Top 25 TV Actors 25 and Under
Top 25 TV actors 25 and under

Call them scene stealers, breakout stars or members of Hollywood’s A-list. These television actors who are hardly a quarter of a century old are not your average Disney darlings. Here’s our who’s who of today’s top 25 television actors 25 and under.
Makenzie Vega

TV show: "The Good Wife"

Age           Makenzie Vega - date of birth:February 10, 1994

Playing Grace Florrick, the daughter of Julianna Margulies, Makenzie Vega (who is her actress sister?) made her television start in "The Geena Davis Show." She boasts a long list of film credits that include "The Family Man," "Made," "Saw" and "Sin City."
Max Burkholder

TV show: "Parenthood"

How old is he?       Max Burkholder - date of birth:November 1, 1997
A few years ago, we heard Max Burkholder in the animated series "The Land Before Time" before seeing him in small parts on "In Treatment" and "Private Practice." He plays a child with Asperger syndrome in the NBC drama.

Molly Quinn

TV show: "Castle"

How old is she?       Born October 8, 1993

Playing Alexis Castle, the precocious teenage daughter to Nathan Fillion's character, Molly Quinn does seem a bit wise beyond her years. We've also seen her on the Disney Channel's "Avalon High," and are curious to see where her career takes off next.
Nina Dobrev

TV show: "Vampire Diaries"

Age | Her salary is undisclosed, but see what co-star Ian Somerhalder brings in.
ian somerhalder earns $40,000 per episode for Vampire Diaries
Nina Dobrev booked her first major acting role as a single teenage mother on three seasons of "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She now plays the dueling duo of vampire Katherine Pierce and her human doppelganger, Elena Gilbert, on The CW's vampire series. Next us is a role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" along with Emma Watson and Paul Rudd.
Arah Hyland

TV show: "Modern Family"

How old is she?  Sarah Hyland - date of birth : November 24, 1990

Sarah Hyland was only 5 years old when she played the role of Howard Stern's daughter in Private Parts .She appeared on numerous television shows before landing the part of Haley Dunphy in FOX's mockumentary-style sitcom. We'll see her on the big screen soon with Chris Colfer in "Struck by Lightning."


Her estimated net worth               Sarah Hyland net worth $1.85 million

She raised eyebrows for mocking a "Glee" star's red carpet pose           Sarah hyland mocks lea michele
Shailene Woodley

TV show: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Her age?    date of birth:

November 15, 1991
Shailene Woodley
She's not even of legal age to consume alcohol, but already Shailene Woodley is an Independent Spirit Award winner and Golden Globe nominee for playing George Clooney's troubled daughter in a 2011 Academy Award-nominated film


Her salary per episode Shailene Woodley + $40,000 per episode

See pics of her red carpet look at this year's Academy Awards.
Shenae Grimes

TV show: "90210"

What's her age?         Born October 24, 1989

Like her fellow CW star Nina Dobrev, Shenae Grimes made her television debut in five seasons on the Canadian teen drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Now playing Annie Wilson on this hit show, Grimes made a film cameo in last spring's "Scream 4."


Read about her stint as an intern at Teen Vogue.     Shenae Grimes intern at Teen Vogue
Zac Efron

How old is he?       Zac Efron age 24

Zac Efron, the former poster boy for tweenyboppers and star of Disney's "High School Musical" franchise, has laid claim to superstardom before he's even turned 25. Efron has starred in NINE films (Zac Efron) over the course of the past five years. As much as we'd like to discount the Disney darlings, there's something to be said of the talent that comes from the Mouse House.


He's now a millionaire . . . several times over.         Zac Efron + $10 million in 2009

Alexandra Chando

TV show: "The Lying Game"

Her age?      Born July 28, 1986

Alexandra Chando originally auditioned for the role of Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce on "The Vampire Diaries," but won dual parts playing Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer, twins separated at birth, on the ABC Family series. Prior to this, Chando was on the soap "As the World Turns" (alexandra chando nominated for Daytime Emmy in As the World Turns) for four years playing Maddie Coleman ( as the world turns soap opera ended September 17, 2010 after 54 years).
Ariel Winter

TV show: "Modern Family"

How old is she? Ariel Winter - date of birth:January 28, 1998

Ariel Winter had guest roles on television shows like "Bones" and "Monk" before her big break came in the form of the studious good daughter Alex Dunphy on the hit sitcom. For the past two years, she's shared a Screen Actors Guild Award modern family sag awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series) as an ensemble member with the rest of the cast .

Though her salary is undisclosed, check out what co-star Rico Rodriquez earns.

Rrico Rodriguez modern family earns $15,000 per episode
Ashley Rickards

TV show: "Awkward"

Her age?   4 May 1992

Currently playing the lead role of Jenna Hamilton on the MTV show, Ashley Rickards is a familiar face, having had had a recurring role on "One Tree Hill," (One Tree Hill final show) On the big screen, she played an autistic girl in "Fly Away." She's also member of Mensa (Mensa)


Rickards Tweets PDA pics with musician boyfriend.    Ashley Rickards Tweets PDA pics
Blake Lively

TV show: "Gossip Girl"

Her age? Blake Lively - date of birth:

August 25, 1987
Blake Lively began her career with a breakout role in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" film franchise before playing Serena on the CW drama series. On the big screen, Lively starred in last year's blockbuster "Green Lantern" , and can be seen this summer in Oliver Stone's star-studded film "Savages." She also recently added "model" to her résumé, as the new face of Chanel.


