We all know that being small has its own pros and cons, and that height is no longer a requirement for people who want to make it big in the entertainment industry.
In fact, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that some of the biggest names in business today are short. While they certainly didn't affect their careers because of their brevity, they instead helped create the perception that height can't stop someone from achieving their desired goals.
Times have indeed changed, as has the perception that once required male performers to be taller than their female counterparts; especially in the movies. So, we bring you a group of tiny celebrities who have proven that height has very little to do with professional success.
Believe it or not, we're adding prominent figures from the entertainment world who are under 5ft 5in tall. However, we would also like to mention that our list has been compiled on the basis of the height of the mentioned entertainers, the tallest among them is placed at the bottom and the shortest at the top.
So the rankings have absolutely nothing to do with the popularity of the performers.
50. Michael J. Fox - 5'4¼"
Most of us who love cinema have seen the hugely successful and famous Back to the Future film series and are therefore familiar with Michael J. Fox. While the Canadian-American actor gained recognition for his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton on the TV show Family Ties, it's his performance in the aforementioned film series that's been talked about to this day, and for all the right reasons.
Unfortunately for his admirers, Fox was forced to retire from acting due to the effects of Parkinson's disease. However, one does acknowledge the fact that he is one of the few prominent little men to have had an immensely successful run as a screen actor in a relatively short period of time.
49. Rob Schneider – 5’3½”
Rob Schneider is another actor who started his career in stand-up comedy before trying to gain momentum as a big screen star. Before moving to cinema, Schneider appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
Quite small by Hollywood standards, the man had a fairly successful start to his career as a mainstream screen actor, starring in popular comedies such as Grown Ups, The Benchwarmers, The Hot Chick and Big Stan.
Many people are not aware that Schneider started doing stand-up comedy while he was still at school.
48. David Faustino - 5'3"
David Faustino is an actor and radio personality best known for his role as Bud Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children. He is also known for voicing animated characters for Nickelodeon and has roles in other projects such as RoboDoc, Not Another B Movie, Winx Club and Entourage.
While Faustino made his television debut at age 3 months in the Lily Tomlin Special, he didn't start acting consistently until 1980 after playing a small role in Little House on the Prairie.
The celebrity is known to have had guest roles in several TV shows like Highway to Heaven, Family Ties, St. Elsewhere and The Love Boat in 1980s.
47. Joe Pesci - 5'3"
One of the most popular short actors of all time, Joe Pesci is known for his portrayal of tough and unpredictable characters in a variety of feature films. Best known for his multiple successful collaborations with actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese, the actor has delivered iconic performances in cult films such as Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull and the Lethal Weapon franchise.
Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his character performance as Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas. While he may be popular for the rough and tough roles he's played on celluloid, his comic timing on My Cousin Vinny and the Home Alone series is a testament to his versatility.
46. Alyssa Milano - 5'2"
Alyssa Milano made her big screen debut in the 1984 feature film Old Enough. In addition to being an actress, she is also a producer, singer, author and activist.
The 5'2" tall celebrity has appeared on shows like Melrose Place, Who's the Boss?, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later and Charmed. When it comes to movies, Milano has made her presence felt in credits like Where the Day Takes You, Commando and Conflict of Interest to name a few.
An activist, she is best known for her role in the MeToo movement in October 2017.
45. Candace Cameron Bure - 5'2"
At 5'2", Candace Cameron Bure is another short but multi-talented personality to make our list. Although known to many as an actress, she has also proven her skills as a producer, writer and television personality.
Known for her work in Hallmark-sponsored films, Candace rose to prominence after starring in the American sitcom Full House and its sequel Fuller House. She also stars in Hallmark's feature film adaptation of the Aurora Teagarden novel series.
44. Jennifer Love Hewitt - 5'2"
Dazzling but diminutive, Jennifer Love Hewitt began her career as a child actress and singer. Today she is known for having acted in a number of films. However, before she jumped at the opportunity to play a major role on the television show Kids Incorporated, she was known for doing a slew of national television commercials.
The pretty lady has been in movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can't Wait, The Tuxedo and Heartbreakers to name a few. She has also been part of shows such as Ghost Whisperer, The Client List and Criminal Minds, among others.
43. Juno-Paste - 5'2"
Juno Temple, who made her feature film debut in Pandaemonium more than two decades ago, is an acclaimed British actress who has appeared in acclaimed television shows and films over the years.
