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The 50+ Best Young Actresses Under 25

Updated November 23, 2020 19.3k votes 2.4k voters 47.8k views62 items

List RulesVote up the most successful actresses who were born in 1996 or later.

Who are the young actresses that will take the places of stars like Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, who have since graduated from kids' magazines to the covers of more grown-up publications? Here you'll find out as you peruse a list of up-and-coming actresses under 25. You'll recognize more names than you think of young actresses under 25 from shows like Shameless, The Goldbergs, and Stranger Things. These female actresses under 25 have already started to make a name for themselves in Hollywood at an incredibly early age.

Maya Hawke is one of the young female actors you will definitely recognize from the third season of Netflix hit Stranger Things. The daughter of actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke has also appeared in popular films such as Little Women and Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood. Millie Bobby Brown is also one of the noteworthy female celebrities under 25. 

But which are the best Hollywood actresses under 25? This is where you get to decide. Vote up your favorite stars from this list of best actresses under 25 to help them rise through the ranks. If you can think of any other actresses in their 20s, or even younger stars who you think are super talented, then feel free to add them to the list.

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    Oakland, California

    CreditsShake It Up!, Zapped, Frenemies, Pixie Hollow Games

    Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (; born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer.... more on Wikipedia

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    Anya Taylor-Joy

    CreditsThe Witch, Split, The Queen's Gambit

    Anya Taylor-Joy (born April 16, 1996) is an American-born Argentine-British actress. Her... more on Wikipedia

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    Hailee Steinfeld

    Hailee Steinfeld

    Tarzana, Los Angeles

    CreditsTrue Grit, Ender's Game, Pitch Perfect 2, Begin Again

    Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. Her breakthrough... more on Wikipedia
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    Sabrina Carpenter

    Sabrina Carpenter


    CreditsGirl Meets World, Horns, Noobz, Gulliver Quinn, The Unprofessional

    Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter (born May 11, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.... more on Wikipedia

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    Florence Pugh

    Florence Pugh

    Oxford, United Kingdom

    CreditsMidsommar, Little Women, Black Widow

    Florence Pugh (born January 3, 1996) is an English actress. She made her professional acting... more on Wikipedia
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    Chloë Grace Moretz

    Chloë Grace Moretz

    Atlanta, Georgia

    CreditsKick-Ass, Hugo, The Equalizer, Kick-Ass 2

    Chloë Grace Moretz (; born February 10, 1997) is an American actress and model. She began... more on Wikipedia

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    Sophie Turner

    Sophie Turner

    Northampton, United Kingdom

    CreditsGame of Thrones, Barely Lethal, Alone, The Thirteenth Tale

    Sophie Turner (born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner is best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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    Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning

    Conyers, Georgia

    CreditsMaleficent, Super 8,The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Deja Vu

    Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    Dove Cameron

    Dove Cameron

    Seattle, Washington

    CreditsLiv and Maddie, Cloud 9, Barely Lethal, Descendants

    Dove Olivia Cameron (born January 15, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She is known... more on Wikipedia
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    Peyton R. List

    Peyton R. List

    Florida, United States of America

    CreditsJessie, 27 Dresses, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

    Peyton Roi List (born April 6, 1998) is an American actress and model. List appeared in... more on Wikipedia
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    Millie Bobby Brown

    Millie Bobby Brown

    Marbella, Spain

    CreditsStranger Things, Enola Holmes

    Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and producer. At the age of... more on Wikipedia

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    Maya Hawke

    Maya Hawke

    New York, NY

    CreditsStranger Things, Little Women

    Maya Hawke (born July 8, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of actors... more on Wikipedia
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    Lili Reinhart
    Lili Pauline Reinhart (born September 13, 1996) is an American actress, best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    Kiernan Shipka

    Kiernan Shipka

    Chicago, Illinois

    CreditsMad Men, Carriers, Flowers in the Attic, The Legend of Korra

    Kiernan Brennan Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American actress known for starring as... more on Wikipedia
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    Maisie Williams

    CreditsGame of Thrones, Cyberbully, The Falling, Gold

    Maisie Williams (born April 15, 1997) is an English actress and dancer. She is best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    Kathryn Newton

    Kathryn Newton

    USA, California

    CreditsBad Teacher, Paranormal Activity 4, Gary Unmarried

    Kathryn Love Newton (born February 8, 1997) is an American actress best known for her role as... more on Wikipedia

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    Joey King

    Joey King

    Los Angeles, California

    CreditsThe Dark Knight Rises, Oz the Great and Powerful, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Conjuring, Battle: Los Angeles

    Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She gained recognition portraying... more on Wikipedia

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    China Anne McClain

    China Anne McClain

    Atlanta, Georgia

    CreditsA.N.T. Farm, Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, House of Payne

    China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998) is an American actress and singer. She is a member... more on Wikipedia

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    Mackenzie Foy

    Mackenzie Foy

    Los Angeles, California

    CreditsThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Conjuring, Interstellar, Wish You Well

    Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American actress. She is best known as... more on Wikipedia
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    Olivia Holt

    Olivia Holt

    Germantown, Tennessee

    CreditsKickin' It, I Didn't Do It, Girl Vs. Monster, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

    Olivia Hastings Holt (born August 5, 1997) is an American teen actress and singer, best known... more on Wikipedia
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    Kaitlyn Dever

    Kaitlyn Dever

    Arizona, Phoenix

    CreditsBad Teacher, Last Man Standing, J. Edgar, The Spectacular Now, Laggies

    Kaitlyn Rochelle Dever (born December 21, 1996) is an American actress. She gained recognition... more on Wikipedia

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    Lana Condor
    Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She... more on Wikipedia

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    Sadie Sink
    Sadie Sink (born April 16, 2002) is an American actress, best known for her roles in American... more on Wikipedia

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    Mckenna Grace

    Mckenna Grace

    Dallas, Texas
    Mckenna Grace (born June 27, 2006) is an American child actress. She is known for playing the... more on Wikipedia

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    Dafne Keen
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