100 most watchable young actors of today

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Shawn Pyfrom
Shawn is originally from FL. but started coming out to LA when he was 7 years old, along with his brother, Chris and sister, Amber. He has a natural talent for acting and a real love for the entertainment business. He has two very supportive parents that have helped him fulfill his dream. His future plans are to go to continue with his incredible art paintings...
 
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Devon Aoki
Actress, Sin City
Born in New York but raised in California, Devon Aoki is no stranger to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant magnate Rocky Aoki and her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer. Devon is of Japanese (from her father) and German and English (from her mother) ancestry...
 
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Skandar Keynes
Skandar Amin Casper Keynes (born 5 September 1991) is an English actor best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in the 2005 film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He returned in the role of Edmund in the film's sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader...
 
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Dakota Fanning
Actress, Coraline
Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel Islander descent...
 
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Mila Kunis
Actress, Black Swan
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
 
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Armie Hammer
Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's recent ancestry includes Russian...
 
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Thomas Dekker
Thomas Dekker was born to parents who possess very artistic and theatrical characteristics. His mother is an acting coach, actress, singer and concert pianist, while his father was an artist, set designer, opera singer and actor. Dekker began acting at age six, when he received a minor role on The Young and the Restless...
 
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Emma Watson
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
 
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Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress, Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian...
 
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Taylor Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
 
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Freida Pinto
Freida Selena Pinto was born in Bombai (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India, to Sylvia, a school principal, and Frederick Pinto, a senior bank branch manager. She is from a Mangalorean family. Pinto traversed the modeling circuit in Mumbai [represented by Elite Model Management India] for two years before...
 
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Olivia Wilde
Actress, Rush
Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern-day renaissance woman. Starring in films and popular television shows, Wilde shares the screen with renowned actors while simultaneously giving back to the community. Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City, to journalists Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn...
 
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Hailee Steinfeld
Actress, True Grit
Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and her mother's ancestry is Filipino...
 
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Johann Urb
Actor, 1408
Johann Urb was born in Tallinn, Estonia in 24 January 1977 into family of Tarmo and Maris. When Johann was ten he moved to Finland with his mother and her new husband. They lived in several small towns until they finally settled in Tampere. At the age of 17 Johann moved to his father in New York where he soon started a modeling career...
 
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Lucas Till
Lucas Daniel Till was born in Fort Hood, Texas, to Dana Lyn (Brady) and John Mark Till, a lieutenant colonel in the army. He spent most of his childhood growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, Lucas' family quickly noticed that he had an affinity for impersonating voices and characters...
 
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Jack Yang
Jack Yang has devoted the last 8 years of his life to acting, modeling and film. This Canadian/American artist already established a career in modeling and commercial acting when his love for art lead him behind the camera to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena for Film Directing and Photo. Further studies lead him to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he found his true calling...
 
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Taylor Kitsch
Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights, actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens. Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia...
 
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Ellen Page
Actress, Inception
Ellen Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony...
 
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Booboo Stewart
Booboo Stewart was thrust into the spotlight with his winning the coveted role of Seth Clearwater in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and reprising the role in both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. At age 10 Booboo began his career as a model, participating in numerous campaigns. He received a record deal at the age of 12 with Walt Disney records-touring with acts such as The Jonas Brothers...
 
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Tyler Posey
Actor, Teen Wolf
Tyler was born in Santa Monica, California and lives in the Los Angeles area. He is the son of Cyndi Garcia and actor John Posey. His heritage is Irish, English (on his father's side) & Mexican (on his mother's side). He developed an early interest in the art and began his acting career performing on stage with his actor/writer dad...
 
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Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Mandy Teefey, who is of part Italian descent, and Ricardo Gomez, who is of Mexican descent and originally from New Mexico. Her parents divorced in 1997. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck"...
 
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America Ferrera
Actress, Ugly Betty
America Georgine Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company's comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-10). Her acting garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy...
 
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Brenda Song
Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles. Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She stars as London Tipton...
 
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Reeve Carney
Reeve Carney originated the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, in the record-breaking Broadway musical, "Spider-Man: Turn Off Thee Dark" in 2010. A lifelong musician, Reeve jumped at the opportunity to perform a score by U2's Bono and The Edge--not to mention re-team with director Julie Taymor, who he'd worked with in her film, "The Tempest"...
 