The 157 cm tall actress has appeared in films such as Notes on a Scandal, Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Three Musketeers, The Dark Knight Rises, Magic Magic, Maleficent, Black Mass, Unsane and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. to name a few.
Temple received a 2013 BAFTA Rising Star Award for her outstanding performance as Keeley Jones in Ted Lasso. She was also nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for it.
42. Emma Roberts - 5'2"
Emma Roberts made her screen debut in the acclaimed crime drama Blow. Although she is only 5ft 2in tall, she enjoys playing volleyball and swimming. The actor rose to fame after playing the role of Addie Singer on the hit Nickelodeon teen television sitcom Unfabulous.
Roberts has been in films such as Holidate, Aquamarine, Nancy Drew, Hotel for Dogs, Valentine's Day, It's Kind of a Funny Story, We're the Millers and The Art of Getting By to name a few.
Not many people know that she is an avid reader and started her book club titled Belletrist on Instagram.
41. Hilary Duff - 5'2"
Beautiful Hilary Duff began her acting career at a young age and was quickly dubbed a teenage idol after playing the title character on the television series Lizzie McGuire.
The winner of seven Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, four Teen Choice Awards and two Young Artist Awards, she has always been known for her Lizzie McGuire Disney star cutie. Duff first came to prominence in the music industry following the release of her debut studio album, Santa Claus Lane.
In fact, she has also achieved considerable commercial success with the release of her other songs. She recently starred in How I Met Your Father, a spin-off of How I Met Your Mother.
40. Melissa McCarthy - 5'2"
Multi-talented Melissa Ann McCarthy has proven herself not only as an actress, but also as a comedian, producer, writer and fashion designer. The 5'2" celebrity, who made her screen debut in the TV series Jenny, has been honored with two Primetime Emmy Awards.
In addition, she has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, respectively. McCarthy has been part of feature films such as Bridesmaids, Spy, Identity Thief, St. Vincent and The Boss to name a few. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2016.
39. Kate Mara - 5'2"
One of the most talented female screen actresses to make our list, Kate Rooney Mara made her debut in an episode of the popular TV series Law & Order.
However, she is best known for her work in films and television shows such as House of Cards, 24 and American Horror Story: Murder House. Her film projects include Brokeback Mountain, We Are Marshall, Shooter, Megan Leavey and Fantastic Four to name a few.
The actress, who made her screen debut in Random Hearts, received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best New Screenplay Series as executive producer on the miniseries A Teacher; a show she also starred in.
38. Zoe Kravitz - 5'2"
Zoë Kravitz is an actress, singer and model who made her acting debut in the 2007 romantic comedy No Reservations. However, her ticket to fame was her portrayal of Angel Salvadore in the superhero film X-Men: First Class; a film that earned her Teen Choice Award and Scream Award nominations.
Also known for her participation in The Divergent and Fantastic Beasts film series, Kravitz has been credited for starring in shows such as Big Little Lies and High Fidelity.
The actress also played significant roles in box office hits like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Batman. She was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2022.
37. Nicki Minaj - 5'2"
Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper best known for her musical versatility, animated flow in her rapping, alter ego, and accents. The 5'2" artist first rose to prominence after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009.
Often dubbed the "Queen of Rap" by her followers, Minaj is one of the best-selling music artists working anywhere in the world today, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.
She was ranked by Billboard as the best-selling female rapper of the 2010s. Aside from her singing, Minaj has also made headlines for her social media arguments and outspoken views.
36. Emilia Clarke - 5'2"
"Khaleesi" Emilia Clarke, who is only about 5ft 2 tall, rose to worldwide fame after playing the "mother of dragons" on the HBO blockbuster series Game of Thrones. A formidable screen actress, it didn't take her much time to establish herself as one of the highest-paid actors on television, all thanks to her slick character protection on the aforementioned show.
Clarke has also appeared in films such as Me Before You, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Last Christmas to name a few. The star has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards in her career to date.
35. Kim Kardashian - 5'2"
This American media personality, socialite and businesswoman first came to media attention as Paris Hilton's friend and stylist. However, she rose to worldwide fame after her sex tape Kim Kardashian, Superstar, was released in 2007.
Kardashian, who has hundreds of millions of followers on her social media platforms, is recognized for exemplifying the phrase "be famous to be famous." The celebrity and her family are known for appearing in their reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the success of which led to the creation of several spin-off series.
Recently, Kim has been seen campaigning for prison reform and pardons.
34. Kevin Hart – 5’2”
It's no secret that Hollywood doesn't have many short black actors, and Kevin Hart is one of them. He is not the smallest of the bunch, but with a height of 157 centimeters he is well below average.
