Dreaming of a career in acting? Take inspiration from this list of Gen Z actors who are making waves in the industry. Who knows, one day you could find yourself on a similar list!
Jenna Marie Ortega
Jenna discovered her passion for acting at the tender age of six. Supported by her mother, she pursued her dreams relentlessly. Her breakthrough came with a role in the 2014 spin-off of “The Little Rascals,” followed by the Disney Channel series “Stuck in the Middle.” Since then, she has appeared in numerous shows and movies. Most recently, she landed the lead role in the Netflix series “Wednesday.”
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie, in an interview with People Magazine, revealed that she always knew she wanted to be onscreen, despite lacking formal acting training. Determined, she taught herself the craft and overcame challenges, including being deaf in one ear. Millie made her acting debut in 2005 on “Grey’s Anatomy” at the age of eight. She rose to prominence as the lead in the hit series “Stranger Things,” which has garnered numerous prestigious awards. Millie’s fame skyrocketed, leading her to star in films such as “Enola Holmes,” “Enola Holmes 2,” and “Godzilla.” At just 18 years old, she has already been recognized by the Kids Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. In 2017 and 2018, she won the MTV Award for Best Performance in a Show.
Noah has appeared in various movies, including “Angry Birds Movie” and “Peanuts,” and made a cameo in “Hubie Halloween.” However, his most acclaimed role has been in “Stranger Things.” For his performance, Noah won the 2022 People’s Choice Award for Male TV Star of the Year. Last fall, while gaining recognition as an actor, Noah made the decision to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is majoring in Business and Entrepreneurship. Despite being only 18, Noah has already achieved so much.
At just 20 years old, Sadie is rapidly gaining popularity for her remarkable acting skills. She portrayed ‘Max’ in “Stranger Things,” delivering an incredible performance that showcased her talent as a teenager and beyond. Sadie also appeared in the short film “All Too Well,” where she demonstrated her acting prowess even without a script. The film earned an MTV Award for Best Music Video and won Video of the Year. Sadie is an inspiring actress who has achieved remarkable success at such a young age.
These talented actors and actresses inspire young people to pursue their goals and dreams, regardless of their chosen career path. Whether or not you aspire to become an actor, their stories can encourage you to keep striving for success. Remember, growth is key to achieving your dreams, so never give up!