Forbes recently put out their list of top 10 teen actors. I’d say their right on. These kids not only have talent, but they have “it.” All of them clearly love what they do and were born with natural abilities that with training, just light up the screen.


In order of box office pull, Forbes rated them in this order:

  1. Danielle Radcliffe, 19
  2. Miley Cyrus, 16
  3. Dakota Fanning, 15
  4. Abigail Breslin, 13
  5. Hayden Panetierre, 19
  6. Emma Watson, 19
  7. Freddie Highmore, 17
  8. Keke Palmer, 15
  9. Emma Roberts, 18
  10. Anton Yelchin, 20 (No longer a teen Forbes!)

A few of these names may not be as well known, but not for long!  All of these teen actors have more than an ability to deliver lines; they have an apparent maturity and sense of self that works to their advantage in this business. With that ability comes a demand from not only their audience, but the studios that make their movies.  I can’t say if all these kids really have that maturity factor in their day to day lives, but based on their early successes, their publicity interviews, tours and the projects on their calendars, they’re doing something right.

You can read John Burman’s full article at

Post by HMB Guest Contributor, Kathy Partak.