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Genevieve Van Voorhis

What happened to the lucky tykes that played the kids of the best Friends in America? Here's a round up of all the child stars that got their start playing the offspring on Friends.

Ben Geller-Willick Is 23 Years Old

Sources: Friends / Twist Magazine
Sources: Friends / Twist Magazine

Although Cole Sprouse wasn't the first actor to play Ben — as a baby, he's played by Michael Gunderson, then by twins Charles Thomas Allen and John Christoper Allen in "The One With The Baby On The Bus" — but he was the one who got the funniest lines. Sprouse landed the gig of older Ben, around ages 7 and 8 in Season 6, and gave Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer a run for their money.

Remember how cute he was?

Cole Sprouse's career really took off after Friends, as he headed into Disney Channel stardom alongside his twin brother Dylan in The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody. Now he's graduated from NYU, dyed his hair black, and he'll be starring in the CW's upcoming Riverdale (based on the Archie comics) playing Jughead Jones.

Leslie, Chandler, And Frank Jr. Jr. Buffay Are 18 Years Old

Are you ready for this? The young actors that played the three trouble-making Buffay kids were not even related!

Dante Pastula - Frank Jr. Jr

Source: Friends / Twitter (at.dante_pastula)
Source: Friends / Twitter (at.dante_pastula)

This little ginger went on to land the voice-over part of the little boy in The Polar Express, and then brought his young acting career to a close.

Sierra Marcoux - Chandler

"Baby Girl Chandler" went into voice over work as well, as Charlie Brown's little sister Sally in He's A Bully, Charlie Brown. She, too is retired from acting.

Here she is in 2004, around the time Friends went off the air.

Source: IMDB
Source: IMDB

Allisyn Ashley Arm - Leslie

Arm is the only one of the three that is still acting professionally. Like Cole Sprouse, she's also had a great deal of success on the Disney Channel, in Sonny With A Chance and So Random!

Emma Geller-Green Is 13 Years Old

The unanticipated love child of Ross and Rachel was actually played by twin girls, Noelle and Cali Sheldon. As babies, they went on to play another little girl called Emma in Novel Romance (2006).

And is it just me or do they look kind of like Jen Aniston?

Source: Women's Health
Source: Women's Health


Who do you think made the most shocking transformation?


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