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Top 50 Most Popular Young Actors In 2022

Shivam ParasharShivam-Updated May 24, 2022


Young Actors

 

Dreams do not come to people after having taken their age and other personal details into consideration.

 

The distinction between the young, middle-aged, and even the old goes for a total toss when it comes to dreaming.

 

Often, just like the young, the elderly also have dreamt about making it big in Tinseltown.

 

Many of these hopeful dreamers do not only sit in front of their television sets yearning to catch a glimpse of the latest award shows but they are also often seen taking regular trips to the nearby theatre for movie outings.

 

However, since dreaming comprises a major part of what most young people do, it can often just turn out to be another one of their whimsical fantasies.

 

But, for a few lucky "fools who dare to dream", a lot of it can turn into reality.

 

That being said, there is no denying the fact that experienced screen performers like Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, or Leonardo Di Caprio have a lot to teach to those who wish to climb the tough ladder within the film industry.

 

However, there has been a steady change that has been sweeping the entertainment industry of late; a change that recognizes a lot many young performers turning out to be an inspiration all by themselves.

 

Needless to say, many of the actors of the newer generation are talented enough to carry a critically acclaimed motion picture or a television show on their brawny shoulders today.

 

While some of these performers may be remarkably young to be as famous as they already are, it would be unfair to conclude that they are all about glitz, glamour, or even luck.

 

While luck does play a huge part, we can't turn a blind eye to the hours of training that they must have undertaken in order to realize their respective dreams.

 

Be that as it may, even if these young actors manage to make a name for themselves within the entertainment industry, it takes more than just talent to keep their name afloat.

 

One has to keep performing relentlessly to stay relevant and impressive; more so if they are from the younger lot - a lot that comes under the scrutiny of critics in no time.

 

Therefore, we attempt to bring to our readers a refreshing list of 50 of the best young performers working within the cinematic universe today.

 

From competent child actors to those who are in their 20s, many of these actors have successfully proved themselves and have been surprisingly consistent at what they do.

 

Their affinity for the profession and undying hunger to demonstrate their work ethic is what continues to motivate them to deliver.

 

 

50. Phil Dunster

 

Phil Dunster

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 31, 1992
Place of Birth Reading, United Kingdom
Height NA
Debut Year 2013
Debut Film The Film-Maker's Son

 

Phil Dunster, who is known to have played the role of Lance Corporal Will Jensen in the drama series titled 'Strike Back', has been a part of several noteworthy shows.

 

He has appeared in the science fiction series called 'Humans' and in the comedy-drama series, titled 'The Trouble with Maggie Cole.' However, it was his character play of the snobbish Jamie Tartt on Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' that made him even more familiar among the viewers.

 

It must have been exciting for Phil Dunster to have played a footballer in the aforementioned show since he has always been a football fan.

 

 

 

49. Archie James Yates

 

Archie James Yates

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 22, 2009
Place of Birth Kent, England
Height 160 centimeters
Debut Year 2019
Debut Film Jojo Rabbit

 

Everyone who has seen Taika Waititi's coming-of-age satire titled 'Jojo Rabbit' has ended up liking the endearing characters that the motion picture carries.

 

One such character that managed to win over the audience was that of Yorki, played efficiently by Archie James Yates.

 

While not everyone loved the film, most of them did actually find Archie James Yates' character play of Yorki adorable.

 

Courtesy of his successful screen debut, there are reports that Disney has roped in the young actor to feature in a reboot of the 'Home Alone' franchise.

 

 

 

48. Alex R. Hibbert

 

Alex R. Hibbert

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 4, 2004
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 2016
Debut Film Moonlight

 

Alex R. Hibbert, who impressed one and all with his portrayal of the young version of the main character Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film 'Moonlight', has not been seen playing any major film role since.

 

However, his performance in 'Moonlight' was so emotionally enriching that he fit right in with the talented star cast of the movie.

 

That said, Alex R. Hibbert did participate in projects such as 'The Chi' and 'Black Panther', respectively.

 

Let us hope that we get to see him in more motion pictures in the years to come.

 

 

 

47. Mizero Ncuti Gatwa

 

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 15, 1992
Place of Birth Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut TV Show Bob Servant

 

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa is yet another star who shot to fame courtesy of the Netflix comedy-drama series, titled 'Sex Education.'

