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Child Actors

Ever Wonder Where 'Matilda' Is Now? Let Her Tell You.

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women

If you were a kid in the ‘90s or early 2000s, chances are you’d recognize a young Mara Wilson. Whether she was captivating audiences as the brave ...

Reconnecting With An Old Friend (That I Never Knew)

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

As a gay kid, I lived and breathed movies and television to escape from the teasing and bullying in school. I was drawn to characters like the ones Quinn played. They were sassy and authentic and used sarcasm to outwit the harshest opponents.

You Won't Believe What Cousin Oliver Looks Like Today

OWN | Ashley Hamilton | Posted 03.15.2016 | OWN

During the last season of the iconic family sitcom "The Brady Bunch," the producers tried to freshen up the storylines by introducing a new character:...

The New Child Actor: The Scary Parenting Trend in Our Digital Age

Melissa Vello | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Melissa Vello

(The tired toddler enters from stage left. She struggles to keep her head up. Her body sways back and forth uncontrollably.) (One foot sluggishly slid...

Young Performer Rebecca Bloom of 'The Peanuts Movie' Gives a Candid Interview About Her Life

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.19.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Wah! Wah! If you're my age (cough), you'll remember the Peanuts cartoon and Snoopy's famous way of talking. You'll also remember one of the Peanuts' gang, Marcie! In the recently released The Peanuts Movie, Marcie is voiced by Rebecca Bloom.

I Took My Kid to Taiwan

Heather Risinger | Posted 10.29.2016 | Travel
Heather Risinger

Living in Los Angeles can offer opportunities other places do not. In my late 20's I traveled to Hawaii thanks to an appearance on the Newlywed Game. Many years later I found myself, my husband and two of my kids in a paradise known as Fiji thanks to another fun little gameshow. This time, it was something different.

What Does 9 Year-Old Actress Jillian Lebling Have in Common With Tom Hanks?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.17.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

9 year-old Jillian Lebling loves her job! Photo by Emily Soto. I love interviewing young performers in show business. It's so refreshing, you know?!...

Teen Actor Who Played Ethan Craft On 'Lizzie McGuire' Is Now An Adult

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment

You probably remember teen actor Clayton Snyder from his time playing Hilary Duff's crush, Ethan Craft, on "Lizzie McGuire" from 2001 to 2004. More th...

That Kid From ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Is All Grown Up

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

Watching young British child stars morph into beautiful adult specimens has become somewhat of a pasttime for us regular folk. Let us explain: There's...

Running in Tap Shoes: Choreographer Janine Molinari on Teaching Broadway Kids and Other Adventures in Dance

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

"Watch out," Janine Molinari laughs, flashing me a megawatt smile. "They're gonna come at you!" No sooner has the acclaimed choreographer-director-dance teacher spoken than her students, 20 of Broadway's finest child performers, come barreling toward me.

Best Supporting Actress? Mom

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I pulled her into an empty rehearsal room and wracked my brain. When in my life had I been truly scared? And what had people said to ease my fears?

He Could Go on Singing: With Not-So-Solo Show Wunderkind, Tim Realbuto's Back in the Spotlight

Jaime Lubin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Backstage gossip and entertainment in-jokes abound, but the show has a beating heart beneath its tongue-in-cheek humor as Realbuto learns the hard way that the realities of adulthood often don't match our dreams.

Danica McKellar on Life After 'The Wonder Years,' 'The Wrong Woman' and HuffPost's #nofilter Quiz

Pat Gallagher | Posted 02.18.2014 | Celebrity
Pat Gallagher

"What happens when you're on a TV series when you're young is you become identified with that in a very strong way... so you wonder who you are outside of that character -- outside of that role."

They Got Discovered When They Were HOW Old?

Posted 11.27.2013 | Celebrity

Young as they might be, some of your favorite actors and singers have actually been in the biz for a very, very long time. Check out how old these 12 ...

How Teen Heartthrob Ricky Schroder Escaped Child Star Drama

OWN | Posted 11.25.2013 | OWN

Ricky Schroder was 12 years old when he landed the lead role on the '80s TV sitcom "Silver Spoons." The show turned him into a full-blown teen heartth...

Sally Draper Offers More Therapy To Child Stars

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy

Kiernan Shipka, a.k.a. Sally Draper from "Mad Men," dispenses more professional wisdom to child stars grappling with the haunting truths of reality in...

16 Adorable Child Stars Of The New TV Season

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 08.23.2013 | TV

With the debut of a slew of new series in the 2013-2014 TV season comes tons of new talent ... in all shapes and sizes. And you can't forget about ...

The Surprising Way Matt Damon Rebelled Against His Mother

Posted 07.08.2013 | Entertainment

For Matt Damon, becoming a successful movie star was a form of rebellion against his mother. "My mother thought it was child abuse,” Damon said i...

Former Child Star Explains Why Child Stars Go Crazy

Posted 05.29.2013 | Celebrity

Making the transition from child star to an adult career is not easy, and it's even harder to do it with your sanity intact. As Lindsay Lohan cont...

Teens Can Do Anything?

Izzy Stambler | Posted 03.06.2013 | Teen
Izzy Stambler

Problems such as buying a car, saving up for college and figuring out what I'm going to do with my life were never an issue until this past summer. I never realized how annoying it is to have to worry about money and my future.

Talented Children: Blessing or Burden?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

It seems like a nice problem to have; a gifted child with a seemingly promising future. But when -- and how much -- should a parent get involved? And when should they get out of the way?

33 Child Stars Who Avoided The 'Curse'

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 11.29.2012 | TV

Growing up in the public eye can be difficult for some young actors. There are the pressures of Hollywood, the temptations and the constant scrutiny f...

Guess Who? 30 Former Child Actors Who Thrived As Adults

Pat Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Let's take a look at 33 former child stars who grew up managing to beat the odds by leading a normal, scandal-free lifestyle while continuing with their thespian duties or jumping into other reputable professions.

Stunning Images Of Youth In Classic Cinema (PHOTOS)

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen

Long before Peter Pan and the lost boys of Neverland became a cultural touchstone, young people venturing out into the world on their own, for the fir...

What Happened To Maggie Sheffield From 'The Nanny'?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

With '90s nostalgia in full swing, HuffPost Entertainment and Snakkle teamed up to track down some of the decade's most popular actors and actresses. ...