Top 10 Most Promising Young Actors in 2021

Over the last few years, many young actors have starred in multiple movies (duh that's what actors do), giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents in the art of acting. In the next few years or decades, maybe one of the actors listed below will be the next Tom Hanks, the next Leonardo DiCaprio or the next Angelina Jolie. Let's see who could one day rule Hollywood!
The Top Ten
1 Tom Holland Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer. Holland is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starring in the 2012 film The Impossible. He started his career in 2008 when he played the lead role named Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical on Broadway in ...read more.

I don't know why he is not mentioned by other actors as a great actor.Most actors are jealous of him as they think he luckily got the spidey role and is suitable in only it.They are clearly jealous of the fame he has gained.

24 year old Tom Holland has already accomplished a lot in his young career, most notably playing Spider-Man in multiple Marvel movies. In the last 5 years alone, he has acted or voice acted in 17 movies.

2 Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Chase "Lizzie" Olsen is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Silent House, Liberal Arts, Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. She was also critically acclaimed for her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene.

31 year old Elizabeth Olsen first came to prominence with her performance in the 2011 movie Martha Marcy May Marlene. Starring in a few Marvel movies in the role of Scarlet Witch really helped push her career to the next level so there is no doubt this will help her career tremendously. Expect big things from this young actress.

3 Daisy Ridley Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is an English actress. She began her acting career by appearing in minor television roles, before being cast as the main protagonist, Rey, in the Star Wars sequel trilogy – first appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

People on social media have been giving her a bad time over the sequel trilogy. I understand not liking those movies, but attacking Daisy Ridley is stupid, if anything blame Kathleen Kennedy or Rian Johnson.

28 year old Daisy Ridley gained international fame for her role as Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Hopefully this amazing performance will lead her to even more success.

4 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.

30 year old Margot Robbie has been busy in the last few years, acting in multiple movies every year, most notably The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad among others, even getting nominations for her performances. Every year the young actress seems to be getting even more popular so there is no doubt in my mind she will one day be one of the most well known actresses.

I kind of thought she was already one of the most well known actresses.

5 John Boyega

28 year old John Boyega acted in a few movies in his native Britain, but he rose to prominence when he starred in the Star Wars sequel trilogy of films. With this new international fame, this surely opens new doors for this young actor.

6 Sophie Turner Sophie Belinda Jonas is an English actress. She made her acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019. Turner appeared in the television ...read more.

24 year old Sophie Turner made her acting debut in Game of Thrones, just like Maisie Williams, and she starred in two X-Men movies. This is a very good start to her acting career, a talented actress such as her will most likely find great success.

7 Maisie Williams Margaret Constance "Maisie" Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award ...read more.

Maisie Williams is only 23 years old and she has already made a big name for herself with her role in Game of Thrones, obviously starring in a critically acclaimed TV show will open doors for you, so expect the future to be bright for this young actress.

8 Dafne Keen

I love her, she is such a good actress, I mean watch her audition tape for LOgan on youTube. she was also amazing in HDM and I'm looking forward to see her in SEason 3

Acting alongside Hugh Jackman in Logan is a big deal and her performance was amazing, I'm sure this will open doors for her.

She was amazing in Logan

9 Zendaya Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress, singer and producer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up. Her film roles include supporting parts in the musical drama The Greatest ...read more.

24 year old Zendaya has come a long way from starring in Disney channel TV shows. Now she is getting a lot of attention since she played the role of MJ in new Spider-Man movies (and she plays a role in the upcoming Dune movie).

10 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.

She was amazing in the movie True Grit.

The Contenders
11 Timothée Chalamet
12 Evan Peters Evan Thomas Peters is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, of which he has been a main cast member since its debut in 2011, and his role as the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. ...read more.
13 Ansel Elgort Ansel Elgort is an American actor, singer, and DJ. Born to photographer Arthur Elgort and stage producer Grethe Barrett Holby, he began his acting career with a supporting role in the horror film Carrie.
14 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.
15 Elsie Fisher
16 Millie Bobby Brown Millie Bobby Brown is an English actress and model. She is known for her breakout role as Jane "Eleven" Ives in the Netflix science fiction drama series Stranger Things.
17 Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

I added Watson to the list. She is very well known because of her work in the Harry Potter movies, but when you compare her to actors like Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc, she is far from being on the same level of fame and accomplishments.

18 Caleb Landry Jones
19 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.
20 Archie Yates
21 Emma Stone Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. One of the world's highest-paid actresses, she has won the Academy Award Best Actress Award, been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
22 Lucas Hedges

24 year old Lucas Hedges made his breakthrough in 2016 by playing a sardonic teenage orphan in Kenneth Lonergan's drama Manchester by the Sea, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the last few years, he has acted in two to three movies per year so he's been staying busy.

23 Ezra Miller
24 Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence began her career in television, playing her first major role as a main cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
25 Finn Wolfhard
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