You won't believe what Rachel's baby from Friends looks like now

From Emma Watson to Dylan and Cole Sprouse, here's what your favourite child actors look like now...

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Do you ever wonder where your favourite child actors are now and what they're up to? Or if you'd even recognise them if you happened to bump into them in the street?

Well, as we love all things nostalgic we decided to subtly stalk a few of the younger actors from some of the most iconic films to grace cinema screens and find out the answers.

To start with we decided to travel back in time to the days of Friends and boy were we shocked. It's been over 10 years since the final episode of Friends aired on our TV screens and the younger cast have grown up A LOT in the 13 years since we said goodbye to the gang.

Fans will recall that Ross was the first of the bunch to become a dad after his ex-partner Carol gave birth to their son, Ben. But did you know that baby Ben was in fact played by TWO rather famous twins throughout the show?

Of course, Ross then went on to have a second child with Rachel (who could forget that love story?) and it turns out Emma Geller-Green was also played by a set of twins. You won't believe just how grown up they are now and what crazy projects they have in the pipeline, or what Phoebe's triplets look like today, either. It's safe to say the child cast of everyone's favourite TV show have definitely grown up.

And of course, having recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the Harry Potter books we decided to see what a few of our favourite childhood actors were up to. Let's just say we were shocked to find that Stanislav Ianevski, (aka the world's greatest Quidditch player Viktor Krum), has a pretty killer Instagram nowadays. (Hermione, we finally get it). Oh, and one of the Harry Potter actresses is now a bodybuilder - so not what we were expecting to find out.

If that alone doesn't make you feel old, then seeing what the rest of the Harry Potter cast look like now will. Or in fact, any of the other kids from our favourite 90s franchises.

For example, it's almost been a good 15 years since the final episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch aired on our screens. And not to try and add to the age crisis you're now probably experiencing, but the child actors of one of your favourite TeenNick shows are now all grown, so much so you many not even recognise them.

But it's not just our favourite witches and wizards that have had a spell cast on them. Mary Poppins and Mrs. Doubtfire, and boy were we shocked. Not only is young Jane Banks all grown up these days, but the child cast of Mrs. Doubtfire also look just a little different nowadays.

The child cast of Mary Poppins aren't the only child actors who have grown up a lot since their rise to fame, either. The actress who played Matilda in the 1996 movie of the same name looks SO different today, although you can still see the resemblance.

You won't believe your eyes when you see what Miranda and Steve's baby Brady from Sex and the City looks like now (or what he recently revealed about our favourite TV show in a recent interview). And we bet you don't recognise little Juanita Solis from Desperate Housewives.

Scroll through the gallery below to find out the answer to all of these questions and discover what your favourite child actors look like today. Prepare to feel old...

Cali and Noelle Sheldon

Cali and Noelle Sheldon

Twins Cali and Noelle Sheldon played Ross and Rachel's baby Emma Geller-Green on Friends back in 2004 (yes, it's been that long). But where are they now?
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Twins Cali and Noelle Sheldon played Ross and Rachel's baby Emma Geller-Green on Friends back in 2004 (yes, it's been that long). But where are they now?

Noelle and Cali Sheldon

Noelle and Cali Sheldon

Can you believe that Cali and Noelle Sheldon are now sixteen years old? While they've been relatively quiet since their tiny days on Friends, the pair are coming back to Hollywood with a bang as they'll be starring in Get Out director Jordan Peele's latest horror flick. Starring Lupita Nyong'o and Elisabeth Moss, their roles haven't been revealed just yet but we're sure we'll be scared out of our pants. Credit: Instagram / @cali.sheldon

Can you believe that Cali and Noelle Sheldon are now sixteen years old? While they've been relatively quiet since their tiny days on Friends, the pair are coming back to Hollywood with a bang as they'll be starring in Get Out director Jordan Peele's latest horror flick. Starring Lupita Nyong'o and Elisabeth Moss, their roles haven't been revealed just yet but we're sure we'll be scared out of our pants. Credit: Instagram / @cali.sheldon

Karen Dotrice

Karen Dotrice

Karen Dotrice was just 8 years old when she took on the role of Jane Banks in Disney's Mary Poppins.