 

The actor was so good in the show that his performance ended up earning him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television and two BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance, respectively.

 

In addition, he even went on to receive a nomination on MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss for the show.

 

However, aside from the aforementioned series, Mizero Ncuti Gatwa has also been a part of other shows such as 'Stonemouth' and 'The Last Letter from Your Lover.' Unfortunately, his introduction as a Scottish celebrity went on to stir up controversy.

 

 

 

46. Bryshere Yazuan Gray

 

Bryshere Yazuan Gray

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 28, 1993
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2017
Debut TV Show The New Edition Story

 

Bryshere Yazuan Gray, popularly known as Yazz or Yazz the Greatest, shot to fame after having played the character of Hakeem Lyon in the popular musical drama television series, titled 'Empire.' His confident performance in the show ended up getting him nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star.

 

Bryshere Yazuan Gray, who is also known for his portrayal of Michael Bivins in the miniseries 'The New Edition Story', soon began to do features as an independent actor.

 

Having said that, our readers should know that aside from being an actor, he is also a rapper.

 

 

 

45. Nana-Kofi Siriboe

 

Nana-Kofi Siriboe

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1994
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

 

Kofi Siriboe, who hails from Los Angeles, California, is an actor and model who has made his presence felt in major shows such as 'Queen Sugar' and 'Girls Trip.'  While he has not been seen in a lot many feature films since he appeared in the aforementioned shows, he is rumored to be working in independent movies of late.

 

That said, Kofi Siriboe shifts his focus to fashion projects when he is not working in movies or television shows.

 

Needless to say, he has collaborated with several popular fashion brands till now.

 

 

 

44. Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe

 

Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 24, 1995
Place of Birth Clontarf, Australia
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut TV Show Comedy Inc.

 

The brown-haired Callan Ryan Claude McAuliffe, who is professionally known as Callan McAuliffe, is another fine young talent under the age of 30 to make it to our list.

 

The 27-year-old actor was one of the central protagonists in the period drama, titled 'The Great Gatsby.' When it comes to television shows, Callan McAuliffe has also managed to appear on the famous zombie-thriller, titled 'The Walking Dead.' 

 

Even though the Australian celebrity does not have an enormous following on social media, he is multi-talented, to say the least.

 

We say so because Callan McAuliffe has written a best-selling book called 'The Hill Ghost.'

 

 

 

43. Khylin Rhambo

 

Khylin Rhambo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 8, 1996
Place of Birth California, United States of America
Height 171 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut TV Show Reed Between the Lines

 

Khylin Rhambo is an actor and writer who is known for having appeared on shows such as 'Reed Between the Lines', 'The First Family', and MTV’s 'Teen Wolf.' However, these are not the only shows in which Rhambo has featured.

 

He has played a supporting role in other shows such as 'Ironside' and 'Criminal Minds' as well.

 

That said, the actor has also played a part in feature films like '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' and 'Ender's Game' among others.

 

 

 

42. Asher Dov Angel

 

Asher Dov Angel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 6, 2002
Place of Birth Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut Film Jolene

 

Asher Dov Angel, who began his career as a child actor in a film titled 'Jolene', is perhaps best known for his role as Jonah Beck in the Disney Channel series, 'Andi Mack.' 

 

The year 2019 saw him play the role of Billy Batson in the DC Extended Universe film, titled 'Shazam!' He will most likely be a part of its much-awaited sequel as well.

 

That being said, Asher Dov Angel has been among music and has also recorded a song with Wiz Khalifa.

 

 

 

41. Julian Bailey Dennison

 

Julian Bailey Dennison

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 26, 2002
Place of Birth Lower Hutt City, New Zealand
Height 160 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut Film Shopping

 

Julian Bailey Dennison, who debuted in the feature film titled 'Shopping', ended up winning the English Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same.

 

However, he delivered his finest performance in director Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople.' The project went on to become the highest-grossing New Zealand film in history.

 

That said, what made Julian Bailey Dennison connect to the viewers who liked the film was the fact that the young performer could get both funny and endearing at the same time.

 

He has also starred in popular feature films such as 'Deadpool 2', 'Godzilla vs. Kong', and 'The Christmas Chronicles 2' post the success of 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople.'

