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Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade  

Jules Burke
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List Rules Vote up the rising stars of the 2010s who made it big before turning 25.

Some of them may not be old enough to drink - or even drive - but the top young actors of the 2010s have managed to accomplish a lot in their short lives thus far.

Millie Bobby Brown is obviously one of the best young actors of the decade - but who are the others? Jacob Tremblay and Kiernan Shipka certainly secure spots on our greatest young actors of the 2010s list. And stars like Zendaya have been blowing up the past 10 years, with star-turning roles in Euphoria, The Greatest Showman, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Vote her up if you believe she deserves to be one of the best young actors of the 2010s.

Marsai Martin is another of the top 10 young actors of the 2010s. By the age of 15, she already had a starring role in Little - for which she was also an executive producer! Read through our picks for best 2010s young actors, and be sure to vote your favorites to the top. 

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Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Let Me In, Kick-Ass, Carrie
Chloë Grace Moretz (; born February 10, 1997) is an American actress and model. She began acting at age six, with early roles in the supernatural horror film The Amityville Horror (2005), ...more
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Sophie Turner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Game of Thrones, Dark Phoenix, Heavy
Sophie Turner (born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, which earned her a Young ...more
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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame
Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the BRIT School in London, he is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), so ...more
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Elle Fanning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Maleficent, The Neon Demon, Super 8
Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her recent works in a number of independent films, and her portrayal as Aurora in the Maleficent ...more
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Isabela Moner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Instant Family, Transformers: The Last Knight
Isabela Moner (born July 10, 2001) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her lead role as CJ Martin on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School, her ...more
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Marsai Martin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Black-ish, Little, An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has To Win
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
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Auli'i Cravalho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Moana, Rise, Ralph Breaks the Internet
Auliʻi Cravalho (born November 22, 2000) is an American actress and singer. She made her acting debut voicing the title character in the 2016 film Moana.
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Maisie Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Game of Thrones, Gen: Lock, Then Came You
Maisie Williams (born April 15, 1997) is an English actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as Arya Stark in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which earned her the 2012 ...more
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Finn Wolfhard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Stranger Things, It, The Addams Family
Finn Wolfhard (born December 23, 2002) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is best known for his starring roles as Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things, and Richie Tozier in ...more
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Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
The Alienist, The Runaways, Ocean's Eight
Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam (2001), for which ...more
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Millie Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Stranger Things, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Intruders
Millie Bobby Brown (born February 19, 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things, for which ...more
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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Euphoria, Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Greatest Showman
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (; born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as ...more
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Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Lady Bird, Brooklyn, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Saoirse Una Ronan ( SUR-shə; born 12 April 1994) is an Irish and American actress. Primarily noted for her work in period dramas since a teenager, she has received several awards, including a ...more
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Abigail Breslin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Scream Queens, Zombieland: Double Tap, August: Osage County
Abigail Kathleen Breslin (born April 14, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old and in her first film, Signs (2002), at the ...more
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Asa Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Then Came You, The Space Between Us, Hugo
Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield (; born 1 April 1997) is an English actor. He began his acting career at the age of 9 in the television drama After Thomas (2006) and the comedy film Son of ...more
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Sophia Lillis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Sophia Lillis It, Sharp Objects, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Sophia Lillis (born February 13, 2002) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Beverly Marsh in the horror film It (2017), the film adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel of the ...more
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Jack Dylan Grazer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
It, Shazam!, Beautiful Boy
Jack Dylan Grazer (born September 3, 2003) is an American actor. Grazer rose to prominence in 2017 with his portrayal of Eddie Kasprak in the feature film adaptation of Stephen King's It; he ...more
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Kiernan Shipka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Mad Men, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Blackcoat's Daughter
Kiernan Brennan Shipka (born November 10, 1999) is an American actress known for starring as Sabrina Spellman on the Netflix supernatural horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ...more
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Bailee Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
The Fosters, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Strangers: Prey at Night
Bailee Madison (born October 15, 1999) is an American actress. She first gained acclaim for her role as May Belle Aarons in the fantasy drama film Bridge to Terabithia (2007). Madison received ...more
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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars, The Goldfinch
Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994) is an American actor, singer and DJ (under the name Ansølo). As a film actor, he played Tommy Ross in the horror film Carrie (2013), Caleb Prior in The ...more
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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
The Edge of Seventeen, True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2 & 3
Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. Her breakthrough role was as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for ...more
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Storm Reid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
12 Years a Slave, A Wrinkle in Time, When They See Us
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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Joey King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
The Act, Life in Pieces, The Conjuring
Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She gained recognition portraying Ramona Quimby in the family comedy film Ramona and Beezus (2010), an adaptation of Beverly Cleary's ...more
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Emjay Anthony is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Krampus, Bad Moms, The Jungle Book
Emjay Anthony (born June 1, 2003) is an American actor and model. His major films include It's Complicated, Chef and Bad Moms.
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Dove Cameron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The Decade
Hairspray Live!, Descendants, Dumplin'
Dove Olivia Cameron (born January 15, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing a dual role as both title characters in the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie and for ...more