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10 Gifted Young Black Actresses Under 15 You Need to Know About

Seeing the diversity in Hollywood is refreshing as more gifted black actresses grace both TV and film.

And it’s not only those over 20 making waves with top appearances. Now, there are gifted young black actresses under 15 pushing boundaries.

The 10 young actresses on this list have undeniable talent and skills. Best of all, they’re just beginning and soon will be forces to reckon.

Here’s a look into some of the most remarkable black actresses under 15 taking over the entertainment industry in 2024.

1. Kassidy Geraldine – 10 Years Old

Kassidy Geraldine is an up-and-coming American actress born in 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

She is an actress whose prominence in the film industry has grown since her debut role in Wrap Battle in 2019.

Geraldine is a proud Capricorn and has been honing her acting skills since she was young.

The actress has appeared in several films including:

  • Wrap Battle (2019)
  • A Holiday Chance (2021)
  • Abbott Elementary (2021)

2. Tandi Fomukong – 6 Years Old

Tandi Fomukong, real name Tandi Fomukong, was born and raised in New York City, United States.

She is a young SAG-AFTRA American actress known for her humor and curious nature.

The actress has been acting since she was a child, smiling for the camera, singing, and dancing.

She’s been published in numerous magazines and has a top project coming up in 2024.

Her most notable TV series and movie roles include:

  • Abbott Elementary (2021)
  • Dora the Explorer (2024)

3. Aalyrah Caldwell – 15 Years Old

Aalyrah Caldwell is no stranger to the camera, as she began modeling at a young age. She was born on 1st February 2008 in Southern California, USA.

Aalyrah got her break starring in different TV commercials. Later, she’d land her first acting role as Maizy in Uncle Buck.

She’s had roles in shows and films such as:

  • The Fosters (2013)
  • Code Black (2015)
  • Uncle Buck (2016)
  • Midma (2017)

4. Mychal-Bella Bowman – 14 Years Old

Mychal-Bella Bowman was born in the United States on 16th January 2010, a Capricorn. She’s an American and an actress by profession who also does modeling.

Bowman has been the face of different ad campaigns in the US for Barbie, American Girl, Gap, and Nike. She’s also known for her love for philanthropy since she was 4.

Bowman’s most notable TV series and film roles are:

  • Togetherness (2016)
  • The Gaze (2021)
  • The Underground Railroad (2021)
  • Dead Ringers (2023)

5. Lia London Farrior – 9 Years Old

Lia London Farrior was born on 3rd June 2015, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She’s young but already making headway in the entertainment industry.

London has had a passion for acting since 2021. London is funny, and her mom has been heard exclaiming she has numerous one-liners that leave her in stitches.

London’s recent roles are in ‘Abbott Elementary’ in 2022.

6. Madison Curry – 15 Years Old

Madison Curry is an American actress born on 11th June 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Curry continues to hone her craft, acting in different roles.

 She attended the Amazing Grace Conservatory Performing Arts Theatre in California. Curry got her big break starring in ‘Us.’

TV series and films featuring Curry are:

  • Us (2019)
  • Bless this Mess (2019)

7. Kennedi Butler – 13 Years Old

Kennedi Butler was born on 12th March 2010 in St. Lois, Missouri, United States.

Butler, who is turning 14 in 2024, is turning into a fan favorite as she plays more roles.

She got her big break in 2014 on the TV series True Detective in 2014.

Butler has been featured on:

  • True Detective (2014)
  • Family Reunion (2019)
  • Emily’s Wonder Lab (2020)

8. Stormy Merriwether – 15 Years Old

Stormi Merriwether is an up-and-coming black actress who grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She was born on 21st September 2008 and began acting at age 5.

 Merriwether has been featured in different commercials, done modeling, and even done print work. She attended acting classes and featured in short films to hone her acting skills.

Merriwether is known for her role in:

  • Selma (2014)
  • BMF (2021)
  • Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story (2022)

9. Makenzie Lee-Foster – 14 Years Old 

Makenzie Lee-Foster was born on 17th November 2010 in San Jose, California, United States.

She’s an author and actress who first hit the stage at age two. Lee-Foster not only likes the cameras but also enjoys writing children’s books.

Recently, she published her first book ‘Kickin’ It with Kenzie.’ The book encourages children to follow their dreams and know nothing comes easy, so you must work hard.

Lee-Foster’s notable roles have been on shows such as:

  • Inspector Gadget (2015)
  • DC Superheroes (2019)
  • Big Nate (2022)

10. Lela Hoffmeister – 11 Years Old.

Lela Hoffmeister is a young shining star who continues to play different roles on stage and screen. She was born 4th November 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

In 2020, she got her big break on Kidding playing Arya.

Some of her notable roles were on:

  • Kidding (2020)
  • Bite Size Halloween (2020)
  • Abbott Elementary (2021)

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Audiences continue being captivated by the multi-talented black actresses listed above. They may not be older than 15, but that hasn’t limited their abilities. As child stars, they have a bright future ahead and continue to impress with diverse roles.

Viona Wamuyu

Viona Wamuyu has been a digital content writer for over three years. She joined the Kenyalogue team in February 2023. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University in 2021. As a content creator, she delights in writing about diverse topics, including biographies, entertainment, gossip, and celebrity news. In addition, Naomi runs a YouTube channel where she shares insights on fashion, beauty, wellness, hair, and much more.

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Viona Wamuyu has been a digital content writer for over three years. She joined the Kenyalogue team in February 2023. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University in 2021. As a content creator, she delights in writing about diverse topics, including biographies, entertainment, gossip, and celebrity news. In addition, Naomi runs a YouTube channel where she shares insights on fashion, beauty, wellness, hair, and much more.
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