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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