Favorite Child/Young Actors

This is a list of some of my favorite child actors ranging to about 16 years old. Even thought after 14, I don't count them as a child actor anymore. So this is a list of child and young actors/actresses. I don't know how many will end up on this list, but I like a lot of young actors!
Anyway, hope you like my list!
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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, Talbots, Guess and Gap...
“ Mackenzie had her breakthrough role as "Renesmee Cullen" in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Upcoming she has Two indies: Plastic Jesus & Wish You Well (a film adaptation of David Baldacci's best selling novel). Recently, The Conjuring came out, where she plays the role of one of the Perron sisters. She plays a character called Lou Cardinal in Wish You Well. Its an indie drama, and Lou was a new kind of character for Mackenzie to take on, so I can't wait to see her in that type of role! It was also the first film that she lead, as the story revolves mostly around Lou. I can't wait to see her take the lead. In Plastic Jesus, she shares the lead with Chandler Canterbury. I can't wait to see her and Chandler onscreen together. I'm so happy that she has already worked with Kristen Stewart, who I love and admire so, so much. And now, she is working with some absolutely PHENOMENAL adult actors! So many academy award winners and nominees.. amazing. Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges, Michael Caine.. just to name a few. So proud of her! She's having some fantastic exposure and experience. I'm so excited for Interstellar, Mackenzie is being directed by Christopher Nolan! Huge.
The emotion she carries out in her roles is unreal, especially in her eyes, I'm truly looking forward to all of her future performances.
I love Mackenzie and I know she will go far! I wish her luck on hopefully many years to come! ” - iamthemovielover
Willow Shields
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, the story of a dying gunfighter who returns home after 10 years to make peace with his wife and daughter...
“ Willow's performance in "The Hunger Games" astonished me. She was amazing! She is the perfect Prim! Even just her few scenes were very emotional and heartbreaking for me. Prim was her breakthrough performance, and she absolutely killed it. It definitely opened up doors for her. Although she is mostly known as Primrose Everdeen, I'm really looking forward to all of her side projects, including 2 indies: A Fall from Grace & Conversations With Andy, and 1 feature film: The Wonder. I'm so excited for her now that she officially plays the little sister to an Oscar Winner! The amazing Jennifer Lawrence. I'm also so excited for A Fall from Grace- because she's working with the etremely talented Forrest Whitaker! She already has her future set. She has 3 more movie to look forward to. She has Catching Fire, and then both parts of MOCKINGJAY, and I definitely don't doubt she will shoot more movies both in between and after the Hunger Games series, she's just so talented and I'm sure lots of directors will want her! I'm so excited to see her as Prim for more years to come, and just on her career in general! ” - iamthemovielover
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...
“ Chloe is so talented, what more can I say? ” - iamthemovielover
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...
“ Seeing Elle follow in her sister's footsteps is beautiful. Especially since I've loved Dakota since forever and I love seeing what the both of them can do onscreen. ” - iamthemovielover
Tom Holland
Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, to Nicola Elizabeth (Frost), a photographer, and Dominic Holland (Dominic Anthony Holland), who is a comedian and author. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives with his parents and three younger brothers - Paddy and twins Sam and Harry...
“ Best known for his role as Lucas in 'The Impossible'. Tom is so amazingly gifted and I feel like he was cheated at the Oscars. Just saying. ” - iamthemovielover
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...
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...
“ Freaky talented, man, that's all ” - iamthemovielover
Jodelle Ferland
Jodelle Micah Ferland has built up an impressive resume filled with roles in film, television and, at the beginning of her career, commercials. Born on October 9, 1994, she got her start in an episode of CTV's Cold Squad, before landing the lead role in her first film, Mermaid at an early age...
Joey King
Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother who used to perform in live theater. She has appeared in several television shows and movies of the week...
“ Joey is a very well-ranged actress and I have seen pretty much everything she is in. She is amazing an continues to grow and aspire! Very proud of all she's accomplished in the last couple of years! She was recently in highly anticipated 2012 Christopher Nolan film "The Dark Knight Rises", the Trilogy finale. She played Young Talia al Ghul. If you're a comic nerd like me, you were really excited for that. She most recently took part in indie- Family Weekend, Oz The Great and Powerful, and The Conjuring! She's on a role! Can't wait to see Joey's future performances! ” - iamthemovielover
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...
