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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
True Grit” was enough to garner her a large number of Best Actress awards as well as an Oscar nomination in 2011.