Top 20 Child Actors Who Became Successful Adult Actors

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    Too often, tabloids are littered with tragic reports of former child stars, but not all of them have fallen off the map. For this list, we’re taking a look at child actors who aged the most gracefully, arguably becoming even more successful as adults. Our countdown includes Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Kurt Russell, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, and more! Did YOUR favorite successful child actor make the list? Let us know in the comments!
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Which child actor that is still making movies do you think is the greatest?!

Vor 4 Monate
greg jorda
greg jorda

nph character on how i met your mother was based on his role in harold and kumar got to white castle

Vor 3 Tage
Zylice Liddell
Zylice Liddell

Emma Watson, Freddie Highmore & Daniel Radcliffe!

Vor 13 Tage
Michael
Michael

Christian Bale

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Rohan Hardy
Rohan Hardy

Brooke Shields.

Vor 17 Tage
Laura Fernandez
Laura Fernandez

This part one you should make part two and three

Vor 25 Tage
Tony Kruy
Tony Kruy

Saoirse Ronan is so underrated, she didn’t even make the honorable mention. She was an Academy Award nominee both as a child and as an adult actress.

Vor 4 Tage
hyperman1010
hyperman1010

pretty good. you hit them pretty much all.

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Diana Coe
Diana Coe

Freddie Highmore was the best child actor IMO

Vor 6 Tage
Nichole Poniewaz
Nichole Poniewaz

Freddie Highmore should have been in the top 5. He has gone such a long way as a child.

Vor 6 Tage
Kathleen Tatman
Kathleen Tatman

NPH is not a lesbian, gay man, bisexual, and transgender person all at the same time. He is a gay man. You're allowed to say gay when you mean gay.

Vor 6 Tage
ringo
ringo

A failed overdose!! Surely you mean an overdose!

Vor 9 Tage
Sue Boyd
Sue Boyd

Where is Margaret O'Brien and Shirley Temple?

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Gidgit VonLaRue
Gidgit VonLaRue

There is earlier footage of Judy when she performed as the Gumm sisters - just saying....

Vor 13 Tage
Zylice Liddell
Zylice Liddell

Anna Sophia Rob & Josh Hutcherson? They were *BRILLIANT* in Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain, Soul Surfer and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Vor 13 Tage
Zylice Liddell
Zylice Liddell

Elijah’s role as Spyro was his best imo. Frodo was *PATHETIC!*

Vor 13 Tage
Jenna Kirk
Jenna Kirk

Just putting it out there freddie highmore is a English actor

Vor 14 Tage
Zylice Liddell
Zylice Liddell

He’s *GREAT* in Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Spiderwick, Bates Motel & the Good Doctor! 😊👌

Vor 13 Tage
Lola Campbell
Lola Campbell

Haha Micky Rooney he dated my late cousin who was an actress in the 40s the same time he was dating Judy Garland he was something I heard

Vor 14 Tage
Lola Campbell
Lola Campbell

How bout besides Justin Bateman but what about Michael j fox or Johnny galecki or Matthew Broderick or Sarah Jessica Parker or Candace Cameron bure don't forget Matthew Perry

Vor 14 Tage
Lola Campbell
Lola Campbell

You left out Jackie Coogan and Elizabeth Taylor and Jodi foster or Melissa Gilbert or Shirley temple

Vor 14 Tage
Miss Brown
Miss Brown

Jackie Cooper?

Vor 15 Tage
kittenallie
kittenallie

No Tom Holland or Sean Astin

Vor 16 Tage
Rohan Hardy
Rohan Hardy

Brooke Shields.

Vor 17 Tage
Richard Modjeski
Richard Modjeski

#

Vor 18 Tage
Opera Falcon
Opera Falcon

I was fortunate to meet Elijah Wood at a Comic Con last year. Very down to earth and friendly guy.

Vor 19 Tage
kevin conner
kevin conner

This list is so bad

Vor 19 Tage
Solomon Weiser
Solomon Weiser

you forgot Tom Holland!!! before Spider-Man, he was a child stage actor in Billy Elliot and played the eldest son Lucas in the Impossible

Vor 19 Tage
melodramatic7904
melodramatic7904

"The other mainly made guest spots in sitcoms in his youth" Yeah, appearing in the entire final season of Growing Pains is a "guest spot" 🙄

Vor 20 Tage
Leo Venegas
Leo Venegas

Wil Wheaton?

Vor 23 Tage
Amanda Ramalho
Amanda Ramalho

I love how this one was a lot of different celebrities usually I know all of them already. Many of these shocked me like Christian bale lol

Vor 24 Tage
Amanda Byrne
Amanda Byrne

That was great! Thank you for putting Elizabeth Taylor at the top, exactly where she should be.

Vor 25 Tage
Michael Raad
Michael Raad

Regina king is a former child star. Now an incredible artist. Michael b. Jordan as well.

Vor 25 Tage
Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon

What about Spencer Breslin From the Santa Clause movies, Zoom and Cat in the Hat

Vor 25 Tage
Krystle Ballz
Krystle Ballz

WHERE IS SEAN ASTIN??? Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Drew Barrymore should be higher on the list!

Vor 27 Tage
PinkyStinkEye
PinkyStinkEye

Missing Regina King!!!! And Winona Ryder!!!

Vor 29 Tage
S Y
S Y

Winona was more of a teen actress than a child actress. Unlike say, Drew Barrymore (became a major star at age 6 in E.T.), or Elijah Wood (had already had starring roles in films like "Paradise" with Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, "Forever Young" with Mel Gibson, and "Radio Flyer" where he had the lead role, all before the age of 13), Winona Ryder didn't get started as a professional actor until the age of 13 - already starting into her teens. She started auditioning for films, and at 13, she wound up getting a smaller role in "Lucas" (1986), a smaller film which starred Corey Haim and Charlie Sheen. It was not successful at the box office, although it got good reviews, and was not a popular film of that year. At 14, she got the lead in "Square Dance" with Rob Lowe, but it didn't get much distribution, and was not seen by many people until it was aired on NBC as a TV movie of the week. It was after the hit film "Beetlejuice" that she really gained recognition and by then she was 15. By comparison, Christian Bale had already done some T.V. commercials, appeared in a major play in London, had roles in a U.S. T.V. movie, a leading role in a British mini-series, and a leading role in a European feature film before the age of 12. At 12, he landed the lead in "Empire of the Sun" which was not only a big budget film, it was directed by Steven Spielberg and it would get a major release in countries around the world. I think he was 13 during filming though. Regina King got her start at 14, it seems, so definitely a teenager, not a child.

Vor 28 Tage
Dražen Krleža
Dražen Krleža

Jamie Bell? he played Billy Elliot as a kid and later played many other amazing characters, my favorite being Esca in The Eagle

Vor 29 Tage
Dylan
Dylan

Can't believe you didn't bring up "Miracle" while talking about Kurt Russel.

Vor 29 Tage
Annetia Clark
Annetia Clark

What about Brooke Shields

Vor Monat
Mezzo Makeover
Mezzo Makeover

So there were no black actors you could include?

Vor Monat
DorkieShorty
DorkieShorty

I actually know scarlett johansson from the Horse whisperer.

Vor Monat
Carla Carlos
Carla Carlos

Where’s shia labeouf???

Vor Monat
pluckingflowers
pluckingflowers

Why is Emma Watson on this list? Why is Sean Astin not on this list? Or Joaquin Phoenix?

Vor Monat
Kelly and Krew O'Brien
Kelly and Krew O'Brien

Joseph mazzello

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David Theisen
David Theisen

Winona Ryder?

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David Theisen
David Theisen

Let’s not forget that Peter Billingsley, Ralphie from A Christmas Story, has been producing movies as an adult as well! Cole Sprouse!! Started acting at or under 2 years old and is a star on Riverdale! Alfonso Ribiero, starred in commercials opposite Michael Jackson and on the show Silver Spoons is the host for AFV, And Haley Joel Osment not long ago was on Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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David Theisen
David Theisen

No Sean Astin or Leonardo DiCaprio???

