42 Former Child Stars/Began Careers as Minors - 33 American
Michael Angarano - Lead - To Whom It May Concern - NYC native. Began career at 12.
Odette Annable - Lead - Adam & Eve - Began career at 5. Took acting classes on and off growing up and now works with an undisclosed private coach for every project.
Robert Bailey Jr. - Series regular - Emergence - Began career at 6.
Jean Luc Bilodeau - Lead - Carol’s Second Act - Canadian. Former dancer. Began career at 13. Studies with Stan Kirsch and has coached with Doug Abraham.
Cayden Boyd - Series regular - (Future) Cult Classic - Began career at 6. Has studied with Andrew Magarian.
Dan Byrd - Series regular - Utopia - Began career at 12.
Adelaide Clemens - Lead - Tommy - Aussie. Began career at 16.
Alexandra Daddario - Series regular - Why Women Kill - Began career at 16. NYC native. Attended Marymount Manhattan college for a couple of years with different majors, but kept missing semesters and dropped out. Has studied Meisner Technique “for years” at least partly with Wendy Ward. Has also studied with Anthony Meindl.
Kat Dennings - Lead - Dollface - Began career in commercials at 10 and was a series regular by 15.
Bonnie Dennison - Series regular - Carol’s Second Act - NYC native. Began career at 9. Coaches with Peter Miner and has studied at T. Schreiber Studio. Also attended NYU with an undisclosed major.
Juani Feliz - Series regular - Until the Wedding - Began career in high school. Then earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering and began working on a Master’s in Management at Harvard University before she decided to return to acting. Has studied with Anthony Abeson, Larry Moss, Anthony Meindl, Bob Krakower, Ted Sluberski, and at T. Schreiber Studio, The Barrow Group, The PIT, and Improv Asylum as well as voice with Sheri Sanders.
Kyle Gallner - Lead - Interrogation - Began career at 14. Has studied with Michael Woolson.
Imani Hakim - Series regular - Apple Comedy Series - Began career at 12. Has studied at Karamu House Theater, Alexander’s Workshop School, Young Actors Space, Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio, and with Faith Rumer.
Lucy Hale - Lead - Katy Keene - Began career in reality tv at 14. First theatrical booking at 16. Has studied with Patrick Day at Young Actors Space.
Sarah Hay - Series regular - The Lost Boys - Began career at 10. Also a second soloist with the Dresden Semperoper Ballet. Has studied with Craig Archibald.
Cheyenne Haynes - Series regular - The Lost Boys - LA native. Began career at 7. Also a professional dancer.
Zane Holtz - Series regular - CW Riverdale spinoff - Canadian. Began career at 10. Trained at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Keisha Castle-Hughes - Lead - FBI Most Wanted spinoff - New Zealander - Began career at 10.
Connor Jessup - Series regular - Canadian. Began career at 11. Coaching with Kate Ellis.
Brie Larson - Lead - Apple Untitled CIA drama - Began career at 9. Youngest person ever admitted to the training program at American Conservatory Theater. Has also studied or coached with Andrew Magarian and John Homa.
Lucien Laviscount - Series regular - Katy Keene - Brit. Came to prominence at 15.
Logan Lerman - Series regular - The Hunt. LA native. Began career at 5.
Kris D. Lofton - Series regular - Unrelated - Began career at 12. Shows no training on his resume, but has taught kids’ classes in Chicago and Atlanta.
Bridgit Mendler - Lead - Merry Happy Whatever - Began career at 13. Earned a degree in Anthropology from USC. Has studied with Robin Lively.
Laura Marano - Series regular - Super Simple Love Story - LA native. Began career at 7. Mother owns the Augora Children’s Theatre.
Vanessa Marano - Series regular - Super Simple Love Story - LA native. Began career at 10. Mother owns the Augora Children’s Theatre.
Mae Martin - Lead - Mae & George - Canadian. Began standup career at 13 and is the youngest ever nominee for the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. TV debut at 16. Has studied at Second City in Toronto.
Geffri Maya - Lead - Beast Mode - Began career at 14. Also graduated from Hamilton High School Academy of Music and Atlanta Clark Univeristy with an undisclosed major.
Shameik Moore - Lead - Wu-Tang: An American Saga - Began career at 16. Has studied at The Company Acting Studio and had private coaching with Joey Paul Jensen and Cheryl Faye.
Emily Osment - Lead - Spaced Out - Began career at 6. Also studied Theatre at Occidental College.
Aurora Perrineau - Series regular - Prodigal Son - Began career at 16. Has studied at TADA! Youth Theate, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Playhouse West, and Lesly Kahn and Co.
Hunter Parrish - Lead - Jane the Novela - Began career at 15. Has studied with Cathryn Hartt and at React Film Acting Studio.
Tyler Posey - Lead - Lost Boys - Santa Monica native with parents in the business. Began career at 8. Has studied with Michael Laskin, Bernard Hiller, Steven Anderson, and Todd Thayler.
Emilia Schüle - Series regular - Bourne - German. Began career at 13.
Kaya Scodelario - Lead - Spinning Out - Brit. Began career at 14.
Rachel Skarsten - Lead - Batwoman - Canadian. Former dancer. Began career at 14. Also earned a BA in English from Queen’s University.
Brittany Snow - Lead - Sisters - Began modeling career at 3. Acting at 8. Has coached with Corinne Broskette.
Brenda Song - Lead - Dollface - Began career at “5 or 6.”
Ashley Tisdale - Lead - Merry Happy Whatever - Began career at 3. Has studied with Andrew Magarian and Cameron Thor.
Leon Thomas - Series regular - Woman Up - Began career at 10.
Sofia Vassilieva - Series regular - Looking for Alaska - Began career at 8. Started through the Barbizon modeling school. Earned a BS in Linguistics from Columbia University with a special concentration in Business Management and did a Shakespeare course at RADA.
Mark L. Young - Series regular - Filthy Rich - Began career at 12. Attended La Salle University with an undisclosed major.
3 Unknown Education, Training Background, or Starting Age - 2 American
Steven Silver - Series regular - Council of Dads -
Moses Storm - Series regular - Sunnyside - Standup comic and performer at UCB.
Rose Williams - Lead - Sanditon - Brit.