However, Hart is one of those contemporary celebrities who has used his small stature to his advantage. While establishing himself as one of the top stand-up comedians in the United States of America, he soon made his presence felt in films such as Central Intelligence, Get Hard, Think Like a Man, and the Jumanji film franchise, among others.
Today he is a well-known and admired comedian who was named to Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
33. Anna Kendrick - 5'2"
The very likeable Anna Kendrick, who debuted in Film Camp, is a popular and acclaimed screen actress who has been nominated for an Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Tony Award and Screen Actors Guild Award respectively.
One of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for a Triple Crown of Acting, the 5'7" actress has appeared in films such as The Accountant, Up in the Air and the Pitch Perfect series see.
Kendrick began her career in theater productions at a young age. It is also known that she lent her voice to numerous songs in her film projects. Not only that, she has sung at events like the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors and the 2015 Academy Awards.
32. Octavia Spencer - 5'2"
One of the most prolific screen actresses working in Hollywood today, 5'7" Octavia Spencer made her debut in a supporting role in the feature film A Time to Kill.
The acclaimed screen actor has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards to date. Spencer is a gifted actor and a fabulous person. He has made great appearances in motion pictures such as The Shape of Water, Ma, Fruitvale Station, The Help, Gifted and Instant Family just to name a few.
The 'Hidden Figures' actor has also had a recurring role on the sitcom Mom and a starring role in the teen drama series Red Band Society.
31. Salma Hayek - 5'2"
Widely considered one of the world's most attractive actresses, Salma Hayek began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovelas Teresa and El Callejón de los Milagros.
The film star, who has made a name for herself in both the Mexican and American film industries, is known for having directed, produced and starred in television.
Although she started her career in Mexico, her sensational performances in films like Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Wild Wild West and Dogma made her an actor to watch in Hollywood.
Additionally, Hayek's outstanding performance in the biographical drama Frida earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
30. Shakira - 5'2 "
Shakira is a Colombian singer and songwriter affectionately dubbed the "Queen of Latin Music".
Known for her musical versatility and chartbuster tracks, she is rightly considered a pioneer who has expanded the global reach of Latino singers, all thanks to her amazing success in the entertainment industry.
In 2018, Forbes Colombia reported that Shakira is the best-selling Latin artist of all time. She has a rich catalog of about 150 songs that have sold over 80 million records worldwide.
The superstar singer was named to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the United States in 2011 and was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012.
29. Reese Witherspoon – 5’1¾”
Said to be the highest paid actress in the world, Reese Witherspoon has starred in numerous critically and commercially successful films throughout her career. The popular screen actress made her screen debut in The Man in the Moon and rose to fame with the release of Cruel Intentions.
Soon after, she was seen headlining projects like Election, Legally Blonde and Walk the Line. Witherspoon, who has also appeared on TV shows like Big Little Lies and The Morning Show, has an estimated net worth of $400 million.
At 5' 1¾", the 'Wild' star is one of the 'tallest' little women in film history.
28. Ashley Olsen - 5'1"
Mary-Kate Olsen's twin sister, Ashley Olsen, kickstarted her acting career with the television show Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. Now officially fashion designers and businesswomen, the sisters have appeared in a number of television films together.
Ashley has shared screen with her sister in projects like Getting There, Passport to Paris, Our Lips Are Sealed, Winning London and Holiday in the Sun to name a few.
The 5'1" celebrity decided to quit her career as a screen artist in March 2012 to focus on her career in fashion.
27. Jada Pinkett Smith - 5'1"
Jada Koren Pinkett Smith may have made her debut on the television show True Colors, but she is best remembered for playing a significant supporting role on the sitcom A Different World.
The actress, who rose to fame after starring in films like The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and The Matrix Resurrections, is also the co-host of the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk.
She started a music career in 2002 as the lead singer and songwriter for the heavy metal band Wicked Wisdom. It is important to note that Pinkett Smith was included in Time Magazine's 2021 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
26. Awkwafina - 5'1"
Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is a Golden Globe Award-winning actress, comedian, and rapper. The actress made her television debut in Regular Show and has been nominated for a British Academy Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and AACTA International Award respectively.
While she has appeared in feature films such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8, she first rose to prominence in 2012 when her rap song My Vag went viral on YouTube.
Awkwafina has also appeared on the MTV comedy series Girl Code.
