Best Young Actresses Under 30 as of 2010

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 how 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 either 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.

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,... read more

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

4 Kristen Stewart Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress and filmmaker. The world's highest-paid actress in 2012, she has received various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and a César Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award... read more

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

5 Abbie Cornish

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

6 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known professionally 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 spans 4 octaves... read more
7 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam... read more
8 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North.

Johansson is considered one of Hollywood's modern sex symbols, and has frequently appeared in published lists of the sexiest women in the world. As of February 2017, she is... read more

The only reason she is at the bottom of the list is that 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!

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 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 favorites, but it's undeniable she's a good actress.

The Contenders
11 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.
12 Lily James Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, known professionally by her stage name Lily James, is an English actress.
13 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... read more
14 Emily Osment
15 Mia Wasikowska Mia Wasikowska (pronounced Vashikovska) is an Australian actress best known for starring as Alice Kingsleigh in Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
16 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 Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart (what the hell?), Lindsay Lohan... and others 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.

17 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.
18 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... read more

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

19 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.

20 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.
21 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
22 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.
23 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.
24 AnnaSophia Robb AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model. She has starred in such films as Because of Winn-Dixie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain, Soul Surfer, and The Way, Way Back.
25 Eleanor Tomlinson Eleanor 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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