How to Measure a Celebrities Height

To know the height of a celebrity (particularly those new to fame), you must have some reference heights to compare them with. Of course you must be pretty certain of those heights against which you compare. When watching a DVD keep an eye on the stars and look in particular for shots where they are standing together and aren't far apart.

Even better, if you spot a shot where their feet are also in view, this makes it far harder for any director to fudge height differences by placing one star slightly closer to the camera or on a small plank. You might notice that certain stars (no names mentioned) rarely have this type of shot in a film...I wonder why!

Another good comparative reference to use is the world of tv talk shows. In Britain, for instance, we have Jonathan Ross, who seems to be somewhat interested in height judging by the amount of times he's touched the subject of stature with his guests. He claims 6ft 1.5, Michael Parkinson at 5ft 10ish. In America you have Jay Leno (5ft 11), Conan O'Brien (6ft 4), Dave Letterman (6ft 1.5-2) and Craig Ferguson (little under 6ft 2), and for smaller comparisons you have say Jon Stewart at 5ft 6.5ish. Usually these hosts will stand up to greet their guests, giving you an occasional opportunity to compare their heights. But bear in mind that with the bigger guys like Conan they will sometimes bend and look down at their guest, and therefore their guest will be 'looking up', meaning the difference in height between their eyes will give an illusion they are closer in height. So don't be fooled and keep your eye on the top of their heads!

Some talk show hosts have used camera angles that maximise the height of their celebrity guests. Others might also stand in certain positions (and poses which can give the illusion to viewers that the star is an inch bigger than they really are - for instance, when Nicole Kidman was doing a publicity shot on Parky's show she took off her shoes to look a bit smaller!. There's even a rumor that slanted platforms are used by some shows...the greeting area is tilted in such a manner, that it makes the host appear an inch smaller and his star guests an inch taller. On Jonathan Ross show, his interview zone is 4-inches shorter than from where the stars first appear and wave at the audience, before lowering themselves to greet him - on occasion he has kept stars on the raised area and shook their hand which makes them look a bit taller.

One other method used a lot is to compare celebrities beside people of known height, like for instance, nfl footballers. The NFL Combine measures players very accurately and so this provides you with a gauge to judge heights against if you spot them standing beside footballers in photos.

So, you manage to spot a celeb beside somebody but have no idea how to judge what 2 or 4 inches difference is...well, it's not as hard as it might appear. For an average face on an average sized body there are 2 distinct reference points where, when celebrities stand together, you can use these facial points to judge height differences.
  • From the top of someone's head (excluding hair which doesn't count when measuring people) to the middle of their eye equates to roughly 4.5ish inches. This is assuming the head is not tilted but it's a good guage to use. If the head is tilted down a little it can look around 5 inches in photos. If you tilt a head up a bit then the eyelevel might be nearer 4 inches in a photo.
  • From the middle of their eye to the bottom lip is about 3 inches, and another 1.5-2 inches of chin.

These are my general estimations and a head for a male is on average about 9-9.2 inches. Of course there will be slight variations from person to person. A guy with a huge hooter might have a larger eye-to--bottom-lip length (say 3.25 inch), and a guy with a big forehead might have a larger eye-to-head measurement. In photos consider a 6ft male's head will look roughly near 9.5 inches if it isn't tilted up or down and is pretty level. To see actual real height differences there is a page on here called Height Challenge with me beside various friends and family who were all measured. Below is a video talking about guessing height:

Another point to consider when comparing heights is shoes. Most men's shoe heels are in the 1-1.25 inch range (heel+insole/cushioning), with women's heels being in the 2.5-3 inch range offering them normally 1.5-1.75 inch advantage over men, unless they are wearing a plat-formed heel then they might have 2.5-3 inch advantage over a man. Many celebrities will never admit to it, but famous people have the luxury of buying expensively fitted elevator shoes that to Average Joe might look like a normal shoe, but in fact can give the wearer an extra 1-1.5 inches in stature. When you're a celebrity, that can be the difference between appearing 5ft 8 and looking 5ft 10. There are some female celebs who are never seen out of heels and a good proportion will regularly wear 3.5-4 inch heels at events and film premiers, cementing the illusion that they are far more statuesque than what their true heights would suggest. Hopefully, armed with this knowledge you'll be able to far better judge the true heights of celebrities. When in doubt, ask Rob at CelebHeights!

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Kate77 said on 20/Feb/22
Which is the most accurate way of measuring yourself? I use one of those machines you find at the drs, that tests your Height, weight, blood pressure and BMI. , a couple of times I have been 5ft 4 inches, the other day I did it, it said I was 5ft 5 1/2.. I'm 44 years old. I didn't think I could still grow? Is this possible? I always measure without anything on my feet.

Thank you!
Editor Rob
Something seems off. I would try to get a tape measure and do a home measurement, as most will manage to get within a 1/4 inch of their true height.
Eusman said on 22/Aug/21
Rob, what is the average eye-level for a 6 foot 5 guy?
Editor Rob
On average it won't be much over 6ft
Rem said on 18/Nov/20
Rob i measured myself today and a i was a good 6 mm taller than normally (i slept one more hour than what i usually sleep). The thing is that in the last two months i haven't measured myself and during that time i have bought a firm matress. My question is can a super firm matress affect my out of bed height that much? The previous one was really loose. Whay is more i have done stretchings and hanhing at least 2 minutes per day in these last months. I went from 176.3 normally to 176.9 and my lowest height went from 171.7 to 172. I gained out of bed height but i shrink some mms more during the day now. I am 22 years old and have mild scoliosis
Editor Rob
6mm isn't insignificant....I wouldn't rule out entirely the chance of a final little bit of growth that occurred.

Hydration and good sleeping position can effect morning height a little bit, but 6mm? That is a fair amount.
J2Frenzy said on 9/Nov/20
Ok then what height would you put Jeff Hardy at Rob? He’s billed 6’1 and looks close enough to it
J2Frenzy said on 8/Nov/20
What’s a good way of guessing pro wrestlers? They often wear thick wrestling boots and have height and weight fudged
Editor Rob
if you can't meet any in person, then it's really trying to see how they also look outwith the ring maybe with some other nfl/nba stars.

I do have a couple of photos with wrestlers still to put on the site.
Curious guy said on 17/Jul/20
Hi Big Rob, here's more additional picture to find out that guy's true height is

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The lady is shorter than 5 ft 8 guy in another picture so she's around 5ft 7 (170cm or so) in height, her eyelevel seems to be at the guy's shoulder if she stands straight and her top head is around his lower lip.

Compared to your picture with your friends taken in 2017
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Guy to the left of you is about 6'2 1/2 (189cm) and guy to the right of you is about 6'4 (193cm) and you whose height is 5'8 and change (173cm ish)

Your eyelevel didn't level with the 6 ft 4 guy's shoulder, there's's 20cm height difference or 7 inch 7/8 between you two whereas the lady's eyelevel leveled the blond guy's shoulder and she's 170cm ish.

Judging from the lady and you in comparison with the taller guy, is it safe to say the blond guy is about 6'3 at most? Not 6'4 per se?
Editor Rob
The guy might not be a full 6ft 3
Curious guy said on 6/Jul/20
Hi Big Rob how tall do you think this blond guy in the middle is? They are all swimmers from down under.
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According to their profiles, the big left guy is 6'7 1/4 (201cm), the black guy is 6'3 1/4 (191cm) but the blond guy has no listed height.

Here's another pic for better perspective
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The guy in yellow tshirt is certified 6 ft guy, and his eyelevel seems to be at the blond guy nose which would make him 2 inches or maybe 3 inches shorter at most.

The blond guy height is somewhere between 6'2 3/4 and 6'3 1/4, which do you think is more accurate? (which would make the black guy listed height is wrong)
Editor Rob
You'd probably need to see a few more shots to get a sense, but around 6ft 3 is very likely.
Rem said on 30/Jun/20
Rob, the other i measured myself and realised that when meaauring with the can i did more pressure than the one i should have done. Should we feel the can touching our scalp? When i did that measurement i was 3 mm taller than the first one, and i checked it by trying to fill a ruler by the side through the can (1mm thick) and it didn't go through. Should we feel pur scalp or should we make a big pressure until we feel the skull? I have a buzzcut by the way.
Editor Rob
yes, you should feel the cold metal of the can near your scalp. Sometimes though, if you push the can too much it might end up moving down the wall slightly (not being horizontal) and you could under measure.
RJT said on 27/Jun/20
I researched more and these are what I found

With 6'1 1/2 Elon Musk
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With 5'9 1/2 Bill Gates
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With 6'1 1/2 Will Smith
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I think Will has shrunk a bit cause when he took picture with Kobe in 90s, Will did look taller compared to Brownlee
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Will's eyelevel was within Kobe's lower lip whereas Brownlee's eyelevel barely reached Kobe's chin in previous post. Isn't that about 4 inches difference which would make Brownlee about 6'1?

I think Mkbhd is 6'1 1/2 or a weak 6'2 at very best, can reach 6'2 3/4 only when he wears his usual Adidas NMD sneaks.
RJT said on 26/Jun/20
Hi Rob what do you think about MKBHD or Marques Brownlee's claim that he's 6"3? He said that on his twitter.

Here's some pictures for perspectives

With Peter Mckinnon whose height is 6"2 according to Google and yet he looks at least an inch taller
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With 5"7 Linus, he looks bigger cause of obvious camera angle obviously
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With almost 6"5 late Kobe Bryant
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What you think is his true height?

Is 6"1 1/2 correct? Perhaps you should make a page about him too!
Editor Rob
At age 18 Brownlee was claiming 6ft 2 (once saying 6ft 2ish)...which seems about the most I'd give him.
Rem said on 20/Jun/20
Rob the other day my bro told me to measure him. He woke up at 8 am, we went shopping, then cleaned up the house and finally went to the vet. We came bavk home at around 2 pm, he took a shower and then i measured him. He was 171.8 cm (5'7'3/4) . Is it ok for him to claim 172 cms as he does?
Editor Rob
Yeah it's very fair to say 172, if you round to feet/inches, about 5ft 8 or almost 5ft 8.
Blanc said on 25/Mar/20
On average how much would you say people and celebrities height fraud?
Editor Rob
There's a lot who don't, but a fair amount (like the public) who do add some height.

I think in a proportion of those cases, the person isn't lying, but simply giving a height in shoes and not thinking anything of it.

