Hollywood is a mysterious place. Some celebrities in their 50s look like they’re in their 20s, while other young celebrities seem like they’re wise, old souls. It’s amazing just how talented and mature some stars have proven to be — well before they’ve reached 30.
Whether these 15 celebrities simply seem older or have made major accomplishments in their careers, you’ll be surprised by just how young they really are.
1. Saoirse Ronan, 23
Actress Saoirse Ronan has been on the movie scene for quite some time, which makes her young age of 23 that much more surprising. She received Oscar nominations for her roles in Atonement (2007) and Brooklyn (2015), but after her starring role in 2017’s Lady Bird, she seems to be everywhere we look.
Ronan has already won a Golden Globe for her role and is once again nominated for Best Actress at the 2018 Oscars. Based on how much success she’s already had at such a young age, we expect to only see her career grow for years to come.
2. Sam Smith, 25
Though Sam Smith may only be 25 years old, his soulful singing voice makes him seem wise beyond his years. It’s hard to believe he was only 21 when his Grammy-winning single, “Stay With Me,” rose to the top of the charts in 2014.
We still wouldn’t change the station if it came on the radio, which is a good sign that the song is a true classic.