“ Best known for his role as Thomas in The Impossible. ” - iamthemovielover
Bailee Madison
This young actress has worked with a number of the industry's biggest stars in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. She won rave reviews and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her powerful work on the feature film, Brothers, opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal...
“ Bailee is awesome and I have seen almost everything she's in. The first movie I saw her in was "Bridge to Terabithia". I've loved her ever since then and have been following her career. She's got lots of projects coming up, so look out for her! She's been acting since she was about 5 or 6 years old, and was fantastic even then. She was born with talent. She's made about 20 movies by now and has appeared in TV Shows as well! You probably recognize her as Maybelle Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia or as Marry Alice in The Drake & Josh Christmas special. She's really one to keep your eye on though! She will undoubtedly continue to grow as an actress, and she's recently booked a recurring role on tv's Trophy Wife. ” - iamthemovielover
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/national commercials...
Tye Sheridan
Actor, Mud
Having been named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch, Tye Sheridan has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after young talents. Most recently, he was seen in Bryan Singer's highly anticipated film X-Men: Apocalypse, release on May 27, 2016. He starred as young Cyclops alongside a star studded cast including Jennifer Lawrence...
“ Has a younger sister named Sterling Jerins. ” - iamthemovielover
Isabelle Allen
Just one year ago, young Isabelle Allen was acting in a school play (as a boy, no less). Today, she's the featured co-star of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway in director Tom Hooper's big-screen adaptation of one of the longest-running musical in history, "Les Miserables." The ten-year-old Allen plays the younger version of Cosette...
“ Young Cosette in Les Miserables ” - iamthemovielover
Amandla Stenberg
Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford and Tom Stenberg. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). In the summer and fall of 2010, the actress shot her first feature, Colombiana...
“ Amandla was fantastic in The Hunger Games as Rue. I know she didn't have much screen time, but with what she had, she blew us away! Too bad there was quite an unfortunate scene so... she won't be moving on in the series. But hopefully she will book more roles and we can see this very talented actress sprout some more! ” - iamthemovielover
“ Best known for his role as Simon in The Impossible ” - iamthemovielover
Emily Alyn Lind
Actress, Revenge
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...
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...
“ I've seen almost everything Chandler is in. He was amazing as Jamie Stryder in The Host along side Saorise Ronan. A very talented young actor. He's done several indies and I've seen them all, he always gives an amazing and realistic performance. He also is in an indie this year called "Plastic Jesus". You should really check out Little Red Wagon and Standing Up, both such moving films! ” - iamthemovielover
Emma Fuhrmann
Actress, Blended
Emma Fuhrmann is an up and coming young talent with a deep body of work seldom seen in someone of her age. At just 9 years old she worked opposite Morgan Freeman in the Rob Reiner directed feature, "The Magic of Belle Isle", playing a girl who just wanted to learn more about imagination and where it comes from...
Atticus Shaffer
Actor, The Middle
Atticus Ronald Shaffer was born on June 19, 1998 to Ron and Debbie Shaffer, with whom he resides in Acton, California. Atticus was discovered by his manager in 2006 and soon landed a guest starring role in the series The Class. That role led him to the role of Brick in the original ABC pilot,The Middle...
Megan Charpentier
Actress, Mama
Actress Megan Charpentier has starred alongside Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Universal's widely successful Guillermo del Toro horror film, Mama. Megan will showcase her captivating skills on the big screen once again, in Disney's highly anticipated feature film, The Games Maker, with Joseph Fiennes...
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...
Natasha Calis
Natasha booked her first role at the tender age of 7 and has never looked back. A talent that can only be described as amazing and a professionalism you usually only see with veterans, Natasha has already shared the screen with the likes of James Cromwell, Danny Glover, Josh Lucas, Bruce Macdonald, Julie Benz and now Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick...
