Top 10 Young Actors

Friday, March 25 by Layla Sinclair

These top 10 young actors are all under the age of 25 and have already wowed viewers with their performances in various movies. If you want to watch a film with young talent, rent some movies with these stars. They’re sure to grace the screen many more times in the coming years.

  1. Hailee Steinfeld This up and coming young actor rose to prominence after playing a precocious, strong-willed girl in the Western “True Grit.” She held her own among her more established co-stars, Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon.
  2. Elle Fanning Move aside, Dakota Fanning. This young sibling is taking her sister’s reign as a prominent young actor. She was first noticed when she played the child version of Cate Blanchett in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She has since starred in Sofia Coppola’s movie, “Somewhere.”
  3. Michael Cera This young actor has actually spent a long time in the spotlight. He first entered the limelight as one of the youngest members of a dysfunctional Orange County family in “Arrested Development.” He has since made a career from playing the awkward geek in films like “Superbad” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”
  4. Jennifer Lawrence Another young actress who has recently catapulted to fame, Jennifer gave an award-winning performance in “Winter’s Bone.” This indie movie features the actress as a girl struggling to keep her siblings together amid the chaos of her dangerous, ignorant Ozark relatives.
  5. Saoirse Ronan This best young actor has a unique look and has appeared in a number of more mature films. She played Keira Knightley’s younger sister in the wartime love story, “Atonement” and she played a murdered teen in Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones.”
  6. Daniel Radcliffe The top young actor is better known now as Harry Potter. He made his acting debut in the films at the ripe age of ten. Since then, he has starred in all seven of the movie installments, as well as appeared in a hit London play.
  7. Abigail Breslin This young star first impressed audiences when she was six in “Signs.” She has since appeared as a beauty pageant hopeful in “Little Miss Sunshine” and a young zombie slayer in “Zombieland.” 
  8. Alexander Gould This young actor played the voice of Nemo in the hit cartoon movie, “Finding Nemo.” He also has played a lead role in the Showtime hit, “Weeds” for the last six seasons.
  9. Angus T. Jones His co-star Charlie Sheen may be in hot water, but his young actor is making out just fine. He plays the pint-sized wise kid in the TV show, “Two and a Half Men.”
  10. Emma Roberts This top young actress comes from quite a show biz family; she is the niece of Julia Roberts. One of her early roles was as the classic teen sleuth in “Nancy Drew,” and she has since starred in “Valentine’s Day” and “Scream 4.”