You may not realize it, but some super famous celebs got their start when they were barely old enough to drive. Although you'd recognize these famous faces anywhere now, you probably had no idea that you were watching stars such as Regina King, Seth Rogen and Brenda Song way back then.
You may not have heard the names of some of these TV shows and movies in years, but once you put the name and face together, you won't believe that someone such as Christian Serratos was once a Nickelodeon star.
Keep reading to discover which celebs were child stars.
Regina King: Then
The pint-sized King began her acting career at the age of 14 on the 1985 sitcom 227, where she played the booksmart and boy-crazy Brenda Jenkins. In 1991, she appeared as Shalika in the Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr.-led movie, Boyz n the Hood.
The Los Angeles native continued her early career with featured roles on the TV series Northern Exposure, New York Undercover and Living Single. The actress went on to play Dana Jones in the Ice Cube movie Friday, and she famously played Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character’s wife, Marcee Tidwell, in the Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger-led 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire.
Regina King: Now
In 2015, King played Aliyah Shadeed on ABC’s American Crime. She returned to the series in 2016 as character Terri LaCroix and again in 2017 as the character Kimara Walters. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for all three performances and won in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, she played mother Latrice Butler on the Netflix crime miniseries, Seven Seconds. She won a 2018 Emmy Award for her performance. In 2019, the California native won an Academy Award for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.
In 2020, she won an Emmy Award for her performance on the show Watchmen. She also directed the film One Night in Miami... King, who has starred in several TV series and movies that provide commentary (sometimes metaphorically) on the social climate of the U.S., concluded her Emmys acceptance speech with an impassioned call to action: "We gotta vote. I would be remiss not to mention that, being a part of a show as prescient as Watchmen," she said. "Have a voting plan, vote up the ballot, please.”
Christian Serratos: Then
The Walking Dead actress’ first role was as “Girl” on Zoey101 in 2005. After parts in the Disney movie Cow Belles and Hannah Montana, Serratos’ career took off with Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. The California-born actress played main character Ned Bigby’s crush and classmate, Suzie Crabgrass, on the 2004 Nickelodeon TV series.
After Nickelodeon, the actress played Bella Swan’s friend Angela in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. The former TV middle schooler graduated to playing TV high schooler Raven on The Secret Life of the American Teenager from 2011 to 2012.
Christian Serratos: Now
In 2014, Serratos joined the cast of The Walking Dead as survivor Rosita Espinosa. "I love holding it down for the Latinas," the actress told ET in 2019 of her role on the zombie apocalypse series. "It's cool because, I don't know, there's a few, but there's not many Latin women in comics and I think it's probably a bucket list thing for me [to play her]."
The former Nickelodeon star played the late singer Selena Quintanilla in a 2020 Netflix series. The Latinx artist on the rise portrayed Quintanilla’s life and her legacy as she comes of age and has to make tough choices to hold on to family, true love and music.
Brenda Song: Then
You may remember her as Andrew Garfield's character's overbearing girlfriend in The Social Network or as ditzy hotel heiress London Tipton on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, but this California-born actress has been on the small screen since 1994. She's had roles on some of your childhood favorites, including Small Talk, MADtv, 7th Heaven and The Bernie Mac Show.
Throughout her teen years, Song starred in many Disney original movies and TV series including Get a Clue, Stuck in the Suburbs, Phil of the Future, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior and Yay Me! Starring London Tipton.
Brenda Song: Now
Song went on to have roles on Scandal, New Girl, Dads and Station 19. Although she was publicly upset about not getting to audition for Crazy Rich Asians, the former Disney darling is now a lead on the Hulu original series Dollface. In 2019, she was the star of the Netflix movie Secret Obsession.
The former child star has been candid about what it’s like to work with other former kid stars. "Child actors, we don't even get to talk about it, you just look each other in the eye and you nod and we know," the actress told ET at Disney Channel's fanfest at California Adventure Park in 2019.
In 2021, Song had her first child with boyfriend Macaulay Culkin.
The actress joined The Cosby Show in 1989 when she was just four years old, then had roles on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, My Wife and Kids and in the 1998 movie Doctor Dolittle. She became widely known for her performance as Raven on Disney Channel's series about a teen psychic called That's So Raven, and for her work in The Cheetah Girls films.
The actress’ early career is largely defined by her Disney work, which includes many titles such as Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, The Proud Family, Zenon: Z3, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Kim Possible, and the That’s So Raven spinoff series Cory in the House.
