the best teen actors and actresses

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
 
2.
Atticus Mitchell
Actor, Fargo
Atticus is a young Toronto actor who began his professional acting career in 2009 with a recurring role in the YTV series, "How to be Indie". Atticus went on to appear as the memorable cyber bully, Carlos Martinelli, in a total of ten episodes. Subsequently, Atticus landed his first lead role, playing...
 
4.
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...
 
5.
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. Recently, Breslin headlined the first season of the horror-comedy series, Scream Queens, opposite Emma Roberts...
 
6.
Saoirse Ronan
Actress, Atonement
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 its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
 
7.
 
9.
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, 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...
 
10.
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...
 
11.
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...
 
12.
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...
 
13.
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...
 
15.
Liam James
Actor, 2012
 
16.
Allisyn Ashley Arm
Allisyn Arm took an interest in acting and theater at a very young age. She was signed to Buchwald Talent Group at four and a half years old. Since that time she has appeared in over 70 TV commercials and appeared in TV shows such as Friends, Judging Amy, and Still Standing. Her feature film appearances include Mr.Woodcock...
 
17.
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...
 
18.
Logan Lerman
Logan was born in Beverly Hills, to a Jewish family. His parents are Lisa (Goldman), who worked 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...
 
19.
Alexandra Daddario
Actress, San Andreas
Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of Connecticut. She has Italian, Irish, Hungarian/Slovak...
 
20.
Miley Cyrus
Actress, Bolt
Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has five siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister, and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus, because her parents hoped she would achieve greatness...
 
21.
Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's career started with commercials for Burger King...
 
22.
Jennette McCurdy
Actress, iCarly
In addition to her acting ambitions, Jennette enjoys many activities including dance, karate, ice skating, piano, cooking, reading, writing, and watching movies. Her other talents and skills include roller blading, skateboarding, singing, baseball, basketball, and trampoline. She hopes to someday graduate from film school and dreams of turning her own screenplays into movies...
 
23.
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...
 
24.
Alyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner got her start as a triple threat on the Disney Channel, co-hosting "Mike's Super Short Show". By age seven, she won the hearts of an older generation as the "Little Pigtailed Dancer" in Missy Elliott's music video, Missy Elliott: Work It. Since her early reign, Alyson has become a powerhouse heavy-weight with blockbuster movies like Cheaper by the Dozen and the "Step Up" franchise...
 
25.
Blake Woodruff
Blake Woodruff was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on June 19, 1995. He was bitten by the acting bug when he was 6-years-old. He currently lives with his parents at home, along with 2 older sisters - Ayla & Raina, and one younger brother - Trevor. His favorite type of music is rock & country music. He is an excellent skateboarder...
 
27.
Field Cate
Following a lineage of Hollywood entertainers, Field Cate is steadily establishing a name for himself in the entertainment industry; it is, after all, in his blood. His great-aunt Esther Ralston's success as a silent film actress garnered her a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his great-grandmother provided the first voice of Minnie Mouse...
 
29.
Braeden Lemasters
Actor, Easy A
Lemasters was born Braeden Matthew Lemasters in Warren, Ohio on January 27, to Dave and Michelle Lemasters. He and his family then moved to Santa Clarita where they now reside. He has one brother Austin. Lemasters started acting at the age of 9, where he first starred in Six Feet Under as Frankie. He was a series regular on "Men of a Certain Age" where he was Ray Romano's son on TNT...
 
32.
Ty Simpkins
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...
 
34.
Luke Benward
Actor, Dear John
Actor Luke Benward will next star in the independent war drama, "Field of Lost Shoes." Benward was born in Franklin, Tennessee, to Kenda Benward (née Wilkerson), an occasional actress, and Aaron Benward, a country music singer in the duo Blue County. His grandfather, Jeoffrey Benward, is a Contemporary Christian music singer...
 
36.
Graham Phillips
Graham Phillips is currently [2010] a series regular on the highly acclaimed new series, The Good Wife. For his work on that show he received a SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Drama. Graham was cast in the starring role of a film, Goats which will begin filming this fall. Recently Graham starred in the leading role of "Evan Goldman" in the Broadway musical 13...
 
37.
Cameron Bright
Cameron was born in Victoria, B.C., on Jan 26, 1993. He resides in Vancouver, BC. At the age of 6, he was filming his first commercial. In 2002, at only 9 years of age, he worked in his first lead role in the movie Godsend, alongside Academy award-winner Robert De Niro. One month after completing Godsend...
 