Karen Dotrice was just 8 years old when she took on the role of Jane Banks in Disney's Mary Poppins.

Karen Dotrice

Karen Dotrice

Karen is now 62 years old, and looking great! After Mary Poppins, Karen went on to appear in BBC's programme Upstairs Down and in the film Thirty-Nine Steps.
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Karen is now 62 years old, and looking great! After Mary Poppins, Karen went on to appear in BBC's programme Upstairs Down and in the film Thirty-Nine Steps.

Madison De La Garza

Madison De La Garza

Madison De La Garza isn't only the half sister of Demi Lovato. She also starred as Eva Longoria's daughter Juanita Solis in Desperate Housewives from 2008. Credit: GIULIO/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

Madison De La Garza isn't only the half sister of Demi Lovato. She also starred as Eva Longoria's daughter Juanita Solis in Desperate Housewives from 2008. Credit: GIULIO/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

Madison De La Garza

Madison De La Garza

Now aged 14 the young actress is growing quite the Instagram following, often posting to campaign for the prevention of bullying and other worthy causes.

Now aged 14 the young actress is growing quite the Instagram following, often posting to campaign for the prevention of bullying and other worthy causes.

Alexandrea Owens-Sarno

Alexandrea Owens-Sarno

We all slightly envied Cora Cartwell for being Jack Dawson's 'best girl' in Titanic. But where is she almost twenty years on?

We all slightly envied Cora Cartwell for being Jack Dawson's 'best girl' in Titanic. But where is she almost twenty years on?

Alexandrea Owens-Sarno

Alexandrea Owens-Sarno

Alex is now in her mid-20s and still in living in LA and working as actress. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed she revealed that Leo used to entertain between takes on the set of Titanic and order her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Not that we're jealous. Not at all.

Alex is now in her mid-20s and still in living in LA and working as actress. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed she revealed that Leo used to entertain between takes on the set of Titanic and order her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Not that we're jealous. Not at all.

Stanislav Ianevski

Stanislav Ianevski

Stanislav Ianevski is known for playing the role of Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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Stanislav Ianevski is known for playing the role of Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Stanislav Ianevski

Stanislav Ianevski

11 years after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and it's safe to say Victor Krum is all grown up. The minds of fans all over the globe were blown when this photo of Stanislav appeared on Instagram. What would Hermione say? Credit: Instagram / @stan_yanevski

11 years after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and it's safe to say Victor Krum is all grown up. The minds of fans all over the globe were blown when this photo of Stanislav appeared on Instagram. What would Hermione say? Credit: Instagram / @stan_yanevski

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as fellow Gryffindor student Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series. Credit: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock)

Matthew Lewis starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as fellow Gryffindor student Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series. Credit: Matt Baron/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Good old Neville Longbottom went on to prove that puberty can be kind to all, and Matthew has cemented himself as one of the biggest heart-throbs out there.

Good old Neville Longbottom went on to prove that puberty can be kind to all, and Matthew has cemented himself as one of the biggest heart-throbs out there.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

In 2001 Emma Watson shot to fame as everyone's favourite witch after she was cast for the role of Hermione Granger in the famous Harry Potter movie series. Credit: Julian Makey/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Julian Makey/REX/Shutterstock)

In 2001 Emma Watson shot to fame as everyone's favourite witch after she was cast for the role of Hermione Granger in the famous Harry Potter movie series. Credit: Julian Makey/REX/Shutterstock

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

In 2014 Emma was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and is often seen campaigning for gender equality as part of the HeForShe campaign she helped launch. Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, Emma has also graduated from Brown University and starred in a number of other titles, including The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring. Credit: Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock)

In 2014 Emma was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and is often seen campaigning for gender equality as part of the HeForShe campaign she helped launch. Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, Emma has also graduated from Brown University and starred in a number of other titles, including The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring. Credit: Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch

As any hardcore Potterhead will know, Alfred Enoch starred through the Harry Potter series as Dean Thomas. Dean was a fellow Gryffindor alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione and known largely for being best buds with Seamus Finnigan.

