Star power: Since making her television debut in 2003, Thorne has gone on to star in the hit Disney series Shake It Up, the Adam Sandler film Blended and has several big flicks on the way this year. The actress — who's also released an album — was recently named as a spokesperson for both Candies and Neutrogena. And did we mention she's just 16? It's no surprise we named her as a rising star to watch here.
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Star power: She burst onto the television scene alongside Bella Thorne on Shake It Up and shortly after the series ended, continued to show off her moves by making it to second place on Dancing with the Stars. The actress has also solidified her triple-threat status with her Billboard Top 200 self-titled debut album featuring the chart-topping song "Replay" and will headline the upcoming Disney series K.C. Undercover. It's also worth noting she was slated to star in the Aaliyah biopic but recently dropped out.
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Star power: Aside from being in a successful band with his siblings, Ross plays one of the title roles in the hit Disney series Austin & Ally. He also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie, which just scored a sequel. It's not surprising he won Favorite TV actor two years in a row at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
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Star power: She may seem like an overnight sensation, but Ariana Grande has been acting and singing her whole life. In 2010, Grande became known for playing the quirky, and often dumfounded, Cat on Nickelodeon's Victorious. She continued to play Cat when the show ended in the spin-off Sam & Cat, which was recently canceled. But don't cry for this redhead. 2014 has been the best year of her life so far with the highly anticipated album My Everything, out in August, featuring the hit song "Problem."
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Age: Ally Brooke, 21; Dinah Jane Hansen, 17; Camila Cabello, 17; Normani Kordei, 18; Lauren Jauregui, 18
Star power: This dynamic girl group was formed on the second season of The X Factor. After coming in third place they signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid's record label. Their first EP out last year debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and they've since opened for Demi Lovato and Austin Mahone. Earlier this year, they announced a multi-year partnership with Mattel's Barbie brand, including a brand anthem, and a line of Barbie dolls featuring the five members to be unveiled over the course of this year.
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Star power: The precocious young teen first came to fame playing the daughter of Don and Betty Draper on Mad Men. Flexing her acting muscles in more than a few scenes, Shipka practically grew up before viewers' eyes. This year, Shipka further showed her range starring in the creepy book-to-film adaption of Flowers in the Attic.
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Star power: Beginning her acting career at just 7, Moretz has appeared in over 20 films like Kick-Ass, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Carrie. The Georgia native has several films in production including the adaptation of The New York Times best-selling novel The 5th Wave. Moretz has also cemented her fashion icon status, appearing in Vogue, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle and more.
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Star power: This New York City-born actor has had quite the year. After just one on-screen role in 2013's Carrie, Elgort landed in one of the biggest young adult franchises to hit the big screen with Divergent. He then won hearts across America — and caused quite a few tears — playing the confident and charming Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars. He'll appear next in Men, Women & Children with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner.
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Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard
Age: Sabrina Carpenter, 15; Rowan Blanchard, 12
Star power: The duo landed roles in this year's highly anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off, Girl Meets World. Carpenter has already shown off her singing skills after she landed third place in a Miley Cyrus-run singing contest. She soon signed with Hollywood Records and has since released an EP. Blanchard had few credits to her name when she scored the coveted role at the center of Girl. Her on-screen presence and off-screen smarts show us her career is just getting started.
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Star power: Talent surely runs in this family. The younger sister of Dakota began by playing her younger sister on screen in several films. Elle graduated to her own roles, appearing on several TV shows like Law & Order: SVU and House. This year, she landed the coveted role starring alongside Angelina Jolie in Disney's Maleficent.
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Star power: She was just 10 when she landed alongside Selena Gomez in the film Ramona & Beezus. Since then, King has appeared in several films and series, including a surprising turn in the critically acclaimed FX drama Fargo. She can be seen next in the James Franco-directed film The Sound and the Fury.
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Star power: If her name sounds familiar it's because at just 13 she was nominated for an Oscar in the 2010 film True Grit. She's since appeared in an adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, Ender's Game and is currently filming the anticipated sequel Pitch Perfect 2. Last year, Steinfeld received the Max Mara Face of the Future Award, which is given to an actress who is experiencing a turning point in her career through her work in the entertainment industry and through her contributions to the community at large.
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Star power: Familiar last name? That's because she's following in the footsteps of her famous actor father, Harold Perrineu, who starred on Lost. Aurora's name soon too will be recognized when she stars in the 2016 flick Jem and the Holograms. The actress has also landed a role in the upcoming sci-fi film Equals alongside Nicholas Hoult.
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Star power: Mahone got his start on YouTube, quickly becoming a teen heartthrob after his Justin Bieber cover blew up. Now 18, the Texas native has a record contract, has opened for Taylor Swift, is currently headlining his own tour and has a legion of fans — more than 6 million Twitter followers — who call themselves "Mahomies."