TV

Jason LaVeris/WireImage/Getty Images

The Kids Of Stranger Things Then & Now: They’ve Grown Up Right Before Our Eyes!

The little kids from Hawkins, Indiana aren’t so little anymore!

Netflix

We first met Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and more of the Stranger Things cast when the Netflix series premiered in 2016. With Season 4 available to stream, let’s take a look at their transformations over the years.

Todd Williamson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Finn Wolfhard in 2016

Actor Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler, was 13 when the show first started streaming on Netflix.

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Finn Wolfhard in 2022

These days, Wolfhard is a 19-year-old actor who most recently starred in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Todd Williamson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Gaten Matarazzo in 2016

Gaten Matarazzo was 13 years old when he filmed Stranger Things Season 1 as Dustin Henderson.

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Gaten Matarazzo in 2022

Aside from Stranger Things, Matarazzo, 19, has been on Broadways shows; Priscilla of the Desert as Benji and Les Miserables as Gavroche. He’s also an advocate for people with cleidocranial dysplasia.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Caleb McLaughlin in 2016

Did you know Caleb McLaughlin played young Simba on Broadway before he landed the role of Lucas Sinclair when he was 14?

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Caleb McLaughlin in 2022

Today, McLaughlin, 20, is a Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor and artist. The music video for his single “Soul Travel” is on YouTube.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Noah Schnapp in 2016

Before Noah Schnapp joined the Stranger Things family at 15 as Will Byers, he voiced Charlie Brown in the 2015 Peanuts Movie.

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Noah Schnapp in 2022

Today Schnapp, 17, is a Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor and was recently accepted to the University of Pennsylvania.

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Millie Bobby Brown in 2016

English actress Millie Bobby Brown was 11 when she played first played Eleven. The role earned her an Emmy nomination and SAG award when she was 13.

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Millie Bobby Brown in 2022

In addition to acting, Brown, 18, is also the founder of the skincare and makeup line, Florence By Mill.

David Livingston/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Joe Keery in 2016

Actor Joe Keery was one of the oldest characters when he started playing his 17-year-old character, Steve Harrington, at the age of 24.

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Joe Keery in 2022

Keery, now 30, recently starred in the movie Free Guy and his character Harrington is a 19-year-old young man.

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Charlie Heaton in 2016

Charlie Heaton was 22 when he took the role of 16-year-old Jonathan Byers, the brother of Will Byers.

Tristar Media/WireImage/Getty Images

Charlie Heaton in 2022

Heaton, 28, has a 10-year difference compared to his character and is also the star of the 2020 movie, The New Mutants.

Rich Polk/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Natalia Dyer in 2016

Natalia Dyer took the role of 15-year-old Nancy Wheeler when she was 21 years old.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Natalia Dyer in 2022

Dyer, now 27, reprised her role as an 18-year-old Nancy.

Araya Doheny/WireImage/Getty Images

Sadie Sink in 2017

Actress Sadie Sink was 15 years old when she started playing the character Max Mayfield on Stranger Things in Season 2.

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Sadie Sink in 2022

Today Sink, 20, is a Hollywood International Independent Documentary awardee and her character Max has turned sweet 16.