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Stephanie Tanner, portrayed by actor Jodie Sweetin, was the spirited middle child of the Tanner family in Full House. Sweetin reprised her role in the Netflix spinoff series Fuller House.

How old was Stephanie Tanner in the original sitcom? Here’s what we know about the middle Tanner child.

Michelle and Stephanie Tanner on an airplane talking to a flight attendant on an episode of 'Full House'
Michelle and Stephanie Tanner on ‘Full House’ | Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives

Stephanie Tanner grew up on ‘Full House’

Stephanie Tanner was the younger sister to D.J. and the older sister to Michelle. Throughout the original Full House series, the character grew up alongside the other members of the Tanner household.

She became the only Tanner sister attending her school. She had her first kiss and first pair of glasses. She even showcased her dancing and singing skills on television and with her friends. 

How old was Stephanie Tanner on ‘Full House’?

According to Full House Fandom, during Full House Season 1, Stephanie Tanner was 5 to 6 years old. She attended kindergarten and dealt with the loss of her mother. She was a bubbly kid and also pretty nosy, especially when it came to her older sister’s diary.

Over the series, Stephanie’s bond grew with her sisters. She shared a room both with D.J. and then Michelle. During the eighth and final season of Full House, Stephanie Tanner appeared as a 13-year-old. As a teenager, she dealt with peer pressure at school and eventually befriended the school’s bully, Gia. 


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Jodie Sweetin returned for the Netflix original series ‘Fuller House’

Sweetin returned to play Stephanie as an adult for Netflix’s spinoff series Fuller House, which takes place in the same San Fransisco house. Several years have passed since fans last saw the Tanner siblings. D.J. is now a widowed mother of three, and Stephanie and Kimmy Gibbler move in with her to help with the kids.

According to Screenrant, Stephanie was 34 years old at the start of Fuller House.

“The show is so well-loved,” Sweetin told the Chicago Tribune. “My kids are seven and five and watch the show. They think it’s hilarious to see their mom as a kid doing silly stunts and dance moves on the show.

“They come to the set now and are so excited to see me doing it again,” the actor continued. “They’ve known the cast their whole lives from barbecues, birthday parties, and swimming.”

Episodes of Full House are available for streaming on Hulu, while episodes of the spinoff Fuller House are available exclusively on Netflix.