Rising Young Talents Under 30by Kathy Lueders | created - 12 Oct 2016 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
There are the rising young talents under the age of 30 (as of 2016) This is the list for young talents, and not only for actors, but filmmakers.
My other lists: Looking for Alaska: Fan Cast & Official Crew
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 ...
Actor / Writer / Director
Looking for Alaska: Fan Cast - Miles "Pudge" Halter
Actor | Clocks Tell the Time
Director / Writer / Actor
Looking for Alaska: Fan Cast - Takumi Hikohito
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...
4. Barney Clark
Actor | Oliver Twist
Note: I heard that he is no more working on film-industry, but added him on this list in hopes that he'll back.
Actor | The Maze Runner
Thomas Brodie-Sangster was born on May 16, 1990 in London, England as Thomas Brodie Sangster. He is an actor and producer, known for The Maze Runner (2014), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Love Actually (2003).
Actor | Lo imposible
7. Tom Holland
Actor | Spider-Man: Homecoming
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 ...
Hero is an English actor best known for his role as the 11-year-old Tom Marvolo Riddle in the 6th installment of the Harry Potter Films, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Hero first appeared in the drama, Bigga Than Ben as Spartak in 2008.
He attended Emanuel School in Battersea, London.
Actor | Les Misérables
Daniel Richard Huttlestone was born in Havering, Essex, England, to Linda and Mark Huttlestone, a company managing director. He started his stage career from the age of 9 landing the role of 'Nipper' in the 2009 production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, performing on the opening night ...
10. Lewis MacDougall
Actor | A Monster Calls
Lewis MacDougall is a Scottish film actor. He is known for A Monster Calls (2016) and his film debut, Pan (2015). In 2018, he stars in the dramas Boundaries (2018) and The Belly of the Whale (2018).
He was brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, William, is a retired banker. His mother, Fiona...
Actor | Good Witch
From a very young age Rhys has always enjoyed performing in front of an audience. As a child, he liked to act the part of a famous TV/Film super hero, by rescuing his little sister Zoe, from all manner of dangers on a daily basis.
Rhys believes that the road to success, is working hard and being the...
12. Laurence Belcher
Actor | X: First Class
Actor | 20th Century Women
Lucas made his motion picture debut in Blumhouse Production's Sinister 2 (2015), after having just completed a role in the groundbreaking, global Netflix production, "Sense8," in episodes directed by the Wachowski siblings. Lucas can also be seen in the starring role in the independent film, Thrill...
14. Nick Robinson
Actor | Jurassic World
Nick Robinson made his film debut starring as Joe in CBS Films' critically-acclaimed adventure film The Kings of Summer (2013), followed by shooting a lead role in the Universal action adventure sequel Jurassic World (2015), where he starred alongside Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Vincent D'Onofrio and ...
15. Bobby Schofield
Actor | Black Sea
Bobby was born and raised in Kirkby in Liverpool, he is 3rd and last born child to Angela and Andrew Schofield.
Bobby comes from a successful family of actors and musicians, following in the footsteps of his Dad Andrew Schofield, sister Jess Schofield and cousin Brookside Actor, David Hart.
16. Thomas Law
Actor | The World's End
Thomas Law was born on 17th December 1992 in Hertfordshire, England. His first TV appearance was a minor role in four episodes of Casualty in 2005. His most notable role to date is that of Peter Beale in the popular soap opera EastEnders, taking over the role from James Martin. Thomas played the ...
17. Hugh Mitchell
Hugh Mitchell was born on September 7, 1989 in England as Hugh William Mitchell. He is an actor, known for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Nicholas Nickleby (2002).
18. Liam Aiken
Actor | A Series of Unfortunate Events
Liam Pádraic Aiken was born January 7, 1990 in New York City, to Moya and Bill Aiken, an MTV producer. His mother was born in Ireland, while his father was an American of Irish descent. It was apparent from the beginning that Liam was a natural actor. After securing a small part on Broadway in the ...
19. Charlie Heaton
Actor | Stranger Things
20. Louis Hynes
Actor | A Series of Unfortunate Events
Louis Hynes was born on October 9, 2001 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Louis Oliver Hynes. He is an actor, known for A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017), Barbarians Rising (2016) and Breakfast (2000).
21. Malina Weissman
Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Malina Weissman was born on March 12, 2003 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) and Nine Lives (2016).
22. William Miller
Actor | The Kid
23. Jaeden Lieberher
Actor | St. Vincent
Jaeden Lieberher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Angela Martell and Wes Lieberher, an executive chef. In 2011, at the age of eight, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any acting ...
24. Aiden Flowers
Actor | The Originals
Aiden James Flowers was born on December 13, 2004, in Gulfport, Mississippi. From a very young age, anytime Aiden was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he always responded, "I want to be an actor."
After he and his family relocated to Brandon, MS, Aiden officially began making his acting ...
25. 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 ...
