Famous American Child Actors

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 1 Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Kiernan Shipka is best known as Sally Draper from Mad Men, a role that earned her multiple awards, such as the Young Artist Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award. She also amazed fans with her portrayal of Sabrina in a 2018 remake of the series Sabrina the Teenage Witch

 2 Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 2007
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons is an American actress known for portraying Lily Tucker-Pritchett in the television mockumentary family sitcom, Modern Family. Her role, which was praised for creating awareness about cultural diversity, earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award at the age of four, making her the youngest person ever to win the award. She is also known for her charity work.

 3 Emily Alyn Lind

Emily Alyn Lind
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Emily Alyn Lind, daughter of producer John Lind and actor Barbara Alyn Woods, started off as a child actor, with The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. She won a Young Artist Award for her role in the series Revenge and also appeared as Snakebite Andi in Doctor Sleep.

 4 Atticus Shaffer

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 5 Jill St. John

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Jill St. John is an American actress best known for portraying the first American Bond girl Tiffany Case in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever. Jill St. John is also credited with founding the Aunts Club, a group of women who provide financial support for children.

 6 Richard Thomas

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Richard Thomas is best known for his Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of John-Boy Walton in The Waltons. He also played significant roles in the 1990s’ miniseries It and the spy thriller series The Americans. A talented stage actor, he played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Musical Christmas Carol.

 7 Max Thieriot

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Max Thieriot is best known as Dylan Massett from Bates Motel and as Clay Spenser from SEAL Team. Fans also loved him in movies such as Catch That Kid and House at the End of the Street. He also co-owns a vineyard and distributes wine through the brand Senses.
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 8 Ethan Embry

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Ethan Embry is an American actor known for playing important roles in TV series like Sneaky Pete, Once Upon a Time, and Brotherhood. After starting his acting career at the age of 12, Ethan Embry went on to establish himself as a successful adult actor, appearing in films like Sweet Home Alabama and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.

 9 John Francis Daley

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
John Francis Daley is best known as Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks and as Dr. Lance Sweets from Bones. He is also part of the band Dayplayer. He has teamed up with Jonathan Goldstein to co-write films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming and co-direct/write the fifth National Lampoon's movie Vacation.

 10 Jake Cannavale

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Jake Cannavale, son of actor Bobby Cannavale and screenwriter Jenny Lumet, and grandson of director Sidney Lumet, is best known for his portrayal of Diego Melendez in the Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark. He has also been seen in the series The Mandalorian and Nurse Jackie.

 11 Matt Prokop

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 12 Charlie Plummer

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 13 Julia Butters

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 2009
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Child actor Julia Butters is best known for her roles as Trudi Fraser in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and as Anna-Kat Otto in the sitcom American Housewife. She has also appeared in series such as Transparent and movies such as 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

 14 Peter Billingsley

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Peter Billingsley was a popular child actor, famous for his portrayal of Messy Marvin in Hershey's chocolate syrup ads. He also delivered a Young Artist Award-winning performance as Jack Simmons in The Dirt Bike Kid. He later directed and produced shows such as Sullivan & Son and played minor roles.

 15 Will Estes

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Will Estes began his career as a child actor and appeared in quite a few commercials. His roles in Kirk and The New Lassie earned him Young Artist Award nominations. He later gained fame as Jameson "Jamie" Reagan in Blue Bloods and as JJ Pryor in American Dreams.

 16 Elden Henson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 17 Russ Tamblyn

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Russ Tamblyn is an American actor and dancer who received an Academy Award nomination for his work in the 1957 drama film, Peyton Place. Trained as a gymnast, Tamblyn's acrobatic skills were put to use in films, such as West Side Story. Apart from acting in films and TV series, Russ Tamblyn also worked as a choreographer during the 1980s.

 18 Sayeed Shahidi

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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 19 Sawyer Sweeten

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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 23, 2015

Sawyer Sweeten gained prominence with his performance in Everybody Loves Raymond. He took his own life from a self-inflicted gunshot a fortnight before his 20th birthday. The news of his death left his fans and co-stars shocked.

 20 Tony Revolori

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 21 Spencer Breslin

Spencer Breslin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Spencer Breslin is an American actor who started his career as a child artist. At the age of nine, he received the Young Artist Award for his portrayal of young Rusty Duritz in the 2000 fantasy comedy-drama film, The Kid. Also a musician, Breslin plays in a band named Broken Machine.

 22 Charlie McDermott

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 23 Shawnee Smith

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Actress and singer, Shawnee Smith, is best known for her role of Amanda Young in the Saw horror franchise. She began acting as a child and joined the Screen Actors Guild when she was just nine. Making her feature film debut as a young teenager, she went on to establish herself as a popular character actress in the ensuing years. 

 24 Eric Lively

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 25 Noah Galvin

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 26 Robby Benson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Robby Benson is an American actor, filmmaker, composer, singer, and teacher. He gained popularity in the late-1970s when he established himself as a teen idol, appearing in films like Ice Castles and One on One. Apart from being an entertainer, Robby Benson is also a fundraiser and activist for heart research.

 27 Jeremy Ray Taylor

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 28 Bobby Driscoll

Bobby Driscoll
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 30, 1968

 29 Marsai Martin

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Marsai Martin is best known as Diane Johnson from the series Black-ish. She also starred in and produced the film Little at 14, earning a Guinness record for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and was featured on Time 100 Next in 2019.

 30 Miles Brown

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Famous As: Actor, Dancer
Birthdate: December 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 31 Priah Ferguson

Priah Ferguson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 32 Issac Ryan Brown

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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 2005
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 33 Philip McKeon

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 2019

Former child actor and teen idol Philip McKeon is best known as Tommy Hyatt from the long-running sitcom Alice. He has also appeared in film such as Ghoulies 4 and in series such as The Love Boat. He is the older brother of actor Nancy McKeon.

 34 Lee Norris

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Jimmy Bennett

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 36 Anthony Gonzalez

Anthony Gonzalez
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 37 Miko Hughes

Miko Hughes
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 38 Ella Anderson

Ella Anderson
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Famous As: Child Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 2005
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 39 Michael Fishman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Michael Fishman is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for portraying the main role of D.J. Conner in the popular TV series, Roseanne, for which he won the 1995 Young Artist Award under the Best Performance: Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series category. 

 40 Alexander Gould

Alexander Gould
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 41 Quvenzhané Wallis

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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress with her role as Hushpuppy in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the 2014 version of Annie. She has also published several children’s books. 

 42 Danny Lloyd

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 43 Alison Lohman

Alison Lohman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 44 Tristin Mays

Tristin Mays
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 45 Madison Davenport

Madison Davenport
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 46 Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 47 Siena Agudong

Siena Agudong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 48 Jake Weary

Jake Weary
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 49 Ashleigh Aston Moore

Ashleigh Aston Moore
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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: September 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 2007

 50 Malese Jow

Malese Jow
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American