15+ Actors and Actresses We Grew to Love as Little Kids That Have Changed a Lot Since Then

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The careers of actors who became famous very young don’t always go too well. And some of them, after finishing school, even choose ordinary, mundane jobs. And it’s hard to judge them for doing so.

That being said, it’s even more interesting to watch child actors grow and continue to play roles in movies and TV shows. We remember them playing parts that won our hearts many years ago and are having fun discovering their more recent projects.

Christina Ricci — The Addams Family vs Yellowjackets

Ke Huy Quan — The Goonies vs Everything Everywhere All at Once

Melissa Joan Hart — Sabrina, the Teenage Witch vs Dirty Little Secret

Sarah Michelle Gellar — Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs Do Revenge

Jessie Cave — Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince vs Buffering

Evan Rachel Wood — Practical Magic vs Westworld

Cali and Noelle Sheldon — Friends vs Us

Kieran Culkin — Home Alone 2: Lost in New York vs Succession

Bailee Madison — Bridge to Terabithia vs Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

Cole Sprouse — Big Daddy vs Riverdale

Joey King — Ramona and Beezus vs Bullet Train

Brett Kelly — Bad Santa vs Family Law

Mackenzie Foy — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 vs Black Beauty

Wil Wheaton — Stand by Me vs S.W.A.T.

Jennifer Jason Leigh — Fast Times at Ridgemont High vs Sharp Stick

Tatum O’Neal — Paper Moon vs Not to Forget

In your opinion, what child actor became the most successful and turned into a real star?


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