26. Gulliver McGrath
Actor | Lincoln
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 ...
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 ...
28. 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 ...
29. Ed Sanders
30. Max Charles
Actor | The Strain
At just 13 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 ...
31. Kadan Rockett
Actor | Dark Skies
32. CJ Adams
Actor | The Odd Life of Timothy Green
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 ...
33. 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...
34. Finn Wolfhard
Actor | It
Finn Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada, where he is now in high school. He has always had a laser focus on continuously growing as an actor, all the way back from the time that he saw his first movie (thank you Sam Raimi's Spider-Man!).
Following that pivotal life event, Finn went to work, and ...
Actor | The Windmill Massacre
Adam Thomas Wright was born on 8th November 2000 in Essex.
He has appeared in several feature films Adam has had a varied career including T.V. Drama, Presenting and Radio work. He has also appeared in the theatre production of Lord of the Flies in London's Regent Park Open Air Theatre.
He won Best ...
Actor / Director / Writer
Actress | Stranger Things
Millie Brown was born in Spain, to British parents. They moved to Orlando, Florida in 2011, where Millie went to acting workshops to pass the time on a Saturday, and it was there that a top Hollywood talent scout called and told Millie's parents that "she has instincts you cannot teach." She ...
37. Neel Sethi
Actor | The Jungle Book
Indian-American Neel Sethi was born on December 22, 2003, in New York City. He is a child actor who landed a break-out role as Mowgli in John Favreau's 2016 live-action version of the classic tale 'The Jungle Book'. He also starred in the short film 'Diwali' (2013).
He was selected for the role of ...
38. Levi Miller
Actor | Pan
39. 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...
40. Chandler Riggs
Actor | The Walking Dead
41. Andrew Astor
Actor | Insidious: Chapter 2
Andrew Astor became involved with acting by watching his older sister, Isabella Astor. Andrew's first feature film role came at the age of 5. Andrew has performed as a variety of characters in several movies, TV shows and national commercials. In addition to acting & basketball, he remains very ...
42. Holly Jacobson
Director | Harry and Grace
Actress / Director / Writer
43. 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: ...
44. Zeb Sanders
Actor | Independence Day: Resurgence
Zeb Sanders was born on June 25, 2003 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Zeb lived in New Iberia, Louisiana until the age of five. Zeb and his family then moved to Houston, Texas. Zeb has a sister (Keilah 16) and one brother (Zilan15). Keilah was filming a pilot when the producer saw Zeb and asked if he ...
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. Aiden Arthur
Actor | In No Sense
47. Ella Wahlestedt
Actress | Earth to Echo
Ella Linnea Wahlestedt was born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived there for 6 years, before moving to the United States. She is the daughter of Lisa, a doctor, and Claes Wahlestedt, M.D. and Ph.D., a drug researcher. Her father is Swedish and her mother is an American of German and Swedish/Norwegian ...
48. Ella Purnell
Ella Purnell was born in London, England. Ella was born to a middle class family and had a very supportive and understanding parents. She says that they motivated her for her every work and activities. Ella attended City of London School for Girls where she was brilliant in studies and other ...
49. Chase Anderson
Actor | Brimstone Saint
Chase is an actor/model from West Virginia. He began acting early in 2013 and has been blessed with several exciting opportunities. He's had lead and supporting roles in feature films and short films and has had roles in several TV shows. Chase has done commercial and print work, as well as a music...
50. Kaiden Scott
Actor | Mike Boy
Kaiden Scott is an actor, writer and visual artist who was born in Nashville, TN on March 15, 2005. At the age of six, he had a painting hanging in The Frist Museum. He started performing professionally at the age of 8 . He has appeared in several short films, two feature films and several ...
51. Tyler Griffin
Actor | Insidious: Chapter 2
Tyler Griffin was born on March 4, in Los Angeles California. His father, Patrick Griffin is of English/Irish descent and his mother, Ileane Rusch is of (mixed) African-American descent, but looking at this blonde hair, blue eyed kid, it's hard to believe! A third generation industry kid, music and...
52. Noah Lomax
Actor | Safe Haven
Actor | Criminal Minds
54. Jacob Hopkins
Actor | The Amazing World of Gumball
55. Aiden Lovekamp
Actor | Pawn Sacrifice
56. Toby Nichols
Actor | Iron Fist
Toby got his start in film by starring in the short films made by his older brother, Seth. Playing the assassin, the victim, or the zombie got him ready to jump on his opportunity when it came around. He was discovered in an acting class and has since booked lead and supporting roles in feature ...
57. Kai Caster
Actor | Babysitter Wanted
58. Colby Canterbury
Actor | Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach
59. Jake Brennan
Actor | The Orville
Jake began working in theater productions of "The Lion King", "Seussical Jr.", "Mulan", and "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". A combination of desire, talent, and extensive training led to Jake branching out into both feature films and television, most recently guest starring on "Sam ...