As any hardcore Potterhead will know, Alfred Enoch starred through the Harry Potter series as Dean Thomas. Dean was a fellow Gryffindor alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione and known largely for being best buds with Seamus Finnigan.

Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch

We think it's safe to say Alfred has come along way since portraying the 11-year-old wizard. The 27-year-old actor is now starring in popular TV series, How To Get Away With Murder. Alfred isn't the only Potter star who's now and then transformation has left us swooning, just wait until you see Neville Longbottom...

We think it's safe to say Alfred has come along way since portraying the 11-year-old wizard. The 27-year-old actor is now starring in popular TV series, How To Get Away With Murder. Alfred isn't the only Potter star who's now and then transformation has left us swooning, just wait until you see Neville Longbottom...

The cast of Mrs Doubtfire

The cast of Mrs Doubtfire

From left to right: Matthew Lawrence played son Chris Hilard. Lisa Jakub played eldest daughter Lydia Hilard. Mara Wilson played youngest Natalie Hilard. Of the three Hilard children, actress Mara most notably found fame following Mrs Doubtfire thanks to her leading role in Matilda. But what did happen to the three young child stars? Credit: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock

From left to right: Matthew Lawrence played son Chris Hilard. Lisa Jakub played eldest daughter Lydia Hilard. Mara Wilson played youngest Natalie Hilard. Of the three Hilard children, actress Mara most notably found fame following Mrs Doubtfire thanks to her leading role in Matilda. But what did happen to the three young child stars? Credit: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock

Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

Matthew has continued his acting career since Mrs Doubtfire. Now 37, he has appeared in a number of other titles, including Boy Meets Girl, The Hot Chick and Melissa & Joey alongside none other than Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Credit: Startraks Photo/REX/Shutterstock

Matthew has continued his acting career since Mrs Doubtfire. Now 37, he has appeared in a number of other titles, including Boy Meets Girl, The Hot Chick and Melissa & Joey alongside none other than Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Credit: Startraks Photo/REX/Shutterstock

Lisa Jakub

Lisa Jakub

Now 39, Lisa is married and has her own blog and published book - Not Just Me: Anxiety, Depression and Learning To Embrace Your Weird. She has also written about her experiences as a child actor in her book, You Look Like That Girl. Credit: Instagram / @lisajakub108

Now 39, Lisa is married and has her own blog and published book - Not Just Me: Anxiety, Depression and Learning To Embrace Your Weird. She has also written about her experiences as a child actor in her book, You Look Like That Girl. Credit: Instagram / @lisajakub108

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

After Mrs Doubtfire, Mara Wilson found great fame as a child actor with roles in Matilda, Miracle on 34th Street and A Simple Wish to name but a few. Mara has since stepped away from the camera at 29 and is focusing more on writing. Credit: Roth/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock

After Mrs Doubtfire, Mara Wilson found great fame as a child actor with roles in Matilda, Miracle on 34th Street and A Simple Wish to name but a few. Mara has since stepped away from the camera at 29 and is focusing more on writing. Credit: Roth/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Before there was Hogwarts there was Westbridge High School, and before Harry and co there was Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But whatever happened to our favourite witch?

Before there was Hogwarts there was Westbridge High School, and before Harry and co there was Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But whatever happened to our favourite witch?

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart, who played sixteen year old Sabrina is now 41 and has 3 children with her husband, musican Mark Wilkerson. She recently starred in the popular TV series Melissa & Joey.

