The most talented young actor/actresses

by bo_the | created - 18 Mar 2012 | updated - 18 Mar 2012 | Public

1. Josh Hutcherson

Actor | The Hunger Games

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster Hutcherson, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to ...

2. Shailene Woodley

Actress | Divergent

Actress Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California, to Lori (Victor), a middle school counselor, and Lonnie Woodley, a school principal. She has one brother, Tanner. She was educated at Simi Valley High School in California. When Woodley was four years old she began commercial modeling. ...

3. Spencer List

Actor | Bringing Up Bobby

Born April 6th, 1998, Spencer List is an actor who began his career at an early age in various films, television series, and commercials. Spencer recently wrapped the independent feature "The Bachelors," written and directed by Kurt Voelker, opposite J.K. Simmons and Josh Wiggins. Most recently, ...

4. Chloë Grace Moretz

Actress | Let Me In

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 ...

5. 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...

6. Saoirse Ronan

Actress | Hanna

Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in Dublin and briefly in Co. Carlow before moving back to Dublin with her ...

7. Nathan Gamble

Actor | The Mist

Nathan Gamble was born on January 12, 1998 in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for The Mist (2007), The Dark Knight (2008) and Babel (2006).

8. Bella Thorne

Actress | The DUFF

Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara (Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings, Remy Thorne, Dani Thorne and Kaili Thorne, all of whom have also acted. She is of Cuban (father) and Irish, Italian, English, German, and Welsh (mother) ancestry. At the...

9. Max Records

Actor | Where the Wild Things Are

Max Records was born on June 18, 1997 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) and The Brothers Bloom (2008).

10. Abigail Breslin

Actress | Little Miss Sunshine

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.

Recently, Breslin headlined the first season of the horror-comedy series, Scream Queens (2015)...

11. Lucas Cruikshank

Actor | Fred

Lucas Cruikshank is a teenage director and actor who got his start by making videos with his cousins John and Katie, and posting them on You Tube. Together, the trio is known as JKL Productions. Lucas decided to make videos by himself a while after he came up with the character you all love, Fred, ...

12. Ariel Winter

Actress | Sofia the First

Ariel Winter is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents with notable roles both in both television and film. Ariel stars on ABC's critically acclaimed and Emmy® winning hit series, "Modern Family (2009)." Winter plays 'Alex Dunphy,' the brainy middle child in the Dunphy family, opposite Ty ...

13. Dylan Minnette

Actor | Prisoners

Dylan Christopher Minnette was born December 29, 1996 in Evansville, Indiana, to Robyn and Craig Minnette. Scouted by an agent in Chicago, Dylan began work on commercial modeling and acting at the age of seven. He later relocated to Los Angeles, CA to continue his acting career.

Dylan scored his ...

14. Kendall Applegate

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Kendall Applegate was born on March 12, 1999 in Versailles, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress, known for Desperate Housewives (2004), Opposite Day (2009) and Ranger Rob: The Movie (2010).

15. Callan McAuliffe

Actor | Flipped

Callan McAuliffe is an Australian actor, currently working in the USA, UK and Australia. He was born in Sydney, Australia and ultimately educated at The SCOTS College, wherafter he retains an immunity to - and perhaps even a fondness of - bagpipes. His USA career began in 2009 when Rob Reiner cast ...

16. Liana Liberato

Actress | If I Stay

Liana Liberato was born in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of Rhondelle, a former real estate agent, and George Liberato. Her first significant role came in "Galveston: The Musical" when she was age 7. In the summer of 2005, she attended a week-long acting camp in California, where she attracted the...

17. Zachary Gordon

Actor | The Good Doctor

Zachary Gordon was born on February 15, 1998 in Oak Park, California, USA as Zachary Adam Gordon. He is an actor and director, known for The Good Doctor (2017), Dead of Summer (2016) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).

18. Darcy Rose Byrnes

Actress | Sofia the First

Darcy Rose Byrnes was born on November 4, 1998 in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Sofia the First (2013), Desperate Housewives (2004) and The Young and the Restless (1973).