38.
Ariana Grande
Actress, Victorious
Ariana is a singer and lyricist. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Joan Grande and Edward Butera, both of whom are of Italian descent. After growing up in Florida, She moved to Los Angeles when she received the role of "Cat Valentine" in Nickelodeon's Victorious, along with Victoria Justice and Elizabeth Gillies...
 
39.
Victoria Justice
Actress, Victorious
Victoria Dawn Justice, born February 19, 1993, is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series, including the Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101 and Victorious. She has made appearances in several theatrical releases...
 
40.
Elizabeth Gillies
Actress, Victorious
Elizabeth Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Elizabeth began acting professionally at the age of 12. With a strong background in musical theater, Elizabeth made her Broadway debut at age 15, starring as the character "Lucy" in the original Broadway cast of "13"...
 
42.
China Anne McClain
Actress, Descendants 2
China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a vocalist and songwriter...
 
43.
Zendaya
Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after...
 
44.
Bella Thorne
Actress, Shake It Up!
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...
 
46.
 
48.
Morgan York
Morgan was born on January 18, 1993 in Burbank, California. When she was 18 months old, she accidentally fell into a ThermoScan Ear Thermometer commercial. She stopped acting for a while after that but then nailed the part of Kim Baker in the box-office hit, Cheaper by the Dozen. In 2004 Morgan booked the role of LuLu Plummer in "The Pacifier" along with Vin Diesel and Brittany Snow...
 
49.
Demi Lovato
Born in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Demi Lovato started out as a child actor on Barney & Friends. In 2007, Demi Lovato got a part on a short Disney Channel show called As the Bell Rings, and then she landed the starring role of the movie Camp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began also recording three songs for the film's soundtrack and has had several solo releases since...
 
50.
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. Acting roles followed...
 
51.
Taylor Swift
Soundtrack, The Hunger Games
Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year...
 
52.
Chandler Canterbury
Actor, Knowing
Chandler was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is the middle child of three with an older brother and a younger sister. Chandler has always resided full time in Houston and attends public school despite steadily working in the film industry. Chandler began his film career playing a young version of Seann William Scott in Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach...
 
53.
Dominic Scott Kay
Dominic Scott Kay is CEO and co-owner of DSK Motion Pictures & Music, which is a major motion picture and television production company that has multiple subsidiaries. The corporation was founded in Los Angeles, CA by Dominic Scott Kay and Cindy Sarno Kay and later headquartered in Nashville, TN, as a leading motion picture company in the state...
 
56.
Sterling Beaumon
Sterling Beaumon is best known for his starring role as 'Young Ben' on ABC's hit series LOST. Since then the accomplished actor has shown his diverse acting skills seamlessly segueing into characters you'd never expect the sweet, well-mannered young actor portray - teenage serial killers on two of primetime's most popular dramas, Law & Order: SVU (NBC) and Criminal Minds (CBS)...
 
58.
Bradley Steven Perry
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 small comedic roles in such films as The Goods: Live Hard...
 
59.
Noah Ringer
Noah Andrew Ringer is an American actor who starred as Aang in the film The Last Airbender. He was discovered in an open casting call for Airbender in Texas. He was also cast in the film Cowboys & Aliens as Emmett. Ringer is a young taekwondo practitioner who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. At age 12...
 
60.
Nicola Peltz
Nicola Peltz is emerging as a force to be reckoned with, on both the big and small screen. Her most prominent roles include the series Bates Motel, and the films The Last Airbender and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Nicola was born in Westchester County, New York, to Claudia (Heffner), who has worked as a model...
 
61.
Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith is a movie actor, known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and After Earth (2013). In addition to being an actor he is also a dancer, songwriter and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happyness. He co-starred with his father Will Smith in both The Pursuit of Happyness and in the 2013 science fiction film After Earth...
 
62.
 
65.
Leo Howard
Actor, Kickin' It
An only child and born on July 13, 1997 in Newport Beach, California, USA as Leo Richard Howard and raised in Fallbrook, California (near San Diego), Leo is an accomplished movie actor and director known for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Kickin' It (2011) and Conan the Barbarian (2011). He is also a model...
 
