The Best Child/Teen Actors 2018

by paulamassfelder | created - 8 months ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

This isn`t a specific order.

1. Jacob Tremblay

Actor | Room

Jacob Tremblay is a Canadian actor. He made his film debut as Blue in the live action animated film The Smurfs 2 (2013). His breakout performance was in the dark drama Room (2015), for which he received critical acclaim. In 2016, Tremblay played a supporting role in the comedy film Donald Trump's ...

2. Noah Schnapp

Actor | Stranger Things

Noah can be seen in a central role on season 2 of the Award-winning Netflix series "Stranger Things" where he portrays Will Byers opposite Winona Ryder. The series was nominated for various awards in 2016 and 2017, including a Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series, a SAG Award for ...

3. Finn Wolfhard

Actor | It

Finn Wolfhard was born in Vancouver, Canada, where he is now in high school. He has always had a laser focus on continuously growing as an actor, all the way back from the time that he saw his first movie (thank you Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002)!).

Following that pivotal life event, Finn went to ...

4. Noah Jupe

Actor | A Quiet Place

Noah Jupe was born on February 25, 2005 in London as Noah Casford Jupe. He is an actor, known for A Quiet Place (2018), Wonder (2017) and The Titan (2018).

5. Millie Bobby Brown

Actress | Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown (born 19 February 2004) is an English actress and model. She rose to prominence for her role as Eleven in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things (2016), for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ...

6. Sophia Lillis

Actress | It

Sophia Lillis was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She started her acting career at the age of seven, when her stepfather encouraged her to take acting classes at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan. While studying there, a teacher recommended her for a role in an NYU student film...

7. Marcel Ruiz

Actor | One Day at a Time

Marcel has been in front of the cameras since his home birth in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and began his career acting in commercials since early age. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of nine and has taken his hobby of acting and turned it into a full-fledged career as a star in Netflix's reboot ...

8. Caleb McLaughlin

Actor | Stranger Things

Caleb McLaughlin is known for his role as Lucas Sinclair on the hit Netflix Original series, Stranger Things. However, Caleb has worked on several television shows which include: ABC Forever, CBS Unforgettable, NBC Law & Order SVU, HBO Miniseries Show Me a Hero, ABC 20/20 What Would You Do?, HBO's ...

9. Sadie Sink

Actress | Stranger Things

Sadie Sink is an actress, best known for her role as Suzanne Ballard on Odyssey (2015), Kimberly on The Bleeder (2016) and Lori on The Glass Castle (2017). It has recently been announced that Sink has been cast in the highly coveted role of 'Max' for season 2 of Stranger Things (2017). Sadie also ...

10. Gaten Matarazzo

Actor | Stranger Things

Gaten John Matarazzo III (born September 8, 2002) is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and as Gavroche in Les Misérables. He stars as Dustin Henderson in the Netflix science-fiction drama series Stranger Things.

Matarazzo was ...

11. Jeremy Ray Taylor

Actor | It

Jeremy Ray Taylor is an actor, known for It (2017), 42 (2013) and It Chapter Two (2019).

12. Jack Dylan Grazer

Actor | It

Jack Dylan Grazer was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Angela LaFever and Gavin Grazer.

Growing up in and around the entertainment world it was not long before Jack's talent was spotted and he was encouraged to try acting professionally.

Never afraid of hard work, always with a smile on ...

13. Jaeden Martell

Actor | St. Vincent

Jaeden Martell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2011, at the age of eight, he moved with his mother across the country to Los Angeles. He never expected that this adventure would lead him into a life of acting. Without any acting classes or training and shortly after arriving in Los ...

14. Percy Hynes White

Actor | Cast No Shadow

Percy Hynes White is known for his work on Cast No Shadow (2014), The Gifted (2017) and Between (2015).

15. Quvenzhané Wallis

Actress | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Wallis was born in Houma, Louisiana, to Qulyndreia (Jackson) Wallis, a teacher, and Venjie Wallis, Sr., a truck driver. She has one sister, Qunyquekya, and two brothers, Vejon and Venjie, Jr. "Quven", the first part of her name, combines the first syllables of her parents' first names. Wallis, at ...