25. Maisie Williams - 5'1"
Maisie Williams made her dream debut by playing the popular character Arya Stark in the epic medieval fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. For her amazing performance in the same, she received two well-deserved Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Williams, who has also appeared in shows and films such as Doctor Who, Two Weeks to Live and The New Mutants, co-developed and launched the social media platform Daisie, which is basically a multimedia networking app dedicated to artists and Creators aim to help artists in their careers.
24. Amerika Ferrera - 5'1"
Born in Los Angeles to Honduran parents, America Ferrera was interested in acting from a young age. So it's not surprising that she impressed critics and viewers alike with her screen debut in the feature film Real Women Have Curves.
The actress found modest success early in her career with roles in films such as Gotta Kick It Up! and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The 5'1" tall Ferrera has received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award respectively.
23. Jenna Ortega - 5'1"
Jenna Ortega first gained recognition for her character projection of young Jane on the comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin. Her breakthrough came when she starred as Harley Diaz in the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle; a show for which she even won a well-deserved Imagen Award.
Not long after proving herself to be a genuine actress, she got the chance to star in films like The Fallout, X and Scream; Therefore, she establishes herself as a kind of scream queen of modern times.
Ortega is also known for appearing as Wednesday Addams in the Netflix horror comedy series Wednesday. Her performance on the show earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.
22. Elliot Page – 5’1”
Elliot Page is a prime example of never letting your size or gender throw you off course. The acclaimed Canadian screen actor, who came out as transgender in December 2020, made history by becoming the first openly trans man to appear on the cover of Time.
While he first gained notoriety for his role on the television series Pit Pony, it was his performances in motion pictures such as Hard Candy and Juno that earned him critical acclaim.
His performance in the latter even earned him nominations for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Critics' Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
21. Kristen Bell - 5'1"
Not many know that the talented Kristen Bell began her acting career starring in stage productions while attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
While she soon landed roles in films such as Spartan and Gracies Choice, it was her portrayal of the title character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars that garnered her widespread attention.
When it comes to movies, Bell has knocked the ball out of the park with her compelling performance in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Over the years, she has appeared in titles such as Frozen, Bad Moms, American Underdog, and A Bad Moms Christmas.
20. Vanessa Hudgens - 5'1"
The 1.75 m tall Vanessa Hudgens is an actress and singer who made her feature film debut in 2003's Thirteen. However, it was her character play as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series that brought her considerable mainstream success.
In fact, the success of the first film led to her getting a record deal with Hollywood Records. Soon after, she released two studio albums V and Identified with them.
Hudgens began shifting her focus to her acting career after the release of the aforementioned albums. Since then she has participated in movies and TV shows like Bandslam, Spring Breakers, Bad Boys for Life, The Princess Switch and Powerless to name a few.
19. Lady Gaga - 5'1"
One of the most popular female celebrities in the world, Lady Gaga is only 5ft 1in tall. But the acclaimed singer-songwriter has never let her size hinder her career. After establishing herself as an extremely popular singer, she went on to make a name for herself as a mainstream actress.
Shortly after appearing in the fifth season of the horror anthology television series American Horror Story, Gaga has appeared in such films as A Star Is Born and House of Gucci.
The sensational performer - who has sold over 170 million records as a musician - is ready to set the stage on fire in her upcoming film Joker: Folie à Deux.
18. Judi Dench - 5'1"
The most admired female film actress to make our list, Judi Dench has made her mark in the entertainment industry for over six solid decades.
Often cited as one of the finest English actresses to ever walk the screen, she has appeared in many films and television programs throughout her illustrious career.
The 'Skyfall' star has won an Academy Award, a Tony Award, two Golden Globe Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, six British Academy Film Awards and seven Olivier Awards.
17. Eva Longoria - 5'0½"
Eva Longoria played a handful of guest roles on several television shows before finding recognition for her character projection on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.
However, the actress found success in the truest sense of the word when she starred in the popular television series Desperate Housewives. Her performance on the show earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Longoria, who has worked as an executive producer on social documentaries, has modeling contracts with L'Oréal and New York & Co. and has appeared in several advertising campaigns.
16. Ariana Grande – 5’0½”
Ariana Grande, known for her four octave vocal range, is a singer, songwriter and actress whose personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. While she first rose to fame as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious and Sam & Cat, Grande rose to fame after venturing solely into music.
Today she is proud to have sold more than 85 million records worldwide and all her studio albums have gone platinum or higher.
Ariana is also known for venturing into the cosmetics and fashion industries, and she continues to be one of the most followed artists on Instagram.
