How 13 Kid Actors Who Grew Up in the Blink of an Eye Look Now

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Some people spend the biggest part of their youth (and sometimes their whole life) trying to understand what profession they want to build their career in. But there are lucky ones who selected their path back as teenagers and even in childhood. We’re talking about young actors, of course. From their cradle days onward, they managed to unfold their talent and become famous.

We at Bright Side felt curious about this and found out how kid actors who acted in popular movies and TV shows look today.

Finn Wolfhard

18-year-old Finn Wolfhard has had many star roles. He achieved world fame in 2016 when he played Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things. After that, the actor appeared in the horror movie, It, in the role of a talkative Richie Tozier, and in The Goldfinch drama.

Jaeden Martell

13-year-old Martell played the role of Bill Denbrough in the new movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, It. 2 years later, the actor played a bold teenager in the comedy, Knives Out. In 2020, he took part in the mini-series, Defending Jacob.

Jack Dylan Grazer

Here is another talent that the world got to know more about after the release of It, where Grazer played the role of Eddie Kaspbrak. Also, the actor played one of the main roles in the superhero action movie, Shazam! and in the teenage series, We Are Who We Are.

Christa B. Allen

Do you remember the romantic comedy, 13 Going On 30? Allen played 13-year-old Jenna Rink — the schoolgirl who dreamt of getting in with the cool girls. Since then, the actress has starred mainly in various series. One of her biggest roles was in the drama, Revenge.

Neel Sethi

In 2016, the actor played the role of Mowgli in the movie, The Jungle Book. After that, Sethi appeared in the series, The Last O.G., but there haven’t been any other big roles to follow.

Sophia Lillis

The actress got famous after the release of It. In 2020, Sophia played the main role in the I Am Not Okay with This series and in a gloomy fantasy movie, Gretel & Hansel. Lillis will be filming the fantasy movie Dungeons & Dragons, which is why soon we’ll get to see the young talent on the big screen again.

Millicent Simmonds

At the age of 14, Millicent Simmonds acted in the horror movie, A Quiet Place, in the role of Emily Blunt’s elder daughter. In 2021, the girl returned to this role having taken part in the continuation of the franchise.

Madeline Carroll

In 2007, the actress played White Queen in the third installment of Resident Evil: Extinction. 3 years later, Carroll landed the main role in the Flipped drama. After that, she appeared alongside Jim Carrey in Mr. Popper’s Penguins and with Gerard Butler in the Machine Gun Preacher thriller.

Angourie Rice

The 15-year-old actress played Ryan Gosling’s character’s daughter in the comedy, The Nice Guys. After that, she starred in The Beguiled and Spider-Man: Homecoming. In 2019, Rice appeared in of the episodes of Black Mirror together with the singer Miley Cyrus and played Kate Winslet’s daughter in the Mare of Easttown series 2 years later.

Hailee Steinfeld

The actress got famous after starring in the Coen brothers’ western flick, True Grit. She is also famous for her main role in the Bumblebee movie. Soon, we’ll see the Hawkeye mini-series, where Steinfeld will play Clint Barton’s ward.

Will Poulter

Poulter got famous after his participation in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He also played one of the major roles in the We’re the Millers comedy and co-starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant.

Amybeth McNulty

The 15-year-old actress played the main role in the Anne With An E series that was based on the Anne of Green Gables novel. In 2022, McNulty will appear in the new season of Stranger Things.

Mckenna Grace

Mckenna Grace started her acting career at the tender age of 6. But the actress got most of her fame after the release of the movie, Gifted, in 2017, where Grace played a wunderkind girl. In 2021, Mckenna played the role of Esther Keyes in the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale.

What movies or series starring these actors have you watched?

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I guess I don't watch so many films because I don't know any of these actors 🤯


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