16. Aidan Gallagher

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

At an early age Aidan Gallagher showed a talent in creative writing and art. By age 8 he was story-boarding and shooting live action shorts with friends and stop motion Lego action videos using special effects.

By the age of 9 he asked for help in getting on sets to learn directing. His father being...

17. Wyatt Oleff

Actor | It

Wyatt Oleff is an actor and assistant director, known for It (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

18. Chosen Jacobs

Actor | It

Chosen Jacobs is definitely a rising star! Although new to Hollywood, he has always been able to entertain a crowd.

Chosen Jacobs is best known for his role as Mike Hanlon in the box office hit film, "IT Chapter One" and "IT Chapter Two". He has a recurring role on the hit CBS show "Hawaii Five-0," ...

19. Millicent Simmonds

Actress | A Quiet Place

Millicent Simmonds is an actress from Bountiful, Utah. She became deaf at twelve months old and her mother decided that the entire Simmonds family would learn American Sign Language. Millicent joined the drama club at Jean Massieu School for the Deaf, and participated in Utah Shakespeare Festival, ...

20. Jackson Robert Scott

Actor | It

Jackson Robert Scott is best known for his breakthrough role in the 2017 remake of Stephen King's It (2017) as the iconic character Georgie. Following his groundbreaking appearance in "It". Scott went on to land a series regular role in the pilot Locke & Key (2019) also directed by "It" ...

21. Brooklynn Prince

Actress | The Florida Project

Brooklynn Prince is an actress and director, known for The Florida Project (2017), Home Before Dark and The One and Only Ivan (2020).

22. Mckenna Grace

Actress | Gifted

Mckenna Grace is an American child actress. She began acting professionally at the age of 6, her earliest roles including Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD comedy series Crash & Bernstein (2012-2014) and Faith Newman in the soap opera The Young and the Restless (2013-2015). Her early film roles ...

23. Lonnie Chavis

Actor | This Is Us

Lonnie Chavis was born in Southern California. At the age of 4, Lonnie showed interest in acting when he pointed to the television and told his mother that he wanted to go "there". At 6 years old, Lonnie's mother began submitting him for modeling and commercial opportunities and it was then that ...

24. Iain Armitage

Actor | Young Sheldon

Iain Armitage is an American child actor. He is best known for Young Sheldon, a prequel to the sitcom The Big Bang Theory and the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies.

He also appeared in the films The Glass Castle (2017) and Our Souls at Night (2017).

His acting debut was in an episode of Law & Order: ...

25. Dylan Kingwell

Actor | A Series of Unfortunate Events

Dylan was born in Vancouver, BC, and he very much enjoys the west coast lifestyle of being outdoors and participating in sports. He especially loves playing hockey. He is extremely dedicated to his academics, loves reading and is curious about anything to do with Science. Dylan has always been a ...

26. Ariana Greenblatt

Actress | Avengers: Infinity War

Born in New York, Ariana Greenblatt is an American actress. She began acting professionally at 7 yrs old. Ariana's earliest roles were (Disney Channel's) comedy series "LIV & MADDIE" as 'Raina' in 2014. Ariana was a series regular for 3 years on (Disney channel's) hit show "STUCK IN THE MIDDLE" ...

27. Jeremy Maguire

Actor | Modern Family

Jeremy Maguire is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), The Last Ship (2014) and The Virgin of Highland Park.

28. Lidya Jewett

Actress | Hidden Figures

Lidya Jewett is known for her work on Hidden Figures (2016), Black Panther (2018) and The Darkest Minds (2018).

29. Peyton Wich

Actor | Stranger Things

Peyton Wich is best known as Troy, the bullying middle schooler in the critically acclaimed Stranger Things television series on Netflix. Most recently, he re-teamed with Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy on the science fiction thriller The Darkest Minds, portraying the super ...

