The 10 best teen actors working in Hollywood today show a range that betrays their young ages. These performers star in movies with established screen veterans and come out looking strong, sometimes eclipsing the efforts of the older actors. These actors have won awards and look to have a long career in front of them.

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Teen actor, Kodi Smith-McPhee, who turns fifteen in 2011, picked up some small roles until cast as one of the leads in “The Road.” He impressed working alongside Viggo Mortensen in that post-apocalyptic movie and movwed on to another big role in the vampire horror film, “Let Me In.”

Jimmy Pinchak

Jimmy Pinchak, who turned fifteen in 2011, worked alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee in the horror film, “Let Me In,” as one of the antagonists. Pinchak also starred as a young child actor in the reboot of the classic television series “Family Affair” in 2002-2003.

Chloe Moretz

Chloe Moretz is one of the most talented teen actors working in Hollywood today, fourteen years old as of 2011. She got her start in the “Amityville Horror” remake but turned heads everywhere with her portrayal of “Hit Girl” in the comic book movieKick Ass.”

Taylor Momsen

Most people know teen actor Taylor Momsen from her role as Cindy Lou Who is the live-action “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” She has since grown up, she will turn eighteen in 2011, and stars as a regular on “Gossip Girl.”

Dakota Fanning

It seems like Dakota Fanning has been around forever, as the seventeen year old began her acting career at the age of seven in the Sean Penn film, “I am Sam.” More recently, The teen actor has settled into a recurring role in the “Twilight Saga” films.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin, who turned fifteen in 2011, appeared in her first movie, “Signs,” at the age of five. She became one of the youngest ever Oscar nominated actresses for her role in the independent film, “Little Miss Sunshine,” in 2006.

Freddie Highmore

Teen actor, Freddie Highmore, first garnered wide-spread acclaim for his role in the Johnny Depp movie, “Finding Neverland,” in 2004. Since then, the nineteen year old has starred in successful films like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “August Rush,” the best part of both films.

Taylor Lautner

At nineteen years old, Taylor Lautner is the most popular and highest paid teen actor in Hollywood. He broke out thanks to his performance as werewolf Jacob in the “Twilight Saga” while also appearing in other films including “Valentine’s Day” and “Abduction.”

Hailee Steinfeld

While this fourteen year old teen actor has only appeared in one movie, her performance as Mattie Ross in “True Grit” was enough to garner her a large number of Best Actress awards as well as an Oscar nomination in 2011.

Saoirse Ronan

Seventeen year old Saoirse Ronan picked up an Oscar nomination for her role in the Joe Wright film, “Atonement.” Since that breakthrough, she has appeared in Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” and Joe Wright’s follow-up “Hanna,” proving in both that she is a talent to be reckoned with.