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Top 50 Best Black Actresses Under 30 In 2022

AishwaryaAishwarya-Updated Sep 22, 2022


Black actresses under 30

 

In recent years we have seen a steady rise in the number of new and promising young actors.

 

This sudden rise in the talent pool can be attributed to more streaming platforms, OTT apps, etc.

 

There is an increase in the demand for unique shows and other experimental films that audiences and viewers can enjoy.

 

While other established actresses might hesitate to take a chance on such shows, the young batch of actresses is leaping at the opportunities available.

 

We are here to shine a light on the new actresses, especially from the black community, who are daring and talented.

 

They are starting young and diversifying into all art forms to fulfill their creative urges.

 

If you are finding it difficult to keep track of all these talents, do not despair.

 

We have a list of young black actresses under 30 years who have shown promise.

 

You can follow the work of these starlets and watch them grow into a future generation of Hollywood legends.

 

These young actresses have worked on regular tv-series, and web shows on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon prime, Disney+, Hulu, etc.

 

Let ENTOIN make things easy for the readers and present a list of actresses to keep in mind when you plan to binge on a show this weekend.

 

 

50. Jillian Estell

 

Jillian Estell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 9, 2004
Place of Birth Texas, United States
Height 1.52 m
Debut year 2010
Debut Movie/ TV series Chase

 

Jillian Estell is a child actress who has worked in the star-studded film, Black or White.

 

She also worked in The Night Shift,  So This is Christmas, etc.

 

She appeared in the above roles when she was 10 years old in 2014. Currently, at 17 years, Jillian is an Instagram star.

 

She loves fashion, and she has used Instagram to express her fashion taste and build a strong following for herself.

 

 

 

49. Sydney Mikayla

 

Sydney Mikayla

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 1, 2003
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series Parenthood

 

Sydney Mikayla is a young actress known for her role as Gabby Douglas, the gymnast in the biopic about her life.

 

She also won a Young Artist Award for her role.

 

She also appeared in other shows like General Hospital, Hawthorne, Community, Hot in Cleveland, Fuller House, School of Rock, etc.

 

Sydney Mikayla graduated from high school and joined UCLA in 2021.

 

She is doing voice acting for the Netflix animated show Kipo and the Age of Wonders Beasts

 

 

 

48. Cymphonique Miller

 

Cymphonique Miller

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 1, 1996
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2007
Debut Movie/ TV series Just Jordan

 

Cymphonique Miller is a name that gave away the clue that she belongs to a family of musicians.

 

Miller’s father and brother are both rappers. Cymphonique herself is a singer who became the finalist in Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing.

 

She has worked in Nickelodeon's sitcom, How to Rock, and Winx Club.

 

Miller has guest-starred in shows like Big Time Rush, True Jackson, VP, The Troop, Just Jordan, Phineas, and Ferb, etc.

 

 

 

47. Trinitee

 

Trinitee

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 12, 2006
Place of Birth Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Height 1.45 m
Debut year 2013
Debut Movie/ TV series Daddy and Me

 

Trinitee Stokes started acting at the age of three and appeared in stage plays and TV commercials.

 

She worked in the ads for Kellogg’s, Carrier, McDonald’s, etc.

 

In 2015, she was cast in the Disney sitcom K. C. Undercover. With the success of that show, Disney gave her the voice role for Princess and the Frog, Doctor McStuffin, etc.

 

Stokes also appeared in Austin & Ally, Tempting Fate, Teachers, Mixed-ish, etc.

 

Trinitee is also a budding fashionista, as witnessed in the documentary, The Designer Kids Project.

 

 

 

46. Saniyya Sidney

 

Saniyya Sidney

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 30, 2006
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series The Babysitters

 

Saniyya Sidney is a powerhouse performer who has won many nominations and awards for her various roles.

 

Despite her young age of just 15 years, Saniyya has earned two SAG nominations, three Black Reel nominations, two Critic’s Choice nominations, etc.

 

Saniyya has worked on prestigious projects like Fences, King Richard, Hidden Figures, American Horror Story: Roanoke, The Passage, Fast Color, etc.