60. Andrew Miller
Actor | Super 8
61. Brennan Barker
Actor | Angels Sing
Actor | The Lucky One
64. 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 ...
65. 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 ...
66. 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 ...
67. 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 ...
68. Jakob Miller
Actor | Super 8
69. Tate Berney
Actor | Insidious: Chapter 3
70. Samuel J. Dixon
Actor | Bloodline
71. Garrett Ryan
Actor | Trust
Garrett Ryan was born on August 14, 1999 in Newport Beach, California, USA as Garrett Ryan Ewald. He is an actor, known for Trust (2010), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011).
72. Maxim Knight
Actor | Falling Skies
Maxim Knight stars in TNT's hit sci-fi drama "Falling Skies." Maxim's performance earned him a Young Artist Award in 2012.
At 13, Maxim has over 60 film, television, commercial & voice over credits.
At the tender age of 7, Maxim booked his first feature film, starring opposite Oscar winner Melissa ...
73. Sebastian Banes
Actor | Movie 43
Actor | Blended
Even before costarring with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in Warner Brothers' Memorial Day comedy Blended, Kyle Silverstein was a film and television veteran. Probably best known for his portrayal of Ethan Dawson on Grey's Anatomy, Kyle's many other credits include Happy Endings, From the Shadows...
75. Davis Cleveland
Actor | Shake It Up
Davis Cleveland was born in Houston, Texas. He began his acting career by doing commercial work in Texas. After moving to Los Angeles, he began appearing in national commercials for big name companies. Davis has guest-starred in many shows, and co-stars as Flynn Jones in Disney's hit show "Shake It...
76. Jack Kaeding
Actor | Running with Scissors
77. Charlie Tahan
Actor | I Am Legend
Actor | The Tree of Life
Brayden D. Whisenhunt was born in Brownwood, Texas to the parents of Rhonda Gamblin and Jason Whisenhunt. Brayden has grown up in a country farm and ranch life in Brown and Mills County Texas. Growing up in a country life has given him an opportunity of riding horses, showing livestock at local ...
Actor | Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie
80. Isobelle Molloy
Actress | Maleficent
Isobelle Molloy (born 6 October 2000) is an English child actress, best known for her portrayal of Amanda and later, Matilda Wormwood in the West End version of Matilda the Musical. She had her film debut as Young Maleficent in the 2014 Disney fantasy film, Maleficent.
Molloy was raised by her ...
Actor | The Gambler
82. Skylar Gaertner
Actor | Ozark
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...
84. Max Records
Actor | Where the Wild Things Are
85. Kyle Catlett
Actor | Poltergeist
86. Lino Facioli
Actor | Get Him to the Greek
Lino was born in Brazil, where he used to live until moving to London in 2005 (aged 4) with both his parents. His father is a graphic artist and animator, his mother an architect and jewellery designer.
Being brewed in a creative environment, Lino always showed a very inquisitive nature, and has had...
87. Jared Gilmore
Actor | Once Upon a Time
88. Jonah Bobo
Actor | Zathura: A Space Adventure
Actor | The Omen
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick was born on December 29, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA as Seamus Liam Davey-Fitzpatrick. He is known for his work on The Omen (2006), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Everybody's Fine (2009).
90. Jake Siciliano
Actor | The Affair
Jake Siciliano was born on October 23, 1998 in the USA. He is an actor, known for The Affair (2014).
91. Joshua Davis
Actor | Who Do You Love
Joshua Davis was born on November 13, 1999 in Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for Who Do You Love (2008).
92. Joshua Rush
Actor | Andi Mack
93. Nathan Gamble
Actor | The Mist
94. Austin Williams
Actor | Michael Clayton
Since debuting at the age of 8 as a young Matt Damon in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd (2006), Austin has impressed viewers with leading roles including the precocious son of George Clooney in Michael Clayton (2007), a bully to Elle Fanning in Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), the disturbed son of ...
95. Will Shadley
Actor | The Spy Next Door
Will Shadley was born on October 6, 1999 in Winter Park, Florida, USA as William Shadley. He is known for his work on The Spy Next Door (2010), Dirty Sexy Money (2007) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).
96. Jakob Davies
Since setting out to pursue a profession as an actor in 2009, Jakob Davies has experienced wide spread success in his young, and varied career. He has portrayed iconic characters such as "Lex Luther" in The CW's SMALLVILLE, and recurred as "Pinocchio" in ABC's hit series ONCE UPON A TIME. In 2013, ...
97. Aidan Andrews
Actor | Turbo
98. Aramis Knight
Actor | Into the Badlands
Aramis Knight born October 3, 1999 in Woodland Hills, California. At age 4, his mother, enrolled him in an acting workshop. In 2005, Aramis began acting in commercials and playing minor screen roles. Since then, he has guest starred and appeared as recurring characters on multiple television series...
Actor | Four Christmases
100. 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 ...