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.
Birthplace: Carmel, NYCaleb 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
Birthplace: Oxnard, CAMiles 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
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USATrevor 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
Birthplace: Springfield, MAChosen 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
Birthplace: USA, New YorkTyrel 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
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States of AmericaJaden 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
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CAMarcus 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
Birthplace: Atlanta, GAJahi 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
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, USATyson 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
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.
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of AmericaBenjamin 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
Birthplace: New York, NYAlex 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
Birthplace: Downey, CALonnie 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
Tylen Jacob Williams2001-12-08
Birthplace: Westchester County, New York, USATylen 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
Birthplace: Granada Hills, CAJD 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
Birthplace: Atlanta, GAMyles 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
Birthplace: Atlanta, GAKamil 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
Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, CaliforniaKwesi 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
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USATyree 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 Johnson1997-05-22
Birthplace: Washington, 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).
Birthplace: Chicago, ILShamon Brown Jr. (born July 17, 2004) is an actor best known for playing Stanley 'Papa' Jackson in TV series The Chi (2018-2019).... more
Birthplace: GhanaAbraham 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
Birthplace: Houston, TXJaden 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
Birthplace: Houston, TXMaceo 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
Birthplace: Kansas City, MOBobb'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