By now you’ve most likely heard of the old saying, age is just a number. Well that is definitely the case for some Hollywood actors. Often, adult actors are able to play the role of teenagers thanks to their youthful look. It can sometimes be seen as a gift and a curse. Some actors are type casted as the role of a teenager throughout their career because of their looks. The role of a teenager tends to be the only roles the actors are able to land. Let’s take a look at some adult actors that have played teenagers in film and television.
Bianca Lawson has been playing a teenager on television for almost 20 years. The 36-year-old actress most recently starred in Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf and The Vampire Diaries.
Troian Bellisario currently plays the smart, 18-year-old Spencer Hastings on Pretty Little Liars. Bellisario is actually 29-years-old.
You may recognize Benjamin McKenzie from his role as Ryan Atwood on The O.C. When the show first premiered, McKenzie was just 25-years-old.
Rachel McAdams was just 25-years-old when she landed the role as Regina George in the hit teen film, Mean Girls. The filmed helped make her a household name.
Gabrielle Union was 28 when she landed a role alongside Kristen Dunst in Bring It On. Thanks to her youthful looks, no one could tell she wasn’t a teenager.
Clueless was classic movie for teenagers in the 90’s. It was so popular that it later spawned into its on series on UPN. Stacey Dash was 29 when she landed the role in the 1995 movie.
There was a huge age gap between Keiko Agena and her character, Lane Kim on Gilmore Girls. She was 27 at the time the series was on air.
Jon Heder was 26 when he played the teenager, Napoleon Dynamite. The film went on to become a cult classic.
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