25 Photos of Celebrities As Kids That Will Blow Your Mind

In the days before social media, baby pictures were usually confined to embarrassing family photo albums to be brought out for guests.

Now, thanks to Instagram, many of our favorite musicians and actors have shared throwbacks to their childhoods, with some adorable results.

Here are some of our favorite photos of celebrities as kids.


The London-born "Hello" hitmaker shared an adorable of her and her Spice Girls-adorned walls from her childhood home.

"HA! This is how I feel right now! I AM READY," she captioned the snap.

Brie Larson

The Captain Marvel star showed fans a pic of her before she was famous, aged 10.

Kerry Washington

The How to Get Away With Murder star shared an adorable festive picture with fans for one "Throwback Thursday."

Did anybody catch my holiday #tbt last night in the opening credits?? #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience pic.twitter.com/9G5wFzRotc

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 19, 2019

Mandy Moore

"Whenever I have the inclination to cut bangs again, I'll just look at this pic. Thanks Mom! #tbt," the This Is Us star said of her black and white throwback.

Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family star loves a good throwback, and shared some photos from her childhood in 1980s Barranquilla, Colombia.

Natalie Portman

The Black Swan actress shared a sweet snap of her aged 3—not too long before she rose to fame in the film, Léon: The Professional, aged 12.

Will Smith

The sitcom legend with his siblings, twins Harry and Ellen.

"Happy Bday, Har & El. Believe it or not... My lil' brother & sister are Twins! :-)," he captioned the photo.

Orlando Bloom

Before he was Legolas, the Lord of the Rings star was as cute as a button.

Rashida Jones

The Parks and Recreation star wished her producer father Quincy Jones a happy 87th birthday last year with this adorable baby pic.

Chris Pratt

The future Guardians of the Galaxy actor aged 10 with some friends.

"I've been a fishing nut since I was a kid," he said of the pic. "Here I am circa 1989 with my friends Josh and Joey. Gotta thank their dad Joel (may he rest in peace) for making me the outdoorsman I am today."

Cardi B

The "WAP" rapper looks just like her daughter Kulture in this throwback.

Tom Ellis

The Lucifer actor treated his 4 million Instagram followers to a sweet throwback pic with this post in June 2019.

He said: "Never in a million years did this kid on a tricycle sporting Kevin Keegan's haircut think there would be a thing called Instagram...let alone reach 4 MILLION followers!!!!! Thanks to each and everyone of you."


The Euphoria actress looking cool as ever while reading a book as a kid.

"Keeping this energy as I step into my 23rd year of life, thank you for all the love," she said.

Reese Witherspoon

The Big Little Lies star has hardly aged as proven by this sweet throwback from the '80s.

"Not to brag or anything, but I'm pretty sure I started #FemaleFilmmakerFriday #1980s."

Lupita Nyong'o

The Us actress shared a photo of her young self aged 5 with a message reflecting on her childrens' book, "Sulwe."

"This is 5-year-old me," she said. "I reflected on this little girl's feelings and fantasies when I decided to write my children's book, #Sulwe. With this book, I wanted to hold up a mirror for her."

Gwyneth Paltrow

"I've always been a summer girl," the actress and Goop founder said of this throwback.

Chris Evans

The Captain America actor celebrated Mother's Day with this adorable image.

Happy Mother’s Day ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dHEZmq8BBZ

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 12, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Hamilton creator cheered fans with an adorable pic from his childhood.

Hope you had a good picture day. pic.twitter.com/xWg3QqjmnR

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 8, 2019

Ariana Grande

A young Ariana Grande celebrates Halloween as a kid before reaching fame as a Nickelodeon actress and global popstar.

Tracee Ellis Ross

"Me then," said the Girlfriends star and daughter of icon Diana Ross of this serious throwback.

Amanda Seyfried

Before Mean Girls and Mamma Mia, Amanda Seyfried shared a look at "the best of times #tbt."

Matthew McConaughey

Before his days as a Hollywood heartthrob, Matthew McConaughey posted a look at him as a little Texan baby in the early '70s.

Jamie Lee Curtis

The Hollywood legend shared some photos with her own Hollywood legend father, Tony Curtis.

"Love and misses to Tony Curtis this day," she said.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis as a baby, with her father Tony Curtis. Instagram @curtisleejamie

Lenny Kravitz

The musician shared a tribute to his mother, actress Roxie Roker, for International Women's Day, writing: "The strength of this beautiful black woman still carries me today. #InternationalWomensDay."

January Jones

Mad Men actress Jones gave fans a laugh with her interesting "soft spikes" haircut in this post last year.