If You Can Guess How Old 18/23 of These Celebs Are, We’ll Be Impressed

By: William J. Wright

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Who says showbiz is just a game for the young? From the bygone days of silent movies and radio stars to the age of the internet celebrity, fans have always been obsessed with every detail of the lives of the entertainers they love. This fascination includes age. For better or worse, age has always been a benchmark of success for actors, musicians and public figures of every stripe. 

The novelty of being a prodigy and the cachet of being an industry elder can be a boon to a long or short career. Then again, age sadly continues to be used as a discriminatory red line and point of scrutiny — especially for women in entertainment. Nevertheless, as you'll discover in this quiz, powerful women (and men) are upending those outdated attitudes.

Whether you're a whippersnapper or an old-timer, we think you'll find some surprises in this quiz — and maybe some inspiration! We've gathered a selection of current celebrities of all ages from film, television, music and sports to test your pop culture knowledge and see how well you really know your media heroes. Here's the challenge: Can you correctly guess the ages of these superstars? Ready, set, guess the age! 

It seems like Paul Rudd never ages, so this might be tricky. How old is he?

Best known for his comedic roles in films like "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Paul Rudd brought his wry sense of humor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015 as Ant-Man. An unlikely action star, Rudd brings a relatable everyman quality to the "Avengers" franchise.

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She's a brooding electropop phenom with an anti-fashion style all her own. Do you know "Bad Guy" singer Billie Eilish's age?

Billie Eilish is a pop music prodigy who's not afraid to buck the trends. With five Grammys under her belt, a No. 1 debut album and a bona fide pop anthem in her single "Bad Guy," Eilish is sure to be a musical force for years to come.

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Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift accomplished more before 22 than some musicians do in a lifetime. How old is she?

With her soul-baring lyrics and flawless pop sensibilities, Taylor Swift is a musical force of nature. Beginning her career at 16 with her self-titled debut album, Swift conquered country music before successfully crossing over to mainstream pop with 2014's "1989."

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He's much more than just another pretty face. How old is leading man Brad Pitt?

Brad Pitt is the total Hollywood package. Considered one of the most attractive men on the planet, Pitt also has multiple Golden Globes and an Academy Award to prove he has the talent to match his legendary good looks. A producer, humanitarian and philanthropist, Brad Pitt is a star with heart.

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Actor Keanu Reeves has played everything from a time traveling teen to a cyberverse savior. Can you guess his age?

With his laidback demeanor and Zen attitude, Keanu Reeves is the epitome of Hollywood cool. Although he's proven himself in comedies and dramas, the Canadian actor is best known for his intense action roles in films like "Speed," "The Matrix" and "John Wick."

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Lizzo doesn't need a DNA test to prove she's 100% awesome. Can you guess her age?

Multi-talented rapper Lizzo was born April 27, 1988. Following two critically acclaimed indie releases, she broke through to the mainstream with her major label EP "Coconut Oil." In 2020, Lizzo was nominated for eight Grammys, with her LP "Cuz I Love You" winning Best Urban Contemporary Album.

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You never know where this guy's going to pop up next. Can you guess Bill Murray's age?

From his early days as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" to his quirky roles in the films of Wes Anderson, comic actor Bill Murray has been bringing the laughs for nearly half a century. Never one to play the fame game, Murray's notorious for his encounters with regular people.

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She might be "Jenny From the Block,"but she "Ain't Your Mama." How old is Jennifer Lopez?

Jennifer Lopez, known and loved by her legions of fans as J.Lo, is what Hollywood oldtimers used to call a "triple threat." A skilled dancer, singer and actress, Bronx born Lopez is a true pioneer who's helped bring Latinx music and culture into the American mainstream.

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Do you know Margot Robbie's age?

Australian actress Margot Robbie has made a career of playing powerful, driven and often unhinged women. She first caught the attention of critics and audiences in "The Wolf of Wall Street, " but she'll be forever known to comic book fans as "Harley Quinn" in the DC Extended Universe films.

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Can you guess "Stranger Things" star Finn Wolfhard's age?

