12 Actors From Generation Z in Their First Big Roles and Now

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Actors belonging to Generation Z are still very young, since they were born between the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2010s. Nevertheless, they’ve already proven themselves to be talented actors who can brilliantly portray characters in any film from epic fantasy sagas to hair-raising horror flicks. We know their names well, but we don’t always remember the first big roles that gave these young celebs a good start in their acting careers.

Here at Bright Side we’ve put together a list of the first big parts played by 12 actors from Generation Z, and made before and after collages to show you, how they’ve changed.

Zendaya playing Rocky Blue in Shake It Up, 2010 vs Zendaya today

Maisie Williams playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, 2011 vs Maisie Williams today

Sophie Turner playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, 2011 vs Sophie Turner today

Joey King playing Emily Mason in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, 2005 vs Joey King today

Lana Condor playing Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse, 2016 vs Lana Condor today

Tom Holland playing Lucas Bennett in The Impossible, 2012 vs Tom Holland today

Amandla Stenberg playing young Cataleya in Colombiana, 2011 vs Amandla Stenberg today

Olivia Rodrigo playing Grace Thomas in An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success, 2015 vs Olivia Rodrigo today

Finn Wolfhard playing Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things, 2016 vs Finn Wolfhard today

Chloë Grace Moretz playing Chelsea Lutz in The Amityville Horror, 2005 vs Chloë Grace Moretz today

Sophia Lillis playing Debbie Bernstein in 37, 2016 vs Sophia Lillis today

Yara Shahidi playing Olivia Danielson in Imagine That, 2009 vs Yara Shahidi today

Which of the heroes of our article has changed the most in your opinion? Have you watched any of the movies we mentioned? What do you think of them?


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Maisie Williams... I want to be your friend!! haha she is always so cool and stylish :)


Not really surprising, kids change a lot in their teenage years..


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