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The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)

Updated January 24, 2020 102.7k votes 25.0k voters 1.3m views47 items

List RulesAny 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)
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    Age13

    BirthplaceMarbella, Spain

    Millie Bobby Brown (born February 19, 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to... more on Wikipedia
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    Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern,... more on Wikipedia
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    Gaten Matarazzo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Gaten Matarazzo

    2002-09-08

    Age15

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Sabrina Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    2,608

    Ageage 17

    BirthplacePennsylvania

    Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter (born May 11, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.... more on Wikipedia
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    Noah Schnapp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Age12

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Sadie Sink is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Jackie Evancho

    2000-04-09

    Ageage 16

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho ( ee-VANG-koh; born April 9, 2000) is an American classical... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Finn Wolfhard

    2002-12-23

    Age14

    Finn Wolfhard (born December 23, 2002) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known... more on Wikipedia
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    Rowan Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Rowan Blanchard

    2001-10-14

    Age18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Rowan Blanchard (born October 14, 2001) is an American actress. She is known for her role as... more on Wikipedia
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    Caleb McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Age15

    BirthplaceCarmel, New York, United States of America

    Caleb Reginald McLaughlin (born October 13, 2001) is an American actor. He began his career on... more on Wikipedia
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    Maddie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    1,281

    Maddie Ziegler

    2002-09-30

    Age17

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Madison Nicole "Maddie" Ziegler (born September 30, 2002) is an American child dancer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Joey King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    1,121

    Joey King

    1999-07-30

    Ageage 17

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She gained recognition portraying... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Bailee Madison

    1999-10-15

    Ageage 16

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

    Bailee Madison (born October 15, 1999) is an American actress. She first gained acclaim for... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Chandler Riggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Chandler Riggs

    1999-06-27

    Ageage 17

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Chandler Riggs (born June 27, 1999) is an American actor and DJ, known for his regular role as... more on Wikipedia
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    Mackenzie Foy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Mackenzie Foy

    2000-11-10

    Age19

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American actress. She is best known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Kristina Pimenova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    1,227

    Ageage 11

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Kristina Ruslanovna Pimenova (born December 27, 2005) is a Russian model and actress, living... more on Wikipedia
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    Jenna Ortega is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Jenna Ortega

    2002-09-27

    Age14

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Mia Talerico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    2,142

    Mia Talerico

    2008-09-17

    Age12

    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, USA

    Mia Talerico (born 2008) is an American actress. She plays Charlotte "Charlie" Duncan, the... more on Wikipedia
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    Kaia Jordan Gerber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Age19

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001) is an American model and actress. She is also the... more on Wikipedia
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    Jacob Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Jacob Tremblay

    2005-10-05
    Jacob Tremblay (born October 5, 2006) is a Canadian child actor. His breakout performance was... more on Wikipedia
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    Kiernan Shipka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Kiernan Shipka

    1999-11-10

    Age20

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Kiernan Brennan Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American actress known for starring as... more on Wikipedia
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    Willow Shields is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Willow Shields

    2000-06-01

    Ageage 16

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, USA, New Mexico

    Willow Shields is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role of... more on Wikipedia
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    Skai Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Skai Jackson

    2002-04-08

    Ageage 14

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Skai Jackson (born April 8, 2002) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as... more on Wikipedia
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    Natalie Alyn Lind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Age20

    Natalie Alyn Lind (born June 21, 1999) is an American actress. She is known for her television... more on Wikipedia
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    Mackenzie Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Next Generation Of Stars (Age 20 and Under)
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    Age16

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Mackenzie Frances Ziegler (born June 4, 2004) is an American dancer, singer, actress and... more on Wikipedia
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