While most kids their age are attending class, hanging out with friends on weekends, and figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives, a few of Hollywood’s brightest and youngest acts are already living the dream. With riches, fame and success before even hitting the big 2-0, early talent is a gift given to just a few. Here’s our look at Hollywood’s top ten young stars, whether they sing, act, or do a bit of both:
1) Dakota Fanning: Although the 19-year-old actress is just nearing the end of her teens, she is already a veteran in Hollywood thanks to years in the spotlight. Dakota started off as a wise-beyond-her-years child star in films such as 2005’s War of the Worlds. She received a SAG Award nomination at the age of just eight for her role opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam. She has now moved on to more mature roles like her appearance in The Runaways and Very Good Girls opposite Peter Sarsgaard.