List Of 25 Young Black Actors Under 30 Years Old

List Of 25 Young Black Actors Under 30 Years Old

As racial tensions in the US become increasingly of a worry, young black actors are becoming popular in movies. Our understanding of cinema has changed as a result of the rise of young black actors; an excellent illustration of how Hollywood has become more diverse. Similar to Jordan Peele and Ryan Coogler, these 25 young black actors have defied stereotypes and altered the direction of the film industry.

1. Jaden Smith - 24 years old

Jaden Smith

Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, popularly known as Jaden Smith, was born to well-known Hollywood parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on July 8, 1998 in Malibu, California.

Jaden is a rapper, singer, and actor who has won a number of accolades, including the YouTube Creator Award, the MTV Movie Award, the BET Award, and the Young Artist Award. He has also had nominations for the Grammy Award, two NAACP Image Awards, and the Empire Award.

He made his acting debut in 2006’s “The Pursuit of Happiness” alongside her actor father Will. He also began his musical career in the same movie, appearing with Justin Bieber in the 2010 song “Never Say Never.

Some of his other films and television series credits include “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “The Karate Kid,” “The Get Down,” and voice-acted in Netflix original anime “Neo Yokio.”

Jaden is 65 kilograms and 5’7″ tall. He has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. His net worth as of 2022 is \$8 million.

2. Jharrel Jerome - 24 years old

Jharrel Jerome

Jharrel Jerome is an American actor and rapper who was born on October 9, 1997 in New York City. Jharrel is best known for his roles in the critically acclaimed drama film “Moonlight” and the Netflix miniseries “When They Us,” which helped him win the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries as well as the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Some of his other films and television appearances are “Her Coloring Book,” “Wheels,” “Moster,” “First Match,” Selah and the Spades,” “Robu,” and “Concrete Cowboy.”

Jharrel stands at 5’9″ and weighs 78 kg. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $500 thousand.

3. Tyrel Jackson Williams - 25 years old

Tyrel Jackson Williams

Tyrel Jackson Williams is an American actor who was born on March 16, 1997 in Westchester County, New York to parents Le’Roy Williams and Angela Williams. Tyrel is actually the brother of another actor, Tyler James Williams and Tylen Jacob Williams.

He is best known for starring as Leo Dooley in the Disney XD series “Lab Rats” and Disney television film, “Pants on Fire.” His other films and tv shows appearances include “Brockmire,” “The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie,” “Failure to Launch,” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”

Tyrel has dark brown eyes and hair, stands 5’10” tall, and weighs 77 kg. His net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

4. Trevor Jackson - 26 years old

Trevor Jackson

Trevor Howard Lawrence Jackson or simply known as Trevor Jackson is an American actor, singer, performer, and songwriter, who was born on August 30, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Trevor is most recognized for his work on the Freeform original sitcom “Grown-ish.”

“Let It Shine,” “American Crime,” “Cold Case,” Harry’s Law,” and “Superfly,” are some of his other works in films and television series, which also made him won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series. He made a foray into Broadway musicals as well, as Young Simba in “The Lion King.”

Trevor weighs 72 kg and is 6’2″ tall. His hair is black, and his eyes are a dark brown tone. His net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.

5. Jacob Latimore - 26 years old

Jacob Latimore

Jacob O’Neal Latimore or simply Jacob Latimore is an American actor, singer, and dancer who was born on August 10, 1996 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jacob is best known for his roles in “Black Nativity” and “The Maze Runner.”

Among his other roles in movies and television shows were those in “Collateral Beauty,” “Detroit,” “The Chi,” “Candy Jar,” “Ride Along,” “Sleight,” “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero,” “Like a Boss,” and “Gully.” He started his musical career in 2016 with the release of “Connection,” his debut album.

Jacob is 63 kilograms and 5’7″ tall. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.2 million.

6. Khylin Rhambo - 26 years old

Khylin Rhambo

Khylin Rambo, who was born in January 8, 1996, is an American actor his work on the MTV series “Teen Wolf” and the television sitcom “The First Family.” Khylin made a number of television sitcom appearances, including “Reed Between the Line,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Ironside.”

Additionally, he appeared in movies including “Ender’s Game,” “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” “Just Say When,” “Teen Wolf: The Movie,” and “Don’t Log Off.”

Khylin stands at 5’7″ and weighs 60 kg. His eyes and hair are both black in color. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

7. Bobb’e J. Thompson - 26 years old

Bobb’e J. Thompson

Bobb’e Jacques Thompson or simply known as Bobb’e J. Thompson is an American actor who was born on February 28, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. Bobb’e made his television debut at the extremely early age of 5 by performing the song “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)” on a show hosted by Steve Harvey.