30. Amybeth McNulty

Actress | Anne

Amybeth McNulty is an actress, known for Anne (2017), Morgan (2016) and Agatha Raisin (2014).

31. Lucas Jade Zumann

Actor | Sinister 2

Lucas made his motion picture debut in Blumhouse Production's Sinister 2 (2015), after having just completed a role in the groundbreaking, global Netflix production, "Sense8," in episodes directed by the Wachowski siblings. Lucas can also be seen in the starring role in the independent film, Thrill...

32. Nolan Gould

Actor | Modern Family

Nolan Gould was born on October 28, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), The To Do List (2013) and Friends with Benefits (2011).

33. Isabella Gomez

Actress | One Day at a Time

Isabella Gómez was born in Medellin, Colombia. She started getting involved in the business at the age of 5. When she was 10, her family decided to relocate to Florida where she began formally training and working on commercials. In 2015 they moved to Los Angeles in order to further pursue her ...

34. Dalila Bela

Actress | Anne

Dalila Bela was born in Montreal, Quebec. She started her acting career at the age of 5. Right after, she booked her first National Commercial. By the age of 6, she participated in many Acting Competitions where she won best actor of the year. Soon after that she and her family moved to Vancouver, ...

35. Cory Gruter-Andrew

Actor | Anne

Cory's mother decided to add a week-long acting camp to her son's summer itinerary because she just had a feeling that he'd like it, and she was right. He asked to be put into a class for professional actors, so his mother signed him up at the world-acclaimed Arts Umbrella. After studying for six ...

36. Mackenzie Foy

Actress | Interstellar

Mackenzie Christine Foy was born 10 November 2000. She began her career as a child model in 2004, working for Garnet Hill, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Guess Kids. She has also modeled in print ads for companies such as Rubbermaid, Jones Apparel Group, The Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Target Corporation,...

37. Trinity Likins

Actress | Riverdale

Trinity Likins is an actress, known for Riverdale (2017), Unspeakable (2019) and Christmas in the Air (2017).

38. Gabriel Bateman

Actor | Lights Out

Within a couple of months of auditioning, Gabriel Bateman appeared in several commercials and print ads and booked a pilot and a feature film. Gabriel is the youngest of eight children, most of whom love creative arts. His four older brothers are Justin Bateman, Aleq Bateman, Noah E. Bateman, and ...

39. Talitha Eliana Bateman

Actress | Annabelle: Creation

Talitha is the youngest girl of eight. Like her older sister, Leah Bateman, she loves being goofy and enjoying life. She has four older brothers, Justin, Aleq, Noah E. Bateman, and Judah Bateman, a little brother, Gabriel Bateman, and two older sisters, Hannah Rochelle Bateman and Leah.

Among her ...

40. Zackary Arthur

Actor | The 5th Wave

Zackary Arthur age thirteen, has worked in every genre of film and television. Zackary began his career at six, making his major motion picture debut as Sam Sullivan in The 5th Wave, starring opposite Chloë Grace Moretz as her little brother. Zackary's television debut was on the Golden Globe/...

41. Nico Bustamante

Actor | Riverdale

Nico Bustamante is an actor, known for Riverdale (2017), Gotham (2014) and Bel Canto (2018).

42. Alyssa Gervasi

Actress | The Umbrella Academy

Alyssa Gervasi is an actress.

43. Cameron Brodeur

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Actor/dancer

Born in Montreal Canada, Cameron is fluent in both English and French. He began studying dance at age 2 at his family run dance school, the Cameron School of Dance (the oldest dance school in Canada- since 1930). Cameron has performed and competed in dance all over Canada and the United...

44. Eden Cupid

Actress | The Umbrella Academy

Eden Cupid is an actress, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), Falling Water (2016) and Bajillionaires (2018).

45. T.J. McGibbon

Actress | X-Men: Apocalypse

T.J. McGibbon was born on July 29, 2005 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), The Umbrella Academy (2019) and Remember (2015).

46. Blake Talabis

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Upon an early age Blake knew he wanted to do something in the arts. He began singing, playing piano and dancing at the age of 8. Blake has had many accolades participating in school plays and being selected as a Whitby Idol for 2016. Blake has been training as a competitive dancer in which he ...

