10 Rising Teen Actors You Need To Know About
You’re probably familiar with Game of Thrones’, Maise Williams, Dakota Fanning’s younger sister, Elle Fanning and Manchester By The Sea’s, Lucas Hedges ; all relatively rising teen actors who have made their claim to fame this past year. However, we’re always curious to see who’s going to make their Hollywood debut. Here are 10 rising teen actors who are not only impressive due to their young accomplishments, but are bound to blow us out of the water in the next year or so. Here’s who you can look forward to seeing:
1. Bailee Madison
Birthday: October 15, 1999
Bailee has not only worked alongside famous actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Hilary Swank, but in 2009 was awarded a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination. Some of you may recognize her from the movie Just Go With It (2011) but her ability to play diverse roles has her staring in the The Strangers 2 sequel said to be released in 2018.
2. Jacob Tremblay
Birthday: October 5, 2006
If you haven’t already heard of this cutie from ROOM starring him and Brie Larson, now you have. Jacob is not only a phenomenal actor but is set to star in three upcoming movies this year: Wonder (2017), The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) and The Predator (2018). This cute little Canadian is a Lego enthusiast and Star Wars fanatic (Princess Leia better be his favorite character). Regardless, he’s about to take the entertainment industry by storm.
3. Millie Bobby Brown
Birthday: February 19, 2004
Another actress you are bound to have heard about by now from TV sensation Stranger Things; Millie Bobby Brown, has a reputation of being the biggest sweetheart who lights up any room. She’s appeared on episodes of Greys Anatomy, Modern Family and NCIS and isn’t done making her appearance on Stranger Things. Just when you thought Eleven was out of the picture… Be sure to keep an eye out for this one in upcoming movie Godzilla Sequel (2019).
4. Finn Wolfhard
Birthday: December 23, 2002
Are you surprised by another cast member of Stranger Things?! Let’s be real! Canadian born actor, Finn Wolfhard, has quite the career ahead of himself. Starring in rendition of scary movie IT, Finn will also be returning to Stranger Things season 2 and joining the cast of recently announced TV series, Carmen Sandiego (2019). Since the time he saw his first movie, Spider-Man, he’s had his eyes set on becoming a successful actor. Let’s just say he is well on his way.
5. Hudson Yang
Birthday: November 1, 2003
Hudson Yang is without a doubt, a promising actor. This thirteen-year-old is not only talented but genuinely cool and hilarious. Yang stars in comedy TV series Fresh Off The Boat; if you haven’t seen this show already, it’s a must. Takes a lot to make me laugh, and this show, let alone this actor, never fails to do so. Yang is breaking barriers for the Asian-American acting community and is doing it with style. Keep an eye out for him in short Hum. Can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.
6. Dante Brown
Birthday: October 6, 1999
I’m sorry, could their be anyone cooler?! Alright, so he may not be a “teen” but twenty-one-year-old, Dante Brown, is not only an actor but excels in creating epic digital media content, music and dance. He’s been referred to as the “blueprint” of Childish Gambino and appears in TV series Lethal Weapon (2016-2017). Hoping to see more of this stud!
7. Joey King
Birthday: July 30, 1999
This actress started her career when she was just four years old. Christopher Nolan fans, you might remember her from movie sensation The Dark Knight Rises (2012); if not that’s okay because she is talented beyond comprehension. She has received acknowledgements from the “San Francisco Chronicle” and “Chicago Sun Times.” In the next two years, King is set to appear in eight new films: The Possibility of Fireflies (2017), The Boxcar Children: Surprise Islands (2017), Radium Girls (2017), Camp, Smartass (2017), Zeroville (2018), Slender Man (2018) and The Kissing Booth (2018). Personally, I’m having a bit of a freak-out and can’t wait for The Boxcar Children! Get ready Hollywood for this rising star!
8. Alex Wolff
Birthday: November 1, 1997
Remember The Naked Brothers Band?! Yep, that’s Alex Wolff for you. However, you most likely have seen him in The Fault in Our Stars. When is he not playing the cute hipster?! If you’re a jazz fanatic, you might know his dad, Michael Wolff. Regardless, Wolff has got acting, singing, playing instruments and composing on lock-down. Keep an eye out for movies My Friend Dahmer (2017) (yes, based off serial killer Jeffery Dahmer), Dude (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Stellas Last Weekend.
9. Amandla Stenberg
Birthday: October 23, 1998
Fellow Los Angelino, Amandla Stenberg, is most likely a familiar face if you’ve seen The Hunger Games (2012)… she was Rue… and unbelievable. She’s recently starred in her own movie Everything, Everything (2017) as a girl with a sickness that doesn’t allow her to go outdoors. You can expect her in upcoming movies Where Hands Touch (2017) and The Darkest Minds (2018). She loves social media and is also a talented musician! She’s a triple threat so beware!
10. Yara Shahidi
Birthday: February 10, 2000
As a fellow Minneapolis resident, I have to show some love to this incredibly inspiring and talented human-being, Yara Shahidi. If you watch controversial and progressive show Blackish, you know this girl like no other. If not, fear not because she is also an incredibly influential advocate for equality. She’s not only a social activist but her acting speaks for herself. Not to mention, she literally is the coolest person I’ve ever encountered; might have a girl-crush on her. Be cooler, I dare you. Did I mention she got to hang with none other than, Michelle Obama?! She’s got a strong presence and is bound to make waves in the next few years. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
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Hi, I'm Leah, a Los Angelino living in Boston! I'm a grad from Northeastern University with a Bachelors from the College of Arts, Media and Design. I'm obsessed with going on adventures, photography, writing, being a Taurus and finding hidden gem restaurants, musicians and places to travel. I live for tacos and you can't keep me away from a cute farm stand. I also live for Instagram ... oops!