Some of the films he had appeared in are “My Baby’s Daddy,” “Idlewild,” “Fred Claus,” “Of Boys and Men,” “Columbus Day,” “Land of the Lost,” “Snowmen,” “School Dance,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” and “Miracles Across 125th Street.”

For his television series cameos, some of his credits are “My Wife and Kids,” “The Tracy Morgan Show,” “That’s So Raven,” “Just Jordan,” “Human Giant,” “Cory in the House,” “30 Rock,” “Bobb’e Says,” “Are We There Yet?” “Elementary,” “Supah Ninjas,” “Clash of the Vampire,” “Wild ‘N Out,” and “Living Rooms.”

Bobb’e stands at 4’5″ and weighs 45 kg. His eyes are brown, and his hair is black. His net worth as of 2022 is $2.5 million.

8. Algee Smith - 27 years old

Algee Smith

Algee Smith IV or known as Algee Smith is an American actor and singer who was born on November 7, 1994 in Saginaw. Michigan. “The New Edition Story” and “Detroit,” the latter of which earned him plaudits from reviewers and a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards, were Algee’s first two major acting roles.

He has been in a number of television shows and motion pictures, including “Earth to Echo,” “The Hate U Give,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mother/Android,” “Saints & Sinners,” “Electric Dreams,” “The Bobby Brown Story,” and his most recent work, “Euphoria.”

Algee stands at 5’6″ and weighs 60 kg. Black is the color of his eyes and hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

9. Shameik Moore - 27 years old

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Shameik Alti Moore or famously known as Shameik Moore is an American actor, singer, and rapper who was born on May 4, 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia. Shameik is best known for providing Miles Morales’ voice in the film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

His appearances on TV and in movies include the following: “Dope,” “The Pretenders,” “Let It Snow,” “Cut Throat City,” “Silver Star,” “Samaritan,” “Reed Between The Lines,” “Incredible Crew,” “The Get Down,” and “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.”

Shameik is 59 kg and stands at 6’2″. His eyes and hair are both black in color. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

10. Bryshere Y. Gray - 28 years old

The stage name Yazz the Greatest or just Yazz is best known for American actor and rapper Bryshere Yazuan Gray, also known as Bryshere Y. Gray. Bryshere was born on November 28, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His musical career has made him well-known; since 2013, he has appeared at numerous music events, including Jay Z’s Made in America Festival, The Roots’ Picnic Festival, and Power 99FM’s Powerhouse show.

“Empire,” “Celebrity Name Game,” “The New Edition Story,” “Lip Sync Battle,” “Honey: Rise Up and Dance,” “Sprinter,” and “Canal Street” are just a handful of the movies and television shows in which he has appeared.

Bryshere is 5’7” in height and 71 kg in weight. His eye color is dark brown while his hair is black. His net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.

11. Jordan Fisher - 28 years old

Jordan Fisher

Jordan William Fisher or Jordan Fisher is an American actor, singer, dancer, and musician who was born on April 24, 1994 in Birmingham, Alabama. “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Liv and Maddie” were two television shows where Jordan made his television debut.

His additional roles in movies and television include “Teen Beach Movie,” “Teen Beach 2,” “Grease Live,” “Rent: Live,” “iCarly,” “The Thundermans,” “The Chew,” “Teen Wolf,” Stay,” “The Flash,” “High School Musical: The Series,” “Star Wars: Visions,” and “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience.”

As a dancer, he and Lindsay Arnold won the 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” and he later presented “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.” As a singer, Hollywood Records released his self-titled EP in 2016.

Jordan weighs 73 kg and is 5’8″ tall. His hair is the same shade of dark brown as his eyes. His net worth as of 2022 is $200 thousand.

12. Chris O’Neal - 28 years old

Chris O’Neal

Christopher Richard O’Neal or simply known as Chris O’Neal is an American actor who was born on April 4, 1994. Chris gained notoriety for his first significant performance in the 2012 Nickelodeon television series “How to Rock.”

“You Gotta See This,” “Swindle,” “Raven’s Touch,” “K.C. Undercover,” “Here We Go Again,” “Greenhouse Academy,” “Colin in Black & White,” and “5th Award” are just a few of the other movies and TV shows in which he has appeared.

