Top 15 Artists Who Are Older Than You Thought

It is always strange to consider the age of celebrities, artists, etc. It
always feels like they have a timeless quality to them, as though time
cannot touch them. Here are 15 artists who truly evoke that feeling.


1. Jim Parsons – 45

Really?! Nobody in this office thought Jim Parson was 45. Kudos to him for playing such a childish character like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. It is truly a talent to play not only a younger character, but a character as neurotic and persnickety as Sheldon.

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  1. AmyIsabella

    March 9, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Actually Julianne Moore’s career started 10 years before Boogie Nights and includes 21 movies & TV productions. Some were even famous such as Benny & Joon, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and Body of Evidence (I didn’t say they were all good).

  2. Tracy

    March 11, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Lucy Liu is actually 46. (12/2/68).

  3. tedm116

    March 11, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Tom Wisdom of Dominion. I coudnt believe he’s already 42. He looks like in his late 20’s to early 30’s

  4. smokon

    March 12, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Lucy Liu was born on Dec 2, 1968. That would make her 46 years old today.

  5. JimBob

    March 12, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Most of these people are no surprise. You just have to be old enough to remember when they were first performing.

  6. Shannon

    March 12, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Lucy Liu and I share a birthday: 12/02/68.

  7. Nancy

    March 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Considering how long these people have been working in the business, none of these were a surprise.

    Also, black people don’t count. For the most part we age gracefully.

  8. Jan

    March 13, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Christie Brinkley is another celebrity who looks fantastic for her age.

  9. McGehee

    March 17, 2015 at 3:45 am

    First time I saw Julianne Moore in a movie I was sure she was older than me — but she’s only my age? Poor thing.

  10. Karen

    March 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Is there anyone who works for this blog that is older than 30? Most of these stars look their age in my opinion. People in their 40’s don’t look old. I think 50 begins to be a more telling time, when more wrinkles begin to appear. When someone past 55 looks 35 to 40, that will amaze me. I remember what I looked like in my 40’s and most people thought I was much younger. At almost 58, time has caught up and I no longer pass for someone in my 40’s. The only person I thought would have definitley had me quessing was the last celebrity posted. He still looks like a kid (in his 20’s) to me.

  11. Donna

    March 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Big deal! I was gorgeous up until I was nearly 60. What’s the big deal?

  12. Clint

    March 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    No, they aren’t older than I thought they were.

  13. Akila

    March 19, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    is there a reason the people of color (besides lucy) are at the end of the list?

  14. Wendel

    March 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    And do not forget the Harrison Ford movie “The Fugitive.” She is the ER doctor who corners Ford after he saves a child’s life.

  15. dave

    March 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    41,46, 54 whatever Lucy is still hot in my book

  16. Harry Davis

    March 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Grace Park is 41!

  17. Katerine

    March 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  18. judy

    March 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    it’s funny how they assume that forties is old. people should still look good in their forties, what’s the big deal? and I don’t know who half of them are..

  19. mewofford

    March 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Kind of weird to think EW might believe turning 40 makes you automatically old and no longer “sexy.” But then again you are a magazine about Hollywood and certainly that seems to be an overriding principle in Hollyweird. As a movie goer and TV watcher I see Judi Dench in the sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and think she’s sexy as hell. I see Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino and think he’s sexy as hell. Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Mark Harmon, Kim Cattral…all 50 or older. We’ll know agism is dead when articles like this stop getting published.

  20. Jane

    March 22, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I thought everyone looked their age! Either the people I know are aging very well (and for the most part without botox or surgery) or you have no idea what people in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s look like. But then again, when I was 35, I was still being carded and now that my twin daughters are 35, they are also being carded.

  21. RRP

    March 23, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Saving the best ’til last?…

  22. steve

    March 23, 2015 at 3:51 am

    who are you kidding Donna, you’re still hot.

  23. TVJ

    March 23, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Donna–I bet you’re still gorgeous!

  24. dannyk1968

    March 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Yes, Lucy Liu is 46. She was in my high school freshman class and sat next to me.

  25. Lin

    March 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    ??? Gabriel Union is #7

  26. shaggles

    March 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I’m surprised Archie Panjabi isn’t on this list.

  27. joe redford

    March 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I thought they were all older except pharrel , I guessed he was 30

  28. joe redford

    March 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm


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  30. Kilkee

    March 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t think the author meant that Rob Lowe took his kids to visit “potential universities.” I would hope he’d take them to visit actual ones. Ones they might potentially attend.

  31. bob_cooler

    March 24, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    If you are lucky…..very lucky, you get older, You don’t have to get old. How you look and what you think looks good changes. I hope all of you are lucky enough to get older.

