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    Here's Some Side-By-Sides Of Child Actors On "Friends" That Will Make You Feel Old AF

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    Cole Sprouse as Ben Geller

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    On Friends: Played Ross's son, Ben, and learned about the holiday armadillo.

    Some time after that: Starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on the Disney Channel with his twin brother, Dylan.

    Now: Stars as Jughead on the CW's Riverdale. Is weird, is a weirdo, doesn't fit in, doesn't want to fit in.

    Callie and Noelle Sheldon as Emma Geller-Green

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    On Friends: These twins played Rachel and Ross's adorable, daughter Emma (whose name poses a dilemma!).

    Some time after that and also now: Their teeth grew in! Their hair got longer! They turned ages 1 through 15! They've both acted in a number of shorts! It's beautiful.

    Dakota Fanning as Mackenzie

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    On Friends: Played Mackenzie, a young girl who befriended Joey and lived in a house that Monica and Chandler were looking at in Season 10.

    Some time after that: At the time she was on Friends, Dakota already had a thriving film career and had starred in I Am Sam, Uptown Girls, and The Cat in the Hat to name a few. She continued to act a lot after that and even landed a big role as Jane in The Twilight Saga.

    Now: Dakota's starring on the new series The Alienist on TNT.

    Emily Osment as Lelani Mayolanofavich

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    On Friends: Emily played Lelani, a trick-or-treater who visited Rachel during the Season 8 Halloween episode.

    Some time after that: She played Lilly Truscott on a little Disney Channel show called Hannah Montana.

    Now: She stars as Gabi on Freeform's sitcom Young & Hungry.

    Daryl Sabara as Owen

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    On Friends: In Season 10, Daryl played a kid named Owen, who Chandler accidentally told he was adopted.

    Some time after that: Daryl, who was known at the time as a Spy Kid, acted in more Spy Kids movies, had a guest role on Wizards of Waverly Place, and did voice work.

    Now: Some *personal news*: Daryl is happily engaged to singer Meghan Trainor.

    Mae Whitman as Sarah Tuttle

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    On Friends: In Season 3, Mae played Sarah Tuttle, a young Brown Bird who was selling cookies. Ross accidentally broke her leg. (Ugh, Ross sucks.)

    Some time after that: She's had a long film and TV career. Some of her most notable shows and movies include Arrested Development, Parenthood, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The DUFF.

    Now: Mae is on the new series Good Girls on NBC — it premieres Feb. 26.

    Kyla Pratt as Charla Nichols

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    On Friends: Kyla also appeared in that episode with Mae as another member of the troop.

    Some time after that: She acted a lot, but her most notable role might be voicing Penny Proud on Disney Channel's The Proud Family.

    Now: Kyla still acts (most recently on the 2016 Freeform show Recovery Road) and she's also raising two adorable daughters.

    Tahj Mowry as Little Boy (literally, it's on IMDb.)

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    On Friends: Tahj briefly appeared as one of the kids who listened to Phoebe's extremely honest songs during Season 2.

    Some time after that: Tahj Mowry (yes, Tia and Tamera's lil' bro) starred on Smart Guy and also appeared on Sister, Sister.

    Now: Tahj starred on Baby Daddy, which had six seasons and just ended on May 22, 2017.

    Allisyn Ashley Arm as Leslie Buffay

    On Friends: Allisyn played Leslie Buffay, one of Frank Jr. and Alice's triplets. (Her fellow triplets Chandler and Frank Jr. Jr. no longer act).

    Some time after that: She starred opposite Demi Lovato on Disney Channel's Sonny With a Chance and also joined the spinoff So Random!

    Now: Allisyn has appeared on the TV series A.P. Bio and Astrid Clover.