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Top 25 Young Actresses in their 20’s

We have a number of actresses who attain success at a very young age. There are a number of actresses not only in Hollywood but in other film industries too who have impressed the audience with their amazing acting skills as well as mesmerizing beauty.

We have compiled a list of the top 25 actresses in their 20’s in the world. Most of these actresses are from Hollywood which is the biggest film industry in the world.

Well, it has to be noted that the list of the actresses we included is a subjective call based on our personal opinion. Also, the names are listed in random order.

List of the Top 25 Actresses in their 20’s

A number of actresses on our list have also been the recipients of numerous accolades owing to their stellar performances. Hollywood has always opened its doors for young and talented actors. These actresses can even prove to be the future of the entertainment industry.

Below is a compiled list of the world’s top 25 actresses in their 20’s.

1. Zendaya

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is not just a successful American actress but is also a singer. She was born on 1 September 1996. The 25-year old actress has a number of awards in her kitty – a Primetime Emmy Award, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award.

She has featured in the HBO drama series, Euphoria (2019–present), The Greatest Showman (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and its sequels, among a few others.

2. Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy is an Argentine-British actress who was born on 16 April 1996 in Florida, United States. The 25-year old actress has been the recipient of numerous awards – a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.

She was also nominated for the BAFTA Film Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards. She also made her entry to Time magazine’s Time 100 Next list this year. She has featured in numerous films like The Witch, Morgan, Split, Emma, Barry, The Queen’s Gambit, among others.

3. Naomi Scott

Naomi Grace Scott is an English actress and also a singer. She was born on 6 May 1993. The 28-year old actress gained recognition for her works in the 2011 American television film Lemonade Mouth, 2011 science fiction series Terra Nova and the 2019 Disney fantasy film Aladdin.

4. Joey King

Joey Lynn King is an American actress who became popular for playing Ramona Quimby in the 2010 comedy movie, Ramona and Beezus. She was born on July 30, 1999, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Joey King was nominated for Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the 2019 crime drama series “The Act”.

5. Peyton List

Peyton Roi List is an American actress and model who started her career as a child model. She made her entry into acting with the 2008 film 27 Dresses. She gained recognition for her performance in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. However, her portrayal of Emma on the Disney Channel series Jessie gained her international recognition.

6. Sophie Turner

Sophie Belinda Jonas/Turner is an English actress who made her acting debut with the Game of Thrones (2011–2019) in which she portrayed the character of Sansa Stark. For this role, she was also nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The 25-year-old actress was also featured in the 2013 TV film The Thirteenth Tale.

7. Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress born on 10 February 1997. She started her acting career as a child actress with the 2005 supernatural horror film The Amityville Horror. She was then seen in Desperate Housewives, The Eye, The Poker House, among others. However, her performance in the 2010 film Kick-Ass brought her much recognition. Moretz also received much appreciation for her performance in the 2014 award-winning film Clouds of Sils Maria.

8. Maya Hawke

Maya Ray Thurman Hawke is an American actress cum model who made her acting debut in 2017 with the BBC adaptation of Little Women. She gained recognition for portraying the role of Robin in the 2019 Netflix series Stranger Things (Season 3). She has also featured in a number of TV series and films like Ladyworld, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Italian Studies, Human Capital, The Good Lord Bird, among others.

9. Cara Delevingne

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is an English actress who is also a model and a singer. Cara Delevingne was born on 12 August 1992. She started her career with modeling who then moved into acting. She made her acting debut with a small role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina. She then featured in films – Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets among others.

10. Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh is a 25-year-old English actress. She made her acting debut with the 2014 film The Falling. Her performance in the 2016 film Lady Macbeth bagged her British Independent Film Award. She featured in films like King Lear, Outlaw King, The Little Drummer Girl, Fighting with My Family, Midsommar, Little Women, among others. She also made it to the Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations.

11. Sasha Lane

Sasha Bianca Lane is a rising American actress born on September 29, 1995. She made her film debut with the 2016 fictional story film American Honey helmed by Andrea Arnold. She was then seen in Hearts Beat Loud, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Hellboy, among a few others.

12. Kathryn Newton

Kathryn Newton is a popular American actress born on February 8, 1997. She gained recognition for her performances in the CBS comedy series Gary Unmarried, HBO mystery drama series Big Little Lies and the Netflix teen drama series The Society. She is the recipient of the 31st Young Artist Award and the 34th Young Artist Award. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is her upcoming film.