19. Tyler Patrick Jones

Actor | Red Dragon

Tyler Patrick Jones was born on March 12, 1994 in California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Red Dragon (2002), Minority Report (2002) and Bad News Bears (2005).

20. Avalon Robbins

Actress | The Three Stooges

Avalon Robbins is an actress, known for The Three Stooges (2012), Scarf (2015) and White Wolf (2010).

21. Kodi Smit-McPhee

Actor | Let Me In

Kodi was born on June 13, 1996 in Adelaide, Australia, to Sonja Smit and Andy McPhee, who is an actor and professional wrestler. His sister is actress Sianoa Smit-McPhee.

In 2014, Kodi starred in Twentieth Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, ...

22. Mackenzie Foy

Actress | Interstellar

Mackenzie Christine Foy was born 10 November, 2000. She began her career as a child model in 2004, working for Garnet Hill, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Guess Kids. She has also modeled in print ads for companies such as Rubbermaid, Jones Apparel Group,The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Target Corporation,...

23. Jimmy Bennett

Actor | Orphan

James 'Jimmy' Bennett was born on February 9, 1996 in Seal Beach, California. He has appeared in guest starring roles on The Guardian (2001), Judging Amy (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and recently Everwood (2002), and has been cast in some of the most successful productions in that ...

24. Haley Ramm

Actress | Disconnect

Haley Ramm must have been in quite a hurry to start living because her entrance into this world came five weeks early. At age three she started dancing in local studios, and by the time she was seven she was choreographing her own freestyle dances at school talent shows. Her love of center stage ...

25. Chase Ellison

Actor | Tooth Fairy

Chase Ellison was born on September 22, 1993 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Tooth Fairy (2010), Mysterious Skin (2004) and Fireflies in the Garden (2008).

26. Mackenzie Brooke Smith

Actress | The Family Fang

Mackenzie was born in Florida and from the beginning demonstrated a keen ability to entertain and perform. At the tender age of four, Mackenzie booked her first commercial in Texas. She enjoyed is so much the work couldn't come in fast enough for her. At the age of 5, Mackenzie received ...

27. Mason Cook

Actor | Speechless

At just 17 years old, Mason Cook has made quite an impact on film and television. Mason stars as Ray DiMeo on ABC's award-winning television comedy Speechless, airing Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c.

In 2015, Mason notably was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's ...

28. India Eisley

Actress | Underworld Awakening

Eisley was born on October 29, 1993, in Los Angeles, California, to musician David Glen Eisley and actress Olivia Hussey. Her grandfather was actor Anthony Eisley. Eisley and her mother appeared together in the movie Headspace (2005). After small roles in various independent films, Eisley gained a ...

29. Jake T. Austin

Actor | Wizards of Waverly Place

Jake T. Austin was born Jake Austin Szymanski in New York City, to Giny Rodriguez Toranzo and Joe Szymanski. His middle initial is taken from his mother's name Toranzo. He has a younger sister, Ava. His father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentinian, ...

30. Mary Mouser

Actress | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Mary Mouser was born on May 9, 1996 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA as Mary Matilyn Mouser. She is known for her work on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005) and NCIS (2003).

31. Dakota Goyo

Actor | Real Steel

Dakota Goyo was born in Toronto, Canada, to Debra Goyo, a former model and singer, and David Goyo. His siblings, Devon Goyo and Dallas Goyo, have also acted. He has Italian and Scottish ancestry.

Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant. His television debut came at the age of 5 in the CBS...

32. Georgie Henley

Actress | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage performances such as "...

33. Bradley Steven Perry

Actor | Lab Rats: Elite Force

In 2007, Perry began his professional acting career at the age of 8 with small roles in the films Choose Connor, and Magnificent Max. The following year, he made his television debut with a guest-starring role on the CBS crime-drama Without a Trace. Over the next year, Perry continued to appear in ...

