her film debut as Barbara Hanley in A Piece of the Action.

Now: She won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Barbara Howard on Abbott Elementary.

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Watch her 2022 acceptance speech here:

3.Amanda Seyfried

Then: She played the recurring role of Lucy Montgomery on As the World Turns.Now: She won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes on The Dropout. 

Then: She played the recurring role of Lucy Montgomery on As the World Turns.

Now: She won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes on The Dropout.

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Watch her 2022 acceptance speech here:

4.Jennifer Coolidge

Then: She made her TV debut as Jodi the masseuse on Seinfeld. Now: She won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Tanya McQuoid on The White Lotus.

Then: She made her TV debut as Jodi the masseuse on Seinfeld.

Now: She won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Tanya McQuoid on The White Lotus.

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Watch her 2022 acceptance speech here:

5.Quinta Brunson

Then: She was a viral meme. Now: She won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her work on Abbott Elementary. 

Then: She was a viral meme.

Now: She won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her work on Abbott Elementary.

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Watch her 2022 acceptance speech here:

6.Lee Jung-jae

Then: He played Baek Jae-hee on the Korean series Sandglass.Now: He won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Gi-hun on Squid Game. 

Then: He played Baek Jae-hee on the Korean series Sandglass.

Now: He won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Gi-hun on Squid Game.

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Watch his 2022 acceptance speech here:

7.Matthew Macfadyen

Then: He made his TV debut as Hareton Earnshaw in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights.  Now: He won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tom Wambsgams on Succession. 

Then: He made his TV debut as Hareton Earnshaw in an adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

Now: He won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tom Wambsgams on Succession.

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Watch his 2022 acceptance speech here:

8.Julia Garner

Then: She made her film debut playing Sarah in Martha Marcy May Marlene. Now: She won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Ruth Langmore on Ozark.

Then: She made her film debut playing Sarah in Martha Marcy May Marlene.

Now: She won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Ruth Langmore on Ozark.

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Watch her 2022 acceptance speech here:

9.Murray Bartlett

Then: He made his TV debut playing Michael Freeman on The Flying Doctors. Now: He won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie for his portrayal of Armand on The White Lotus. 

Then: He made his TV debut playing Michael Freeman on The Flying Doctors.

Now: He won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie for his portrayal of Armand on The White Lotus.

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Watch his 2022 acceptance speech here:

10.Michael Keaton

Then: He played Lannie Wolf on All's Fair.Now: He won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Dr. Samuel Finnix on Dopesick. 

Then: He played Lannie Wolf on All's Fair.

Now: He won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Dr. Samuel Finnix on Dopesick.

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Watch his 2022 acceptance speech here:

11.Brett Goldstein

Then: He played Tom on the British series Derek.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Roy Kent on Ted Lasso.

Then: He played Tom on the British series Derek.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Roy Kent on Ted Lasso.

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Watch his 2022 acceptance speech here:

12.Jean Smart

Then: She starred as Shari on Teachers Only.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Deborah Vance on Hacks. 

Then: She starred as Shari on Teachers Only.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Deborah Vance on Hacks.

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Watch her 2022 acceptance speech here:

13.And finally, Jason Sudeikis

Then: He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Ted Lasso on Ted Lasso.

Then: He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Ted Lasso on Ted Lasso.

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Watch his 2022 acceptance speech here: