30 Celebs You Absolutely Didn't Realize Were Born in the 2000s

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Finding out that a celeb you thought was your age is actually significantly younger can definitely make you panic-grab the nearest tube of retinol. Unless you're Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan, of course, who has seemingly unlocked the fountain of youth and looks 19 at the age of 37.

Anyway, between having our jaws drop at Nicola's age and then hit the damn floor upon finding out Reneé Rapp's, we've gathered 30 celebs who we truly didn't realize weren't born in the late '90s. Like, pretty sure my Spotify Wrapped this year is just gonna be Blink-182's "What’s My Age Again" on repeat...in combination with Chappell Roan and whatever else Sabrina Carpenter (a late '90s, baby, don't worry!!) puts out this year, ofc.

Anyway, prepare to feel unwell!

Billie Eilish: December 18, 2001

Not Billie being born the year Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone came out in theaters. 😫

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Iris Apatow: October 12, 2002

Iris was born the year A Walk to Remember came out. Let that sink in.

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Ice Spice: January 1, 2000

While the rest of us were worrying if ATMs would malfunction due to the MILLENNIUM, Ice Spice was busy being born.

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Kaia Gerber: September 3, 2001

If you told me this was Cindy Crawford circa right now, I'd believe you.

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Reneé Rapp: January 10, 2000

Genuinely thought she was my peer—signed, a millennial.

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Lola Tung: October 28, 2002

This summer = the summer I turned ancient, apparently. This was the month "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" by Jay-Z and Beyoncé dropped, btw, in case anyone wanted to feel extra, extra old.

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Halle Bailey: March 27, 2000

One of the few celebs born in the naughty aughties (literally so sorry) who's a mom!

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Jenna Ortega: September 27, 2002

Why do I feel like she's older and wiser than I am?

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Olivia Rodrigo: February 20, 2003

Um, there's no way. She channels the '90s even better than those of us who lived through them.

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Millie Bobby Brown: February 19, 2004

Sorry, that's Mrs. Millie Bobby Brown.

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Joshua Bassett: December 22, 2000

Yep, unlike these actors, Joshua was actually a teenager when he played one on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. (Well, for the first season or two, at least...)

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JoJo Siwa: May 19, 2003

Both JoJo Siwa and the film Gigi entered the world in 2003. What a time to be alive.

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Emma Chamberlain: May 22, 2001

I'm going to need an exact skincare routine ASAP.

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India Amarteifio: September 17, 2001

India's accomplished a lot in her life—including, but not limited to: a) becoming Queen of the TON, and b) this amazing hat.

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Willow Smith: October 31, 2000

TBH, Willow's coolness exists outside things like time and space.

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Rachel Zegler: May 3, 2001

Nothing but respect for MY ageless Disney princess.

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Bhad Bhabie: March 26, 2003

I feel like I've lived 100 lives since first hearing the phrase "catch me outside how 'bout that."

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Sophie Thatcher: October 18, 2000

This is definitely what I also looked like at 23.

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Noah Cyrus: January 8, 2000

Just a few days shy of being a '90s bb!

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Kit Connor: March 8, 2004

Wild to be born the same year both Facebook and Gmail launched.

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Nico Parker: December 9, 2004

Nico was born the same year her mom (Thandiwe Newton, in case you couldn't see the resemblance) starred in the movie—nay FILM—Chronicles of Riddick.

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Milly Alcock: April 11, 2000

Almost 25! Aka the age where one can get themselves a Leonardo DiCaprio birthday meme cake a la Sabrina Carpenter.

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Charli D'Amelio: May 1, 2004

Me, personally? I count the years via how old various pandemic TikTokers are.

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Noah Beck: May 4, 2001

Can't look at Noah Beck without taking a long drag of the nearest available cigarette and having flashbacks to the words "Hype House."

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Tyla: January 30, 2002

Like sands through the hourglass of Tyla's Met Gala dress, these are the days of our lives.

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Tate McRae: July 1, 2003

Forever giving Coolest Girl at High School, no matter how old she is.

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Maddie Ziegler: Septemer 30, 2002

The math simply is not mathing, because I thought we were the same age.

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Amelia Hamlin: June 13, 2001

Could be Lisa Rinna's sister (compliment to them both).

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan: December 28, 2001

She's got that fresh "I'm in the Best Show on Netflix" glow.

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Yara Shahidi: February 10, 2000

Kay, turns out Yara is less Grown-ish than we thought.

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