Hollywood stars


Young Black Hollywood is unquestionably making its mark in the entertainment industry. We know many of them as actors; however, many of these individuals have diversified their talents to show the world that they are the true strengths of a new generation of superstars. Check out our list of ten young black Hollywood stars to watch in 2022.

Lexi Underwood

Underwood shot to fame in 2020, like Pearl Warren in Small fires everywhere, featuring A-list names such as Reece Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. The dramatic role earned the eighteen-year-old actress an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Young Person. This year, the Underwoods will have the opportunity to play Malia Obama in Show timethe new series The first lady. Additionally, Underwood is set to return to the small screen in by Disney Sneakerella. However, Underwood isn’t just another actress. She’s also an aspiring entrepreneur, ensuring she has a voice at the table with her own production company, Ultimate Dreamer Productions.

Michael Jaden

Eighteen-year-old Afro-Latino actor Jaden Michael portrayed a young Colin Kaepernick in the critically acclaimed film netflix limited series, Colin in black and white. However, it was not the first netflix project for the talented young rising star. Michel was well known for netflix fans as he appeared in the 2016 series, Lowering and the platform’s original film, Vampires against the Bronx. Congratulations are in order for Michael as he has been cast as the lead role of Mickey Bolitar in an upcoming Prime Video series based on Harlan Coben YA’s novel, “Shelter.”

Storm Reid

Actress, producer, future filmmaker, activist, USC student, are just some of the adjectives we can use to describe Euphoria star, Storm Reid. We’ve seen Reid grow into the amazing young woman she is today on screen in TV shows and movies such as A cross to bear, 12 years of slavery, a sleight of hand, Léa to the rescue, A Wrinkle in time, and When they see us. We can’t wait to see what’s next for this truly talented young lady, we know it’s going to be amazing.

Marsai Martin

Blackish was just the beginning for Marsai Martin. She’s made history on so many levels and there’s no sign of her slowing down anytime soon. At just 17 years old, Martin has established herself as a leader not just in young Hollywood, but in all of Hollywood. Not only has Martin been running her own production company for years, but she also recently launched a luxury nail brand featuring a line of press-on nails. What does the future hold for Martin after the curtains close? Blackish? In addition to having a guest voice role on Disney+it’s Proud family: stronger and prouder, and his next series, Saturdays, of which she is the executive producer, we don’t know, but we can’t wait to see!

Caleb McLaughlin

Caleb McLaughlin is a true multidimensional rising star. He is not only an amazing actor, but he is also a gifted dancer and singer. If you didn’t know before The new edition biopic, stranger things Where concrete cowboy, McLaughlin appeared on Broadway as Young Simba in the Broadway version of “The Lion King.” The real-life comedian has released a new music video titled “Neighborhood.” It is definitely worth watching!

Saniya Sidney

Saniyya Sidney quickly becomes the “it” girl of young Black Hollywood. The talented actress has shared the big screen with renowned actors and actresses such as Denzel Washington in Fences and Taraji P. Hensen in hidden numbers. At only 15 years old, the young starlet has already won several awards including two Critics’ Choice Awards, an NAACP Image Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Most recently, you saw Sidney onscreen in the 2021 biopic about the Williams sisters, King Richard. And after? Well, Sidney will star alongside Lexi Underwood in the Show time original series, The first ladyin the role of Sasha Obama.

Kaci Walfall

With professional credits that include: military wives, The equalizer and Power, Kaci Walfall unquestionably started out in the industry with a bang. Now, this talented teenager is back in the public eye, this time as the lead character of Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship. Noemie, demonstrating that superheroes can indeed be real people just like the rest of us. Walfall is sure to soar up the ladder of success and we can’t wait to see what’s next for her.

Priah Ferguson

Known for her role as Erica Sinclair – Lucas’ little sister – in stranger things, Priah quickly rose through the ranks of Tinseltown success. The rising young star also starred in Netflix’s Halloween Boo!, alongside executive producer Marlon Wayans. The project is expected to release later this year.

Half Singleton

Fourteen-year-old Demi Singleton burst onto the scene playing tennis legend Serena Williams in King Richard. Apart from acting, Singleton is also a dancer and singer, making her a true renaissance young lady in the industry. If his face looks familiar, he should also be Singleton in Godfather of Harlem.

Myles Truit

Myles Truitt is known for his role as Eli Solinski in Close. He also played Ant in sugar queen and Issa Williams on the C.W.it’s Black Lightning. Now the public knows him as B-Mickie from BMF by Starzand we can’t get enough of this talented actor who made his acting debut as a young Ronnie DeVoe in The story of the new edition. What’s next for this talented young man? Well, he should appear in the next season of netflixit’s stranger things.

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