“ Best known for her upcoming role in "The Possession". ” - iamthemovielover
Kiernan Shipka
Actress, Mad Men
Kiernan Shipka was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Young Shipka, a real estate developer, and his wife, Erin Ann, a one-time queen of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade. The family relocated to Los Angeles when she was six to support her acting career. Kiernan got her black belt in taekwondo in June...
Robert Capron
Robert began his acting career when he was eight years old by enrolling in an after school drama program sponsored by Trinity Repertory Company. Later that year he landed a role as Turkey Boy in Trinity's production of A Christmas Carol. Since that time Robert has performed a variety of roles on stage...
Thomas Horn
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 limited release on December 25, 2011 and was widely released on January 20, 2012.
Ariel Winter
Actress, Modern Family
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." Winter plays 'Alex Dunphy,' the brainy middle child in the Dunphy family, opposite Ty Burrell...
“ I love this kid on Modern Family ” - iamthemovielover
Gulliver McGrath
Actor, Hugo
Gulliver McGrath is an Australian actor. Gully landed his first acting break at age 6 when he was spotted at school in Brunswick by casting director Fiona Dann. He auditioned for, and landed, an ad for Cravendale milk, a British-based company - though the commercial was shot in Melbourne. McGrath was instantly hooked on acting...
“ So much realism and spirit for someone so little ” - iamthemovielover
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 pilot "Ultra" (2006)...
Raffey Cassidy
Actress, Tomorrowland
Raffey Cassidy is an English actress known for Snow White and the Huntsman and Dark Shadows. Her breakthrough role came as Athena in Brad Bird 's Tomorrowland opposite George Clooney. In 2013 Raffey was the youngest ever actor to be named in Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow and her performance as Athena won extensive worldwide critical acclaim...
“ Best known for playing Young Snow White in "Snow White and the Huntsman" ” - iamthemovielover
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...
“ Son of Will Smith and brother of Willow Smith. Best known for is role in "The Karate Kid". ” - iamthemovielover
Kwesi Boakye
Kwesi Boakye was born in Los Angeles California and is the great-grandson of a highly respected Ghana West African King. Kwesi continues to build upon his already vast acting portfolio in the city known to millions around the world as tinsel town. Kwesi was a mere babe of 10 months when he booked his first paid job in a baby video...
Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Maggie Elizabeth Jones was born on October 10, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. This young actress has worked with a number of the industry's biggest stars and directors in a variety of diverse and challenging roles. Maggie received rave reviews for her role as Matt Damon's daughter in Cameron Crowe's film We Bought A Zoo (2011)...
“ Younger sister of Mary-Charles Jones ” - iamthemovielover
Nikki Hahn
Sofia Nicole Hahn was born in San Antonio, Texas, USA This Texas native began building a solid resume almost immediately after arriving in Hollywood at age 3. Before her first television appearance, Nikki enjoyed modeling for Disney Campaigns, GAP, American Girl, Agatha Ruiz De La Prada and Little Marc Jacobs to name a few but her but her real passion began to show through at an early age...
Ryan Lee
Actor, Super 8
Annalise Basso
Actress, Oculus
Annalise Basso (born on December 2, 1998) is an American film and television actress and model. Her older siblings, Alexandria Basso and Gabriel Basso, are also actors. She has starred in the films, Bedtime Stories, Love Takes Wing, Standing Up, and Oculus. From 2014 until 2015, she starred in the television series, The Red Road...
“ She was fantastic in Standing Up with Chandler Canterbury ” - iamthemovielover
Jade Pettyjohn
Jade Pettyjohn began performing on a professional level by booking a national commercial followed by a major role on the CBS hit show The Mentalist. While shooting The Mentalist she landed a recurring role on Steven Speilberg's United States of Tara. 2010 was a banner year in television and film. She worked on NBC's The Cape and CBS's Criminal Minds:Suspect Behavior...
“ This kid is beautiful. And so talented ” - iamthemovielover
Max Charles
Actor, The Strain
At just 12 years of age, Max Charles is already an industry veteran, landing coveted roles on and off the big screen and working with some of Hollywood's most respected and acclaimed actors, writers and directors. Most recently, this charismatic and endearing young talent was nominated as " Best Young...