Life has become busy for the That's So Raven star. She has most recently been a host on The View, a contestant on The Masked Singer, guest-starred on Black-ish and is now starring on the That's So Raven reboot, Raven's Home. The actress also got married in 2020.
Also in 2020, the former child star hinted that she might be “helping out” on Cheetah Girl pal Adrienne Houghton’s talk show series, The Real. “I'll never say no to a cool job," she told ET. "I don't mind helping out where they need me to. As long as we're corona safe, I'm down for the cause."
Emma Roberts: Then
Julia Roberts' niece got her start with the 2004 TV series Unfabulous when she was just 13. During her teens, Roberts, who is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts, starred in 2006's Aquamarine and 2007's Nancy Drew. She was also the lead in the 2008 boarding school dramedy Wild Child.
In a 2015 interview with Allure, Roberts revealed that as a young actress, she had auditioned for Wendy in the live-action Peter Pan remake and didn’t get the part. But she didn’t let that stop her from following her dreams. "I still remember when I didn't get the part of Wendy in the movie Peter Pan—that was my only devastation," she said. "And my mom said to me, 'OK, maybe you should stop, be in school, and focus on being a kid.' And I said, 'No! I want a shot at glory!'"
Emma Roberts: Now
The Scream Queens actress is a favorite of Ryan Murphy, having appeared in multiple seasons of his anthology series, American Horror Story. The actress appeared in the previously scrapped movie The Hunt in 2020. Also in 2020, the actress gave birth to her first child, with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund.
"It’s important to stay true to ourselves and find that confidence we had as kids," Roberts told ET about her career and life choices as an adult. “Know that your own opinion about yourself matters more than anybody else’s. Keep turning up the volume on your own voice, and don’t let other people’s voices get louder.”
Dylan and Cole Sprouse: Then
The twins began their TV careers playing Patrick Kelly on the sitcom Grace Under Fire in 1993. They appeared on MADtv before both playing Adam Sandler's foster son, Julian, in the 1999 movie Big Daddy. They also appeared together on That '70s Show. However, only Cole Sprouse is credited as playing Ben, Ross Geller's son, on Friends.
"I remember a lot,” Cole told ET about his time on the beloved sitcom. “I remember being infatuated with Jennifer Aniston … I remember as a kid being quite intimidated 'cause it was, at the point that I had stepped on, it was a really well-oiled machine and it was a bunch of older actors and I was the youngest actor there," he continued. "But I remember everyone treating me so kindly. I mean truly," he added. "And getting to meet a lot of cool people behind the scenes."
Dylan Sprouse: Now
After a successful career on the Disney Channel with The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck, the teen star took a break from acting to attend New York University. He says he is now ready to get in front of the camera again and will appear in the film After We Collided in 2020.
As far as his personal life, Sprouse has also been dating model Barbara Palvin since 2018. The couple has been quarantining together during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. "What we’ve come out noticing is that we’re super compatible,” Sprouse told ET. “It’s like we know when to give each other space. We know when the other needs space. We’ve already divided labor around the house in certain ways," he explained. "There’s things we do in the morning, there’s things we do at night. So, I think our relationship... is stronger than ever."
Cole Sprouse: Now
The brunette currently stars on the CW series Riverdale as Jughead Jones and hit the big screen in 2019's Five Feet Apart. Sprouse was dating Riverdale co-star Lili Reinhart for a few years, but the couple split in 2020.
During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Sprouse took a break from social media, but has since returned. He shared this message with fans: "I’ve never been the most active user of social media, but even the minor amount I had been engaging during quarantine had become a bit too taxing … Take your breaks. Mental and physical health always come first. In time we’ll all be able to see more clearly what this pandemic actually is - a massive global trauma."
Austin Butler: Then
The Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood actor got his start on various Disney Channel and Nickelodeon series, including Hannah Montana, JONAS, Wizards of Waverly Place, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Zoey101 and iCarly. He later went on to play James “Wilke” Wilkerson III on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth and was love interest Sebastian Kydd on the Sex and the City prequel spinoff series The Carrie Diaries.
In 2011, Butler began dating High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. The couple once sparked engagement rumors after Hudgens was spotted sporting a sparkly ring on her finger. The actress later put rumors to rest with a tweet, saying: “Guysssss. I’m not engaged! I posted a pic. Not to show off my ring that I happened to throw on that finger after a long day of filming but to show off my haircut Lol.”
