This Is What Your Favourite Noughties Child Stars Look Like Now


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Here’s a look at what the child actors from all your favourite 2000’s movies are up to now…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

Freddie Highmore (Charlie) 


25-year-old Freddie Highmore shot to fame playing Charlie Bucket. He’s since gone on to appear in numerous movies and TV shows, perhaps most notable the Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel.

AnnaSophia Robb (Violet)


23-year-old AnnaSophia Robb played the spoilt Violet Beauregarde in what was actually one of her first on-screen performances. She’s since been in TV series The Carrie Diaries and Mercy Street, and movies The Way Way Back, The Space Between and Bridge to Terabithia.

Jordan Fry (Mike)


Jordan Fry – aka Mike Teevee – is now 24-years-old, but hasn’t done much acting in recent years. His latest project was 2012 thriller Gone, in which he starred alongside Amanda Seyfried and Wes Bentley.

Chronicles of Narnia 

Georgie Henley (Lucy)


22-year-old Georgie Henley played Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia movies. She’s also a Cambridge graduate, and has appeared in numerous plays.

Skandar Keynes (Edmund)


Skandar (short for Alexander) Keynes (now aged 26) retired from acting in 2016. He’s now a parliamentary adviser to Tory MP Crispin Blunt.

William Moseley (Peter)


30-year-old William Moseley plays Prince Liam in E!’s series The Royals. He was also in horror Friend Request, and is in the upcoming Little Mermaid movie.

Anna Popplewell (Susan)


28-year-old Anna Popplewell is an Oxford graduate, and has acted in a couple of TV shows since playing Susan in the Chronicles of Narnia. She was in Reign and Halo 4. 

A Series of Unfortunate Events 

Emily Browning (Violet) 


28-year-old Australian actress Emily Browning has been in numerous movies (God Help The Girl, The Uninvited, Pompeii) and is currently acting in Amazon Prime’s American Gods. 

Liam Aiken (Klaus)


27-year-old Liam Aiken was in The Emoji Movie, Road to Perdition and The Frontier. He also once guest starred in Mad Men. 


Shia LaBeouf (Stanley) 


Probably one of the most famous actors on this list, 31-year-old Shia LaBeouf will next appear in tennis movie Borg McEnroe.

Khleo Thomas (Zero)


28-year-old Khleo Thomas has guest starred in Bones, Shameless and Parenthood, but since acting in Holes his main career focus has been music. He’s had a string of hits, and is currently working on his debut album.

Peter Pan

Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan)


Aside from playing Peter Pan, Jeremy Sumpter (now 28) has been in disaster movie Into the Storm, horror The Culling and comedy The Squeeze. 

Rachel Hurd-Wood (Wendy)


Rachel Hurd-Wood (27) has acted extensively in short films, as well as Dorian Gray, An American Haunting and TV series Clique. 

Spy Kids

Alexa PenaVega (Carmen) 


29-year-old Alexa PenaVega was in TV series The Tomorrow People, Nashville and Muertoons. She has also acted in TV movies. She’s been married to singer Carlos PenaVega since 2014.

Daryl Sabara (Juni) 


25-year-old Daryl has made numerous TV and film appearances since acting in Spy Kids. He was in A Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey version), The Polar Express, Wizards of Waverley Place and Weeds. He’s also lent his voice to the kids TV series of Ben 10 and The Amazing Spider-Man. He’s currently dating singer Meghan Trainor.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas 

Taylor Momsen (Cindy Lou)


After playing sweet little Cindy Lou Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Taylor Momsen (now 24) went on to primarily pursue a music career. She was in Gossip Girl until 2012.

We know we said noughties movies, but we thought we’d finish with a quick look at the cast of Home Alone...

Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin (Kevin) 


One of the most successful child actors of all time, Macaulay Culkin is now 37. He’s still acting (recently in comedies Robot Chicken and The Jim Gaffigan Show) and he lives in Paris. He was in a relationship with Mila Kunis for eight years, and is now believed to be dating actress Jordan Lane Price.

Kieran Culkin (Fuller)


Macaulay’s younger brother Kieran (now 34) also appeared in Home Alone. He’s also continued acting – making appearances in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Fargo and Movie 43. 

Devin Ratray (Buzz) 


Bully Buzz McCallister is now 40-years-old, and starring in Amazon Prime’s newest comedy, The Tick. He’s also appeared in Rough Night, Agent Carter, Louie and Girls. 

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