 

 

45. Ariana Neal

 

actress

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 19, 2004
Place of Birth Champaign, Illinois, USA
Height 1.52 m
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series Footloose

 

Ariana Neal is a talented vocalist who uses her voice to create magic.

 

On her Youtube channel, you can hear her sing the cover for songs by Nina Simone, Adele, Alessia Cara, and Sam Smith.

 

She has worked in Footloose, Fruitvale Station, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, Brothered Up, Hidden Figures, etc.

 

Currently, she is working in Archive 81 and Whealthy and Wise.

 

 

 

44. Bailey Tippen

 

Bailey Tippen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 8, 2004
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series 5 Minutes

 

Bailey Tippen gained recognition for her role as Naomi in The Watsons Go To Birmingham from the Hallmark Channel.

 

She followed it up with appearances in Constantine and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Astra Logue, and Sleepy Hollow, as Kendra.

 

With the success of these roles, Bailey Tippen was offered a recurring role in the second season of Underground as Toosie.

 

 

 

43. Kyal Legend

 

Kyal Legend

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 10, 1997
Place of Birth Toronto, Canada
Height 1.70 m
Debut year 2014
Debut Movie/ TV series The Gabby Douglas Story

 

Kyal Legend is from Canada and trained in dance and ballet at The National Ballet of Canada and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

 

Her debut was in The Gabby Douglas Story under the name of Kyal Rankine.

 

Following that, she appeared in a few dance movies like The Next Step, Center stage: On Pointe, and Backstage.

 

Kyal also appeared in other dramatic roles in Utopia Falls, Descendants, V/H/S/ 94, etc.

 

 

 

42. Shahadi Wright Joseph

 

Shahadi Wright Joseph

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 29, 2005
Place of Birth . New York City, USA
Height -
Debut year 2016
Debut Movie/ TV series Hairspray Live!

 

Shahadi Wright Joseph started her dance training at the age of two years and aimed to become a performer.

 

At nine years old, Shahadi got her first break. She was cast in the Broadway musical The Lion King, where she played Nala.

 

Shahidi also participated in  Andrew Llyod Weber’s The School of Rock.

 

In 2016, she debuted on TV with the television production of Hairspray Live!

 

After that, she was cast in Jon Favreau's live-action film, Lion King, Us, and Amazon Prime's Them.

 

 

 

41. Zolee Griggs

 

Zolee Griggs

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 30, 1997
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series Strong Medicine

 

Zolee Griggs is a Youtuber, actress, and fashion expert. She manages her Youtube channel, where she shares vlogs, makeup, and fashion tips with her followers.

 

Zolee Griggs also writes for her blog, called The Outfit.

 

In 2003, Zolee made her debut onscreen with her role in Strong Medicine.

 

She followed it up with Back When We Were Grownups, Cory In The House, Bride Wars, Archenemy, Bit, Wu-Tang: An American saga, etc. She is set to appear in The Enforcers in 2022.

 

 

 

40. Bailey Bass

 

Bailey Bass

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 18, 2003
Place of Birth Los Angeles
Height
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series A Little Bit of Heaven

 

Bailey Bass is an upcoming actress to watch out for. She debuted in 2011 and played minor roles in TV series and TV movies like Law & Order: SVU, Psycho Sweet 16, A Little Bit of Heaven, etc.

 

Bailey Bass has been cast as Tsireya in Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.

 

She has also been confirmed for the role of Claudia in the TV series titled Interview With the Vampire.

 

Bass has a very busy schedule for the next few years and a lot for us to watch out for.

 

 

39. Eris Baker

 

Eris Baker

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 4, 2005
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2017
Debut Movie/ TV series K.C. Undercover

 

Eris Baker is a talented young actress who debuted with the Disney series K. C. Undercover. Next, she worked in Drunk History, Alexa and Katie, Dispel, etc.

 

She got her big break when she was cast as Tess Pearson in This Is Us.

 

The show received a lot of praise and nominations for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble cast.

 

Eris Baker and the team won two SAG Awards for their performance.

 

 

38. Halle Bailey

 

Halle Bailey

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 27, 2000
Place of Birth Mableton, Georgia, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Last Holiday

 

Halle Lynn Bailey and her sister Chloe were both musically gifted from a young age.

