Six Degrees of YA

If you think about it, there are a lot of common actors who have played characters in different young adult adaptations. It’s really amazing how often the same names pop up.  Epic Reads created an infographic to show the six degrees of YA:

six degrees of YA

Here’s a list of the cast included on the chart:

Nina Dobrev
Elena in The Vampire Diaries
Candace in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Watson
Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Hermione Granger in Harry Potter

Robert Pattinson
Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Edward Cullen in Twilight

Jamie Campbell Bower
Young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (P2)
Caius in Twilight
Jace in The Mortal Instruments

Kristen Stewart
Bella Swan in Twilight
Melinda Sordino in Speak

Anna Kendrick
Jessica Stanley in Twilight
Stacey Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Johnny Simmons
Young Neil in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Brad in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Mae Whitman
Bianca in The Duff
Roxy Richter in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Mary Elizabeth in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Ellen Wong
Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Jill ‘Mouse’ Chen inThe Carrie Diaries

Michael Cera
Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Nick in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Logan Lerman
Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson

Jennifer Lawrence
Katniss Everdeen inThe Hunger Games
Raven/Mystique in X-Men First Class (with Kevin Bacon!)

Stanley Tucci
Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games
Mr. D in Percy Jackson

Jake Abel
Luke in Percy Jackson
Mark in I Am Number Four

Alex Pettyfer
John in I Am Number Four
Kyle Kingson in Beastly

Erik Knudsen
Trey in Beastly
Crash in Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Ben Barnes
Tom Ward in Seventh Son
Young Dunstan Thorn in Stardust

Julianne Moore
President Alma Coin in Mockingjay
Mother Malkin inSeventh Son

Jeff Bridges
Master Gregory in Seventh Son
The Giver in The Giver

Cameron Monaghan
Asher in The Giver
Mason in Vampire Academy

Joely Richardson
Queen Tatiana in Vampire Academy
Ms. Sophia in Fallen

Zoey Dutch
Rose Hathaway in Vampire Academy
Emily Asher in Beautiful Creatures

Jeremy Irons
Macon Ravenwood in Beautiful Creatures
Brom in Eragon

John Malkovich
Galbatorix in Eragon
Grigio in Warm Bodies

Thomas Mann
Link in Beautiful Creatures
Aaron in It’s Kind of A Funny Story
Greg Gaines in Me and Earl & the Dying Girl

Masam Holden
Ill Phil in Me and Earl & the Dying Girl
Ricky in The Spectacular Now

Viola Davis
Amma in Beautiful Creatures
Dr. Eden Minerva in It’s Kind of A Funny Story
Major Gwen Anderson in Ender’s Game

Asa Butterfield
Ender Wiggin in Ender’s Game
Jacob Portman in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Eva Green
Miss Peregrine in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Serafina Pekkala in The Golden Compass

Allison Janney
Dr. Golan in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Lydia Martin in How to Deal
Dottie in The Duff (not pictured in chart above)

Mandy Moore
Halley Martin in How to Deal
Lana Thomas in The Princess Diaries

Anne Hathaway
Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries
Ella in Ella Enchanted

Hugh Dancy
Char in Ella Enchanted
Aiden in Blood and Chocolate

Dayo Okeniyi
Marcus in The Spectacular Now
Thresh in The Hunger Games

Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Holly in The Spectacular Now
Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Brie Larson
Cassidy in The Spectacular Now
Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Miles Teller
Sutter in The Spectacular Now
Peter in Divergent

Shailene Woodley
Aimee in The Spectacular Now
Tris Prior in Divergent
Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars

Ansel Elgort
Caleb Prior in Divergent
Gus in The Fault in Our Stars

Nat Wolff
Isaac in The Fault in Our Stars
Quentin Jacobsen in Paper Towns

Ray Stevenson
Marcus in Divergent
Murlaugh in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Willem Dafoe
Van Houten in The Fault in Our Stars
Gavner Purl in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Don McManus
Mr. Shan in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Masked Man in The Maze Runner (yes, it’s a stretch, but this still counts!)

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