This Actor Who Played Young Jennifer Garner Looks Exactly Like Her Now

The 13 Going on 30 star grew up to look just like Jennifer Garner, and she has the outfit to match.

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Although Halloween might have been strange for most of us this year, plenty of stars went all out at home. Christa Allen, who played a young Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30, dressed up as the iconic Jenna Rink this Halloween, and it made all of our early 2000s dreams come true. The actor, who is now almost "30, flirty, and thriving," bears a striking resemblance to Garner in the scene she recreated on TikTok. Keep reading for more on Garner's double, and for more striking resemblances, Pierce Brosnan's Model Sons Will Totally Remind You of Their Dad.

In the scene she recreated, Allen's 13-year-old Jenna, trapped in the 30-year-old body of Garner's Jenna, gets all dolled up for a work party. For the reenactment, Allen took on the part of Garner, joyfully applying bright makeup, trying to figure out how adult underwear works, and putting on the iconic Versace striped dress, while jamming to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." The video, posted on Nov. 1, was captioned "happy Halloween!! wanna dance?"

Christa Allen as Jenna Rink on TikTok
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Allen wasn't the only one to go as Jenna Rink for Halloween. She posted several photos and videos of fans dressed up as the character as well. "My TikTok mentions are flooded with your duets, with your interpretations on this character, your Jenna Rink Halloween costumes, and I just want to say that I see you, and it fills my heart with so much joy that we can share this movie and this character!!" Allen wrote on her Instagram Stories. "Well done everyone who created content it all looks amazing."

All the 13 Going on 30 costumes stirred up our nostalgia for a simpler time when "Razzles were all the rage." Luckily, Allen has more TikToks filled with 13 Going on 30-inspired content. One of the movie's most memorable scenes features Rink leading her co-workers through the "Thriller" choreography during a stuffy work event. Allen posted a TikTok of herself doing a duet with three men also doing the "Thriller" dance. And she also made TikToks recreating outfits from the movie and acting out other scenes.

Read on to see if more child actors grew up to look like the stars they played, and for more on 13 Going on 30's grown-up star, Jennifer Garner Reveals How Growing Up in Poverty Affected Her Parents.

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Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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