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With so many movies and series geared to young people gracing our screens, it’s no surprise that a number of rising teen superstars are standing out among the crowd. These young actors and actresses portray well-loved onscreen teens, and their growing fan-bases alone are testament to the impact they’re having on loyal watchers. Check out a few of these amazing talents-under-twenty below.

1. Dylan Sprayberry, 17

From a young “Clarke Kent” in the 2013 film Man of Steel, to “Liam Dunbar,” a beta werewolf trying to find his true place on the MTV hit show Teen Wolf, 17-year-old Dylan Sprayberry is proving himself to be an actor to watch out for. He’s also a musician and has appeared in various movies and television series since 2007 including Criminal Minds (2008), Glee (2012), Old Dogs (2009) and Bedrooms (2010).

Dylan Sprayberry
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2. Elle Fanning, 17

The acting bug seems to run in the Fanning household, as 17-year-old Elle Fanning continues to impress viewers just as her older sister Dakota does. She has received numerous awards which include a Young Hollywood Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and a Teen Choice Award. Fanning began acting as a toddler and is well-known for her roles in the movies We Bought a Zoo, Somewhere and Phoebe in Wonderland. Fanning was further propelled into the spotlight when she starred as “Aurora” alongside prolific actress Angelina Jolie in the 2014 film Maleficent.

Elle Fanning
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