 

 

 

40. Jack Dylan Grazer

 

Jack Dylan Grazer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 3, 2003
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut TV Show The Greatest Event in Television History

 

Jack Dylan Grazer, who made his screen debut playing a minor role in the television show titled 'The Greatest Event in Television History', has become a well-recognized personality at Warner Bros.

 

The actor has been a part of successful motion pictures such as 'It' and 'Shazam!' One of the most recent projects that he has worked on is a series called 'We Are Who We Are', and, Jack Dylan Grazer is doing his very best to showcase his range as a performer in this one.

 

 

39. Stephan James

 

Stephan James

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 16, 1993
Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut Film My Babysitter's a Vampire

 

Stephan James is a Canadian film star who shot to fame after having won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor for his convincing portrayal of track and field sprinter Jesse Owens in the 2016 motion picture, titled 'Race.' 

 

The actor, who has been a part of the industry for more than a decade now, has also appeared in projects such as 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' and his debut feature, 'My Babysitter's a Vampire.' 

 

He also made his presence felt in titles such as 'If Beale Street Could Talk' and 'Selma.' That said, Stephan James managed to earn his first Golden Globe nomination for playing a soldier with PTSD in the psychological thriller, titled 'Homecoming.'

 

 

38. Cole Mitchell Sprouse

 

Cole Mitchell Sprouse

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 4, 1992
Place of Birth Arezzo, Italy
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 1993
Debut TV Show Grace Under Fire

 

Cole Mitchell Sprouse, who was apparently named after jazz singer Nat King Cole, has been acting ever since he was an infant.

 

The actor was a part of Disney’s 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody' and its spin-off series.

 

However, following the premiere of 'The Suite Life on Deck', Cole Mitchell Sprouse decided to take a break from acting so that he could focus on his education.

 

That said, his much-awaited comeback came after years as he was seen playing a significant role in one of the biggest CW’s series, titled 'Riverdale.' Even though the aforementioned show had a lot many A-list actors in its cast, Cole Mitchell Sprouse managed to spring a surprise and hold his own.

 

 

37. Joel Courtney

 

Joel Courtney

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 31, 1996
Place of Birth Monterey, California, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut Film Super 8

 

Joel Courtney, who made his debut and is best known for his role in the 2011 feature film titled 'Super 8', is one of the emerging stars within the industry.

 

The actor is also popular for his starring role in 'The Kissing Booth' series of films.

 

In addition, he has been a part of projects such as 'Mercy' 'Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn', 'The Empty Man', and 'Dear Eleanor' to name a few.

 

That said, Joel Courtney has also appeared on television shows such as 'Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D', 'APB', 'Double Dare', 'The Messengers', and 'Group Chat with Annie & Jayden.'

 

 

36. Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes Tiffin

 

Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes Tiffin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 6, 1997
Place of Birth London, United Kingdom
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut Film Bigga Than Ben

 

Hero Beauregard Faulkner Fiennes Tiffin, who is professionally known as Hero Fiennes Tiffin, is an actor, model, and producer.

 

Popular for starring as Hardin Scott in the 'After' series of feature films, he has also been a part of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.'  In addition to his aforementioned credits, Hero Fiennes Tiffin has also featured in projects such as 'The Silencing' and 'Private Peaceful' among others.

 

That said, he has also appeared in five episodes of the British television drama series, titled 'Safe.'

 

 

35. Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield

 

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 1, 1997
Place of Birth Islington, London, United Kingdom
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut Film After Thomas

 

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield, who is professionally known as Asa Butterfield, shot to fame after having featured in the critically acclaimed drama film, titled 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.'  The London Film Critics Circle Award nominee is easily among the most refined and talented male actors under the age of 30.

 

Even though Asa Butterfield was first noticed for his role in 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas', his character play in the television show titled 'Sex Education' remains his most significant to date.

 

 

34. Tanner Buchanan

 

Tanner Buchanan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 8, 1998
Place of Birth Ohio, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show Modern Family

 

Tanner Buchanan, who made his debut as a child actor on the hit television series titled 'Modern Family', has also featured in a lot many award-winning TV shows.

 

Even though he is best known for appearing in projects such as 'Designated Survivor' and 'Cobra Kai', Tanner Buchanan has appeared in critically acclaimed shows such as 'Game Shakers', 'Grey's Anatomy', and 'The Fosters' among others as well.

