With a slew of highly anticipated films set to premiere, movie fans have a lot to be excited about in 2014 — and there are a handful of young actors and actresses who should be excited too, because they’re all poised to have a very big year. Some actors are new to the Hollywood scene; others have built up impressive resumes. But by this time next year, any of the talents on this list could also find themselves on Hollywood’s A-list.
1. Shailene Woodley
This 22-year-old already has a resume filled with memorable works — from ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager to an award-winning turn as George Clooney’s daughter in The Descendants. But she’s poised to breakthrough to superstardom with two very high-profile performances this year. In March, she’ll storm the big screen as Tris in the high-profile futuristic teen thriller, Divergent. Then in June, she’ll star as the terminally ill Hazel in the eagerly-anticipated adaptation of John Green’s teen novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Both films could be blockbusters — and they’re almost certain to cement Shailene Woodley’s status as one of Hollywood’s most exciting and profitable young stars.