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Kevin G. Schmidt
Kevin G. Schmidt is formerly best known as the chubby clarinet-playing son in the blockbuster Cheaper by the Dozen films or as "Noah Newman" on the #1 daytime drama The Young and the Restless. Kevin also co-starred with Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato in the Disney original movie, Princess Protection Program...
 
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Dane DeHaan
Actor, Chronicle
Dane DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film and television audiences and is one of the industry's most sought after actors of his generation. Dane is shooting Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness and will soon begin production starring in Luc Besson's Valerian. DeHaan has recently finished shooting the indie...
 
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Jackson Rathbone
Actor, Twilight
Monroe Jackson Rathbone V was born December 14, 1984 on a beautiful island in Singapore, to American parents Randee Lynn (Brauner) and Monroe Jackson Rathbone IV, who worked for Mobil Oil. His great-grandfather was a chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey, and his ancestry includes English, German, and French...
 
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Kelly Blatz
Actor, Prom Night
Kelly Blatz was raised in Burbank, California, where he attended Burbank High school. There he excelled in sports. It was his film class his senior year that led him to decide to become an actor. He decided to drop out of Loyola Marymount University after only going to orientation. He then started studying acting with Ivana Chubbuck at her studio in Hollywood, where he spent the next 2 years...
 
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Beau Mirchoff
Actor, Awkward.
Beau Mirchoff was born on Friday the 13th of January, 1989, in Seattle, Washington. Two days later, he moved to his family's home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. His father Bill, is a podiatrist from California and his mother Kelley, is a full-time homemaker from Washington State...
 
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Kristopher Turner
Kristopher was born in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an only child. Kristopher discovered he had a love for the stage very early in life; landing a small role in his high school's production of A Midsummer's Night Dream. He received a degree in theatre from the University of Winnipeg...
 
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Dyllan Christopher
Actor, Armageddon
Dyllan began his acting career early, at two, appearing in a Lemon Clorox commercial and landing a recurring role on prime time television as the illegitimate son of Murphy Brown. He garnered a private school education from the illustrious Flintridge Prep, graduating in the top 20 of his class. His continued work on films...
 
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Ben Davies
Actor, Courageous
Ben Davies has been acting since before he could walk. In fact, he was still in diapers when he appeared in his first national TV and print ad campaign. The scion of a successful model and an All American athlete, Ben was blessed with both striking physical features and a strong physical body. He was ranked the No...
 
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Bryan Fisher
Started in theater at South Coast Repertory when he was 12. Majored in theater at UCSD. Best known for playing the all-american, philanthropic, athlete "Jason McNamara" on the ABC sitcom, The George Lopez show. Also known for playing lead roles in films such as Lionsgate's Jekyll + Hyde and the Indie-Netflix film He's Such a Girl...
 
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Max Thieriot
Actor, Jumper
Max Thieriot was born in 1988 in Los Altos Hills, California, and has two siblings. He was raised in Occidental, CA, and graduated from Sonoma Country Day School in 2002 and El Molino High School in 2006. He started acting when he took an improvisation class and modeled for GAP. He was also in two short films before making his big-screen debut in Catch That Kid...
 
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Steven Yeun
Son of Je Yeun (Father) and June Yeun (Mother). Has a brother named Brian Yeun. His parents own two beauty supply stores in Detroit, MI, USA. Went to Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, where he studied Psychology as a major subject(BS in Psychology, 2005). Was a member of Stir Friday Night, a sketch-comedy group made up of Asian-American performers...
 
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Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson is best known for his starring role in the critically acclaimed CBS Films "The Kings of Summer." This was followed by shooting a lead role in the Universal action adventure sequel "Jurassic World." Robinson stars alongside Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Bryce Dallas Howard...
 
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Austin Butler
Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management company...
 
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James Francis Kelly III
To say that James Francis Kelly III is an exceptional young man would be putting it mildly. At the age of sixteen James is on the verge of becoming a household Hollywood name. With his role in "Rocky Balboa," the sixth film from Sylvester Stallone, James is preparing for the next step. Whatever the next step may be...
 
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Emma Stone
Actress, The Help
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix...
 