3 inch height fraud is rare.
1-2 inches would be more common.
Sal Camarda said on 28/Feb/20
Hey Rob, I stand almost 176 cm (5 ft 9 and a quarter) tall, and at around 6 pm I measure 174 cm (5 ft 8 and a half), is it safe for to claim 175 cm, or even to be in the 5 ft 9 range?
Editor Rob
'About/Almost' 5ft 9 could be something to consider saying.
Axel Lextor said on 24/Feb/20
Rob how much do you think Andrew Robertson measures the player sel liverpool fc
Editor Rob
I think about 5ft 9 range
Axel Lextor said on 23/Feb/20
How much do you think wilfried zaha measures on google is like 180cm but it doesn't seem much more?
Editor Rob
5ft 10 at most
Blanc said on 8/Jan/20
Rob, would a guy measuring 174.5 cm at his low (176.5 morning) feel short or average in the US/UK and what would he be listed on here?
Editor Rob
Should feel average range in those countries. Myself at 173, I don't feel short overall, but I am aware that it's lower end of average range. There's still a big proportion of men on a daily basis who are under 5ft 8, so at 5ft 8.75ish, there will be a bigger proportion shorter than that compared to 173.
Rem said on 5/Jan/20
Rob, i just get 1-2 mm increase from the bust a gut measurement. I saw your video and you got a much more inportant boost.
Rem said on 4/Jan/20
Hi rob, happy new year! (Way too late but better than nothing :). The other day i measured myself after playing a football match and i got a 4 mm difference regarding my normal lowest. Do i take this super lowest measurement to determine my height? Because it would make me a weak 5'9" guy, taking into account that i always measure 175-175.1 at my evening height after a normal day.
Editor Rob
I would say to ignore our extreme lows, because they are more rarer times our body has been put through excessive stresses. I'd class yourself a good 175cm range, and say 5ft 9 if anybody asks.
Animus said on 28/Dec/19
What's the typical eye level range for women?
Editor Rob
4.3-4.4 range
Geffree said on 25/Dec/19
Can you add Alex Fine?
He looks 177~183cm
Sam brown said on 15/Dec/19
Hi Rob, When you measure your eye level height do you have to tilt your head up not by a lot but slightly, I am measured 180 cm but when I measure my eye level I get 167.5cm but when I tilt up my head I get around 168cm-168.5cm, however it feels kinda weird tilting my head up because it feels like I am cheating, I do this measurement without having to stand by the wall, I have forward head posture as well.
Editor Rob
Technically it should be aligned on the Frankfurt Plane like This...though it's hard sometimes without somebody else's help, to figure out if you are holding your head in that position.
Aksh said on 20/Nov/19
Rob what is motogp star jorge Lorenzo height and what is marc marquez height
Editor Rob
Unfortunately not up to speed on those guys
eyeeheight said on 23/Oct/19
Hi Rob. My eye level is 166cm and my height is 177cm. is that a normal eye level?
Editor Rob
it's within smaller range for your height.
Leo Jones said on 2/Oct/19
Rob, weird as hell question, how many hours after waking up (and let's say, staying at home and not doing much) are you at your "real" height?
Editor Rob
I don't think you will get universal agreement on 'real height' because we all vary in height from a peak morning to a low or even an extreme low height which could be anywhere from 1.5 to 4cm variance.

Personally I think stating a height after being up say 5 hours is reasonable. There are some celebs who are aware of their morning height and have mentioned it before, but I think in the general public, those who have measured first thing in the morning is the minority.
aknawkneemoose said on 28/Aug/19
hey rob, is it possible to be 190cm and have a 180cm eye level? i am certain of my eye level because i can see over my 5'10 1/8 fridge quite well, and look directly at the 180cm mark on my tape measure even 5'10.75 standing loosely my height always seems to be 190cm measured at evening, usually a fraction below 6'3. judging by the charts of other celebs, my eye level matches more of a 192-194 persons but i'm not sure on the accuracy of judging the eye level from the charts

do you believe a measuring error somewhere is possible? i do the method where i use a cylinder object above my head to measure against the wall and get a consistent solid 190 in the evening
Editor Rob
Yes, it would mean a higher than average eyelevel, or simply raising eyes slightly upward.
mf said on 12/Aug/19
Rob, can you please make a page for Christy Ai; she is an ex-runway model turned news presenter, currently co-hosting the popular RT business show Boom Bust. She looks to be between 5ft 8 and 5ft 10.
Akbar said on 29/Jul/19
hi rob i am bang on 5 foot 11.5 am i tall short or average if you had to pick one. Im from the UK
Editor Rob
It's in the zone between average and tall, so in some situations you are going to feel tall, others more towards average range (especially in crowds of younger generation where the average is near 5ft 10)
Akbar said on 29/Jul/19
hi rob, pleaseee can you make a page for Akshay kumar he's a big bollywood star I'm actually surprised you haven't yet made a page for him considering how famous he is and how many big movies he's been in compared to actors like sunil shetty john abraham and anil kapoor all who have their own page. Please consider thanks.
Ranjani said on 25/Jun/19
Hi rob can you plzzzzz tell me Kareena kapoors (Indian actresses)height ..... in your website her weight is mentioned not height ..... plzzzz
thejeanli said on 30/Apr/19
Rob Hello
Plz add Jeffree Star!!!

Plz Plz Plz xoxoxo love you thank you 🍩
Alexandre said on 28/Apr/19
Hi Rob. I'n obssessed with my height since i notice that i'm below average height. I wake up with 1,74,5 cm, and before sleep im 172, sometimes even 171,8. That was my lowest measurement. I have a hair who gives me + 1inch of perception. With shoes i reach 1,76 + i inch of the hair who gives a impression of a 1,78 guy. Can i claim 5,8 If o kmow.that in The night im almost 1,71 flat ? Thank you
Editor Rob
I think it's safe to call yourself 5 feet 8. You wake up a good half inch (and a bit more) taller than 5 feet 8, and at night drop a fraction under it...but most people will think of you as being 5 foot 8 in person, many (who lie themselves) will even think of you as 5 foot 9!
ArchieBish099 said on 29/Mar/19
I don’t really understand the eye level thing, like my eye level seems to be exactly on 162 cm and I am 174.5 cm (5’8.75) but some people say the normal eye level range is 11-12 cm? So is my eye level the normal range or is it low-ish?
Editor Rob
It's within normal range, certainly not 'high eyelevel'
so said on 16/Mar/19
How accurate are electric stadiometers you get in store like tesco and boots, you know the ones that measure weight and height and body fat? I feel they always vary.
Editor Rob
I tried to do a video, but the manager didn't like the idea...maybe I need to work on my approach, I could have worded it better. I have seen people get measured and one thing is to stand very straight and not lurch forward/back or the beam won't hit the high point of the head.
Benjamin Krarup Poulsen said on 30/Jan/19
Hello my morning height is 6’2,5-6’3 =189,2-190,5
Oliver said on 13/Jul/18
@Rob,thanks for your reply.
The woman is Amelia Vega and she's listed at 182cm on google and also at 182-185cm on many sites. Her husband, Al Horford, is listed at 2.08m.
Since you say she could be 5'10, do you think those 182-185cm listings are too optimistic?
Editor Rob
182 might not be impossible
Stefen said on 9/Jul/18
Can a 5'8 tall guy look lanky?
Editor Rob
If they had a small head and long legs, aided by a slim frame...I'm sure you could photograph tallish or lanky at times.
Robert Bartleheim said on 9/Jul/18
Hello rob, my eye level is 174 cm what do you think is my height? (I don't have a stadiometer to measure my height accurately.)
Editor Rob
Near 185-6 zone
Adam Scherr said on 8/Jul/18
The billing height of Enes Kanter is 2.11 cm but the Undertaker is 1.99 cm so between 3-4 cm there are?

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Oliver said on 7/Jul/18
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Rob,if the man is a basketball player who is reportedly 2.08m,then how tall do you think the woman is?
Thank you.
Editor Rob
Somewhere in 5ft 10 range maybe.
Stefen said on 6/Jul/18
Hello Mr. Rob,
Would like to ask if there is a possibility for a 173 cm-tall man to have the same leg length/inseam as a man who is 179 cm tall?
Editor Rob
Yes, it can be very possible. Leg lengths can vary a couple of inches quite easily.
Oliver said on 20/Jun/18
Thank you,Rob.
They are the two miss universe winners from South Africa.
Miss Universe 1978 and 2017.
Oliver said on 16/Jun/18
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Rob,the shorter girl is 5'7. How tall would be the taller woman?(heels are relatively similar).
The woman is 59yrs so,she may have lost an inch.
Editor Rob
It seems like the taller woman is 6ftish. She might be a fit 59 year old and not lost as much as an inch.
Sakz95 said on 31/May/18
@Zampo No worries, excuse the double post I thought the first didn't go through.
Zampo said on 26/May/18
@Sakz95, Thanks!
Sakz95 said on 26/May/18
@Zampo I know that was addressed to Rob but I can answer it as I've tested it. The tip of your nose to the top of your head would be pretty much 6 inches as I'm about 6'1 and that's where 170cm (5'7) reaches on me.
Sakz95 said on 24/May/18
@Zampo I know it was addressed to Rob but i've tested that and can confirm it's 6 inches pretty much. I'm about 6'1 and that's where 5'7 (170cm) comes up to on me.
Zampo said on 20/May/18
Rob, what's roughly the height difference from the end tip (bottom) of one's nose to the top their heads? It seems it should be about 6 inches as I'm roughly getting 167 cm but would like to confirm.
Raiden said on 14/May/18
Hey Rob, can you tell me the average shoulder height from your actual height ? Or even maybe make an article dedicated to shoulder height cause I seem to find it pretty significant in judging someone’s height relative to your own by shoulder height than just eye level height.
Editor Rob
Unfortunately shoulder height is something that I haven't really looked at in detail, because shoulders have a fair amount of variation and move about too.
Jeffab said on 12/May/18
hey Rob,
when i measure with my face facing the wall during afternoon i get 169.7 cm(at 1 pm) but with back facing the wall I get 168.6 which measurement should I go with ?
Editor Rob
Maybe stick with 169cm as it's impossible (only you could find out) if you are standing better one way, or if your heels are slightly lower when standing with face or back against the wall.
Zampo said on 29/Apr/18

Just to add, this is the most useful article on celebheights! I have now measured the height of my facial features in order to get a better estimation when meeting someone.

Thanks for this, really helpful.
Raiden said on 29/Apr/18
If my eye level is dead on 5’3, how tall am I ?
Editor Rob
possibly 5ft 7.5 range
Zampo said on 28/Apr/18

Obviously one can't whip out a tape measure when meeting someone but when judging simply by eye-level alone, can I be roughly be 1/2 inch off in most cases when estimating ones height. I'm not that particular about guessing ones height precisely but would like to be within a 1cm or so.

Editor Rob
If you know friends or family heights, then that gives you a basis for guessing height. The more heights you know precisely the better your recognition of these heights might become.
Alex 6'3 said on 31/Dec/17
Rob, guys like me, range 190-191 cm, the eye level is around 11.7-12 cm, right? The length head should be around 24 cm..
[Editor Rob: nearly 12cm is quite common for men in your height range.]
183man said on 23/Dec/17
if a person had a small sized head what would be the length as the average is like 9", Rob?
[Editor Rob: for ladies and men, head sizes are on average a bit different, by a fraction.

Men tend to have bigger jaw areas than women, which adds a slight fraction to the length of the average male skulls. An 8.75 skull is short for a male, but very typical average at least for a female.]
Johnson said on 9/Nov/17
@Rob I don't understand this. You firstly said average head is 9-9.2 inches long

And then you say:

In photos consider a 6ft male's head will look roughly near 9.5 inches if it isn't tilted up or down and is pretty level.

Why would a head of 9-9.2 inches could look 9.5 inches in pictures?
[Editor Rob: because a 6 foot male isn't average, he is 3 inches above average in the UK/US, which means on average the head size will be 'near 9.5', I'm talking in 9.4-9.5 range.]
Edimar1.84 said on 29/Oct/17
Rob you could say how tall is youtuber Julio Cocielo (owner of CANAL CANALHA, one of the biggest channels in Brazil with 15 million subscrivers)? He usually claims 1.90, but I believe it to be somewhere between 187/188.
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with 6ft1 Celso Portioli
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John said on 15/Oct/17
@Rob just wondering is it accurate to measure one's height laying down on the floor pushing feet onto the wall and marking head top with something? Would that be accurate measurement?
[Editor Rob: you can get within a few mm's doing that, though it is still not quite as good as measuring standing up.]
finocio said on 7/Oct/17
Hi Rob

How does actor Patrick Dewaere looks here next to 5"11 Gerard Depardieu ? Click Here
[Editor Rob: gerard might be 2 inches further away, which when photographing that close, could give patrick a slight advantage. I wouldn't think there was much between both gentlemen.]
Alfredo said on 12/Aug/17
Hi Rob,
I wonder if athletes height is:
1)measured in the morning? Do u think they are using/they are listed in their morning height?
2) do they measured with or without shoes?
3)do they rounding UP a LITTLE BIT.....? (Or the organization etc that measured them)?
I want to compare my 181 night height to them (-:.
Ty Rob.
[Editor Rob: athletes like basketballers might be measured within 1 hour or 2 of wakening, so they may not be at their low, possibly some even manage to shrink another half inch.

