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    The Actual Ages Of TV And Movie "Teens"

    This will make you feel better about being awkward in high school. Teens on screen are always played by graceful twentysomethings.

    In Smallville, Tom Welling played a character 10 years younger than himself. Here's Tom's actual teenage yearbook photo.

    How about Mean Girls?

    The Fonz: original greaser rebel RUDE TEEN.

    And Pitch Perfect?

    The O.C.'s teens were always suspiciously presentable.

    Dear 90210: There's no way a teen's this mature and confident.

    And here's the high school tennis star in 90210:

    One Tree Hill?

    And Dawson's Creek?

    Nary a set of braces in sight.

    Bring It On?

    Friday Night Lights?

    So this is why you're still not as cool and assured as the "teens" on TV. Remember, this is what real teenagers look like: