List Of 30 Young Black Actresses Under 30 Years Old

List Of 30 Young Black Actresses Under 30 Years Old

These 30 women aren’t just young and black; they’re also exquisite, and this list of stars is much more than just their outward appearance. These young black actresses are posing a serious threat to Hollywood’s elite as they make their way there, winning numerous prestigious awards and demonstrating their dominance of modern cinema.

1. Willow Smith - 21 years old

Willow Smith

Willow Camille Reign Smith or famously known as Willow Smith is an American singer who was born to well-known Hollywood parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith on October 31, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.

Many important honors have been awarded upon Willow, including the Young Artist Award, the NAACP Image Award, the BET Award, and nominations for the Daytime Emmy and the MTV Video Music Award. She made her acting debut in the 2007 movie “I Am Legend,” which also starred her father Will.

For her musical career, her debut album, “Ardipithecus,” was released in 2015, while her platinum-certified single, “Whip My Hair,” was released in 2010. She has also appeared in “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” “Merry Madagascar,” “Red Table Talk,” and “A Man Named Scott,” among other movies and television programs.

Willow is 49 kilograms and 5’7″ tall. She has black hair and light brown eyes. Her net worth as of 2022 is $6 million.

2. Daniella Perkins - 21 years old

Daniella Perkins

Daniella Orion Perkins or simply known as Daniella Perkins is an American actress and internet sensation who was born on June 13, 2000 in Anaheim, California. Daniella made her film and television debuts with “Senior Slasher” in 2014 and “Girl Meets World” in 2016.

She began her career as an internet celebrity when she was just 11 years old after starting a YouTube account. Later, she and her sister started the “WZTheBuzz” fashion, location, and food review website, which they formally launched as a company in 2011. She additionally gained 1.8 million followers after becoming popular on social media sites such as Musical.ly and TikTok.

She has also been in a number of television shows and motion pictures, including “Del Playa,” “Nickelodeon’s Ultimate Halloween Haunted House,” “Blurt,” “Knight Squad,” “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” “Middle School Moguls,” “The Carpe Challenge: Chicago,” “Drop That Seat,” and “Grown-ish.”

Daniella stands at 5’1″ and weighs 42 kg. Black is the color of her hair and she has brown eyes. Her net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.

3. Riele Downs - 21 years old

Riele Downs is a Canadian actress who was born on July 8, 2001 in Toronto, Canada. Riele began her acting career as a child actress, most remembered for her appearance in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Henry Danger.”

She has made appearances on both television and in films such as “Four Brothers,” “The Best Man Holiday,” “Ruby Skye P.I.: The Maltese Puppy,” “Tiny Christmas,” “The Adventures of Kid Danger,” and “All That.”

Riele stands at 5’0″ and weighs 34 kg. Her hair color is black while her eye color is dark brown. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

4. Yara Shahidi - 22 years old

Yara Shahidi

Yara Sayeh Shahidi or just known as Yara Shahidi is an American actress and model who was born on February 10, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Imagine That,” a 2009 Paramount film, was Yara’s debut in the movie industry. For her role, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category for best performance in a feature film.

“Salt,” “Unthinkable,” “Butter,” “Alex Cross,” “Fearless,” and “The Sun Is Also a Star,” for which she was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Actress, are just a few of the numerous movies and tv series in which she has appeared.

Yara is 55 kilograms and 5’3″ tall. Her eyes are dark brown, and she has black hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.

5. Halle Bailey - 22 years old

Halle Bailey

Halle Lynn Bailey, often known as Halle Bailey, is an American singer and actress who was born on March 27, 2000 and she is the sister of another singer and actress, Chloe Bailey. With five Grammy Award nominations since 2018, the two are well-known as the musical duo “Chloe x Halle.”

For her acting career, she was best remembered for her role in the television series “Grown-ish,” for which she has received nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards.

Some of her other films and television appearances are “Last Holiday,” “Let It Shine,” “Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II,” and “The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World.” Her latest project is the upcoming live action of Disney’s “Little Mermaid.”

Halle has dark brown eyes and black hair, stands 5’2″ tall, and weighs 45 kg. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

6. Jadagrace - 22 years old

Jadagrace

Jadagrace Michiko Gordy-Nash or simply known as Jadagrace is an American actress, singer, rapper, and dancer who was born on September 1, 1999. Jadagrace got her start as a dancer when she was 5 years old, dancing at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.

