If you want to search is on for some fresh talent, you won’t want to miss this list of the 50 hottest teen actresses of 2022. Whether acting on stage or the big screen, these talented actresses are all over Hollywood. These women are gaining fame nationally and internationally, from adoring indie to blockbusters.
Table of Contents
- 1. Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa
- 2. Alexa Skye Swinton
- 3. Priah Nicole Ferguson
- 4. Ella Jay Basco
- 5. Johnny Sequoyah Friedenberg
- 6. Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons
- 7. Mia Talerico
- 8. Madi Filipowicz
- 9. Mackenzie Frances Ziegler
- 10. Kristina Pimenova
- 11. Raegan Revord
- 12. Madison Nicole Ziegler
- 13. Peyton Elizabeth Lee
- 14. Dafne Keen
- 15. Arica Himmel
- 16. Brighton Rosie Sharbino
- 17. Amelia “Milly” Shapiro
- 18. Skai Syed Jackson
- 19. Olivia Isabel Rodrigo
- 20. Mallory James Mahoney
- 21. Ava Grace Kolker
- 22. Eloise Webb
- 23. Storm Reid
- 24. Tamara Valerie Smart
- 25. Shahadi Wright Joseph
- 26. Merit Leighton
- 27. Ella Aiko Anderson
- 28. Navia Ziraili Robinson
- 29. Alison Fernandez
- 30. Ariana Greenblatt
- 31. Asia Monet Ray
- 32. Abby Ryder Fortson
- 33. Chloe Coleman
- 34. Darby Eliza Camp
- 35. Elsie Kate Fisher
- 36. Julia Butters
- 37. Millicent Simmonds
- 38. Erika Bierman
- 39. Lulu Wilson
- 40. Sadie Elizabeth Sink
- 41. Jenna Marie Ortega
- 42. Quvenzhané Wallis
- 43. Mckenna Grace
- 44. Caila Marsai Martin
- 45. Brooklynn Prince
- 46. Isabella May Ramsey
- 47. Saniyya Sidney
- 48. Sophia Lillis
- 49. Isabela Yolanda Moner
- 50. Millie Bobby Brown
1. Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa
Joelle Joanie “JoJo” Siwa was born in 2003. She’s a dancer, singer, actress, and YouTuber from the United States. She is well-known for her singles “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store,” as well as for co-starring with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, on Dance Moms for two seasons. Every day, Siwa uploads videos of her daily activities to her “Its JoJo Siwa” YouTube channel. She was listed among the top 100 global influencers in 2020 by Time magazine.
2. Alexa Skye Swinton
Alexa Skye Swinton was born in 2009 in New York. She is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She played the central character of Piper in the 13-episode ABC primetime drama series Emergence, Eva Rhoades in the HBO series Billions, and Rose Goldenblatt in the HBO series And Just Like That. She portrayed Young Maddox in M. Night Shyamalan’s film Old.
3. Priah Nicole Ferguson
Priah Nicole Ferguson was born in Cincinnati in 2006. She is an actress from the USA. The Netflix series Stranger Things, in which she played Erica Sinclair, is her most well-known credit. After watching the films Daddy’s Little Girls and Crooklyn, Ferguson was motivated to pursue acting. She made her television debut in 2016 on Mercy Street and the Civil War drama Atlanta on the FX Network. Ferguson was chosen to play Erica Sinclai in the science fiction/horror Netflix series Stranger Things in 2017.
4. Ella Jay Basco
Ella Jay Basco is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She was born in 2006. Her most notable performance was in the Birds of Prey movie (2020). She released her EP, Middle School, in 2020. She released her single Eye to Eye in February 2022 in preparation for her future album.
5. Johnny Sequoyah Friedenberg
Johnny Sequoyah Friedenberg, an American actress, born in 2002, is best known for her roles as Audrey in the Dexter revival miniseries Dexter: New Blood and Bo Adams on the NBC television series Believe. At the age of eight, she made her film debut. She acted in Ass Backwards, and I Believe in Unicorns in 2013 and 2014, respectively. She played the lead role in the film Among Ravens, which her mother, Heather Rae, produced and her father, Russell Friedenberg, directed.
6. Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons
American actress Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons was born in 2007. She is well-known for her performance on ABC’s Modern Family as Lily Tucker-Pritchett. In the third season of Modern Family in 2011, Anderson-Emmons replaced Ella and Jaden Hiller in the part of Lily Tucker-Pritchett, a Vietnamese-born kid adopted by a homosexual American couple. She then joined the cast of the show. She won the Screen Actors Guild Award at the youngest age ever in 2011, when she was only four years old.
7. Mia Talerico
Famed young actress Mia Talerico was born in 2008. In the popular sitcom “Good Luck Charlie,” she first gained notoriety as our beloved Charlie. Talerico was not a one-hit wonder, unlike the majority of young actors of her age. She has millions of fans today and is a well-known actress.
8. Madi Filipowicz
Madi Filipowicz, an American actress and social media sensation, was born on April 21, 2005. Her acting in the short film How Clause Ruined Christmas is well-known. She is also active on popular social media sites, including Tiktok and Instagram.
9. Mackenzie Frances Ziegler
Mackenzie Frances Ziegler is an American singer, dancer, and actor. She was born in 2004. She initially came to public attention when she and her older sister, dancer and actress Maddie Ziegler, co-starred for six years on the Lifetime reality dance series Dance Moms. In 2014, Ziegler released her debut album, Mack Z. Phases, her second studio album, which was made public in 2018.
10. Kristina Pimenova
Kristina Pimenova, a model and actress from Russia, was born in 2005. The model just made a debut in the Glamour industry and has already garnered two acting credits to her resume. She recently completed a modeling photo shoot at 15 while donning a bikini.
11. Raegan Revord
Raegan Revord is an American actress. She is well recognized for her performance in Young Sheldon as Missy Cooper. The record was born in San Diego, California, in 2008. She began performing at six and made her film and television debut in the short Tortoise, which starred David Arquette. She made her Modern Family debut in 2014 as “Megan” in the episode “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?” from the sixth season. She returned to that role in the Modern Family episode “The Storm” from season 7 in 2016.
12. Madison Nicole Ziegler
Madison Nicole Ziegler was born in the United States in 2002. She is an actress and dancer. She first gained notoriety for participating in Dance Moms on Lifetime from 2011 to 2016. She began to receive greater attention starting in 2014 after Sia cast her in several music videos, starting with “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart,” which have amassed more than 5 billion views on YouTube. Ziegler has appeared in movies, TV series, concerts, commercials, and magazine covers. Every year from 2015 to 2017, Time magazine featured her on its list of the “30 Most Influential Teens.”
13. Peyton Elizabeth Lee
American actress Peyton Elizabeth Lee was born in 2004. She gained fame for playing Andi Mack, the title character in the comedy-drama series on the Disney Channel. Before playing Andi Mack, Lee made a guest appearance as a “female soldier” in 3 episodes of Shameless and played “Violet,” a spelling bee champion, on Scandal.
14. Dafne Keen
Dafne Mara Keen Fernández is a British-Spanish actress. She was born in 2005. Before her breakout role as Laura in the 2017 superhero movie Logan, where she gained great critical acclaim for her acting, she made her acting debut in the television series The Refugees from 2014 to 2015 as Ana “Ani” Cruz Oliver. She was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and a Saturn Award, and she won several accolades, including the Empire Award for Best Newcomer.
15. Arica Himmel
Arica Himmel, an American actress, born in 2005 in New York, is best known for playing Rainbow “Bow” Johnson in the ABC comedy series Mixed-ish. At 11, she made her stage debut in The Layover, an off-Broadway show. She made her acting debut in the 2019 Sundance Film Festival’s global premiere of the comedy-drama Before You Know It. The ABC comedy series Mixed-main ish’s character, young Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, was portrayed by Himmel in 2019.