Her per-episode pay Blake Lively makes $60,000 per episode of Gossip Girl

She once dated this Hollywood leading man, but is now linked to another A-lister.  Blake Lively and Leonardo Dicaprio
Charlie McDermott

TV show: "The Middle"

His age?           Charlie McDermott - date of birth:April 6, 1990

Charlie McDermott had small television roles on "Private Practice" and "The Office" before landing the part of teenage son Axl Heck on the ABC series. A few years ago, his performance in the critically acclaimed "Frozen River" earned him a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award (independent spirit awards)

Chris Colfer

TV show: "Glee"

How old is he?         Born May 27, 1990

Chris Colfer impressed the casting directors so much while auditioning for "Glee" that they created the part of Kurt Hummel just for him, his first television role. He's won best supporting actor honors (which awards show?) and earned two Emmys. This multifaceted actor will next star in "Struck by Lightning," which he also wrote and produced.


Salary per episode        Chris Colfer earns $45,000 per episode for glee

He can add author to his résumé      Chris Colfer book + The Land of Stories
Dianna Agron

TV show: "Glee"

What's her age?( Dianna Agron was born on April 30, 1986 ) Dianna Agron, who plays cheerleader Quinn Fabray on the hit series, shares a Screen Actors Guild Award (what year and category?) with her cast mates. On film, she had a supporting role in "Burlesque" and starred in "I Am Number Four" with her ex-boyfriend (who is he?).


Her rumored net worth                Dianna Agron net worth in $2.5 million

Whats the latest on her rumored love triangle with actor and NFL quarterback?        Dianna agron  + tim tebow and sebastian stan
Dylan Minnette

TV show: "Awake"

His age?          

Dylan Minnette - Date of birth: December 29, 1996

No stranger to television, Dylan Minnette already had a major role for three years on "Saving Grace" and a recurring role on "Lost." Now, we see him as Rex Britten on the new series "Awake" with his on-screen father, Jason Isaacs. His next big project is the film "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2."
Ed Westwick

TV show: "Gossip Girl"

How old is he?            21 years old

Known as the womanizing young millionaire Chuck Bass, Ed Westwick also has a robust film résumé that includes "Children of Men" and Clint Eastwood's controversial "J. Edgar" (see trailer.) His latest project is a film adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet."


Read about his new luxury condo purchase          Ed Westwick purchases luxury Williamsburg NY Edge condo
Emily VanCamp

TV show: "Revenge"

How old is she? Emily VanCamp - date of birth : May 12, 1986

Within one decade, Emily VanCamp has already proved to be a television veteran with her starring role as Amy Abbott on The WB's "Everwood"and Rebecca Harper on "Brothers & Sisters." Now, she plays the vindictive and conniving Emily Thorne on ABCs must-watch guilty pleasure.


Her salary is unavailable, but check out the salary of her former "Brothers & Sisters" co-star.
Sally Field earned $100,000 per episode for Brothers & Sisters
Read about her off-screen romance with "Revenge" co-star. Emily Vancamp and Josh Bowman
Graham Phillips

TV show: "The Good Wife"

Age | His salary is undisclosed, by his co-star mom is a top TV earner.
Julianna Margulies earns $175,000 per episode
Graham Phillips is already a seasoned theater actor from his role in the musical comedy "13," as well as a film star playing Steve Carell's son in "Evan Almighty". Since the inception of "The Good Wife" three seasons ago, Phillips has portrayed Zach Florrick, the son of Julianna Margulies' character in the critically acclaimed series.

Hunter Parrish

TV show: "Weeds"

How old is he?         Date of Birth 13 May 1987

After guest starring in television shows like "Summerland" and "The Guardian," Hunter Parrish won the role of Silas Botwin on Showtime's dark comedy-drama. Parrish's film credits include "Freedom Writers" and "17 Again," while his Broadway experience includes playing the lead in the Tony-winning "Spring Awakening."


He's back on Broadway as a leading man in this revival.  Hunter Parrish + playing Jesus in Broadway's Godspell
Jane Levy

TV show: "Suburgatory"

Her age?        22 year old

Considered one of Hollywood's latest breakout stars, Jane Levy got her start in several episodes of Showtime's "Shameless" before being cast as Tessa Altman, a surly teenager on the ABC sitcom. Later this year, we will see her film debut in "Fun Size" (who is her co-star?), and the remake of the horror classic "The Evil Dead."

Kaitlyn Dever

TV Show: "Last Man Standing"

How old is she?      Born December 21, 1996

Kaitlyn Dever proves she can hold her own against sitcom veterans like Tim Allen and Nancy Travis playing their daughter Eve Baxter on this ABC sitcom. Her television experience includes a recurring role on the gritty "Justified."

Kat Dennings

TV show: "2 Broke Girls"

Age | No closets of couture for this actress

Kat Dennings won us over on film for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "The House Bunny" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (Kat Dennings) Now we get to watch her every week as the sarcastically crass Brooklyn waitress Max Black. She will next be starring in the film "Renee" with Chad Michael Murray.

See her red carpet style at the "Thor" premiere  Kat Dennings + "I'm still wearing Target and hand-me-downs
 Lucy Hale

TV show: "Pretty Little Liars"

How old is she?  Lucy Hale - date of birth: June 14, 1989

After an appearance on reality show "American Juniors," Lucy Hale landed the lead part of Aria Montgomery on ABC Family's hit series and made a cameo in the film "Scream 4." Hale's vocal talents (watch video) were showcased when she was cast as the lead in the television movie "A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song."


She's been mistaken for this lookalike Disney star. | Selena Gomez

Lea Michele

TV show: "Glee"

How old is she? she is 27

Lea Michele became a household name playing overachieving, fame-seeking Rachel Berry on the ubiquitous FOX series. Nominated for multiple Grammy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy awards, she recently had her big-screen break opposite Ashton Kutcher in "New Year's Eve."


Salary per episode      lea michele's salary per Glee episode $45,000

Who is her on-screen, off-screen beau?    lea michele and cory monteith