For NFL they are without shoes, NBA (in shoes is what they are listed as, but they also take a without shoe measurement)]
Jono said on 30/Jul/17
Hi Rob, measuring accuracy question:

When measuring against a wall with a book or something, is marking just below the book the right measure?
Or would it be beneath where the book starts? (hope that makes sense)

How does your stadiometer align? is it just below the thing your head touches or aligned to where the thing starts?
Thanks in advance for your reply :)
[Editor Rob: the bottom of the part that touches your head is in alignment with the little arrow on the stadiometer.

With a book, when you draw your pencil mark, make sure it is right up against it, then you are within 1mm accuracy. Technically it would be the upper part of the line you read (if thick pencil mark), but with very thin pencil it's just the line.]
Harry said on 19/Jul/17
Hey Rob, if hair doesn't count when measuring height does this mean that i should shave my head or keep it as it is to get an accurate measurement?
[Editor Rob: if you use a can to measure, the surface area which touches your scalp is small..the amount of hair is negligible.]
Blake said on 20/Jun/17
Rob, when I measured 5 ft 8 3/4 earlier in the day my eyelevel when I hold a tape by me in a mirror it looked about a quarter inch or so over 5 ft 4 but when I look at a tape it seems smaller than that I know im more inclined to tilt my head down than up. I always think my eyelevel is small though?
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't worry too much about eyelevel, it can easily vary over 2cm depending on slightly tilt up or down.

What's more important is the actual top of the head.]
Kenny said on 4/May/17
Hey rob I'm about 168.5 cm out of bed in the morning and depending on the day, I shrink to about 167-166.5 cm at night. What probable height will you list me as? Also, would it be passable if I tell people that I'm 169 cm?
[Editor Rob: people can say any height they wish, but it's always best to be honest about it. I'd stick with about 167 if I was in your shoes.]
190 cm said on 11/Mar/17
Hi there!
In the morning I have 191,5 cm and when I go to bed in the night I can have 189(worst case) or 189,5-190 cm.
All the people think that I am very tall but that`s not true. My dream was 200 cm but @ 37 years old this remains just an old dream. In my opinion a good height for a man is between 185 cm and 200 cm and for a woman between 156 cm and maximum 175 cm.
So, when someone ask me how tall I am I always say 190 cm.
Is that a correct answer or?
187189 said on 2/Mar/17
Hi Rob

I am 187-189 range (measured with a stadiometer), but i meassure 187 only after a hard day at 11:00 pm. So, im around 188. I usually measure around 187.5 in the evening. During the day i am nearer 188 than 187 or 189, so can i say that im 188? When I measure myself with the back pressed on the wall, im 1 cm taller (this is the common measurement where i live). Thank you for your answer:)
[Editor Rob: since it's right in the middle of your range, it's fair...some go with their highest, some lowest, and others in between....

and then you have those who lie and claim 1-2 or even 3 inches more than they are. Best keeping away from that group, and trying to give a height we actually measure.]
Colberto said on 22/Feb/17
Hey rob I have two questions for you. Is my eye level normal I am 6'1" with an eye level of 5'9" exactly. Also what would you list me as if I was a celebrity. I usually measure around 6'0 3/4"-6'1" exactly mostly 6'1" exactly on a good night sleep I rise out of bed at 6'2"exactly..
[Editor Rob: colberto, it is slightly longer than'd probably be given 6ft 1, but you may look taller/shorter.]
Adam said on 23/Jan/17
Hey Rob, like yourself I am also obsessed with my Height. I am 5ft7 (170cm) maybe a little taller when I take a morning measurement. What would you predict my height to be throughout the day ? Btw I really enjoy your site.
[Editor Rob: Adam, you are probably a 5ft 6.5 range guy.]
Ryan said on 30/Nov/16
The brilliant Rod Serling (twilight zone) was only 5"4. Just a fun bit of trivia for anyone like myself who hates that they can't be just a little bit taller. Because yes, it can be difficult to even get a chance (especially on dating sites) with half of the female population when you're 5"7 like myself. I take comfort in knowing one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century was actually 3 inches shorter than myself. Like I said, fun bit of trivia.
Pete said on 24/Nov/16
How many cm (range) can boots give you ?
[Editor Rob: Pete, boots like Cat/Timberland can give near 1.5 inches. Cowboy boots 1.6-2 inch range, motorbike boots can be quite thick too.

But other boots might give less than an inch...most though I'd say fall in 1-1.5 inch range.]
Meh said on 18/Nov/16
Hey Rob,

Are the actor's heights in your site measured with shoes or without?
[Editor Rob: all without shoes.]
Blake said on 10/Aug/16
Rob has anyone ever called you short or made fun of your height?
[Editor Rob: in person I've never really experienced that, but I'm sure online there will be a fair few derogatory comments about me or the site.

It's not something I worry much about though, I'm here to document the height of celebrities, provide some commentary and show photos if I can to help the visitors get an idea of the kind of height celebs might be.]
dude said on 4/Aug/16
Hey Rob, whats the correct way to stand while meauring one's heigh?
[Editor Rob: vertically!

When the Government did a national health survey in the UK, the recommended stance was as tall as possible.