 

Both of them would practice singing covers of Beyonce's songs.

 

They learned how to play musical instruments from Youtube tutorials.

 

The music duo grew steadily and was nominated for five Grammy Awards starting in 2018.

 

Halle worked in TV shows like Let It Shine, Joyful Noise, Austin & Ally, etc.

 

The sisters won season 5 of Radio Disney's The Next Big Thing.

 

Halle was cast in Grown-ish, and the upcoming live-action film, The Little Mermaid.

 

 

37. Laila Drew

 

Laila Drew

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 12, 1999
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series Damsels in Distress

 

Laila Drew is an actress who has worked in television shows, theater plays, musicals, films, etc.

 

She gained prominence with her role in FBI: International and in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

 

On Netflix, Laila Drew worked in the series Colin in Black & White.

 

In 2017, Laila Drew appeared on stage in the musical Generation Me, where she played the role of Lex.

 

The following year, she was cast as Nia/ Melody in American Girl Live. She also worked in the shows Dash & Lily and The Clearing.

 

 

36. Faithe Herman

 

Faithe Herman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 27, 2007
Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA
Height 1.35 m
Debut year 2016
Debut Movie/ TV series Criminal Minds

 

Faithe Herman is a child actress who was determined, from a young age, to work in the entertainment industry.

 

She appeared in several auditions and got her big break when she was cast as Annie Pearson in the hit show, This is Us.

 

After this break, Faithe was cast in a guest role in the television show, Criminal Minds, and Watchmen.

 

She appeared in the hit DC film Shazam as Darla Dudley. In the sequel of Shazam, she is set to reprise her role shortly.

 

 

35. Chloe Bailey

 

Chloe Bailey

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 1, 1998
Place of Birth Mableton, Georgia, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series The Fighting Temptations

 

Chloe Bailey and her sister Halle are a musical duo who have successfully released many hit singles and albums from a young age.

 

They have earned five Grammy Award nominations since 2018. With success in the music field, Chloe began to concentrate on her acting career as well.

 

Both sisters have worked in shows like Let It Shine, Austin & Ally, Joyful Night, etc.

 

Chloe appeared in TV series and films like The Fighting Temptation, Meet The Browns, The Georgetown Project, Grown-ish, and Black-ish.

 

 

34. Jaylen Barron

 

Jaylen Barron

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 31, 1997
Place of Birth Reno, Nevada, USA
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series Bones

 

Jaylen Barron has gained a name for herself in the Netflix series Free Rein. She also appeared in the subsequent films based on this series.

 

Jaylen started her career in the TV series Bones with a guest appearance.

 

She followed it up with shows like Shake it Up, Good Luck Charlie, Shameless, 9-1-1, Twelve Forever, etc.

 

Her recent role has been in the Starz series called Blindspotting, based on the comedy film with the same name.

 

 

33. Gabby Soleil

 

Gabby Soleil

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 25, 1995
Place of Birth Mission Viejo, California, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series Danny

 

Gabriela Kaleialiisol Kreszchuk shortened her name to Gabby Soleil for professional reasons.

 

She began her career with a guest role in Danny and followed it up with the recurring role in The Hughleys.

 

She also worked in My Wife and Kids, That's So Raven.

 

All About The Andersons, etc. Gabby Soleil’s memorable roles have been in Johnson Family Vacation, The Reading Room, Half and Half, Cold Case, ER, etc.

 

She is the voice behind Jazmine Dubois in the acclaimed TV series, The Boondocks.

 

 

32. Gracie Marie Bradley

 

Gracie Marie Bradley

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth 1997
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series Red Circles

 

Gracie Marie Bradley was born Janet Blacky Egbe in Los Angeles.

 

She did not share her birthday or any personal details, yet we can estimate her birth year to be around 1997.

 

Gracie Bradley won the beauty contests like Miss Gold Coast Teen and Miss Sugar Kiss Teen in 2015.

 

Gracie Marie Bradley has received praise and applause for her role in Grown-ish, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Whistler, State of Affairs, Grandfathered, Pearl, The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders, etc. Her most recent role has been in Beauty.