Chris is 6’2” tall and weighs 75 kg. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

13. Kofi Siriboe - 28 years old

Kofi Siriboe

Nana-Kofi Siriboe or commonly known as Kofi Siriboe is an American actor and model who was born on March 2, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. The professional acting debut of Kofi was in the motion picture “The Longshots.”

He has made appearances on both television and in films such as “Strange & Charmed,” “40,” “Prom,” “Whiplash,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Knotts,” “Kicks,” “Girls Trip,” “Jump,” “Really Love,” “Entourage,” “Lincoln Heights,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Awkward,” “Snowfall,” “Queen Sugar,” and “Insecure.”

Kofi stands at 6’2″ and weighs 90 kg. His hair and eye color is black. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

14. Stephan James - 28 years old

Stephan James

Stephan James is a Canadian actor who was born on December 16, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stephan became well-known after taking home the Best Actor trophy at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards for his work in the motion picture “Race.”

Additionally, he was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Male Performance, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Series Drama, and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

His other film and television appearances include “Home Again,” “Perfect Sisters,” “The Dependables,” “When the Game Stands Tall,” “Selma,” “Lost After Dark,” Across the Line,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “21 Bridges,” “National Champions,” “Unveiled,” “Shots Fired,” “Homecoming,” “#FreeRayshawn,” and “Surface.”

Stephan weighs 65 kg and is 5’7″ tall. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

15. Kelvin Harrison Jr. - 28 years old

Kelvin Harrison Jr

Kelvin Harrison Jr. is an American actor who was born on July 23, 1994 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kelvin has a long list of honors to his credit, including a Screen Actors Guild Award and nominations for the Independent Spirit Award, Gotham Award, and British Academy Film Award.

His major break came with the 2017 horror film “It Comes at Night,” and since then, he has been in various movies and television shows such as “Luce,” “Waves,” “Assassination Nation,” “Monster,” “The Wolf Hour,” “Gully,” “Bolden,” “The High Note,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Cyrano,” “Underground,” “Chicago P.D.,” “StartUp,” “Godfather of Harlem,” and “Elvis.”

Kelvin is 65 kilograms and 5’7″ tall. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

16. Carlon Jeffery - 29 years old

Carlon Jeffery

Carlon Jeffery is an American actor and rapper who was born on July 10, 1993 in Houston Texas. Carlon’s first major acting gig was a cameo in the television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

His other well-known works in the field of film and television series include “Eye See Me,” “Heroes,” “After School,” “Bones,” “Trust Me,” “The Strange Thing About the Johnsons,” “A.N.T. Farm,” “Cloud 9,” and “Kickin’ It.” In 2017, he also had an appearance in a music video for China Anne McClain’s song “Dynamite.

Carlon stands at 5’1″ and weighs 55 kg. His hair color is black while his eye color is brown. His net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

17. Tequan Richmond - 29 years old

Tequan Richmond

Tequan Richmond, professionally known as T-Rich, is an American rapper and actor born on October 30, 1992 in Burlington, North Carolina. Tequan is most known for his role on “Everybody Hates Chris,” a UPN/CW sitcom.

He actually has a number of accolades under his name such as nominations for Black Reel Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance (Male), Best Supporting Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, and three Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

His other films and television shows credits include “ER,” “Mad TV,” “Cold Case,” “The Shield,” “Strong Medicine,” “Numbers,” “Detroit 1-8-7,” “Private Practice,” “All Night,” “The Unsettling,” “Boomerang,” “Blue Caprice,” “Nowhere, Michigan,” and “Savage Youth / Thriller.”

Tequan is 65 kilograms and 5’7″ tall. He has black colored hair as well as black eyes. His net worth as of 2022 is $4 million.

18. Ncuti Gatwa - 29 years old

Ncuti Gatwa

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa or simply known as Ncuti Gatwa is a Rwandan-Scottish actor born on October 15, 1992 in Kigali, Rwanda. Ncuti gained international attention for his role in the Netflix comedy-drama series “Sex Education,” for which he was nominated for three BAFTA Television Awards for Best Male Comedy Performance and won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television.

He also made history as the first black actor to play the lead role in the BBC television series “Doctor Who.” Some of his films and tv shows credits include “Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans,” “The Last Letter from Your Lover,” “Bob Servant,” “Stonemouth,” and “Eastenders.”

Ncuti stands at 5’8″ and weighs 70 kg. Black is the color of his eyes and hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $10.5 million.

19. Tyler James Williams - 29 years old

Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams is an American actor and rapper who was born on October 9, 1992 in Westchester County, New York to parents Le’Roy Williams and Angela Williams. Tyler is actually the brother of another actor, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Tylen Jacob Williams.

