Stranger Things cast—They’ve become a pop-culture sensation. The all-under-16 cast won has won an SAG and MTV award for their outstanding work on the series. (Photo: WENN)
It: Chapter One cast—Most of the cast rose to prominence thanks to the film based on the 1986 novel of the same name. But their remarkable performances have gained them upcoming gigs in Hollywood. (Photo: WENN)
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons—She’s known for her role as Lily Tucker Pritchett on ABC’S Modern Family. She was the youngest star on the red carpet at the 2012 and 2013 Emmy Awards. (Photo: WENN)
Jeremy Maguire—He’s known for his role as Fulgencio Joseph Pritchett in Modern Family. He’ll make his feature film debut in I’m Not Here opposite J.K. Simmons and Sebastian Stan. (Photo: WENN)
Jacob Tremblay—His breakout performance was his starring role as Jack Newsome in Room, for which he won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer. He’s also known for his work in the 2017 films The Book of Henry and Wonder. (Photo: WENN)
McKenna Grace— She is known for the role of Jasmine Bernstein in the comedy series Crash & Bernstein and Faith Newman in The Young and the Restless. She has also starred in films, such as Independence Day: Resurgence and Gifted. (Photo: WENN)
Dafne Keen— This Spanish and British actress played the role of Ana Cruz Oliver in the series The Refugees, and the mutant Laura Kinney in the film Logan, for which she won and MTV movie award in the category of Best Duo with Hugh Jackman. (Photo: WENN)
Malina Weissman— She’s best known for her roles as young April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, young Kara Zor-El in Supergirl, and Violet Baudelaire in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events. (Photo: WENN)
Maddie Ziegler— She first became known for appearing in Lifetime’s reality show Dance Moms. She gained wider fame for starring in six music videos by Sia. She’s also has modeled for Capezio, Ralph Lauren and Target, among other brands. (Photo: WENN)
Blue Ivy Carter—At age 1, she became the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart after her guest vocals blessed her dad Jay Z’s Glory. She also had a guest spot on Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams. (Photo: WENN)
The Beckham boys—While Brooklyn already is a young adult, Romeo and Cruz, both under 16, have promising careers. Romeo has modeled for brands like Burberry, while Cruz launched his singing career with a Christmas single in 2016. (Photo: WENN)
The “Kardashian” kids—As shared by their mothers on social media, North, Saint, Mason, Penelope, Reign, and Dream are constantly sent fashion-designer pieces from the most exclusive brands. They also appear on the most watched reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashian. (Photo: Instagram)
The Jolie-Pitt children—While Angelina has said she “won’t make them Hollywood stars”, four of her six children, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and Knox have already launched their acting careers joining Jolie on-screen in Kung Fu Panda 3, lending their voices. (Photo: WENN)
Forget about Macaulay Culkin, the Olsen Twins, and Lindsay Lohan! These child stars are the next big thing in Hollywood.
From Room’s Jacob Tremblay, to Sia’s Maddie Ziegler to Netflix’s army of child actors, these youngsters—all under the age of 16—are not your ordinary kids. They’re smart, talented and, unlike other child stars from previous generations, in complete control of their early stardom.
Some of them have had a little help from their family name, while others have relied merely on their talents. Regardless, all of them are promising stars with capital S.
In honor of Jaeden Lieberher’s birthday (a.k.a. Bill from the movie “It”), here’s a list of today’s major child stars taking over the entertainment industry. They’re Hollywood’s next generation of A-listers!