Most 11-year-olds are years away from beginning to think about college, let alone careers. But at that age, Tavi Gevinson launched Style Rookie, a blog that blew up, making her a fashion-industry favorite worthy of prime seats at New York Fashion Week.
Since launching her blog in 2008, the Oak Park, Ill., native has moved beyond fashion blogging, to launch Rookie, a more formal online teen magazine. Ms. Gevinson even tried her hand at Hollywood, appearing in films like "Enough Said" with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini.
This year, Ms. Gevinson pushed herself once again, this time into theater by starring in "This Is Our Youth" in Chicago and New York. Ms. Gevinson has said she will be taking a year off in New York before college. But with or without college, this is undoubtedly not the last we'll hear from her.