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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 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 (born April 9, 1998) is an American teen actress. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in The Neon Demon, Phoebe in ...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)
1998-04-06
Peyton Roi List (born April 6, 1998) 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
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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 1999-05-11
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
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Rowan Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 4 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
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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1999-10-15
Bailee Madison (born October 15, 1999) 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. ...more
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Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
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
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Kiernan Shipka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1999-11-10
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
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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 2000-11-10
Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) 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, ...more
10
Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2004-02-19
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
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China Anne McClain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-08-25
China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998) 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 ...more
12
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
Mia Talerico is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Mia Talerico 2008-09-17
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
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Gaten Matarazzo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-09-08
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
15
Maddie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa added 2002-09-30
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
16
Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2002-12-23
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
17
Amandla Stenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-10-23
Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American actress. She portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games (2012), Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017), and Starr Carter in The Hate U ...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
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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Raffey Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
daisydauntless added 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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Joey King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Alaina Hillman added 1999-07-30
Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) 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 ...more
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Cameron Boyce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
Cameron Boyce 1999-05-28
Cameron Boyce (May 28, 1999 - July 6, 2019) was 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 ...more
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Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
1998-07-08
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) 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 ...more
23
Kristina Pimenova is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
2005-12-27
Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova (born December 27, 2005) is a Russian model and actress, living in the United States.
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G. Hannelius is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Bradley Steven Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 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