What does it take to be a rising star? For these 20 top young actors and actresses, it ranges from a hit Netflix series (13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford and Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown) to awards attention (Moonlight's Ashton Sanders) and, sometimes, being plucked from San Diego and flown off to a galaxy far, far away (Kelly Marie Tran for Star Wars: The Last Jedi). Here, THR introduces the Next Gen of top talent coming to a big or small screen near you.
Profiles written by Rebecca Ford, Mia Galuppo, Ashley Lee, Bryn Elise Sandberg and Kate Stanhope.
A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.