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The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under) 

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List Rules Any celebrities who were born after December 2000.

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. 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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Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2004-02-19

Age: 13

Birthplace: Marbella, Spain

Millie Bobby Brown (born February 19, 2004) 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 ...more
2
Sabrina Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added 1999-05-11

Age: age 17

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter (born May 11, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She had a recurring role as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and starred as ...more
3
Gaten Matarazzo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-09-08

Age: 15

Birthplace: Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States of America

Gaten John Matarazzo III (born September 8, 2002) 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 ...more
4
Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-12-23

Age: 14

Finn Wolfhard (born December 23, 2002) 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 ...more
6
Rowan Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added 2001-10-14

Age: 14

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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
7
Noah Schnapp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2004-10

Age: 12

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States of America

Noah Schnapp (born October 3, 2004) is an American actor best known for his role as Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things. He voiced Charlie Brown in The Peanuts Movie ...more
8
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Xanadu added 2000-04-09

Age: age 16

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho ( ee-VANG-koh; born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued a ...more
9
Maddie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa added 2002-09-30

Age: 16

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Madison Nicole "Maddie" Ziegler (born September 30, 2002) is an American child dancer, actress, and model. She is known for starring in Lifetime's Dance Moms, and has appeared in ...more
10
Caleb McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2001-10-13

Age: 15

Birthplace: Carmel, New York, United States of America

Caleb Reginald McLaughlin (born October 13, 2001) is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Young Simba in the musical The Lion King. He is best known for his role as ...more
11
Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1999-10-15

Age: age 16

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Bailee Madison (born October 15, 1999) is an American actress. She first gained acclaim for her role as May Belle Aarons in the fantasy drama film Bridge to Terabithia (2007). Madison received ...more
12
Chandler Riggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
princessblasby added 1999-06-27

Age: age 17

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Chandler Riggs (born June 27, 1999) is an American actor and DJ, known for his regular role as Carl Grimes on the AMC horror-drama television series The Walking Dead from 2010 to 2018. For his ...more
13
Mackenzie Foy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Alaina Hillman added 2000-11-10

Age: 15

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American actress. She is best known as Renesmee Cullen in the 2012 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which earned her a Young ...more
14
Sadie Sink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sarahet04 added 2002-04-16
Sadie Sink (born April 16, 2002) is an American actress, best known for her roles in American Odyssey as Suzanne Ballard and in Netflix's Stranger Things as Max. Her other television appearances ...more
15
Joey King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Alaina Hillman added 1999-07-30

Age: age 17

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She gained recognition portraying Ramona Quimby in the family comedy film Ramona and Beezus (2010), an adaptation of Beverly Cleary's ...more
16
Kristina Pimenova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2005-12-27

Age: age 11

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova (born December 27, 2005) is a Russian model and actress, living in the United States.
17
Mia Talerico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Mia Talerico 2008-09-17

Age: 10

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA

Mia Talerico (born 2008) is an American actress. She plays Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan, the title character of the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie. The series premiered April ...more
18
Willow Shields is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sonof100maniacs added 2000-06-01

Age: age 16

Birthplace: Albuquerque, USA, New Mexico

Willow Shields is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role of Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
19
Natalie Alyn Lind is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
bigcraig added 2000-06-21

Age: 18

Natalie Alyn Lind (born June 21, 1999) is an American actress. She is known for her television series appearances, such as her recurring roles as Dana Caldwell in The Goldbergs and Silver St. ...more
20
Skai Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-04-08

Age: age 14

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Skai Jackson (born April 8, 2002) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie.
21
Jacob Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2005-10-05
Jacob Tremblay (born October 5, 2006) is a Canadian child actor. His breakout performance was his starring role as Jack Newsome in Room (2015), for which he won the Critics' Choice Movie Award ...more
22
Kiernan Shipka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1999-11-10

Age: 19

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Kiernan Brennan Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American actress known for starring as Sabrina Spellman on the Netflix supernatural horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ...more
23
Jenna Ortega is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Sanjana@ added 2002-09-27

Age: 14

Birthplace: Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, California, United States of America

Jenna Marie Ortega (born September 27, 2002) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Jane the Virgin on The CW and Stuck in the Middle on Disney Channel. She is also the voice of ...more
24
Kaia Jordan Gerber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2001-09-03

Age: 17

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001) is an American model and actress. She is also the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.
25
Raffey Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
daisydauntless added 2002-08-30

Age: 14

Birthplace: England, United Kingdom

Raffey Cassidy is an English actress. She is known for her roles in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Mr Selfridge (2013), and Tomorrowland (2015).