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Celebrities Who Turned 21 in 2019

Updated January 3, 2020 12.7k views26 items

UPDATED: Check out the celebrities turning 21 in 2020!

Several famous people celebrated their 21st birthdays in 2019. Iconic actors, pop singers, and reality stars all joined the list of famous 21 year olds. Some twenty-one-year-old celebrities already look grown up and sophisticated while other famous people who are 21 still have baby faces. Many celebrities who turned 21 are right at the cusp of the biggest part of their careers.

Who turned 21 in 2019? Elle Fanning celebrated her 21st birthday on April 9 this year. The buzz-worthy actress had already appeared in over 35 films. "In My Blood" singer Shawn Mendes also turned the big 2-1 later this year.

Modern Family cast members Ariel Winter (January 28, 1998) and Rico Rodriguez (July 31, 1998) both celebrated 21 years of life in 2019. Other celebrities who turned 21 in 2019 include Jaden Smith, Peyton List, and Madison Pettis.

Which 21-year-old celebrities were you surprised to learn are already so old - or still so young?

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  • Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her recent works in a number of independent films, and her portrayal as Aurora in the Maleficent film series. As the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, she made her film debut as the younger version of her sister's character in the drama film I Am Sam (2001). As a child actress, she appeared in a string of films including Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Babel (2006), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), and Somewhere (2010). Fanning's breakthrough came in 2011 with her starring role in J. J. Abrams' science-fiction film Super 8, for which her performance was praised by critics and earned her a... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States of America
    • Born: April, 9, 1998

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  • Jaden Smith
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    Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Jaden Smith's first movie role was with his father in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness. He also acted in the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still and the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid, and was in the 2013 film After Earth with his father. Following the critical panning of After Earth, Smith distanced himself from acting and the film industry, deciding to focus on music instead. He released CTV2, his second mixtape, in November 2014. Following a three-year work effort, he released his debut studio album, Syre, on November 17,... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States of America
    • Born: July 8, 1998

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  • Ariel Winter
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    Ariel Winter Workman (born January 28, 1998) is an American actress and voice actress. She is known for her role as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series Modern Family, as well as the voice of the title character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First and the voice of Penny Peterson in the 2014 animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Winter and her Modern Family cast mates have won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Born: January 28, 1998

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  • Peyton List (born August 8, 1986) is an American actress and professional model, known for roles on Mad Men, FlashForward, The Tomorrow People and Frequency. She began her career on daytime television, playing Lucy Montgomery on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 2001 to 2005, before she went to primetime with regular roles on the short-lived dramas Windfall (2006) and Big Shots (2007).... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Born: August 8, 1998