And just in case you needed a reason to feel a little old today, here are 23 well-known individuals who will be 23 in 2023:
1. Addison Rae
Birthday: Oct. 6, 2000
American actress and social media influencer Addison Rae Easterling. She was listed by Forbes as the highest-paid TikTok celebrity in August 2020. The Forbes 30 Under 30 list of social media influencers included Addison Rae in 2021.
Rae began regularly publishing material on TikTok in 2019. Her dance videos quickly gained popularity there, and as of July 31, 2022, she had accumulated over 88 million followers, placing her as the fourth most-followed user on the app. Her first single, “Obsessed,” was released in 2021, and she made her acting debut in the Netflix original movie He’s All That, a gender-flipped version of the 1999 movie She’s All That.
2. Noah Cyrus
Birthday: Jan. 8, 2000
Noah Lindsey Cyrus, an American singer and actor, was born on January 8, 2000. She performed the voice of the title character in the 2008 movie Ponyo’s English version, as well as supporting parts on Hannah Montana and Doc. In the collaboration “Make Me (Cry)” with Labrinth, she made her singing debut in 2016. The song reached at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. Good Cry (2018), The End of Everything (2020), and People Don’t Change are her three lengthy plays (2021). The Hardest Part, her first studio album, was released on September 16, 2022. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards had her up for Best New Artist.
3. Meg Donnelly
Birthday: July 25, 2000
American actress Meg Elizabeth Donnelly was born on July 25, 2000. She plays Addison in the Disney Channel Original Movie Zombies (2018) and its sequels, Zombies 2 (2020), and Zombies 3 (2018), as well as Taylor Otto in the ABC comedy American Housewife (2022). She has played Mary Campbell on the CW television show The Winchesters, a prequel to Supernatural, since 2022.
4. Willow Smith
Birthday: Oct. 31, 2000
American singer and actress Willow Camille Reign Smith, better known by her stage name Willow, was born on October 31, 2000. Her honors include a Young Artist Award, an NAACP Image Award, a BET Award, as well as nominations for two Daytime Emmy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. She is the daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Smith made her acting debut in 2007 alongside her father Will Smith in the movie I Am Legend. She then co-starred with Abigail Breslin in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. With the platinum-certified track “Whip My Hair,” which reached at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, Smith began her musical career in 2010.
5. Joshua Bassett
Birthday: Dec. 22, 2000
American actor, singer, and musician Joshua Taylor Bassett is from the arts. He is well-known for playing Ricky Bowen, the series’ lead character, in High School Musical.
Taylor and Laura Bassett were Bassett’s parents when she was born and reared in Oceanside, California. He was homeschooled and has five sisters.
Years before he played Ricky in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, at the age of 7, he had his first experience with musical theatre as J.V. Jock No. 2 in a community theatre production of the musical. Since then, Bassett has played the lead in more than 30 musicals. When he was 16 years old, he came to Los Angeles to begin his acting career, spending some time living in his car to get by.
6. Frankie Jonas
Birthday: Sept. 28, 2000
Franklin Nathaniel Jonas, a former child actor from the United States, was born on September 28, 2000. A regular character in the Disney Channel series Jonas, Jonas also provided the voice of Ssuke in the 2009 movie Ponyo. In the Disney Channel original film Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, he also had a little part. Also, he has made cameos in the E! series Married to Jonas, which focuses on the lives of his brother Kevin Jonas. Jonas received the Teen Choice Award for “Choice Breakthrough TV Star Male” in 2009.
Frankie Nathaniel Jonas, the youngest child of Denise (née Miller) and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr., was born on September 28, 2000, in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Kevin, Joe, and Nick, his three older siblings, were born in 1987, 1989, and respectively (born 1992).
7. Willow Shields
Birthday: June 1, 2000
American actress, Willow Shields is one of them. Her role as Primrose Everdeen in the sci-fi dystopian adventure trilogy The Hunger Games (2012–2015), one of the highest-grossing film franchises, propelled her to worldwide renown. For her performance, she received nominations for an MTV Award and a Young Hollywood Award.
In Plain Sight, a drama series, Shields made her acting debut as a guest in 2009. She then played a supporting part in the television movie Beyond the Blackboard (2011). She went on to become well-known for starring in the international fantasy film Into the Rainbow (2017), portraying Lorian in the drama Woodstock or Bust (2019), and playing Serena in the Netflix drama series Spinning Out (2020).
8. Halle Bailey
Birthday: March 27, 2000
Halle Lynn Bailey is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who was born on March 27, 2000. Her sister Chlöe Bailey and her formed the musical duet Chloe x Halle, for which they have received five Grammy Award nominations as of 2018. She has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards for her performance as Skyler Forster in the TV comedy Grown-ish. In addition to playing Ariel in the live-action Disney picture The Little Mermaid, which is based on the 1989 animated film of the same name, she will feature in the 2023 rendition of The Color Purple, which will be her most well-known role.
9. Thomasin McKenzie
Birthday: July 26, 2000
Actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie was born in New Zealand on July 26, 2000. She gained notoriety after playing a tiny role in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014) and earning the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance for her portrayal of a little child living alone in Debra Granik’s drama film Leave No Trace (2018).  With supporting parts in the 2019 movies The King, Jojo Rabbit, and Real History of the Kelly Gang, she was able to increase her profile further.  She appeared in the thrillers Old by M. Night Shyamalan and Last Night in Soho by Edgar Wright in 2021.