Austin Butler: Now
In 2019, Butler was cast as Elvis Presley for an upcoming Baz Luhrmann biopic about the King of Rock n' Roll. The film will explore Elvis' iconic career, focusing on the relationship between Elvis and Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks. Butler will star opposite The Society star Olivia DeJonge as Elvis’ wife, Priscilla Presley.
The Orange County, California, native dated Hudgens for over eight years before splitting in 2020. “They’re just shooting on two different continents and it’s a matter of distance,” a source said. “There is no bad blood at all, and they have a lot of respect for each other.”
Jordan Calloway: Then
The Los Angeles-born actor's first role was on The Parkers in 2000. As a teen, he played Zach Carter-Schwartz on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous.
After the Nickelodeon series, the young actor had a reoccurring role on the medical drama ER.
Jordan Calloway: Now
Calloway played Chuck Clayton on Riverdale from 2017 to 2018. After his role on the moody high school series, the actor moved onto another CW show.
He now plays Khalil Payne on Black Lightning.
Jason Segel: Then
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star got his start in the 1998 comedy Can't Hardly Wait as "Watermelon guy." He then had leads in two Judd Apatow sitcoms, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.
In 2004, he had a recurring role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as Neil Jansen.
Jason Segel: Now
As an adult, the Los Angeles native has starred in many comedies, including Knocked Up, The Muppets, I Love You, Man, and This Is the End. Segel rose to fame as Marshall on the super-popular TV series How I Met Your Mother, which ran on CBS for nine seasons.
Segel will play basketball coach Paul Westhead in HBO's upcoming untitled Lakers project.
Tia and Tamera Mowry: Then
When they were 14, the twin sisters both played Denise on Full House in 1992. They also had roles on Are You Afraid of the Dark? and The Adventures of Hyperman.
Two years later, the Mowry siblings found fame as sisters separated at birth on the sitcom Sister, Sister.
Tia Mowry: Now
Mowry married Cory Hardict in 2008, and the pair have two children together. In 2016, she started her own podcast, Mostly Mom with Tia Mowry.
The mother of two is currently starring on the Netflix series Family Reunion.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Now
Mowry-Housley had roles on Melissa & Joey and the TV holiday movie A Christmas Miracle. The actress was one of the co-hosts of the talk show The Real until 2020.
She is a frequent guest on the home improvement and crafting series, Home & Family.
Seth Rogen: Then
This famous Canadian got his start alongside pal Jason Segel on Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. He had a small role in the 2001 film Donnie Darko.
He also appeared on an episode of Dawson's Creek before his movie career took off.
Seth Rogen: Now
The Knocked Up actor has had a busy career since his teen days. He's starred in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad, Pineapple Express, This Is the End, The Green Hornet, The Lion King reboot and more.
In 2020, he voiced a character on the animated Nick Kroll series, Big Mouth.
Scarlett Johansson: Then
She's the Black Widow now, but the Avengers: Infinity War actress has been acting since she was super young. Her earliest movies include Manny & Lo, Home Alone 3 and The Horse Whisperer.
She played maladjusted teenager, Rebecca, in the cult classic Ghost World.
Scarlett Johansson: Now
Not only can she act, but she's also a singer. In May 2008, she released her debut album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, which consisted of mostly Tom Waits covers.
She has also kept busy on the big screen thanks to her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The celeb, who starred in the 2019 movie Jojo Rabbit, is currently married to Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost.
Reese Witherspoon: Then
She may be known for her Southern charm and penchant for romantic comedies, but the Oscar-winning actress first graced the big screen in the 1991 coming-of-age drama The Man in the Moon. Her next big movie was Pleasantville in 1998, opposite Tobey Maguire.
In 1999, she starred in Cruel Intentions and Election. Witherspoon played Jennifer Aniston's little sister, Jill Green, on the sitcom Friends in 2000.
Reese Witherspoon: Now
The Big Little Lies actress has her own production company, Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon is also the founder of the fashion line Draper James. In 2020, she starred on the Hulu original series, Little Fires Everywhere.
Witherspoon currently plays Bradley Jackson on the newsroom series, The Morning Show.
Ryan Gosling: Then
The Canadian hunk got his start alongside Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears on Disney Channel's The All New Mickey Mouse Club. The young star had roles on Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps.
Beginning in 1998, he played the titular role in the TV series Young Hercules.
Ryan Gosling: Now
The La La Land actor has been nominated for two Oscars. As if good looks and acting talent weren't enough, he can also sing, dance and play an instrument.
