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).

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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 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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Peyton R. List is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Peyton R. List 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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Sabrina Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added Sabrina Carpenter 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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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Bailee Madison 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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Rowan Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
andresroldan2004 added Rowan Blanchard 2001-10-14 Rowan Blanchard is a film actress.

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Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Millie Bobby Brown 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

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Kiernan Shipka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Kiernan Shipka 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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Rico Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Rico Rodriguez 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

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Mackenzie Foy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Alaina Hillman added Mackenzie Foy 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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Mia Talerico is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Mia Talerico 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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Gaten Matarazzo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Gaten Matarazzo 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

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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 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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Cameron Boyce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Cameron Boyce 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

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Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Finn Wolfhard 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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Skai Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Skai Jackson 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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Amandla Stenberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Amandla Stenberg 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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Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Ryan Newman 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

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Madison Pettis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Madison Pettis 1998-07-22 Madison Pettis is the sister of Antoinette Mia Pettis.

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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Xanadu added Jackie Evancho 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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Bradley Steven Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Bradley Steven Perry 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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G. Hannelius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
G. Hannelius 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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Kristina Pimenova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Kristina Pimenova 2005-12-27 Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova is a Russian model and actress, living in the United States.

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Willow Shields is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sonof100maniacs added Willow Shields 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.

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Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Jaden Smith 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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Caleb McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Caleb McLaughlin 2001-10-13 Caleb Reginald McLaughlin 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 Lucas Sinclair in the ...more

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Chandler Riggs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
princessblasby added Chandler Riggs 1999-06-27 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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Maddie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa added Maddie Ziegler 2002-09-30 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, ...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 1999-07-30 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 ...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 1998-10-28 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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Raffey Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
daisydauntless added Raffey Cassidy 2002-08-30 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).

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Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Quvenzhané Wallis 2003 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 ...more

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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 1999-02-07 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 1998-12-29 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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Noah Schnapp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Noah Schnapp 2004-10 Noah Schnapp 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 and also appeared in ...more

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Dylan Sprayberry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
eline-lönnroth added Dylan Sprayberry 1998-07-07 Dylan Sprayberry is an actor.

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Landry Bender is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Landry Bender 2000-08-03 Landry Bender is an actress.

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Lauren Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Lauren Taylor 1998-06-16 Lauren Taylor is an actress and makeup artist.

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Natalie Alyn Lind is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
bigcraig added Natalie Alyn Lind 2000-06-21 Natalie Alyn Lind is an actress.

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Morgan Lily is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
clarkeclarke1001 added Morgan Lily 2000-04-11 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 ...more

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Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons 2007-06-06 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 ...more

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Mackenzie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Daisy Kat added Mackenzie Ziegler 2004-06-04 Mackenzie Frances Ziegler (born June 4, 2004) is an American dancer, singer, actress and model. She is best known for appearing for six years on Lifetime's reality dance show Dance Moms and is ...more

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Jackson Brundage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Jackson Brundage 2001-01-21 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. ...more

The Best Rock Vocalists

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Johnny Sequoyah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Johnny Sequoyah 2002-10-25 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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Sadie Sink is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sarahet04 added Sadie Sink 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

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Chloe Lukasiak is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
AmyEller added Chloe Lukasiak 2001-05-25 Chloe Elizabeth Lukasiak is an American dancer, television personality, actress and model. She is best known for being an original cast member of Lifetime's reality television series Dance Moms ...more

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Madison Lintz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
sonof100maniacs added Madison Lintz 1999-05-11 Madison Lintz is an actress.

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Kara Hayward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Kara Hayward 1998-11-17 Kara Hayward is an American actress, best known for her role as Suzy Bishop in the 2012 feature film Moonrise Kingdom, which earned her a 2013 Young Artist Award nomination in Best Performance ...more

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Annalise Basso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Annalise Basso 1998-12-02 Annalise Basso is an actress.

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Nia Frazier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Daisy Kat added Nia Frazier 2001-06-20

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Kiara Glasco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Kiara Glasco 2001 Kiara Glasco (born on August 2 , 2001) is a Canadian actress known for her roles in Maps to the Stars, The Devil's Candy, and the TV series Bitten.