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From Iain Armitage to Storm Reid, meet the under-18 stars raking in the cash ($250,000 an episode for the Stranger Things actors), racking up the followers (12 million on Instagram for Dance Moms alum Maddie Ziegler) and taking charge of their careers like no generation before them (Black-ish’s Marsai Martin is executive producing her own movie Little at Universal). As The Hollywood Reporter scours the call sheets and Coogan accounts to anoint the 30 child prodigies with bright futures and plans to impact the world far beyond the industry, these young stars say they just can't wait to be old enough to vote. As Black-ish castmember Miles Brown puts it, “Kids are trying to make things happen more than the adults are."
This story first appeared in the Aug. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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