11 TV Teens Who Definitely Aren't Teens Anymore

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It's so hard to be a teenager.

It's even harder to be a teenager when an actor, well into their '20s or '30s, is still tapping into those angsty teen emotions.

We get it.

A lot of TV studios cast actors who are older than the characters they play.

But what about those actors who've ended up playing a teenager for several seasons of television?

Here are just a few TV teens who are actually well-past high school.

1. Stefan Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries

Stefan Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley has been playing Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries for 8 years. While Stefan is eternally 17, Wesley himself is in his '30s.

2. Scott McCall - Teen Wolf

Scott McCall - Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf, you say? Tyler Posey, who's played teenage werewolf Scott since the beginning of the series, is actually 25.

3. Spencer Hastings - Pretty Little Liars

Spencer Hastings - Pretty Little Liars
The lying teens may have had a recent time jump into the future, but prior to that, Troian Bellisario was a woman in her thirties playing a high school student!

4. Matty McKibben - Awkward.

Matty McKibben - Awkward.
Matty might look like he's ready for senior year. In reality, Beau Mirchoff is in his late twenties. We're thinking this might be the real awkward part.

5. Caroline Forbes - The Vampire Diaries

Caroline Forbes - The Vampire Diaries
Caroline is the loveliest immortal 17 year old girl on The Vampire Diaries. It's almost too easy to forget that in real-life, Candace King is in her late '20s.

6. Daphne Vasquez - Switched at Birth

Daphne Vasquez - Switched at Birth
So you think that Daphne is only 18? Oh no, no, no. A quick internet search reveals that Katie Leclerc, who's been starring on the Freeform series since 2011, is actually turning 30 later this year.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.