18 TV and Film Age Facts That Are Just Wild

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


Ross Geller turned 26 in Season 1 (1994). Friends, when he gave birth to his son Ben.

In the later seasons of friendsCole Sprouse played the role of Ben…

… and Cole will be 30 next month:

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On too friendsRoss and Rachel’s daughter Emma Geller-Green was born April 4, 2002 — so she’s 20 now!

For example, just for context, this means that Olivia Rodrigo (born February 20, 2003) was not alive when Emma was born.

And here’s what Cali and Noelle Sheldon, the twins who played them, look like now – they turn 20 this month:

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Jackée Harry was 38 when she started playing Tia and Tamera’s mom Lisa Landry on sister sister 1994

…Tia and Tamera Mowry are now 44.


Moira Kelly was 35 when she began playing Lucas’ mother, Karen A hill of trees in 2003…

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


Bob Saget was 31, John Stamos was 24 (!!!!) and Dave Coulier was 28 Full house Premiere 1987:

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Of course, all of the Tanner girls are now significantly older than their father figures 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 now 31 years old, which means they’re older than John Stamos and Dave Coulier and the same age like Bob Saget in Season 1.

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This is what Blake looks like now:


Natasha Richardson was 35 when she played Elizabeth James 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 mother mean girls in 2004

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

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


Alexis Bledel is 40 now, the same age Lauren Graham was then Gilmore Girls FINISHED IN 2007.

Here they were last photographed together in 2016:

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Zuzanna Szadkowski, who continued playing Dorota gossip girlWhen she first appeared in 2007 she was 29 years old…

…Leighton Meester just turned 36 this year.


In the original Rugrats Stu and Didi Pickles are said to be 33 and 32 years old respectively.

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According to the original timeline, Tommy Pickles just turned 32 this summer. So he is…Yes, really all grown 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 age as the women of And just like that…:

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James Avery was 45 when he started playing Uncle Phil 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 Sabrina the teenage witch Premiere 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 mother Home alone in 1990…


In less than two years, Zac Efron (who is 34) will be 36, the same age as Bart Johnson when he played Coach Bolton high school musical:

Here’s Zac visiting him again HSM days… maybe he will be the one next Coach Bolton:


Carla Gugino was 30 (which is WILD) when she played Ingrid Cortez 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 mother in 2017.

That means she’s a year old older as Katie’s character Joey Potter (who was 15 years old and a sophomore of 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 13 next 30 in 2004, recently ACTUALLY turned 30 (and flirting and thriving) in real life:

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

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