We've seen a lot of characters come and unexpectedly go over the course of The Walking Dead. However, there's one who has rather unexpectedly stuck around: Judith Grimes.
Judith entered the world under tragic circumstances, with her mother Lori dying following an emergency cesarean section. Judith's life didn't get any easier as her first home, the prison, was attacked and she was only just rescued. Having been separated from her father and brother, Judith was finally reunited with them after Carol freed the gang from Terminus. Hungry times on the road eventually got a little easier for the infant when her father and co. settled in Alexandria.
But while you might already know Judith's life story, what you might not have known is that over the course of her life on the show she has been played by 16 little actresses! That's right, we've borne witness to an ever-changing Judith over the last three seasons of the show, and not just because she's been growing! Take a look at all of the actress who have played Lil Ass Kicker over the course of the series:
Season 3 - Adelaide & Eliza Cornwell
Adelaide and Eliza Cornwell played a newborn Judith, making their onscreen debut at just six weeks old in Season 3, Episode 4! The twins weren't the only member of their family to star in the series, with their uncle also appearing as one of the Woodbury survivors.
Season 3 - Loudyn & Leighton Case
Loudyn and Leighton Case debuted as Judith in Season 3, Episode 9. Despite both sharing the credit, according to their mother Kristina, "95 percent" of the scenes were done by Loudyn. It wasn't all smooth sailing for little Loudyn though, with her mother revealing she spit up on actress Laurie Holden (Andrea) on her first day of filming!
The girls are actually triplets, and have a brother named Brody along with an older sister named Sienna.
Season 4 - Tinsley & Anniston Price
Twins Tinsley and Anniston Price took over the role of Judith in Season 4 from Episode 1 - 10. The girls, who were born on August 4, 2012 have since gone on to appear in the recently released film Allegiant and the hit Netflix TV series Stranger Things.
Season 4 - Eleora & Elisea DiFranco
Eleora and Elisea DiFranco appeared in some of Judith's most well known appearances, appearing in Episode 10 and Episode 14 "The Grove" (otherwise known as the "look at the flowers" episode). The twins mother, Stacey, told the Andalusia Star News that the babies spent 10 days filming and appeared in two episodes altogether. Their mom also revealed that the pair had to have their hair dyed red for the role! But don't worry, the show used organic dye that easily washed out for their sensitive heads.
Season 4 - Sophia & Delia Oeland
Sophia and Delia Oeland played the part of Judith for the Season 4 finale, "A" where the tot appeared in a flashback scene toward the end of the episode.
Season 5 - Charlotte & Clara Ward
Identical twins Charlotte and Clara Ward took over as Judith for most of Season 5, making their debut in Season 5, Episode 1. Despite still being very young on the set, the twins clearly loved their time on the show and according to their mom, one of their favorite games to play is "zombie toddlers" — aww!
Season 5 - Kiley & Jaelyn Behun
Identical twins Kiley and Jaelyn Behun also appeared in Season 5 of the show, playing Judith in the second half of the season.
Seasons 6 & 7 - Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi
Throughout Season 6 Judith has been played by Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi, who also stayed on in the role for Season 7. However with the Season finale fast approaching it seems likely that a new set of mini actresses will take over the role in Season 8.
Did you realize Judith had been played by so many little actresses?