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

Tamara Fuentes

From Seventeen

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 awesome 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, and Dawn. 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 that are 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 real 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.

Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 14

The actress is only one year older than her character, Kristy Thomas, in the books.

Malia Baker as Mary-Anne Spier

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 13

Mary-Anne Spier might be the most mature of her group, but Malia is actually the youngest of her cast mates.

Momona Tamada as Claudia Kishi

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 13

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: 14

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

Xochitl Gomez as Dawn Shaefer

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Photo credit: Netflix

Age: 14

Xochitl actually falls right in the middle of the rest of her cast mates.

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