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The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)

Updated November 18, 2020 70.4k votes 26.8k voters 1.4m views32 items

List RulesVote up your favorite actors and actresses 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 television and film.

Many of the rising stars at the top of the list are from popular series Stranger Things. Celebs like Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and Sadie Sink. This list of young actors and actresses has much more variety than that, though. There are also famous teenage girls like Mia Talerico and Jenna Ortega. Mackenzie Foy, Willow Shields, and Natalie Alyn Lind are a few of the popular 20 year old actresses you will find below. 

If you think that any up and coming stars of film and TV will become big celebrities, make sure to add them to the list. Also check out the hottest actresses under 30 (but over 18) and the coolest teen actors and musicians of 2019.

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    BirthplaceMarbella, Spain

    Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and producer. At the age of twelve, she rose to prominence for her role as Jane "Eleven" Ives in the first season of Netflix science...  more
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    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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    BirthplaceNew 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 and...  more
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    Gaten Matarazzo

    2002-09-08

    BirthplaceLittle 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 Misérables. He...  more
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    Finn Wolfhard

    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 the...  more
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    BirthplaceCarmel, 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 Lucas...  more
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    Rowan Blanchard

    2001-10-14

    BirthplaceLos 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 2017...  more
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    Maddie Ziegler

    2002-09-30

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    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 numerous music...  more
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    Mackenzie Foy

    2000-11-10

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    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
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    Jenna Ortega

    2002-09-27

    BirthplaceCoachella 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
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova (born December 27, 2005) is a Russian model and actress, living in the United States....  more
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    Jacob Tremblay

    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 for...  more
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    Mia Talerico

    2008-09-17

    BirthplaceSanta 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 4th, 2010.On...  more
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    2003-01-04

    Jaeden weasly lieberher is an actress he is known for bill on IT (2017) and is also Henry on The Book of Henry

    Jaeden Martell (born January 4, 2003), formerly known as Jaeden Lieberher, is an American actor. He is best known for starring as young Bill Denbrough in the horror film It (2017) and the upcoming It...  more
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    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. Cloud...  more
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    BirthplaceLos 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....  more
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    Willow Shields

    2000-06-01

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA

    Willow Shields is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role of Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games....  more
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    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    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 the...  more
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    Skai Jackson

    2002-04-08

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    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....  more
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    Raffey Cassidy

    2002-08-30

    BirthplaceEngland, 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)....  more
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    Landry Bender

    2000-08-03

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Landry Bender (born August 3, 2000) is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Cleo Bernstein in the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein, and playing Blithe Pedulla in the 2011 film...  more
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    BirthplaceUSA, Houma, Louisiana

    Quvenzhané Wallis (born August 28, 2003) 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...  more
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    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons (born June 6, 2007)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...  more
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    Chloe Lukasiak

    2001-05-25

    BirthplaceChurchill, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    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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    BirthplaceFlower Mound, Texas, United States of America

    Brighton Rose Sharbino (born August 19, 2002) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lizzie Samuels on the AMC television series The Walking Dead....  more