Melissa Joan Hart, who played sixteen year old Sabrina is now 41 and has 3 children with her husband, musican Mark Wilkerson. She recently starred in the popular TV series Melissa & Joey.

Sara Magdalin

Sara Magdalin

The scene that made you forever associate the song Send Me On My Way with making pancakes, Sara Magdalin, aka four-year-old Matilda, looks SO different 20 years later... Credit: TriStar Pictures

The scene that made you forever associate the song Send Me On My Way with making pancakes, Sara Magdalin, aka four-year-old Matilda, looks SO different 20 years later... Credit: TriStar Pictures

Sara Magdalin

Sara Magdalin

Here's Sara more than 20 years on from the film's 1996 release, looking VERY different – although you can still see the resemblance if you look closely, can't you? Credit: LinkedIn / Sara Magdalin

Here's Sara more than 20 years on from the film's 1996 release, looking VERY different – although you can still see the resemblance if you look closely, can't you? Credit: LinkedIn / Sara Magdalin

Cali and Noelle Sheldon

Cali and Noelle Sheldon

Would you believe that Cali and Noelle Sheldon are now 14 years old? Although the two have both continued to star in a series of TV shows and short films, they both have ambitions outside of the big screen. Cali recently revealed to Bustle that she wants to 'go to UCLA and get a degree in biochemistry so I can become a chemist and cure cancer. Then I want to petition for women to be allowed into a football league. Then I'm going to write a book.' Ross and Rachel would be so proud. Credit: IMDB

Would you believe that Cali and Noelle Sheldon are now 14 years old? Although the two have both continued to star in a series of TV shows and short films, they both have ambitions outside of the big screen. Cali recently revealed to Bustle that she wants to 'go to UCLA and get a degree in biochemistry so I can become a chemist and cure cancer. Then I want to petition for women to be allowed into a football league. Then I'm going to write a book.' Ross and Rachel would be so proud. Credit: IMDB

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Most people recognise Dylan and Cole Sprouse for playing Zack and Cody in Disney's Suite Life of Zack & Cody. But did you know they also played Ben Geller in Friends? Mind. Blown. Credit: Jim Smeal/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Jim Smeal/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock)

Most people recognise Dylan and Cole Sprouse for playing Zack and Cody in Disney's Suite Life of Zack & Cody. But did you know they also played Ben Geller in Friends? Mind. Blown. Credit: Jim Smeal/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Dylan and Cole both put their acting careers on hold to attend New York University between 2011-2015. Both have confirmed they still wish to pursue a career in front of the camera. Credit: BFAnyc.com/REX/Shutterstock
(Image credit: BFAnyc.com/REX/Shutterstock)

Dylan and Cole both put their acting careers on hold to attend New York University between 2011-2015. Both have confirmed they still wish to pursue a career in front of the camera. Credit: BFAnyc.com/REX/Shutterstock

Joseph Pupo

Joseph Pupo

Joseph Pupo melted hearts up and down the nation when he portrayed the role of Brady Hobbes in Sex and the City from 2008. Credit: Henry Lamb/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock
(Image credit: Henry Lamb/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock)

Joseph Pupo melted hearts up and down the nation when he portrayed the role of Brady Hobbes in Sex and the City from 2008. Credit: Henry Lamb/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock

Joseph Pupo

Joseph Pupo

Joseph was last seen in the 2010 Sex and the City Movie, and it's fair to say he's grown up quite a lot since then. Joseph recently took part in a video interview with YouTube stars Sas Goldberg and Jake Wilson, where it emerged that he's never even watched everyone's favourite show. We imagine Miranda would not be pleased.

Joseph was last seen in the 2010 Sex and the City Movie, and it's fair to say he's grown up quite a lot since then. Joseph recently took part in a video interview with YouTube stars Sas Goldberg and Jake Wilson, where it emerged that he's never even watched everyone's favourite show. We imagine Miranda would not be pleased.