She received her first acting recognition in the 2018 short film “Three Versus.” Some of her other films and television appearances are in “Terminator Salvation” and “The Jadagrace Show.” For her musical career, she was discovered by Redfoo of LMFAO and later signed a deal with Epic Records.

Jadagrace weighs 52 kg and is 5’10” tall. Her eyes are in color brown, and her hair is black. Her net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

7. China Anne McClain - 23 years old

China Anne McClain

China Anne McClain is an American actress and singer who was born on August 25, 1998 in Decatur, Georgia. China made her acting debut in the movies “The Gospel” from 2005 and “Daddy’s Little Girls” from 2007. Together with her sisters Sierra McClain and Lauryn McClain, she began her musical career in 2005 as a member of the sister girl trio “3mcclaingirls.”

“Madea’s Family Reunion,” “A Dennis the Menace Christmas,” “Hurricane Season,” “Grown Ups,” “Grown Ups 2,” “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero,” “Hubie Halloween,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “A.N.T. Farm,” “How to Build a Better Boy,” “Black Lightning,” and the “Descendants” series are just a few of the other movies and TV shows in which she has appeared.

China is is 5’1” tall and weighs 53 kg. Her eyes are dark brown, and he has black hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $3 million.

8. Madison Pettis - 23 years old

Madison Pettis

Madison Michelle Pettis or simply known as Madison Pettis is an American actress who was born on July 22, 1998 in Arlington, Texas. The 2007 Disney movie “The Game Plan” gave Madison her first significant acting role.

The “Barney: Can You Sing That Song?” which came out in 2005, marked her acting debut and she subsequently make her tv show debut on “Jericho” in 2017. Some of her other films and television appearances are in “Seven Pounds,” “Do You Believe?,” “Life with Boys,” “Late Bloomer,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “He’s All That.”

Madison is 53 kilograms and 5’2″ tall. Her eyes are dark brown, and she has black hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $500 thousand.

9. Amandla Stenberg - 23 years old

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg is an American actress who was born on October 23, 1998 in Los Angeles, California. In addition to being named among the Time’s Most Influential Teens in both 2015 and 2016, Amanda is the recipient of multiple notable awards, including a Teen Choice Award, an NAACP Image Award, nominations for four Black Reel Awards, a Critics’ Choice Award, and a Teen Choice Award.

Her breakthrough came in the 2012 movie “The Hunger Games,” for which she received the Teen Choice Award for Best Chemistry, after making her acting debut in the 2011 movie “Colombiana.”

Some of her other films and television series credits include “Sleepy Hollow,” “Mr. Robinson,” “Everything, Everything,” “The Hate You Give,” “The Darkest Minds,” “Where Hands Touch,” “The Eddy,” and “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Amandla is 55 kilograms and 5’3″ tall. She has dark brown hair and eyes. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

10. Lovie Simone - 23 years old

Lovie Simone

Lovie Simone Oppong or simply known as Lovie Oppong is an American actress who was born on November 29, 1998 in New York City. Lovie made her film debut in a supporting role in the 2018 drama film “Monster.”

She actually debuted in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series “Greenleaf” in 2016, and went on to play more parts in subsequent movies and television shows, such as “Share,” “Selah and the Spades,” “The Craft: Legacy,” “The Walk,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Blue Bloods,” “Social Distance,” and “Power Book III: Raising Kanan.”

Lovie stands at 5’3″ and weighs 48 kg. Her eyes and hair are both black in color. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

11. Desiree Ross - 23 years old

Desiree Ross

Desiree Ross is an American actress who was born on May 27, 1999 in Columbia, South Carolina and had her lead role in the Lifetime television film “A Country Christmas Story.” The TNT post-apocalyptic drama series “Falling Skies” also featured Desiree in a recurring role.

Furthermore, she became a cast regular in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, “Greenleaf.” Her other films and television shows appearances include “Old Souls,” “Chevy,” “Secrets in the Fall,” “If You’re Gone,” and “The Resident.”

Desiree has black eyes and light brown hair, stands 5’4″ tall, and weighs 60 kg. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

12. Chloe Bailey - 24 years old

Chloe Bailey

Chloe Elizabeth Bailey or Chloe Bailey is an American actress, singer, songwriter and producer, who was born on July 1, 1998 and she is the sister of another singer and actress, Halle Bailey. With five Grammy Award nominations since 2018, the two are well-known as the musical duo “Chloe x Halle.”

