18 TV And Movie Age Facts That Are Just Wild


Tommy Pickles would’ve turned 32 this year if he wasn’t, you know, a cartoon.


Ross Geller was 26 during Season 1 (1994) of Friends, when he had his son Ben.

In the later seasons of Friends, Cole Sprouse played the role of Ben…

…and Cole will turn 30 next month:

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Also on Friends, Ross and Rachel’s daughter Emma Geller-Green was born on April 4, 2002 — so she’s 20 now!

Just for some context, this means, for example, Olivia Rodrigo (born February 20, 2003) wasn’t alive when Emma was born.

And here’s what Cali and Noelle Sheldon, the twins who played her, look like now — they’ll be 20 this month:

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Jackée Harry was 38 when she started playing Tia and Tamera’s mother Lisa Landry on Sister, Sister in 1994

…Tia and Tamera Mowry are now 44.


Moira Kelly was 35 when she started playing Lucas’s mom Karen on One Tree Hill in 2003…

…Chad Michael Murray is now 40 — and he even played a father (or, well, father figure/cult leader) on The CW’s Riverdale:


Bob Saget was 31, John Stamos was 24 (!!!!), and Dave Coulier was 28 when Full House premiered in 1987:

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Naturally, all of the Tanner girls are significantly older now than their father figures were on the show.

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But the part that’s pretty wild to me is that Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, who played Alex and Nicky, are 25 now, which means they’re older than John Stamos was during Season 1.

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Here’s what Blake looks like now:


Natasha Richardson was 35 when she played Elizabeth James in The Parent Trap in 1998

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…and Lindsay Lohan just turned 36 this summer:


Tina Fey was 34 and Amy Poehler was 33 when they played Ms. Norbury and Regina’s mom in Mean Girls in 2004

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…and all of the Plastics (aka Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried) are now old enough to be camcorder-carrying moms themselves:

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And here are all the Plastics “reunited” on Zoom in 2020:


Alexis Bledel is now 40, which is the same age that Lauren Graham was when Gilmore Girls ENDED in 2007.

Here they are most recently photographed together in 2016:

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Zuzanna Szadkowski, who played Dorota on Gossip Girl, was 29 during her first appearance in 2007…

…Leighton Meester just turned 36 this year.


In the original Rugrats series, Stu and Didi Pickles are supposed to be 33 and 32 years old.

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According to the original timeline, Tommy Pickles just turned 32 this summer. So he’s…really all growed up!

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This one went viral last year, but the women of Golden Girls

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…are essentially the same ages as the women of And Just Like That…:

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James Avery was 45 when he first started playing Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990

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…Will Smith is now 53 years old:

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Caroline Rhea was 32 and Beth Broderick was 37 when Sabrina the Teenage Witch premiered in 1996…

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Of course, actual Aunt Hilda and Zelda were hundreds of years old.

…Melissa Joan Hart is now 46 years old, and here they are all reunited in 2022:

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Catherine O’Hara was 36 when she played Kevin’s mom in Home Alone in 1990…


In less than two years, Zac Efron (who is 34) will be 36, the same age that Bart Johnson was when he played Coach Bolton in High School Musical:

Here’s Zac revisiting him HSM days…perhaps he’ll be the next Coach Bolton:


Carla Gugino was 30 (which is WILD) when she played Ingrid Cortez in Spy Kids in 2001…

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…now, Daryl Sabara is 30, and Alexa PenaVega is 33:


Katie Holmes’ daughter, Suri Cruise, turned 16 this year…

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Here she is with her mom back in 2017.

That means she’s a year older than Katie’s character Joey Potter (who was 15 and a sophomore in high school) was in Season 1 of Dawson’s Creek in 1998:

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Finally, Christa B. Allen, who played Young Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30 in 2004, recently ACTUALLY turned 30 (and is flirty and thriving) in real life:

Here she is side by side with Jennifer Garner, proving how AMAZING this casting was:

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