16. Brighton Rosie Sharbino
Brighton Rosie Sharbino was born in 2002. She is an American actress. The Walking Dead on AMC is where she is best known for playing Lizzie Samuels. Sharbino debuted her singing career on PBS’s Barney & Friends. On early episodes of shows like Hannah Montana, Prime Suspect, The New Normal, and True Detective, she made further cameo appearances.
17. Amelia “Milly” Shapiro
Milly Shapiro was born in 2002. She is an American actress and singer. She played Matilda Wormwood in the 2013 Broadway version of Matilda the Musical and the 2018 horror movie Hereditary. Additionally, they portrayed Sally Brown in a You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Off-Broadway production. Shapiro and Spencer Arjang founded the band AFTERxCLASS in 2021.
18. Skai Syed Jackson
American actor Skai Jackson was born in 2002. She was named to Time magazine’s 2016 list of the Most Influential Teens. Her most famous role is that of Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie (2011–2015), which she later played again in Bunk’d (2015–2018). Jackson made her acting debut in the movie Liberty Kid when she was five years old (2007).
19. Olivia Isabel Rodrigo
Olivia Isabel Rodrigo, an American actress and singer-songwriter was born in 2003. With her top performances in the Disney television series Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, she rose to prominence in the late 2010s.
20. Mallory James Mahoney
Mallory James Mahoney was born in 2005. She plays Destiny Baker on the Disney Channel comedy Bunk’d (2018–present) and Ainsley Riches on the Netflix series On My Block. She is a young American actress (2020).
21. Ava Grace Kolker
Ava Grace Kolker is a young American actress. She was born in 2006. In the Disney Channel sitcom Girl Meets World (2014–2017), Kolker played Ava Morgenstern; in Sydney to the Max, she played Olive Rozalski (2019–2021). She played the roles of Young Elise Rainer in Insidious: The Last Key, Heather in Miss Meadows, Boot in Message from the King, and Lily in Scary Movie 5 (2013). (2018).
22. Eloise Webb
Eloise Webb was born in 2003 in England. Talented actor Eloise Webb is best recognized for her roles in Cinderella (2015), The Iron Lady (2011), and Grace Stirs Up Success (2015). Eloise’s debut television program was Nick Jr. IDs (2009), and she then portrayed the part of Young Carol in the 2011 film The Iron Lady. Her work in both of these roles was flawless.
23. Storm Reid
Actress Storm Reid was born in 2003. She is of American descent. Reid made her acting debut in the historical drama 12 Years an enslaved person after appearing in a cameo in the 2012 television movie A Cross to Bear (2013). Her breakthrough came with the fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time (2018), for which she received nominations for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Fantasy Movie Actress and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture. She first gained notoriety for a leading role in the superhero movie Sleight (2016).
24. Tamara Valerie Smart
Actress Tamara Valerie Smart was born in England in 2005. In the CBBC series The Worst Witch, she made her acting debut. Other projects she has worked on include Resident Evil, Artemis Fowl, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, and the 2019 series revival of Are You Afraid of the Dark?
25. Shahadi Wright Joseph
Shahadi Wright Joseph is an American actress, dancer, and singer. She was born in 2005. She is most known for her leading part in Jordan Peele’s 2019 horror film Us and for providing Young Nala’s voice in Jon Favreau’s musical blockbuster The Lion King (2019). Brooklyn, New York, is the place of Joseph’s birth. She started dancing when she was two years old .  She once used Lupita Nyong’o’s Academy Award acceptance speech during an audition for a school play in third grade.
26. Merit Leighton
Merit Leighton was born in 2002. Merit Leighton has gained notoriety for her roles in high-profile projects. The dynamic, gifted actress played “Hannah,” the endearing but occasionally forgetful buddy, in Heather Wordham’s Netflix comedy “Alexa & Katie,” which received an Emmy nomination.
27. Ella Aiko Anderson
Actress Ella Aiko Anderson was born in the United States on March 26, 2005. She made her acting debut as a young child actress in the Nickelodeon television series Henry Danger as Piper Hart. She is also well known for playing Rachel Rawlings in the 2016 comedy-adventure film The Boss.
