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Jonathan Lipnicki: 'Jerry Maguire' Star Turns 21 (PHOTO)

First Posted: 10/24/11 02:44 PM ET Updated: 12/24/11 05:12 AM ET

It's been 15 years since six-year-old Jonathan Lipnicki stole the show opposite Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire." And now, Lipnicki can legally get into bars.

Yep, the former child star celebrated his 21st birthday in Las Vegas, with family and friends in attendance to join in on the fun. He tweeted his excitement on Saturday.

Jonathan Lipnicki
Thanks to everyone who is wishing me a happy bday! It means so much!

So, what has the former scene stealer been up to since his "Jerry Maguire" days? He went on to star in 1999's "Stuart Little" and 2002's "Stuart Little 2," as well as "Like Mike" and a few TV guest spots. Now, he spends a lot of time focusing on weight training and jujitsu, according to PEOPLE, but is also getting back into the acting game.

He can be seen in this year's crime film "For the Love of Money" and the 2012 movie "Tag," according to the Internet Movie Database.

But staying out of the spotlight doesn't mean the drama stays away. Lipnicki was also in the news earlier this year when he successfully obtained a restraining order against a women he briefly dated who reportedly accosted him in his apartment.

Check out the photo from Lipnicki in 1998 and at his 2011 birthday celebration below, and well as photos of former child stars who avoided the curse.


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  • Drew Barrymore

    First big role: 'ET' (1982) Age: 7

  • Kristen Stewart

    First big role: 'Panic Room' (2002) Age: 12

  • Jodie Foster

    First big role: 'Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Menace On The Mountain,' (1970) Age: 8 'Taxi Driver' (1976) Age: 14

  • Dakota Fanning

    First major role: 'I Am Sam' (2001) Age: 7

  • Anna Paquin

    First big role: 'The Piano' (1993) Age: 11

  • Christina Ricci

    First big role: 'Mermaids' (1990) Age: 10

  • Fred Savage

    First big role: 'Morningstar/Eveningstar,' (1986) Age: 10 'The Wonder Years' (1988) Age: 12

  • Elijah Wood

    First big role: 'Paradise' (1991) Age: 10

  • Sean Astin

    'The Goonies' (1985) Age: 14

  • Josh Brolin

    First big role: 'The Goonies' (1985) Age: 17

  • Justin Timberlake

    First big role: 'The Mickey Mouse Club' (1989) Age: 8

  • Ryan Gosling

    First big role: 'The Mickey Mouse Club' (1989) Age: 9

  • Christina Aguilera

    First big role: 'The Mickey Mouse Club' (1989) Age: 9

  • Raven Symone

    First big role: 'The Cosby Show' (1989) Age: 4

  • Natalie Portman

    First big role: 'Leon: The Professional' (1994) Age: 14

  • Neil Patrick Harris

    First big role: 'Doogie Howser, MD' (1989) Age: 16

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    First big role: 'Somewhere, Tomorrow' (1983) Age: 18

  • Ron Howard

    First big role: 'The Andy Griffith Show' (1960) Age:6

  • Winona Ryder

    First big role: 'Lucas' (1986) Age: 15

  • Reese Witherspoon

    First big role: 'The Man In The Moon' (1991) Age: 15

  • Scarlett Johansson

    First big role: 'Manny & Lo' (1996) Age: 12

  • Kirsten Dunst

    First big role: 'The Bonfire of the Vanities' (1990) Age:8

  • Michelle Trachtenberg

    First big role: 'All My Children' (1994) Age: 11

  • Jerry O'Connell

    First big role: 'Stand By Me' (1986) Age: 12

  • Jason Bateman

    First big role: 'Little House on the Prairie' (1981) Age: 12


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