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5 Rising Stars To Watch In 2023!

Written by Shani Milrad. Published: March 16 2023
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We're well into 2023, and already there are plenty of young actors and actresses who are making their mark in the entertainment industry and proving that age is just a number. Whether it's through captivating performances in TV shows or landing roles in upcoming buzzworthy movies, these 5 rising stars have captured the attention of audiences and industry insiders alike. Without further ado, here are 5 promising young actors and actresses to watch out for in 2023!


1. Jack Champion
At just 18 years old, actor Jack Champion is quickly making a name for himself in Hollywood. He started off with small roles such as the kid on the bike in Avengers: Endgame that Scott Lang encounters 5 years after The Snap, but he has since gone on to play bigger roles in major franchises. In the blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water, he portrays Miles "Spider" Socorro, a human boy raised on Pandora, and more recently he appears as teenager Ethan Landry in Scream 6. Not only that, but Champion has also landed roles in upcoming projects with Hollywood heavyweights like Liam Neeson and Pedro Pascal. With so many exciting projects on the horizon, it's clear that Champion is a rising star in the industry and one to keep an eye on.


2. Ariana Greenblatt

Ariana Greenblatt is just 15 years old, but is already making waves in Hollywood. You may recognize her from her roles in the Disney Channel comedy "Stuck in the Middle" and as young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War. However, Greenblatt is also set to appear in several major upcoming films, including 65 alongside Adam Driver, the upcoming live-action Barbie movie, and as Tiny Tina in the Borderlands live-action adaptation, where she will be sharing the screen with big names like Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Hart. Keep an eye on this talented young actress as she continues to make her mark in the entertainment industry!



3. Nico Parker

As young Hollywood continues to produce new talent, 18-year-old Nico Parker is one actress to keep an eye on. Despite only appearing in 2 episodes of HBO's hit show "The Last of Us" as Sarah Miller, Joel's daughter, Parker impressed audiences with her emotional and nuanced performance. Although Parker only has 3 other acting credits to her name, including the Disney live-action film Dumbo, she is slated to star in the upcoming movie Suncoast with veteran actor Woody Harrelson (who played her mom Thandiwe Newton's love interest in Solo: A Star Wars Story!). With her impressive acting skills and promising future projects, it's clear that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!




4. Xolo Maridueña
One actor to keep an eye on is Xolo Maridueña, who's best known for his role as Miguel Diaz in Netflix's hit show "Cobra Kai". Maridueña has already landed a promising role as Blue Beetle, the first Latino superhero to have his own movie in the DC cinematic universe. The film is set to hit theaters in August of this year, and we can't wait to see Maridueña shine on the big screen!



5. Storm Reid

Meet 19-year-old Storm Reid, a talented actress making waves in Hollywood. Reid wowed audiences with her portrayal of Meg Murry in Disney's A Wrinkle in Time and Gia, Rue Bennett's sister, in "Euphoria". She also impressed in "The Last of Us" as Ellie's friend Riley, and in the thriller Missing in the lead role as June Allen, a young woman who uses technology to search for her missing mother. Reid's acting skills have earned her plenty of critical praise, and she's set to star in the upcoming horror sequel The Nun 2. Keep an eye on this rising star!