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Luis Jose Lopez
Dominican born and New York and New Jersey bred, Luis Jose Lopez got an early start as a dancer and singer in various musical groups and tour the US and latin america. He landed his first tv and film job in the series 'Now and Again' alongside John Goodman and the movie "center stage' as a lead Salsa Dancer...
 
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Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel and fire department captain Skip Panettiere. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. She has Italian, and some English and German, ancestry. Her mother got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old...
 
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Josh Dallas
Actor, Thor
Josh Dallas was born in Louisville Kentucky. He grew up right across the Ohio River in New Albany Indiana. He attended New Albany Senior Public High School, and was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing Arts programs. This is where the fire was lit, that would push Josh to continue pursing the arts...
 
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Steven Strait
Actor, 10,000 BC
Steven Strait was born on March 23, 1986 in New York City, New York, the son of Jean (Viscione) and Richard Dyer Strait. He is of half English and half Italian descent. As a child, Steven grew up in Grenwich Village with his family. He attended Xavier High School and enrolled himself at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting to pursue his dream as an actor...
 
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Rhys Wakefield
Actor, The Purge
Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor who first started out as a regular on the Australian TV series Home and Away. In 2008 he was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film by the Australian Film Institute and the Australian Film Critics Circle for his lead role in The Black Balloon. Rhys followed this with a role in the action-adventure feature film Sanctum...
 
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Ryan Guzman
Ryan Anthony Guzman is an American actor, model, and mixed martial arts fighter. He was born September 21, 1987 in Abilene, Texas, to Lisa (Hudson) and Ray Guzman. After his fathers' service in the Air Force ended, the family moved to Sacramento, CA to raise Ryan and later on his younger brother Steven...
 
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Maggie Grace
Actress, Taken
Maggie Grace was born on September 21, 1983, in Columbus, Ohio, to Valinn (Everett) and Rick Denig, who ran a jewelry business. She has English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Grace got her start in films in 2002 with Murder in Greenwich and Shop Club. In 2003, at the age of 20, she played a creepy...
 
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Jacob Artist
Actor, Glee
Jacob, Melissa Benoist, Dean Geyer, and Becca Tobin were chosen as ambassadors for Coca Cola's new product, P10 300 ml Coke Mismo. In June 2013, they were flown to Manila, Philippines to endorse the product by visiting different malls and meeting with fans. In July 2013, he was chosen as one of the eleven Abercrombie & Fitch's Stars on the Rise
 
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Scott Mechlowicz
Actor, EuroTrip
Scott David Mechlowicz was born in New York City, to Susan (Lehrman) and Morris Mechlowicz. He was raised in Plano, Texas. He graduated from Plano Senior High School and after one semester of university in Texas, he studied at and graduated from UCLA in 2003. His career began with Neverland, a short film...
 
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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie is an Australian actress born in Dalby, Queensland, and raised on the Gold Coast, spending much of her time at the farm belonging to her grandparents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist. Robbie attended and graduated from Somerset College. In her late teens, she moved to Melbourne to pursue an acting career...
 
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Tequan Richmond
Tequan (Tuh-kwon) Richmond arrived in Los Angeles from his hometown of Burlington, North Carolina a little over a decade ago, but he certainly hasn't sat idle since planting his feet in Los Angeles soil. He has appeared in a national Spalding basketball commercial with Boston Celtic's Paul Pierce, as well as other national commercials for Verizon Wireless...
 
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Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. Her father, a senator, was then a visiting lecturer in political science. She was raised in Kenya. At age 16, her parents sent her back to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish...
 
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Tom Hughes
Actor, About Time
Cheshire-born - in 1986 - Tom Hughes attended Upton High School and even before going to RADA had a wealth of acting experience with the Cheshire Youth Theatre, the Jigsaw Music Group, the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre and the Belgian company Victoria. He even managed to find time to play in a band Safehouse...
 
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Burkely Duffield
Actor, Warcraft
Burkely Duffield is an Canadian Actor best known for his role as Eddie Miller in the Belgian/American/British Teen Drama Mystery on Nickelodeon: House of Anubis. He will also star as Lloyd in the Nickelodeon television movie, "Rags". He began his career in 2006 as Jonathan Chandler in "Under the Mistletoe" and in season 7 of the Sci-Fi series SuperNatural as Ryan McAnn.
 