13. Madison Lintz

Madison Lintz is an American actress who gained recognition for portraying Sophia Peletier in the TV drama series The Walking Dead and Madeline Bosch in the Amazon series Bosch. She was born on May 11, 1999. She was nominated for Young Artist Award for her performance in The Walking Dead.

14. Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress cum singer born on December 11, 1996. Her performance in the 2010 film True Grit gained not just recognition for her but also got her nominated for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award as well as the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress.

15. Zoey Deutch

Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch is a popular American actress who received much appreciation for her performance in the film Everybody Wants Some!!, Netflix series The Politician, and the Netflix film Set It Up. She is the recipient of numerous accolades including the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Award, Dallas International Film Festival Award, SCAD Savannah Film Festival Award, Hollywood Critics Association Award, among others.

16. Elle Fanning

Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress who is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. She featured in numerous films like We Bought a Zoo, Maleficent, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Beguiled, A Rainy Day in New York, The Roads Not Taken, and many more.

17. Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Una Ronan is an American-born Irish actress born on 12 April 1994. She is the recipient of numerous accolades – a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award and also got nominated for the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as British Academy Film Awards.

18. Liana Liberato

Liana Daine Liberato is an American actress born on August 20, 1995. She was seen in several films like The Last Sin Eater, Safe Harbour, Trust, Erased, Stuck in Love, Haunt, The Best of Me, 1 Mile to You, To the Stars, The Beach House, etc.

Liana Liberato has received many awards and nominations. Liana Liberato has received Silver Hugo Award as well as nominated for Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Women Film Critics Circle, and Daytime Emmy Award.

19. Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson is an American actress born on March 7, 1995. She featured in the Disney Channel’s sitcom Shake It Up and the ABC Family drama Ravenswood. She was also seen in films like The Edge of Seventeen, Split, Columbus, Support the Girls, and Five Feet Apart.

20. Kiersey Clemons

Kiersey Nicole Clemons is an American actress, singer, and also producer born on December 17, 1993. Her performance in the comedy-drama film Dope (2015) gained much recognition for her. She was then featured in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Flatliners, Hearts Beat Loud, Lady and the Tramp, Scoob! among others.

21. Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Bernice Sweeney is another American actress on our list who gained recognition for her performance in the web television series Everything Sucks! and web series In The Vault. She has been the recipient of the ‘Best Actress’ honor at the ‘New York International Film Festival’ for her performance in the short film ‘Takeo’.

22. Bella Thorne

Annabella Avery Thorne aka Bella Thorne is an American actress who contributed a lot to American television. She also worked in several films like Blended, The DUFF, Infamous, Girl, etc. She has numerous accolades in her kitty – Imagen Award, a Shorty Award, a Teen Choice Award, and three Young Artist Awards.

23. Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt is an Indian actress who has attained immense fame owing to her impeccable acting performances. The 28-year old actress has been listed in the 30 Under 30 list in 2017 by Forbes Asia. She also entered Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list in 2014. She starred in popular Hindi language films like Student of the Year, Highway, 2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Shaandaar, Udta Punjab, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Raazi, Gully Boy, among others.

24. Kiara Advani

Kiara Advani is another popular Indian actress who is in her late 20s. She was born on 31st July 1992. She is not only beautiful but also an amazing actress who has wooed audiences with her spectacular acting skills. She featured in films like Fugly, Kabir Singh, Good Newwz, Shershaah among others. She was critically acclaimed for her amazing performance in the Netflix anthological film Lust Stories in 2018.

25. Hari Nef

Hari Nef, an American actress was nominated for a SAG award in 2016 for her stellar performance in the Amazon original series Transparent. Nef who is also a model and writer made her runway debut in 2015 at New York Fashion Week Spring as she walked for popular fashion brands Hood By Air and Eckhaus Latta. Nef happens to be the first openly transgender woman who appeared on a major British magazine’s cover page.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda


  1. Mostly white and blonde as if the lighter the skin the better the actress – as if,. White guys still in charge of the arts in the US – when will it ever end? It’s not that people don’t admire and want darker women – they just aren’t given a choice. And media like this – just supports the white women are the best up and coming actresses with a few token darker skinned women thrown in to appease the white guys in charge so they don’t seem as racist as they are.


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