FANS of Two and a Half Men were left astounded after child star Angus T Jones was spotted looking VERY different earlier this week.
Angus was spotted strolling around Los Angeles without any shoes on while sporting a bushy beard in a rare outing.
Back in 2003, the former child star was about 10 years old when he played the role of Jake Harper on the CBS show – and fans were left astounded at his different appearance.
However, it seems that Angus is not the only child star to have undergone a dramatic transformation.
Here we reveal what happened to your favourite child stars…
Joanna – Love Actually
Olivia Olson made a name for herself as the super-cute child singer Joanna in Love Actually who was the object of affection for Sam, the son of Liam Neeson.
And at the age of 29, Olivia’s singing days were not behind her as in 2019 she appeared on the celebrity edition of the X Factor , though she was left emotional when she was sent home over Martin Bashir.
But the star has plenty of other showbiz work to fall back on.
Recently Olivia voiced the character Vanessa Doofenshmirtz in Phineas and Ferb and currently voices the Marceline the Vampire Queen in Adventure Time.
As if acting and singing weren’t enough, Olivia is also a talented writer, having written a part of the best selling adventure Time Encyclopedia.
In 2013, she released her debut EP, Beauty in Chaos and has her own YouTube channel with more than 19,000 followers and shares personal photos with her fans on social media.
Ben Geller – Friends
Ben Geller, Ross’s son from ex-wife Carol, who appeared in 16 episodes of the series Friends.
In fact, the mischievous lad was played by four different actors, starting with Michael Gunderson as baby Ben in season two then twin toddlers Charles Thomas Allen and John Christopher Allen – but it was Cole Sprouse who was most memorable.
Cole – who was in the role at Ben’s prankster best – went on to star in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck alongside his twin brother Dylan.
In 2017, Cole – who was nine when he started playing Ben – admitted he had a crush on his Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston.
“I had a really, really hard time working with Aniston because I was so in love with her,” he told the New York Post.
“I was infatuated. I was speechless — I’d get all bubbly and forget my lines and completely blank… It was so difficult.”
For the last four years Cole, now 28 and seriously hot, has starred in the US drama Riverdale.
Emma Geller-Green – Friends
Rachel and Ross’s baby Emma was initially played by twins Elizabeth and Genevieve Davidson, followed by Alexandra and Athina Conley.
But from 2004, twins Cali and Noelle Sheldon played her as a toddler.
Now 19, the twins have continued acting, appearing together in short films like 2012’s Agorable and 2016’s Rougarou, and the 2007 pilot episode of the Damian Lewis drama Life.
Last year, they also appeared in psychological horror film Us, playing doppelgängers.
The pair regularly post throwback pictures of their time on the Friends set – which are super cute.
Tiffany Butcher – EastEnders
Albert Square fans have been lucky enough to see Maisie Smith grow up on the show.
Having arrived in Walford in 2008, Tiff left the soap with mum Bianca, played by Patsy Palmer, in September 2014 when they moved to Milton Keynes.
During that time, the actress-turned-gym-bunny swapped her stint on the soap for Swiss balls, dumbbells and abs training and exclusively told The Sun Online she was getting fit as inspiration for her fans.
She launched workout programme Results 4 Teens and showed off her super toned abs and muscular arms in promotional shots for the campaign.
In 2016, the star returned to the show temporarily, before a more permanent return in 2018.
In 2020, she paired up with Gorka Marquez and came second in Strictly Come Dancing.
Ben Mitchell – EastEnders
Current actor Max Bowden is actually the sixth to take on the role of Ben Mitchell.
Many will remember fresh-faced Charlie Jones, who played the troublesome lad between 2006 and 2010.
Charlie’s most memorable storyline was the physical and mental abuse he suffered at the hands of his dad Phil’s girlfriend Stella Crawford.
On the day of Phil and Stella’s wedding, Ben spilled the beans about what had been going on – prompting Stella to hurl herself off a roof.
Charlie is still acting and in 2020 appeared in the BBC adaptation of Noughts + Crosses, as well as Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey in the same year.
Sophie – The Holiday
You’ll remember her as Jude Law’s adorable daughter Sophie in Christmas classic The Holiday.
But now Miffy Englefield is all grown up having had a baby in lockdown.
Miffy, 21, who lives in Littlehampton, West Sussex, with her partner, drummer Alex Whivley-Conway, 24, became a mum to baby girl Frankie on April 23.
Miffy was just six when she stole the hearts of viewers after bagging a role in The Holiday, starring alongside Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Emma Pritchard who played her on-screen sister.
“It was amazing being in it,” Miffy laughed. “Everytime it is on telly – and it is a lot – I crack up. It’s on Netflix now too.
“Alex thinks it is really funny. He tells everyone. We watched it together but to be honest it makes me want to rip my eyes out. It’s so embarrassing.”
Bruce Bogtrotter – Matilda
On one of the film’s most memorable scenes, schoolboy Bruce Bogtrotter is forced to gorge on a huge chocolate cake by evil head Miss Trunchbull.
Little Jimmy Karz was 12 when he tackled that sweet treat, egged on by fellow pupils.
But the chubby, chocolate-smeared cheeks are nowhere to be seen these days and Jimmy is all grown up.
Although Los Angeles-born Jimmy hasn’t done much acting since his 1996 role, he did make brief appearances in The Wedding Singer and TV series ER.
But he’s now swapped the limelight for medical training, studying for a qualification at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 2012, he said: “Film acting is not very fun. Doing the same thing over and over again until, in the director’s eyes, you ‘get it right’, does not allow for very much creative freedom.
“The best times I had on film sets were the times the director let me express myself, but those were rare.”
Brady Hobbes – Sex and the City
He starred in one of the most iconic sitcoms of the 90s, but Joseph Pupo, who played Brady Hobbes in Sex and the City, admits that he has never seen the show.
Brady was born in Series 4 of the show, which saw Miranda supporting her ex-boyfriend and bartender Steve through testicular surgery.
But the child star hasn’t been seen on our screens since a brief appearance in SATC 2, the movie, 11 years ago.
He has stayed out of the limelight and off our screens ever since, only making one brief public appearance in a cringeworthy interview with The Battery Company’s Jake Wilson and Sas Goldberg.
He also admits: “I was like three months old. I don’t watch the show. Just never did, never watched it.”