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Who Plays Young Ahsoka in Season 1, Episode 5?

Ariana Greenblatt as Young Ahsoka in Ahsoka Episode 5

At the end of Ahsoka Episode 4, “Part Four: Fallen Jedi,” the titular hero ended up in the World Between Worlds after she lost a battle against Baylan Skoll. The episode ended with Hayden Christensen returning as Ahsoka’s former master, Anakin Skywalker, and in Episode 5 of the show, he set out to complete her training by teaching her a valuable lesson. In Ahsoka Episode 5, an actor appeared as a young version of Ahsoka from her time during the Clone Wars. Here’s who that actor was.

Ariana Greenblatt plays young Ahsoka in Episode 5 of the character’s series. The actor, who is 16-years-old at the time of writing, has previously had several notable roles. In 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, she played Young Gamora, while in Barbie she played Sasha, one of the film’s most important non-doll characters. She’s also had roles in such projects as Scoob!Stuck in the Middle, and The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib. Additionally, Greenblatt starred alongside fellow Star Wars alum Adam Driver in 65.

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Ariana Greenblatt as Young Ahsoka in Ahsoka Episode 5 - 1

Overall, I’ve seen a ton of positive reception to Greenblatt’s turn in Ahsoka, and having just watched the episode myself, I can see exactly why people are in love with her. She’s got a lot of charisma and does a fantastic job working with Christensen to help move the story along. Having also enjoyed her in Barbie, Greenblatt has obviously become a young actor to watch. So far, at least, her career is off to a roaring start.

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka was voiced by Ashley Eckstein. In live-action, she’s played by Rosario Dawson, who played Claire Temple in the various Netflix Marvel series, which were some of my favorite shows on that streaming platform before they moved to Disney+.

New episodes of Ahsoka debut every Tuesday at 9PM ET on Disney+. The series is slated to run for eight episodes, with the final one releasing on Oct. 3.

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Liam Nolan
Liam Nolan is the Managing Editor of The Escapist. After getting his Master of Arts in English in 2016, he began writing about comics, television, movies, and video games, with his work appearing at such outlets as, CBR, and The Mary Sue. When he's not writing on pop culture, you can find Liam working on his creative projects or traveling. He's been with The Escapist since 2023. You can follow him on Twitter @LD_Nolan or on Bluesky