INCREDIBLE YOUNG TALENT!

by thoughtswriteaway | created - 31 Jan 2012 | updated - 31 Jan 2012 | Public

RANDOM ORDER, with the exception of #1. Max is just absurdly talented. People (young people either just breaking into or trying to break into the business) who have not yet made it to superstar status or onto the Hollywood radar, but DESERVE TO! They are far more talented than most of the people in Hollywood! What makes it on this list : acting, singing, martial arts, or a combination of the three! Hailee Steinfeld and the Hunger Games cast aren't on here because I think they've already reached a certain level of stardom and doesn't need to be on this list of semi-unknowns. Age range on this list is generally around 10-20.

1. Max Schneider

Actor | Love & Mercy

Actor/Singer Max Schneider began performing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. He started off singing and dancing for family and friends on his living room table, but ended up singing and dancing on a Broadway stage.

He began his professional career in the Broadway musical, 13, and things...

Along with Olivia Noelle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWpZQhnNTu8&feature=relmfu

Brilliant actor and singer, and has the looks too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKcVt1Cn5BI&feature=relmfu

2. Jenna Boyd

Actress | The Missing

Born in Bedford, Texas, on March 4, 1993, the multi-talented Jenna Boyd has been "on the go" in her life since the age of 2. Her mother, Debbie, entered Jenna into a modeling search when she was two years old. Her enthusiasm and sweet nature captured the hearts of agents who informed her mother to ...

This girl is an excellent actress! I see a very bright future ahead of her!

3. Jackie Evancho

Actress | The Company You Keep

Being a singing prodigy won Jackie Evancho her first major film role. In 2011, Robert Redford was casting his feature film, The Company You Keep (2012), when he saw Jackie for the first time, as she sang on television a piece from Pucinni.

Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho began singing just before ...

I know she isn't exactly unknown. This little girl has a beautiful voice and I bet she would have a talent for acting as well!

Jackie singing sample : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQDtEk3jJes&feature=fvst

4. Naturi Naughton

Actress | Power

Naturi Naughton is an American Singer and Actress best known for her performance as "Lil Kim" in Fox Searchlight's hit film "Notorious", and her role in MGM's remake of the classic film "Fame". Naughton has starred in various other projects such as: Lottery Ticket, The Playboy Club, Mad Men and The...

She was great in Fame. Great voice, great actress!

5. 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 ...

I think this kid has a lot of potential! He was great in Super 8!

6. Riley Griffiths

Actor | Super 8

Riley Griffiths was born on May 14, 1997 in Cedar City, Utah, USA. He is an actor, known for Super 8 (2011), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010) and 13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards (2011).

He was a standout to me in Super 8. Though I didn't really like the movie, the cast was amazing!

7. Callan McAuliffe

Actor | I Am Number Four

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 ...

I think he's got a lot of potential. He was great in I Am Number Four; he really brought the character Sam to life and portrayed him perfectly, adding just a bit of an edge. Loved it!

8. 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 ...

Talented!

9. 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 ...

10. Leon Thomas III

Actor | August Rush

Thomas was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Los Angeles, California, and now resides there.

At age 10 he made his Broadway debut in 2003 as Young Simba in the Broadway production of The Lion King (1994). In 2004, he appeared as Jackie Thibodeaux in the original Broadway cast of Tony Kushner'...

I know he's on a show called Victorious, but he was so great in August Rush. I'd love to see him try more serious roles like that.

11. 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...

If he is cast as Ender Wiggin, I have a lot of faith in this kid's acting ability.

12. 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 ...

13. 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 "...

14. Brandon Soo Hoo

Actor | Tropic Thunder

Brandon Soo Hoo was born on November 2, 1995 in Pasadena, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Tropic Thunder (2008), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and Ender's Game (2013).

I think this kid's got a very bright future ahead of him in action movies.

15. Leo Howard

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

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, Kickin' It (2011) and Conan the Barbarian (2011). He is also a model, and martial artist who won a Young Artist ...

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16. Jacob Kogan

Actor | Joshua

Jacob Kogan was born on May 28, 1995 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Joshua (2007), Star Trek (2009) and The Tomorrow People (2013).

17. 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).

18. Molly C. Quinn

Actress | Castle

Molly C. Quinn was born on October 8, 1993 in Texarkana, Texas, USA as Molly Caitlyn Quinn. She is known for her work on Castle (2009), Winx Club: Enchantix (2011) and We're the Millers (2013).

19. Keke Palmer

Actress | Grease Live!

Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Harvey, Illinois, a south suburb 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 ...

20. Jaden Smith

Actor | The Karate Kid

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 ...

Okay, so Jaden is hardly unknown. Still, he's so young, and with the success of The Karate Kid remake, he's just getting started.

21. Zach Mills

Actor | Super 8

Zach was born in Lakewood, Ohio. At a young age he displayed a desire to perform. While on a trip to California with his parents, Zach was discovered by casting agent Fern Orenstein, who got him meetings with some of the top child agencies in Los Angeles. Zach signed with The Savage Agency. Not ...

Super 8 again

22. Ryan Lee

Actor | Super 8

Ryan Lee was born on October 4, 1996 in Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Super 8 (2011), Goosebumps (2015) and This Is 40 (2012).

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23. 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, ...

Can't wait to see him as Huck Finn! (Along with Joel Courtney as Tom Sawyer)!

24. Booboo Stewart

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Booboo Stewart was thrust into the spotlight with his winning the coveted role of Seth Clearwater in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and reprising the role in both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). At age 10 Booboo began his...

ACTION. MOVIE. POTENTIAL. (and serious eye candy)

25. Charlie Tahan

Actor | I Am Legend

Charlie Tahan was born on June 11, 1998 in Glen Rock, New Jersey, USA as Charles Tahan. He is an actor, known for I Am Legend (2007), Charlie St. Cloud (2010) and Frankenweenie (2012).

26. 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 ...

Super 8.

27. 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 ...