Navia Ziraili Robinson was born in 2005 in Marietta, Georgia. Navia Robinson started training in the performing arts at only five years old. Robinson’s acting career began at age 6 when she landed the role of D’Asia, Mary Jane Paul’s (Gabrielle Union) niece, in the popular BET Network drama “Being Mary Jane.” The role of Nia Baxter, Raven’s (Raven Symone) intellectual and socially conscious adolescent daughter, in the Disney Channel live-action comedy “Raven’s Home,” a spin-off of the venerable comedy series “That’s So Raven,” may be the one for which Navia Robinson is best known.
29. Alison Fernandez
American child actress Alison Fernandez was born in 2005. She is best known for playing Lucy Mills on ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Delilah in the 2017 movie Logan. As Young Jane, she has appeared in repeat episodes of both Jane the Virgin and Orange Is the New Black on Netflix.
30. Ariana Greenblatt
Ariana Greenblatt was born in 2007. In just a few short years into her career, Ariana Greenblatt has already been recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as a “One To Watch” on their 2019 Young Hollywood list, making her one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. The sci-fi thriller 65 (2023), written by Vùng t Câm Lng (2018) writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods and directed by Sam Raimi, has wrapped up production under her direction for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
31. Asia Monet Ray
Asia Monet Ray was born in California, USA, in 2005. She recently appeared as Sydney Simpson in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which won Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Shonda Rimes portrayed her in two consecutive Grey’s Anatomy episodes as Jasmine. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award and a Young Entertainer Award for her performances in the roles of recurring young actors in television series and young actresses 12 and under in guest roles in television series, respectively.
32. Abby Ryder Fortson
American actress Abby Ryder Fortson was born in 2008. She is best known for her roles as Cassie Lang in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp, Ella Novak in Transparent, Sophie Pierson in Togetherness, Harper Weil in The Whispers, and Ella Novak in Transparent (2018).
33. Chloe Coleman
Chloe Coleman was born in 2008. Chloe Coleman is a young American actress born in Los Angeles, California. By age ten, she had the good fortune to work alongside some of Hollywood’s most renowned actors. Coleman, who is of African, Eastern European, and English ancestry, has been recognized on the 2019 Hollywood Reporter’s Young Hollywood List as a young talent on the verge of stardom on the big screen.
34. Darby Eliza Camp
Actress Darby Eliza Camp was born in the United States in 2007. Big Little Lies on HBO (2017–2019) gave Camp her breakthrough role as Chloe Adaline Mackenzie, Madeline Martha Mackenzie’s daughter (Reese Witherspoon). Her roles as Frankie Hughes in Benji (2018), Kate Pierce in The Christmas Chronicles (2018), and Phoebe Evans in Dreamland (2019), where her performances earned mixed to excellent reviews, helped her gain additional attention.
35. Elsie Kate Fisher
Elsie Kate Fisher was born in 2003. She is an American actress. She gained notoriety for her lead part in the comedy-drama Eighth Grade (2018), directed by Bo Burnham. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Masha in Masha and the Bear (2009–2012), Parker Needler in The Addams Family, and Agnes in Despicable Me (2010) and Despicable Me 2 (2013) are just a few of the animated characters that Fisher is well known for portraying (2019).
36. Julia Butters
Julia Butters, an American child actor, was born on April 15, 2009. She won praise from critics for her performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Trudi Fraser. She played Anna-Kat Otto in the ABC series American Housewife from 2016 to 2020.
37. Millicent Simmonds
A Quiet Place and its 2020 sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, both starred Millicent Simmonds, a deaf American actress born in 2003. She had her breakthrough performance in the 2017 drama Wonderstruck. She was nominated for multiple Oscars for a best young performer for Wonderstruck and A Quiet Place. She had appearances on television in the shows Andi Mack (2018) and This Close (2017).
38. Erika Bierman
Erika Marie Bierman was born in 2001. As she grew older than ten, she developed an interest in modeling, acting, directing, writing, singing, and dancing. She was a character in The Hunger Games’ first three books. She recently appeared in the film Instant Family alongside Rose Byrne, Mark Wahlberg, and Isabela Merced.
