Best Young Actresses Under 30

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This is a list of the best young actresses of today. I define that to be actresses under 30. Who are the actresses in the teens or twenties that you are truly impressed with? Who do you see as someone who will be around the canvas for a long time and who will develop into a great actress? I know I am going to not be able to put everyone's choice on the list, so please add. Thanks!

The Top TenXW

1Keira KnightleyKeira Christina Knightley is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and her first significant role came in the psychological horror film The Hole.

I see great potential based on the last few years of her performances. From her Academy Award nominated performance in Pride & Prejudice to her quietly brilliant performance in the Edge of Love, Keira shows that her acting is maturing and her range is increasing. She knows to employ different acting styles and is able to emote in subtle ways. She also had the guts to make her stage debut at 24 and was nominated for the prestigious Olivier Award. Easily one of the actresses you like to love or hate, one thing is undeniable, few are indifferent to this young actress. -

2Saoirse Ronan

Having seen Saoirse Ronan in both Atonement and The Lovely Bones, I made it my business to check out all of her films. She has such range for one so young. She's easily the best teen actress out there.

Saoirse is by far the best young actress (can we say under 17? ) in her generation! She shows remarkable talent in The Lovely Bones and in her Oscar nominated performance in Atonement.

The youngest on the list, a teenage actress that shows great potential to easily become one of the greatest actresses of her generation. -

A actor like Saoirse Ronan comes around once in a blue moon. Here's an actress who'll win many many awards. She was born to act.

3Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship.

This young actress has shown in many, many movies that she's a versatile and dedicated actress. -

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5Abbie Cornish

See Bright Star! That will show why she's on this list. -

6Demi Lovato
7Kristen StewartKristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress. Born into a film-oriented family, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films before gaining prominence in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster's daughter in the thriller Panic Room, which garnered ...read more.

Her truly good performances are outside the Twilight franchise. You can see her potential in movies like the Yellow Hankerchief, Adventureland and the Cake Eaters. -

8Miley Cyrus
9Gabourey SidibeGabourey Sidibe is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that brought her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Her performance in Precious was raw and emotional. -

10Scarlett Johanssen

The only reason she is at the bottom of the list is because in the last few years she hasn't really shown us her potential on film. However, Broadway has shown that this is one talented starlet! -

The Contenders

11Emily BluntEmily Olivia Leah Blunt is an English actress who holds both British and American citizenship, she is best known for her roles in The Young Victoria and The Devil Wears Prada.

Not one of my favourites, but it's undeniable she's a good actress. -

12Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha 100x times hotter and better than Scarlett Johansson or kidz idol Miley

13Carey Mulligan

A rising star from whom we should see great things. -

14Lindsay LohanLindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
15Emily Osment
16Mila KunisMilena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the Ukrainian SSR to Los Angeles with her family.
17Lily JamesLily Chloe Ninette Thomson, known professionally by her stage name Lily James, is an English actress.
18Mia WasikowskaMia Wasikowska is an Australian actress best known for starring as Alice Kingsleigh in Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
19Emma RobertsEmma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After small roles in films such as Blow, she rose to prominence with her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, for which she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and six Young Artist Awards.

Becomes better and better. Her acting skills are improving with every new movie she makes. One of the best and most talented actresses of the younger generation.

20Eleanor TomlinsonEleanor May Tomlinson (born 19 May 1992) is an English actress, known for her roles as Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), Isabel Neville in The White Queen, and Demelza Poldark in Poldark.
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