Ali Skovbye
Ali Skovbye was born in Vancouver,Canada. She comes from a Scandinavian background and most of her extended family resides in Sweden and Denmark.Although she did not initially take to acting like her older sister Tiera, she did eventually become curious around the age of four.Shortly after she booked her first commercial...
Hayden Byerly
Hayden Byerly is an American actor. Born in Lakewood, Colorado and raised in Littleton, Colorado, Byerly moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue a professional career after winning first prize in an acting competition. He is perhaps best known for his role as youngest sibling Jude Jacob on the ABC Family drama series The Fosters...
“ Best known for "The Sitter". ” - iamthemovielover
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...
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...
Cozi Zuehlsdorff
Actress, Dolphin Tale
Cozi began her acting career at the age of eight when she was encouraged to audition for Annie at a local theater company in Aliso Viejo, Ca. At the time, Cozi thought it would be more fun to go see the musical than to be in it, but in the end decided to audition. She was cast as Annie and has been hooked on musical theater ever since...
Natalie Alyn Lind
Actress, The Goldbergs
Natalie Alyn Lind, the oldest of the three Lind sisters, all working actresses, grew up surrounded by the entertainment industry. Her mother is also an actress who starred in feature films and on several TV series including the hit drama "One Tree Hill". Natalie booked her first guest role at 4 years old on the same drama alongside her mom...
Robbie Tucker
Robbie Tucker is a Michigan native who relocated to California with his family when he was just seven years old while his sister Jillian Rose Reed pursued her acting career. Growing up watching his sister on stage, Robbie's curiosity for acting turned to a passion shortly after arriving to Los Angeles when his first audition landed him his very first national commercial...
Ciara Bravo
Ciara was born in Northern Kentucky on the 18 of March, 1997. She resides with her father, mother, sister and brother. In 2006, Ciara participated in the Mike Beaty Talent Expo held in Dallas, Texas. There she was discovered by talent managers, Frederick Levy and Bryan Leder of "Management 101." She has had early success with voice over work and local commercials.
Jae Head
Actor, Hancock
CJ Adams
Actor, Godzilla
Cameron John "CJ" Adams, was born and raised in Rhode Island on April 6, 2000, to Donna and Matt Adams. His father is an author, golf expert and host of a show on SiriusXM satellite radio. CJ is best known for his role as Timothy Green in the 2012 film The Odd Life of Timothy Green, which earned him...
Griffin Gluck
Griffin Gluck may only be going into ninth grade, but he has already acquired an impressive collection of credits, such as feature films "Just Go With It" and "Trust Me" and TV series "Back In The Game," "Private Practice," "The Office" and "United States of Tara." A clip of his recent guest-star appearance on cable's "Silicon Valley" went viral...
Sabrina Carpenter
Actress, Horns
Sabrina was born, in 1999, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In 2010, she landed her 1st acting role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as a young victim interviewed by Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni). Sabrina performed on a Chinese television station, where she sang "Something's Got a Hold on Me", by Etta James...
Madison Lintz
Madison Lintz was born on May 11, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her acting career when she was only 6 years old. She had been in a few commercials and voice-overs and did a commercial for a national Golden Corral spot which aired all over the country. Her big acting break came when she got the role of Sophia Peletier on AMC's post-apocalyptic drama series The Walking Dead...
Rachel Eggleston
Actress, Summer Snow
Rachel Hope Eggleston is often described as an "old soul". From an early age it was apparent that she had a love for performing and entertaining people. At the young age of three she was dancing and participating in musical theatre, and it quickly became clear that she had an attention span and work ethic far beyond her years...
Mia Talerico
Mia Talerico is the adorable baby Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie. Her parents are Chris and Claire Talerico. She was born in Santa Barbara, California. Her infancy is seen in her character in the comedy series. Phil Baker, co-creator of the show, said that they talk to Mia's mom to know what Mia does and likes, and they incorporate them into their stories.
Kyle Breitkopf
Kyle began acting at the age of 4, after showing interest in a film production being shot near his home. Shortly after turning 6, Kyle was cast in the role of "Barker Simmons" in the 20th Century Fox feature, "Parental Guidance" directed by Andy Fickman. Kyle had the fantastic opportunity of working beside Billy Crystal...