child actors The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)  

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List Rules Any celebrities who were born after 1996.

Before we know it, all the great actors and actresses from this generation will all be old and receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards instead of Oscars and Emmys... Who is going to fill their shoes? Here's a list of up and coming young actors and actresses that have the potential to be the next big stars. This list includes the best teenage male and female stars under 20 - new celebrities already recognized for their work in film and TV.

Most of the rising stars at the top of the list are female celebs like Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Ariel Winter. Several of these up and coming celebrities, such as Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Holland, are turning 21 this year and will be removed from the list, leaving room for the next generation of Hollywood actors and actresses who will take their place. 

If you think that any up and coming stars of film and TV will become celebrities, make sure to add them to the list. 

Also check out this list of the hottest actresses under 30 (but over 18).

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Elle Fanning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Elle Fanning age 18 Mary Elle Fanning is an American teen actress. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, and as Aurora in 2014's Maleficent. In 2011, Fanning ...more

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Peyton R. List is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Peyton R. List age 18 Peyton Roi List is an American actress and model. List is known for playing Emma Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie and for her role in the 2008 film 27 Dresses.

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Ariel Winter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Ariel Winter age 18 Ariel Winter Workman is an American actress, singer, model and voice artist. She is best known as Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family, as well as the voice of the title character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First. Winter and her ...more

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Sabrina Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added Sabrina Carpenter age 17 Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter is an American singer and actress, who stars as rebellious Maya Hart, the best friend of Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World which debuted on June 27, 2014. She is signed to Hollywood ...more

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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Bailee Madison age 16 Bailee Madison is an American teen actress. She is known for her role in Bridge to Terabithia in which she plays May Belle Aarons, the younger sister of Jesse Aarons. Madison also starred in the horror film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark as Sallie ...more

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Rowan Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added Rowan Blanchard age 15 Rowan Blanchard is a film actress.

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Mackenzie Foy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Alaina Hillman added Mackenzie Foy age 16 Mackenzie Christine Foy is an American model and actress. She is best known for her role as Renesmee Cullen in the 2012 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young ...more

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Mia Talerico is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Mia Talerico age 7 Mia Talerico (born 2008)[1] is an American child actress. She plays Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan, the title character of the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie. The series premiered April 4th, 2010. On Disney Channel's Good Luck ...more

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Kiernan Shipka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Kiernan Shipka age 17 Kiernan Brennan "Kiki" Shipka is an American actor. She is best known for playing Sally Draper on the AMC series Mad Men and voicing Jinora in The Legend of Korra.

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Rico Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Rico Rodriguez age 18 Rico Rodriguez is an American actor, known for his role of Manny Delgado in Modern Family, a sitcom produced by the American Broadcasting Company. Rodriguez also wrote a book that was published in 2012. ...more

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Cameron Boyce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Cameron Boyce age 17 Cameron Boyce is an American teen actor and dancer best known for his roles in the feature films Mirrors, Eagle Eye, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2, as well as for his co-starring role as Luke Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series, Jessie. ...more

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China Anne McClain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
China Anne McClain age 18 China Anne McClain is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and member of the girl group McClain. China's career began in 2005 when she was seven years old acting in the movie The Gospel; however, she became nationally known after ...more

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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Xanadu added Jackie Evancho age 16 Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top ...more

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Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Ryan Newman age 18 Ryan Whitney Newman is an American teen actress, singer and model. Newman is known for her roles as Ginger Falcone in Zeke and Luther, Cindy Collins in Zoom, and Emily Hobbs in See Dad Run. As a child model, Newman has participated in photo ...more

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G. Hannelius is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
G. Hannelius age 18 Genevieve Knight Hannelius, known professionally as G. Hannelius, is an American teen actress and singer-songwriter. She currently stars as Avery Jennings in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog. Prior to this, she had recurring roles in ...more

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Bradley Steven Perry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Bradley Steven Perry age 18 Bradley Steven Perry is an American teen actor, best known for his role as Gabe Duncan on the Disney Channel family sitcom Good Luck Charlie, and for his role as Roger Elliston III in Disney's High School Musical spin-off film Sharpay's ...more

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Madison Pettis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Madison Pettis age 18 Madison Pettis is the sister of Antoinette Mia Pettis.

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Amandla Stenberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Amandla Stenberg age 18 Amandla Stenberg is an American actress and voice actress. She is best known for her portrayal of young Cataleya in Colombiana and Rue in The Hunger Games.

