The Real Ages Of The ‘Sex Education’ Cast May Surprise You

With a fourth season ordered, how long can these actors play teens for?ย 

Netflix’s smash series Sex Education has been adored by many since it hit our screens in 2019, and the cast feel almost like friends.

The group of awkward teens spend their time trying to understand everything about growing up with little help from their parents or teachers. Luckily, they are saved by Otis, the goofy hero who has learned an awful lot from his sex therapist mother Jean (who is a literal icon in the eyes of all viewers) which he begins to use to help his schoolmates.

You may have watched all three seasons in a couple of days (no judgement, we can relate), but how well do you know the actors who play the on-screen students?

With a fourth season ordered, how long can these actors play teens for?

Otis

Despite being an all-knowing 16-year-old on the first season of the show, Asa Butterfield who plays Otis was actually born in 1997, making him 24! His awkward but totally lovable character is one of the main reasons we’re so obsessed with the show.

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Maeve

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The unbelievably cool and effortless Maeve Wiley is played by French-British actress Emma Mackey who is 25 since January IRL.

Eric

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I think it’s safe to say that Ncuti Gatwa completely stole the show whenever he appeared on screen as Otis’s best friend Eric. Style icon and king of one-liners Eric is an easy-going and fun-loving sixteen-year-old, but actor Ncuti is actually set to turn 29 in October.

Aimee

Quirky and bubbly Aimee was the sweetheart that made us smile, we see her coping with difficult issues in season 2 and 3, and we admire her so much for talking and dealing with these problems. The role is played by Aimee Lou Wood, who made her debut as an actress on Sex Education (and what a debut!), she was born in February 1995, making her 26.

Lily


Tanya Reynolds (the actress that plays cosplay-obsessed Lily on the show) is set to turn 30 in November. We were delighted to see Lily embrace her love of aliens and space in S3.

Adam

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Bully turned sweetheart Adam stole our hearts in series one and quickly became a favourite among fans for his gentle and down to earth manner. But in real life, actor Connor Swindells is 25 years old since celebrating his birthday in September.

Ruby

Mimi Keene plays 17-years-old Ruby in the show, but turned 23 in August.

Ola

Patricia Allison plays Ola Nyman, who is 9 years her junior, the actress is actually 26 IRL.

Jackson

Kedar Williams-Stirling is 26 in real life, and will turn 27 in December.

Cal
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Cal was introduced in season three as the first non-binary character in a main role on the show. Though they played a teen on the show, Dua Saleh is 26 in real life.

Looking for more? Find out the real ages of the stars from Sex Education, Riverdale, Emily in Paris and more.

By Kaia Purcell


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