Gosling is dad to two daughter with actress Eva Mendes. He is the frontman for the band Dead Man's Bones. Is there anything he can't do?
Natalie Portman: Then
In 1994, the Israeli-born actress made her film debut as Mathilda in Léon: The Professional. From there, she had roles in the films Everyone Says I Love You and Mars Attacks!.
In 1999, the celeb played Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
Natalie Portman: Now
Not only did her film career continue to flourish, but Portman also has a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Harvard University.
In 2011, Portman won an Oscar for her performance in Black Swan. The actress joined the Marvel Avengers universe as Jane Foster in the 2011 title, Thor. The mom of two was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of first lady Jackie Kennedy in the 2017 film, Jackie.
Keri Russell: Then
The Golden Globe winner got her start as Mandy in the 1992 family comedy, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. She had roles on the '90s TV series Daddy's Girls and Malibu Shores.
In 1998, she became Felicity Porter on the hit-series, Felicity.
Keri Russell: Now
The star played Elizabeth Jennings on the TV drama The Americans, from 2013 to 2018. Russell has been nominated for three Emmys for her performance on the series.
In 2019, Keri joined the Star Wars universe, as Zorii Bliss in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Mila Kunis: Then
The Ukraine-born celeb's early career included roles on Baywatch, Walker, Texas Ranger and 7th Heaven. The talented teen even modeled for '90s stationary and clothing brand Lisa Frank.
In 1998, Kunis began playing Michael Kelso's spoiled girlfriend, Jackie Burkhart, on That '70s Show.
Mila Kunis: Now
The former child star married her That '70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher, in 2015. The mother of two, who voices Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy, still has a busy TV and movie career.
In 2008, she starred in the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall with Jason Segel. In 2010, she played opposite Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Kunis was the star of Bad Moms (2016) and A Bad Moms Christmas (2017).
In 2021, it was announced that the brunette will star in the upcoming film adaptation of Jessica Knoll's novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, for Netflix.
Jessica Alba: Then
The actress and businesswoman was just 13 when she appeared in the family comedy Camp Nowhere. But can you spot Jessica in this photo behind a young Andrew Keegan?
From there, she went onto have roles on The Secret World of Alex Mack, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Flipper.
Jessica Alba: Now
The Dark Angel actress took a break from acting after welcoming her first child, daughter Honor, in 2008. In 2012, she launched the baby care and beauty brand, The Honest Company.
Alba, who is now a mom of three, returned to TV in 2019 as one of the stars of the short-lived cop series, L.A.'s Finest. The actress is slated to star in the upcoming action thriller, Trigger Warning.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Then
The 500 Days of Summer actor was only 13 when he starred in the beloved '90s film Angels in the Outfield. In 1993, he played George on the family sitcom Roseanne.
The actor got his big break as Tommy Solomon on the 1996 TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Now
The 10 Things I Hate About You actor has had a blockbuster career so far. JGL starred in the mind-bending thriller Inception, the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises and in the 2021 Oscar-nominated film The Trial of the Chicago 7.
The Don Jon star and his wife Tasha McCauley have two sons.
Kristen Stewart: Then
The California native starred alongside Jodie Foster in the thriller Panic Room.
The actress was the female lead in both the 2004 film Catch That Kid and the 2005 title Zathura: A Space Adventure. In 2008, she transformed into main character Bella Swan, for the Twilight franchise.
Kristen Stewart: Now
The actress generated a ton of buzz during her Twilight years for her relationship with her co-star, Robert Pattinson. The actress began publicly dating Alicia Cargile in 2015. Her new relationship caused a media frenzy over her sexuality.
"I had no reticence about displaying who I was," she said in an interview. "I was going out every day knowing I'd be photographed while I was being affectionate with my girlfriend, but I didn't want to talk about it. I did feel an enormous pressure, but it wasn't put on me by the [LGBTQ+] community."
The couple split in 2016.
In 2018, she was a member of the jury for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. In 2020, it was announced that she will be playing Princess Diana in a new movie.
The actress is currently dating screenwriter Dylan Meyer.
Jennifer Lawrence: Then
The Oscar-winning star's career began with a 2006 role on the sitcom Monk. From there, she had roles on the shows Cold Case and Medium.
Lawrence was just a teen when she was cast on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
Jennifer Lawrence: Now
Lawrence was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 2010 movie Winter's Bone. Three years later, she won for best actress in the 2013 Bradley Cooper romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook.
The star's incredible career continued with roles in major blockbuster franchises such as The Hunger Games and X-Men. These roles made her the highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016.