 

His resume is already full of much-admired shows and the actor is only in his early 20s.

 

 

33. Charlie Faulkner Plummer

 

Charlie Faulkner Plummer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 24, 1999
Place of Birth Poughkeepsie, New York, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut TV Show Onion SportsDome

 

Charlie Faulkner Plummer is one of the most talented young guys to make it to our coveted list.

 

He gave his career a kick-start as a child actor before transforming into a performer who has appeared in television dramas such as 'Granite Flats' and 'Boardwalk Empire.'  The actor has further been seen in titles such as 'Not Fade Away', 'King Jack', and 'Lean on Pete' among others.

 

His character projection in 'Lean on Pete' even earned him the Marcello Mastroianni Award for being the best emerging actor at the 74th Venice Film Festival.

 

 

32. Jace Lee Norman

 

Jace Lee Norman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 21, 2000
Place of Birth Corrales, New Mexico, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2012
Debut TV Show Jessie

 

Jace Lee Norman, who made his professional acting debut in a show titled 'Jessie' in the year 2012, made a name for himself after having portrayed Henry Hart in the Nickelodeon television series, called 'Henry Danger.'  

 

Even though he was involved with the aforementioned show for over six years, he also made an appearance on shows such as 'The Thunder' and 'Danger Force', respectively.

 

Even though he has a decent amount of screen experience at such a young age, what is commendable about Jace Lee Norman is the fact that he is an inspiring individual who has dared to open up about his experience as a person with dyslexia.

 

 

31. Ashton Durrand Sanders

 

Ashton Durrand Sanders

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 24, 1995
Place of Birth Carson, California, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut Film The Retrieval

 

Ashton Durrand Sanders, who is best known for playing the character of a teenager named Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film 'Moonlight', had made his screen debut in the Chris Eska directorial venture, titled 'The Retrieval.' 

 

In addition, Ashton Durrand Sanders has also been seen playing a minor role in the movie, titled 'Straight Outta Compton.' Not only that be he even appeared in an episode of the Refinery29 web series, called 'The Skinny.'

 

 

30. Nicholas William Hamilton

 

Nicholas William Hamilton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 4, 2000
Place of Birth Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut TV Show Mako: Island of Secrets

 

Nicholas William Hamilton, who is best known for portraying Rellian in 'Captain Fantastic', shot to fame after having featured in the 'It' series of films.

 

The 'Endless' actor has also been a part of a few short films at the beginning of his acting career.

 

Aside from the aforementioned features, he was also seen in titles such as 'Strangerland' and 'The Dark Tower.' Nicholas William Hamilton had also featured in the second season of Hulu's 'Love, Victor.'

 

 

29. Abraham Nii Attah

 

Abraham Nii Attah

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 2, 2002
Place of Birth Ghana
Height NA
Debut Year 2015
Debut Film Beasts of No Nation

 

Abraham Nii Attah, who impressed the viewers and critics alike with his adroit performance in the motion picture titled 'Beasts of No Nation', has also made an appearance on popular television shows such as 'Yuki Kaji' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming: Extras'. 

 

The actor, who has been dubbed "the next big actor" in Hollywood by plenty, did not have a background in acting.

 

That is precisely why we would like to see more of him on the big screen.

 

 

28. Ty Keegan Simpkins

 

Ty Keegan Simpkins

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 6, 2001
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut TV Show One Life to Live

 

Ty Keegan Simpkins may still be very young but he started appearing on the television right from the year in which he was born.

 

The actor, who made his feature film debut in filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s 'War of the Worlds', has been a part of well-known titles such as 'Insidious', 'Insidious: Chapter 2', 'Jurassic World', 'Iron Man 3', and 'Avengers: Endgame' among others.

 

It is not exactly a trivial thing to be a part of blockbusters like the ones mentioned above at such a young age.

 

Needless to say, Ty Keegan Simpkins has been doing well for himself.

 

 

27. Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey

 

Dacre Kayd Montgomery-Harvey

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 22, 1994
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut Film Betrand the Terrible

 

Dacre Montgomery, who is best known for his work on the popular show 'Stranger Things', has also featured in the reboot of the 'Power Rangers' film franchise.

 

Even though he is mostly known for his work on television, one cannot help but acknowledge that Dacre Montgomery will soon be making it big in the entertainment industry.

