20 best young actors under the age of 22

Young actors who have the potential to become great adult actors
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Dev Patel
Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins. His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire. In March 2015...
 
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Abigail Breslin
Academy Award-nominated actress Abigail Breslin is one of the most sought-after actors of her generation. Her unique and charismatic talents have contributed to her versatile roles in both comedy and drama. Most recently, Breslin starred in the first season of the horror-comedy series, "Scream Queens" opposite Emma Roberts...
 
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Dakota Fanning
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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Jimmy Bennett
Actor, Hostage
James 'Jimmy' Bennett was born on February 9, 1996 in Seal Beach, California. He has appeared in guest starring roles on The Guardian, Judging Amy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and recently Everwood, and has been cast in some of the most successful productions in that decade. At age six Jimmy said he wanted to be on TV...
 
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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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Asa Butterfield
Actor, Hugo
Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in films...
 
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Elle Fanning
Actress, Maleficent
Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. 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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Will Poulter
Will Poulter is an English actor, recognized for his performances as Lee Carter in Son of Rambow, Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Kenny Rossmore in We're the Millers. Will was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Caroline (Barrah), a nurse, and Neil Poulter, a professor of cardiology. His mother was raised in an Anglo family in Kenya...
 
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Joel Courtney
Actor, Super 8
Joel was born in Monterey, California, and raised in Moscow, Idaho. His parents are both school teachers. He is the youngest of four children and has two older brothers (Caleb and Josh) and an older sister (Chantelle). At age 14, Joel went to visit his brother, Caleb, during summer vacation. His brother was pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles...
 
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Liam Aiken
Liam Pádraic Aiken was born January 7, 1990, in New York City, to Moya and Bill Aiken, an MTV producer. His mother was born in Ireland, while his father was an American of Irish descent. It was apparent from the beginning that Liam was a natural actor. After securing a small part on Broadway in the award-winning production of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," Liam's big break came in 1997...
 
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Ryan Lee
Actor, Super 8
 
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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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Peyton List
Actress, Jessie
Peyton is well-known for her roles on the hit Disney series Jessie and Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid film franchise. List most recently wrapped the teen comedy, The Outskirts, for director Peter Hutchings. Her other feature credits include Fox 2000's 27 Dresses and Summit's Remember Me. List has an array of television credits...
 
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Cole Sprouse
Twins Dylan and Cole Sprouse were born August 4, 1992 in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. The Sprouses began their acting career at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Brett Butler's youngest child, Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire...
 
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Munro Chambers
Munro Chambers was born on July 29, 1990 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. He has been acting since he was 7. He has a twin brother named Thomas, as well as a younger brother named Michael. He is an actor and is best known for his character, Eli Goldsworthy, on Degrassi and for his role on "The Latest Buzz"...