I think though if you just stand tall it is fine - breathing in and forcing another 2mm isn't making a difference.]
Ice said on 27/Jul/16
a friend of mine is 6'4.5" and claims 6'7" !!!
Paul said on 3/Apr/16
Rob at the end of the day my height is 170 cm. In my observation an almost 171 cm by afternoon. Can i claim 5 foot 7.5 or 5 foot 8.
[Editor Rob: claim 5ft 7 and nobody in life will ever think you ain't that height. Say 5ft 8 and some might think you are rounding up. I would go with 'just over 5ft 7' or 5ft 7 half as that is a kind of height you would be at 10-11am maybe.]
Jj91 said on 4/Feb/16
Hello Rob asked whether the calibration stanley tape measure or other mark is the same as that of a stadiometer , and otherwise, the rule in the museum of Robert Wadlow, will have the same calibration Wadlow these previous, sorry for my english
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure, but I would expect the ruler for the Wadlow museum to be accurate.]
6-1 Joe said on 25/Dec/15
Rob, how tall would be the guy on left if the guy at right is a bang on 5'8". Click Here
[Editor Rob: he can look over 2 inches, maybe almost 3 is possible, but he might be on a lower part of the pavement so could be a bit more taller]
Moreno said on 23/Dec/15
Rob how tall am I if my eyelevel is about 0.5 inches taller than the top of the head of my dad who is 5ft 10?
[Editor Rob: you should be somewhere in the 6ft 3 range.]
flagsy said on 20/Dec/15
Hi Rob, just a quick question, if I'm standing straight facing someone and looking straight ahead at then my eye level is about the middle of their forehead how much am I taller than them? And what about a different person where I'd be facing about 1-1.5 inch above their head? Many thanks in advance!
[Editor Rob: if you can look 1-1.5 inch above their hair you are likely 6 inches or so taller. If you look in middle of their forehead, possibly in the 2-2.5 inch range taller]
Seth said on 2/Aug/15
So, if this guy claims that he is 182, most likely, that he isn`t lying?
CD said on 21/Jul/15
Hi Rob just to let you know I think that filter problem is back again for me as I can't submit a comment to most pages! It seemed to happen while the side was idle for a few days... I'm just wondering if you could guess the height difference between my dad and uncle from this photo. I believe my dad was almost 174cm then, my uncle claims 5ft 11.5, but would you that's an "in shoes" claim? Click Here
[Editor Rob: wouldn't have said anymore than 3 inches, possibly in that photo it can look a little under 3...but then if the ground was in your Dad's favour a fraction, a 3 inches barefeet difference is possible]
Eclecster said on 20/Jul/15
Hi Rob, how tall is Solange Knowles? Is she around the 5'6-5'7 range? I would kindly like to know, thank you.
Height analyser said on 20/Jun/15
Rob, how tall would you say this indian actor beside Arnold is? Given that Arnold is 182 cm. Click Here
[Editor Rob: somewhere in 5ft 7 range is possible]
CD said on 12/Jun/15
Rob how come when I try to submit a comment to some pages (this one for some reason is letting me submit) it isn't working? It just comes up like this: Click Here
[Editor Rob: a filter is getting triggered. I have uploaded a latest updated version of the addcomment page, if it happens again let me know on here.]
juli normia said on 7/May/15
hi rob... the pic's gone..can u fix it please?
[Editor Rob: the pic was old and I can't find it...but I did a video recently so have embedded that - it basically talks more about guessing height.]
faizi said on 19/Apr/15
is the height of a male model collected with shoe and hair?
[Editor Rob: a lot of male models over 6ft 2 actually get rounded down to 6ft 2-2.5, and many in 5ft 11 range would get called 6ft...but really it shouldn't include hair or shoes!]
Sam said on 4/Apr/15
Well looking straight ahead, my mid-eye level is 5ft4.75. Guess that would be a low eye level for someone in the 5ft10 range?
[Editor Rob: it would be in the 99th percentile.]
TMM said on 29/Mar/15
Rob, if a 5'3 person forehead is level into my eyes then what is my height then?
[Editor Rob: they could be between 2 and 3 inches smaller than yourself then.]
Hood said on 22/Mar/15
Hi Rob, do you recommend the measuring thing that uses a carpenters, to measure Height?
[Editor Rob: like a set square, like a triangle type tool? That can be used to measure yes.]
Hypothetical said on 20/Mar/15
Rob, your expertise would be great for this question. Just out of curiosity, if someone were creating a male and a female celebrity in a Frankenstein-type lab, with the goal of maximizing their stardom/appeal, how tall would you say they should make the guy and how tall would you say they should make the girl? Precise measurements are the most fun, but a general range would be interesting too.
[Editor Rob: a woman too tall might not be as appealing as one on the tall side, like 5ft 8 range. A tall muscular guy like 6ft 3 range might be a kind of standout height that isn't too massive, but big enough to be dominating on screen and in person.]
ThanksRob said on 19/Mar/15
Rob, it's me again I noticed that my eyes are around his nose maybe down of his nose of a 5'9 person and also seeing his eyes. does it mean I am 5'7?
[Editor Rob: if you know the other person is 5ft 9 and you feel your eyes are looking above his mouth maybe around his end of nose, then you are very probably 5ft 7. ]
cforces said on 17/Mar/15
Rob, I need your help please. In the last few months I draw a line in the wall in top of my head so i knew if I'd grew.. well I think I grew half an inch or maybe 1 inch, then this day I finally measured my self again in top of my head in the wall, and guess what the line i drew is still the same of my height .. HELP PLEASE I KNOW I DID GROW IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS :( am I measuring it wrong? why is it still the same.. please rob help me with this.
[Editor Rob: it's hard to say, I would measure on a different wall or another person's house with a good flat floor/wall]
ThanksRob said on 12/Mar/15
Hi sir rob, is it possible that I am 5'7 if fmy forhead is level his eyebrow of a 5'9 person? please answer rob. thanks again.
[Editor Rob: it's hard to tell...but say your eyes are looking at the end of the 5ft 9 person's nose....that might mean you are near 5ft 7. If you were looking at his lips then maybe you'd be 5ft 6 range.]
ThanksRob said on 9/Mar/15
Rob, If 5'9 person eye is level on my forehead then what is my height ?thanks rob in advance.. appreciate to answer me simple question !
Joseph said on 24/Feb/15
If 5'6.5 is mid level to my eye, how tall would I be?
[Editor Rob: you could be around 5ft 11]
nickname20 said on 19/Feb/15
Rob,I am 5'7 and standing next to a 5'10 person. how can I sure if he's really 5'10 where should my eye or forehead level his face?
[Editor Rob: your eyes would be around his mouth typically.]
Sean5 said on 10/Feb/15
WWhen listing a person's height (considering 8 hours sleep) do you go with their height after being up 5-7 hours out of bed? or their lowest after being up 10+ hours/active day/9 hours standing job?
[Editor Rob: generally I'm thinking of that, after being up maybe 5-6 hours.]
Matt said on 4/Feb/15
Rob, if a girl is 173 cm like me, From the top of her head to the middle of her eye, It's like I?
[Editor Rob: probably around 162cm, but it could be a little less or higher.]
Joseph said on 20/Jan/15
Hey Rob, if the guy on the left is 188 cm how tall would I be? Click Here
[Editor Rob: you could possibly be in the 183-4 range, between that. ]
Frank181cm said on 19/Jan/15
How tall would the guy on the far left be, if the one in the tie is 5'10.5? Click Here
[Editor Rob: could look in 6ft range]
Wondering said on 17/Jan/15
Can 5'9 guys leave a higher eye level then 5'9 1/2 guys?
[Editor Rob: unlikely unless one had like 4.25 inch and other guy 5 inch]
Roku said on 29/Dec/14
My dad is 5'11. So what does that make me? Here's a photo with me and him. Click Here
[Editor Rob: you can appear near 6ft 1 there]
Curious? said on 24/Dec/14
Does your eye level match up with 5'3 1/2 or 5'4
[Editor Rob: it is in 4.5 inches, so if my head is perfectly level then a bit above 5ft 3.5, if my head is tilted up slightly it would be near 5ft 4.]
Curious? said on 15/Dec/14
Can measuring tapes be off as well?
[Editor Rob: the metal ones I've not seen any that are off.]
Curious? said on 25/Nov/14
How off can doctors be with height when getting measured there?
[Editor Rob: from reading this site, some can be an inch off easily!]
5-9 5-10 said on 1/Oct/14
5'9 1/4 is my low. What would I be listed on here?
[Editor Rob: depends on how you might look in person or in photos, you could have great posture, have features like high eyelevel/small head that might make people (myself included) think you were 5ft 9.5 at least!]
Out of curiousity said on 30/Sep/14
Yeah I always get 5'9 to 5'9 1/2 range by stadiometer, measuring tape and at doctor physicals and all of them where without shoes standing straight even when I'm relaxed I'm 5'9 1/4 to 5'9 1/2. The highest I've ever been measured was 5'10 1/2. The lowest was 5'8 1/2. Though I looked in the mirrior with someone that's 5'8 1/2 and a half and I was taller then her by a good amount her eyes match a little above up my nose, and my eyes match the middle of her head or lower. I felt shorter then her, then I ended up being taller then her then how much a 5'9 1/2 guy would look to someone who is near 5'9
Out of curiousity said on 28/Sep/14
Can a guy that gets measured 5'9 to 5'10 like all the time either by measuring tape or doctors or even a stadiometer still have a possibility of being 5'7 or is it no matter what that the guy is at least 5'9
[Editor Rob: seems a huge difference, if you got 5ft 7 then I'd be raising an eyebrow at it, especially if on several other occasions you have managed to get in the 5ft 9 range.]
Ed said on 25/Jul/14
Rob maybe it's just me, but I've noticed for most women and girls on here, you tend to list them at the heights they claim. Just out of curiosity, why so?
[Editor Rob: there are a bunch of women whose own claim I won't agree with, but there is a big bunch I do...maybe there is a greater percentage of men who exaggerate a bit?]
Paul said on 30/Jun/14
From the top of my head to the middle of my eye is 13 cm... I am sure...Is normal? I am 5'11. I have 17 years old
[Editor Rob: well it is a longer head-eye measurement than average, it just means your eyes are a fraction of an inch lower than average, which is more 11.5-12cm range]
Dmeyer said on 3/Jun/14
Rob how Come 6'0.25-0.5 Guys never look this tall near you
[Editor Rob: well, they can have a lower eyelevel and longer head than jenny, her eyelevel is around 4.2 inches...also in that photo about 2cm of hair]
Wondering said on 23/May/14
Can sitting in a car help you get too your morning height or would you drop or stay at your day height?
[Editor Rob: sitting in the car puts more stress on your discs than walking, it will make you shrink to lower height if you go on a journey for a few hours. I tested it a couple of times after a 2 hour drive in the morning, it made me closer to my low height faster.]
FA said on 14/May/14
Rob, would it appropriate if i measured my self by putting an 18inch ruler on my head? the way i measure is sort of equivalent to a stadiometer.
[Editor Rob: as long as you can make sure it is straight when sitting against the middle of your head and the wall it should be ok, but it might be harder to make sure it's straight? An alternative you could use (if you have one or buy one cheaply from stationery place) is a set square...]
5-9 5-10 said on 16/Apr/14
If I was measured at 5'9 3/8ths would I be listed at 5'9 1/4 or 5'9 1/2 on celeb heights?
[Editor Rob: if you were measured at that mark I might try to put 9.3, but maybe if you were that height at your low then giving you 5ft 9.5 would be ok]
James said on 6/Apr/14
When driving a car or being a passenger not laying back but sitting down like how you sit at a table can you gain while sitting in a car for 30 minutes. Whenever I get measured after that I get measured at 5'9 1/2 either if it's by measuring tape or physical and when I walk around all day I get measured at 5'9 to 5'9 1/4 other then that I've been measured as high as 5'10 1/2 at a urgent care place but I rested almost all day and that was the only I walked around and basically sat in my car driving. I was sick that day. But yea lol
James said on 31/Mar/14
What dedicated you to start celeb heights.. Was it to help others?
[Editor Rob: in 2004 I didn't think there was a site that was solely dedicated to chatting about all the heights and trying to figure heights out. I mean you could do that on threads on other places, but not on a site solely about height, so that's one reason ]
James said on 29/Mar/14
Can you have a 5 inch middle of eye eye to top of the head level or a little below and a 4 inch eye level to the chin
[Editor Rob: yes, some women are more likely to have a smaller chin and then the eye-chin is near 4 and their eye-head is bigger.]
o.k said on 1/Dec/13
Yeah it makes sense because most celebs lie about their heights and weights for example Pink is in a picture saying she's 5'4 with all the LADY MARMALADE group and they are all wearing heels but yet she towers over all of them but yet Christina Aguilera says she's 5'2 impossible if Pink is 5'4 because she's about 4 or 5 inches taller than Christina.Then Maya says she's 5'5 but Pink is still taller by 2 inches.I have seen this with other stars Nicole Ritchie says she's 5'1 but Christina Aguilera is in this picture with her same sized heels saying she is 5'2 and clearly Nicole Ritchie is taller than her by about 5 inches.The same with Kim Kardashian who says she is 5'3 and Christina says she's 5'2 in a pool picture with no shoes on Kim towers over her by about 4 inches.I don't get why celebs lie about simple things.Another example Madonna with Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears Madonna claims to be 5'4 as well as Britney and yet Britney is way taller by 2 inches than Madonna and Christina says she is 5'2 but how can she be 5'2 and Britney 5'4 if in these pictures Brit is bigger than her by about 5 inches?.
kendalljennergreatestfan said on 21/Nov/13
Rob how accurate are the formulas that tell your height by knowing the lenght of your humerus or femur(different one for each bone and gender)?
[Editor Rob: not paid as much attention to them]
Hola said on 2/Nov/13
How come I am taller when I measure with my back against a wall as opposed to front? Am I bending my neck?
[Editor Rob: could be one of a few reasons...wall/floor slightly angled or you aren't standing as tall one way you stand compared to the other way.]
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 3/Oct/13
How large is jennys eye line? In the 3.9 inch difference photo, it almost looks exactly level with your scalp
[Editor Rob: her eyelevel is around 4.2 inches generally, of course if you tilt up a little then it's 4 inches. In that photo I think it's more a fraction is added to her height because of the camera.]
Slick Vick said on 20/Sep/13
Ok rob here is a interesting question.If i'm 5.9.5 and stand next to a girl that is 5'8 or 5.9 and she has a smaller forehead than me.For instance my forehead is about 6 and a half to 7 centimetres and she has a small forehead at 4 to 5 centimetres will her eyes be higher than mine thus giving the ilusion that she is taller than me even though that's not the case.
[Editor Rob: she might have a higher eyelevel, and give an illusion of being closer in height, because people do look at chins, eyes and sometimes forget to look at the top of 2 heads!]
Postel said on 19/Sep/13
I'm 5'10.25'' (178cm) barefoot out of bed, shrinking to 5'9.5'' (176.5cm) by the night. Never under 5'10'' in the morning, even after 4-5hrs of sleep. I am considering myself very much average comparing to other young people (I'm 18) or even slightly above average comparing to older men (30+). Never got called short. Comparing myself to a guy who claims 5'9'' I am clearly taller, to a guy who claims 5'10'' we are the same or even I am marginally taller, while a person who is 5'11'' is sligtly taller. I think I can claim I'm 5'10'' (178cm) easily. Do you agree with me? Also my doctor said that height should me measured first thing in the morning or in the morning, as early as possible.
Rusty said on 19/Aug/13
Also Blaze, you may not have measured yourself correctly, most people from what ive read lose .6" throughout the day. I lose that much on average and so does Rob. You are claim to have lost a full inch.
Rusty said on 19/Aug/13

people are almost never measured at night but they are hardly measured out of bed either. In the area i live most people are measured about 2 or 3 hours after getting out of bed at the doctor's office. I would say whatever height you are after being up for 3 hours or so is fair. I know Rob likes to go with minimum height and would give you 6'4". I myself am 6'3 3/8" out of bed and about 6'2.75" or just below that mark at the end of the day. I claim 6'3" flat as my height, which is feel is reasonable given i was measured exactly that at the doctor's office about 4 or 5 hours after waking, around the time most people are measured. People aren't aware of their out of bed or their night heights most the time. Which is why I feel 6'4.5" would be a legit claim for you. Most average people who walk by you that arent like Rob and know insane amount about heights would guess you at about that.

Thing is people have no true height, you can't really claim a precise height cuz your height will slightly vary at times. Which is why I think its best just to claim the number in between your maximum and your minimum. That number for me is just over 6'3" which is why 6'3" flat is my own personal claim. I guess you could say I am a weak 6'3" then but its a good height
6ft 1 guy said on 13/Aug/13
rob, how tall do you think the guitarist stevie ray Vaughan is?
Click Here that guitar in that vertical position is 3ft 2.5in
Blaze said on 12/Aug/13
@Big Ben. I also measured out of bed at 6'5, 6'4.5 afternoon, 6'4 night. I'm 15 years old. and I did the measurements with a yard stick. what would you say my height was ? would you go with morning, afternoon, or night?
Big Ben said on 5/Aug/13
I measured myself out of bed at 6'3" 1/8, 6'2"3/4 at noon and 6'2"1/2 at bedtime. I'm 24 years old. And I did the measurements by the pillar in my living room.
Firestarter said on 21/Jul/13
Rob,could you give me info on foreheads.I'm 5'9.75. (177cm) and I can fit four fingers on my four head vertically.If my forehead is slightly taller than average does that give me extra height.If I had a smaller forehead would that make me shorter in general.Also if a medium height guy has a big forehead does that mean he has a short body (Matt Damon for example)
TJ said on 7/Jun/13
Hi Rob
i would really wanna know hilary rhoda's height.
can you estimate her height?
Aerofloater said on 24/Apr/13
Just a nitpick: I've actually been a guest on Letterman and he's no "6ft 1.5-2." He always remains on the podium and shakes hands with guests before they step on it so that he seems taller than he is. I'm 6'1" myself (not 6ft 1.5-2, just a flat 6'1", as measured each weigh-in by the United States military) and can tell you with absolute certainty that Letterman is 5'10," tops. I saw him face to face before the show and even though I'm a half inch to a full inch shorter than he CLAIMS, he wouldn't see me eye-to-eye if he were on his tiptoes. Mathematically, if he's "6ft 1.5-2," then I am at least "6ft 4.5-5," and I'm not.

