Zac Efron, Emma Watson + More Make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Hollywood and Entertainment List
Every year, Forbes magazine highlights the top 30 celebrities under the age of 30 who have had a huge influence on pop culture and Hollywood in some way. This year, Forbes decided to honor those entertainers who really branched out to different genres and were able to reinvent themselves in different ways.
An obvious choice is Emma Watson -- the 'Harry Potter' actress not only earned millions of dollars playing Hermione in the beloved series, but she continued acting in smaller roles in an attempt to distance herself from being typecast or pigeonholed in Hollywood. Then she went on to further impress by giving a speech about her HeForShe campaign that broke over one million YouTube views. In a world where so many female celebrities shy away from labeling themselves, Emma proudly proclaimed herself a feminist and inspired people around the world to begin an open discussion about feminism and women's rights.
Also on the list is Ellen Page, for her touching speech involving her own coming out story, garnering support and, like Emma, opening up discussion for the gay rights movement. Another actor on the list is Zac Efron -- the former child actor seemed to have hit his stride last year after starring in the raunchy comedy hit 'Neighbors' opposite Seth Rogen.
Other celebrities on the list include Keira Knightley, Ansel Elgort, Emma Stone and many more. One of the contingencies of the list is that no star who appeared previously would be named again, which is why people like Jennifer Lawrence and 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham are not on it.
Check out the full list of 30 under 30 below, and get the full details over at Forbes!
Blake Lively -- actor-founder
Bo Burnham -- comedian-musician-writer
Damien Chazelle -- director-writer
John Francis Daley -- actor-director-writer
Zac Efron -- actor
Ansel Elgort -- actor
Nikki Fancy -- senior director of programming strategy, Maker Studios
Susie Fox -- Agent, CAA
Jason Fuchs -- writer-actor-producer
Avinash Gandhi -- Agent, WME
Walter Garcia -- stunt-fight coordinator
Ilana Glazer -- actor-producer-writer
Hannah Hart -- actor-author-creator
Elisabeth Holm -- producer-writer
Keira Knightley -- actor
Dan Magnante -- creative executive, Feigco Entertainment
Rooney Mara -- actor-humanitarian
Tatiana Maslany -- actor
Harley Morenstein -- creator, EpicMealTime
Daron Nefcy -- creator, executive producer 'Star vs. The Force of Evil'
Kendall Ostrow -- agent, UTA
Ellen Page -- actor-producer
Keke Palmer -- actor-singer-TV host
Jay Pharoah -- actor-comedian-rapper
Spoken Reasons -- actor-comedian
Emma Stone -- actor
Miles Teller -- actor
Emma Watson -- actor-UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
Jessica Williams -- actor-comedian
Freddie Wong -- cofounder, RocketJump
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