Vor Monat
Bleb Han
Bleb Han

Kurt Russell

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Bleb Han
Bleb Han

Christian Bale

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Bleb Han
Bleb Han

Dakota Fanning

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nikagirl7
nikagirl7

No Leo ...im shocked 😳😯

Vor Monat
Gypsy 0216
Gypsy 0216

Elijah Woods is my favorite... I grew up on his "child" and "adult" movies. He's Great! I love that guy!!! Freddie Highmore and Dakota Fanning are Amazing too!

Vor Monat
Imthtdude!!
Imthtdude!!

Why aren't there any black actors?

Vor Monat
Ricardo Álvarez Fonseca
Ricardo Álvarez Fonseca

Here is my number one ever: Grace Chloë Moretz.

Vor Monat
Patti Franks
Patti Franks

Surprise Leo DiCaprio didn’t make the list!

Vor Monat
Calie Vorster
Calie Vorster

Ehem... Leonardo Dicaprio??????

Vor Monat
Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams

Kristen Stewart

Vor Monat
Barbara Hyndman
Barbara Hyndman

What about Dean Stockwell.

Vor Monat
Shane Brown
Shane Brown

Emma Watson should have been #1

Vor Monat
Jean bertrand
Jean bertrand

does hollywood have any black/coloured actors? did i miss anything watchmojo...

Vor Monat
Andrea Stewart
Andrea Stewart

Mayim Bialik, Lawrence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, Haley Joes Osment, Kenon Thompson, Seth Green, Joaquin Phoenix, Joey Lawrence, there are so many great child actors that are still acting and doing well, Michael Anthony Hall, I can go on for days. Your list had some of my favorites, thank you.

Vor Monat
Lady Phanthom
Lady Phanthom

This list was so disappointing

Vor Monat
Marjorie Johnston
Marjorie Johnston

Raven-Symone! Probably the only good thing that came from the Cosby show was the start of her career

Vor Monat
MARC ANDERSON
MARC ANDERSON

im 99.99 percent sure that Thomas brodie was in doctor who

Vor Monat
Kaleah Collins
Kaleah Collins

Fun fact, Elizabeth Taylor and who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf actually played 10 years older than what she was at the time

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Kaleah Collins
Kaleah Collins

Actually Kirsten Dunst was in 15 and Pregnant when she was 14 years old

Vor Monat
Kaleah Collins
Kaleah Collins

Wrong her First Real movie was American Rhapsody

Vor Monat
Kaleah Collins
Kaleah Collins

Fun fact mickey rooney was in the original Black stallion as well

Vor Monat
Kaleah Collins
Kaleah Collins

That kid was in August rush and the spiderwick chronicles

Vor Monat
TimeLady8
TimeLady8

How the HELL can you not have Jackie Coogan in this list? The child actor who made law (Coogan's Law) in California protecting future child actors! And where's Jackie Cooper?

Vor Monat
Bethany Hanna
Bethany Hanna

OK, when I see British actors/actresses become famous for playing American characters, I always wait for the people to trash on their native English accents. 🤣🤣🤣

Vor Monat
Steven Little
Steven Little

An excellent list there may be others that could be included (Jackie Cooper comes to mind) , but this was a great mix of the older and current performers. It is a shame Haley Joel Osment matured into a rather odd looking adult and though currently working hasn't had major roles as an adult. I see he tends to wear a beard to help moderate his appearance. It is such a shame because he had/has real acting chops.

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JN Ong
JN Ong

Such a shame Joaquin Phoenix and the late Anton Yelchin are not on this list.

Vor Monat
Anthony birkholz
Anthony birkholz

Saoirse Ronan where is she? 4 time Oscar nominee.

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Anthony birkholz
Anthony birkholz

Sadly, Judy Garland passed away in June 1969 .not 1968

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Ken Imamura
Ken Imamura

I don’t know if this counts though but, Ben Affleck was on an educational show called “Voyage of the Mimi”. I remember watching it as a kid.

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Aleta Braxton
Aleta Braxton

What, no mention of Natalie Wood as Maria in "West Side Story"???

Vor Monat
Ritchie Chester
Ritchie Chester

No Shia LaBeouf

Vor Monat
Ritchie Chester
Ritchie Chester

No Regina King. No Michael B Jordan. No Alphonso Ribeiro, No Jason Bateman. Wow!!!!