With roles on TV's "The 100," "Supernatural" and "Stranger Things," actor Finn Wolfhard is a favorite of sci-fi and horror fans. Graduating to film, Wolfhard continues his penchant for the odd and macabre, starring as Richie Tozier in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's "It."

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Singer, actress and activist Lady Gaga does it all. Can you guess Mother Monster's age?

Born March 28, 1986, Lady Gaga is an unstoppable talent who's never afraid to take a risk. From her million-selling albums to her Oscar-nominated performance in 2018's "A Star Is Born," Gaga has proven herself to be much more than just another pop music flash in the pan.

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Tough talking Samuel L. Jackson is one of the biggest box office draws of all time. Can you guess his age?

Born December 21, 1948, Samuel L. Jackson overcame a stutter and drug addiction to become one of the most popular actors of all time. Rising to fame with his role as Jules in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," his charisma and powerful voice make him an enduring onscreen presence.

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She's a skilled actress who's starred in both serious dramas and comic book movies. Can you guess Jennifer Lawrence's age?

Jennifer Lawrence began her career on the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" but soon earned her comic book geek movie cred as Mystique in "X-Men: First Class." In 2012, Lawrence earned the respect of another dedicated fandom as Katniss, the heroine of "The Hunger Games" films.

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He's a master of both comedy and horror. How old is director-comedian Jordan Peele?

Jordan Peele got his big break in show business as a cast member on "MADtv." Along with comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key, he created the Comedy Central hit "Key and Peele." A lifelong fan of horror films, Peele broke away from comedy as the writer and director of the thrillers "Get Out" and "Us."

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Johnny Depp went from reluctant teen heartthrob to box office draw, thanks to a string of eccentric starring roles. How old is he?

Not content to rely on his chiseled good looks, Johnny Depp made the bold move from teen idol on the hit series "21 Jump Street" to a serious actor with a string of quirky film roles. Ultimately, it was a gamble that paid off, making Depp one of the biggest movie stars of his generation.

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How old is Chance the Rapper?

One of the most powerful voices in hip-hop, Chance the Rapper is a true musical history maker. The Chicago native hit the scene in 2012 with his indie debut "10 Day." In 2017, he won Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Rap Album for "Coloring Book," the first streaming-only album to win the award.

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Comedian Pete Davidson was one of the youngest people to ever join the cast of "Saturday Night Live." How old is he?

In 2014, comedian Pete Davidson graduated from appearances on MTV's "The Guy Code" and "Wild 'N Out" to cast member on "Saturday Night Live." Known for his candid, confessional comedic style, Davidson is never afraid to court controversy in pursuit of laughs.

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He's a master showman with a style that's a throwback to classic R&B. Can you guess Bruno Mars' age?

A powerhouse singer with an undeniable stage presence, Bruno Mars fuses a 21st-century style with an old school sound reminiscent of classic Motown. From ballads like "When I Was Your Man" to the in-your-face funk of "24K Magic," Mars' brand of pop-infused R&B is infectious and incomparable.

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You can hear Kristen Schaal's unmistakable voice on "Bob's Burgers" and "Gravity Falls." Do you know how old this comic actress is?

Even if you don't know her face, you're sure to know her voice. Comic actress Kristen Schaal can be heard as the voice of Louise Belcher on the Fox series "Bob's Burgers" and as Mabel on Disney's "Gravity Falls." In addition to voice work and acting, she's an award-winning standup comic and writer.

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This Canadian musician went from teen actor to rap royalty. How old is Drake?

Born Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto in 1986, Drake rose from humble beginnings to teen sensation on "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Despite his skill as an actor, it was music that made him a superstar. Known for his innovative style, Drake is one of the most influential artists of the last decade.

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Do you know how old actress Natalie Portman is?

Few Hollywood actresses can move from dramatic roles to high-energy action flicks and back with Natalie Portman's effortless grace. Best known as Queen Amidala in the "Star Wars" prequels, Portman has also starred in tense dramas like "Black Swan," for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress.

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How old is Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o?

Actress, author and director Lupita Nyong'o is a versatile performer who's not content to do the expected. In 2013, she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her part in "12 Years a Slave" and has gone on to starring roles in Marvel's "Black Panther" and Jordan Peele's thriller "Us."

