How old was the cast then (and now)?

Based on the British series of the same name, the American adaptation of shameless premiered on Showtime in January 2011 and ran through 11 critically acclaimed and fan-loved seasons before ending in April 2021. We just couldn’t get enough of these Gallaghers!

The dark comedy-drama series centers on the Gallagher family, a dysfunctional bunch living in poverty on Chicago’s South Side. When the alcoholism and drug addiction of patriarch Frank (William H. Macy) weighs on his children, eldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum) takes care of raising her brothers and sisters. Over the course of the series, the Gallagher children have grown up and taken different paths in the process.

All these years later, viewers keep watching the often underrated series thanks to its accessibility on Netflix. But have you wondered how old Emmy Rossum was in Season 1 compared to her younger co-stars? What is the age difference between Fiona and Lip? Was Carl actually older than Debbie in real life? You wonder these things on your millionth binge.

How old was the cast compared to their characters in the first season of the show and how old are they now after the show ended? Here are the shameless Cast dude!

How old was Emmy Rossum on Shameless?

Emmy Rossum was born on September 12, 1986 making the Fiona Gallagher actress 36 years old in March 2023. When she started playing Fiona, Rossum was 25 and when she left shameless After nine seasons, she was 33 years old. Fiona was supposed to be around 21 at the start of the series and was around 30 by Season 9. Most recently she acted in Peacock’s Angeline.

How old was William H. Macy in the “Shameless” cast?

William H Macy was born on March 13, 1950 making the Frank Gallagher actor 73 years old in March 2023. When he first started playing his Emmy-nominated role in shameless In 2011 Macy was 61 years old and when the series ended in 2021 he was 71 years old. Most recently he appeared in The Dropout on Hulu.

How old was Jeremy Allen White on Shameless?

Jeremy Allen White was born on February 17, 1991 and is now the star of Hulu The bear 32 years old in March 2023. When White started playing Lip Gallagher in 2011, the actor was 20 years old, and when the series ended in 2021 he was 30 years old. In the series, Lip was between 16 and 26 years old.

How old was Shanola Hampton (V) in Shameless?

Shanola Hampton was born on May 27, 1977 making the Veronica Fisher actress and native of South Carolina in March 2023 45 years later. She will next be seen in the NBC drama series Found.

How old was Steve Howey (Kev) on Shameless?

Steve Howe was born on July 12, 1977 and made Kevin Ball actor and reba Alum 45 years old (and the same age as his screen wife Shanola Hampton!). When Howey first took on the role of Kev in 2011, he was 34, and when he wrapped up the series in 2021, he was 44. He can now be seen in the CBS series adaptation of True Lies.

How old was Cameron Monaghan (Ian) in Shameless?

Cameron Monaghan was born on August 16, 1993 which means the Ian Gallagher actor will be 30 years old in 2023. When the series premiered in 2011, Monaghan was around 18 years old, and when the series ended 10 years later he was around 28 years old, with Ian between the ages of 15 and 24.

How old was Noel Fisher (Mickey) on Shameless?

Noel Fischer was born on March 13, 1984 making fan favorite Mickey Milkovich 39 years old in 2023. He is almost 10 years older than his friend (eventual husband) Cameron Monaghan. During the show’s first season, Fisher was 27 years old, and when the show ended in 2021, he was approximately 37 years old.

How old was Emma Kenney (Debbie) on Shameless?

Emma Kenny was born on September 14, 1999 making the Debs actress 23 years old in March 2023 shameless When it premiered in 2011, Kenney was 12, and when the final season ended 10 years later, she was 22. She is currently starring on ABC’s roseanne subsequent series The Conners. In the series, Debbie is between 10 and 20 years old.

How old was Ethan Cutkosky (Carl) on Shameless?

Ethan Cutkosky was born on August 19, 1999, making the Carl Gallagher actor 23 in March 2023, the same age as older sister Emma Kenney on screen (despite the one-year age difference between Carl and Debbie). Cutkosky was also 12 when the series began in 2011, and he was also 22 when the series ended.

How old was Christian Isaiah (Liam) in Shameless?

Christian Isaiah was born in 2007 making the Liam Gallagher actor turning 15 in 2023. Liam was the youngest Gallagher sibling and a baby when the series first premiered. When Isaish joined the cast in Season 8 in 2017, he was 10 years old, which would make him 13 when the show ended in 2021. On the show, Liam was between 18 months and 11 years old.

All 11 Seasons of shameless are currently available on Netflix. How old was the cast then (and now)?

Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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