 

Having said that, our readers would like to know the fact that the actor even released his podcast in 2019, titled 'DKMH.' It features his poetic work.

 

 

26. Tye Kayle Sheridan

 

Tye Kayle Sheridan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 11, 1996
Place of Birth Elkhart, Texas, United States of America
Height 172 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut Film The Tree of Life

 

Tye Kayle Sheridan made his motion picture debut with 'The Tree of Life'; a film that starred Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain in prominent roles.

 

Sheridan was barely 10 years old when he had to compete with more than 10,000 other children to grab the opportunity to star in the aforementioned feature.

 

Needless to say, he managed to win the part and has appeared in several projects since.

 

Tye Kayle Sheridan has been seen in motion pictures such as 'X-Men: Apocalypse', 'Dark Phoenix', 'Deadpool 2', and 'Ready Player One' among others.

 

 

25. Jaeden Martell

 

Jaeden Martell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 4, 2003
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut Film St. Vincent

 

Jaeden Martell is yet another promising young actor to make it to our list. He was first seen in the acclaimed motion picture titled 'St. Vincent.' 

 

Jaeden Martell, who has been a part of some important television and film projects such as 'Defending Jacob', 'Knives Out', and 'It', continues to sign projects that manage to impress the viewers.

 

His first acting assignment was a commercial and, needless to mention, he has been a part of several commercials at the start of his career.

 

 

24. Jaden Christopher Syre Smith

 

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 8, 1998
Place of Birth Malibu, California, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Show All of Us

 

Not a lot of people would be surprised to find the young and energetic Jaden Smith on this list.

 

This is not only because the young actor has already been a part of some well-known projects, but also because he has two stars for parents.

 

Jaden Smith, who was first seen in a show titled 'All of Us', made his film debut movie in the much-loved motion picture, titled 'The Pursuit of Happyness.' His real-life father Will Smith played his on-screen dad and the two shared outstanding chemistry in the feature film.

 

That said, Jaden Smith has also been a part of two popular remakes, namely 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and 'The Karate Kid.'  Aside from acting, Jaden Smith has also tried his hands at singing.

 

 

23. Max Joseph Charles

 

Max Joseph Charles

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 18, 2003
Place of Birth Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show True Blood

 

Max Joseph Charles, who was first seen in the television show called 'True Blood', is considered to be one of the most refreshing talents under the age of 30 by critics and viewers alike.

 

The young actor has made his presence felt in feature films like 'The Three Stooges' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man.' In addition, he has also appeared on shows such as 'The Strain' and the comedy science fiction series, titled 'The Neighbors.'  

 

That said, we would like to inform our readers that Max Joseph Charles is also equally adept at singing and songwriting.

 

 

22. Noah Jupe

 

Noah Jupe

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 25, 2005
Place of Birth Islington, London, United Kingdom
Height 161 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut TV Show Penny Dreadful

 

Noah Jupe is a talented young performer who may not have been around for a long time yet, but he has already been a part of some known television and film projects.

 

Among his most popular television and film credits, the ones that define his career so far are: 'The Night Manager', 'The Undoing', 'Suburbicon', 'Wonder', 'A Quiet Place', 'A Quiet Place Part II', and 'Ford v Ferrari.' 

 

Also, for his performance in the drama titled 'Honey Boy', Noah Jupe was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

 

 

21. David Alvarez

 

David Alvarez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 11, 1994
Place of Birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2021
Debut TV Show American Rust

 

David Alvarez is a dancer and actor who is known for having appeared in director Steven Spielberg's 2021 film adaptation of 'West Side Story.' Our viewers would be pleasantly surprised to know that David Alvarez is one of the youngest winners of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

 

Also, he is a classically trained ballet dancer. That said, his outstanding portrayal of Billy Elliot in 'Billy Elliot the Musical' was highly praised by the critics and earned him their trust.

 

 

20. Anthony Ramos Martinez

 

Anthony Ramos Martinez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 1, 1991
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut TV Show Younger

 

Anthony Ramos Martinez, who is known for having originated the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway musical titled 'Hamilton', has also been a part of motion pictures such as 'In the Heights' and 'A Star Is Born.' 

 

The actor had also managed to receive a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in the stage recording of 'Hamilton' in the year 2020.

