The Cutest Celebrity School Photos

See how much – or how little! – these famous faces have changed since their grade-school days

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Jenna Dewan

Dewan looked pretty in pink in this portrait she posted for National School Picture Day. "But- is it weird that I want hair like this again? 😂" the mother of two wrote on Instagram.

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Katie Couric

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This throwback photo the journalist posted in honor of Feeding America's Hunger in Action Month proved that she's always had that famously bright smile.

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Dwayne Johnson

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Before he was The Rock - international superstar and tequila magnate - he was just a cute 7-year-old in Hawaii with a gap in his teeth.

"No way this stud doesn't grow up to become Sexiest Man Alive," the actor joked on Instagram.

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Kat Dennings

The actress looked awfully cute as a Brownie, but her time in the Scouts was short-lived: "I got kicked out of Girl Scouts for writing, choreographing and starring in a skit called 'Lexie Monroe, Detective' that was deemed inappropriate for Earth Day," she wrote on Instagram.

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Emma Stone

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Even as a braces-sporting sixth-grader in Arizona in 2000, the actress had a twinkle in her eye. It might have been that she had already found her life's passion: Stone began acting in a community theater when she was 11.

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Kelly Clarkson

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A young Clarkson brought her accessories A-game to her sixth-grade picture session in 1994, but she would soon clear the scrunchies out of her closet to make room for a recording studio. By the time she was 10 or 11 years old, she told Reader's Digest, she had written her first song.

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Megan Fox

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"I remember having that unibrow, which I always hated," Fox, seen here in 1994 as a second-grader, told Allure of her elementary-school brows. "I used to beg my mother to let me pluck my eyebrows."

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Kim & Kourtney Kardashian

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Lunch box-toting sisters Kim and Kourtney had each other to lean on for their first day of school in 1986, when Kim was a kindergartner and Kourtney was a first-grader.

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Khloé Kardashian

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Six years later, baby sister Khloé brought mom Kris Jenner – and Mickey Mouse – along for her first day back to school in 1992.

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Jamie Foxx

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Before he adopted the name Jamie Foxx, he was Eric Bishop. And as a sixth-grader in 1980, young Eric had already been playing the piano – which would come in handy for his Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles – for a decade.

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Reese Witherspoon

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By the time she was in sixth grade in 1988, Witherspoon had made it to the top of the local heap – and not just as a cheerleader. By this point, she was modeling and acting in commercials and had won the Ten-State Talent Fair at age 11.

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Keith Urban

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The country star started on the guitar at age 6 and had such a knack for playing the instrument that he was winning talent competitions while he was in elementary school in the 1970s. By the time he was 15, Urban dropped out of school to pursue a music career.Ka

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Marissa Janet Winkour

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"I matched every outfit with colorful yarn in my hair," the Retired at 35 star says of her style choices in 1978, when she was in kindergarten.

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