Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The 2010s

Over 800 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Celebrating The Best Young Actors Of The 2010s
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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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  • Tom Holland
    1
    415 votes
    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 far appearing or starring in five films: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
  • Zendaya
    2
    410 votes
    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 Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up (2010–2013). In 2013, Zendaya was a contestant on the sixteenth season of the competition series Dancing with the Stars. From 2015 to 2018, she produced and starred as K.C. Cooper in the sitcom K.C. Undercover, and in 2019, she began playing the lead role in the HBO drama series Euphoria. Her film roles include supporting parts in the musical drama The Greatest Showman (2017) and the superhero films Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019). Zendaya began her career in music by recording songs independently and releasing the singles "Swag It Out" and "Watch Me" in 2011, the latter a collaboration with Bella Thorne. She signed with Hollywood Records in 2012 and later released her debut single, "Replay", which reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. In 2013, her self-titled debut studio album debuted at number 51 on the Billboard 200 chart. "Rewrite the Stars", taken from the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, was released as a single in 2018. It reached the top twenty of the UK and Australian national charts and was certified platinum in the UK and US and double platinum in Australia.
  • Sadie Sink
    3
    301 votes
    Sadie Sink (born April 16, 2002) is an American actress, best known for her roles in American Odyssey as Suzanne Ballard and in Netflix's Stranger Things as Max. Her other television appearances include episodes of Blue Bloods and The Americans. Sink has also appeared on Broadway, with credits including Annie and The Audience.
  • 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 Best Supporting Actress. Thereafter, Steinfeld gained prominence for roles in Ender's Game (2013), Romeo & Juliet (2013), Begin Again (2013), and 3 Days to Kill (2014). She appeared as Emily Junk in the Pitch Perfect film series (2015–2017), and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Nadine Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen (2016). In 2018, Steinfeld voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and starred in Bumblebee, contributing to the latter's soundtrack. Steinfeld made her breakthrough in music after performing "Flashlight" in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), signing with Republic Records soon after and releasing her debut single, "Love Myself", followed by her debut extended play HAIZ (2015). She has since released a series of singles, including "Starving", a collaboration with both Grey and Zedd, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and "Let Me Go", a collaboration with Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt, which peaked at number 14 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
  • Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and producer. At the age of twelve, she rose to prominence for her role as Jane "Eleven" Ives in the first season of Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things (2016–present), which was renewed for three seasons. She received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2017 and 2018, making her one of the youngest nominees ever. She starred in and produced the mystery film Enola Holmes (2020), and starred in the monster film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). In 2018, Brown was featured in the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people. That year she was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the youngest person selected for this position.
  • Florence Pugh
    6
    133 votes
    Florence Pugh (born January 3, 1996) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut in the mystery film The Falling (2014) and had her breakthrough with a leading role in the independent drama Lady Macbeth (2016). Her performance as an unhappily married woman in the latter won her the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress. Pugh went on to portray Elizabeth de Burgh in the Netflix historical film Outlaw King (2018).