 

 

31. Zora Howard

 

Zora Howard

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 23, 1994
Place of Birth Harlem, New York, USA
Height
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series Sad Eyes

 

Zora Howard is a gifted artist and playwright with a talent for acting.

 

From a young age, she would write poetry. Zora showed interest in performing with the spoken word group, The Strivers Row.

 

At 13 years, Zora won the Urban Word NYC Grand Slam finals, becoming their youngest winner.

 

Zora Howard performed in short films, plays, etc. The director Rashaad Ernesto Green, who previously worked with Howard in theater plays, invited her again to work on his first feature film, Gun Hill Road.

 

Green co-wrote Prematurely. It was Zora Howard’s first starring role.

 

In February 2020, Zora’s debut play, STEW was finalized for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

 

 

30. Parker McKenna Posey

 

Parker McKenna Posey

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 18, 1995
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series NYPD Blue

 

Parker McKenna Posey is an upcoming artist who broke into the national scene with My Wife and Kids.

 

She played Kady Kyle, a role that left a lasting impression on the mind and hearts of the viewers.

 

Some of her other memorable projects include Games People Play, A House Divided, Heaux Phase, 90 Minutes of the Fever, etc.

 

Parker is set to appear in three new shows shortly. They are This is Real, Conundrum: Secrets Among Friends, and We Are Gathered Here Today.

 

 

29. Demi Singleton

 

Demi Singleton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 27, 2007
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height 1.42 m
Debut year 2019
Debut Movie/ TV series Goldie

 

Demi Patricia Singleton is a budding singer, dancer, and actress.

 

Demi Singleton began her journey on Broadway with Andrew Llyod Weber’s School of Rock at the age of 10 years.

 

She portrayed this part for a year and moved on to her next role in the Broadway musical The Lion King.

 

In 2018, Singleton was offered the role of Margaret Johnson in the TV series, Godfather of Harlem.

 

She continued to work with the film role in King Richard. Demi portrayed a young Serena Williams with aplomb.

 

 

28. Maisie Richardson-Sellers

 

Maisie Richardson-Sellers

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1992
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series Our First World

 

Maisie Richardson-Sellers is a British actress known for her role in the CW show, The Originals.

 

Richardson-Sellers completed her graduation from Hertford College at the University of Oxford and auditioned for a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

She earned the role of Korr Selle. After that amazing start, Richardson-Sellers was cast in American shows like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Originals, Of Kings and Prophets, etc.

 

In 2019, she was cast as Chloe in Kissing Booth 2 and Kissing Booth 3 on Netflix.

 

 

27. Quvenzhané Wallis

 

Quvenzhané Wallis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 28, 2003
Place of Birth Houma, Louisiana, USA
Height 1.5 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

Quvenzhané Wallis was only five years old when she was cast in her debut role as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

 

When the film was released, it impressed the critics and the audiences, leading to her nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

She became the youngest nominee ever. She was also the first person born in the 21st century to get nominated.

 

Although Wallis did not win an Oscar, she went on to star in films like 12 Years a Slave, Annie, Fathers and Daughters, Trolls, Black-ish, Swagger, etc.

 

She has also published four books, including three books, under the Shai & Emmie Star series.

 

 

26. Madison Pettis

 

Madison Pettis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 22, 1998
Place of Birth Arlington, Texas, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series Barney: Can You Sing That Song?

 

Madison Pettis began with small videos for Barney and Friends. She gained national recognition for her role as Peyton Kelly (Dwayne Johnson’s daughter) in Game Plan.

 

The role opened doors for her to be cast in the new Disney Channel show.

 

Pettis appeared in successful roles in Hannah Montana, Cory In The House, Phineas and Ferb, Jake and The Never Land Pirates, Lab Rats, The Fosters, etc.

 

She also appeared in films like Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, its sequel, American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules, He’s All That, etc.

 

 

25. Coco Jones

 

Coco Jones

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 4, 1998
Place of Birth Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series So Random!

 

Courtney ‘Coco’ Jones is a talented singer, rapper, and actress. Her mother, Javonda Jones, is a session vocalist, and it can be said that she influenced Jones in her career choice.

