Young actresses with old faces

(Previously named "young actresses who look older than they are")There's an interesting dynamic in today's casting. Actresses (actors too) often, if not always play characters that are considerably YOUNGER than they are, they are often five or more years older than their characters. (They call this an age-range, but it never means that actresses play characters that are OLDER.)

But, at the not-so-same token, young actresses often look OLDER than they really are, and they dress and behave accordingly. This makes for a double whammy: for example, the typical 16 year old actress is asked to play a 12 year old daughter of someone, and looks likes she's twenty one. Case in point, in Hard Candy, Ellen Page is supposed to be 14, but she seems to have been 17 at the time of shooting, and when you watch the film and interviews of that time, she sounds like a 21 year old. Casting agents often complain that all the 15 year olds in Hollywood look 21 ...
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Sasha Pieterse
Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to acrobatic dancer parents. At 6 years old, Sasha got her start in television, co-starring as "Buffy" on The WB comedy series Family Affair, opposite Gary Cole. She now returns to series television playing Cole's daughter on Wanted...
“ Hasn't really changed since she played Buffy ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Zendaya
Actress, Shake It Up!
Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after...
 
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Amandla Stenberg
Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford and Tom Stenberg. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). In the summer and fall of 2010, the actress shot her first feature, Colombiana...
 
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Bella Thorne
Actress, Shake It Up!
Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara (Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings, Remy Thorne, Dani Thorne and Kaili Thorne, all of whom have also acted. She is of Cuban (father) and Irish, Italian, English, German, and Welsh (mother) ancestry...
“ Especially since the photoshoot with Adair ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Taylor Momsen
The Pretty Reckless Who You Selling For Between 2013 and 2015, The Pretty Reckless traveled the globe touring in support of their second album, the raucous, roaring, Catholic guilt-inspired Going To Hell. A bruising blend of ferocious rock and roll and inky blues, the album debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and spun off three No...
 
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Keke Palmer
Actress, Grease Live!
Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but...
“ She's wearing that girl's jeans!! ;) ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Isabelle Fuhrman
Actress, Orphan
Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture...
“ Already played a 32 year old ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Parker McKenna Posey
Born at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, on August 18th 1995, Parker McKenna Posey was destined to be a star. With the face of an angel, and hair to go with it, she appeared in a Kodak commercial at the tender age of 2, before going on to model for Disney catalogs and star in ad campaigns for Old Navy and to play a young Macy Gray in her "Sweet Sweet Baby" music video...
 
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Saoirse Ronan
Actress, Atonement
Saoirse Una Ronan was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, to Irish parents, Monica Ronan (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an actor. When Saoirse was three, the family moved to Ireland, and Saoirse grew up in its County Carlow. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series...
 
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China Anne McClain
Actress, A.N.T. Farm
China Anne McClain comes from an artistic family. Her father, Michael McClain, is a music producer, vocalist, writer and sound engineer. His first production was on Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles (Solo Star CD - track no.16 entitled Sky Away). China Anne's mother, Shontell, is also a vocalist and songwriter...
 
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“ Still lucky with the body type ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Elle Fanning
Actress, Maleficent
Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel Islander descent...
“ This picture is rather old, check out Super 8 to see what I mean. ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Madison Pettis
Actress, The Fosters
Audiences still remember Madison Pettis as the curly haired ballerina daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in her first film, Disney's box office smash, "The Game Plan". Now ten years later & 18 years old, Madison has literally grown up in front of America's eyes, while building an extensive list of credits & a fan base on social media of over 10 Million followers...
 
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Peyton List
Actress, Jessie
Peyton is well-known for her roles on the hit Disney series Jessie and Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid film franchise. List most recently wrapped the teen comedy, The Outskirts, for director Peter Hutchings. Her other feature credits include Fox 2000's 27 Dresses and Summit's Remember Me. List has an array of television credits...
“ This headshot makes her look like a 21 year old with impeccable make up, and just check her out in Fast Forward! ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Sammi Hanratty
Sammi Hanratty has been acting for more than half her life. She's had the pleasure of working with some of Hollywood's biggest names including Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis, Simon West, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Ray Liotta, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jon Hamm, and Tim Allen...
 