39. Lulu Wilson
Lulu Wilson was born in 2005. She is an American actress. She is most known for her roles in Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) and Annabelle: Creation (2017), both of which are horror movies, as well as the television series version of The Haunting of Hill House (2018). In the film The Glorias, she was cast as Gloria Steinem and assumed the role of her teenage years (2020).
40. Sadie Elizabeth Sink
Sadie Elizabeth Sink was born in 2002. She is an American actress. At the age of seven, she began appearing in small-town theater productions. She portrayed the youthful Queen Elizabeth II on Broadway in The Audience (2015) and Annie’s title character from 2012 to 2014. Sink made her acting debut in the sports drama Chuck, and she also made her television debut in a The Americans episode.
41. Jenna Marie Ortega
Jenna Marie Ortega was born in 2002. She is an American actress. She began acting as a child when she was young, winning praise for her portrayal of little Jane in the comedy-drama Jane the Virgin on The CW (2014–2019). Stuck in the Middle (2016–2018) became her big break. She was honored with the Imagen Award for Best Young Actor in Television in 2018. In the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor, she also provided the voice of Princess Isabel (2016–2020).
42. Quvenzhané Wallis
Quvenzhané Wallis, an American actor and writer was born in 2003. She played Hushpuppy in the drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2014, she played Annie Bennett in the Annie remake, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy, or Musical.
43. Mckenna Grace
Mckenna Grace is an American actress and singer who was born in 2006. When she was six years old, she had her acting debut in the Disney XD sitcom Crash & Bernstein (2012–2014), where she played Jasmine Bernstein, and in the serial opera The Young and the Restless, where she played Faith Newman (2013–2015). In 2018 and 2019, The Hollywood Reporter rated her among the top 30 actors under 18. She is well-known for her roles as Mary Adler in the 2017 film Gifted and Phoebe Spengler in the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
44. Caila Marsai Martin
Caila Marsai Martin is an American actress. She is best known for playing Diane Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish (2014–2022). Martin made history in 2019 by becoming the youngest person to produce a studio movie as she acted in the comedy Little, which she also produced. She was included in Time magazine’s “Time 100 Next” year.
45. Brooklynn Prince
Brooklynn Prince was born in Born in 2010. She is a well-known American child actor for her part in the 2017 movie The Florida Project, for which she received critical praise and the Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer. Since then, she has acted in both the streaming television series Home Before Dark and the horror movie The Turning.
46. Isabella May Ramsey
Isabella May Ramsey was born in 2003. She is an English actress. She is well-known for her portrayals of Mildred Hubble in the 2017 CBBC television series The Worst Witch and adolescent noblewoman Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones. Ramsey provides the title character’s voice in the Netflix animated series Hilda as of 2018.
47. Saniyya Sidney
Actress Saniyya Sidney was born in the United States in 2006. Her honors include nominations for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an NAACP Image Award, two Critics’ Choice Awards, and three Black Reel Awards. Sidney gained popularity after appearing in independent and short films with the horror series American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016), Fast Color (2015), and the historical movie Hidden Figures (2016).
48. Sophia Lillis
Sophia Lillis is an American actress. She was born in 2002. She is recognized for playing Beverly Marsh in the horror movies It (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019), as well as for acting as a teenage girl with telekinetic skills in the Netflix drama series I Am Not Okay with This (2020). Additionally, Lillis made a cameo in the HBO psychological suspense miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), in which she briefly played Amy Adams’ character’s younger self.
49. Isabela Yolanda Moner
Isabela Merced was born Isabela Yolanda Moner in 2001. She is an American actress and singer. She played the protagonist character CJ Martin on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School. She has acted in movies such as Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), Rachel Cooper in the Netflix film Sweet Girl, Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Isabel in Instant Family (2018), and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).
50. Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown is a British producer and actress. She was born in 2004. She became well-known for her role as Eleven in the science fiction Netflix series Stranger Things (2016–present), for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Brown made her feature picture debut with a leading role in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). She then played the same role in Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). Additionally, she created and appeared in the Netflix mystery movie Enola Holmes (2020).