 

We saw a display of it on Radio Disney’s The Next Big Thing.

 

And the Maury Povich Show. Coco Jones appeared in TV shows like So Random!, Let It Shine, Good Luck Charlie, Five Points, Vampires vs. The Bronx, White Elephant, Bel-Air, etc.

 

With her former company, Hollywood Records, Jones released many independent singles and EPs.

 

 

24. Marsai Martin

 

Marsai Martin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 14, 2004
Place of Birth Plano, Texas, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 2016
Debut Movie/ TV series The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show

 

Marsai Martin is a child actress and the youngest producer in Hollywood.

 

Her father sent out her photographs based on the request of a photographer, and this led to the signing of a contract with a talent agency.

 

Martin landed her first commercial at five years old. After this, the family moved to Los Angeles for auditions.

 

Subsequently, Martin appeared on Tv shows like Little, Goldie and Bear, Elena of Avalor, Dragons: Rescue Raiders, Vampirina, PAW Patrol, Black-ish, Grown-ish, etc.

 

In 2019, Martin became the Executive producer of her film, Little, making her the youngest producer.

 

 

23. Priah Ferguson

 

Priah Ferguson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 1, 2006
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height 1.52 m
Debut year 2015
Debut Movie/ TV series Suga Water

 

Priah Nicole Ferguson watched Crooklyn and Daddy’s Little Girls, and she developed an interest in acting.

 

As a child actress, she worked on multiple projects like Atlanta, Mercy Street, Perfectville, BB Brown & Friends, etc.

 

Ferguson appeared in a guest role in Netflix’s Stranger Things.

 

From the third season onward, she became a recurring character.

 

She also appeared in Daytime Divas, Bluff City Law, The Oath, Glitter Ain’t Gold, etc.

 

Shortly, she is set to be back in Boo! and My Dad The Bounty Hunter.

 

 

22. Vanessa Morgan

 

Vanessa Morgan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 23, 1992
Place of Birth Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 2000
Debut Movie/ TV series A Diva's Christmas Carol

 

Vanessa Morgan is a Canadian singer and actress.

 

As a child, Morgan sang at many community and charity events, and she was spotted by a Hollywood agent at one such event.

 

She received a scholarship to study drama at a Hollywood acting school.

 

Vanessa used this opportunity and appeared in hit TV series, including The Latest Buzz, Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars, Frankie & Alice, My Babysitters a Vampire, A. N. T. Farm, Finding Carter, The Shannara Chronicles, Riverdale, etc.

 

 

21. Raven Goodwin

 

Raven Goodwin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 24, 1992
Place of Birth Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height 1.60 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series Lovely & Amazing

 

Raven Goodwin was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award with her debut performance in Lovely & Amazing.

 

This nomination set the tone for all future projects and roles to come.

 

Raven worked as a child artist in The Station Agent ( got a SAG nomination for her role), Phat Girlz, Just Jordan, Good Luck Charlie, etc.

 

She moved to mainstream and mature roles with Huge, Being Mary Jane, SMILF, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, Snatched, etc.

 

 

20. Rhyon Nicole Brown

 

Rhyon Nicole Brown

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 6, 1992
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series Santa and Pete

 

Rhyon Nicole Brown is a singer, actress, and dancer. She is also the younger sister of ReVaughan Nichelle Brown.

 

With her triple-threat talents of singing, dancing, and acting, Brown has brought out many powerful performances.

 

Rhyon Nicole Brown has appeared in notable roles in Santa & Pete, Judging Amy, That’s Raven, Lincoln Heights, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le, Empire, For Better Or Worse, etc.

 

Her most recent performance has been in Our Kind Of People.

 

 

19. Willow Smith

 

Willow Smith

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 31, 2000
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2007
Debut Movie/ TV series I Am Legend

 

Willow Smith comes from a family that can be considered a talent warehouse.

 

Her parents are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Her brothers are Jaden Smith and Willard Trey Smith.

 

They are all renowned actors and musicians in their own right.

 

Willow herself has released five albums and multiple singles. Willow Smith has debuted in her father’s film, I Am Legend.

