It’s inevitable that as the older generation of Hollywood actors hangs up their acting hats, the new generation is being groomed to take their place as A-list actors in the film and entertainment industry. Take for example someone like Selena Gomez who began her acting career on Barney and Friends in 2002. Since then, she has starred in movies opposite Hollywood greats like Paul Rudd, Ethan Hawke, Jon Voight, Robert Downey Jr., and Seth Rogan. That’s over a decade since she began acting professionally, and now it’s time to make way for the new school. Here are 10 of the highest-paid up-and-coming actresses in 2022.
9 Bailee Madison – $6 Million
Born October 15, 1999, Bailee Madison got an early start to stardom in the fantasy drama Bridge To Terabithia alongside Josh Hutcherson, which was an instant success at the box office, grossing $137.6 million. Two years later she starred in a psychological drama war film called Brothers beside Spiderman’s Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. Her star only continued to shine as she landed major roles beside established Hollywood actors such as Katie Holmes, Billy Crystal, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, and Nicole Kidman. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she has a net worth of $6 million, making her the highest-paid rising actress on this list.
8 Talia Ryder – $1.5 Million
This next young actress, Talia Ryder, went the route of the legendary actor Christopher Walken and landed her breakout role in the Broadway cast of Matilda The Musical in 2015. Before landing one of her more mainstream roles in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story in 2021, she starred opposite Sidney Flanigan in the 2020 indie film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Set to be released by Netflix this July 6th, she has a starring role in the American drama film Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between. Aside from her promising career as an actress, Ryder has had a starring role in pop star Olivia Rodrigo’s music video, Deja Vu, from her album Sour released in 2021. Today, Ryder enjoys a net worth of $1.5 million, according to Full Celebs.
7 Jenna Ortega – $3 Million
With the rise of social media, there are multiple ways to make money online. So then, it’s no surprise that at 19 years old, Jenna Ortega has amassed a net worth of $3 million already! Beginning as a child actor, she found her way onto The CW Television Network’s comedy-drama series Jane The Virgin. Her breakthrough role came in the superhero film Iron Man 3, opposite Robert Downey Jr. She also starred in the Disney Channel series, Stuck In The Middle, for which she won an award for the Best Young Actor on Television in 2018. Her bigger projects include the Netflix film, The Babysitter Killer (2020), where she starred beside Bella Thorne ad Judah Lewis. Then in 2021, she and Dance Moms star, Maddie Ziegler, starred together in the teen drama film, The Fallout. Aside from acting, Ortega has also been a brand ambassador for Neutrogena and an advocate for the LGBTQ community.
6 Kiernan Shipka – $3 Million
Some people might view starting a child’s career as a baby as a bad thing, but if the Chicago-born Kiernan Shipka had not been allowed by her parents to make her television debut at five months old on the hospital drama, ER. Her next major role would be on the TV series, Mad Men, where she played the daughter of the main character, Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm. She was also featured in films next to Jason Biggs and Eva Longoria as well as a 2019 horror film with Stanley Tucci named The Silence. Shipka has also been active on television, starring in shows like Monk, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the Netflix horror series, Chilling Adventures With Sabrina. Today, her net worth sits at $3 million.
5 Simone Ashley – $3 Million
This British actress knows no bounds when it comes to chasing her dreams as an actress. Born in Camberley, England, Simone Ashley wasn’t bred to be an actor from an early age. On the contrary, she was sheltered by her parents until she attended the Redroofs Theatre School before doing acting training at Arts Educational School in West London. While she may not be as renowned as the fellow London, UK actor, Idris Elba, she still managed to break into the American film industry in 2019 with her role in the mystery film Pokémon Detective Pikachu, in which he starred opposite Ryan Reynolds, Suki Waterhouse, and Justice Smith. She is also scheduled for an undisclosed role in The Little Mermaid in 2023 starring alongside Hollywood actors Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem.
4 Maude Apatow – $2 Million
Here is a young actress who personifies the saying, “the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.” Her father is Hollywood director Judd Apatow, and her mother is Leslie Mann, one of Hollywood’s greatest actresses. Being literally born and bred into the film industry, Maude quickly got into acting and by age seven, she was starring in her dad’s comedy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, alongside Steve Carrell and her mom, Leslie Mann. In 2007, she appeared in another one of Judd’s films, Knocked Up, opposite Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl. Fast-forward to 2015 and she landed a minor role in Pitch Perfect 2. Her most recent films include 2018’s Assassination Nation, which was a box office flop, and The King of Staten Island starring Pete Davidson. The promising actress has secured a net worth of $2 million.
3 Camila Morrone – $2 Million
Born in 1997, the 25-year-old California native, Camila Morrone, was also born to parents who are Argentine actors, Maximo Morrone and Lucila Polak. After graduating from Beverly Hills High School, she began modeling and appeared on the Turkish edition of Vogue magazine cover. However, her acting career took off long before in 2013 when she made her acting debut in James Franco’s 2014 film, Bukowski, starring Josh Peck and Tim Blake Nelson. However, one of the biggest films she appeared in was the 2018 vigilante action thriller titled Death Wish, starring Bruce Willis, Elisabeth Shue, and Kimberly Elise. Morrone has racked up $2 million thus far in her acting career.
2 Camille Cottin – $5-$18 Million
Out of all the up-and-coming actresses on this list, Camille Cottin is undoubtedly the oldest, and her journey is possibly the most inspiring. Born in Paris, France, the 43-year-old has been acting for many years in her native country before receiving recognition in American film. Her big break came in the French comedy, The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts. Her subsequent films included Baby Bumps (2017) and The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019). In 2016, she made her English debut in Robert Zemeckis’s thriller, Allied, in which she starred alongside Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. In 2021, she was again cast opposite another Hollywood giant, this time Matt Damon, in the crime drama film Stillwater. According to Hollywood Magazine, Cottin earns an average of $50,000 per television show and a monthly income of $80,000. Her net worth is estimated between $5 million and $18 million.
1 Saniyya Sidney – $1.8 Million
As the youngest rising star among the other actresses, Saniyya Sidney is only fifteen years old and has been nominated for numerous awards, including two Critics’ Choice Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She first gained recognition on the FX horror series, American Horror Story: Roanoke, starring Kathy Bates, Wes Bentley, music artist Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett, and Cuba Gooding Jr. Her real breakthrough came in Denzel Washington’s 2016 drama film, Fences. The same year, she appeared in the biographical film, Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, singer Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner. Her next outstanding role came in the 2021 biographical sports drama film, King Richard, starring Will Smith. Sidney is estimated to be worth $1.8 million.
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