When most teens spent their time at school, some child actors starred in some favorite TV shows or movies. They soon conquered the film industry with their adorable look and gifted talent. It’s no surprise when people still remember their roles in multiple memorable movies. But not many people recognize them now as well as the time they have been working in the cinema world. It has been a decade, and, they’re all under 27.
Some parents might take them as examples of brilliant children. Interestingly, they wonder why I can’t be among these successful kids, who earn fame and wealth at a very young age, but, they also punish me when I talk about my intention to drop out of school to start out! Anyway, not every kid shines in the same way, and we are all clever in our own way!
Today, we’ve compiled a list of 19 stars who soon found their fate and their working experience will leave us in awe. Let’s scroll down and check them out!
#1 Preferably, here’s Tom Holland as Lucas in The Impossible in 2012:
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And here’s Tom Holland now at 26 years old:
Tom Holland is best known for portraying Spider-Man in the MCU. He also appeared in numerous movies such as Onward, Cherry, The Devil All the Time, and Uncharted.
#2 Here’s Millie Bobby Brown as Young Alice on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland in 2013:
And here’s Millie Bobby Brown now at 18 years old:
Her best-known roles are in Stranger Things and Enola Holmes. She also starred in in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong.
#3 Here’s Zendaya as Rocky Blue on Shake It Up in 2010:
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And here’s Zendaya now at 26 years old:
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Along with Tom Holland, Zendaya is also a Spider-Man movie star. She’s currently starring in Euphoria, Malcolm & Marie, Dune, and more.
#4 Here’s Timothée Chalamet as Samuel in Sweet Tooth in 2008:
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And here’s Timothée Chalamet now at 26 years old:
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No one forgets his performance in Call Me by Your Name (for which he got an Oscar nomination), Dune, Lady Bird, Little Women, Don’t Look Up, The King, Beautiful Boy, and Interstellar.
#6 Here’s Finn Wolfhard as himself in the “Retro Oceans” by a Facts music video in 2012:
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And here’s Finn Wolfhard now at 19 years old:
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He rose to stardom with his role as Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things and also starred in It, It Chapter Two, When You Finish Saving the World, The Goldfinch, Carmen Sandiego, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
#7 Here’s Jenna Ortega as Aimee Moore on CSI: NY in 2012:
And here’s Jenna Ortega now at 20 years old:
Jenna’s best known for her roles in Scream, X, You Season 2, Yes Day, The Fallout, Stuck in the Middle, and Jane the Virgin.
#8 Here’s Joey King as Emily on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in 2006:
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And here’s Joey King now at 23 years old:
She’s best known for her roles in The Act, The Kissing Booth trilogy, Bullet Train, Slender Man, The Lie, The Princess, and Season 1 of Fargo. The actress has been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Act.
#9 Here’s Gaten Matarazzo as Gavroche in Les Miserables on Broadway in 2014:
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And here’s Gaten Matarazzo now at 20 years old:
Gaten Matarazzo is well-known for his role in Stranger Things and also starred in the Honor Society.
#10 Here’s Yara Shahidi as Olivia Danielson in Imagine That in 2009:
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And here’s Yara Shahidi now at 22 years old:
Yara is best known for her role in Black-ish as well as her own Freeform spinoff Grown-ish.
#11 Here’s Jacob Tremblay as Riley Stanwyck on Motive in 2013:
And here’s Jacob Tremblay now at 16 years old:
He’s best known for starring in Room, Wonder, The Predator, Good Boys, Doctor Sleep, Luca, Pete the Cat, Before I Wake, Burn Your Maps, and the animated series Harley Quinn.
#12 Here’s Kiernan Shipka as “Girl Customer” on Monk in 2006:
And here’s Kiernan Shipka now at 22 years old:
Kiernan went on to portray Sally Draper in Mad Men and starred as Sabrina Spellman in Chilling Adventure of Sabrina.
#13 Here’s Amandla Stenberg as Cataleya in Colombiana in 2011:
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And here’s Amandla Stenberg now at 24 years old:
We all remember her roles in movies such as the Hunger Games: The Hate U Give, Everything, Everything, The Darkest Minds, Bodies Bodies Bodies, The Eddy, and Dear Evan Hansen.
#14 Here’s Sabrina Carpenter as Paula on Law & Order: SVU in 2011:
And here’s Sabrina Carpenter now at 23 years old:
Her best-known movies are Girl Meets World, The Hate U Give, Tall Girl, Sofia the First, Clouds, and Work It. She is a singer as well.
#15 Here’s Noah Centineo as Josh Peters in The Gold Retrievers in 2009:
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And here’s Noah Centineo now at 26 years old:
Noah Centineo is well-known as Peter Kavinsky from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and the sequels. He also took part in different movies such as Charlie’s Angels, The Perfect Date, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, and The Fosters.
#16 Here is Dove Cameron as Holly on Shameless in 2012:
And here’s Dove Cameron now at 26 years old:
Dove Cameron rose to stardom as twin sisters on the Disney Chanel show, Liv and Maddie (for whom she won an Emmy), and also portrayed Mal in Disney’s Descendants franchise.
#17 Here’s Lili Reinhart as Leah on Scientastic! in 2010:
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And here’s Lili Reinhart now at 26 years old:
Recently, Lili has been starring as Betty Cooper on Riverdale, and also appeared in multiple movies such as Hustlers, Charlie’s Angels, Chemical Hearts, and Look Both Ways.
#18 Here’s Kaitlyn Dever as Gwen Thompson in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong in 2009:
And here’s Kaitlyn Dever now at 25 years old:
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The actress is known for starring in Booksmart, Beautiful Boy, Rosaline, Dear Evan Hansen, Ticket to Paradise, and Them That Follow. She also earned Emmy nominations for her role in Unbelievable and Dopesick.
#19 Here’s Jacob Bertrand as Jake on The Middle in 2011:
And here’s Jacob Bertrand now at 22 years old:
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Jacob has since starred in Kirby Buckets and Cobra Kai. He’s appeared in Ready Player One, Bubble Guppies, Marvin Marvin, Parks and Recreation, Homeschooled, Rise of the Guardians, and more.