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Skai Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Skai Jackson age 14 Skai Jackson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie.

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Willow Shields is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sonof100maniacs added Willow Shields age 16 Willow Shields is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role of Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

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Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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Gaten Matarazzo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)

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Kristina Pimenova is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Kristina Pimenova age 11

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Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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Chandler Riggs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
princessblasby added Chandler Riggs age 17 Chandler Carlton Riggs is an American child actor, best known for his role as Carl Grimes on the The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series.

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Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Jaden Smith age 18 Jaden Christopher Syre Smith is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger half-brother of Trey Smith. His first movie role was in the 2006 film The ...more

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Maddie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa added Maddie Ziegler age 13 Madison Nicole "Maddie" Ziegler is an American child dancer, actress, and model. She is known for starring in Lifetime's Dance Moms, and has appeared in numerous music videos, including the video for Sia's "Chandelier". ...more

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Joey King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Alaina Hillman added Joey King age 17 Joey Lynn King is an American teen actress. She is known for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaption of Beverly Cleary's book series with the same title. She has also appeared in the films Oz the Great and ...more

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Nolan Gould is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Nolan Gould age 18 Nolan Gould is an American actor. He is best known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

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Jake Short is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Jake Short age 19 Jake Short is an American teen actor, best known for his role as Fletcher Quimby in Disney Channel's comedy series A.N.T. Farm, along with China Anne McClain and Sierra McCormick. He also starred as Nose Noseworthy in the 2009 film Shorts, and ...more

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Raffey Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
daisydauntless added Raffey Cassidy 14 Raffey Cassidy is an actress.

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Beatrice Miller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Beatrice Miller age 17 Beatrice Miller is an actress.

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Paris Berelc is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Paris Berelc age 18 Paris Berelc is an American actress, best known for her role as Skylar Storm in the Disney XD series Mighty Med.

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Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Quvenzhané Wallis age 12 Quvenzhané Wallis is an American actress, model, and singer. She is known for her role as Hushpuppy in the critically acclaimed drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild, for which she became the youngest actress ever to receive a ...more

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Caleb McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Caleb McLaughlin 15

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Lauren Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Lauren Taylor age 18 Lauren Taylor is an actress and makeup artist.

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Landry Bender is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Landry Bender age 16 Landry Bender is an actress.

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Dylan Sprayberry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
eline-lönnroth added Dylan Sprayberry age 18 Dylan Sprayberry is an actor.

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Natalie Alyn Lind is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
bigcraig added Natalie Alyn Lind age 16 Natalie Alyn Lind is an actress.

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Morgan Lily is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
clarkeclarke1001 added Morgan Lily age 16 Morgan Lily is an American actress and fashion model. She started modeling internationally at four years old and appeared in more than 21 television commercials, and many photo shoots before her role in Henry Poole Is Here as Millie Stupek. ...more

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Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons age 9 Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons is an American child actress, best known for her role as Lily Tucker-Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family. She was the youngest star to adorn the red carpet at the 2012 and 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. ...more

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Johnny Sequoyah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Johnny Sequoyah age 14 Johnny Sequoyah Friedenberg is an American child actress, best known for her role as Bo Adams on the NBC television series Believe.

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Noah Schnapp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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Mackenzie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Daisy Kat added Mackenzie Ziegler age 11 Mackenzie Ziegler is a television personality, dancer, singer, and model. She currently appears on Dance Moms.

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Lia Marie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
DaNerd added Lia Marie Johnson age 20 Lia Marie Johnson is an American teen actress notable for her roles in the Emmy-winning web series Kids React and "Teens React", Spirits and a webseries "Terry the Tomboy" with AwesomenessTV which has recently been aired to ...more

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Annalise Basso is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Annalise Basso age 18 Annalise Basso is an actress.

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Jackson Brundage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Jackson Brundage age 15 Jackson Timothy Brundage is an American teen actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Jamie Scott on The CW's One Tree Hill, a role he held from 2008 until the series's conclusion in 2012. Brundage was in the Nick at Nite sitcom, See Dad ...more

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Brighton Sharbino is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sonof100maniacs added Brighton Sharbino age 14 Brighton Sharbino is an actress.

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Kiara Glasco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)

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Nia Frazier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Daisy Kat added Nia Frazier age 15