 

 

19. Charlie Ross Heaton

 

Charlie Ross Heaton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 6, 1994
Place of Birth Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut TV Show DCI Banks

 

Charlie Ross Heaton, who is relatively new to the scene, is so far best known for playing the role of Jonathan Byers in arguably the most popular Netflix science fiction horror series to date, namely 'Stranger Things.' 

 

Also a musician, he had shifted to London at the age of 16 to join a noise-rock band named Comanechi as the drummer.

 

The actor toured with them for over a year. Before making his acting debut in the television series 'DCI Banks', Charlie Ross Heaton had played a role in a short film, titled 'Life Needs Courage' in 2014.

 

 

18. Shameik Alti Moore

 

Shameik Alti Moore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 4, 1995
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut TV Show House of Payne

 

Shameik Alti Moore had to make it to our list not only because he can act, but also because he can dance, sing, and rap with equal enthusiasm.

 

Best known for voicing Miles Morales/Spider-Man in the film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' and its upcoming sequels, he even surprised many by his performance in projects such as 'Dope' and 'Cut Throat City.' 

 

In addition, Shameik Alti Moore has also been seen on shows such as 'House of Payne', 'Reed Between the Lines', 'Joyful Noise', and 'Incredible Crew.'

 

 

17. Noah Gregory Centineo

 

Noah Gregory Centineo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 9, 1996
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, United States of America
Height 184 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut Film The Gold Retrievers

 

Noah Gregory Centineo, who was first seen in the feature film 'The Gold Retrievers' in 2009, managed to transform into a star in the true sense of the word after having starred in two Netflix movies, namely 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' and 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.' Since he was playing a charming and lovable guy in both the features, his characters helped him attract a great deal of youth attention.

 

Noah Gregory Centineo, who is also known for portraying Jesus Adams Foster in the final three seasons of the television show titled 'The Fosters', has appeared in projects such as 'How to Build a Better Boy' and 'Swiped' among others.

 

 

16. Noah Cameron Schnapp

 

Noah Cameron Schnapp

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 3, 2004
Place of Birth Scarsdale, New York, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut Film Bridge of Spies 

 

Even though Noah Cameron Schnapp found fame after having portrayed Will Byers in 'Stranger Things', he burst into the mainstream after getting the golden opportunity to appear in acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's spy drama, titled 'Bridge of Spies.' 

 

One of the most talented child actors on the show, Noah Schnapp shone throughout the second season of 'Stranger Things.' He played the kid who gets abducted by a monster; something that reveals a ton of shocking things in return.

 

 

15. Finn Wolfhard

 

Finn Wolfhard

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 23, 2002
Place of Birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 179 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut TV Show The 100

 

There is no denying the fact that 'Stranger Things' has now produced more child stars than any show in recent memory.

 

Among the plethora of child actors who managed to make it big courtesy of the science fiction horror series, Finn Wolfhard is arguably one of the most talented.

 

His confident performance in the show also helped him land a decent role in the very successful 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's 'It.' Even though he is relatively new to stardom, we are certainly going to be seeing more of Finn Wolfhard in the near future.

 

 

14. Gaetano John "Gaten" Matarazzo III

 

Gaetano John "Gaten" Matarazzo III

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 8, 2002
Place of Birth Connecticut, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2015
Debut TV Show The Blacklist

 

Gaetano John "Gaten" Matarazzo III, who is professionally known as Gaten Matarazzo, is popular for playing Dustin Henderson in the Netflix science-fiction-horror drama series, titled 'Stranger Things.' The young host of the Netflix show 'Prank Encounters' has also appeared on Verizon FIOS commercials.

 

He is also the executive producer on the show. In addition to the aforementioned credits, we would like to add that Gaten Matarazzo is a competent Broadway performer.

 

He has made his striking presence felt in 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and 'Les Miserables', respectively.

 

 

13. Austin Robert Butler

 

Austin Robert Butler

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 17, 1991
Place of Birth Anaheim, California, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Hannah Montana

 

The sky is the limit for actor Austin Robert Butler who will soon be portraying legendary musician Elvis Presley in the upcoming biographical musical drama, titled 'Elvis.' 

 

Known for having appeared in television shows such as 'The Shannara Chronicles', 'Switched at Birth', 'Ruby & the Rockits', and 'The Carrie Diaries', he has also been a part of Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed period-drama, titled 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.' 