34. Harley Graham

Actress | Chasing Mavericks

Harley Graham was born on August 6, 2001 in Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Chasing Mavericks (2012), Thor (2011) and Hot Pursuit (2015).

35. Josh Feldman

Actor | Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

Josh Feldman is an award winning and multiple nominated actor. Josh is best known for his award winning and nominated role of Carter in the Disney movie, "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups". Josh won the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Lead Actor and was nominated for Best Lead Young Actor for the 2013...

37. Quinn Lord

Actor | The Man in the High Castle

Quinn Lord was born on February 19, 1999. He is an actor, known for The Man in the High Castle (2015), Trick 'r Treat (2007) and Once Upon a Time (2011).

38. Elle Fanning

Actress | Super 8

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 ...

39. Charlie Rowe

Actor | Never Let Me Go

Charlie Rowe was born on April 23, 1996 in Islington, London, England as Charlie John Rowe. He is an actor, known for Never Let Me Go (2010), Red Band Society (2014) and Salvation (2017).

40. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

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 ...

41. Maxwell Perry Cotton

Actor | Elysium

Maxwell Perry Cotton was born on May 7, 2000 in San Diego, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Elysium (2013), Gangster Squad (2013) and Like Dandelion Dust (2009).

42. Madeline Carroll

Actress | Flipped

Madeline was born March 18, 1996 and raised in Los Angeles, California. She began modeling when she was 3 years old, soon after she was discovered by her Theatrical agent "Wendy" in a nail shop in Sherman Oaks and began her theatrical acting career. She has performed in around 60 principal role/...

43. Tristan Lake Leabu

Actor | Superman Returns

Tristan Lake Leabu was born on August 19, 1999 in the USA. He is an actor, known for Superman Returns (2006), All American Christmas Carol (2013) and The Young and the Restless (1973).

44. Rachel G. Fox

Actress | Dream House

In June 2005, Rachel Fox and her family went on a family vacation to Los Angeles. During their LA family vacation, Rachel attended a movie and television acting camp, while her sister attended tennis camp. They never left Los Angeles, going back to Ohio only to pack their things they had left ...

45. Jonah Bobo

Actor | Zathura: A Space Adventure

Jonah Bobo was born on January 24, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) and Disconnect (2012).

46. Stefanie Scott

Actress | Insidious: Chapter 3

Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television Stefanie Scott is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents. Best known with the release of Focus Features' and Blumhouse Productions' Insidious: Chapter 3, Stefanie completed all of her own stunts in the film, which ...

47. Thomas Horn

Actor | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Thomas Horn won on "Jeopardy!" during Kids Week with an earning of 31,000 after wagering 12,000 during Final Jeopardy. His acting career kicked off when he was cast in the feature film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which was based on the 2005 novel by Jonathan S. Foer. This drama received a ...

48. Peyton List

Actress | 27 Dresses

Peyton is well-known for her roles on the hit Disney series Jessie (2011) and Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) film franchise. List most recently wrapped the teen comedy, The Outcasts (2017), for director Peter Hutchings. Her other feature credits include Fox 2000's 27 Dresses (2008) and Summit's ...

49. Jason Spevack

Actor | Sunshine Cleaning

Jason Spevack was born in 1997 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Sunshine Cleaning (2008), Hollywoodland (2006) and Jesus Henry Christ (2011).

50. Kacie Lynch

Actress | Barney & Friends

Kacie Lynch was born on January 25, 1996 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

51. 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 ...

52. Willow Shields

Actress | The Hunger Games

Willow Shields was born on June 1, 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a twin sister, actress Autumn Shields, and an older brother, actor River Shields. Willow got her first job in 2008, narrating the short film Las Vegas New Mexico 1875 (2008), the story of a dying gunfighter who returns home...

53. Ty Simpkins

Actor | Jurassic World

At his young age, Ty Simpkins has proudly accomplished more than most in the world of entertainment - he has starred in two of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Simpkins can be seen opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Universal's dinosaur box office monster hit Jurassic World. Prior...

