18 Child Actors Who Are All Grown Up Now, and We Didn’t Even Notice It (New Pics)

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It seems that some of the films and TV series we loved as children are now decades old. Think of The NeverEnding Story, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, or even Baywatch. And of course, the young actors that played child roles in these have grown up significantly. For example, Jonathan Lipnicki, the child star of Jerry Maguire, is already 30 years old, and Noah Hathaway, who is remembered for his performance as Atreyu in The NeverEnding Story, will turn 50 in November 2021. Even Georgie Henley, aka Lucy in The Chronicles of Narnia is now 25!

Bright Side did some research to find out what 18 child actors from the ’90s and the beginning of the ’00s look like today, and here’s what we found.

1. Jeremy Dunn Jackson (Hobie Buchannon), Baywatch (1991-1999)

2. Jonathan Lipnicki (Ray Boyd), Jerry Maguire (1996)

3. Daryl Sabara (Juni Cortez), Spy Kids (2001)

4. Taylor Lautner (Sharkboy), The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

5. Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

6. Matthew Lawrence (Chris Hillard), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

7. Lisa Jakub (Lydia Hillard), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

8. Noah Hathaway (Atreyu), The NeverEnding Story (1984)

9. Nicholle Tom (Ryce), Beethoven (1992)

10. Giorgio Cantarini (Giosué), Life Is Beautiful (1997)

11. Anna Chlumsky (Vada Sultenfuss), My Girl (1991)

12. Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), The Sandlot (1993)

13. Ivyann Schwan (Trixie Young), Problem Child 2 (1991)

14. Madison Lintz (Sophia Peletier), The Walking Dead (2010-2012)

15. Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Part 2 (2011-2012)

16. Alexa PenaVega (Carmen Cortez), Spy Kids (2001)

17. Edward Furlong (John Connor), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

18. Raven-Symoné (Olivia Kendall), The Cosby Show (1989-1992)

Which of the series or movies listed above is your favorite? Which of the actors do you think has changed the most? Is there anybody else you think we should add to this list?


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Let's be honest we all thought Atreyu was the hottest character (or I did at least lol)


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