15. Kourtney Kardashian - 5'
Another member of the Kardashian family who made it into our story is Kourtney Kardashian who, much like her comparatively popular sister Kim, is also a media personality and socialite. She began starring with her beloved family on the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the success of which led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
Just like her sisters, the 1.60m tall celebrity works in the retail and fashion industries. They have launched several clothing collections and fragrances and continue to have a strong social media presence.
14. AnnaSophia Robb - 5'
AnnaSophia Robb, who made her television debut on the show Drake & Josh, began her acting career as a child artist. For the first time in her career, she played the title role in a made-for-TV movie called Samantha: An American Girl Holiday.
She has appeared in films such as Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Robb also won two Young Artist Awards for her performance in Bridge to Terabithia.
It is said that she became interested in acting when she began performing on the church stage at a young age.
13. Paula Abdul - 5'
Paula Julie Abdul, who played an uncredited role in the 1983 feature film Private School, needed little time to establish herself as a multi-talented celebrity. Not only has she contributed to the entertainment industry as a screen performer, but she has also proven herself as a singer, choreographer, dancer and affable television personality.
Abdul has appeared in films such as Junior High School, Touched By Evil and Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story to name a few. However, not many people know that she started her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18.
12. Chandra Wilson - 5'
Chandra Wilson, who made her television debut on The Cosby Show, has made a name for herself throughout her career by appearing on several acclaimed television shows. For her amazing performance as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the television series Grey's Anatomy, she received four well-deserved Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
Aside from appearing in the acclaimed 1993 feature film Philadelphia, she has also appeared on shows such as Private Practice and Station 19. During the 1990s, Wilson was known for making guest appearances on a variety of prime-time television shows.
11. Hayden Panettiere - 5'
First starring on the TV show Aliens in the Family, this actor and model rose to fame after starring in shows like Heroes and Nashville.
Hayden Panettiere's performance in the latter was duly acknowledged; so much so that she ended up receiving two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or TV Movie.
While starring in Wes Craven's meta-slasher franchise Scream, the Remember the Titans actress will reprise her role in Scream VI. Panettiere is also known for voicing the characters of Kairi and Xion in the famous Kingdom Hearts video game series.
10. Kylie Minogue - 5'
The best-selling Australian artist of all time, Kylie Minogue is only about 5ft tall. She has sold over 80 million records worldwide and is known for reinventing herself in music and fashion.
Often dubbed the "Princess of Pop" and a style icon by the European press, Minogue has won a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards and 17 ARIA Music Awards respectively.
While the star first gained recognition after starring on the soap opera Neighbors, she rose to prominence as a recording artist in the late 1980s and established herself as a true blue star in the 1990s.
9. Melissa Ivy Rauch - 4'11¾"
An actress, model and comedian, Melissa Rauch made her screen debut in a 2006 feature film titled Delirious. While she may not be your traditional newsmaker, we're sure you must have seen her on shows like The Big Bang Theory, Best Week Ever, Kath & Kim, and True Blood, to name a few.
In fact, her performance on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory earned her a 2013 Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Rauch has also appeared in films such as The Bronze, I Love You, Man and Ice Age: Collision Course.
8. Kristin Chenoweth - 4'11"
Kristin Dawn Chenoweth, who debuted on an episode of the television show LateLine, is one of the shortest celebrities to make our list. She has appeared in several television shows and films throughout her career.
The actress won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her promising role as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway.
Chenoweth, who has appeared on shows like The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, GCB and Schmigadoon! was seen is only about 150 centimeters tall; This makes her the shortest female celebrity on this list.
7. Little Kim - 4'11"
This rapper and reality TV personality is known for her small stature and vocals that definitely pack a punch. Known for being influenced by other female hip-hop artists such as MC Lyte and Lady of Rage, Lil' Kim began freestyle rap in her teens.
While she was reported to have spent much of her teenage life on the streets after being evicted from her home, her hard work and subsequent success ensured she was dubbed the "Queen Bee" by multiple media outlets.
To date, Lil' Kim has sold more than 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. A fashion icon in her own right, she has been recognized for helping women embrace their sexuality and femininity.
6. Danny DeVito – 4’10”
Danny DeVito, a well-known Hollywood celebrity, is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker who has appeared in several films and television shows. He first became known for his portrayal of the taxi driver Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi.
He won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award respectively for his skillful performance on the show. DeVito is also known for playing Frank Reynolds on the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and has appeared in popular films such as Batman Returns, Get Shorty, Big Fish, Hercules, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
The actor even earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Price.
