The ‘Desperate Housewives’ cast included many talented child actors that we loved watching every Sunday night. Since the beloved show ran from 2004 until 2012, it feels like we actually got to see those children go from little kids to young adults right before our eyes. But naturally, after the show stopped, the Desperate Housewives kids kept on growing older–and now, they’re so mature, we’d hardly recognize them!
And while we can’t believe how different these kids look now, we’re also so impressed with how well they’re doing. The show was a great jumping off point for many of these young actors’ careers. In fact, all of the cutie pie kids on Desperate Housewives have come a long way since their days on the show, and many are still involved in the acting profession.
Who could forget Andrea Bowen, who played Julie Mayer, Susan Delfino’s daughter, and won two Screen Actors’ Guild Awards for her role on the show? Or Shawn Pyfrom, who graced the screen as Bree Van de Kamp’s son, Andrew, and is now 30 years old? Little Madison De La Garza, who portrayed Juanita Solis, Gabrielle and Carlos Solis’ eldest child who was mistakenly switched at birth–is now 15 years old, believe it or not. Her acting career has continued, as have many of the careers of these hardworking young actors.
Clearly, just like the older stars of Desperate Housewives these showbiz kids have gone on to do great things. But they’ll always have a space in our hearts as the original kids of that infamous street, Wisteria Lane.
If you’ve ever wondered what the Wisteria Lane kids look like today, nearly five years after their comedy-drama went off the air, we have the answer. Watch this video to see your favorite Desperate Housewives children then and now.
Video credit: Heather Thompson