Otherwise, fun article.
Sean said on 26/Feb/13
@Rob (not you Editor Rob), it's not unheard of. My uncle was in pretty much the exact same situation as you, he was about 5'7" and had his last growth spurt at 18 or 19 and grew to about 5'9.5". So it's not TOTALLY out of the question, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too much.
BJFNX said on 2/Feb/13
In response the the armspan arguement: its not that useful it only gives a very rough guide jon jones is 6ft 4 inches, his reach is 7ft1 thats an enormous difference. muhammed ali is 6ft 3 and has 6ft8 ins reach (thats armspan in boxinglish)
Connor 183cm said on 29/Jan/13
Rob i like your facial expression standing with jenny ha ha ha! (the shocked face) do you know a girl/woman who is 6ft without heels?
[Editor Rob: as friends/family, I know a couple of women near 6ft]
John D said on 5/Jan/12
If I measure my self against my door I get 5'7.75", however if I measure my self against walls I get anywhere from 5'6.5" to 5'7". What is my actual height? The problem is every one of my walls has a skirting board. (posted this again because I accidentally posted as anon)
Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 12/Aug/11
@ rob - the last post you sent to alex..that 3.9 inch difference seems a split image of me and my 6'1 mate..hes 185.5cm im 175.6 or yes very accurate :P
Rob said on 30/Jul/11
At the age of 18, I'm 5'6.5 barefoot and according to my mother (who's on the low end of 5 feet) I've BEEN steadily growing each year by the rate of an inch or so. No dramatic spurts, just creeping, gradual growth. Could it be likely that I'll continue to grow until at least 21? Asked my father, and he says he was 5'8.5 all of his life, but my mother says she thinks that I'm not done growing because my body seems to be structured more like her brothers who were all taller than my father. I'm about as tall as my father now, and he's about 60 years old so I guess he's gotten shorter over the years. Could I possibly grow to be 5'10, or even a little taller? Is that unheard of? Seems to be possible, if a bit unlikely. I don't want to be taller than 6 feet if I had a weird out of place growth spurt, but anything close to that would be cool. In the end, I'd be happy with 5'9, but I'd LIKE to be a little bit taller. My closest friend's about 6'2 and I joke that I'm gonna catch up to him and kick his ass someday. (I'll kick his ass if I stay the same size, but it might make it a little easier. Who knows. lol) When all's said and done, I'm not insecure, I'm happy with my height and my overall being and I don't feel short..
Maximus Meridius said on 29/Jul/11
Rob do short parents like a 4ft 11in woman and 5ft 5in man produce average height children if they both had two sons would they end up average height one son will end up 5ft 9in and the other son will end up 5ft 10in.
Maximus Meridius said on 16/Jul/11
Rob do most celebs don't know their own height because they never measure themselves daniel radcliffe is the only celbe i know who measured himself have celebs ever measured themselves a lot of celebs lie about their height.

[Editor Rob: a lot will know, but there might be a proportion who don't or 'forget' the last time they got measured properly.]
DFens said on 6/Jul/11
I'm 5'11.25" at age 17, my father and mother are both 5' 5". How tall I gonna be at age 21? (Sorry for bad english)
Badknees said on 25/Jun/11
I am 5'6". My husband was 5'9" on a good day. We have two sons. One is 6'1" and the other is 6'3". How much does the previous generation count. My mother was 5'1"and my father was 6'1". My husband's mother was 5'5" and his dad was 5'10". My dad had a second family. I have stepbrother who is 6'6". Oddly enough the mother of my husband had a brother who was 6'6"while the rest of her siblings were average heighth.
Badknees said on 25/Jun/11
I am 5'6". My husband was 5'9" on a good day. We have two sons. One is 6'1" and the other is 6'3". How much does the previous generation count. My mother was 5'1"and my father was 6'1". My husband's mother was 5'5" and his dad was 5'10". My dad had a second family. I have stepbrother who is 6'6". Oddly enough the mother of my husband had a brother who was 6'6"while the rest of her siblings were average heighth.
Holm said on 17/Jun/11
Hey Rob! Can you add M.Shadow from Avenged Sevenfold and Gustaf Skarsgard from the movie "The way back"?
Holm said on 12/Jun/11
Hey Rob, can you add "M.Shadows" from Avenged Sevenfolds height?
jonah said on 5/Jun/11
hey I grew to 5'8" between the time 11-13 and i was taller than a lot of ppl i know today. however in a few months I will turn 18 and i'm still the same height. what's funny is a lot of my clothes that wore when I was 13-14 still fit me too. so my question is should I expect to grow ever again because I read guys get 2 growth spurts and girls only get 1 but i have only got 1 and almost an adult. also my dad is 5'11" barefoot, my 15 year old sister is 5'7" and my mom and other sister are very short compared to me i'd say 5'1".
CAA said on 24/May/11
Many stars state their heights as it appears with shoes and hair, as in a mugshot! Will smith looks about 6'2 in hancock when placed near a measuring wall. And he also claims to be 6-2. But he was surely not barefeet in that photo.
Lanky said on 11/May/11
Im 5ft7.5 My mom is 5ft9 My dad is 6ft2. Will I grow?
90skid said on 4/May/11
@ Anon and Teri Yall are crazy, you don't grow more after having a baby. maybe its due to posture.
adam said on 1/May/11
Rob, do you measure heights upto forehead? I was measuring my height the other day and if I put a box over my head, mark the edge and then measure that it comes out at 5 9 but if I measure up to my forehead it comes out at 5 8. Look forward to hearing from you thanks mate.

[Editor Rob: top of the head, that's your height :)]
adam said on 1/May/11
Rob, do you measure heights upto forehead? I was measuring my height the other day and if I put a box over my head, mark the edge and then measure that it comes out at 5 9 but if I measure up to my forehead it comes out at 5 8. Look forward to hearing from you thanks mate.