66.
Trevor Gagnon
Trevor made his acting debut at the age of 6 in "Iron Jawed Angels". IJA is an amazing drama about the struggles that women had obtaining equality and their triumph with the Women's Suffrage Movement in the early 1900's. The movie starred Hillary Swank, Angelica Houston, and Patrick Dempsey. "Big Fish" was the next big opportunity to come his way...
 
68.
Forrest Landis
Actor, Flightplan
Forrest Landis was born in Palm Beach, Florida in August of 1994 and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was discovered at the age of 4 in Chicago by a talent scout. By age 5 he was already modeling in New York City for clients such as Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Target. By age six he was doing commercials for McDonalds...
 
69.
Cole Sprouse
Cole Sprouse was born in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Cole began his acting career alongside his identical twin brother at the tender age of six months. From 1993 to 1998 the twins shared the role of Patrick Kelly, on ABC's hit series Grace Under Fire, soon booking Julian in Adam Sandler's box office hit...
 
70.
Dylan Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse was born August 4, 1992, in Arezzo, Italy, to American parents, Melanie (Wright) and Matthew Sprouse. Sprouse has acted from the young age of six months and still acts to this day, residing in NYC after receiving his bachelors degree from NYU. Along with acting, Dylan owns a meadery and bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, serving as the master brewer of the business.
 
71.
Debby Ryan
Actress, Jessie
Born May 13, 1993 in Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years. While in Germany, Debby became fascinated with acting in local plays and musicals. By the age of nine, she knew she wanted to be an actor...
 
72.
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...
 
73.
Jean-Luc Bilodeau
Actor, Baby Daddy
Jean-Luc Bilodeau was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of Raymond and Barbara Bilodeau and has a sister, Danielle, a talent agent in Vancouver, BC. Jean-Luc attended Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey, BC. He was a dancer for 9 years before becoming an actor, but dropped out because of a busy film schedule...
 
74.
Alexander Ludwig
Actor, Vikings
Alexander Richard Ludwig was born in Vancouver, Canada. His mother, Sharlene Martin, is a former actress and serves as his manager, and his father, Harald Horst Ludwig, is a businessman and co-chairman of the board for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. He has 3 siblings; Nicholas, Natalie and Sophia, as well as a golden retriever named Waverly. He has German, Belgian, English, and Scottish ancestry...
 
75.
AnnaSophia Robb
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 town in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old...
 
76.
Drew Mikuska
Drew has been acting since he was 4. In 2002, he was discovered by Hollywood through The Best New Talent Awards. He immediately got a part in Scary Movie 3.
 
77.
Georgie Henley
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 "Babushka: A Christmas Story" and "The Pied Piper", prior to landing her first role in a film...
 
78.
 
79.
David Dorfman
Actor, The Ring
David Dorfman made his feature film debut as William H. Macy's son in the acclaimed drama Panic, and then played Gwyneth Paltrow's son in Bounce. Dorfman also appeared the independent film 100 Mile Rule. He also played Aidan in The Ring a remake of the Japaneese film Ringu, he was outstanding in this role for such a young actor...
 
80.
Henry Hodges
Casting Department, My Crazy Love
 
81.
Jake T. Austin
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, and Spanish descent...
 
82.
 
83.
Ethan Cutkosky
Actor, Shameless
Ethan began doing photo ads when he was four years old as a way for his mother and him to spend time together. After a few ads he was asked to audition for commercials and then movies. He landed his first movie role acting with Vince Vaughn in Fred Claus when he was seven years old, filming on Michigan Avenue in his hometown of Chicago...
 
86.
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 Outcasts, 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...
 
87.
Spencer List
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, Spencer co-starred in "Hard Sell"...
 
89.
 
92.
Evanna Lynch
Evanna Patricia Lynch is an Irish actress. Born in the town of Termonfeckin in Ireland, she is one of four children to Donal and Marguerite Lynch. Her acting career began in 2007 when she competed in an open audition against nearly 15,000 girls, and won the coveted role of Luna Lovegood in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise...
 
93.
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...
 
94.
Isabelle Fuhrman
Actress, Orphan
Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture...
 
95.
Kay Panabaker
Stephanie Kay Panabaker is an American actress, who was born on May 2, 1990 in Orange Grove, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. She started acting at various community theaters in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta...
 
96.
Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995. Her first acting role was as "Gianna" in the popular 90's children's television show Barney & Friends...
 
97.
Danielle Panabaker
Actress, The Flash
Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series, Summerland(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to Naperville...
 
98.
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...
 
100.