best child stars

by kirstiswani-20164 | created - 23 Aug 2016 | updated - 25 Aug 2016 | Public

1. Caitlin Carmichael

Actress | Life Itself

Caitlin Carmichael was born on July 2, 2004 in Tifton, Georgia, USA as Caitlin Elizabeth Carmichael. She is an actress and writer, known for Life Itself (2018), Wheelman (2017) and Monsters (2015).

2. 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 ...

3. Joey King

Actress | The Kissing Booth

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...

4. 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 ...

5. Madison Pettis

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Madison Pettis got her big break with her first film at 8 years old playing the daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Disney's hit family comedy, The Game Plan. Madison is now all grown up with an extensive list of acting credits and a following on social media of over 12 million fans. She's ...

6. Kiernan Shipka

Actress | Carriers

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 ...

7. 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...

8. 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, ...

9. Kylie Rogers

Actress | Collateral Beauty

Kylie Rogers is a Texas-born actress, who came to Los Angeles in 2012. Kylie's first major film was the lead role of "Sunshine" in Space Station 76 (2014), working alongside Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer and Marisa Coughlan. That role was followed closely by William Monahan's psychological ...

10. Annalise Basso

Actress | Captain Fantastic

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 (2008), Love Takes Wing (2009), Standing Up (2013), and Oculus (2013). From 2014 ...

11. Skai Jackson

Actress | Arthur

Skai Jackson stars as the adorable "Zuri Ross" on the Disney Channel sitcoms Jessie (2011), with Debby Ryan, and Bunk'd (2015). Before that, we've seen her in small roles on Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Royal Pains (2009), and even in the film, The Smurfs (2011).

12. Cameron Boyce

Actor | Descendants

Cameron Boyce was born on May 28, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Descendants (2015), Grown Ups (2010) and Jessie (2011).

13. Jade Pettyjohn

Actress | Destroyer

Jade Pettyjohn was born in Los Angeles California. By the time she graduated high school, as Valedictorian, she worked on various award winning television series such as United States of Tara, starred as McKenna in American Girls, was a series regular on the twice Emmy nominated television series ...

14. Ella Anderson

Actress | The Glass Castle

At just 12 Years old Ella Anderson is being praised by critics for her role as Jeannette Walls in "The Glass Castle" as "The show-stealing Ella Anderson" "First among equals" "Emotional and raw" "Simply Enchanting..possessing acting chops well beyond her years." "Anderson is a revelation"

Ella ...

15. Morgan Lily

Actress | 2012

Morgan Lily was born on April 11, 2000 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Morgan Lily Gross. She is an actress, known for 2012 (2009), X: First Class (2011) and Flipped (2010).

16. Brighton Sharbino

Actress | Miracles from Heaven

Some dreams never come true, but with perseverance and passion, they can become reality. That could be said for young actress Brighton Sharbino, who at just six years of age was already starring in commercials and landing roles in television shows. Born and raised in Texas, Brighton comes from a ...

17. 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...

18. Sophie Nélisse

Actress | The Book Thief

Sophie Nélisse was born in Windsor, Ontario, but moved to Montreal with her family when she was just age 4.

She began her career at the age of seven in commercials, then made her movie debut at age 10 in the 2012 French-Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. For her performance in the film, she won a Genie ...

19. Skyler Wexler

Actress | Orphan Black

Skyler Wexler was born as Skyler Melody Wexler. She is an actress, known for Orphan Black (2013), Warehouse 13 (2009) and Alphas (2011).

20. Francesca Capaldi

Actress | The Peanuts Movie

Francesca Angelucci Capaldi was born on June 8th, 2004 to parents of Italian descent. She was born in the neighborhood of La Jolla, which is located in San Diego, California. Capaldi is best known for her role as Chloe James on Disney's Dog With a Blog, since 2012. She appeared in the Goodwin Games...

21. Rowan Blanchard

Actress | A World Away

Rowan Blanchard was born on October 14, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rowan Eleanor Blanchard. She is known for her work on A World Away (2019), Girl Meets World (2014) and The Goldbergs (2013).

22. Levi Miller

Actor | Pan

Levi Miller was born on September 30, 2002 in Australia as Levi Zane Miller. He is an actor, known for Pan (2015), Red Dog: True Blue (2016) and Jasper Jones (2017).

24. Chandler Riggs

Actor | The Walking Dead

Chandler Riggs was born on June 27, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for The Walking Dead (2010), Get Low (2009) and Mercy (2014).

25. Isabelle Nélisse

Actress | Mama

Isabelle Nélisse was born on December 3, 2003 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Mama (2013), It (2017) and The Tale (2018).