Chloe recently debuted as a solo artist in 2021 with her lead single “Have Mercy.” For her film and tv series career, some of her credits are in “The Fighting Temptations,” “Last Holiday,” “Meet the Browns,” “Gospel Hill,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky,” “Jane,” “Black-ish,” and “Cardi Tries.”

Chloe is 45 kg and stands at 5’2”. Her eyes are dark brown, and she has black hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

13. Coco Jones - 24 years old

Coco Jones

Courtney “Coco” Jones is an American singer and actress who was born on January 4, 1998 in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to launching her musical career and establishing herself as a lead artist with the release of the album “Stand Up” in 2011, Coco also started acting in the 2011 television series “So Random.”

She has also had appearances in the movies and television series “Let It Shine,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “The Exes,” “Grandma’s House,” “Flock of Four,” “Five Points,” “Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along,” “Vampires vs. the Bronx,” “T and CoCo,” and “Bel-Air.”

Black eyes and hair are two of Coco’s features. She stands at 5’10” and weighs 55 kg. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

14. Jaylen Barron - 24 years old

Jaylen Barron

Jaylen Barron is an American actress who was born on August 31, 1997 in Reno, Nevada. Jaylen made her television debut in the 2012 films “Bones” and “Shake It Up.” She recently starred in the 2021 Starz series “Blindspotting.”

“See Dad Run,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “Shameless,” “Those Who Can’t,” “Explosion Jones,” “Free Rein,” “Noches con Platanito,” “Free Rein: The 12 Neighs of Christmas,” “Free Rein: Valentine’s Day,” “Twelve Forever,” and “9-1-1” are among the various movies and television shows she has appeared in.

Jaylen is 56 kilograms and 5’4″ tall. Her eyes are green, and she has dark brown hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $700 thousand.

15. Daphne Blunt - 24 years old

Daphne Blunt

Daphne Louise Blunt or also known as Daphne Blunt is an American actress, singer, and author who was born on October 23, 1997 in Overland Park, Kansas. Daphne is best known for her role in the television series “Look of the Week” in 2012, “I Didn’t Do It” in 2014 and “Uncle Buck” in 2016.

She reportedly began performing in local theaters at the age of three and made her television debut in “The Young & The Restless” at the age of ten. She has also collaborated on game shows with Nickelodeon.

Daphne stands at 5’5″ and weighs 48 kg. Black is the color of her hair and she has dark brown eyes. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

16. Zendaya - 25 years old

Zendaya

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman or famously known as Zendaya, is an American actress and singer who was born on September 1, 1996 in Oakland California. Zendaya began her career working as a fashion model for different brands and later tried auditioning for various roles in television series and films.

She is a recipient of multiple prestigious accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, specifically being the youngest nominee of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and the second-ever Black woman to win the award. She was also named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World on the publication’s annual list in 2022.

She has been in a number of television shows and motion pictures, including “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which actually marked her feature film debut, “The Greatest Showman,” “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” “Malcolm & Marie,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “Dune,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Shake It Up,” and “Euphoria” for which the latter allowed her to be the one of its executive producers.

Zendaya is 55 kg and stands at 5’8″. Her eyes and hair are both dark brown in color. Her net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

17. Lauryn McClain - 25 years old

Lauryn McClain

Lauryn Alisa McClain or simply Lauryn McClain is an American singer and actress who was born on January 9, 1997 in Decatur, Georgia. Together with her sisters Sierra McClain and China McClain, she began her musical career in 2005 as a member of the sister girl trio “3mcclaingirls.”

“Haunt,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” and “A.N.T. Farm” are some of her other films and television series credits. She also had an appearance on the Season 2 of the series “Descendants: Wicked World” in place of her sister China.

Lauryn is 5’4” in height and 55 kg in weight. Her eye color is light brown while her hair is brown. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

18. Odley Jean - 25 years old

Odley Jean

Odley Jean, who was born on August 22, 1996 in Brooklyn, New York, is a Haitian-American actress famously known on her role in the 2020 Netflix Series “Grand Army,” which also marked her acting debut.

Odley hasn’t yet made an appearance in any motion pictures. She majored in Sociology and Human Services at Nassau Community College before pursuing acting. She is 50 kilograms and 5’4″ tall. Her hair and eyes are black. Her net worth as of 2022 is $650 thousand.

