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Flashback! 20 Stars of the 80s & 90s All Grown Up (Then & Now Photos)

Michelle Williams Then & Now!

I love a bit of nostalgia, especially when it involves the eighties and nineties and all the stars that I grew up with. And you know what’s cool. They all are getting old just like me!

These teen stars have gone from goofy to glamorous (like Sarah Jessica Parker), from TV to A-list movie star (Johnny Depp) and from Dawson’s Creek to Suri’s mom (Katie Holmes). It’s pretty amazing that all these twenty stars not just survived their teenage success but have gone on to create careers that have continued, and some with amazing results (like Michelle Williams above who went from Dawson’s Creek to three different Oscar nominations). And all of these twenty teen and tween stars of the 80s and 90s? They all are in the midst of their most important role yet – that of parent.

Check out these twenty stars then and now! Who do you think has changed the most?

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  • Mayim Bialik 1 of 19
    Mayim Bialik
    Mayim Bialik starred as Blossom Russo on her show Blossom from 1991 to 1995. She is still acting appearing on The Big Bang Theory and has two sons - Frederick and Miles.
  • Neil Patrick Harris 2 of 19
    Neil Patrick Harris
    From 1989 to 1993, NPH was the star of Doogie Howser, M.D., he is all grown up and enjoying a whole new career starring in How I Met Your Mother among others. He and partner David Burtka have twins named Gideon Scott, a boy, and Harper Grace, a girl.
  • Melissa Joan Hart 3 of 19
    Melissa Joan Hart
    She will forever be known as Sabrina the Teenage Witch (which ran from 1995 - 2003) but to sons Mason and Brady she is just mom.
  • Johnny Depp 4 of 19
    Johnny Depp
    One of the most successful teen stars of 80s is the one and only Johnny Depp. He played Tom Hanson on 21 Jump Street from 1987 to 1990 and went on to star is...well...everything! He has two young children and continues to enjoy an amazing career. Right now he is filming The Lone Ranger.
  • Tori Spelling 5 of 19
    Tori Spelling
    Tori Spelling got her big break on her dad's TV show Beverly Hills 90210 as Donna Martin. And now? She's a best selling author, a reality TV star and mom of three - with one more on the way!
  • Luke Perry 6 of 19
    Luke Perry
    Teen heartthrob Luke Perry was made famous for his role in 90210 and he continues to act, starring in a variety of made for TV movies. He has two children, Jack and Sophie.
  • Jennie Garth 7 of 19
    Jennie Garth
    Another 90210 star who embraced work and parenting. Jennie Garth has three daughters , Luca, Lola and Fiona. She recently separated from hubby Peter Facinelli.
  • Brian Austin Green 8 of 19
    Brian Austin Green
    90210 alum Brian Austin Green recently wrapped Desperate Housewives but he has a new role on the horizon, it is rumored that he and wife Megan Fox are expecting their first child together. Brian has a son - Kassius- who was born in 2002 from a previous relationship.
  • Reese Witherspoon 9 of 19
    Reese Witherspoon
    Look how adorable she was in The Man in the Moon back in 1991! Oh wait, she still is! Reese has had a great career which shows no signs of slowing down, and neither does her personal life. She is currently rumored to be pregnant with her third child.
  • Matthew Broderick 10 of 19
    Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick has never not been in the spotlight! He has enjoyed an amazing career on the stage and screen...just like his wife.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker 11 of 19
    Sarah Jessica Parker
    From playing Annie on stage to Square Pegs to starring in Sex in the City, Sarah Jessica Parker has changed a whole lot. But her favorite role? It has to be mom. She and Matthew Broderick have three children together.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar 12 of 19
    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    In my mind, she will always be Buffy. She took a bit of a break but she's back with her new show Ringer . Not only is she still a TV star, she is a mom to daughter Charlotte.
  • Holly Robinson Peete 13 of 19
    Holly Robinson Peete
    The 21 Jump Street star went from starring in the show back in the 80s to hosting the daytime show The Talk (she left the show last year). She is the proud parent of one girl and three boys.
  • Katie Holmes 14 of 19
    Katie Holmes
    Katie, one half on TomKat and Suri's mom, got her big break on Dawson's Creek. Now she is prey for the paparazzi and stars in the occasional movie...and of course Suri's sherpa!
  • Alyssa Milano 15 of 19
    Alyssa Milano
    The Who's the Boss star (from 1984-1992) recently became a mom to son Miles, but that isn't stopping her. She is currently filming her new show Mistresses
  • Busy Philipps 16 of 19
    Busy Philipps
    Busy, well she has been busy! The actress went from Freaks and Geeks to her current role on Cougar Town . Plus she is mom to her own little Birdie.
  • Elizabeth Berkley 17 of 19
    Elizabeth Berkley
    Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley certainly has changed alot! From teen star to Showgirls star to her upcoming role as mom.
  • Candace Cameron 18 of 19
    Candace Cameron
    From the age of 11 to 19 (1987-1995), Candace starred on Full House . Now she has a full house herself. She has three kids, Natasha, 10, Lev, 8, and Maksim, 6.
  • Molly Ringwald 19 of 19
    Molly Ringwald
    Molly is pretty much the queen of the 80s movie (think Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink ) and now she is queen of the house with one daughter and a set of twins who were born in 2009.
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