  32. me

    March 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm


  33. mia

    March 25, 2015 at 5:26 am

    yeah. black don’t crack and yellow mellows. notice how many of these slides were black folks and asian (well, there’d be more asians if we had more asian actors :( )

  34. jiim

    March 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Uh – you guys are 2 years behind – Rob Lowe and Bullock are 51; they were born in 1964

  35. jean pouliot

    March 26, 2015 at 1:32 am

    They all looked their age but the problem is that at 66 I don’t know the majority of them, especially the ones who think they are so cool with only one name!!!

  36. Clinea

    March 26, 2015 at 2:34 am

    I totally agree. I litterally sat here the whole time like “ok, so what.” 40 is still young.Give me someone like Cher, who doesn’t look like she’s almost 70!!

  37. Paul R.J.

    March 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Why don’t black people count, exactly?

  38. Ghost Rider

    March 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Pharrell (not a name) is still not old enough to know his Hats? are stupid!

  39. Ranto

    March 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Only one surprise in the list. Jennifer Anniston is ONLY 45? I thought she was older.

  40. barbie Que

    March 27, 2015 at 6:16 am

    What color would that be?? EVERYONE is a color.

  41. troglor

    March 27, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Do not know who thinks they look younger than most people. It got all of their ages right, even the ones In did not know. But Grace Park on Hawaii Five-0 still looks good. She was on Battlestar Galactica back in 2004.

  42. porgie tirebiter

    March 27, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    How could anyone NOT know Anniston is well into her 40’s. With weekly stories all over the internet and the tabloid press about her personal life, her never ending engagements, her biological ticking clock, and her career that consists of nothing but being a celebrity, she’s been around so long I’m surprised she isn’t 55.

  43. ALLEN

    March 27, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    why are all the black folk at the end? Back of the bus again….

  44. Casey

    March 28, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Gwen Stefani is not 44 ~she is going to be 46 this year
    and if you saw her in person…she wears layers of thick Mac makeup foundation and lines her lips outside her lip line. She literally looks like a clown..I was very shocked and had a totally different opinion of her. Cameras just make people look different and makeup does wonders.

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  48. Matlou66

    March 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Patti LaBelle is 70!

  49. Kevin Stowell

    March 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Just curious… how old do you people at pophitz think I or anyone else thought these people are? Why do you think we have even considered how old they might be?

  50. JettMartinez

    March 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I can’t believe these people whose careers started 20 or 30 years ago are now 40 or 50!!!! That’s kind of how time works…

  51. AMan

    March 31, 2015 at 2:17 am

    In reality, most of these people are younger than I thought.

  52. rayzee

    March 31, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Hey, the broads are all still boinkable, so like who cares how old they are?

  53. rayzee

    March 31, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Save the best for last.

  54. Lexi

    March 31, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Half of them ive never heard of. Of the other half i have heard of, most were actually younger than i thought theyd be…. Strange article!

  55. Tawrens

    March 31, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    This is called ageism, so what if Moore is 53 does that mean she turns into an old crone? Look at Sophia Loren, Diane Keating, Stefanie Powers. Tina Turner is 76 and still kicks ass. When will people realize getting means getting better?!

  56. Davina

    April 2, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Without seeing the list, I would bet over half are non-white. The ones that are white the majority of them are lying about their age.

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  58. Matthew

    April 2, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Ming-Na Wen is 51, and she’s still gorgeous as Agent May on “Agents of SHIELD.”

  59. rafiah latiker

    April 4, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Tina Turner is showing us 70 there is no such thing as a little old lady.she is like a comet that will never cease to be luminous. she is simply the best.

  60. Cleo Lenora Wolf

    April 4, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Gwen Stefani 44? I don’t think so. Not even 46!! I used to watch her video with her Band No Doubt on MTV back in the mid 1980″s. She was definitely Not 16!!! Do the math….hee hee:)^peace & hugs*

  61. Fitz

    April 4, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Lucy Liu is 46 not 41.

  62. Merrily

    April 5, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Jennifer Lopez will be 45 in July.

  63. janine

    April 5, 2015 at 12:47 am

    That’s exactly what I was thinking!! Of course they’re 40 to 50 something—DUH About a minute of my life I will never get back after clicking through these photos. Thanks a lot PopHitz

  64. Alan M

    April 5, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Nice list of 15. The funy thing is I thought they were all OLDER than they are.

  65. The Masses

    April 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

    If you saw half these celebs in person you wouldn’t question what their true ages were at all. Good makeup, spa treatments/skincare, quality clothing and good camera angles can take years off your look..

