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The Best Black Actresses Under 25  

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List Rules Vote up the most successful Black actresses who are 24 years old or younger.

When it comes to amazing young black actresses, Hollywood is full of rising stars. From black actresses in their 20s and teens to adorable kids who made it to the big screen before middle school, here you'll get a look at some of the best black actresses under 25. Don't see one of your favorite young black actresses under 25? Feel free to add them to the list!

As you scroll through some of the hottest black actresses under 25, be sure to vote up your favorites. Then watch them climb the ranks to see which beautiful black actresses under 25 will rise to the top and be dubbed one of the top black actresses under 25.

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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 22
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career appearing as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her ...more
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China Anne McClain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 20
China Anne McClain (born August 25, 1998) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and member of the girl group McClain. China's career began in 2005 when she was seven years old acting ...more
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Amandla Stenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 20
Amandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American actress. She portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games (2012), Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017), and Starr Carter in The Hate U ...more
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Marsai Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 14
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
5
Yara Shahidi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 19
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
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Storm Reid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 15
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).
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Skai Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 17
Skai Jackson (born April 8, 2002) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie.
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Samantha Logan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Samantha Logan Age 22
Samantha Jade Logan (born October 27, 1996) is an American actress known for playing Nina Jones on 13 Reasons Why (2018) and Olivia Baker on All American (2018-2019). She was a series regular in ...more
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Willow Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 18
Willow Camille Reign Smith (born October 31, 2000) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and dancer. She is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the younger sister of ...more
10
Coco Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 21
Courtney "Coco" Jones (born January 8, 1998) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actress. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but raised in Lebanon, ...more
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Faithe Herman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Faithe Herman Age 10

Faithe Herman (born December 27, 2008) is known for playing Darla Dudley in Shazam! (2019), Annie Pearson on This Is Us (2016-2019), and Young Angela on Watchmen (2019).

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Eris Baker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Eris Baker Age 13

Eris Baker (born August 4, 2005) is an actress known for playing Tess Pearson on This Is Us (2016-2019) and Diane on K.C. Undercover (2017-2018).

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Lauryn McClain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Lauryn McClain Age 22

Lauryn McClain (born January 9, 1997) is an actress and sister to China Anne McClain, known for playing Laurin on A.N.T. Farm (2012) and Janelle in Step Up: High Water (2018-2019) and for voicing Freddie in Descendants: Wicked World (2016-2017). 

Lauryn McClain is an actress and singer.
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Tati Gabrielle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 23
Tati Gabrielle (born January 25, 1996) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Prudence Blackwood on the Netflix original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and as Gaia on The ...more
15
Shahadi Wright Joseph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 14
Shahadi Wright Joseph (born April 30, 2005) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her role in the 2019 Jordan Peele horror film Us and as the voice for Young Nala in ...more
16
Ajiona Alexus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Ajiona Alexus Age 23

Ajiona Alexus Brown (born March 16, 1996) is an American actress known for her roles in The Rickey Smiley Show, Empire, 13 Reasons Why, Acrimony, and Breaking In. She started her career at the age of 12.

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Riele Downs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Riele Downs Age 17

Riele Downs (July 8, 2001) is a Canadian child actress. She is known for her role as Charlotte on the Nickelodeon television series Henry Danger, and for her role as Faith Sullivan in the 2013 film The Best Man Holiday.

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Priah Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Priah Ferguson Age 12

Priah Ferguson (born October 1, 2006) is an actress known for playing Lucas's younger sister Erica on Netflix's Stranger Things (2017-2019).

19
Saniyya Sidney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 12
Saniyya Sidney (born October 30, 2006) is an American actress. She is most known for her roles in the series American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016), and the films Fences (2016), Hidden Figures ...more
20
Sasha Lane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 23
Sasha Bianca Lane (born September 29, 1995) is an American actress. She made her film debut in American Honey (2016) directed by Andrea Arnold. Lane was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in ...more
21
Rachel Crow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Rachel Crow Age 21
Rachel Kelly Crow (born January 23, 1998) is an American singer, comedienne, and actress from Mead, Colorado. Crow participated in the first season of the U.S. version of The X Factor in 2011 ...more
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Quvenzhané Wallis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 15
Quvenzhané Wallis (born August 28, 2003) is an American actress, model, and singer. She is known for her role as Hushpuppy in the critically acclaimed drama film Beasts of the Southern ...more
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Eden Duncan-Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Eden Duncan-Smith Age 19

Eden Duncan-Smith (born October 28, 1999) is an actress known for playing teen Denise on Master of None (2017), Alma in Meadowland (2015), and Isabella in Annie (2014).

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Jaz Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Age 24
Jasmine Sinclair Sabino (born July 22, 1994), known professionally as Jaz Sinclair, is an American film and television actress. She is known for playing Angela in Paper Towns (2015), Anna in ...more
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Asha Bromfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Actresses Under 25
Asha Bromfield Age 24
Ashanti Bromfield (born November 9, 1994) is a Canadian actress known for playing Melody Valentine on Riverdale (2017-2018), Margo in TV movie Killer High (2018), and Zadie Wells on Locke & ...more