23 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were 23 Or Younger

Celebrities — they’re just like us! Except for the money, fame and consistent exposure. Oh, and the fact that they’ve accomplished way more by the ripe old age of 23 than most of us ever will in our entire lives. From Oscar winners to Olympians, here are 23 celebrities you didn’t realize were 23 or […]

Celebrities — they’re just like us! Except for the money, fame and consistent exposure. Oh, and the fact that they’ve accomplished way more by the ripe old age of 23 than most of us ever will in our entire lives.

From Oscar winners to Olympians, here are 23 celebrities you didn’t realize were 23 or younger — get ready to feel old:

1. Sam Smith, 23  

Sam Smith’s career took off when he appeared on Disclosure’s hit single “Latch” in 2012. Since then, Smith has earned multiple hits and even scored an Oscar this year for his James Bond theme song, “Writing’s on the Wall.” 

2. Kate Upton, 23

Upton first made an impression on the public when a video of her doing the “Dougie” went viral in 2011. The same year, then 18-year-old Upton was voted Sports Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year. At just 23, the model/actress has appeared on multiple magazine covers and in a few movies, most notably “The Other Woman.” 

3. John Boyega, 23 

John Boyega became a household name after landing a role as Finn in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The English actor is currently filming “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” 

4. Josh Hutcherson, 23

Hutcherson began acting in 2002, when he was just 10 years old. Today, the 23-year-old is best known for his role as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games” series. 

5. Daisy Ridley, 23

The English actress, who is often compared to Kiera Knightly, shot to to fame with her role as Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

6. Bella Thorne, 18

In the spotlight since she was six weeks old, Thorne is known for her roles in “The DUFF” and “Shake It Up” with fellow Disney star Zendaya. 

7. Zendaya, 19

The singer/actress/model appeared in Disney’s “Shake It Up” and scored a radio banger with her song “Replay” in 2013. At just 19, Zendaya stars in “K.C. Undercover” and recently became a CoverGirl. 

8. Meghan Trainor, 22 

Trainor took over the music charts in 2014 with her hit “All About That Bass,” from her album “Title,” which later went platinum. The song also earned Trainor two Grammy nominations in 2015, and this year at the award show, the singer took home the Best New Artist accolade. 

9. Abigail Breslin, 19 

The former child star is all grown up! Breslin first gained fame for her role in the movie “Signs,” following it with a scene-stealing performance in “Little Miss Sunshine” in 2006. Breslin recently completed the first season of the Fox show “Scream Queens.” 

10. Gabby Douglas, 20 

As a 16-year-old member of US women’s gymnastic team, Douglas took home two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London, making history as the first black gymnast to ever win gold in the All-Around category. She plans to compete at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. 

11. Nick Jonas, 23 

The former boy-bander successfully transitioned from “The Jonas Brothers” to a super sexy pop star last year with his hit, “Jealous.” At just 23, Nick has appeared on stage in “Les Miserables” and starred in a few movies and TV series. 

12. Anthony Davis, 23

As the #1 draft pick in 2012, Davis had just led Kentucky to a National Championship where he was voted Most Outstanding Player. Davis now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. 

13. Cara Delevingne, 23 

The British model-turned-actress gained notoriety for modeling for big design houses like Burberry. She recently starred in “Paper Towns,” based on a John Green novel of the same name. 

14. Saoirse Ronan, 21 

The Bronx-born Irish-American actress made her debut in 2003, but gained notoriety (and an Oscar nomination) for her role in 2007’s “Atonement.” Ronan recently starred in the critically-acclaimed “Brooklyn,” which earned her yet another Oscar nomination. 

15. Victoria Justice, 23

Justice started acting when she was 10, later landing major roles in “Zoey 101” and “Victorious.” Look for her in the upcoming TV movie remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

16. Kyrie Irving, 23 

Born in Australia, former Duke standout Kyrie Irving signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers after just one year of college ball. In July 2014, the young star signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the team. 

17. Ella Henderson, 20   

First spotted on “The X Factor” where she placed sixth, this British singer is best known for her hauntingly great hit, “Ghost.”

18. Ezra Miller, 23 

If you don’t already know his name, you will soon. After stealing scenes in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” look for Miller in the upcoming movies “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “The Justice League Part One.” 

19. Ariel Winter, 18 

This actress has been in the spotlight ever since landing her role as adorable nerd Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family” in 2009. 

20. Ashley Rickards, 23

A member of Mensa, this author and actress has appeared on major TV series like “Entourage,” “One Tree Hill, “American Horror Story” and, of course, as the lead in “Awkward.” 

21. Pete Davidson, 22   

After leaving a lasting impression at “The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber,” this standup comedian appeared in Amy Schumer’s hit movie, “Trainwreck” and currently stars on “Saturday Night Live.” 

22. Shawn Mendes, 17 

After gaining a massive following on Vine, this Canadian singer rocked the charts with his 2015 hit single “Stitches.” 

23. Bella Hadid, 19 

Bella Hadid, sister of Gigi, began modeling after signing to IMG in 2014. She’s since strutted down the runway for major brands and landed more than a few magazine covers. 

Correction: A previous version of this post misidentified Ariel Winter’s character on “Modern Family” as “Alex Murphy”; she plays Alex Dunphy.

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