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David Tennant is famous for playing a 900-year-old Time Lord. How old is the Scottish actor?

David Tennant is guaranteed immortality as one of an elite group of actors to have played the Doctor in the BBC's long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who." Usurping Tom Baker's title as the most popular incarnation of the Time Lord, Tennant portrayed the Doctor from 2005 to 2010.

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He's a former United States Marine and a Juilliard graduate. How old is Adam Driver?

Few movie stars have a background as unique as that of Adam Driver. Growing up as a self-described "misfit," Driver joined the Marine Corps after the September 11 attacks. Following his stint in the military, he attended Juilliard, which led to roles on Broadway, TV and film.

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Rapper Cardi B is the definition of fierce female empowerment. Can you guess her age?

Beginning her career as a viral internet personality, reality TV star, rapper and songwriter, Cardi B quickly proved that she had the talent to rise to the top. Only the second woman to hit the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo rap artist, Cardi B is a fiery performer with a message.

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How old is "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" director Quentin Tarantino?

Raised on a steady diet of '70s exploitation movies, director Quentin Tarantino led the 1990s indie film boom with "Reservoir Dogs" and the Oscar-winning "Pulp Fiction." Known for his bristling dialogue and over-the-top use of violence, Tarantino remains a favorite of both critics and fans.

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Even after five decades as a pop culture icon, Mick Jagger still has the moves! How old is the Rolling Stones frontman?

From his early days as a 1960s counterculture poster boy to his heralded position as a rock 'n' roll elder statesman, Mick Jagger has been a force in pop culture for half a century. Whether fronting the legendary Rolling Stones or as a solo act, Jagger, now in his 70s, is as electrifying as ever.

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Can you guess model and author Chrissy Teigen's age?

She's graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and authored two best-selling cookbooks. With her supermodel looks and a wicked sense of humor, Chrissy Teigen is much more than just Mrs. John Legend.

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There are few celebrities as beloved by people of all ages as Betty White. How old is this funny lady?

Although she may be the oldest celebrity you'll meet in this quiz, there are few people with a spirit as young as Betty White's. With her sweet but prickly personality, White is beloved for her roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls."

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How old is "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell?

Best known for her role as the titular lead on the teen TV drama "Veronica Mars," Kristen Bell has successfully transitioned into adult parts. Beginning in 2016 she starred on the NBC comedy "The Good Place." She can also be heard as the voice of Anna in "Frozen."

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Do you know how old Brit singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is?

Singer, songwriter and Heinz Ketchup enthusiast Ed Sheeran is the U.K.'s most popular balladeer. Counting the Beatles, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan among his influences, Sheeran and his acoustic guitar-driven music hearken back to the 1970s, but with a fresh, 21st-century lyrical point of view.

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How old is U.S. Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles?

Olympian Simone Biles is a gravity-defying powerhouse of athleticism. Winning five gold medals at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championship cemented Biles' position as the greatest gymnast in the world and the most decorated American gymnast of all time.

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Will Smith has risen from Fresh Prince to king of the box office. Do you know how old he is?

A movie starring Will Smith is practically money in the bank. One of the most profitable and popular actors of all time, Smith began his career as half of the '80s hip-hop sensation DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. Exuding positivity, Will Smith is proof that sometimes nice guys finish first.

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He may be short in stature, but he's a giant when it comes to bringing the laughs. How old is Danny DeVito?

Standing just under five feet, Danny DeVito is a giant when it comes to acerbic, off-kilter roles. As a comedic actor, DeVito has found a multi-generational fanbase, thanks to his gruff but lovable persona. He's also found success as a director and producer through his company Jersey Films.

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Filmmaker Kevin Smith left a mark on '90s pop culture with his slacker opus "Clerks." Do you know how old he is?

New Jersey-born filmmaker Kevin Smith became the darling of '90s indie cinema with the release of his first feature, "Clerks." An ardent fan of comics, "Star Wars" and '80s pop culture, Smith turned his lifelong obsessions into a career.

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