UPDATED: Check out the best Asian actresses under 25 in 2022!
Hollywood may have a long way to go as far as diversity, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have amazing young Asian actresses appearing in projects right now. This list features the rising Asian actresses under 25 in 2021.
While you'll likely recognize several of these Asian actresses in their 20s, you may find a few new favorites, such as Hailee Steinfeld or Sydney Park. Other amazing young Asian actresses in Hollywood include Madison Hu and Auli’i Cravalho. Lana Condor is probably one of the best Asian actresses under 25 that you recognize, from Netflix hit To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. There are many young Asian actresses under 20 as well, like Modern Family’s Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. She’s already made a name for herself even though she’s only 13 years old!
Young Asian American actresses like Piper Curda have gained fame on Disney Channel TV shows, while other young Asian actresses in Hollywood are voice actors, such as Kristen Li. Help promote your favorite Asian actresses under 30 in 2021 by voting them up. And if you don’t see your favorite Asian American actresses on the list, feel free to add them - as long as they’re 24 years old or younger.
- Lana Therese Condor (born May 11, 1997) is a Vietnamese-born American actress and dancer. She made her debut as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee in the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse. Lana Condor ...more
- Siena Agudong (born August 19, 2004) is an actress and Young Entertainer Award winner who is best known for recurring roles in TV Land's Teachers (2016) and Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn ...more
- Madison Hu (born June 2, 2002) is an actress known for starring in Disney Channel series Bizaardvark (2016-2019), Best Friends Whenever (2015-2016), The Goldbergs (2014), and in the movie Bad Words ...more
- Erika Tham (born December 15, 1999) is a Canadian actress, singer, and dancer. She is known for her role as Corki Chang in the Canadian series Make It Pop. Tham has lived in Singapore, Indonesia, the ...more
- Ashley Liao (born October 21, 2001) is an actress, best known for appearing as Lola in Netflix's Fuller House (2016-2017). She is starring as Young Sasha in 2019's Always Be My Maybe.
- Tiffany Espensen (born February 10, 1999) is an American actress. She began her career as a child actress, before becoming known for her teenaged roles, such as Piper Peckinpaw in the 2011 ...more
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- Melody B. Choi (born in 2001) is a Canadian actress of Chinese descent. In 2011, she was awarded a Young Artist Award and nominated in two other categories. She has appeared in 8 Minutes Ahead ...more
- Nayah Damasen (born November 6, 2004) is an actress known for her recurring role as Kimmie Park on Grey's Anatomy (2018), as well as for starring in How to Be a Latin Lover (2017), Modern Family ...more
- Auliʻi Cravalho (born November 22, 2000) is an American actress and singer. She made her acting debut voicing the title character in the 2016 film Moana.
- Brianne Ashleigh Tju (born June 14, 1998) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Riley Marra in the MTV series Scream, Alex Portnoy in the Hulu series Light as a Feather and Alexa in ...more
- Sydney Park (born October 31, 1997) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known known for her roles as Cyndie in AMC's The Walking Dead, Gabby Phillips in Instant Mom, and Caitlin ...more
- Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. Her breakthrough role was as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best ...more
Ramona Abish Young (born May 23, 1998) is an American actress. She is known for her recurring roles on the television series Man Seeking Woman, The Real O'Neals, and Santa Clarita Diet. Young is also known for her regular roles as Kaya on Z Nation and as Mona Wu on Legends of Tomorrow.
- Peyton Elizabeth Lee (born May 22, 2004) is an American actress. She is known for playing the title role on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack.
- Chelsea T. Zhang (born November 6, 1996) is an actress who has appeared in films Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), as well as TV series Titans (2019), ...more
- Ysa Penarejo (born March 29, 2000) is a dancer and actress, best known for playing Toulane Thomas in the American Girl movie McKenna Shoots for the Stars, Tulip on Richie Rich (2015), and Camryn ...more
- Paris Berelc (born December 29, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles as Skylar Storm in the Disney XD series Mighty Med and Lab Rats: Elite Force, and Alexa Mendoza in ...more
- Lily Chee (born September 19, 2003) is a model and actress who has done work for brands like Old Navy and Target. She has also walked the runway for Petite Parade and designer Alivia Simone. In 2016, ...more
- 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
ViviAnn Yee (born November 3, 2006) is a television and voice actress most well known for voicing Staci in the 2017 animated film The Boss Baby. She has also appeared in Adam Ruins Everything, Adventure Time, and Modern Family.
- Piper Joy Curda (born August 16, 1997) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Jasmine in the Disney Channel series I Didn't Do It, and as Alyssa in the Disney Channel ...more
- Nina Lu (born September 18, 2003) is an actress who is best known for playing Tiffany Chen on Bunk'd (2015-2017) and Busy in Baby Doll Records (2018).
- Kristen Li (born April 26, 2002) is an actress known for voicing Bubbles in the revival of the animated series Powerpuff Girls. She has also appeared on Days of Our Lives (2011-2012) and Nicky, ...more