Effects of SDBD and DBD-VGs plasma actuations on film cooling performance of a plain wall were numerically investigated based on the RANS solutions and linearized body force model. With a user defined function (UDF), the plasma actuation forces were implemented into the momentum equations as the source terms in the commercial CFD solver ANSYS Fluent. With the experiment data and referenced numerical results, reliabilities of the linearized body force model and numerical methods were validated. At a range of dimensionless actuation strengths and frequencies, the film cooling effectiveness on the wall surface and flow structure development in the near-wall regions were analyzed and compared with the plasma-off case. The results show that both SDBD and DBD-VGs plasma actuations are beneficial for reducing the development of kidney vortex pair downstream of the cooling hole, thus significantly improving the film cooling effect on the wall surface. With SDBD plasma actuation, the streamwise velocity gradient in near-wall region is increased compared with the plasma-off case, resulting in delayed coolant flow lifting-off downstream of the cooling hole. However, with DBD-VGs plasma actuation, the development of anti-kidney vortex pair is intensified, which in turn weakens the development of kidney vortex pair and widens the coolant coverage on the wall surface along lateral direction. As the actuation strength and frequency increase, the film cooling effectiveness on the wall surface is enhanced along both streamwise and lateral directions. Compared with the plasma-off case, the area-averaged film cooling effectiveness for DBD-VGs plasma actuation case is increased by 331% at dimensionless actuation frequency of 2.5 and dimensionless actuation strength of 30, whereas for SDBD plasma actuation case the area-averaged film cooling effectiveness is only increased by 42.8% at dimensionless actuation frequency of 2.5 and dimensionless actuation strength of 60. With the same actuation parameters, compared against the SDBD case, a higher film cooling effectiveness is achieved on wall surface for the DBD-VGs plasma actuation case, and the coolant coverage along the lateral direction is significantly improved by DBD-VGs plasma actuation.