[Editor Rob: measure the very topmost part of your head. Put a box/video tape on your head against a wall and you should get a decent idea of your height.]
Andrew1995 said on 12/Apr/11
@dee Well, I doubt you'll gain more than 1-2 inches, your sister's really tall compared to your family!
SolidSnake said on 21/Mar/11
You will be 6'0 coolboy
the carl said on 12/Mar/11
rob, i like that you point out the NFL combine heights and using NFL players as accurate benchmarks. absolutely true, the NFL measures height at 1/4 inch increments, sometimes even 1/8 increments. always in bare feet (or socks). however, there is no other sport on earth that can deliver accurate player heights. hockey, football (soccer), basketball, baseball, are all potentially misleading. baseball is pretty accurate overall, although there are a number of players under 6 ft who are overlisted by an inch. however, there are also players who are underlisted. for example, prince fielder of the milwaukee brewers, is listed at 5 ft 11. he is at least 6 ft tall. NBA basketball heights are in shoes. a lot of people don't know that. but they definitely are. all basketball players are 1-1.5 inches shorter than their roster height. not that the average person could really tell, the player usually still towers over them, unless it's an average height point guard like allen iverson. hockey is ridiculous, by far the worst offender in the sports world. i would say no less than 90 percent of players in the NHL under 6 feet are overlisted by an inch -- or more. if you see an NHL player listed at 5-10, assume he is really 5-9. listed at 5-9, he's probably 5-8 at most. for many years there was a huge stigma in the NHL against shorter players, and it's a big problem for smaller players trying to make a squad. small = non-physical and easily knocked off the puck in the hockey world. it's a false perception for the most part, but it persists. big hockey players are given many chances to make an NHL club, even if their skill level is sub-par. small players with far superior skills are often discarded or never given an opportunity. and that is why virtually every guy in the NHL who might be at risk of being labeled small is overlisted. soccer is fairly accurate overall, although there are some obvious exaggerations. david beckham was listed at one point at 6 ft. he is, in fact, no more than 5-11, and i doubt he is even that tall. at any rate, keep up the good work. this is a fun site. height is a big deal in this world, and especially the world of celebrities where image is everything.
SolidSnake said on 26/Feb/11
lol tony greene. the easiest way is to just go up to a wall with your arms spread out and get someone to mark where you reach then just measure it
SolidSnake said on 26/Feb/11
You are likely to only get 0.25-0.75 inch more at 18. The majority of your family is on the short side as well. Sorry dee
SolidSnake said on 16/Feb/11
lol my shoes only give me an inch in height yet when I claimed 6 foot at school in shoes everyone just says im wearing platform shoes or that im 'cheating' lol.
dee said on 14/Feb/11
hello, im 18 now, Im about 5'2, my father is 5'8, my mom's 5, my sister is 5'6 3/4, my brother is 5'6. do yall think i can gain more? My family contains of different height and it makes me confuse. So, help?
Farrox said on 16/Jan/11
@ashley yeah its posible, but i dont think that you can grow more than 1 inch
Tony Greene said on 12/Jan/11
Did you know you can get an accurate measuring of your height by your armspan? The Chinese do it all the time just like how you can measure your waist size with your neck by taking tape measure and wraping it around your neck and multiplying it by two and or taking a pair of trousers, folding it in half and wrap it around your neck. Another way on measuring your height is placing a ruler against the wall and stop it at 5 feet. Holding the ruler at the 5th feet to your face with the end of the ruler evenly against the wall and stand up straight aligning the chin with the floor (this aligns the backbone straight) and say if the ruler (bottom edge) stops at the corner of the chin. Mark the spot and measure from there by looking into a mirror and use a second ruler to set atop the head and must have it set precisely straight but if you have hair, take off an inch and another 1/4 of an inch for accuracy safety and you'll have your answer. Most human heads can average off to be 10-11 inches long without hair. If you're over 5 feet and the 60th inch stops at your chin, you'd be about 5 ft 10 or 11. 60th inch at the nose says you're 5 ft 6 at the 60th inch at forehead level from the hair line states you're 5 ft 2.5 or 3. But that's not how I was found out that I was 68.5 inches tall. I found out by standing up to a military issue mug post and with my hair included I was seen as 5 ft 9 3/4 but when I cut my hair short I done it again and I was seen as 5 ft 8.5. And to be safe I went to a clinic and I was measured to be 5 ft 8.5. Then I toyed with the armspan issue and my armspan read as the same results. And the reason why this egged me on in the first place was because most people who I met even at work would say that I look more like 5 ft 10 coming from both people who were as large as 6 ft 2 to those who were as small as 5 ft 2 and I had to keep saying that I am 5 ft 8 and a half. I kept getting that since I was 18 and that's how I also discovered I was a sloucher because from the ages of 16-18 I was passing myself off as 5 ft 4 or 5 and I had a girlfriend who was height obsessed because she'd always tell me that she was gonna grow to be 5 foot 10 like her mother and all the women who were tall in her generation. She was of course an inch behind me but she always said that she was 5 ft 7 and we'd get in a dispute about it because I always said she was 5 ft 3 but when my girlfriend and I stood in the mirror and standing up straight I looked slightly taller than (not knowing I was slouching then) Eventually we went to one of those medical study doctors who ran DNA testing on both of us and the results were given. According to the doctor, I should've been at least 6 ft 4 due to hereditary genes I have and he too said that my girlfriend really will grow to be 5 foot 10. So he measured my girlfriend and it was totaled out that she was 5 ft 6 and a half and when it was my turn, the doc told me to stand up straight and I was thinking that he was joking. So I stand straighten up my back and he said I was still slumped down it was like he was asking me to stretch then he grabbed my legs and pushed them forward straightening them out and to align my chin with the floor to straighten out the spine and to hold my posture while he measured and when he was done, he said I was 5 ft 7 and 3 quarters. At first, I thought he was kidding and did not believe it for a bit and I said to him I'm 5 foot 5 and I'm 18 years old. I'm done growing!! Then he said that not true, not all people stop growing at age 18 and from what I seen in your blood were tall genes and you'll continue to grow till your 28-29 years of age. I at all did not take this seriously at all. But he sounded serious that if I maintain a good diet, I still can reach the 6 ft 4 target mark but if I fail to meet that standard I still can reach 5 ft 11 by that age. Today, I'm 28 years of age and since then, I only gained 3/4 of an inch which goes to show doctors do not know everything even thought I have a grand dad who was small until he was in his 20's and sprung to be 6 ft 2 in his late 20's but he was in the military and I'm not. Anyways, that's how I know I was a sloucher and since I'm very lazy I still maintain the slouch position. So it goes like this. I'm 5 ft 5 slouching but 5 ft 8.5 when standing up perfectly straight in the barefoot and clean head. Over the years when I am mistaken to be 70 inches by so many people was when I buy beer and I have to show my California ID card that says I'm 5 ft 5, the cashier looks at me funny like I gave her or him a fake card and I have come across many who look at me and say "You don't look 5 foot 5" And I say if that's what the card says and I have to hear the "You look taller because I'm this short and you're way taller than I am" I asked how much taller do I look and I hear "Um 4-5 taller than what says on the card" It got to the point of annoying where I had to measure myself again (thinking about what was being said to me by the study doctor) to see if I really was that much taller. So I measure myself in 7 different ways and get the same results but different when I was 18 but I wanted to be sure so I got measured professionally in the sense of clinical and military standard measurement and that's how I knew I am 5 ft 8.5. And I said no wonder people say I look taller than what the card says I mean if you wanna include my hair and shoes on my feet, yes, I am a little over 5 foot 10 but I don't like to put it that way because hair and shoes added on is ridiculous to me. I much rather go by my barefoot hairfree height and to hell with how everybody else does it. That's how Hollywood play the 2 inch game. They go by hair and shoes. So if I were to be an actor, my Hollywood height would either be 5 ft 10 or 11 but I would make sure that people will get it right and stick with my true height and I don't care how dumb it makes me look that I refuse to accept 2 inches to play the extra height game. Be thankful for your size and P.S. I will not wear elevator shoes either which is also part of the taller game.
BigDaddyII said on 3/Jan/11
Height doesn't make you more or less of a person . It might help in certian situations ( at 6'3" and 300lbs so says my doctor ) I stand out in a crowd with my wife ( 5'3" and 135lbs ) but other than the almost 1 foot difference in height it hasn't made any difference in our relationship of 25 years . Don't look down at your height and lie to be taller or smaller embrace who you are and enjoy life because from a distance everything looks the same .
Steve said on 27/Dec/10
I used to be 5'3.75 but because iv got arthritic knees im now 5'3.25 my girlfriend is 5'1.5 and is taller than me when she wears 3in heels when we used to be the same height she has to bend down to kiss me now
John V. said on 26/Dec/10
I'm 14 years old and 5'7. How much do you think I can grow
Jonathan said on 11/Dec/10
@Rob when I measure myself in the bathroom I'm 180 cm. When I measure myself in the living room I'm 182 (at the same time of the day). How come?
ashley said on 17/Nov/10
Hi there(: I hope you're able to answer my question! At this moment, I am 16 (turning 17 in march), and i am asian me- 5'4" mom- 5'0" dad- 5'11" older sister- 5'1/2". Is it possible for me to grow another 2-3 inches before I stop growing? Please and thank you
rahul said on 16/Nov/10
Hi,im rahul n im 24 yrs of old..n my height is about 5'7 inches.. n i know it very well i cant grow now in dis age..i do feel weird wenever i stand beside my gf coz she is 5'10 inches i want 2 know is there any surgeries or treatment where i can grow my height again?plz tell me that..thanks.
corndog said on 6/Nov/10
is it possible to get an operation or take something that can make you taller?At almost 28 years of age and 5'4 and a half it's not a good height to be
Anonymous said on 4/Oct/10
Height Miracle says on 3/Aug/10 Hi Everyone A quick question for all. is it normal to grow at 28-29? I was 5' 10.5" at 18 and remainted this height till 24. At 24 I measured my height and it was 5' 10.75". Last year when I was 28 I measured my height and it was 5' 11" in the evening and 5' 11.5" in morning. Yesterday evening I measured my height (i,m 29 now)and was 5' 11.5" and today morning I was 6 feet exact. I am a bit surprised that at 29 I am still growing and am 5' 11.5" now. while I was 5' 10.5" till 24. Is this normal? or is there some problem with hormones? would appreciate your reply. Thanks. I don't think it's possible, the latest a guy can stop growing is at probably 22. Either you must've been measuring in shoes or hair or did you use the metric system which can be confusing at times. So no, you're not really growing. maybe you weren't standing straight. Anonymous says on 4/Nov/09 i had a bizarre case of a friend who was likely 6ft1.25 when i first met him years back when he was 23yr, every year i have like seeing him grow an inch. at 26 now he looks nearly of 6ft4.5, thats weir right? rob, could you believe of a men after an age of 23yr was still growing? is it normal? Like i said on top, it's NOT possible. Maybe you didn't check his shoes or hair, or maybe he wasn't standing up properly.
susan marshall said on 25/Sep/10
I hate being short i couldnt even manage 5'0 only when i wear heels.barefooted i am barely 4'10 the nurse tells me i am a fraction under 4'10 buti like to round it up.I have a 10 year old cousin who is 2 inches taller than me and i am 18.I am forever having to carry i.d on me and it is very frustrating.I suppose it is okay when there are other short women around then it isnt too bad has you can just mingle with them.I do however have a 15 year old sister who is 5'5 and still growing i think.My 21 year old brother is 5'7 so they are both lucky.I only have my dad who is 5'2 that is short our mum is 5'6.I remember my dad joking all the time how he always thought his children would all grow taller than him and he would still be the shortest in the family.i stopped growing when i was 14 and to this day i havent grown an inch.I even try not to wear too high shoes when out with my family has i like to be similar to my dad in height.I think it makes him feel better when we are all out together.We both get on rather well and he fully supported me while growing up.That is what family is.
J said on 13/Sep/10
I Used to be 5-8 but im now 5-7 & 50 yrs old. Im old, short, fat, ugly, bald & small package. SAD!
Carolyn said on 8/Sep/10
hi guys i'm a 5ft girl(aged 28)& my boyf 6'1, my advise to shorter ladies is keep your weight down, then you'll always be considered petite & thats always attractive, every girl wants to be cute & petite. people always comment on how pretty & slim i am but if i put on any kind of weight it takes that all away from me, walk tall & proud & make the best with ur looks & figure x
Mandilo said on 3/Sep/10
rob , do u check on the close shot picture of vince vaughn beside 5ft9 justin long ? vince peak at 6ft5 completely makes justin at 5ft11 flat on the photos taken. justin does not seen to have advantage lifts on vince, they both had same kind of lifts. somehow i think justin could be close to 5ft11.
Ana said on 30/Aug/10
You know what jared not all girls are tall and short girls dont like too tall guies. I think all of us who worry about trivial things like appearance should think more about whats important to us and not others
true said on 24/Aug/10
i am 16 years old boy i think i am 1.78 but my friends says i am 1.80+ i am a boy
KS said on 23/Aug/10
sometime i think over some actor maybe not lie about their height but look under the claim of example 6ft2 but look much 6ft1 and some claim and look exact height is for some circumstance example 3type A,B,C 6ft2 claim actor measure 6ft2 in different hour different measurement/posture. A"guy measure at 187.5 in a morning so commonly he chosen round up at 6ft2, so through out the day he may lost 1.5cm at 186cm(6ft1) he did look much. B"guy could have measure straight at 6ft2 out of bed and usually choose to claim 6ft2 as A"guy and look exact 6ft1 as A"guy stands, the C"guy could be a strong 6ft2 beside the A" & B" which this guy happenly measure 6ft2 with normal posture at a noon measurement and could have look even abit taller than 6ft2 for impression in person to people. which the C"guy is real 6ft2 even at night but was rare in hollywood, keep it example for a height of 6ft actor 30% peak 6ft with shoe, 30% round up 6ft for morning height and maybe 30% are real 6ft then 10% could have peak 2-3inch up and was way under 6ft tall height. many sees will smith under 6ft2 like 6ft0.5 to 6ft1 he looked, i did say he is the one peak with shoe at maybe 6ft0.75 barefoot or near 6ft2 out of bed and recently most talkabout like 5ft9 justin long look 5ft10-10.5 next to 6ft5 vince vaughn and 6ft bruce willis. which was because he was the rare honest one who have claim 5ft9(175cm), he is possible to reach 177cm-177.5cm taller than rob at 175cm out of bed.
ty said on 3/Aug/10
lee says on 27/Jul/10 Hi, I am 5'11 Morning, 5'10 Evening so I say my height as 5'10.5 If asked. ------------------ I lose about the same amount also (1") and am similar height as you throughout the day but I say 5'11. I mean in shoes at 5'10.5 you are pretty much 5'11. but that's just my opinion.
pete said on 3/Aug/10
I am 6`3.5 Barefoot on a good Day maybe 6`4 and I am glad about my Height. But when I go out to Events or in a Club I wear Chucks cause the Sole is very thin. with my Nike Airmax i look like a Basketball Player :D
Height Miracle said on 3/Aug/10
Hi Everyone A quick question for all. is it normal to grow at 28-29? I was 5' 10.5" at 18 and remainted this height till 24. At 24 I measured my height and it was 5' 10.75". Last year when I was 28 I measured my height and it was 5' 11" in the evening and 5' 11.5" in morning. Yesterday evening I measured my height (i,m 29 now)and was 5' 11.5" and today morning I was 6 feet exact. I am a bit surprised that at 29 I am still growing and am 5' 11.5" now. while I was 5' 10.5" till 24. Is this normal? or is there some problem with hormones? would appreciate your reply. Thanks.
lee said on 27/Jul/10
Hi, I am 5'11 Morning, 5'10 Evening so I say my height as 5'10.5 If asked.
Johni said on 10/Jul/10
@elie: thats sad girl, hope he doesn't reject you for ur height that would kinda make him a jerk. you could do better :)
pkbn said on 9/Jun/10
hi elie, ur story is pretty similar to mine: I matured early and stopped growing at 5 feet. I have come to learn that we are all unique, and that you'll get a guy who appreciates you just the way you are. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We just have to accept ourselves as we are, after all I'm sure you've got some other really nice qualities that other people wish they had.
Mal said on 5/Jun/10
Wow a site dedicated to celebrity heights. Always been an item of fascination for me. In fact, heights in general. I'm terrible at guessing age or weight but great at heights at least person to person. To respond to what some earlier posters said or asked: 1) I saw two surveys in the US from the 80's and 90's that even while excluding athletes, men 6-2 and over make more money on the average than men under that height 2) Yes, people do ask impolite questions to people perceived as either short or tall. I used to get 'How's the weather up there?' to which I would reply 'A lot nicer than it is down there' 3) Dad is 6-0, mom is 5-6, I'm 6-3. My wife is 5-6, my son is 5-10??? but my daughter is 5-9. Growth patterns follow no pattern. I was 6-2 by age 15 and only grew one more inch the rest of my days. 4) Shorter and taller women fret not. I've seen beautiful women under 5 feet and beautiful women over 6 feet.
Anonymous said on 20/May/10
Jen says 19/May/10 It's funny. We are never happy with what we have. I am 5'5 and have always wished I was shorter. When I wear heals I am like 5'7 or 5'8 and feel too tall next to my husband who is 6'0. oh well, flats it is!
elie said on 28/Apr/10
i feel really bad about my height.i mean it's ok for a girl to be short but this short? i'm 5 feet morning height and i just can't stand it my mom is 5'2.5 my dad is 5'5 but i got my period at age 10 and stopped growing at 5'.it really sucks especially now that i like a guy who is 6'3 i'm bound to be rejected by him becouse i'm so damn short i mean i look like a kid next to him!!!
PB said on 15/Apr/10
@Jared I agree completely. Especially the part about guys who are 5'7-5'11 being more conscious about height. i guess short people have come to accept the fact that they're short same goes for tall people.
johny 6 ft said on 2/Apr/10
Rob,how reliable is your website and your source. Have you ever make a BIG mistake for a celebrity height??? If yes, give me some examples...
one said on 1/Apr/10
Why are you all obsessed with height, espescially the men around here? Haven't you realized that it is the size of the head and face in combination with bone structure that really sets men apart. A shortish man with a large distinguished head would win a presidential election against a tall man with a small head just about any day.
Jared said on 27/Feb/10
I never had a significant growth period; it was slow but sure. I ended up at 5ft 10in. My father is 5ft 11in. I have two brothers who are about 6ft 2 inches. My mother is 5ft 3in. Nobody in my family older than my parents were taller than average, and we usually shorter than average. I like my height, personally, because it works out well for managing physical objects in life, like driving, counters, cabinets etc. However, socially, I feel like I am a little short at times, more often than I feel a little tall. I am also aware that taller men seem to get more positive attention from woman and other men, so I wonder if I taller people are statistically more successful. I have known plenty of men who are about 5ft 7in, and that seems to be a very nice height; not too short, not too tall. And, it seems that men I have known who are about 5ft 11in are sort of at the beginning of tall. I think that the social perceptions of height are what make people feel positive or not about their own height. Most men I have know are between 5ft 7in and 5ft 11in, which seems like good working heights. But most of the men I have know between those average heights seem to be more interested in height than men who are either obviously very short or very tall. I wonder; if a man is very short, if there is an acceptance of shortness; and if a man is very tall, there is sense of relief that he is tall in a world that is height biased. I had a friend who was 6ft 7in, and he confessed to me that he did not at all like being that tall. He thought I was 6 feet tall (I'm 5,10). Other friends who are tall think I am taller than I am, actually. I think their is a perception thing going on here. I think it has to do with self image. Shorter men might care more about their height as compared to taller men than taller men care about their height compared to shorter men. One thing seem consistent: Men who are not obviously tall, might have a tendency to want to be taller. Maybe everybody wants to be tall, especially men. By the way. I have measured at much as 5ft 11in in the morning if I had a good night's sleep and did my yoga. I have also measured as little as 5 ft 9.5 inches if I had to do a lot of heavy lifting that day. Maybe I should say I'm 5ft 9.5 inches then, but since I average 5ft 10in, I just say I'm "five ten." I experimented once to see what lie I could get away with. I went around saying I was six feet, which people believe most of the time, but was occasionally questioned. When I say five eleven, nobody ever questioned it. I also experimented with lifts. When I was wearing them, I was 6ft 1in including my hair. I'm old and more mature now, and have come to accept that I am the height that I should be, and that everyone is the height they should be, even if they are too short or too tall, socially or practically. That's the wonder and beauty of life; diversity.
Bodyshape07 said on 18/Feb/10
Jana says on 4/Dec/07 Chris, I have to disagree with you on this one. I'm female and 6.2 and 100% in proportion. Sure, Jana, unless you're telling your height in heels, many women are gettin away with it nowadays.
Sara F said on 17/Feb/10
Bill Oreilly on the Factor stated he is 6'4"
Paulo Roberto Costa said on 14/Feb/10
Tenho 1,68m = 5,6f. Alguns recursos como palmilhas de até 4cm me elevam para 1,72m = 5.7+1/5. Assim posso passar de minha mulher que tem 1,69m = 5,6+1/4 Isto é muito bom. Me deixa com uma sensaí§í£o de poder.
someguy said on 9/Feb/10
Hey can someone tell me what the average amount of height lost during the day is? i think i lose something like 1.25 inches, is that possible?
Spartan warrior said on 8/Feb/10
I'm 5'5'', a month from being 19 and The dumbest question I've been asked in relation to my is, "Why are you so short?". Any time I get asked I just say "Well I woke up one day, took out the measuring tape and thought "you know what? I think I'll stop growing today". Haha there's nothing you can do, it's not up to you what your height is! If you're not happy with how your body turned out then you're wasting a lot of energy. To an extent it does define who you are but if you make the most of what you are given people respect you for that. I think it's kinda funny when tall people reasure themselves of their height superiority by standing next to you and all that but seriously, height is not a limitation at all. There's a misconception that tall people are stronger, healthier, more adept than shorter people. It's been around for thousands of years and is difficult to avoid especially when heroes are always portrayed as tall and powerful. It's not the case. For example you've seen the 6-foot toned Spartans portrayed in the movie 300 as the ideal warriors when historically Spartan hoplites were on average 5'2''. Having shorter legs was a huge advantage in terms of centre of balance. Plus you were a smaller target, therefore had a lesser chance of being killed and more opportunity to go home and have children who would inherit the short warrior stature too :D Plus shorter people age better :) And for all those who are unhappy, think of people who don't even have use of their legs and spend their lives in a wheelchair. What I'm saying is be happy with your height whatever it is. If you get teased because you're short or tall remember it's not you who has the problem! The teaser is either jelous of your looks or needs to compensate for something themselves :P
fx mayo said on 3/Feb/10
Your hints on estimating height are just not good enough; the stars/directors/cinemaphotographers are just too slippery for this and the only time two stars are seen standing side by side from head to toe at the same distance from the camera is when they are both midgets. One way I've found is to look for a shot where the star is standing right next to a late-model vehicle door with their feet in view. Now, using the pause/step button on your dvd controller for this, note where the top of the vehicle lines up against the actor's body, shoulder blade, eye (or bald head), etc. SUVs are the best for this because their sides sre perpendicular and nearer to the height of most most of the stars. Amazingly I don't think Hollywood has got wise to this and started to use scale-model vehicles.
short said on 29/Jan/10
Gosh!!! I feel like the shortest person ever!!! My height is of a kids!!! Seriously!!!! Every person that walks by me...even younger kids then me make me feel like a complete child! I am so short!!! 4'9"! And my growning rate has already stopped! It sucks being short and very short when up against tall people! It sucks to be me!
Clara said on 22/Jan/10
@ Anon Seriously, it all depends on your genetics. My mom is 5'9 my father is 6'2 and I turned out to be 5'9. So your theory doesn't work in practice. We stop growing after 18.
J.J. said on 18/Jan/10
Yogurt you wont be shorter than 6'3" . Expect 6'4" at your pattern so you bwill be 6'3" at least without a doubt and ofcourse could hit 6'4" when you are done
J.J. said on 11/Jan/10
'Yogurt' you'll probably be 6'4" or very close be dont expect to be shorter than 6'3".
Mot said on 11/Jan/10
I'm from Italy where the average is 5'9'' for males and 5'4''/5'5'' for females. My family: Dad - 5'11''/5'11½'' Mum - 5'5''/5'5½'' Brother (22) - 5'9'' Me (15) - 5'8½''/5'9''
Ross said on 7/Jan/10
I am 18, When I measure on a morning I am 188.5 cm, then afternoon I am in the 187's and at night I am a lowish 187 so what would be my proper height really, should i say i am 187 cm, 188 cm?. Any Ideas Rob
Jake said on 5/Jan/10
oh my god....Ling, you're so right... I'm like 5'11.25 in a country where the male average height is like 5'7...I won't complain about my height anymore
Emrah said on 5/Jan/10
My sister of 15 is btw 178cm! i live in the dutch and my height is nothing special here,almost all those dutch men are the same height as me or even taller but i´m from albanian roots so when i go to a wedding en begin to dancing you can def see some height difference,i look like a giant whith wedding shoes,i´m then almost 1.90:p
Emrah said on 5/Jan/10
I´m 6ft,and my father is 1.76 and my mom 1.60,i´m 18 years old i grew 4cm in 1 year! i dont think that i will grow more. but i have a question,when you measure the head from where must you measure? from the hairline tho the chin or from the top of the head tho the chin? because a normal head is height:8=... from the hairline tho my chin its 23 cm so that is normal but from the top of my head its 25cm so thats bigger than normal so whats the right way tho measure the head?
Jay said on 5/Jan/10
My parents are 5'3 and 5'6 and im growing taller every signle couple of months. Im 16 and wen i was 14 i was 4feet but now im so close to 6 feet im around 5'11. My family hieght is so messed up, my grandpas were both shoter than 5'8 and their kids (my uncles) are all taller than 6'3 and two are 7 feet plyin ncaa basketball. I wanna grow atleast 6' is this possible?
Emrah said on 4/Jan/10
i´m 6ft in the morning and a weak 6ft overall im 18years old,6 months ago i was 178cm i didnt do anything special,my father is now 176cm,he lost some height he was 178cm and my mom is like 160cm. but i am 6ft and my sister of 15 years old is 178cm!. but i have a question,from where you must measure the head? because from my hairline till my chin is it 23cm and from the top of my head tho my chin its almost 25cm? so which one is right?
Ling said on 2/Jan/10
I don't consider myself very lucky in the U.S. I am from Burma where the average height is like 5'5.5" for males, and an average deviation of about 2.5 inches from the norm. I am 5'2" and I just had wished I was 5'5"+ someday but that probably isn't going to happen. I don't know if a lotta you people consider yourself shorthanded by genetics, but in the U.S., where the average male height is 5'10", I can understand if you are. I'd do almost anything for a height that most of you are unhappy with...
Yogurt said on 21/Dec/09
Hi. Can anyone list a height calculatoin for me? I turned 13, 7 mounths ago. I currently stand at 5'10". Both of my parents are 5'11". My Mom's Dad is 6'6". I have just started my growth spurt, last mounth. I've grown about 2 inches in 1 mounth. ( And i usally grow 2 inches in 1 year). So, i use this height calculator on most of you guys listing your parents heights and your heights. its is----------------> if you are boy (Father Height)+(mother height)/2= (Answer)+2 through 6 inches. If you are a girl Add them up, divide by 2, and thats how tall you should be. it says i will be about 6'5", but i'm not sure.
madchronic said on 26/Nov/09
WOOOW some peoples posts are pathetic but everyone come down about height it all depends on genetics and everybody grows at different periods and different rates. i have some friends that grew to 6'2" at 16 and never grew another inch. some that had huge growth spurts at 18. it all depends like im 5'10" and never had growth spurt, just grow about a inch a year. Who cares anyways small people are lot of times the best fighters
somewhattallchick said on 19/Nov/09
Im 5'8 on the dot. Everytime i get measured...(in the morning) i measure 5'8 and after a long day on my feet im a bit under. I keep doubting my height as in alot of people (mostly guys) tell me that they are around 5'11 or six foot when in reality they look more like 5'9 or 5'10. Do you know how many ppl have said "Oh you must be 5'10 b/c im 6 foot". I just say "ok" nod and let them think that they are as tall as they want to be. Im 17 years old almost 18 and i haven't grown in almost 2 years. This site is very interesting.
Tony M said on 12/Nov/09
Hi guys. Brilliant site. I was just wondering does anyone know the best way we should measure ourselves? Growing Up I've had internal organ problems so I was constantly being measured by my doctor over here in the UK. How can we best do it ourselves. My posture is also dreadful. Due to my job and years of computer games growing up I have a tendency to roll shoulders and slouch forward but when I try to stand straight because Ive got a big chest for my 5ft 9n1/2 (WET) frame it looks as if Im unnatural. But it actually feels better for my back. So because it protrudes I go back to slouching. I really want to start working on my posture now because I'm getting really bad back pains. Thanks for any help.
Anonymous said on 4/Nov/09
i had a bizarre case of a friend who was likely 6ft1.25 when i first met him years back when he was 23yr, every year i have like seeing him grow an inch. at 26 now he looks nearly of 6ft4.5, thats weir right? rob, could you believe of a men after an age of 23yr was still growing? is it normal?
Editor Rob said on 1/Nov/09
J.J, we done that photo with the heels at 12pm, from what we measured that moment it was 5ft 2/8ths me, 5ft 8 3/8ths jenny and then with the heel about 6ft 1/4 inch. so the heels gave not more than 3 and 7/8ths inches. Here was the full length photo in heels showing 6ft 1/4 inch: Click Here
SlowCode said on 24/Oct/09
With the use of shoe lifts, it is almost impossible to use this method, unless everyone is barefoot. I delivered wine to Letterman often during the early 80s, and he often came to the door dressed for softball. He's 6'1" I'd say. I am 5'10.5. I worked at the Ft. Lauderdale Jet Center a few years back, which is a business jet FBO, so a lot of private jets came in and out of there. Ted Turner - no more than 5'7" in loafers. Matthew McConnahay is maybe 5'8". Stallone - I'd say 5'6" or so - but he had "big shoes", so its a guesstimate. Arnold is 5'9". A Navy buddy protected him for a while and confided. He was "sworn" to secrecy. Ha ha. Look at Cruise next to Hoffman in Rain Man. Both so little. I doubt Cruise is more than 5'5". Hoffman is real, real short, and cruise isn't that much taller.
Teri said on 19/Oct/09
I was only 5'1" my senior year in high school. I had my first baby at 19 and grew another inch! So, I guess that's true what Anon says about women growing a little more because of pregnancy and growth hormones. It makes sense.
J.J. said on 8/Oct/09
Rob- another eyeline showing the true 4" difference
J.J. said on 2/Oct/09
As I can also see the eyeline gives 4" not 4.5". It is clearly shown in your picture with Jenny. I call this being much taller than someone, BUT NOT TOWERING YET.
J.J. said on 2/Oct/09
'Rob' could you tell me how many inches of height does Jenny's heels give (even though I think it's 4") & how many inches does it actually measure & whether it's got any platforms & how the platform affect height gained. Thanks.
Anonymous said on 1/Oct/09
Anon, girls stop growing at age 18. It's impossible that they keep growin after that, unless they have some kind of hormone condition.
f said on 11/Sep/09
chris says on 23/Sep/08 hi this site is cool, Im 19 years old and i hope i will grow 1 or 2 inches. im 1.83, For american standards it would be tall;) but i live in the netherlands, wow dam im short!! almost everyone is above 6 feet, like 6 feet 1/2 my father is 6'1 and my mother is 5'2 bye bye My reaction: I also live in the Netherlands and 1.83m isn't that short man, come on, it's still quite tall in Holland.
Anon said on 16/Aug/09
not true it depends on your inherited genetics but most girls growth stops or slows down by 18 but if they're going to be taller than they're average height parents, they keep growing by 1/2 inches until 21. Also girls/women gain 1/2-1 inch in height when having their 1st child even id they're past 21 it's b/c of the growth going on with their baby they get the effects of growth hormones too. Guys too, can keep growing until 21 that's the final growth age, so if you're 18 and your family is tall you can squeeze out 1-2 inches more. If your family is mostly short or average I'd say you can maybe get another 1/2 inch. @ Anonymous D, don't worry you will be whatever you will be, and you've got 6 years until 21 y/o to keep growing and you could have a growth spurt between now and then. Maybe you should hit the basketball pick up games or volley ball some sports help you develop long and lean
paul said on 13/Aug/09
Ray Romano is 6'4 and Brad Garrett is 6'8 1/2, Height has nothing to do with what you do it is all genetics mainly I mean I know a lad who is 20 and 6'5 and his parents are small so it varies at times.
Ali020202 said on 11/Aug/09
I am south asian male 21yo and 179cm/5ft10.5, that my not b very tall but alot of my south asian friends r alot shorter than me. My dad: 179cm/5ft10.5 My mum: 5ft1 Sister1: 5ft3 Sister 2: 5ft7
Jen said on 25/Jul/09
I could only judge a celebrity's height if I see them in Person-they all look tall on TV, then you meet them(some of them), they're quite tiny. I really cannot judge them by picture that well, unless I know the celeb's height. I'm a 15 year old girl at 5ft4, I reckon I'll be at least 5ft5 or 5ft6. I was pretty tall for 11, around 5ft1, 5ft2 at 12/13, 5ft3/5ft3 1/2 at 14 and now, 5ft4.
Dylan said on 22/Jul/09
I turned 14 a few weeks ago and I was measured at 5'9 when i went to the doctor for my yearly check up.My goal height is to be 6 foot 2. Will i make it?
tom said on 3/Jul/09
I am 19, and I am 6'1- 185 cm, When i measure myself I am between 184 and 186 so i am around that, what age to males stop growing at, I think it is around 21 although most stop growing before then, what is the exact age.
Martin said on 2/Jul/09
im 18 yrs old 5"8.5 in the morning 5"8 in the evening.. my Father's height is 5"7.5 and my mom is 5"5.. You think i can reach 5"9 before i stop growing?? im Desperate to grow taller.. Some advice please...
demarko said on 28/Jun/09
MY dad when i was born: 6,0 feet even
My mom when i was born: 5,4 even
My half brother: 6,1
His mom: 5,4

