25 Former Child Stars You Won't Believe Are in Their 40s

These stars became famous so young that it's hard to believe they're full-blown adults.

Every generation has its crop of child stars and teen idols. They're the celebrities you got attached to when you yourself were still growing up and probably still think about in those terms today, even if they're still in the spotlight as adults. Well, children of the '80s and '90s, it may be somewhat difficult to believe, but many of the child stars you grew up with are now in their 40s. So read on to find out who's reached that milestone and how old they are in 2021, even though they'll be forever young to us.

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1
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon Levitt
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Known for: Angels in the Outfield, 3rd Rock From the Sun, 10 Things I Hate About You 

Age: 40

2
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake
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Known for: *NSYNC, The All-New Mickey Mouse Club

Age: 40

3
Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci
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Known for:  The Addams Family, Casper, Sleepy Hollow 

Age: 41

4
Tia and Tamera Mowry

Tia and Tamera Mowry at the NBC Universal All-Star Winter TCA Party in 2012
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Known for: Sister, SisterTwitches

Age: 42

5
Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood in 2020
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Known for: The Good Son, North, Flipper

Age: 40

6
Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin
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Known for: Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich

Age: 40

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7
Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye 2019
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Known for: Punky Brewster

Age: 44

8
Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky 2017
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Known for: My Girl, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain

Age: 40

9
Jaleel White

Jaleel White 2017
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Known for: Family Matters

Age: 44

10
Danielle Fishel

Daniell Fishel in 2019
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Known for: Boy Meets World 

Age: 40

11
Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam 2019
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Known for: The Cosby Show 

Age: 42

12
Fred Savage

Fred Savage 2019
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Known for: The Wonder YearsThe Princess Bride

Age: 44

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13
Ben Savage

Ben Savage at the Radio Disney Music Awards in 2015
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Known for: Boy Meets World, Little Monsters

Age: 40

14
Jenna von Oÿ

Jenna von Oÿ 2015
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Known for: Blossom

Age: 44

15
Monica Keena

Monica Kenna 2011
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Known for: While You Were Sleeping, Dawson's Creek

Age: 42

16
Kel Mitchell

Kel Mitchell 2018
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Known for: All That, Kenan & Kel, Good Burger 

Age: 42

17
Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies 2019
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Known for: Saved by the Bell

Age: 47

18
Jason Earles

Jason Earles
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Known for: Hannah Montana

Age: 44

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19
Bianca Lawson

Bianca Lawson 2018
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Known for: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pretty Little Liars 

Age: 42

20
Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt
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Known for: Party of Five, I Know What You Did Last Summer 

Age: 42

21
Senta Moses

Senta Moses 2009
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Known for: Beakman's World, Home Alone

Age: 47

22
Josh Server

Josh Server 2018
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Known for: All That, Good Burger 

Age: 42

23
Staci Keanan

Staci Keenan 2008
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Known for: Step by Step, My Two Dads

Age: 45

24
Michael C. Maronna

Michael C. Maronna 2017
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Known for: The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Age: 43

25
Monique Coleman

Monique Coleman
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Known for: High School Musical

Age: 40

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