47. Dante Albidone

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Dante Albidone is an actor, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), Tapped Out (2014) and Boys vs. Girls (2019).

48. Ethan Hwang

Actor | The Umbrella Academy

Ethan Hwang is an actor, known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), Titans (2018) and Nirvanna the Band the Show (2016).

49. Ian Chen

Actor | Shazam!

Ian Chen was born on September 7, 2006 in Los Angeles. At age 5, Ian booked his first national commercial and has since then, steadily worked in commercials, print, and television shows. In March 2014, he landed his big break when he booked the comedic role of Evan Huang in ABC's "Fresh Off the ...

50. Asher Angel

Actor | Shazam!

Asher Angel was born on September 6, 2002 in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA as Asher Dov Angel. He is an actor, known for Shazam! (2019) and Andi Mack (2017).

51. Forrest Wheeler

Actor | Fresh Off the Boat

Forrest Wheeler knows that if you want to live the dream, it takes commitment and hard work. Forrest has always strived for excellence in his many ventures and activities: Acting, IMPROV, Xtreme Martial Arts, Action Stunts, Hip Hop and Tennis to name a few.

Forrest's first acting class was at the ...

52. Brady Noon

Actor | Good Boys

Brady Noon was born in Forked River, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Good Boys (2019), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Extra (1994).

53. Keith L. Williams

Actor | Good Boys

Keith Leon Williams was born May 21, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas, and came to Los Angeles, California in 2010 with his family as his older brother began pursuing a career in acting. Keith wanted in on the fun. He booked his first commercial audition within two months of trying and the rest is history...

54. Hudson Yang

Actor | Fresh Off the Boat

Hudson Yang was born as Hudson David Yang. He is an actor, known for Fresh Off the Boat (2015), The Sisterhood of Night (2014) and Hum (2017).

55. Lulu Wilson

Actress | Annabelle: Creation

Deemed "a standout", "particularly impressive" and "worthy of especially high marks" for her terrifying starring role in Mike Flanagan's Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Lulu Wilson continues to command audience attention at only 11 years old.

Originally from New York City, Wilson made her film debut ...

56. Raegan Revord

Actress | Young Sheldon

A born performer, Raegan Revord can currently be seen on the smash hit CBS comedy Young Sheldon, where she plays fan favorite "Missy Cooper," the sassy and brash twin sister to Sheldon. The show is consistently one of primetime's most watched comedies, and their second season finale was watched by ...

57. Dartanian Sloan

Actor | Sinister 2

Dartanian was born in Los Angeles, USA. He is the second of oldest of triplets. Dartanian began his career in commercials and online short videos. He loves Hockey and has his own team with his triplet brother, Robert Daniel Sloan, and triplet sister, Anastasia Sloan. He played small characters in ...

58. Robert Daniel Sloan

Actor | Sinister 2

Robert Daniel Sloan is an actor, known for Sinister 2 (2015), Chronicles of a Love Unfound (2010) and Hero of the Day (2012).

59. Luke Roessler

Actor | It Chapter Two

Luke Roessler is an actor, known for It Chapter Two (2019), Dead to Me (2019) and Riverdale (2017).

60. Rico Rodriguez

Actor | Modern Family

Rico Rodriguez was born on July 31, 1998 in College Station, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), The Muppets (2011) and Epic Movie (2007).

61. Priah Ferguson

Actress | Stranger Things

Priah Nicole Ferguson was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is the eldest of two girls. She is best known for her breakout role as Erica Sinclair on season 2 of Stranger Things. Her old-soul and quick-wit charm always had people in stitches. Her parents, also artistic, recognized her outgoing and ...

62. Summer Fontana

Actress | The Originals

Child actress who joined The CW drama The Originals in the show's fourth season in the role of Hope Mikaelson. Her extremely popular character has been made into a spin-off show titled Legacies for the CW. She had a role in the 2016 comedy Office Christmas Party opposite Jennifer Aniston. Summer ...

