Awkward photos of celebrities as teenagers

Reese Witherspoon as a teen
Reese Witherspoon now
Kate Beckinsale as a teen
Kate Beckinsale now
Jack Black as a kid
Jack Black in 'School of Rock,' 2003
Who's this kid? We're going to let you guess.
It's Andrew Rannell
Tony Hale then
Tony Hale now
Heather Graham then
Heather Graham now
Michelle Monaghan then
Michelle Monaghan now
Olivia Wilde then
Olivia Wilde now
America Ferrera then
America Ferrera now
Brandon Flynn then
Brandon Flynn in '13 Reasons Why' (2017)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt then
Joseph Gordon-Levitt now
Lena Dunham then
Lena Dunham today
The Back Street Boys then
The Back Street Boys now
Ruby Rose then
Ruby Rose now
Reese Witherspoon as a teen

The Oscar-winning actress shared this photo on Instagram a while back. She herself didn't think it was one of her cutest photos as an adolescent. We beg to differ!

Reese Witherspoon now

This is Reese Witherspoon today. Elegant and still youthful in her appearance.

Kate Beckinsale as a teen

Kate Beckinsale posted this photo on social media to remember how she used to be as a teenager. The younger Kate appears to be trying on a new bra that Santa gave her for Christmas.

Kate Beckinsale now

The transformation is impressive, but we stil see that teenager in Kate Beckinsale today.

Jack Black as a kid

That smile is unmistakably Jack Black. He may have found this photo awkward, but it was part of his agency portfolio anyway.

Jack Black in 'School of Rock,' 2003

And it definitely paid off! Jack Black has been casted in numerous movies and series, making him a firm Hollywood star.

Who's this kid? We're going to let you guess.

He looks like he's waiting for something. "Have you taken the photo yet?"

It's Andrew Rannell

Many viewers know him from the series 'Girls.' Andrew or Andy Rannells shared the previous picture media, to show how different he used to look.

Want to make more guesses? Check out the quiz: Who's that kid?

Tony Hale then

He's a happy teen on the photo, but perhaps not the handsome TV man he would become.

Tony Hale now

Tony Hale from the series 'Veep' and 'Arrested Development,' among others, looks very different today.

Heather Graham then

A big change for Heather Graham! This is her somewhat awkward portrait as a teen.

Heather Graham now

The American actress appeared in 'Austin Powers' and is also among the cast of the new, apocalyptic series 'The Stand', based on a Stephen King novel.

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Michelle Monaghan then

Michelle Monaghan shared this picture of herself as an adolescent and said that it was not her best ever. We think it's alright though.

Michelle Monaghan now

Of course, with professional hair, makeup, and the latest fashion, she looks absolutely stunning today.

Olivia Wilde then

What was she celebrating? In any case, the photographer caught teenager Olivia Wilde at a moment that she may not have been best prepared for a picture.

Olivia Wilde now

See how little she changed! She's really just gotten a little older, nothing else.

America Ferrera then

America Ferrera may find this teenage picture awkward, but we find it cute.

America Ferrera now

And just like Olivia Wilde, she hasn't really changed at all.

Brandon Flynn then

The boy on the left is Brandon Flynn in one of the lesser poses in his photo collection. It's the same Brandon who would play an part in the ultimate 'teenage angst' series: '13 Reasons Why'.

Brandon Flynn in '13 Reasons Why' (2017)

The actor manages to look even younger as a high schooler in the series than how he looked as a teen in real life.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt then

What a picture this is of Joseph Gordon-Levitt! He says it's not the best he has in his album, but we like it a lot.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt now

This is the actor all grown up and tidy (at a premiere in 2017). He should reconsider long hair, we like it!

Lena Dunham then

We're not sure about the cat in the picture, but teenage Lena Dunham seems to be at ease here.

Lena Dunham today

The actress and writer of 'Girls' has opened up about suffering from OCD and anxiety when she was a young girl. She made a video for the Child Mind Institute in 2017 to help others coping with these mental health issues.

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The Back Street Boys then

We knew these guys from when they were teenagers. Looking back at their 90s' looks today, we may not be as enchanted as we used to be.

The Back Street Boys now

They've returned as a group, and this is how the Backstreet Men look now.

Ruby Rose then

What a picture of Ruby Rose! Yes, she's a featherweight with an interesting haircut, but she already has the beautiful eyes and mouth that we've come to know the actress for.

Ruby Rose now

With completely different hair and a confident smile, here's the adult Ruby Rose. You probably know her from 'Orange is the New Black' or 'Batwoman.'

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