TV and Movies·Posted on Jul 15, 2022You Won't Believe How Much Older Most Of The "Stranger Things" Cast Is Compared To Their CharactersTime flies in the real world a little faster than it does in Hawkins.by Angela AndaloroBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you've been watching Stranger Things since the beginning, you probably feel like you've watched the cast grow up. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix / Via giphy.com Time is flying. With the final season still ahead of us, there's no denying these once-child actors are now young adults, while their characters are still in high school. Theo Wargo / Getty Images Here's the ages of the Stranger Things gang in Season 4 compared to their ages IRL Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven Netflix, Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images for Netflix Eleven is believed to be about 12 years old in Season 1. It's mentioned that her mom spent 12 years looking for her, but she didn't remember her well, hinting that she was very young when they were separated. That would make her around 14 in Season 4. Millie Bobby Brown celebrated her 18th birthday in February. Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler Netflix, Jacopo Raule / FilmMagic / Getty Images Finn Wolfhard is currently 19 years old, making him 5 years older than his high school freshman character. Mike Wheeler is around 14 years old and in his freshman year of high school during the action of the season. Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler Netflix, Tristar Media / WireImage / Getty Images Nancy Wheeler is battling Vecna and her senior year of high school during Season 4. That puts her at around 18. Natalia Dyer is 27. Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair Netflix, Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images Caleb is the oldest of the core cast at 20 years old. Lucas, like the rest of the crew, is tackling freshman year of high school (and some angst around popularity vs. nerd life) at around 14. Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair Netflix, Roy Rochlin / Getty Images Lucas' little sister, Erica, has proven her place in the crew, and now she's taking on middle school. The budding D&D legend is estimated to be 11 or 12 in Season 4. Priah Ferguson, on the other hand, is 15 years old. Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson Netflix, Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions Gaten is 19, turning 20 later this year. Dustin is also around 14 in Season 4 as he introduces the gang to the Hellfire Club. Noah Schnapp as Will Byers Netflix, Theo Wargo / Getty Images Noah is 17, so his age gap with Will is smaller than most others in the cast. Will is also around 14 in Season 4, and still adjusting to West Coast life. Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers Netflix, Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for Netflix Charlie is 28 years old, giving him 10 years on Jonathan Byers during Season 4. The 18-year-old is dealing with a lot of future anxiety thanks to college and Nancy, and then things start getting chaotic. Joe Keery as Steve Harrington Netflix, Arturo Holmes / WireImage / Getty Images Steve Harrington is in his post-high school era at around 19 during Season 4, where he's ~figuring things out~. Joe Keery is 30. Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield Netflix, Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for Netflix Sadie Sink is six years older than Max Mayfield. Max is around 14 in Season 4, joining the rest of the gang in high school, while Sadie is 20. Gabriella Pizzolo as Suzie Bingham Netflix, Theo Wargo / Getty Images Suzie Bingham is believed to be around 15 in Season 4. Gabriella Pizzolo is 19. Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley Netflix, Theo Wargo / Getty Images Robin Buckley is a senior in Season 4 and believed to be around 18. Maya Hawke is 24. Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson Netflix, Jacopo Raule / Getty Images Eddie Munson is believed to be between 19 and 20 after mentioning he was supposed to graduate in 1984. Season 4 takes place in 1986. Meanwhile, Joseph Quinn is 29. Eduardo Franco as Argyle Netflix, Gregg Deguire / FilmMagic / Getty Images Argyle is believed to be around Jonathan's age, so between 18 and 19 years old. Eduardo Franco is 27. Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers Netflix, Arturo Holmes / WireImage / Getty Image Joyce Byers is in her early-mid 40s in Season 4. Winona Ryder flawlessly fit the role at 50 (and is only getting better tbh). David Harbour as Jim Hopper Netflix, David M. Benett / Dave Benett / Getty Images David Harbour is 47, which is pretty close to his character's age. Jim Hopper is believed to be in his mid 40s, though his exact age is unknown. Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler Netflix, Roy Rochlin / Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust Karen Wheeler is believed to be in her late 30s/early 40s in Season 4. Cara Buono is 48. Any of these ages surprise you? Do you think the supposed Season 5 time jump will bring them close to their real ages? Discuss in the comments.