Child Actors The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)  

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List Rules Any celebrities who were born after December 1997.

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, Millie Bobby Brown, Peyton R. List, and Ariel Winter. Several of these up and coming celebrities, such as Chloe Grace Moretz and Maisie Williams, 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. Featuring the Stranger Things cast, the child actors on Modern Family, and your favorite Disney Channel stars, this list of young actors has them all! 

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) and a list of the Coolest Teen Actors and Musicians of 2019.

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Elle Fanning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-04-09 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, ...more

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4,030 2,357
Peyton R. List is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-04-06 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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2,449 1,308
Sabrina Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added 1999-05-11 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 ...more

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2,711 1,936
Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1999-10-15 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 ...more

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1,897 1,333
Rowan Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added 2001-10-14 Rowan Blanchard (born October 14, 2001) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World that aired from 2014 until 2017. From ...more

6
1,331 1,990
Kiernan Shipka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1999-11-10 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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1,453 2,205
Rico Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-07-31 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 ...more

8
1,409 1,359
Mackenzie Foy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Alaina Hillman added 2000-11-10 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 ...more

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2,926 972
Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2004-02-19 Millie Bobby Brown is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things, for which she earned a Primetime ...more

10
1,599 1,613
Mia Talerico is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2008-09-17 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 ...more

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2,199 864
Gaten Matarazzo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-09-08 Gaten John Matarazzo III is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and as Gavroche in Les Misérables. He is best known ...more

12
1,371 1,997
China Anne McClain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-08-25 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 ...more

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1,856 1,460
Cameron Boyce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1999-05-28 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 ...more

14
1,252 1,560
Amandla Stenberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-10-23 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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2,106 2,015
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Xanadu added 2000-04-09 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 ...more

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1,120 1,697
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-04-24 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 ...more

17
1,281 113
Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2004-01-15 Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, NY. At age 12, she won the 11th season of the NBC competition show America's Got Talent, singing her ...more

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1,893 961
Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-12-23 Finn Wolfhard is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known for his starring roles as Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things, and Richie Tozier in the 2017 film adaptation of ...more

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1,353 1,452
Skai Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-04-08 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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1,049 1,271
Bradley Steven Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-11-23 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 ...more

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969 1,217
G. Hannelius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-12-22 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 ...more

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769 793
Kristina Pimenova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2005-12-27 Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova is a Russian model and actress, living in the United States.

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972 859
Madison Pettis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-07-22 Madison Michelle Pettis (born July 22, 1998) is an American actress, voice actress and model. She is known for her roles as Sophie Martinez on the Disney Channel comedy series Cory in the House, ...more

24
1,159 2,425
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-07-08 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 ...more

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949 937
Willow Shields is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sonof100maniacs added 2000-06-01 Willow Shields is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role of Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games.