54. Morgan Turner

Actress | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Morgan Turner was born on April 29, 1999 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA as Morgan Jeanette Turner. She is an actress, known for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Invincible (2006) and Remember Me (2010).

55. Kåre Hedebrant

Actor | Låt den rätte komma in

Kare lives with his mother, father and sister in the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. He attends Adolf Fredrik's School of Music, the oldest specialized elementary school in Sweden. In 2008 Kare starred in his first feature film "Let the Right One In". Before that he played the title role in a ...

56. Meaghan Martin

Actress | Until Dawn

Martin was born on February 17, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A fan of musical theater, she performed in several community theater productions in Las Vegas. She began modeling at the age of five. As a child, she worked consistently in a variety of national and international commercials, including ...

57. Tyler Posey

Actor | Teen Wolf

Tyler was born in Santa Monica, California and lives in the Los Angeles area, with his two dogs. He is the son of Cyndi Garcia (1959-2014) and actor/writer 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 ...

58. Jennifer Stone

Actress | Secondhand Lions

Born in a suburb in Texas, Jennifer started doing theatre at the age of six. Her favorite place to be was on the stage doing musicals and serious stage productions, even at a young age. This quickly transitioned to work in local Texas commercials, TV, and film work. Her most notable work in Texas ...

59. Liam James

Actor | The Way Way Back

Liam James was born on August 7, 1996 in Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Way Way Back (2013), 2012 (2009) and Psych (2006).

60. Sarah Bolger

Actress | In America

Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America (2002), Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors (2007), and for guest starring as ...

61. Freddie Highmore

Actor | Finding Neverland

Freddie Highmore is an English actor who came to prominence for his roles in Five Children and It (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

He was born Alfred Thomas Highmore in Camden Town, London, England, to Sue (Latimer), a talent agent, and Edward Thomas ...

62. Emma Roberts

Actress | We're the Millers

Emma Roberts is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, and the niece of Oscar-winner Julia Roberts. She was born in Rhinebeck, New York. Emma was a baby when her parents separated, and she grew up living with her mother, Kelly Cunningham. She was educated at Archer School for Girls in ...

63. Jordan Fry

Actor | Meet the Robinsons

Jordan Fry is a former child actor, mostly recognised for his role as Mike Teavee in Tim Burton's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (2005)

Represented by Carlyne Grager at Dramatic Artists Agency, Jordan landed his first role as Porter, the grandson of Alan Arkin ,in the film Raising Flagg (2006),...

64. AnnaSophia Robb

Actress | Bridge to Terabithia

AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Janet, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect. She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry.

Robb started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home ...

65. Remy Thorne

Actor | Rubber

Remy was born in Florida and has three sisters, Bella, Dani, and Kaili. Remy has spent time in New York and Los Angeles. He resides on both coasts to pursue his acting dream. He shares this dream with his sisters. Remy began his career at eight months old as a model. At the young age of one, Remy ...

66. Kathryn Newton

Actress | Big Little Lies

Kathryn Newton is an actress, known for Big Little Lies (2017), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Lady Bird (2017).

67. Aaron Refvem

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Aaron Refvem was born on October 7, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA as Aaron Pierce Refvem. He is an actor, known for Sons of Anarchy (2008), General Hospital (1963) and CSI: NY (2004).

68. Kerris Dorsey

Actress | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Kerris Dorsey was born on January 9, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kerris Lilla Dorsey. She is an actress, known for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), Moneyball (2011) and Just Like Heaven (2005).

69. Logan Lerman

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

One of today's leading talents across both independent and mainstream film, Logan Lerman is an immensely talented actor who takes on challenging roles and brings dynamic characters to life on screen.

Logan was born in Beverly Hills, to a Jewish family. His parents are Lisa (Goldman), who worked as ...

70. Marlene Lawston

Actress | Flightplan

Marlene Lawston was born in January 1998 in Westchester, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Flightplan (2005), Dan in Real Life (2007) and Blue Bloods (2010).