19. Ajiona Alexus - 26 years old

Ajiona Alexus

Ajiona Alexus, whose full name is Ajiona Alexus Brown, is an American actress who was born on March 16, 1996 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Ajiona made her acting debut in the 2012 television series “The Rickey Smiley Show” and made her feature film debut in “Unspoken Words” in 2014.

Her other appearances on TV and in movies include the following: “Sons 2: The Grave,” “My First Love,” “Bad Girl,” “Something Like Summer,” “Family Blood,” “Acrimony,” “Breaking In,” “Chelsea’s Way,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Code Black,” “Empire,” “13 Reasons Why,” “Runaways,” “Light as a Feather,” and “Black Mafia Family.”

Ajiona is 5’6” in height and 55 kg in weight. Her eye color is brown while her hair is black. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

20. Jamai Fisher - 26 years old

Jamai Fisher

Jamai Fisher is an American actress who was best known for her appearances in television series and films such as “Strong Medicine,” “The Fatherhood,” “ER,” “The Guardian,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Southland,” “Detroit,” and “Paper Towns.” Jamai has black hair and brown eyes. Her net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

21. Jaida-Iman Benjamin - 27 years old

Jaida-Iman Benjamin

Jaida-Iman Benjamin is an American actress who was born on December 30, 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jaida is most known for her work in the films and television series such as “Namely,” “The Step Daddy,” “Devilreaux,” “Christmas with my Ex,” “Women of Color in Flight,” “Insecure,” “Mad About You,” and “Murder in the Vineyard.”

Jaida’s weight is unknown but she is 54″ tall. Her eyes are brown, and she has black hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $100 thousand.

22. India Scandrick - 27 years old

India Scandrick

India Scandrick is an American Broadway actress who was born on July 13, 1994 in Decatur, Georgia. India made her Broadway musical debut in “The Lion King” and was the first African-American girl to play in “Little Orphan Annie.”

Her other Broadway shows, films, and television appearances credits are in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Disney 365,” “Fox TV’s Sleepy Hollow,” “The Greening of Whitney Brown ,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Wiz,” and “Life Is Not a Fairy Tale.”

India stands at 5’0”. Her hair and eye color is black. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1.1 million.

23. Letitia Wright - 28 years old

Letitia Wright

Letitia Michelle Wright or famously known as Letitia Wright is a Guyanese actress who was born on October 31, 1993 in Georgetown, Guyana. Letitia has received a number of honors, including the NAACP Image Award, the SAG Award, the BAFTA Rising Star Award, nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award and Satellite Award, and inclusion in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) 2015 list of BAFTA Breakthrough Brits.

She made her screen debut in the 2011 movie “Victim,” achieved success in the 2015 movie “Urban Hymn,” and then attracted recognition worldwide for playing Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie “Black Panther.”

Her other well-known works in the field of film and television series include “Holby City,” “Top Boy,” “Random,” “Glasgow Girls,” “Banana,” “Cucumber,” “Doctor Who,” “Humans,” “Black Mirror,” “Small Axe,” “I Am…” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Death on the Nile,” “The Silent Twins,” “Aisha,” and will soon make her return in the “Black Panther” sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Letitia stands at 5’6″ and weighs 51 kg. Her hair color is dark brown as well as her eyes. Her net worth as of 2022 is $3 million.

24. Keke Palmer -28 years old

Keke Palmer

Lauren Keyana Palmer or famously known as Keke Palmer is an American actress, singer, and television personality who was born on August 26, 1993 in Robbins, Illinois. Keke had her acting debut in the 2004 film “Barbershop 2: Back in Business.”

She has also been nominated for and won several prestigious prizes, including a Primetime Emmy Award, five NAACP Image Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Additionally, she was listed among the world’s most influential people in 2019 by Time magazine.

“Pimp,” “Hustlers,” “2 Minutes of Fame,” “Alice,” “Lightyear,” “The Trip to Bountiful,” “Scream Queens,” “Foodtastic,” “Human Resources,” “Not So Pretty,” “Password,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Key & Peele,” “Rags,” “True Jackson, VP,” and “Nope,” are just some of the movies and television shows in which she has appeared.

Keke is 58 kilograms and 5’6″ tall. Her eyes are dark brown, and she has black hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $7.5 million.

