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Without driver’s licenses, college diplomas, and the ability to order a drink at the neighbourhood bar, the majority of Young Hollywood is shockingly, well, young — like, your-favourite-handbag-might-be-older-than-they-are young. But what they lack in years, these young ladies make up in talent, ethos, and precociousness (and style, of course — we’re still a fashion site, after all!).We’ve got 15 up-and-coming actresses who will be milking our wallets dry at the movie theatres this year and next. And, don’t worry — even if you can’t pronounce Quvenzhané now, we give it less than a year before even your grandmother will be able to root for her out loud, watching the Oscars.
Perhaps you didn’t fall in love with the cherub-faced Allison Pill in Dear America: A Journey to the New World (unless you’re this particular writer), but if you’ve seen any of Woody Allen’s recent movies including Midnight in Parisand To Rome With Love, you know exactly how special a screen siren she is. Alison appears in this season’s The Newsroom as associate producer (and one of the main corners in a love triangle).
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Appearing both off Broadway (with Cynthia Nixon in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and in Ethan Hawke’s Things We Want), in TV shows (the recently canceled Bored to Death andMedium), and on film (It’s Complicated andRevolutionary Road among others) Zoe Kazan is sort of like the Karl Lagerfeld of acting, dipping her toes into a range of mediums. Her next project, movie Ruby Sparks was written entirely by Zoe, and she’ll star alongside Paul Dano, Antonio Banderas, and Steve Coogan. We also love her indie-darling vibe on the red carpet — she’s kind of the perfect Vena Cava spokes-lady, no?
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AnnaSophia Robb might not have the natural corkscrew curls of Sarah Jessica Parker, but the 19-year-old actress was chosen to portray the young Carrie Bradshaw in the upcomingSex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. Her previous work includes a dramatic and emotional turn as Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer, a spoiled moment as Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and playing Leslie Burke inBridge to Terebithia — and they’ve all won her a mess of fans — us included!
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Ellen Wong’s green belt in taekwondo helped her land the role of the arse-kicking Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but it was subtlety and talent that led her to be nominated for an ACTRA Award for her role as an illegal immigrant in Silent Cargo. Ellen will star alongside AnnaSophia Robb in The Carrie Diairesand will also be part of the cast of Silent Night, a remake of the 1984’s Christmas-themed horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night.
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Acting is difficult enough as it is, but imagine having to do it every single night, singing your words, and chasing a man in a skin-tight suit who flies through the air attached to wires. Jennifer Damiano did all of that and more, playing Mary Jane Watson on Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and has been in such productions including Spring Awakening and Next to Normal (that one got her a Tony nom). We’re excited to see where Jennifer and her booming voice are headed!
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