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The Best Black Actresses Under 25

Updated March 24, 2021 13.1k votes 2.3k voters 101.5k views30 items

List RulesVote up the most successful Black actresses born in 1996 or later.

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. You will definitely recognize the Black child actresses and Black teen actresses on this list. 

Some of these Black female celebrities under 25 have been wow-ing audiences for years, such as child actors who began on the Disney Channel. Storm Reid and Skai Jackson are just a few of the talented young African American actresses. Riele Downs, Eris Baker, and Priah Ferguson are also popular young Black female actresses.

As you scroll through some of the hottest Black actresses under 25, be sure to vote up your favorites. Then watch your favorite Black actresses under 30 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. Marsai Martin of black-ish and Little is another of the Black child actors whose career is blowing up. 

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  • 1

    Zendaya

    Oakland, California
    1,594
    243

    CreditsEuphoria, Spiderman: Homecoming, The Greatest Showman, Shake It Up!, KC Undercover

  • 2

    China Anne McClain

    Decatur, Georgia
    925
    216

    CreditsDescendants 2 & 3, Black Lightning, ANT Farm, Tyler Perry's House of Payne

  • 3

    Amandla Stenberg

    Los Angeles, California
    869
    257

    CreditsThe Hunger Games, The Hate U Give, The Eddy, Everything, Everything

  • 4

    Marsai Martin

    Plano, Texas
    565
    157

    CreditsLittle, black-ish, DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders

  • 5

    Yara Shahidi

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    603
    175

    Creditsblack-ish, Grown-ish, The Sun is Also a Star, Smallfoot

  • 6

    Samantha Logan

    Boston, Massachusetts
    443
    122

    Credits13 Reason Why, All American, The Fosters,

  • 7

    Storm Reid

    Atlanta, Georgia
    547
    167

    Credits A Wrinkle in Time, When They See Us, Euphoria, Don't Let Go

  • 8

    Riele Downs

    Toronto, Canada
    408
    122

    CreditsThe Best Man Holiday, Henry Danger, The Adventures of Kid Danger

  • 9

    Halle Bailey

    Atlanta, Georgia
    197
    28

    CreditsGrown-ish, The Little Mermaid, Last Holiday

  • 10

    Coco Jones

    Columbia, South Carolina
    343
    104

    CreditsLet It Shine, Good Luck Charlie, Five Points

  • 11

    Skai Jackson

    New York City, New York
    451
    160

    CreditsBunk'd, Jessie, DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders, Marvel Rising

  • 12

    Chloe Bailey

    Atlanta, Georgia
    168
    31

    CreditsGrown-ish, Gospel Hill, Last Holiday

  • 13

    Lauryn McClain

    Decatur, Georgia
    264
    97

    CreditsHaunt, Step Up: High Water, Descendants: Wicked World Daddy's Little Girls

  • 14

    Jaylen Barron

    Reno, Nevada
    202
    67

    CreditsShameless, Free Rein, Twelve Forever, Good Luck Charlie

  • 15

    Priah Ferguson

    Atlanta, Georgia
    234
    95

    CreditsStranger Things, Atlanta, Cream X Coffee

  • 16

    Eris Baker

    Not Available
    189
    70

    CreditsThis Is Us, Drunk History, K.C. Undercover

  • 17

    Quvenzhané Wallis

    Houma, Louisiana
    227
    95

    CreditsBeasts of the Southern Wild, Black-ish, Trolls, Annie, Fathers and Daughters

  • 18

    Willow Smith

    Los Angeles, California
    284
    159

    CreditsI Am Legend, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Red Table Talk, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

  • 19

    Faithe Herman

    San Diego, California
    167
    88

    CreditsShazam!, This Is Us, Watchmen

  • 20

    Eden Duncan-Smith

    Brooklyn, New York
    124
    68

    CreditsSee You Yesterday, Meadowland, Roxanne Roxanne, Annie

  • 21

    Shahadi Wright Joseph

    Brooklyn, New York
    136
    81

    CreditsUs, Them, The Lion King, Hairspray Live!

  • 22

    Kyal Legend

    Toronto, Canada
    124
    72

    CreditsUtopia Falls, Backstage, The Next Step

  • 23

    Bailey Tippen

    Atlanta, Georgia
    109
    61

    CreditsCooking Up Christmas, Underground, Sleepy Hollow, The Watsons Go to Birmingham

  • 24

    Trinitee Stokes

    Jackson, Mississippi
    158
    105

    Creditsmixed-ish, Coop & Cami Ask the World, K.C. Undercover

  • 25

    Rachel Crow

    Mead, Colorado
    113
    77

    CreditsDeidra & Laney Rob A Train, Schooled, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, Rio 2

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List Rules: Vote up the most successful Black actresses born in 1996 or later.