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The Best Black Actors Under 25 

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Updated July 13, 2020 1.2k votes 305 voters 19.9k views 39 items

List Rules Vote up the most successful Black actors who are 24 years old or younger.

Who are the best Black actors under 25? This is where you get to decide! Here you'll find a group of young Black actors under 25 who have already caught the eye of Hollywood and are sure to have bright futures ahead of them.

If you don't see one of your favorite young Black actors on the list, rest assured we welcome any additional names that come to mind. From hot Black actors in their 20s to elementary school-age kids, all of your favorite young Black male actors under 25 are welcome to compete.

Be sure to vote for your favorite hot Black actors under 25 and help them move up the list! Then, watch to see which Black male actors under 25 climb to the top and score the honor of being voted one of the best Black actors under 25.

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Caleb McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 17
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 ...more
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Miles Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 14
Miles Brown (born December 28, 2004), also known by his stage name Baby Boogaloo, is an American actor and dancer. He is known for his role as Jack Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. ...more
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Trevor Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 22

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson (born August 30, 1996) is an American singer, actor, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for portraying Kevin Blake on Syfy original series Eureka, Kris ...more
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Chosen Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 17
Chosen Jacobs (born July 1, 2001) is an American actor, singer and musician best known for his recurring role as Will Grover on the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0 and his role as young Mike ...more
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Tyrel Jackson Williams ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: 21

Birthplace: USA, New York

Tyrel Jackson Williams (March 16, 1997) is an American actor, singer, and musician. He currently stars as Leo Dooley in the Disney XD series, Lab Rats. Williams was previously seen in Everybody ...more
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Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States of America

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Jaden Smith's first movie role was with ...more
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Justice Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 23
Justice Elio Smith (born August 9, 1995) is an American actor, best known for his role as Franklin Webb in the 2018 science fiction film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Smith stars in the 2019 ...more
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Marcus Scribner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 19
Marcus Scribner (born January 7, 2000) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring as Andre Johnson Jr. on the ABC sitcom Black-ish. Scribner won the NAACP Image Award for NAACP ...more
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Tylen Jacob Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Tylen Jacob Williams Age: Age 17

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Tylen Jacob Williams (born December 8, 2001) is an actor known for portraying James Phillips in TV series Instant Mom (2013-2015). He has also appeared as Baby Drew in Everybody Hates Chris
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Kamil McFadden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Kamil McFadden Age: Age 22
Kamil McFadden (born September 10, 1996) is an American actor. He rose to fame with his starring role as Ernie Cooper on the Disney Channel series K.C. Undercover. He has also appeared as Bumpty ...more
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Kwesi Boakye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye ( KWAY-see boo-ah-CHEE; born April 6, 1999) is an American actor, voice actor, and singer of Ghanaian origin, who is most notable for his role as Manny in the 2009 Tyler ...more
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Coy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Tyson Coy Stewart (born c. 1998) is an American actor. He had a role in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? as Kevin Kingston-Persons, taking Philip Bolden's place, and played Troy in the ...more
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Ashton Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 23
Ashton Durrand Sanders (born October 24, 1995) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Teen Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016).
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Shameik Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 24

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Shameik Moore (born May 4, 1995) is an American singer, actor, rapper, dancer, model, best known for starring as Shaolin Fantastic on Netflix series The Get Down (2016-2017) and for appearing in ...more
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Abraham Attah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 17
Abraham Nii Attah (born July 2, 2001) is a Ghanaian actor, who made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the ...more
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Lonnie Chavis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 11
Lonnie Chavis (born November 23, 2007) is an actor known for playing young Randall on This Is Us (2016-2019) and Sean in Sunny Daze (2019).
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Brett Austin Johnson&nbs... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Nina McEaddy added Brett Austin Johnson  Age: Age 22

Brett Austin Johnson (born May 22, 1997) is an actor, known for his roles in Five Feet Apart (2019) and Swamp Murders (2016).

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Noah Gray-Cabey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: 23

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Noah Gray-Cabey (born November 16, 1995) is an American actor and pianist. He is known for his roles in the television series My Wife and Kids and Heroes. He has appeared on the television shows ...more
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Myles Truitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 17
Myles Truitt (born February 1, 2002) is an actor known for playing Young Ronnie DeVoe in Tv mini-series The New Edition Story (2017), Ant in Queen Sugar (2018), and Issa Williams in Black ...more
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Alex R. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 14
Alex R. Hibbert (born July 4, 2004) is an actor known for his roles as Little in Moonlight (2016) and Kevin on Showtime series The Chi (2018-2019).
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JD McCrary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age: Age 11
JD McCrary (born July 18, 2007) is an actor best known for playing Kenny Payne on TV series The Paynes (2018) and Isaac in Little (2019).
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Dante Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Dante Brown Age: Age 19
Dante Brown (born October 6, 1999) is an actor known for portraying Deandre Hall in Mr. Robinson (2015) and Roger Murtaugh Jr. in Lethal Weapon (2016-2019). He also appeared in Law & Order: ...more
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Lil' P-Nut is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Lil' P-Nut Age: Age 16

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr. (born July 24, 2002), also known as Lil' P-Nut, is an American child actor and rapper. In music, he is known for his song, "You Might Be the One." In ...more
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Khamani Griffin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Khamani Griffin Age: Age 20

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Khamani Griffin (born August 1, 1998) is an American actor, who is best known for playing Bobby James in the UPN/The CW series All Of Us, and Tolee the Koala in Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. He starred as ...more
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Tyree Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Tyree Brown Age: Age 15

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

Tyree Brown (born January 9, 2004) is an American actor best known for his role as Jabbar in the TV series Parenthood. He also appeared as young Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds (2016).