Netflix Avatar: The Last Airbender cast ages: How old are the actors in real life?

Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Ian Ousley as Sokka, Kiawentiio as Katara, Gordon Cormier as Aang in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024
Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Ian Ousley as Sokka, Kiawentiio as Katara, Gordon Cormier as Aang in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

I don't know if you know, but Avatar: The Last Airbender is finally available to stream on Netflix. It's a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's hit animated series of the same name, so everyone's wondering if it's any good. Well, we've already watched the eight-episode first season in its entirety, and we'd say it's a pretty entertaining show to watch. Many critics would even agree with us.

The first season of the live-action series covers the entire first season of the animated series. We're introduced to a 12-year-old boy named Aang, the current Avatar and the sole survivor of his kind. After being frozen in an iceberg for 100 years, Aang finally awakens to discover that the Fire Nation has wiped out his entire race (Air Nomads) and has forced the other nations into fear and isolation.

So, to restore peace and bring down the militaristic Fire Nation, which is hell-bent on conquering the world, Aang must learn to master all four classical elements (Water, Earth, Fire, and Air). This leads him on a wild journey, but he has help from new friends like young waterbender Katara and her older brother Sokka. Aang just needs to make sure he stays clear of the Crown Prince of the Fire Nation, who is determined to regain his honor by capturing him.

Young actor Gordon Cormier stars in the leading role of Aang, while Kiawentiio and Ian Ousley play the roles of Katara and Sokka, respectively. In addition, Dallas Liu takes on the role of Prince Zuko. There are also many others in the live-action cast. Are you curious to know the real ages of some of the cast members? If so, we shared these juicy deets right below. We even included some fun facts about each one as well.

Gordon Cormier as Aang, the last airbender

How old is Gordon Cormier?

Gordon Kyle Diez Cormier, or just Gordon Cormier, might be playing a 12-year-old boy (biologically 112 years old) in Avatar: The Last Airbender, but he's actually 14 years old in real life. He was reportedly born on Oct. 9, 2009, in Canada, making his zodiac sign Libra. More specifically, he was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia to a Filipino mother and a Caucasian Canadian father. A fun fact about Gordon is that he practiced taekwondo from the age of 4 until he was 7 years old.

Although he's fairly new to the entertainment industry, having only 10 acting credits to his name, we're positive that we'll see him take on many more roles in the near future. His debut role was playing Guatemalan Urchin in the comedy-drama series, Get Shorty. Some of his other roles were in the TV shows Lost in Space, The Stand and Two Sentence Horror Stories. He also played the role of Jacob in the Hallmark original movie A Christmas Miracle. When it comes to voice work, he has voiced characters in the animated show Team Zenko Go and in the animated film Ready Jet Go! Space Camp.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender. Kiawentiio as Katara in episode 101 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023 /

How old is Kiawentiio?

Kiawentiio is also older than her Katara character in the live-action series. Young Waterbender Katara is 14 years old while Kiawentiio is actually 17 years old in real life. Kiawentiio was born on April 28, 2006, in Akwesasne, Ontario, Canada to a Mohawk family. Additionally, her zodiac sign is Taurus.

You might recognize her from her previous role as Ka'kwet in the Netflix series Anne with an E. For this role, she had to learn to speak Miꞌkmaq and learn their history and culture. Some of her other roles include Beans in the drama film Beans and Maya Thomas in Rutherford Falls. She also voiced the role of Wahta in the animated anthology What If...?.

Here are some fun facts about Kiawentiio:

  • Her full name is Kiawenti:io Tarbell.
  • Her first name means "nice morning" in the Kanienʼkéha language. This is how you pronounce her first name, (Gya-wuhn-dee-yo).
  • She's also a singer and songwriter. She released her first EP titled In My Head back in March 2021.

Social media: Instagram

Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ian Ousley as Sokka in episode 101 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023 /

How old is Ian Ousley?

While Sokka was more of the annoying older brother in the animated series, the Netflix live-action series decided to change him up a bit by making him more kind towards women. His age was changed as well. He's 16 years old in the live-action series, but was 15 years old in the animated series. In real life, the actor behind the live-action Sokka character is 21 years old. Ian was reportedly born on March 28, 2002, in College Station, Texas. In addition, his zodiac sign is Aries.

Check out these two fun facts about Ian Ousley:

  • He began practicing taekwondo at a young age and even competed nationally for five years. In 2018, he earned a third-degree black belt.
  • Some of his other acting work includes roles in the TV shows Sorry for Your Loss, 13 Reasons Why, Young Sheldon, Big Shot and Physical.

Social media: Instagram

Avatar: The Last Airbender. Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023 /

How old is Dallas Liu?