5. Peter Dinklage – 4’4”
If you've ever wondered who the smallest famous actor alive is, let us tell you that the honor falls to the inimitable Peter Dinklage. Best known for playing Tyrion Lannister on the wildly popular TV series Game of Thrones, he is 132 centimeters tall.
However, don't let its brevity fool you; He is one of the most accomplished screen artists working in Hollywood today. For his Outstanding Character Performance in Game of Thrones, Dinklage won a record four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
He also received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2020 for the same role.
4. Tony Cox – 3’6”
Tony Cox may be one of the shortest men in Hollywood, but the actor has made his name by being part of several film projects. It is said that the man decided to pursue acting after seeing Billy Barty; a little human who was not only an actor but also the founder of the organization Little People of America.
Cox, who is 3ft 6in, has continued to prove that being short is not a curse in the entertainment industry. In fact, his short stature has helped him build an extensive acting portfolio over the years.
The actor has appeared in films such as Bad Santa, Friday, Me, Myself & Irene, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie and Leprechaun 2.
3. Warwick Davis - 3'6"
Warwick Ashley Davis may be small, but his career began on a pretty big note when he starred in his debut role in the globally popular feature film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
The actor, who played an Ewok wicket in the aforementioned feature, is also known for his character projection in Willow. Davis played a fictionalized version of himself on the sitcom Life's Too Short and has had roles in popular film franchises such as Narnia, Leprechaun and Harry Potter.
One of the highest-grossing supporting actors of all time, he has also hosted ITV game shows Celebrity Squares and Tenable.
2. Hasbulla Magomedov – 3’3”
Hasbulla Magomedov established himself as one of the biggest online personalities in the world after going viral by posting videos of himself on TikTok. The Russian internet star, famous for his mixed martial arts (MMA) prank and spoof videos, is often dubbed "Mini Khabib" by his admirers.
Also known for his fierce rivalry with Abdu Rozik, Hasbulla can appeal to anyone who either spends time on TikTok or is interested in martial arts.
1. Abdu Rozik - 3'1"
Abdu Rozik has been making headlines lately thanks to his prominent presence in the sixteenth season of India's biggest reality show Bigg Boss. The famous social media star, who has an affable on-screen presence, is a versatile singer who has sung various popular songs such as "Chota Bhaijaan", "Ohi Dili Zor", "Chaki Chaki Boron" and "Modar".
While Rozik already had a following before he went to India to compete in Bigg Boss, his undeniable presence on the show managed to win the hearts of thousands of Indians including India's biggest movie star Salman Khan.
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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, short stature means an estimated final height below 5 feet 3 inches for boys or 4 feet 11 inches for girls. The average height in the United States is 5 feet 8 inches for men and 5 feet 4 inches for women.What is the shortest height for a girl? ›
One of our most iconic Guinness World Records title holders is Jyoti Amge, from India. She became a part of the GWR family in 2009, when she was confirmed as the world's shortest teenager living (female) at 61.95 cm (2 ft).What is considered short for a woman? ›
About 68% of the female population is between the height of 5ft 2 inches and 5ft 9 inches. So, any woman shorter than 4ft 10 inches is typically considered short, and taller than 6 ft is assumed to be tall. In a nutshell, if a woman is less than 5ft 3 inches tall, she is considered short.Who is the most famous short actor? ›
- Tony Cox - 3 feet 6 inches. ...
- Peter Dinklage - 4 feet 5 inches. ...
- Danny DeVito - 4 feet 10 inches. ...
- David Faustino - 5 feet 2 inches. ...
- Kevin Hart - 5 feet 2 inches. ...
- Joe Pesci - 5 feet 3 inches. ...
- Rob Schneider - 5 feet 3 inches. ...
- Michael J.
- Danny DeVito - 4 feet 10 inches. ...
- Elliott Page - 5 feet 1 inch. ...
- Rob Schneider - 5 feet 3 inches. ...
- Joe Pesci - 5 feet 3 inches. ...
- Simon Helberg - 5 feet 4 inches. ...
- Kevin Hart - 5 feet 4 inches. ...
- BD Wong - 5 feet 4 inches. ...
- Richard Dreyfuss - 5 feet 4 inches.
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Celebrity Height Comparisons
The average height for an actress in Hollywood is 5'5”, just like their male counterparts, actresses in Hollywood are, on average, one inch taller than the average American woman, not too far off from the actors.