25. Sierra Aylina McClain - 28 years old

Sierra Aylina McClain

Sierra Aylina McClain is an American actress and singer who was born on March 16, 1994 in Decatur, Georgia. Together with her sisters China McClain and Lauryn McClain, Sierra began her musical career in 2005 as a member of the sister girl trio “3mcclaingirls.”

She gained first recognition for her role in the 2007 film “Daddy’s Little Girls” and made her breakthrough with the 2016–2018 television series “Empire.” She also had an appearance in the series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” along with her sisters.

Among her other roles in movies and television shows were those in “Six Blocks Wide,” “Shrink,” “Honey: Rise Up and Dance,” “A.N.T. Farm,” “Mindhunter,” and “9-1-1: Lone Star.”

Sierra is 55 kilograms and 5’6″ tall. She has black eyes and hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.

26. Kiersey Clemons - 28 years old

Kiersey Clemons

Kiersey Nicole Clemons or simply known as Kiersey Clemons is an American actress, singer, and producer who was born on December 17, 1993 in Pensacola, Florida. “Austin & Ally” on the Disney Channel marked Kiersey’s acting debut.

Some of the films and television series she had appeared in are “Dope,” “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” “The Only Living Boy in New York,” “Hearts Beat Loud,” “Sweetheart,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Scoob!,” “Asking For It,” “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Am I Ok?” “Eye Candy,” and “Angie Tribeca.”

Kiersey stands at 5’5″ and weighs 55 kg. Black is the color of her eyes and hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1 million.

27. Paige Hurd - 29 years old

Paige Hurd

Paige Audrey Marie Hurd or also known as Paige Hurd is an American actress with mixed Puerto Rican and African American ancestry who was born on July 20, 1992 in Dallas, Texas. The 2000 television series “Felicity” was Paige’s acting debut and her film debut was in 2003 film “Cradle 2 the Grave.”

She has made appearances on both television and in films such as “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “Everybody Hates Chris” “Time Out,” “Peep Game,” “Greencard Warriors,” “A Girl Like Grace,” “Grandma’s House,” “Thriller,” “City 17,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” and “Power Book II: Ghost.”

Paige weighs 52 kg and is 5’4″ tall. Her eyes are dark brown, and she has light browm hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.

28. Raven Goodwin - 29 years old

Raven Goodwin

Raven Shamira Goodwin, also known as Raven Goodwin, is an American actress who was born on June 24, 1992 in Washington, D.C. Her performance in the comedy “Lovely & Amazing” from 2001 got Raven a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award. She was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the drama film “The Station Agent” from 2003.

Her other well-known works in the field of film and television series include “Phat Girlz,” “All About Us,” “My Genie,” “Snatched,” “Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas!,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Christmas Belles,” “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel,” “Our Kind of People,” and “Single Black Female.”

Raven stands at 5’3″ and weighs 93 kg. Her hair color is black while her eye color is dark brown. Her net worth as of 2022 is $500 thousand.

29. Ash Santos - 29 years old

Ash Santos

Ashley Marie Santos or professionally known as Ashley Santos is an American actress who was born on June 9, 1993 in The Bronx, New York. Ashley is well-known for her role in “Apocalypse,” the eighth season of the FX horror anthology series “American Horror Story.”

“Once I Was a Beehive,” “Thirst,” “Mythica: The Iron Crown,” “We All Fall Down,” “Rhyme Sublime,” “Joe Bell,” “Night Teeth,” “Swing,” “My Summer Prince,” “The Landlord,” “True Story,” and “Shattered” are just a few of the other movies and TV shows in which she has appeared.

Ash is 5’8” tall and weighs 49 kg. Her eyes are dark brown, and she has black hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $1.5 million.

30. Vanessa Morgan - 30 years old

Vanessa Morgan

Vanessa Morgan Mziray, famously known as Vanessa Morgan, is a Canadian actress who was born on March 23, 1992 in Ottawa, Ontario. Vanessa made her acting debut in the 200 VH1 film “A Diva’s Christmas Carol.”

Her other well-known appearances are in the MTV teen drama series “Finding Carter” and in the The CW teen drama series “Riverdale.” Some of her films and tv shows credits include “My Babysitter’s a Vampire,” “Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars,” “Geek Charming,” “Guilty at 17,” and “The Shannara Chronicles.”

Vanessa stands at 5’3″ and weighs 51 kg. Dark brown is the color of her eyes and hair. Her net worth as of 2022 is $2 million.

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