i JUST turned 16 im about 5,7 or 5,8 and i want to know how tall is will be help me out!
MissKit said on 11/Jun/09
I think its definitely important to mention good health and exercise in regards to gaining more height. My mum is 5'1 and my dad is about 5'4 however, my brother is over 6'! This was due to him playing sports every day since he was about 8 till his late teens.. so I dont think "tall" genes should always be considered as the main reason for ppl being tall ;)
Jon 182cm said on 9/Jun/09
I made myself a height chart to measure myself by using a tape measure and sticking sum paper to my door, haha! its not classy, but it works. i measure myself by putting sumthin on the very top of my head (preferrably flat and long enough to reach the chart from a sensible distance), and reading it that way. Rob is right about head measurements as well, bt i do hav a slightly larger head, being 10.5in instead of 9.5in and distance frm eyes to top of head being 5 to 5.5in.
Big Mike said on 6/Jun/09
my dad is 6'5 and my mum is 6ft. At 6'11 and age 19 i am 2nd tallest in my whole family. my uncle is 7ft and i always told him since i was in high school that i would oneday pass or equal his height. can anyone tell me how i can get this extra inch
5-2.5tops said on 2/Jun/09
Janis, if you have a long neck and you're very tall then you could be sufferin from Marfan syndrome. you should see a doctor about that.
Ivanna said on 1/Jun/09
i am very concern about my height.i am just 5'3" and i am 15 years old.i am also an asian girl who wanted to be taller as 5'7''.well,in my echtnitcity i am determining
as a taller girl but i think im not.i hope i can be even more taller in the future...i guess,but somehow we all have to be thankful with whatever height that we have.
Jon said on 31/May/09
My head is 10.5 inches and im 182cm tall. I have a long face with a defined jaw line.
Seb said on 18/May/09
anonymous d, u may grow to 5"10 if your lucky, but considering u have small parents, 5'10 would be a good achievement, and your only young so that helps, i mean i was 6' at 16 and 6'1 at 17 so it can happen (p.s. my mums under 5foot, no lie lol)
short girl said on 13/May/09
wahsay says on 13/Mar/09i had a class mate who was 4'10 and had same problem as yours its not tht u have a bad posture ..u might be wearing lot of pencil heels...they make girls look shorter try a 3-4 block heel tht would make you like 5'3 tht would make u feel more comfortable:)

