All Grown-Up Child Celebrities You Would Not Recognize Today

I lost count of all the “then and now” and “before/after” listicles about celebs and kids I’ve done. It’s gotta be in the dozens by now, but that doesn’t mean I’ve covered them all! As time goes on, people grow up, and get older, so you can do this circle-jerk every few years if you want to. Take this article for example. It may seem as if these kids were in our TV sets just yesterday, and yet all of them have reached adulthood long ago. These are mostly actors, with some exceptions, but I guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Keep scrolling to witness the uncanny transformations of the 36 child celebs, whom I doubt you’d recognize today. Enjoy!


1. Frankie Muniz
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

2. Devin Ratray
Home Alone (1990)

3. Kirsten Dunst
Jumanji (1995)

4. Macaulay Culkin
Home Alone (1990)


5. Neil Patrick Harris
Doogie Howser M.D. (1989)

6. Leonardo Dicaprio
Parenthood (1990)

7. Jerry O’Connell
Coca Cola commercial (1987)

8. Drew Barrymore
E.T. (1982)

9. Melissa Joan Heart
’Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996 — 2003)

10. Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara
Spy Kids 2001

11. Michelle Trachtenberg
Harriet the Spy (1996)

12. Selena Gomez
Disney Channel (2007)

13. Haley Joel Osment
The Sixth Sense (1999)

14. Alisan Porter
Curly Sue (1991)

15. Nicholas Hoult
About a Boy (2002)

16. Fred Savage
Little Monsters (1989)

17. Jenny Lewis
Life With Lucy (1986)

18. Angus T Jones
Two and a Half Men (2004)

19. Michael Oliver
Problem Child (1990)

20. Ashley Johnson
Growing Pains (1985-1992)

21. Jamie Bell
Billy Elliot (2000)

22. Corey Feldman
Gremlins (1984)

23. Ariel Winter
Modern Family (2010)

24. Elle Fanning
Criminal Minds (2006-2007)

25. Toby Froud
The Labirynth (1986)

26. Brett Kelly
Bad Santa (2003)

27. Bradley Pierce
Jumanji (1995)

28. Spencer Treat Clark
Unbreakable (2000)

29. Josh
The Kinder Chocolate kid (2005)

30. Zoe Roth
Disaster Girl meme

31. Nate Richert
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996 — 2003)

32. Freddie Highmore
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

33. AnnaSophia Robb
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

34. Georgie Henley
The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)

35. Ivana Baquero
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)


36. Jonathan Lipnicki
Stuart Little (1999)



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