The Best Black Actresses Under 25 In 2023

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Black Actresses Under 25 In 2023
Voting Rules

Vote up the most successful Black actresses who are 24 years old or younger in 2023.

Hollywood has no shortage of rising stars when it comes to young Black actresses. This list allows you to put in your two cents on which of the talented celebrities below are the best Black actresses under 25 in 2023.

Priah Ferguson, who plays the hilarious Erica Sinclair on Netflix hit Stranger Things, certainly comes to mind. There are also actresses who have been wow-ing audiences since they were children, such as Storm Reid and Skai Jackson. Below, you will also see the new Ariel for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey, and her sister, fellow actress Chlöe. Shahadi Wright Joseph, Trinitee Stokes, and Saniyya Sidney are also talented young actresses on this list.

Check out the amazing performers below, and be sure to vote up your favorites. You can check back throughout the year to see if they’ve topped our list!

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  • Marsai Martin
    Marsai Martin (born August 14, 2004) is an American actress, singer, and producer. She is known for her role as Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. She is set to star and executive ...more
  • Halle Bailey

    Halle Bailey

    75 votes
    Halle Bailey (born March 27, 2000) is a child actor and one-half of R&B duo Chloe x Halle, with her older sister Chloe. Chloe x Halle signed with Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment and supported the ...more
  • Storm Reid
    65 votes
    Storm Reid (born July 1, 2003) is an American actress. She portrayed one of the lead roles, along with Oprah Winfrey, in the fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time (2018).
  • Nico Parker

    Nico Parker

    57 votes

    Nico Parker (born in December 2004) is an actress, known for Dumbo (2019), Reminiscence (2021) and The Last of Us. She is also the daughter of Thandiwe Newton and Ol Parker.

  • Priah Nicole Ferguson (born October 1, 2006) is an American actress from Atlanta, Georgia. She is known for her role as Erica Sinclair on the Netflix series Stranger Things.

    Priah Nicole Ferguson (born October 1, 2006) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Erica Sinclair on Netflix's series Stranger Things.
  • Yara Shahidi
    26 votes
    Yara Sayeh Shahidi (born February 10, 2000) is an American actress, model and activist. She gained recognition for her starring role as the oldest daughter Zoey Johnson on the sitcom Black-ish ...more