19 Then Vs. Now Pics Of Celebrity Kids Who Have Stepped Into The Spotlight Themselves

In Hollywood, lots of kids of famous people end up deciding to pursue a career in acting or in adjacent fields like modeling and music (yes, it's a little concept we call being a "nepo baby"). It's something that happens in every generation, and yet somehow I can't believe we're already at the point where Adam Sandler's daughters are starring in their own (hilarious) Netflix movie, You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah.

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Here's a look at 17 celeb kids born in the '90s and '00s who have started to seek out the spotlight — or already have established careers — as well:

1.Sadie and Sunny Sandler in 2011:

Their famous parent: Adam Sandler 

Their famous parent: Adam Sandler

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Sunny and Sadie Sandler now at ages 14 and 17:

Their projects: Sadie and Sunny star in Adam's recent Netflix film You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah. 

Their projects: Sadie and Sunny star in Adam's recent Netflix film You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah.

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2.Ava and Deacon Phillippe in 2010:

Their famous parents: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Their famous parents: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

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Ava and Deacon Phillippe now at ages 23 and 19:

Their projects: Ava is a student at USC and is also pursuing a modeling career. Deacon has pursued music and acting, including an appearance on Season 3 of Never Have I Ever.

Their projects: Ava is a student at USC and is also pursuing a modeling career. Deacon has pursued music and acting, including an appearance on Season 3 of Never Have I Ever.

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3.Nico Parker in 2016:

Her famous parents: Thandiwe Newton and Ol Parker

Her famous parents: Thandiwe Newton and Ol Parker

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Nico Parker now at age 18:

Her projects: Nico made her acting debut in 2019's Dumbo, but her real breakout performance was as Sarah in The Last of Us. She's also set to star in the upcoming live action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon. 

4.Lily Mo Sheen in 2008:

Her famous parents: Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen (not pictured above, that's Kate's ex Len Wiseman)

Her famous parents: Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen (not pictured above, that's Kate's ex Len Wiseman)

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Lily Mo Sheen now at age 24:

Her projects: Lily recently starred in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent opposite Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage. 

Her projects: Lily recently starred in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent opposite Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage.

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5.Apple Martin in 2005:

Her famous parents: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Her famous parents: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

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Apple Martin now at age 19:

Her projects: Apple made her modeling debut at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. 

6.Iris and Maude Apatow in 2007:

Their famous parents: Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann

Their famous parents: Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann

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Iris and Maude Apatow now at ages 20 and 25:

Their projects: Of course, Maude and Iris starred in their parents' films Knocked Up and This Is 40. These days, Maude stars as Lexi Howard on Euphoria. Iris appeared in Netflix's Love and the movie The Bubble. 

Their projects: Of course, Maude and Iris starred in their parents' films Knocked Up and This Is 40. These days, Maude stars as Lexi Howard on Euphoria. Iris appeared in Netflix's Love and the movie The Bubble.

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7.Willow and Jaden Smith in 2005:

Their famous parents: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Their famous parents: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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Willow and Jaden Smith now at ages 22 and 25:

Their projects: Jaden and Willow, of course, have been acting and performing since they were little kids. Willow is a musician, and she was a musical guest on SNL last year. Jaden is a musician and also recently did voice acting in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder and Entergalactic. 

8.Ever Anderson in 2010:

Her famous parents: Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson

Her famous parents: Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson

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Ever Anderson now at age 15:

Her projects: Ever played young Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow and starred as Wendy Darling in 2022's Peter & Wendy. 

Her projects: Ever played young Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow and starred as Wendy Darling in 2022's Peter & Wendy.

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9.John Owen Lowe in 2003:

His famous parent: Rob Lowe

His famous parent: Rob Lowe

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John Owen Lowe now at age 28:

His projects: John stars opposite Rob in the Netflix show Unstable. 

His projects: John stars opposite Rob in the Netflix show Unstable.

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10.Kaia Gerber in 2006:

Her famous parent: Cindy Crawford

Her famous parent: Cindy Crawford

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Kaia Gerber now at age 21:

Her projects: Kaia followed in her mom's footsteps as a model, but she has also recently forayed into acting roles in Bottoms and Babylon. 

Her projects: Kaia followed in her mom's footsteps as a model, but she has also recently forayed into acting roles in Bottoms and Babylon.

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11.Michael Consuelos in 2001:

His famous parents: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

His famous parents: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

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Michael Consuelos now:

12.Charlie Hall in 2010:

His famous parent: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

His famous parent: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Charlie Hall now at age 26:

His projects: Charlie has appeared on shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Love, Victor, and The Sex Live of College Girls. 

His projects: Charlie has appeared on shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Love, Victor, and The Sex Live of College Girls.

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13.Mason Gooding in 2002 (on right):

His famous parent: Cuba Gooding Jr. 

His famous parent: Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Mason Gooding now at age 26:

His projects: Mason has starred in projects like Booksmart, Love, Victor, and the two most recent Scream movies.

His projects: Mason has starred in projects like Booksmart, Love, Victor, and the two most recent Scream movies.

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14.Maya Hawke in 2013:

Her famous parents: Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman

Her famous parents: Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman

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Maya Hawke now at age 25:

Her projects: Maya's breakout role came on Stranger Things, when she joined the show for Season 3 as Robin Buckley. She also starred in last year's Do Revenge and this year's Asteroid City. 

Her projects: Maya's breakout role came on Stranger Things, when she joined the show for Season 3 as Robin Buckley. She also starred in last year's Do Revenge and this year's Asteroid City.

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15.Zoey Deutch in 2004 (on left):

Her famous parent: Lea Thompson

Her famous parent: Lea Thompson

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Zoey Deutch now at age 28:

Her projects: Zoey has been acting since she was young, but her most recent films include Not Okay and Something From Tiffany's. 

Her projects: Zoey has been acting since she was young, but her most recent films include Not Okay and Something From Tiffany's.

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16.Coco Arquette in 2008:

Her famous parents: Courteney Cox and David Arquette

Her famous parents: Courteney Cox and David Arquette

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Coco Arquette now at age 19:

Her projects: While Coco hasn't officially pursued a singing career, she has been featured singing covers on Courteney's TikTok account. She starts college this fall. 

17.Margaret Qualley in 1999:

Her famous parent: Andie MacDowell 

Her famous parent: Andie MacDowell

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Margaret Qualley now at age 28:

Her projects: Margaret has starred in projects like Maid and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. 

Her projects: Margaret has starred in projects like Maid and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

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18.Lourdes Leon in 2008:

Her famous parent: Madonna

Her famous parent: Madonna

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Lourdes Leon now at age 26:

Her projects: Lourdes is a model and musician.

Her projects: Lourdes is a model and musician.

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19.Ty Tennant in 2018:

His famous parents: David Tennant and Georgia Tennant

His famous parents: David Tennant and Georgia Tennant

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Ty Tennant now at age 21:

His projects: Ty recently had a breakout role in House of the Dragon as young Aegon Targaryen, Viserys and Alicent’s oldest son.

His projects: Ty recently had a breakout role in House of the Dragon as young Aegon Targaryen, Viserys and Alicent’s oldest son.

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