Marvel has made many actors’ careers, famously changing Robert Downey Jr’s life for the better. Their major cinematic presence makes any actor who stars in their films instantly recognizable even to those who aren’t too into superheroes. This suggests that any young actor who features in a Marvel movie is on the road to success. Here are the four youngest actors in the Marvel Universe – make sure you take note and watch as their careers develop even further.
Born in 1996 in Kingston-upon-Thames, just outside of London, Tom Holland is the son of Nicola Elizabeth, a photographer, as well as Dominic Holland, a comedian and author. He went to Wimbledon College before going to the BRIT School for Performing Arts. He starred in the 2012 film The Impossible and won the Hollywood Spotlight Award, before being cast as Peter Parker in 2015. Lucky for Tom, Spiderman is sure to make him world-famous – Spider-Man is 21 countries’ favorite superhero according to Cash Lady. He’s a promising young actor and has been featured in Screen International’s UK Stars of Tomorrow, as well as Variety’s Youth Impact Report. He has featured in 5 Marvel films so far, with a Spider-Man sequel announced for 2021.
Zendaya is an American actress born in Oakland, California, in 1996. She acted as a child model for companies like Old Navy and climbed up the acting ladder from there. She became a backup dancer before being noticed by Disney Channel, starring in Shake It Up. Zendaya was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, season 16, before being a producer on a Disney Channel show K.C. Undercover, in which she also starred. In 2017, she played MJ in the Marvel superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming, before also featuring in The Greatest Showman. Her name means “to give thanks” in the African language of Shona.
Brie Larson was born in 1989 and started drama at age 6. She was in the Disney Channel film Right on Track in 2003 and worked for Warner Brothers and MGM before graduating from middle school. Since then she has been in many films, including Tanner Hall and Just Peck, but has become internationally recognized for her role as Captain Marvel. She features in Avengers: Endgame and will feature in Captain Marvel II, which is currently in pre-production.
Elizabeth Olsen was born on February 16, 1989, and already has 26 credits as an actor, 24 of which are in the past 9 years. She’s been in Godzilla, as well as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in 2014, as an uncredited character called Wanda Maximoff. When Captain America returned for Captain America: Civil War, Wanda Maximoff got more screen time as it was revealed that she is the Scarlet Witch. She returned in Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. She is said to be featuring as the Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, set to come out in 2022.