15 Child Stars Who Are Now All Grown-Up

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Justin Henry was nominated for an Oscar at only 8 years old for his role in the movie Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). And he’s just one of countless kids whose talent for acting left a memorable impression on an entire generation. But children grow up fast, so it’s easy to be taken by surprise when out of the blue we notice the kid actors we grew up watching are already adults. We found some examples that prove that time does fly.

Jacob Tremblay — Room (2015) and Wonder (2017)

Isaac Hempstead Wright — Game of Thrones (2011–2014; 2016–2019)

Griffin Gluck — Just Go With It (2011)

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Thora Birch — Hocus Pocus (1993)

Tyler James Williams — Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

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Eric Lloyd — The Santa Clause (1994)

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Eliza Bennett — Inkheart (2008)

Tye Sheridan — The Tree of Life (2011)

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Quvenzhané Wallis — Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

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Ella Purnell — Never Let Me Go (2010)

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Nolan Gould — Modern Family (2009–2020)

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Keisha Castle-Hughes — Whale Rider (2002)

Luke Youngblood — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Maisie Williams — Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

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Ke Huy Quan — Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Bonus: Amanda Bynes — What a Girl Wants (2003)

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