 

Later, she appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, True Jackson VP, Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, A Man Named Scott, etc.

 

 

18. Riele Downs

 

Riele Downs

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 8, 2001
Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.4 m
Debut year 2004
Debut Movie/ TV series My Baby's Daddy

 

Riele Downs is a Canadian actress known for her role in the Nickelodeon television series Henry Danger. She started her career as a child actress in My Baby’s Daddy and Four Brothers.

 

Later, she appeared in the TV movies Fir Crazy and The Gabby Douglas Story.

 

Downs also acted in The Best Man Holiday, Tiny Christmas, The Adventures of Kid Danger, All That, S. A. L. E. M, etc. She is currently filming for Darby Harper Wants You to Know.

 

 

17. Storm Reid

 

Storm Reid

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 1, 2003
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series The Girls of Summer

 

Storm Reid worked in minor roles and cameos in films like The Girls of Summer, A Cross to Bear, etc. Next, she was cast in the award-winning drama 12 years a Slave.

 

This role gave her the break she needed. After that, Storm Reid worked in films like A Wrinkle in Time, Sleight, Don't Let Go, When They See us, The Invisible Man, Suicide Squad, etc.

 

Currently, Reid is working on the HBO drama series, Euphoria. She is an extremely talented actress with a lot of potentials. 

 

 

16. Skai Jackson

 

Skai Jackson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 8, 2002
Place of Birth New York City, USA
Height 1.58
Debut year 2007
Debut Movie/ TV series Liberty Kid

 

Skai Jackson started her career as a child model and appeared in the ads for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Band-Aid, and Old Navy.

 

After working as a model, Jackson started work in films and projects like Liberty Kid, Smurfs, Boardwalk Empire, Bubble Guppies, etc.

 

However, Skai Jackson received widespread fame for her roles as Zuri Ross in Jessie, Bunk’d, Austin & Ally, Glory Grant in Marvel Rising, DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Raiders, Dora The Explorer, etc.

 

She is set to appear in future shows like The Man in the White Van, Sheroes, and Peter Pan, Land of Forever.

 

 

15. Sydney Park

 

Sydney Park

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 31, 1997
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold

 

Sydney Park is a young comedian and actress. She was the youngest comedian to perform at the Hollywood Improv theater.

 

Park participated in America’s Got Talent during the first season and reached the semi-finals stage.

 

However, Park left the show due to her acting assignments.

 

Sydney Park appeared in shows like That's So Raven, Hannah Montana, The Sarah Silverman Project, CSI: NY, Awesomeness TV, etc.

 

The roles that established Sydney Park in the hearts of her fans are in The Walking Dead, Instant Mom, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, There's Someone Inside Your House, etc.

 

 

14. Ella Balinska

 

Ella Balinska

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 4, 1996
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.81 m
Debut year 2015
Debut Movie/ TV series Junction 9

 

Ella Balinska is a British actress who studied drama and acting at the Guildford School of Acting.

 

Ella appeared in a few minor roles before she was cast as Nyela Malik in The Athena, a British television series.

 

After that, Ella Balinska appeared in Charlie’s Angels as Jane Kano.

 

She followed it up with Run Sweetheart Run. Balinska is working on the Netflix series Resident Evil, and she will also appear in the live-action video game, Forsaken and The Occupant.

 

 

13. Kiersey Clemons

 

Kiersey Clemons

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 17, 1993
Place of Birth Pensacola, Florida, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2010
Debut Movie/ TV series Shake It Up

 

Kiersey Clemons is an actress, singer, and producer who has appeared in the comedy Dope.

 

Kiersey identifies as queer and prefers the pronouns they/ them.

 

They have worked in other hit films like Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Flatliners, Hearts Beat Loud, Sweetheart, Lady and the Tramp, Scoob!, Zack Snyder's Justice League, etc.

 

Kiersey Clemons did television series too. They include Austin & Ally, Transparent, Extant, Easy, Angie Tribeca, etc.

 

 

12. Lauryn Alisa McClain

 

Lauryn Alisa McClain

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 9, 1997
Place of Birth Decatur, Georgia, USA
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series The Gospel

 

Lauryn Alisa McClain and her two sisters are a girl band, Thriii.

