The Cast of "The Baby-Sitters Club" Breaks The Tradition of Casting Much Older Actors for Teen Shows

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Netflix's adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club is honestly one of the most refreshing things you can watch on television today. While it's incredible to see the books' iconic characters come to life e on the small screen, much of the show's success is all thanks to the young actresses that play Kristy, Mary-Anne, Claudia, Stacey, Dawn, Jessi, and Mallory. Some of the previous adaptations of The Baby-Sitters Club aged up the characters; this version keeps them the same age as the books. The series also takes it one step further and cast girls around the same age as their characters, unlike some other series that typically cast much older characters to play teenagers. This decision not only makes the series feel just like the books but allows it to feel much more accurate as they try to navigate life while also becoming the best babysitters in Stoneybrook.

Here's everything you need to know about the real ages of the cast of The Baby-Sitters Club.

Vivian Watson as Mallory Pike

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Age: 13

Not only is Vivian one of the newest additions to the cast, she is also the youngest.

Anais Lee as Jessi Ramsey

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 14

Newly initiated BSC member Anais is a few weeks younger than her co-star Malia.

Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 15

The actress is only two years older than her character, Kristy Thomas, in the books.

Malia Baker as Mary-Anne Spier

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 14

Mary-Anne Spier might be the most mature of her group, but Malia is one of the youngest of her castmates.

Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi

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Age: 15

The creative teenager is only a few months younger than her co-star, Sophie.

Shay Rudolph as Stacey McGill

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 16

Shay is the oldest out of the rest of her castmates by a few months.

Kyndra Sanchez as Dawn Shaefer

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Age: Unknown

Kyndra Sanchez joined the cast of BSC after Xochitl Gomez, who originally played Dawn Schafer, left the series to pursue another role. Deets about Kyndra's age and date of birth have yet to be confirmed, but reports say she's between 16-25 years old. We'll be tuned in to see if she makes any special bday shoutouts this year.

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