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Maude and Iris Apatow starred in Knocked Up as kids. These are their lives now.

In 2007, we watched Maude and Iris Apatow make their on-screen debut in Knocked Up, before reprising their roles again in the 2012 film, This is 40.

In This is 40, they played the brutally astute, Sadie and Charlotte, and their involvement in the film was a family affair in more ways than one.

Not only was the classic comedy directed by their dad, Judd Apatow, but playing their on-screen mum was their real-life mother, Leslie Mann.

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Now, if you’re wondering why their names seem so familiar, let us explain.

Their dad is the Emmy Award-winning producer and director behind smash films like Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bridesmaids and The Big Sick. Apatow was also instrumental in crafting Lena Dunham’s hit series, Girls.

Mann, on the other hand, is one of Hollywood’s most recognisable actresses, having starred in films like The Other Woman, The Bling Ring, How to Be Single and Rio as the voice of Linda Gunderson.

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Sadie explaining where babies come from will always be a highlight of the film. Image: Universal Pictures.
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Now, 13 years on from Knocked Up, it's no surprise Maude and Iris, now 24 and 19 respectively, are rising stars in their own right.

From crafting blockbuster acting resumes to rubbing shoulders with celebrities, and owning what can only be described as aggressively cool Instagrams, this is what the sisters are up to now.

Image: Getty. Maude Apatow.

You're going to want to remember this face, because Maude could very well be the Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, or Uma Thurman of her generation.

Currently, Maude is playing Lexi Howard in the hit HBO series Euphoria.

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In the second series which is currently airing, Maude has noted fans will "see a lot more of my character Lexi". And based on the storyline of the first two episodes so far, we're already hooked!

"It's all exciting and I think people are going to be surprised. I think people think my character is sort of this shy, sweet one, but I think she might be just as crazy as everyone else," she shared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Not only does she star in Euphoria, she also appeared in Girls, Pitch Perfect 2, and Assassination Nation alongside Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Bella Thorne.

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She has also appeared in TV mini-series Hollywood and comedy film The King of Staten Island starring Pete Davidson, where she worked alongside her father once again.

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"We have a very good working relationship - I'm lucky," she recently told PopCulture.com.

"I know my dad's seen everything I've done. My dad makes self-tapes of me sometimes. I really trust him to tell me if what I'm doing is not working and know that he has a good idea of what I'm capable of," she said. 

The prolific Gen Z-er has also written widely for Zooey Deschanel's online publication Hello Gigglesand counts Lena Dunham as one of her friends.






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Speaking to Bustle in 2018, the Girls creator had only glowing things to say about the young actress.

"Maude is an exceptionally intelligent, sensitive and amusing person. She’s deeply perceptive in the way she approaches her work as an actor, natural and intuitive, and that extends to her emerging work as a writer and director," she said.

"Simply put, I adore her and am lucky to have been in her life since she was 11."

Beefing up her wunderkind, millennial credentials, 2013 Time Magazine even dubbed her Twitter account as one of the "Best Twitter Feeds of 2013" stating that it is "funny as it is earnest".

To be honest, we didn't even know that was a thing.

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Reacting to criticism of nepotism.

When it comes to King of Staten Island, one of Maude's most well-known films, she was adamant she audition for the role, regardless of the fact that her father was the director. 

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"My dad talks to me about everything all the time, so he was showing me parts of the script. I always want to make sure I can prove myself and that I'm right for it and that it's not just given to me," Maude said in an interview with Variety.

The fear of people crying nepotism has always been a concern for Maude.

About deciding to work with her dad, she said: "I didn't know if I wanted to do it because I knew people would give me sh*t for it. But it's so special to me: I don't know when I'm ever going to work with my dad again, and he's taught me everything I know. He's my mentor. Why would I not do it?"

Iris Apatow.

Iris might only be 19 years old, but we're predicting big things for this teenager.

You might recognise her in the Netflix series Love, which stars Gillian Jacobs, and Paul Rust. The romantic comedy was created by their dad, and Iris had a recurring role as Arya Hopkins, the wise-beyond-her-years child star who provides council to Gus, her geeky, love-stricken tutor.

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Speaking to the Independent about his daughter's acting abilities, Apatow said: "I thought she was really funny, she's a good actress".

While he might be biased, fans of the show will agree.

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She's the coolest 17-year-old we know. Image: Netflix.

Acting aside, we're also unashamedly mesmerised by Iris' Instagram.

The teenager has an undeniable knack for wearing, and pulling off blue eyeshadow, in a way that makes us want a refund on our entire adolescence because we didn't think anybody could look good in the frosty hue?

Like, how?

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This article was originally published in October 2019, and updated on January 20, 2022.

Feature Image: Universal Pictures/Instagram/@irisapatow.

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