Best Young Actresses Under 30

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 Ten
1 Keira Knightley Keira 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.

2 Saoirse Ronan Saoirse Úna Ronan is an Irish and American actress. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee; receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Atonement, and a Best Actress nomination for Brooklyn.

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.

3 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, more.

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

4 Ellen Page Elliot Page (formerly Ellen Page; born February 21, 1987) is a Canadian actor and producer. He first became known for his role in the film and television series Pit Pony (1997–2000), for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award, and for recurring roles in Trailer Park Boys (2002) and ReGenesis more.

A smart and sassy performer.

5 Abbie Cornish

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

6 Kristen Stewart Kristen 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 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.

7 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actor. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, they received their breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.
8 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.
9 Gabourey Sidibe Gabourey 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.

10 Scarlett 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
11 Emily Blunt Emily 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.

12 Elisha Cuthbert Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax.

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

13 Lily James Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, known professionally by her stage name Lily James, is an English actress.
14 Mia Wasikowska Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress best known for starring as Alice Kingsleigh in Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
15 Georgie Henley Georgina Helen Henley is an English actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.
16 Carey Mulligan Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress and singer. She made her acting debut on stage in London in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks in 2004. Her feature film debut was as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.

A rising star from whom we should see great things.

17 Emily Osment
18 Margot Robbie Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress. Robbie started her career by appearing in Australian independent films in the late 2000s. She got her big break in 2013 with The Wolf of Wall Street, where she was acclaimed for her performance, and being hailed "the hottest woman I've seen in a while" by more.
19 Emma Roberts Emma 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.

People who think that so-called actresses like Demi Levato, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart ( what the hell? ), Lindsay Lohan...a.o. should be ranked above Emma Roberts because they're better actresses have issues. Emma Roberts is clearly one of the best ( a top 3 ) young actresses of today.

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.

20 Hailee Steinfeld Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress, model and singer. She begins her music career through the release of 'Love Myself'. In 2016, she make a collaboration with American duo Grey and producer Zedd which they make an EDM song titled 'Starving'. The song manage to peaked at top twenty in several international more.

Acting comes natural for her. Truly a remarkable young star.

21 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
22 Mila Kunis Milena 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 .
23 Jojo Siwa Joelle Joni Siwa, also known as Jojo Siwa is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTuber. She joined the masked singer in 2020.
24 Betty White Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, animal rights activist, author, comedian, radio host, singer, and television personality.

She's only, like 21

25 Shailene Woodley Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. She came to mainstream attention for her role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
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