Child actors who grew up into stars

Posted: 2:42 AM EDT Jul 25, 2011   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 24, 2015

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Anna Paquin, who is celebrating her 33rd birthday on Friday.

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While the child stars who see their careers fade in a haze of controversy get most of the press, plenty of child stars managed to stay successful into adulthood, starting with Leonardo DiCaprio, who started with a recurring role on "Growing Pains."

 
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