Like his co-star Ian, Dallas is significantly older than his character in the show. He is 22 years old while his Prince Zuko character is 17 years old in the live-action series. In fact, Prince Zuko's age was bumped up by a year in the show in comparison to the animation series.

Dallas was born on Aug. 21, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. But he was raised in San Gabriel Valley. He's of Chinese and Indonesian heritage and his zodiac sign is Leo. He began his acting career at 13 years old going on to appear in movies such as Tekken, Underdog Kids, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and The Slumber Party. He also had roles in the TV shows Legendary Dudas, The Who Was? Show, PEN15, No Good Nick and Players.

Here are some quick facts about Dallas Liu:

  • Dallas practices Japanese Shotokan.
  • He's an animal lover. He has two dogs and two cats.
  • Dallas is somewhat of a daredevil. He loves to skydive.
  • He loves anime. The first anime series he watched was Naruto.
  • His favorite music artist is Dominic Fike.
  • He started martial arts when he was 5 years old, but eventually grew tired of it. He changed his interests to acting.
  • Dallas went to elementary school with NFL player Bryce Young.

Social media: Instagram

Avatar: The Last Airbender. Elizabeth Yu as Azula in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

How old is Elizabeth Yu?

Elizabeth plays the clever yet manipulative Princess Azula in the live-action series. She was born on Oct. 6, 2002, in New Jersey, making her 21 years old and her zodiac sign Libra. She's a newcomer to the acting world, so she doesn't have much acting credits to her name. However, you might've watched her in the comedy film Somewhere in Queens and in the drama movie May December. We'll see her next in a horror flick titled Black Spines and possibly in a NBC series called Murder by the Book.

Who is Elizabeth Yu dating?

Well, it's none other than Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo. They've been together since March 2018 and will soon be celebrating their six-year anniversary. We're so happy for Elizabeth and Gaten and wish them the best!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Sebastian Amoruso as Jet, Kiawentiio as Katara in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2024 /

How old is Sebastian Amoruso?

Sebastian plays the role of Jet, the teenage leader of the Freedom Fighters and a young warrior from the Earth Kingdom. He's believed to have been born on Jan. 19, or Jan. 20 in 2000. This makes him 24 years old as of February 2024, and his zodiac sign either Capricorn or Aquarius. In addition, he reportedly stands at 5 feet 9 inches, and he's of Chinese and Italian descent.

Besides Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sebastian has had roles in the TV shows Solve and I Know What You Did Last Summer. It's unknown what he'll be in next, but we know we haven't seen the last of this gifted actor.

Social media: Instagram

Maria Zheng as Suki, and her mother, Yukari, played by Tamlyn Tomita

How old is Maria Zhang?

Maria portrays Suki, the leader of one of the Kyoshi Warrior groups on Kyoshi Island in the Earth Kingdom. She was born on Aug. 8, 1999, in Poland, making her 24 years old and her zodiac sign Leo. However, she grew up in Beijing, China. Additionally, she is half Polish, half Chinese. Her mother is Polish while her dad is Chinese.

Here are some more fun facts about Maria below:

  • Maria is fluent in Polish and Chinese.
  • She first started acting as a kid, doing community theater in Poland.
  • She graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Arts. She also minored in visual culture while she was in college.

Social media: Instagram

Arden Cho as June

How old is Arden Cho?

Arden plays the role of June, a bounty hunter who has no allegiance to any nation. She was born on Aug. 16, 1985, in Amarillo, Texas, to Korean-American parents. She is 38 years old as of February 2024, and her zodiac sign is Leo.

Arden has been acting for quite a while now so you probably have watched her before in another TV show. However, she's best known for playing the character, Kira Yukimura, in MTV's teen drama series Teen Wolf. She also made her Netflix debut in the short-lived legal drama series Partner Track. She starred as the main character, Ingrid Yun.

Check out these quick facts about Arden Cho:

  • Arden competed at the beauty pageant Miss Korea in 2004.
  • She attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and later graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
  • Arden initially went to college to be a lawyer, but became interested in acting after she took drama classes.
  • She has modeled for well-known brands such as Reebok, Nike, Apple, and Alexander McQueen.
  • She has a very successful YouTube channel that has 539k subscribers.
  • Arden is a poker player.
  • She has a black belt in taekwondo, which isn't surprising because she was trained by her father who is a grandmaster (a senior martial artist).
  • Arden is also a singer. She released her first song "I'm Just a Girl" in 2011. She also has an EP titled My True Happy.

Social media: Instagram

Avatar: The Last Airbender. (L to R) Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024 /

Here are the ages of other cast members and their Instagrams:

Avatar: The Last Airbender season 1 is streaming now only on Netflix.


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