  66. Phay

    April 5, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Notice no one over 60 is on the list…all these people look their age and some look older than they are…and some who the heck even heard of or cares about…where is Helen Mirren, Joan Collins, Jane Finda, Clint Eastwood…and beautiful Betty White…does she look 92? Don’t think so…

  67. Armando

    April 6, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director, of Chinese descent. Wikipedia
    Born: December 2, 1968 (age 46), Jackson Heights, New York City, NY

  68. David

    April 16, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Don’t know half of these people and the other half are younger than I thought they were

  69. Cindy

    April 18, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    All of them are younger than me by over 20+ years :(

  70. Dimples

    April 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Sade and Gabrielle Union look AMAZING!!!

  71. JoeSnow

    April 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I guess it’s true what they say, black don’t crack.

  72. John

    April 20, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Who is Jane Finda?
    Did you mean that traiterous bitch Hanoi Jane

  73. Karen

    April 21, 2015 at 2:08 am

    It is kind of strange that all but one person were grouped by race. Doesn’t that seem weird to you?

  74. Duncan

    April 21, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Half these people I do not know, and probly don’t care to know…Julianne Moore was making movies long before Boogie Nights…

  75. Karen vizcara

    April 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I really don’t care about their ages I just care about how they act and how they are but still wow.

  76. conniecatawba

    April 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    actually, i believe that if the writers would have written in the gay thing instead of trying to give him a girlfriend would have made the ratings better. because it is more believable. he should come out.

  77. conniecatawba

    April 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    my coments were about jim parsons.

  78. Kat

    April 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    What, no Celine Dion? Seriously? She just turned 47 in March and she’s still gorgeous!

  79. Keith Patton

    April 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I thought Lucy Lu was older, must be the facial plastic surgery she had. Take a look at her in the Mel Gibson movie, PayBack. She is unrecognizable. She had a much more pretty rounded face. Some “improvements” come back to haunt us.

  80. sue

    April 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I want to know why all the African Americans was at the tail end

  81. Paul

    April 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    The only person on this list that surprised me was Gabrielle Union.

  82. Paul

    April 29, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Most of these people are much younger than I would have expected.

  83. steph

    April 30, 2015 at 12:52 am

    what about Clint Eastwood and Sam Elliott? Hot at 20,30,40,50,60,70 ………

  84. bill

    April 30, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    The only one that surprised me was Gabrielle Union. Everyone looks to be their age.

  85. Anna

    May 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Chilli isn’t a former member of TLC, they still tour. I just bought tickets for their Boston show.

  86. Anna

    May 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Chilli does look fabulous.

  87. Anna

    May 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Paul RJ black don’t crack is an expression meaning black people age gracefully. And most black people do look younger than they are.

  88. GP

    May 3, 2015 at 10:44 am

    This was not surprising. I’m 30 and haven’t heard of most of these artists or they were already in their 30’s when I was ten. They look healthy and fit, like older people with money to get frequent facials, massages and cosmetic surgery, who also live a healthy lifestyle.

  89. Khaleeq Zaman

    May 29, 2015 at 5:49 am

    A king of all faces

  90. nosmiley

    July 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I would have tried hard to have her still sitting next to me. She’s a beauty, and ages very well.

  91. nosmiley

    July 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    You must be taking pity on yourself.
    Julianne Moore has always looked great. Did you ever stop to think , the part of the movie may have required she looked whatever age she played ? Most actors are changed by varying amounts of makeup for movie rolls. Many times, it’s what the director/producer demands.

  92. nosmiley

    July 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Did everyone share your humble opinion of yourself ?

  93. Di1971

    October 10, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Take away their makeup and they all look their age or older. makeup does wonders for everyone. I’d look 30 again if they put as much makeup on me as they do these “stars”.

  94. Tom

    November 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    and where is Prince? Discrimination against Blacks and Italians. Ugh.

  95. mrgjg

    November 17, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Donna you so fine

  96. kyle

    February 9, 2016 at 11:10 pm


  97. Soulsearcher

    March 3, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Julianne Moore’s career goes back further than reported here, including early turns on As The World Turns as twin sisters. This was around the same time Meg Ryan was on the show.

  98. BuckNaked

    June 8, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    How ’bout that Della Reese? AMIRIGHT!?

  99. Roman

    June 9, 2016 at 11:27 am

    But they still ugly

  100. Marcos Johnson

    July 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Jim Parsons looks like 30 years old, wow

  101. Veronica

    September 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This article is about 3 years old. Jim Parsons is 43 now.

  102. Daniel Larson

    November 14, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I see one name missing that should be here. Pauley Perrette of NCIS is stunning and quirky at 47!