Vor Monat
CaptainCharlie
CaptainCharlie

The disrespect towards Daniel Radcliff is ASTRONOMICAL

Vor Monat
blakeamazing12!
blakeamazing12!

wow Bale was a kid?

Vor 2 Monate
Joshua Ramirez
Joshua Ramirez

Where is Chloe Moretz?

Vor 2 Monate
Elizabeth Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks

Great list, though I'm dubious of the top two, which as much as I adore Liz , I do honestly think she is outranked by Jodie. They chose different paths for publicity and scandal, and ms. Foster chose only to have her film rolls public and publicized, whilst keeping her personal life, exactly that, personal. I do wish Jodie was more vocal, in some ways.

Vor 2 Monate
Hannah Williams
Hannah Williams

Where is Kristen Stewart!👀👀🤷‍♀️

Vor 2 Monate
Donica Sharpe
Donica Sharpe

Just happy when Judy Garland makes one of the "good" lists. (Because man she had a rough life. Hollywood can be brutal and Louis B Mayer could be an outright asshole. Then throw in her mother to top it all off).

Vor 2 Monate
BadThrillerHurst
BadThrillerHurst

Thomas also did Ferb in Phineas and Ferb

Vor 2 Monate
kabeer suri
kabeer suri

What about Jason Baitman?

Vor 2 Monate
Chad Herbert
Chad Herbert

Mentioning a NPH transition and not talking about Harold and Humar... for shame...

Vor 2 Monate
M Cervantes
M Cervantes

From classic Hollywood, Roddy McDowell and Dean Stockwell.

Vor 2 Monate
CrazySarah 98
CrazySarah 98

Thomas Brody-Sangster also voiced Feb. HOW COULD YOU NOT MENTION THAT?!

Vor 2 Monate
Alex Xolo
Alex Xolo

If Dakota Fanning is not here... I am screaming... thank God she is

Vor 2 Monate
hamza virk
hamza virk

Harry Potter

Vor 2 Monate
Just Me Percy
Just Me Percy

How about Dean Stockwell? His career encompasses 1945 and 2015 ... and everything in between. Who can forget Boy with Green Hair?

Vor 2 Monate
Parker Weatly
Parker Weatly

Josh Brolin

Vor 2 Monate
MarvelJAM
MarvelJAM

Sorry for the criticism. Seriously, match the tone of your voiceover takes. It really ruins all the hard work you put in.

Vor 2 Monate
Gin C
Gin C

Bruce Lee would have been a good mention here.

Vor 2 Monate
David Metzger
David Metzger

Jackie Cooper and Jackie Coogan

Vor 2 Monate
Alex David
Alex David

Good choice for number one, Watchmojo!

Vor 2 Monate
M M L
M M L

Sorry, I’m confused...the actors in Finding Neverland had to imitate American accents?? Mr Barry was a Scotsman who lived in England...and the character sounded British. WTF??

Vor 2 Monate
CAPTAIN YOSHI HD
CAPTAIN YOSHI HD

Hayden Panettiere! She started very young in Remember The Titans. Here’s one at her current age, I love you, Beth Cooper.

Vor 2 Monate
Dominic T
Dominic T

This aint the video i thought it was....

Vor 3 Monate
Kevin Chandra
Kevin Chandra

ol

Vor 3 Monate
Pushyamitra Gurethia
Pushyamitra Gurethia

Why NPH have chemical disturbance in his mind.

Vor 3 Monate
Spike Robinson
Spike Robinson

what about Jackie Coogan? the actor who paved the way for all the others on this list!

Vor 3 Monate
Paddy Whack
Paddy Whack

Successful? Pfff! I've never seen any of these actors in the porn I watch. Prove me wrong internet! I dare you. . .

Vor 3 Monate
Lizzie Oswald
Lizzie Oswald

That moment when they say Finding Neverland required actors to speak in an American accent, when it's about playwright J. M. Barrie's journey in creating the much-beloved "Peter Pan".

Vor 3 Monate

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