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Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black is best known for her song "Friday" which became an Internet sensation in March 2011. According to Billboard.com, she is just one of the pop stars coming from a production company called Ark Music Factory.
“ Definitely looks older than 13! ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Kendall Jenner
Kendall Nicole Jenner was born in Los Angles to parents Kris Jenner (née Kristen Mary Houghton) and Caitlyn Jenner, (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) a U.S Olympic gold medal decathlon winner on November 3, 1995. Jenner is an American socialite, television personality and model. She is featured on the E...
“ It's not just her face, according to her bikini shoot. ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Laura Marano
Actress, Austin & Ally
Laura Marano started acting in the theatre when she was five years old. She has done numerous plays at the Agoura Children's Theatre, and continued her acting in many national commercials. She is now starring in the new Disney Channel pilot, Austin & Ally, where she is playing the title character, "Ally Dawson"...
 
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“ Terrible waste of talent, why doesn't she act nomore??? .. ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Mackenzie Rosman
Actress, 7th Heaven
Mackenzie Rosman was born on December 28, 1989 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is currently best known for her role in the WB'S 7th Heaven as "Ruthie Camden", the angst-ridden teenage daughter of Eric and Annie. At 16, Mackenzie has 10 solid years of acting experience under her belt, more than many actors two or three times her age...
“ just another child actress throwing of her goody two shoes shackles http://cache.blippitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Mackenzie-Rosman-2.jpg ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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“ Okay, I just added cos she looks like my ex, but she fits! ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Liana Liberato
Actress, If I Stay
Liana Liberato was born in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of Rhondelle, a former real estate agent, and George Liberato. Her first significant role came in "Galveston: The Musical" when she was age 7. In the summer of 2005, she attended a week-long acting camp in California, where she attracted the attention of Central Artists...
“ She's on youtube with a load of clips ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Willow Shields
Willow Shields was born on June 1, 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a twin sister, actress Autumn Shields, and an older brother, actor River Shields. Willow got her first job in 2008, narrating the short film Las Vegas New Mexico 1875, the story of a dying gunfighter who returns home after 10 years to make peace with his wife and daughter...
“ can't be older than 11, but looks 18-21 ish ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Audrey Whitby
Audrey is best known for So Random, The Thundermans and Awesomeness TV's Terry The Tomboy and Betch! Born in Tennessee and raised in Northern Indiana, Audrey started acting when she was six in community theatre and started auditioning in Chicago when she was eight. Audrey moved to Los Angeles when she...
 
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Ruby O. Fee
Actress, Womb
“ Plays an older version of younger actress who acts older than she but ... time-travel .... cloning... I'm confused. http://www.talentconsultingberlin.de/images/stories/ruby/ruby-3_4-carolin-saage.jpg ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Debby Ryan
Actress, Jessie
Debby can currently be seen starring on The Disney Channel original hit series, Jessie, as "Jessie Prescott". Born May 13, 1993 in Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years...
 
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Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress, Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English. Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the series The Guardian...
“ Almost like a definition of beauty ” - huh_oh_i_c
 
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Stefanie Scott
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television Stefanie Scott is one of Hollywood's most promising young talents. With the recent release of Focus Features' and Blumhouse Productions' Insidious: Chapter 3, the third installment of the hit horror film franchise, Stefanie completed...
 
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Brie Larson
Actress, Room
Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...
 
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Kate Maberly
Born and raised in Surrey in England Kate Maberly started acting aged 8 landing her first major motion picture role as the star of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Secret Garden". Directed by Agnieszka Holland, the film achieved international acclaim and has gone on to become a family classic. Following...
 