 

They performed earlier under the name 3mcclaingirls, then changed it to the McClain Sisters and lastly to McClain before they finalized on Thriii.

 

Lauryn developed an interest in singing and music after listening to her father play over the years.

 

Although Lauryn McClain remains with the girl band, she has worked on acting projects too.

 

She appeared in Daddy’s Little Girls, BearCity 3, A. N. T. Farm, Descendants: Wicked World, Step Up: High Water, Haunt, etc.

 

 

11. Yara Shahidi

 

Yara Shahidi

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 10, 2000
Place of Birth Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2007
Debut Movie/ TV series Entourage

 

Yara Shahidi is an actress and activist. She has used fame to create a platform called Eighteen x 18, in partnership with NowThis.

 

This platform creates awareness among first-time voters about their voting rights and procedure.

 

She also founded Yara’s Club, which is a women’s empowerment club.

 

It encourages women's entrepreneurship. Her activism aside, Yara Shahidi worked on TV and film projects like Black-ish, Grown-ish, The Sun is Also a Star, Imagine That, Small foot, Salt, Alex Cross, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, etc.

 

Shahidi is currently working in Peter & Wendy, Sitting In Bars With Cake.

 

 

10. Paige Hurd

 

Paige Hurd

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 20, 1992
Place of Birth Dallas, Texas, USA
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 2000
Debut Movie/ TV series Felicity

 

Paige Hurd is known for her character, Tasha Clarkson in the hit sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris.

 

She is the goddaughter of the rapper DMX, and she played his daughter in the film Cradle 2 the Grave alongside Jet Li.

 

Paige Hurd worked in many more hit series like Hawaii Five-O, Tyler Perry’s The Oval, Power Book II: Ghost, etc.

 

As a child, she worked in Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Cat In The Hat, Time Out, The Beauty Shop, Ben 10: Race Against Time, ER, etc.

 

 

9. Samantha Logan

 

Samantha Logan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 27, 1996
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2009
Debut Movie/ TV series Gossip Girl

 

Samantha Logan is an American actress who is remembered for her role as Nina Jones in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

 

She debuted with a minor role in another hit television series, Gossip Girl, in 2009.

 

After her debut, Logan continued to make guest appearances in shows till she was cast in 666 Park Avenue with Vanessa Williams.

 

Although the show was canceled after just one season, it led to more substantial roles in General Hospital, Teen Wolf, The Fosters, Melissa & Joey, etc.

 

Currently, Samantha Logan is working in the new series, All American, as Olivia Baker.

 

 

8. Amandla Stenberg

 

Amandla Stenberg

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 23, 1998
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series Colombiana

 

Amandla Steinberg has been listed by Time magazine as one of the most influential teens in 2015 and 16.

 

They are an outspoken supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and identify themself as non-binary, preferring to use they/them pronouns.

 

Amandla Sternberg has appeared in many memorable roles in Columbiana, Sleepy Hollow, The Hunger Games, Rio 2, Everything Everything, The Hate U Give, Me Robinson, The Darkest Minds, Where Hands Touch, The Eddy, Dear Evan Hansen, The Acolyte, etc.

 

 

7. Letitia Wright

 

Letitia Wright

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 31, 1993
Place of Birth Georgetown, Guyana
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series Holby City

 

Letitia Wright was born in Guyana and migrated to the United Kingdom with her family when she was seven years old.

 

Wright is best known for her role in the superhero franchise of Black Panther, Avengers Infinity Wars, and Avengers Endgame.

 

Letitia has worked in many more films and TV series before MCU.

 

Her film credits include Top Boy, Doctor Who, Black Mirror, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, Urban Hymn, etc.

 

This year, she is set to appear in Black Panther Wakanda Forever, Death on The Nike, Silent Twins, etc.

 

 

6. China Anne McClain

 

China Anne McClain

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 25, 1998
Place of Birth Decatur, Georgia, USA
Height 1.61 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series The Gospel

 

China Anne McClain and her sisters, Sierra and Lauryn, are a part of the famous girl band 3mcclaingirls.

 

They changed their name and became Thrii, and they continued to make music.