63. Siena Agudong

Actress | No Good Nick

Siena just finished filming a lead role in Disney Channel's original movie, "Upside Down Magic", based on the best selling books, set to release in 2020. Siena also just completed 20 episodes as the title character role of "Nick", a street smart con artist with a secret agenda, in Netflix' original...

64. Jakob Davies

Actor | If I Stay

Since setting out to pursue a profession as an actor in 2009, Jakob Davies has experienced wide spread success in his young, and varied career. He has portrayed iconic characters such as "Lex Luther" in The CW's SMALLVILLE, and recurred as "Pinocchio" in ABC's hit series ONCE UPON A TIME. In 2013, ...

65. Kyle Catlett

Actor | Poltergeist

Kyle Catlett is an actor, known for Poltergeist (2015), The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013) and The Pale of Settlement (2013).

66. Finn Carr

Actor | Alexa & Katie

Finn Carr is an actor, known for Alexa & Katie (2018), Criminal Minds (2005) and Hot in Cleveland (2010).

67. Jack Veal

Actor | The End of the F***ing World

Jack Veal is an actor, known for The End of the F***ing World (2017), The Corrupted (2019) and Tin Star (2017).

68. Hank Greenspan

Actor | The Neighborhood

Hank Greenspan is an actor, known for The Neighborhood (2018) and 13 Reasons Why (2017).

69. Peyton Kennedy

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Peyton Kennedy was born on January 4, 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Everything Sucks! (2018).

70. Anna Cathcart

Actress | To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Anna Cathcart was born in 2003 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018), Odd Squad (2014) and Dino Dana (2017).

71. Oakes Fegley

Actor | Pete's Dragon

Oakes Fegley is an actor, known for Pete's Dragon (2016), This Is Where I Leave You (2014) and Wonderstruck (2017).

72. Dafne Keen

Actress | Logan

Dafne Keen Fernández is a British and Spanish actress who played the role of Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver in the television series The Refugees, and the mutant Laura Kinney / X-23 in the 2017 film Logan.

She is the daughter of British actor Will Keen, and Spanish actress, theatre director and writer María ...

73. Madison Wolfe

Actress | The Conjuring 2

Madison Wolfe made her debut with the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign and in the last two years has racked up a considerable amount of credits. While managing the workload of school, she simultaneously landed the role in The Campaign, and On the Road, directed by Walter Salles ...

74. Jack Stanton

Actor | The Mick

Jack Stanton is known for his work on The Mick (2017), Coop and Cami Ask the World (2018) and Dan the Weatherman.

75. Owen Atlas

Actor | Little Evil

Owen Atlas is an actor, known for Little Evil (2017), Bunk'd (2015) and Handy (2016).

76. Thomas Barbusca

Actor | The Mick

East Coaster Thomas Barbusca followed his older sister Brielle's footsteps in to acting when he was just a toddler. At 6 the industry brought Thomas to Los Angeles, when his sister Brielle, booked a series regular role on the hit USA series The Starter Wife.

In Los Angeles, ginger haired Thomas ...

77. Jahi Di'Allo Winston

Actor | The Upside

Jahi Di'Allo Winston is an actor, known for The Upside (2017), The Dead Don't Die (2019) and Proud Mary (2018).

78. Quinn Liebling

Actor | Everything Sucks!

Quinn Liebling is an actor, known for Everything Sucks! (2018), Lorelei and Thunderbolt In Mine Eye.

79. Sydney Wade

Actress | The Damned United

Sydney Wade is an actress, known for The Damned United (2009), I Kill Giants (2017) and Offside (2015).

80. Vivien Lyra Blair

Actress | Bird Box

Vivien Lyra Blair is an actress, known for Bird Box (2018), Station 19 (2018) and We Can Be Heroes.

81. Charlie Shotwell

Actor | Captain Fantastic

Charlie Shotwell is an actor, known for Captain Fantastic (2016), All the Money in the World (2017) and The Glass Castle (2017).



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