It was a spark, a glimmer, that little special something that first got them noticed. But it's their proven talent, their drive, and their lasting magic that will make this group of actors Hollywood's most wanted.
AGE: 20. FROM: Orange County, CA. UP NEXT: The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series about the life and music of a group of teens in the South Bronx in the 1970s.
AGE: 22. HOMETOWN: Toronto. SEEN IN: Falling Skies and American Crime. UP NEXT: Writing and directing his first feature film.
AGE: 19. HOMETOWN: East London, "Near Canary Wharf, a neighborhood called Isle of Dogs." UP NEXT: Tim Burton's adaptation of Ransom Riggs's novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children; Access All Areas; The Journey Is the Destination.
AGE: Turns 23 on July 20. HOME: Sydney, Australia. SEEN IN: Fear the Walking Dead.
AGE: 26. BREAKOUT: Made her Broadway debut in the Alan Cumming-led revival of Cabaret in 2014. UP NEXT: Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories, starring Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman; playing Ophelia opposite Oscar Isaac in Theater for a New Audience's new production of Hamlet.
AGE: 24. HOMETOWN: The 17th arrondissement, Paris. BREAKOUT: Co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the comic drama Swim Little Fish Swim (2014) at 21. UP NEXT: Writing, directing, and starring in Destiny, an L.A. epic about a retired Hollywood icon reckoning with her past.
AGE: 19. HOMETOWN: Briggsville, Arkansas (population about 98). FILM DEBUT: At the age of 15 in Jeff Nichols's Mud (2013). ALSO SEE IN: The second installment in the Maze Runner franchise; Justified; Texas Rising; Little Accidents. UP NEXT: Reuniting with Mud co-star Matthew McConaughey in the Civil War drama Free State of Jones; a new AMC series adapted from Philipp Meyer's novel The Son.
AGE: 27. FROM: Born in Tokyo, raised in Somerset, England. UP NEXT: Alex Garland's Annihilation with Natalie Portman; the musical film La La Land; Bill Condon's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
AGE: 25. HOMETOWN: Brooklyn. SEEN IN: Shameless. UP NEXT: You Can't Win and Viena and the Fantomes.
AGE: 22. HOMETOWN: Los Angeles. UP NEXT: The Last Face, about aid workers in Africa, starring Charlize Theron and directed by his dad, Sean Penn (his mom is Robin Wright); Netflix's political satire about the war in Afghanistan, War Machine, with Brad Pitt.
AGE: 26. HOMETOWN: Battersea, London. SEEN IN: History's new adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots as Kunta Kinte.
AGE: 22. HOMETOWN: Raised in Riverdale, based in Manhattan. DEBUT: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). UP NEXT:Good Kids; Tomato Red; Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series The Get Down.