 

China and Lauryn also have a YouTube Channel on which they upload videos of their songs, challenges, and vlogs.

 

China McClain has a strong acting career apart from her music career.

 

She has appeared in many hit shows like The Gospel, House of Payne, Daddy's Little Girls, A. N. T. Farm, Grown-ups, Descendants 2, Descendants 3, Black Lightning, The Paynes, etc.

 

 

5. Sierra Aylina McClain

 

Sierra Aylina McClain

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 16, 1994
Place of Birth Decatur, Georgia, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series The Gospel

 

Sierra Aylina McClain is the eldest sister among the 3mcclaingirls. She is also a singer and actress like her younger sisters.

 

Sierra released many hit songs along with her sisters. She is skilled at playing the guitar, bass, and piano.

 

She debuted with the film The Gospel and starred in several critically successful shows.

 

Some of Sierra McClain's roles are in Daddy's Little Girls, A. N. T. Farm, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Shrink, Empire, Mindhunters, 9-1-1: Love Star, etc.

 

 

4. Imani Hakim

 

Imani Hakim

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 12, 1993
Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height 1,55 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

 

Imani Hakim gained fame playing Tonya Rock in the UPN/ CW show, Everybody Hates Chris.

 

It was her first recurring role that she got after moving to Los Angeles.

 

After months of facing hard times and even homelessness, Imani Hakim and her father were overjoyed.

 

That role was not the end of her journey, as Hakim went on to play many more major roles in TV series.

 

They include the role of Gabby Douglas in The Gabby Douglas Story and other prominent roles in Chocolate City, Burning Sands, The Replacement, ER, Wizards of Waverly Place, Mythic Quest, etc.

 

Most recently, she appeared in Dinner Party and is filming for 40.

 

 

3. Keke Palmer

 

Keke Palmer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 26, 1993
Place of Birth Harvey, Illinois, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2004
Debut Movie/ TV series Barbershop 2: Back in Business

 

Keke Palmer has a talent for singing and loves acting.

 

She had her debut when she was cast as Queen Latifah’s niece in Barbershop 2: Back in Business.

 

This led to many more television appearances in Cold Case, ER, Law and Order: SVU, Second Time Around, Knights of South Bronx, etc.

 

Keke Palmer got her big breakthrough with the film Akeelah and the Bee.

 

Palmer never gave up her talent for singing, and she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records to make music.

 

Her career took off from here. She won many prestigious awards and acclaim.

 

 

2. Zazie Beetz

 

Zazie Beetz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1991
Place of Birth Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2013
Debut Movie/ TV series The Crocotta

 

Zazie Olivia Beetz is the daughter of a German cabinet maker and an American social worker.

 

She grew up in Germany, and in the USA, and as a result, she picked up the two languages.

 

Zazie Beetz worked different jobs like a waitress, minor roles in TV series and short films, etc.

 

She tried everything till she was cast in the TV series Atlanta.

 

Beetz appeared in a few more TV roles, including Easy, Home Movie: The Princess Bride, Acting for a Cause, Robot Chicken, Invincible, etc.

 

Beetz’s film credits are in Wolves, Deadpool 2, Joker, Gostorm, Nine Days, Extinct, The Harder They Fall, Bad Guys, etc.

 

Beetz is currently working on Bullet Train and Shelter; the latter movie is in the pre-production stage.

 

 

1. Zendaya

 

Zendaya

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 1, 1996
Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 2020
Debut Movie/ TV series Shake It Up

 

Zendaya started as a model and worked for brands like Macy’s, Mervyns, Old Navy, etc.

 

She also worked in theater plays like Once on this Island, Caroline or Change, Twelfth Night, Richard III, etc.

 

Disney cast Zendaya on their new show, Shake It Up!

 

This was her big break into stardom. Soon, Zendaya appeared in other Disney series like Good Luck Charlie, Tinker Bell: Pixie Hollow Game, etc.

 

She also worked in the series, Dancing with the Stars, Zapped, Frenemies, etc.

 

Zendaya was cast in movie roles by MCU with Spiderman: Homecoming, Spiderman: No Way Home, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Dune, Malcolm & Marie, etc.

 

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