26. Chloe Lukasiak

Self | Dance Moms

Chloe Elizabeth Lukasiak is a dancer, an actress and a model. Born in May 2001, she was raised in Churchill (Pittsburgh), PA. Since 2014, she has lived in Mars, PA with her parents, Marc and Christi, and sister Clara. The family also maintains an apartment in Los Angeles due to her many commitments...

27. Lizzy Greene

Actress | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Kid's Choice Awards nominated actress Lizzy Greene recently starred in Nickelodeon's TV movie "Tiny Christmas", and currently stars as the sole female lead on the Nickelodeon original series "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn," Lizzy Greene has only just begun her bright career.

"Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and ...

28. Mackenzie Ziegler

Actress | Total Eclipse

Mackenzie Ziegler has always loved performing on stage. Raised in Pittsburgh, Penn., Mackenzie's mother Melissa enrolled her and her older sister, Maddie Ziegler, in the Abby Lee Dance Company. Little did they know, a few years later their dance studio would be famously known and the trio would be ...

29. Maisie Williams

Actress | Game of Thrones

Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting ...

30. Mckenna Grace

Actress | Gifted

Mckenna Grace was born on June 25, 2006 in the USA. She is known for her work on Gifted (2017), I, Tonya (2017) and The Haunting of Hill House (2018).

31. Danielle Campbell

Actress | Tell Me a Story

Danielle Campbell is an American actress best known for her role as Davina Claire On the CW Original series The Originals. She has starred in other works such as the Prison Break, Starstruck, and You Can Change Your Family. She lives in New York City, where she shoots the leading role on CBS All- ...

32. 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 ...

33. Sophie Turner

Actress | Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner (born 21 February 1996) is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present), which brought her international recognition and critical praise. For her performance, she has received ...

34. Sabrina Carpenter

Actress | Horns

Sabrina was born on May 11, 1999 in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. In 2010, she landed her 1st acting role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), as a young victim interviewed by Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni). Sabrina performed on a Chinese television station, where she sang...

35. 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 ...

36. Isaac Hempstead Wright

Actor | The Boxtrolls

Isaac has been acting since he was age 11. Currently, he is still studying at school and balancing acting jobs.

Isaac Hempstead-Wright is an English actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of eleven, Hempstead-Wright is best known for his role as Bran Stark on the HBO series Game ...

37. Bailee Madison

Actress | Bridge to Terabithia

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 (2009), opposite Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake ...

38. 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)...

39. Nolan Gould

Actor | Modern Family

Nolan Gould was born on October 28, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Friends with Benefits (2011) and The To Do List (2013).

40. Hailee Steinfeld

Actress | True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of ...

41. Jacob Tremblay

Actor | Room

Jacob Tremblay is a Canadian actor. He made his film debut for the live-action animated film The Smurfs 2 (2013). His breakout performance was in Room (2015), for which he received critical acclaim. In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: ...

42. Maddie Ziegler

Actress | Ballerina

Since the age of two, Maddie Ziegler has had a passion for performance. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maddie's mother Melissa enrolled her and her younger sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, in dance classes at a local studio. A few years later the trio starred in the hit Lifetime reality series '...

43. 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. ...

44. Ava Kolker

Actress | Sydney to the Max

As a California native, Ava Kolker has been acting one way or another from the time she could walk and talk. Her first screen role came on the first season of "American Horror Story" at the age of four. Since then, Ava has worked on a lot different movies both indie and studio films, national ...

45. Zackary Arthur

Actor | The 5th Wave

Zackary Arthur age eleven, has worked in every genre of film and television. Most recently, he has worked with James Franco, Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair and Liev Schrieber. Zackary made his major motion picture debut as Sam Sullivan in The 5th Wave, starring opposite Chloë Grace Moretz as her little ...

46. Quvenzhané Wallis

Actress | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Wallis was born in Houma, Louisiana, to Qulyndreia (Jackson) Wallis, a teacher, and Venjie Wallis, Sr., a truck driver. She has one sister, Qunyquekya, and two brothers, Vejon and Venjie, Jr. "Quven", the first part of her name, combines the first syllables of her parents' first names. Wallis, at ...

47. Mia Talerico

Actress | Good Luck Charlie

Mia Talerico is the adorable baby Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie (2010). 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 ...

48. August Maturo

Actor | The Nun

From a precocious, amusing whiz-kid, to a Jewish boy living in Nazi Germany during World War II, actor on the rise August Maturo has quickly become one of the most-watched talents in young Hollywood today. From comedy to drama, television series to indie and studio films, the characters Maturo has ...

49. Lexy Kolker

Actress | Freaks

Alexa Kolker, who goes by Lexy, was born on August 17, 2009 and is already making waves in the entertainment industry. She was introduced to acting as a toddler by her older sister Ava Kolker.

Lexy is best known for her work on the USA network action thriller, "Shooter" playing Mary Swagger, the ...



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