Awkward child actors/actresses that grew up to be real hotties

Devon Gummersall
He played Brian Krakow on My So-Called Life
Devon then Devon now

Anthony Michael Hall
He played Brian on The Breakfast Club (I am sensing a pattern of geeky boy names:dubious:)
Anthony then And Anthony [EMAIL=“”]now, hubba hubba

Heh. When I think “adult Anthony Michael Hall,” I can’t help but think of this (Hall is on the right).

I wouldn’t exactly call her “awkward”, but young Ann Jillian was an actress, and had a starring role in the original Twilight Zone episode “Mute”:;_ylt=A0PDoX32THxQwCEAFpWJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?

She grew uip cute:;_ylt=A0PDoX32THxQwCEAKpWJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?;_ylt=A0PDoX32THxQwCEALZWJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?

FYI, your last link has a trojan virus attached to it, you should probably get that removed immediately.

The poster child - or rather poster adult - for this is Jerry O’Connell, who was the chubby loser in Stand By Me and grew up to be an all-American male, square-jawed and handsome, in Sliders and other shows. (No links - on my phone).

My antivirus blocked it, but we should have a mod get rid of it.

Too bad – it was the hottest pic.

I cut the third, suspect link in Cal’s post.

That kid who played Neville in HP. He made puberty his bitch!

Brian was supposed to be a geeky character, so costume, hair, and makeup were all designed to highlight that fact.

Nicholas Hoult was the boy who co-starred with Hugh Grant in About a Boy as a complete outcast/geek, who then went on to star as The Beast in X-Men: First Class (the one set in the 60’s) and is now dating The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence. He has apparently been deemed better looking now.

I came in to say Jerry O’Connell. I was beaten to the reference, but at least I can supply pictures:



Also on The Twilight Zone as a child (three times, in fact) was Suzanne Cupito. She continued acting as an adult.

There’s also Erin Murphy, who played Tabitha on Bewtiched; child and adult

Neil Patrick Harris.

As Doogie Howser, he had a bit of a fivehead.

Whereas, as Barney Stinson, well, he’s legen-waitforitandIhopeyou’renotlactoseintolerant-dary :slight_smile:

Harry Melling, who played Dudley in the *Harry Potter *films. Then and now pics

Jonathan Lipnicki from Jerry Maguire and The Little Vampire: Thenand now.

Damn. Came in to bring up Jonathan Lipnicki and just missed it. I can’t believe that the little nerdy kid from Jerry McGuire turned into THAT.

Matthew Lewis. Good example.

Holy mackerel! And he still knows that the human head weighs eight pounds.

I had SUCH a crush on her when I saw her in The Outer Limits. Still do.

Yep. As opposed to Daniel Radcliffe, who… not so much.

To continue the HP sexy fest (I fell slighty pervey)
Rupert Grint who played Ron

and now

and one more for good measure