Child Actors You Didn’t Realize Are Still Acting As Adults

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Vote up the former child actors you had no idea made a whole career out of it.

We're so used to hearing horror stories about child actors who make a turbulent transition to adulthood that we often don't realize there are many more former kid stars who keep on working in the business. While they may not maintain the star power of their early careers, or land the kind of plum Oscar-nominated roles they did when they were younger, these actors have managed to do something mighty impressive in the world of Hollywood: they continue to make good livings as working actors.

The names on this list are in great company, too. They join the ranks of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, and Natalie Portman, among others. They might not have the high profiles of these actors, but they nonetheless accomplished the same feat. They evolved into adult roles more or less smoothly, and many of them have even successfully branched out into other careers as well, including writing, directing, and in one notable case, mathematics.