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