The celeb married Cooke Maroney in 2019.
She is one of the stars of the upcoming comedy Don't Look Up.
Christian Bale: Then
The British star is known for being a constant chameleon when it comes to getting into character for different movies. But before he was losing an obscene amount of weight for The Machinist and bulking up for Batman, a 13-year-old Bale was acting in the drama Empire of the Sun.
In 1992, he played the leader of the Manhattan newsboys, Jack Kelly, in the movie musical Newsies.
Christian Bale: Now
Bale played Bruce Wayne in three Batman titles, including: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The actor won an Oscar for his 2011 performance in The Fighter. He was later nominated for his roles in American Hustle (2013), The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2019).
It was announced that Bale will play the villain in Marvel's upcoming Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder.
Natasha Lyonne: Then
The Orange Is the New Black star has a career that has spanned decades. One of her very first roles was as the adorable Opal on the television series Pee-wee's Playhouse.
The curly-haired cutie also had roles in the films Dennis the Menace, Everyone Says I Love You and Slums of Beverly Hills.
Natasha Lyonne: Now
Her role as the scene-stealing Nicky Nichols on Orange Is the New Black earned her an Emmy nomination in 2014. In 2019, she starred in the series Russian Doll. In 2021, she played Tallulah Bankhead in the bipoic The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
The actress has been dating Portlandia's Fred Armisen since 2014.
Ben Affleck: Then
The Oscar-winning writer, director and actor has had an impressive career. But back when he was just a kid, he appeared in the educational series The Voyage of the Mimi.
In 1986, the young star was also on an episode of ABC's Afterschool Special.
Ben Affleck: Now
Ben and his real-life best friend, Matt Damon, won the Oscar for best original screenplay for their 1997 film, Good Will Hunting. The besties have appeared in eight films together, including Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jersey Girl.
The actor was dating actress Ana de Armas after the pair met on the set of Deep Water in 2019. They split in early 2021.
Elisabeth Moss: Then
The Emmy-winning actress's TV career began with the 1990 mini-series, Lucky Chances. Moss was 13 when she starred opposite '90s heartthrob Erik von Detten in the TV movie Escape to Witch Mountain.
In 1999, she was featured in the Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder drama Girl, Interrupted.
Elisabeth Moss: Now
The Golden Globe winner played Peggy Olson on AMC's Mad Men starting in 2007. She is currently starring in the critically acclaimed Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale.
In 2020 she starred in the films The Invisible Man and Shirley. Her upcoming projects include The French Dispatch and The Shining Girls.
Shailene Woodley: Then
The Fault in Our Stars actress was 12 when she appeared on The O.C. as Marissa Cooper's little sister. Her TV career continued when she was cast as Amy, the star of the drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Woodley's movie career began with the 2011 release, The Descendants.
Shailene Woodley: Now
The actress and activist went onto star as the lead in the young adult dystopian franchise Divergent and on HBO's Big Little Lies. In 2021, she starred in the political drama, The Mauritanian.
In 2021, the actress announced her engagement to NFL star Aaron Rodgers. "I never thought I'd be engaged with somebody who threw balls for a living," Woodley said in an interview. "Like, I never thought as a little girl, I was like, 'Yeah, when I grow up, I'm gonna marry someone who throws balls! Yeah!' But he's really just so good at it."
Kate Winslet: Then
Before she stole Jack’s heart in Titanic, the actress had a busy TV career. The teen had roles on the British TV shows Dark Season, Casualty and Get Back.
In 1994 she starred opposite Melanie Lynskey in the drama Heavenly Creatures. She also played Ophelia in the 1996 Hamlet film.
Kate Winslet: Now
The English thespian has been nominated for seven Oscars. She won for her 2009 performance in the drama The Reader. Since then, the actress has been a part of many film projects such as the Divergent franchise, Wonder Wheel and Ammonite.
In 2021, Winslet became the star of HBO's Mare of Easttown. The actress reunited with her Mildred Pierce co-star, Guy Pearce, for the series.
Kirsten Dunst: Then
The Spider-Man actress got her start with roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Interview with a Vampire and Little Women. She went onto become the "it girl" of the '90s and the early 2000s.
Dunst played an indie dream girl in The Virgin Suicides, a pageant queen queen in Drop Dead Gorgeous and a cheerleader dedicated to win in Bring It On.
Kirsten Dunst: Now
In 2019, Dunst became the star of the TV series On Becoming a God in Central Florida. In 2020, she voiced Sally May, in the animated Matthew McConaughey-led series Hank the Cowdog.