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Abigail Breslin
Academy Award-nominated actress Abigail Breslin is one of the most sought-after actors of her generation. Her unique and charismatic talents have contributed to her versatile roles in both comedy and drama. Most recently, Breslin starred in the first season of the horror-comedy series, "Scream Queens" opposite Emma Roberts...
 
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India Eisley
Eisley was born on October 29, 1993, in Los Angeles, California, to musician David Glen Eisley and actress Olivia Hussey. Her grandfather was actor Anthony Eisley. Eisley and her mother appeared together in the movie Headspace. After small roles in various independent films, Eisley gained a major role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager...
 
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Ariel Winter
Actress, Modern Family
Ariel Winter is an American actress. She is best-known for portraying "Ellie Layton" in the 2008 film, One Missed Call, and for the character of Alex Dunphy on Modern Family. Winter also had a recurring role in the TV series, ER as "Lucy Moore", the daughter of Hedy Burress's character, "Joanie". She also voices "Gretchen" in Phineas and Ferb...
 
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Hailee Steinfeld
Actress, True Grit
Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and her mother's ancestry is Filipino...
 
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AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Janet, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect. She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry. Robb started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home town in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old...
 
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Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's career started with commercials for Burger King...
 
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Joey King
Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother who used to perform in live theater. She has appeared in several television shows and movies of the week...
 
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Jodelle Ferland
Jodelle Micah Ferland has built up an impressive resume filled with roles in film, television and, at the beginning of her career, commercials. Born on October 9, 1994, she got her start in an episode of CTV's Cold Squad, before landing the lead role in her first film, Mermaid at an early age...
 
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Kristen Stewart
Actress, Twilight
Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian...
 
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Madison Davenport
Actress, Noah
Madison Danielle Davenport was born in San Antonio, Texas. She started her career in 2005 when she had a small role in Conversations with Other Women. Soon after she appeared in the television series Numb3rs, Close to Home, CSI: NY, and Hot Properties. In 2006, Davenport's voice could be heard in Over the Hedge as Quillo...
 
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Lia Marie Johnson
Actress, T@gged
Lia was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She is part of a military family and has lived all over the United States including Florida and California. She has four younger sisters and a younger brother. Now that she is permanently located in Southern California she is excited to continue pursuing her acting dream.
 
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Kelly Gould
Actress, The Rebound
Kelly got her first acting job at the age of three weeks. It was a birthing scene, of course, and she was covered in cream cheese and strawberry jelly for authenticity. At six weeks of age, Kelly portrayed baby Chastity in the "Mow" - the Sonny and Cher Story. More recently Kelly has co-starred on "Strong Medicine," "Jake in Progress," and has appeared in numerous national commercials...
 
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Rachel G. Fox
Actress, Dream House
In June 2005, Rachel Fox and her family went on a family vacation to Los Angeles. During their LA family vacation, Rachel attended a movie and television acting camp, while her sister attended tennis camp. They never left Los Angeles, going back to Ohio only to pack their things they had left behind...
 
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Maria Lark
Actress, Medium
 
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Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
 
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Indiana Evans
Actress, Home and Away
Indiana Rose Evans born 27 July 1990 is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Emmaline Robinson. Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, when she would perform for family and friends...
 
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Phoebe Tonkin
Actress, The Originals
Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later graduated from the Queenwood School for Girls...
 
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Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986. Her mother, Dina Lohan (née Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), is a former Wall Street analyst, and her father, Michael Lohan, is a businessman and former Wall Street trader. She has Irish, Italian, and German ancestry. Lohan began her career at age three as a model at the Eileen Ford Agency...
 
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Alison Lohman
Alison Lohman was born in Palm Springs, California, to Diane (Dunham), a patisserie owner, and Gary Lohman, an architect. Her ancestry includes English, German, and Scottish. She grew up in a family with no showbiz connections but she always wanted to perform. By age 9, she had landed her first professional...