 

However, we can't wait to see what the 30-year-old has in store for us in the near future.

 

Of one thing we are sure though: his forthcoming feature 'Elvis' is going to push him to the cusp of stardom.

 

 

12. William Jack Poulter

 

William Jack Poulter

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 28, 1993
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Height 191 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut Film Son of Rambow

 

Aside from being an extremely talented young man, Will Poulter has to be arguably the most underrated screen performer to feature on our list.

 

Known for his ability to nail different accents, he is a versatile actor who has been seen in popular feature films such as 'We're the Millers', 'Detroit', 'Glassland', 'Midsommar', and the 'The Maze Runner' franchise.

 

That said, Will Poulter rose to prominence after having played Eustace Scrubb in the fantasy adventure film, titled 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.'

 

 

11. Alfred Thomas Highmore

 

Alfred Thomas Highmore

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 14, 1992
Place of Birth Camden Town, London, United Kingdom
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 1999
Debut Film Women Talking Dirty

 

One of the most experienced young stars on our list, Freddie Highmore has actually gone on to do what was deemed impossible until a few years ago.

 

The actor managed to further the complex yet revered character of Norman Bates in a show based on the Alfred Hitchcock directorial venture, titled 'Psycho.' 'Psycho' is easily one of Hollywood's most iconic motion pictures, and to see a young actor like Freddie Highmore repeat what Anthony Perkins did for Hitchcock back in 1960 was delightful, to say the least.

 

Of late, Freddie Highmore has been busy putting his acting range on display in yet another breakout hit, titled 'The Good Doctor.'  Let us hope he is among the awards soon.

 

 

10. Ansel Elgort

 

Ansel Elgort

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 14, 1994
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States of America
Height 193 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut Film Carrie

 

Ansel Elgort made his screen debut with the horror feature 'Carrie' in the year 2013.

 

However, he has to wait for a decent amount of appreciation to come his way until the release of 'The Fault in Our Stars.' 

 

The actor, who also appeared in 'The Divergent Series', gained further recognition after having starred as Baby in the critically acclaimed motion picture, titled 'Baby Driver.' In fact, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for the same.

 

Of late, he was seen playing Tony in Steven Spielberg's 2021 film version of 'West Side Story.'

 

 

9. Iain Armitage

 

Iain Armitage

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 15, 2008
Place of Birth Georgia, United States of America
Height 159 centimeters
Debut Year 2017 
Debut TV Show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

 

This talented child actor might be best known for his starring role as Sheldon Cooper in the hit series 'Young Sheldon', but he has also appeared on other popular television shows such as 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'Big Little Lies.' 

 

Iain Armitage, who has also voiced young Shaggy Rogers in 'Scoob!', has been a recipient of the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Leading Young Actor) for his character play of Sheldon Cooper.

 

The child star is now set to reprise his role in the next feature film, titled 'Scoob: Holiday Haunt', which is slated to release later this year on HBO Max.

 

 

8. Jacob Tremblay

 

Jacob Tremblay

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 5, 2006
Place of Birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 2013
Debut TV Show Motive

 

Jacob Tremblay has to be one of the most active and promising young actors within the cinematic universe today.

 

He shot to fame after having played Jack Newsome in the critically acclaimed feature film, titled 'Room.' For his performance, he won a Critics' Choice Award, a Canadian Screen Award, and became the youngest nominee for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

 

The young star was also praised for his competent performance in the 2017 feature, titled 'Wonder'; a film in which he starred alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

 

Jacob Tremblay has also appeared in motion pictures such as 'Good Boys', 'Before I Wake', and 'Shut In' among others.

 

 

7. John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega

 

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 17, 1992
Place of Birth Peckham, London, United Kingdom
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2011
Debut TV Show Becoming Human

 

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, who is professionally known as John Boyega, hit it out of the park after he got the golden opportunity to star in the 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy.

 

Needless to say, the trilogy brought him international fame. It is said that the 29-year-old actor managed to win the role in the 'Star Wars' trilogy of new-age films after he impressed director J.J. Abrams with his magnificent performance as Moses in the British science-fiction comedy, titled 'Attack the Block.' 

