We have seen so many child actor leave an indelible mark in our minds, making it harder to connect them to their adult selves
There have been so many child actors that have left a deep impression on us. While some have continued in the entertainment industry playing various other roles, others have stayed away from the industry carving out their own paths in life. Many of the child actors we've seen in iconic films, including the Harry Potter and the Spy Kids series, have become unrecognizable with time. You'll be surprised at how different most of them look now, but here's a list of child actors that will evoke nostalgic memories in all of us.
The actors played the parts of a young Lily Evans and Severus Snape in the second installment of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2011. Ellie was 12 at the time while Benedict was 14. Ellie posted the picture of the pair together holding cats and wrote: In an alternate universe, Snape and Lily decide to adopt kittens. Let's face it, James Potter was a bully in high-school and this was the love story everyone wanted. In the comments, a few even mused if the two were dating.
Sophie was gearing up for a career in gymnastics when she landed the role in Book Thief. She shifted her focus to acting after the movie and is currently 20 years old.
Joshua Rush was cast as the middle child of the Simmons family at the age of 11. He is now 19-years-old and is a political activist. He's also done small roles in the entertainment industry over time. He identifies "as a Democrat, probably on the more progressive wing" and has been actively campaigning for the Democrats.
Brent and Shane Kinsman starred in Cheaper by the Dozen when they turned five, and in the second installment when they were eight. The twins say everyone still looks at them as kids. "People still think we’re six or seven-years-old," said Shane, on the Morning Show. "They’re surprised that we grew up with them." You can watch this adorable video of a reunion from the cast of Cheaper by the Dozen. They also starred as Porter and Preston Scavo in Desperate Housewives.
Francesca Capaldi starred as the younger version of Lily Aldren, with the older version being played by Alyson Hannigan. Capaldi is 16 now.
Bradley Steven Perry was 12 when he was cast as Gabe Duncan in Good Luck Charlie, the TV series. He is currently 22-years-old.
Olivia Olson featured in one of the standout moments in the rom-com Love Actually. She sang Mariah Carey's track All I Want For Christmas Is You in one of the final scenes of the film. Olivia Olson is now 23 and is a successful singer and a voice-over actor.
Moises Arias played the character of Rico and was in the same class as Hannah Montana. He's now 26 and is an actor, documentarian, and creative director.
An actor, musician, and singer, he essayed the role of Clay Jensen in the Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why. Besides this, he's had appearances on Prison Break, Grey's Anatomy, and Lost to name a few. He is 24 now.
Rowan Blanchard was 10 when she starred in the fourth edition of Spy Kids. She's 18 now, and almost unrecognizable.