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The Best Black Actors Under 25

Updated February 2, 2021 2.5k votes 624 voters 47.2k views33 items

List RulesVote up the most successful Black male actors who were born in 1996 or later.

Who are the best Black actors under 25? This is where you get to decide! Whether kids or in their early 20s, here you'll find a group of famous young Black actors under 25 who have already caught the eye of Hollywood, and are sure to have bright futures ahead of them. Among these Black teen actors and Black actors in their 20s, you'll find plenty of recognizable faces, such as that of Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things

If you don't see one of your favorite African American actors on the list, rest assured we welcome any additional names that come to mind. From hot Black actors in their 20s to Black teen and child actors, all of your favorite young Black male actors under 25 are welcome to compete. Some famous young Black actors include Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, and Tylen Jacob Williams.

Be sure to vote for your favorite Black actors under 25 so they move up the list. Then, check back to see which of the talented young Black stars make it into the top 10. 

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    Caleb Reginald McLaughlin (born October 13, 2001) is an American actor. He began his career on...  more
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    Miles Brown

    2004-12-24
    Miles Brown (born December 28, 2004), also known by his stage name Baby Boogaloo, is an...  more
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    39

    Trevor Jackson

    1996-08-30
    Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson (born August 30, 1996) is an American singer, actor,...  more
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    25

    Chosen Jacobs

    2001-07-01
    Chosen Jacobs (born July 1, 2001) is an American actor, singer and musician best known for his...  more
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    40
    Tyrel Jackson Williams (March 16, 1997) is an American actor, singer, and musician. He...  more
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    24

    Marcus Scribner

    2000-01-07
    Marcus Scribner (born January 7, 2000) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring...  more
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    25

    Coy Stewart

    1998-06-24
    Tyson Coy Stewart (born c. 1998) is an American actor. He had a role in the TBS sitcom Are We...  more
  • 8
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    67

    Jaden Smith

    1998-07-08
    Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter,...  more
  • 9
    41
    8

    Jahi Winston

    2003-12-01
    Jahi Di'Allo Winston (born November 30, 2003) is an actor known for portraying Danny in Proud...  more
  • 10
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    26

    Kamil McFadden

    1996-09-10
    Kamil McFadden (born September 10, 1996) is an American actor. He rose to fame with his...  more
  • 11
    49
    22

    Tylen Jacob Williams

    2001-12-08
    Tylen Jacob Williams (born December 8, 2001) is an actor known for portraying James Phillips...  more
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    38
    12

    JD McCrary

    2007-07-18
    JD McCrary (born July 18, 2007) is an actor best known for playing Kenny Payne on TV series...  more
  • 13
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    12

    Lil' P-Nut

    2002-07-23
    Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr. (born July 24, 2002), also known as Lil' P-Nut, is an American...  more
  • 14
    41
    16

    Lonnie Chavis

    2007-11-23
    Lonnie Chavis (born November 23, 2007) is an actor known for playing young Randall on This Is...  more
  • 15
    48
    25

    Kwesi Boakye

    1999-04-06
    Kwesi Nii-Lante Boakye ( KWAY-see boo-ah-CHEE; born April 6, 1999) is an American actor, voice...  more
  • 16
    2
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    Skylan Brooks

    1999-02-12
    Skylan Brooks is an actor....
  • 17
    37
    15

    Myles Truitt

    2002-02-01
    Myles Truitt (born February 1, 2002) is an actor known for playing Young Ronnie DeVoe in Tv...  more
  • 18
    21
    2

    Asante Blackk

    2001-10-20

    Asante Duah Ma'at (born October 20, 2001), known professionally as Asante Blackk, is an American actor. He is best known for his role in the miniseries When They See Us (2019), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. 

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    30
    13

    Alex R. Hibbert

    2004-07-04
    Alex R. Hibbert (born July 4, 2004) is an actor known for his roles as Little in Moonlight...  more
  • 20
    23
    6

    Tyree Brown

    2004-01-09
    Tyree Brown (born January 9, 2004) is an American actor best known for his role as Jabbar in...  more
  • 21
    40
    26

    Brett Austin Johnson 

    1997-05-22

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

  • 22
    30
    18

    Abraham Attah

    2001-06-15
    Abraham Nii Attah (born July 2, 2001) is a Ghanaian actor, who made his feature film debut in...  more
  • 23
    24
    16

    Khamani Griffin

    1998-08-01
    Khamani Griffin (born August 1, 1998) is an American actor, who is best known for playing...  more
  • 24
    22
    15

    Damarr Calhoun

    2004-11-02
    Damarr Calhoun (November 2, 2004) is an actor most known for playing Aaron Phillips on Instant...  more
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    20
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    Maceo Smedley

    2007-02-07
    Maceo Smedley (born February 7, 2007) is an American actor best known for playing James in TV...  more