He began his acting career as a child actor and rose to prominence later on in the UPN/CW sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris.” His other films and tv shows appearances include “Two for the Money,” “Unaccompanied Minors,” “The Argument,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Sesame Street,” “Dear White People,” “Whiskey Cavalier,” “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” and “Abbott Elementary.”

Tyler weighs 76 kg and is 5’8″ tall. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. His net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

20. Leon Thomas III - 29 years old

Leon Thomas III

Leon Thomas III is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and record producer who was born on August 1, 1993 in New York, City. Leon began his professional acting career on Broadway as a voice actor for the animated series “The Backyardigans.” He is also known for his appearance on the Nickelodeon series “Victorious” for which he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

For his musical career, he joined the “Rascals” production team and received writing credits for songs including “Positions” by Ariana Grande and “Certified Lover Boy” by Drake. Even better, at the 62nd Annual Academy Award, he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Song.

“Robin and Roger,” “August Rush,” “Rising Stars,” “Bad Asses,” “Runaway Island,” “Detroit,” “Satisfaction,” “Robot and Monster,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “iCarly,” and “Insecure” are just some of the movies and television shows in which he has appeared.

Leon is 72 kilograms and 5’9″ tall. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $600 thousand.

21. Daniel Ezra - 30 years old

Daniel Ezra

Daniel Ezra is a British actor and director who was born on December 15, 1991 in Birmingham, West Midlands. “Murdered by My Boyfriend,” a television movie from 2014, marked Daniel’s acting debut.

Some of his other films and television appearances are “The Village,” “Precipice Hours,” “Blood Cells,” “Vera,” “No Offence,” “Prey,” “The Missing,” “Prime Suspect 1973,” “National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night,” “A Discovery of Witches,” and “All American.”

Daniel has dark brown eyes and black hair, stands 5’8″ tall, and weighs 78 kg. His net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

22. Malcolm David Kelley - 30 years old

Malcolm David Kelley

Malcolm David Kelley or just known as Malcolm Kelley is an American actor, singer, rapper, and songwriter who was born on May 12, 1992 in Bellflower, California. Malcolm had his first major acting role in the 2002 film “Antwone Fisher.”

He has made appearances on both television and in films such as “You Got Served,” “The Kings of Appletown,” “Lost,” “Knights of the South Bronx,” “Gigantic,” “Detroit,” “True to the Game,” “The Thundermans,” “Bones,” “Blindspot,” and “Insecure.”

Malcolm is 67 kilograms and 5’7″ tall. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $500 thousand.

23. Doc Shaw - 30 years old

Doc Shaw

Larramie Cortez Shaw or simply known as Doc Shaw was born on April 24, 1992 in Atlanta Georgia. Doc is an American actor who has graced in print advertisements and television commercials before landing the role of Malik Payne on the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”

“The King Of Queens,” “The Suite Life on Deck,” “Pair of Kings,” “Emily Owens, M.D.,” “See Dad Run,” “The Paynes,” “Nobody Loves Me,” “Thunderstruck,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “An American Werewolf in London,” are just a few of the other movies and TV shows in which he has appeared.

Doc is 5’8” tall and weighs 68 kg. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $750 thousand.

24. John Boyega - 30 years old

John Boyega

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega or famously known as John Boyega is a British actor and producer who was born on March 17, 1992 in London, England. John originally gained fame in the science fiction comedy “Attack the Block,” and the Star Wars sequel trilogy gave him his big break internationally.

The BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2016 and the Trophée Chopard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival are some of the prestigious honors he has received. For his films and tv shows credits, it include “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi,” “The Rise of Skywalker ,” “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” “Imperial Dreams,” “Detroit,” “They Cloned Tyrone,” and “Small Axe.”

John stands at 5’9″ and weighs 87 kg. Black is the color of his eyes and hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $10 million.

25. Keith Powers - 30 years old

Keith Powers

Keith Tyree Powers or also known as Keith Powers is an American actor and model who was born on August 22, 1992 in Sacramento, California. Keith had his acting debut in the 2013 film “House Party: Tonight’s the Night.”

“Straight Outta Compton,” “Before I Fall,” “Let’s Just Be Friends,” “Violet,” “A Little Closure,” “The Tomorrow War, “On Our Way,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Wild ‘N Out,” “The New Edition Story,” “Famous in Love,” and “What/If,” are some of his other works in films and television series.

Keith is 83 kilograms and 6’2″ tall. His eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. His net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

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