What Our Favorite Celebrities Looked Like As Teenagers Vs. Today

Believe it or not, the celebrities we know and love didn’t always look as flawless or as iconic as they currently do. In fact, their high school photos prove that they too went through strange, awkward, or unattractive phases, just like the rest of us. Here, then, are some of the very best – or most embarrassing – photos of famous folks when they were teens.

45. David Schwimmer

In this mortifying portrait, David Schwimmer looks just like we’d expect Ross Geller to have looked in his high school picture – down to the fluffy ’80s hair and try-hard earring. At the time, Schwimmer was just discovering his passion for acting and perfecting his craft in drama classes.

44. Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has described himself as both a “Bible-toting evangelical” and “a geek” during his time in high school. But once he got out of there and lost the very ’70s hair-don’t, the sky, it seems, was the limit.

43. Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt’s awkward teenage photos prove that there’s hope for absolutely everyone. After all, who knew that this slightly dorky kid would grow up to reach number two on People’s 2014 “Sexiest Man Alive” list?

42. Tina Fey

Tina Fey didn’t have that great a time in high school, describing herself as “kind of a dork” with “unplucked eyebrows.” But that teen pain may have been the inspiration for some of the nastier bits in Mean Girls, so it wasn’t a total bust.