31 Talented Actresses Finding Success in Their 20s

Many young actresses are taking Hollywood by storm, achieving impressive career accomplishments while still in their 20s. Let’s look at 31 actresses finding fame and success in the entertainment industry during this decade of life:

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1. Zendaya

Already an Emmy winner at 25, Zendaya has starred in Spider-Man, Euphoria, Malcolm & Marie, and Dune.

2. Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown broke out as Eleven in Stranger Things and starred in Enola Holmes and Godzilla vs. Kong.

3. Florence Pugh

Oscar nominee Florence Pugh has impressed in Midsommar, Little Women, and Black Widow. She’s just 26.

4. Saoirse Ronan

Four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan has wowed in Lady Bird, Little Women, and Ammonite. She’s 28.

5. Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet, 26, earned an Oscar nod for Call Me By Your Name and has starred in hits like Dune and Don’t Look Up.

6. Hailee Steinfeld

Singer and Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, 25, has thrived in Pitch Perfect, Bumblebee, and Dickinson.

7. Thomasin McKenzie

New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie, 22, broke through in Jojo Rabbit and Last Night in Soho.

8. Anya Taylor-Joy

At just 26, Anya Taylor-Joy has starred in The Queen’s Gambit, Emma, and Last Night in Soho.

9. Elisabeth Moss

Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, 39, stars in The Handmaid’s Tale and has excelled in films like The Invisible Man.

10. Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander, 33, won an Oscar for The Danish Girl and acclaim for Ex Machina and Tomb Raider.

11. Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie, 32, has been excellent in The Wolf of Wall Street, I, Tonya, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

12. Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe, 36, has shone acting in Moonlight and Antebellum while also succeeding as a music artist.

13. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o, 39, won an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave and starred in Us, Black Panther, and Little Monsters.

14. Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson, 38, has impressed in Creed, Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok, and Passing.

15. Emma Stone

Oscar winner Emma Stone, 33, has sparkled in La La Land, The Favorite, Cruella, and The Amazing Spider-Man.

16. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, 32, has grown from Twilight to acclaimed roles in Clouds of Sils Maria and Spencer.

17. Carey Mulligan

Two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, 37, has excelled in Promising Young Woman, The Great Gatsby, and An Education.

18. Naomi Scott

Naomi Scott, 29, has shined in blockbusters like Aladdin, Charlie’s Angels, and Power Rangers.

19. Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke, 35, conquered Hollywood as Daenerys in Game of Thrones while starring in Last Christmas and Above Suspicion.

20. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, 31, remains a huge star after The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, and Don’t Look Up.

21. Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer, 28, has thrived in Nope, Hustlers, and on TV in Scream Queens and The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.

22. Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis, 19, broke out with an Oscar nod for Beasts of the Southern Wild and also starred in Annie.

23. Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever, 25, has impressed in Booksmart, Dopesick, and Dear Evan Hansen.

24. Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi, 22, stars on Black-ish and Grown-ish while advocating for social change.

25. Angourie Rice

Australian actress Angourie Rice, 22, delivered strong work in Mare of Easttown and Black Mirror.

26. Sydney Sweeney

At just 25, Sydney Sweeney has emerged acting in Euphoria, The White Lotus, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

27. Sophia Lillis

Sophia Lillis, 20, broke through as young Beverly in It and also acted in Gretel & Hansel and I Am Not Okay with This.

28. Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson, 27, has sparkled in Five Feet Apart, Support the Girls, and The Edge of Seventeen.

29. Kiersey Clemons

Kiersey Clemons, 28, has appeared in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Dope, and Transparent.

30. Olivia Cooke

Olivia Cooke, 28, has excelled in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Ready Player One, and House of the Dragon.

31. Alison Brie

Alison Brie, 39, stars on GLOW and Community while acting in films like The Disaster Artist and The Lego Movie.

Emerging Talents to Watch

Already accomplished and talented beyond their years, these young actresses represent the bright future of Hollywood. The entertainment world eagerly awaits their continued success.

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