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Brenton Thwaites
Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He played Luke Gallagher on the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE and Stu Henderson on the Australian soap opera hit Home and Away. His films include Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Oculus, Maleficent, and The Giver. He starred in Gods of Egypt and will headline Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, with Johnny Depp...
 
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Matt Prokop
A native Texan who moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of acting at the age of 16, Matt Prokop is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's hottest, most- coveted young stars. After making appearances on the hit comedies The Office and Hannah Montana, Prokop competed globally and was cast in a highly sought-after role Disney's High School Musical 3: Senior Year...
 
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Emily Alyn Lind
Emily Alyn Lind's body of work would be impressive for any Hollywood actress, but for a rising star at such a young age, it is quite remarkable. It is not surprising though, given her family's film background. She is the middle daughter of producer and assistant director John Lind, and actress Barbara Alyn Woods...
 
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Suraj Sharma
Actor, Life of Pi
Suraj was born and raised in New Dehli, India. His mother is an economist and his father is a software engineer. He has a brother and sister who are both younger than he. Was one of 3,000 to audition for the role of Pi in Life of Pi and he attended the audition only because his younger brother asked him to...
 
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Nathan Keyes
Keyes was born in Washington, D.C. to Holly and Dale Gumke, but he was raised in York, Pennsylvania with younger brother Chris.After graduating in 2004, Keyes moved to Los Angeles, where he started working as graphic designer and photographer of CD covers. Meanwhile, he studied acting with coach Stephanie Feury.He landed a recurring role on ABC Family's Three Moons Over Milford...
 
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Michael B. Jordan
Actor, Creed
Michael B. Jordan, middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey by Donna (Davis), and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name Bakari means "noble promise" in Swahili. Jordan has starred in three of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of the past decade...
 
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Colin Ford
Actor, Push
The "Supernatural" kid isn't so supernatural. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he soon aspired to the career of acting at the age of 4, where he first got his modeling job in Atlanta, Georgia. He broke into feature films at the age of 5 where he played as Clinton Jr, in "Sweet Home Alabama". He made more films after that...
 
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Gemma Arterton
Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden. Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived with her younger sister and her mother...
 
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Keke Palmer
Actress, Grease Live!
Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but...
 
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Emily Osment
Emily Jordan Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot with Dick Van Dyke...
 
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Logan Lerman
Logan was born in Beverly Hills, to a Jewish family. His parents are Lisa (Goldman), who works as his manager, and Larry Lerman, an orthotist and businessman. He has two siblings, Lindsey and Lucas, both older. His relatives operate the orthotics and prosthetics company Lerman & Son, which was founded by his great-grandfather, Jacob Lerman...
 
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Rhys Wakefield
Actor, The Purge
Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor who first started out as a regular on the Australian TV series Home and Away. In 2008 he was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film by the Australian Film Institute and the Australian Film Critics Circle for his lead role in The Black Balloon. Rhys followed this with a role in the action-adventure feature film Sanctum...
 
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Nathan Kress
Actor, iCarly
Known around the world for his lead role on Nickelodeon's hit show "iCarly", Nathan plays Freddie Benson, Carly's smitten next-door neighbor and technical producer of her web show. Now that iCarly has ended its stellar run, Nathan is breaking out into feature films, as a lead in "Into the Storm," a Steve Quale tornado thriller for New Line Cinema, due to be released in August 2014...
 
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Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather)...
 
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Ryan Corr
In 2011, Ryan was the recipient of the prestigious Australians in Film 'Heath Ledger Scholarship' and in 2010 he won the IF 'Out of the Box' award. He has also received Logie nominations in the categories of Most Outstanding New Talent and Most Popular New Male Talent. With several main cast TV credits already to his name...
 
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Shane Harper
Shane Harper began dancing, singing, and acting in community theater at the age of 9. He was offered agency representation in the spring of 2006, at a regional dance competition. Shane obtained a black belt in Kempo Karate, and is an accomplished musician and songwriter, as well as a professionally trained dancer...
 
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Gattlin Griffith
Actor, Changeling
Gattlin Griffith began auditioning at the tender age of seven years old. His first attempt at acting followed in the footsteps of his father, stuntman Tad Griffith, when he auditioned for a commercial role requiring stunt work. While he did not get that part, Gattlin did catch the eye of the casting director who had him audition for a national commercial for Yamaha motorbikes...