Lulu Popplewell

Lulu Popplewell

Lulu played Karen and Harry's daughter, aka the First Lobster, in Love Actually back in 2003 when she was 13.

Lulu played Karen and Harry's daughter, aka the First Lobster, in Love Actually back in 2003 when she was 13.

Lulu Popplewell

Lulu Popplewell

We can't quite believe it's been 13 years since Love Actually was released – Lulu is now 26. Credit: Twitter / Lulu Popplewell

We can't quite believe it's been 13 years since Love Actually was released – Lulu is now 26. Credit: Twitter / Lulu Popplewell

Yani Gellman

Yani Gellman

Hey now! Hey now! What ever happened to Paolo, the hot Italian singer (or so we thought) who swept Lizzie off her feet when she went to Rome?

Hey now! Hey now! What ever happened to Paolo, the hot Italian singer (or so we thought) who swept Lizzie off her feet when she went to Rome?

Yani Gellman

Yani Gellman

Yes, that's right! Yani Gellman only went on to play police officer Garrett Reynolds in popular TV show Pretty Little Liars.

Yes, that's right! Yani Gellman only went on to play police officer Garrett Reynolds in popular TV show Pretty Little Liars.

Jackson Brundage

Jackson Brundage

Between 2003 and 2012, One Tree Hill had us all glued to our TV screens. Fans of the show will remember Jackson Brundage arriving on the scene in 2008 as Nathan and Hayley's adorable son, Jamie Lucas Scott. But what's he up to now? Credit: Network/Everett/REX/Shutterstock

Between 2003 and 2012, One Tree Hill had us all glued to our TV screens. Fans of the show will remember Jackson Brundage arriving on the scene in 2008 as Nathan and Hayley's adorable son, Jamie Lucas Scott. But what's he up to now? Credit: Network/Everett/REX/Shutterstock

Jackson Brundage

Jackson Brundage

Minds of OTH fans were recently blown when James Lafferty shared this beyond cute snap of him and his on-screen son on Instagram. Jackson is now 15 YEARS OLD and we can't get over how grown up he looks since the days of psycho nannies and evil grandpas. Also is anyone else slightly freaked out by how much James and Jackson do actually look like each other?

Minds of OTH fans were recently blown when James Lafferty shared this beyond cute snap of him and his on-screen son on Instagram. Jackson is now 15 YEARS OLD and we can't get over how grown up he looks since the days of psycho nannies and evil grandpas. Also is anyone else slightly freaked out by how much James and Jackson do actually look like each other?

Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara

Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara

Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara flew onto our screens as Carmen and Juni Cortez back in 2002. But where are our favourite spy kids today?
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Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara flew onto our screens as Carmen and Juni Cortez back in 2002. But where are our favourite spy kids today?

Alexa Vega

Alexa Vega

Alexa married actor and singer Carlos Pena Jr in 2014 and earlier this year the couple announced that they are expecting their first child, a baby boy. Since Spy Kids the now 28-years-old actress appeared in a number of other projects, including the popular American TV show Nashville.
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Alexa married actor and singer Carlos Pena Jr in 2014 and earlier this year the couple announced that they are expecting their first child, a baby boy. Since Spy Kids the now 28-years-old actress appeared in a number of other projects, including the popular American TV show Nashville.

Daryl Sabara

Daryl Sabara

Daryl Sabara has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Wizards of Waverly Place, The Polar Express and guest starring as a judge on American's Most Talented Kids.
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Daryl Sabara has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Wizards of Waverly Place, The Polar Express and guest starring as a judge on American's Most Talented Kids.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin found her claim to fame when she appeared alongside Mel Gibson in the 2002 Sci-Fi Mystery, Signs. In 2006 Abigail starred in Little Miss Sunshine, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Abigail Breslin found her claim to fame when she appeared alongside Mel Gibson in the 2002 Sci-Fi Mystery, Signs. In 2006 Abigail starred in Little Miss Sunshine, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Abigail Breslin