6 30-Something Ladies Who Played High School Teens on Television

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We can’t, in good conscience, completely rag on all of the old guys who played high school teenagers on TV with no mention of all of the ~old~ ladies who did the same. Because, for every 30-something actor who was giving us unbelievably high expectations for how chiseled and charming our fellow high school students would be, there was a 30-something actress who was toying with our self-expectations.

Because, basically, everyone in high school is awkward and has one or more of the following: braces, glasses and/or weird hair. And when you’re out there hiring actual adults, that just isn’t the representation. Since we’ve already called out all of the 30-something dudes who played teens, here are six more — except this time, they’re women: