Actors The Best Black Actors Under 25  

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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-aged 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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Tyrel Jackson Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
age 21
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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19 6
Caleb McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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14 2
Kwesi Boakye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 20
Kwesi Boakye (born April 6, 1999) is an American teen actor who is most notable for his role as Manny in the Tyler Perry film I Can Do Bad All By Myself. He is the youngest of three brothers who ...more
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12 2
Chosen Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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13 4
Justice Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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15 7
Miles Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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14 7
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 20
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger ...more
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9 4
Marcus Scribner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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11 6
Noah Gray-Cabey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
age 23
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 (2002-2005) and Heroes (2006-2009). He has also ...more
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5 0
Kamil McFadden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Kamil McFadden 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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9 6
Abraham Attah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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7 4
Alex R. Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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11 9
Damarr Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 14
Damarr Calhoun (November 2, 2004) is an actor most known for playing Aaron Phillips on Instant Mom (2013-2015) and young Josh in Beneath the Leaves (2019). He also appeared on episodes of ...more
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7 5
Shameik Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 24
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
15
5 3
Myles Truitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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4 2
Ashton Sanders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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).
17
3 1
Tylen Jacob Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Tylen Jacob Williams Age 17
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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13 12
Nick Nervies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 24
Nick Nervies (born January 24, 1995) is an actor known for playing Daryl Black on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2007-2009), Tyler in Project X (2012), and Milton on Mr. Box Office (2012-2014).
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9 8
Khamani Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 20
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 (2003-2007) and voicing Tolee the Koala in Ni Hao, ...more
20
6 5
Lonnie Chavis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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3 2
Dante Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Dante Brown 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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9 9
Coy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 20
Tyson Coy Stewart (born June 24, 1998) better known as Coy Stewart is an American actor known for playing Flint on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2017-2018) and Vontae Jones on The Blacklist (2019). He ...more
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6 6
McCarrie McCausland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
McCarrie McCausland Age 18
McCarrie McCausland (born August 19, 2000) is an actor, known for playing David on TV series Army Wives (2011-2013), Tyrone in The Breaking Point (2014), Young Marcel in TV series The Originals ...more
24
2 2
JD McCrary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
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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2 2
Shamon Brown Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Actors Under 25
Age 14
Shamon Brown Jr. (born July 17, 2004) is an actor best known for playing Stanley 'Papa' Jackson in TV series The Chi (2018-2019).