 

John Boyega has not only received the BAFTA Rising Star Award but was also awarded the Trophée Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival; both in the year 2016.

 

In addition, he was also called one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by the New African magazine in the year 2020.

 

 

6. Ezra Matthew Miller

 

Ezra Matthew Miller

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 30, 1992
Place of Birth Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2008
Debut TV Show Cakey! The Cake from Outer Space

 

Even though Ezra Matthew Miller was first seen in the television show 'Cakey! The Cake from Outer Space', he made his feature film debut with 'Afterschool.' That said, the actor who is a total delight both on-screen and off-screen, stunned the viewers with his mind-numbing portrayal of Kevin in the motion picture, titled 'We Need to Talk About Kevin.' 

 

The young star has also appeared in the coming-of-age drama 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', 'The Stanford Prison Experiment', and the comedy flick 'Trainwreck' as well.

 

That being said, the finale of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' also puts Ezra Miller's character at the center of the plot.

 

 

5. Barry Keoghan

 

Barry Keoghan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 18, 1992
Place of Birth Summerhill, Dublin, Ireland
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show Jack Taylor

 

This unbelievably talented Irish actor has made a name for himself after having delivered fantastic performances in motion pictures such as 'Dunkirk' and 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer.'  

 

For his character play in the latter, he won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

 

Furthermore, he was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in 'Calm with Horses.' That said, Barry Keoghan has also played a role in television shows and films such as 'Love/Hate', 'The Green Knight', and 'Eternals' among others.

 

 

4. Lucas Hedges

 

Lucas Hedges

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 12, 1996
Place of Birth Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut Film Dan in Real Life

 

Born to filmmaker Peter Hedges, Lucas Hedges started his career by playing a few supporting roles in feature films such as 'Dan in Real Life', 'Moonrise Kingdom', and 'Kill the Messenger.' 

 

However, his breakout role came in the 2016 drama, titled 'Manchester by the Sea.' His confident portrayal of a sardonic teenager was widely appreciated and Lucas Hedges went on to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same.

 

The honor made him the eighth-youngest nominee in the category. That said, the young star has also played supporting roles in dramas such as 'Lady Bird' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri', respectively.

 

 

3. Jharrel Jerome

 

Jharrel Jerome

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 9, 1997
Place of Birth Bronx, New York, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2016
Debut Film Moonlight

 

Jharrel Jerome is an American actor and rapper who made his dream debut in the Academy Award-winning motion picture, titled 'Moonlight.' He is one of the few actors on our list who is equally known for the "digital" roles that he has gone on to play after his very successful feature film debut.

 

Jharrel Jerome gained further fame after having played Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay's miniseries, titled 'When They See Us.' Those who liked him in the two aforementioned projects should definitely try watching him in ventures such as 'Mr. Mercedes' and 'Concrete Cowboy', respectively.

 

 

2. Thomas Stanley Holland

 

Thomas Stanley Holland

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1996
Place of Birth London, England
Height 171 centimeters
Debut Year 2010
Debut Film Arrietty

 

Thomas Stanley Holland, who is professionally known as Tom Holland, is relishing the mind-boggling success of his latest release 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' which has turned out to be one of the highest-grossing motion pictures in the United States of America and the world.

 

It may not have been very easy for Tom Holland to take on a role that has already been so iconic in the superhero universe.

 

However, he managed to impress the viewers worldwide with his praiseworthy enactment of the popular character.

 

In addition to the blockbuster 'Spider-Man' films that he has been a part of, Tom Holland has also directed a short film called 'Tweet' and had voiced roles in computer-animated features as well.

 

 

1. Timothée Hal Chalamet

 

Timothée Hal Chalamet

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 27, 1995
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show Law & Order

 

Timothée Hal Chalamet, who was first seen in the legal drama series titled 'Law & Order', is arguably the most promising young star in the world today.

 

The 'Dune' actor was born and raised in New York City and has already been among awards and nominations courtesy of his exciting and confident performances.

 

His character play in 'Call Me by Your Name' earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor at the age of 22.

 

Chalamet was also appreciated for his performances in feature films such as 'Beautiful Boy' and 'Little Women', respectively.

 

The actor has recently been seen in films like 'The French Dispatch' and 'Don't Look Up.' He is all set to appear in 'Wonka' and the second installment of 'Dune' as well.

 

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