I don't wear pencil heels. I rarely wear heels. Its just that I sometimes wonder why and how my friend who is an inch shorter than me looks either the same height or taller than me, IT FREAKS ME OUT!! I'm honest with myself. If I wanted to lie I would say I'm 5 feet, but I look shorter than my friends and cousins who are the same height as me. Its weird!
jaz said on 13/May/09
Height doesnt mean a lot, i have actually kissed a sexy lady called Karen Kahlon at Dudley College she is like 5'0 at best and is still a babe, who cares about height,
Salih said on 12/May/09
Im 5'5 and 15 years old (men)

dad: 5'5

6'0 leastways a way of being there?
Salih said on 12/May/09
Im 15 years old and 5'5 (men)


6'0 leastways a way of being there?
Eri said on 11/May/09
Im 169 cm tall or a bit shorter and i have a 149 cm mother and a 171 cm father.

Im only 14 and i got a growth. I was like 160 cm ending 2007 and in July of 2008 i ended mesuring 169 cm.

I wear like 1 year without grow...

Im just a boy!

How tall do you think i will be?
jj said on 9/May/09
I'm 5'8 and 19 years old
my dad is 5'9 and my mom 5'6. I have to say it's probably all in the genes because my dad got the height from my grandpa who was around 6'0 and all my aunts and uncles got their height from my grandma like around 5'4 to 5'6.
Prue said on 4/May/09
I watch for they measure up to door knobs, car roofs, peep holes [in doors]and light switches, then guestimate from there. You can get pretty close using those points of reference.
Anonymous D said on 25/Apr/09
Im 5'8 and 15 years old and i was 5"4 at 13 years, and 5"6 at 14. and have been 5"8 for almost a year, my dads 5"5.5 and my mums 5"5. will i grow taller? how tall do you think i will be?
Mystery said on 24/Apr/09
I'm 18 years old and i weigh 140. I'm 5ft4 ina half, but i wwould love to be 2 more inches taller.
Thomas said on 20/Apr/09
I can only talk for celeb's height when I see them face to face. Tallest I ever met was Donald Sutherland and Tim Robbins.
aram x said on 19/Apr/09
Alex says on 11/Aug/08
My head is pretty much the same as Rob describes it. My head to eye level is about 4.5 inches and my head length is 9.5 inches.

It also depends on how tall you are because taller people are usually (not always) overall bigger than shorter people. So somebody in the 7 foot range is very likely to have head that's 12 inches or longer instead of the standard 9-10 inches.
carlo said on 9/Apr/09
Brenden Evans is 7'4 1/2 and he is 13, he has had something done to stop him growing, Chris Lister is 7'4 and paul sturgess is 7'7 huge giants and they are all between 13 and 21 I believe.
Alex said on 8/Apr/09
So if I understand this correctly, if my bottom lip measures 5'10.5", plus 7.5", that would make me 6'6"?
carlo said on 8/Apr/09
I am 20 and I am 6'9, My dad was the tallest in the family at 6'8 but I am taller than him by and inch, My mom is 5'9, I have 2 younger Brothers, Max who is 18 and 6'5 and jeromy who is 16 and 5'10 he is the shortest bar my mom, It is key to get a lot of exercise, eat healthy and slelep enough, but its your genes mainly what determine your height
east meets west said on 4/Apr/09
I'm assuming you are a guy, Boss, in which case I do think you'll grow taller, although it may not be more than another 2-3 inches. Boys often keep on growing in stature right up to the age of 19 or 20, whereas girls have usually reached their full height by about 16 or 17. Hope this helps!
eoin said on 2/Apr/09
MOHAN hey im 18 male and below average. i have to say that i have grown about 3/4 to 1 inch in the last 6 weeks from keeping a healthy diet i.e two big glasses of milk a night and 13 minutes of stretching excerises a night i.e ones that really stretch ur spine and legs and fifty press ups and weights. the routine takes about 20 mins. i also get plenty of excerise during the day as im a farmer. keep good posture. i dont know how much ill eventually grow but another couple of inches is possible . hard work is a must. good luck
tommo said on 1/Apr/09
I am 18 and 5'10 and my babe Amy Davies is 16 and 5'1, It doesnt matter how tall a women is, it matter what kind of person they are, They can wear high heels, Amy is fit and she is not tall but 5'7 plus say is very tall for a women.
Mr. Conan said on 14/Mar/09
I stand at 5'11 1/2. 1'm 19, could be taller in few years.

My mother is 5'5.
I think my dad is 5'6.
My brother (came from different father) is 6'3-6'4.

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