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The Best Asian Actresses Under 25 

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Updated July 13, 2020 1.8k votes 426 voters 14.9k views 27 items

List Rules Vote up the most successful Asian actresses who are 24 years old or younger.

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.

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 Lyrica Okano 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 11 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 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.

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Auli'i Cravalho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 18
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.
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Lana Condor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 22
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

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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 22

Birthplace: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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 ...more

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Erika Tham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 19
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, ...more
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Melody B. Choi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Melody B. Choi Age: Age 18
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
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Sydney Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 21

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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
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Ashley Liao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 17
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.
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Chelsea Zhang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 22
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 ...more
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Madison Hu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 16
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 ...more
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Brianne Tju is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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 ...more
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Peyton Elizabeth Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 15
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.
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Tiffany Espensen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Lianjiang County, China

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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Siena Agudong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Siena Agudong Age: Age 14
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 ...more
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Lyrica Okano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 24
Lyrica Okano (born November 9, 1994) is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Nico Minoru in the Hulu original series Runaways.
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Nayah Damasen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 14
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
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Ysa Penarejo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Ysa Penarejo Age: Age 19
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
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Aubrey Anderson-Emmons ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 11

Birthplace: Santa 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 ...more

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Kristen Li is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 17
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
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Lily Chee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 15
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 ...more
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Paris Berelc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Paris Berelc Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Paris Berelc is an American actress, best known for her role as Skylar Storm in the Disney XD series Mighty Med.
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Piper Curda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 21
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
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Tati Gabrielle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
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Tati Gabrielle (born January 25, 1996) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Prudence Blackwood on the Netflix original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and as Gaia on The ...more

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ViviAnn Yee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
ViviAnn Yee Age: Age 12
24
Jaime Chew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 13
Jaime Chew (born October 8, 2005) is an actress known for playing Ling Ling on Netflix series Marco Polo (2016).
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Nina Lu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Asian Actresses Under 25
Age: Age 15
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).