If you’re not familiar with the term, Longbottoming (which is the name given to the character of Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series) is when a once awkward tween or teen grows up to become an attractive adult.

The term came to be after Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, transformed from an awkward ugly duckling type into a beautiful swan.

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Here are a few other examples of kid actors who Longbottomed:

Alfred Enoch

Another Harry Potter alumni, Alfred who played Dean Thomas in the series, went on to star in How To Get Away With Murder as Wes Gibbons.

He was also spotted in Cape Town a few weeks ago.

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Abigail Breslin

The little girl from Little Miss Sunshine isn’t so little anymore. She's now 21 and starring in Scream Queens. She’s also due to star in the upcoming remake of Dirty Dancing as Frances Houseman.

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Jonathan Lipnicki

Remember the ridiculously cute kid from Stuart Little and Jerry Maguire? He’s 26 now and boy, has he grown up. He’s got a new movie called Altitude coming out soon which he produced and that stars Denise Richards.

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Alexa PenaVega

Best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids, Alexa has been a series regular on a few shows and has had short roles in a few films since then. She recently welcomed her baby Ocean to the world with her husband Carlos PenaVega.

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Tahj Mowry

Little brother to Tia and Tamera, Tahj is perhaps best known for playing Michelle’s best friend in Full House. Now he’s 30 years old and has a starring role on Baby Daddy.

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Josh Peck

Remember him from Nicklodeon’s Drake and Josh? Now the actor is starring in a Netflix show called Take The 10. He also does voice acting work on shows like the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Zac Efron

Remember when he was just a cute little boy on the Disney channel? Now he’s a full grown man with a six pack to go along with it. He’s been pretty regular on the acting scene in the last few years and his latest acting credit is for the new Baywatch movie which is expected later this year.

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Lacey Chabert

Before she was Gretchen Weiners of Mean Girls she was Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. Lacey revealed that she still keeps in contact with her Party Of Five co-stars, especially after having her baby in late 2016. She’s currently in a new film called Moonlight in Vermont.

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Nicholas Hoult

The blue-eyed cutie from About A Boy is now 27 and has starred in various films including Mad Max: Fury Road and Warm Bodies.

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