Josh Hutcherson: Then
Hutcherson's career began with a role on the medical drama ER. The young actor had roles in The Polar Express, Zathura: A Space Adventure and Bridge to Terabithia.
In 2012, Hutcherson's career sky-rocketed with The Hunger Games franchise.
Josh Hutcherson: Now
These days the Future Man actor is starring in both movies and TV shows. His upcoming projects include The Long Home and Across the River and Into the Trees.
Hutcherson is still pals with Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence. The duo had a socially-distanced reunion in 2020.
Katherine Heigl: Then
The star was a teen when she appeared in the 1994 comedy My Father the Hero. She was the lead in the 1996 TV movie Wish Upon a Star.
The Grey's Anatomy star's TV career began with a role on Roswell.
Katherine Heigl: Now
The Knocked Up actress starred as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy, a role for which she won the Emmy in 2007. The actress joined the cast of Suits in 2018. In 2021, she became one of the stars of the Netflix series Firefly Lane.
She is married to singer Josh Kelley, with whom she has three children.
Diane Lane: Then
The Oscar-nominated actress first made her film debut in 1979's A Little Romance. She played Cherry Valance in the 1983 movie adaptation of The Outsiders. She played Patty in the film adaptation of S.E. Hinton's other novel, Rumble Fish.
In 1989, she appeared in the TV western Lonesome Dove.
Diane Lane: Now
Since her first role, the Justice League actress has continued to have a successful career. In 2003, she played a woman starting over in the rom-com Under the Tuscan Sun. She starred opposite John Cusack in the 2005 romantic comedy Must Love Dogs.
In 2018, Lane appeared on House of Cards. Her upcoming projects include the TV show Y: The Last Man.
Keira Knightley: Then
The Pirates of the Caribbean actress once played the role of Sabé in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The character is a decoy of Padmé Amidala, originally played by Natalie Portman. The English actress looked eerily similar to Portman when they were young.
In 2002, Knightley played soccer star Jules in Bend It Like Beckham.
Keira Knightley: Now
The British actress played the object of two mens affection in Love Actually. The Atonement star has been nominated for two Oscars for her roles in The Imitation Game and Pride & Prejudice.
Knightley has two children.
Jason Bateman: Then
Before he played the beloved Michael Bluth on the hit comedy Arrested Development, the actor made his debut on '80s television shows. His earliest credits include Little House on the Prairie and Silver Spoons.
In 1987, he appeared on the big screen in the comedy Teen Wolf Too.
Jason Bateman: Now
The Arrested Development star played Martin 'Marty' Byrde on the series Ozark from 2017 to 2021. He earned an Emmy for the role. In 2021, he played The Crab in the Netflix movie Thunder Force.
Bateman's upcoming projects include a remake of the movie Clue.
Nicholas Hoult: Then
The English actor stole the hearts of audiences when he starred opposite Hugh Grant in About a Boy back in 2002. He played toxic teenager Tony on the British TV series Skins from 2007 to 2008.
His film career continued with roles in A Single Man, Clash of the Titans and X-Men: First Class.
Nicholas Hoult: Now
Nowadays, the star is living the mutant life while starring as Beast in the X-Men franchise. In 2020, he played Peter on the Hulu original period dramedy The Great. That same year, he starred as Patrick on the animated Hulu series Crossing Swords.
Although he was originally cast as the villain in Mission: Impossible 7, Hoult was replaced due to a scheduling conflict.
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Then
The Party of Five star's first role was on the popular children's show Kids Incorporated. One of her co-stars was Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.
Hewitt appeared in many teen movies including I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can't Hardly Wait.
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Now
Since being one of the most popular starlets of the '90s, the actress has had regular roles on several major television shows, including Criminal Minds and The Client List. She joined the cast for the second season of Ryan Murphy's new drama, 9-1-1.
Her upcoming projects include a movie called Pups Alone.
Laurence Fishburne: Then
The CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actor got his start quite young. One of his earliest roles was in the 1972 TV movie If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band.
The future Oscar nominee had a role on the TV series One Life to Live as Josh West Hall from 1974 to 1976.
Laurence Fishburne: Now
The former child actor has since had major roles in The Matrix, Mission: Impossible III, John Wick and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He currently has a recurring role as Pops on the ABC hit sitcom black-ish.
His upcoming projects include The Ice Road, All the Old Knives and The School for Good and Evil.