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The Best Black Actors Under 25

Updated February 2, 2021 3.3k votes 828 voters 64.1k 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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    BirthplaceCarmel, NY

    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 Lucas...  more
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    Miles Brown

    2004-12-24
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    BirthplaceOxnard, CA

    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. Brown...  more
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    Trevor Jackson

    1996-08-30
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    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA

    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 McDuffy on...  more
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    Chosen Jacobs

    2001-07-01
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    39

    BirthplaceSpringfield, MA

    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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    BirthplaceUSA, 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 Hates...  more
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    Jaden Smith

    1998-07-08
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    BirthplaceMalibu, 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 his...  more
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    Marcus Scribner

    2000-01-07
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    38

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, CA

    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 Image...  more
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    Jahi Winston

    2003-12-01
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    17

    BirthplaceAtlanta, GA

    Jahi Di'Allo Winston (born November 30, 2003) is an actor known for portraying Danny in Proud Mary (2018), Luke O'Neil in Everything Sucks! (2018) and Anthony in The Upside (2017)....  more
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    Coy Stewart

    1998-06-24
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    31

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, USA

    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 Nickelodeon...  more
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    Asante Blackk

    2001-10-20
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    10

    BirthplaceMaryland

    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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    Lil' P-Nut

    2002-07-23
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    21

    BirthplaceMemphis, 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 acting, Flores...  more
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    Alex R. Hibbert

    2004-07-04
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    16

    BirthplaceNew York, NY

    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)....  more
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    Lonnie Chavis

    2007-11-23
    49
    24

    BirthplaceDowney, CA

    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)....  more
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    Tylen Jacob Williams

    2001-12-08
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    34

    BirthplaceWestchester County, New York, USA

    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 (2005)....  more
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    JD McCrary

    2007-07-18
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    21

    BirthplaceGranada Hills, CA

    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)....  more
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    Myles Truitt

    2002-02-01
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    20

    BirthplaceAtlanta, GA

    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 Lightning...  more
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    Kamil McFadden

    1996-09-10
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    43

    BirthplaceAtlanta, GA

    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 in...  more
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    Kwesi Boakye

    1999-04-06
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    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 Perry...  more
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    Tyree Brown

    2004-01-09
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    BirthplaceSacramento, 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)....  more
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    Brett Austin Johnson 

    1997-05-22
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    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    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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    BirthplaceChicago, IL

    Shamon Brown Jr. (born July 17, 2004) is an actor best known for playing Stanley 'Papa' Jackson in TV series The Chi (2018-2019)....  more
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    Abraham Attah

    2001-06-15
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    25

    BirthplaceGhana

    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 Marcello...  more
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    Jaden Harmon

    2000-10-14
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    BirthplaceHouston, TX

    Jaden Harmon (born October 14, 2000) is an actor known for playing Andre on One Tree Hill (2008-2010), Lucas Walker on Homeland (2011), and Eric Shayne on Drop Dead Diva (2011-2012)....  more
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    Maceo Smedley

    2007-02-07
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    BirthplaceHouston, TX

    Maceo Smedley (born February 7, 2007) is an American actor best known for playing James in TV series Underground (2016-2017), Deavon Washington in TV series All About the Washingtons (2018), and...  more
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    BirthplaceKansas City, MO

    Bobb'e Jacques Thompson (born February 28, 1996) is an American actor, dancer, rapper and comedian. He is known for playing Tracy Jr. on 30 Rock (2008-2009), Stanley on That's So Raven (2004-2006),...  more
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List Rules: Vote up the most successful Black male actors who were born in 1996 or later.