Child Actors

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When we talk of child actors, Jodie Foster’s name is probably among the first ones that come to mind. From appearing as a little girl in the 1976 film ‘Taxi Driver’ to evolving to more mature roles as a successful young actress, she has achieved the dream every child actor harbors. Similarly, actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, who began their careers as children in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, have all now moved on to play more mature roles in mainstream films. While there are numerous child actors like Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin who achieve much popularity as children, it’s only a few who are able to transition to an equally successful entertainment career as adults. While many struggle as teenagers and twenty-somethings to re-establish themselves in the acting field, a few like Peter Gardner Ostrum—a child actor turned veterinarian—go on to build successful careers in entirely different arenas! Regardless of what the future holds for them, child actors do lead extremely fascinating lives while working in the show business. Interested in learning more about child actors? Read on for more information on the lives and works of child actors from across the globe.
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Jacob Tremblay
(Child Actor)
Jacob Tremblay
61
Birthdate: October 5, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Jacob Tremblay has gained considerable fame as a child actor for his award-winning performance as Jack Newsome in the Academy Award-nominated film Room. He has also appeared in in Before I Wake, Wonder, and Good Boys. He voiced Flounder in The Little Mermaid and Blue Winslow in The Smurfs 2.

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Dylan Sprouse
(Known for His Role as ‘Zack Martin’ on the TV Sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’)
Dylan Sprouse
30
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: rezzo, Italy

One half of the popular Sprouse twin, Dylan Sprouse is an actor and entrepreneur. Identifying himself as a Heathen, Dylan Sprouse co-founded All-Wise Meadery, the name of which is an allusion to Heathenry. Also a comic book enthusiast, the first issue of his comic book named Sun Eater would be released by DiGa Studios and Heavy Metal.

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Julia Butters
(Actress)
Julia Butters
31
Birthdate: April 15, 2009
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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.
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Diego Luna
(Actor Known for His Role in the Films 'Y tu mamá también', 'Rudo y Cursi' and 'Milk')
Diego Luna
26
Birthdate: December 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toluca, Mexico

Diego Luna is a Mexican actor, singer, producer, and director. The son of a popular set designer, he was exposed to show business as a young boy. He started acting when he was just seven and appeared in many telenovelas. He then moved to films and has appeared in many hit films, including Open Range and The Terminal.  

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Harry Melling
31
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
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Emily Alyn Lind
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Birthdate: May 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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.

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Priah Ferguson
16
Birthdate: October 1, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 8 
Matthew Adam Garber
(British Child Actor)
Matthew Adam Garber
31
Birthdate: March 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England
Died: June 13, 1977

Matthew Adam Garber was a British child actor who achieved popularity after playing Michael Banks in the 1964 musical fantasy film, Mary Poppins. Garber appeared in two other movies before retiring from acting. Regarded as a spirited and bright boy, Garber enjoyed playing sports and reading books. He died at the age of 21 due to pancreatitis.

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Edward Furlong
(MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Role and a Saturn Award for best young actor)
Edward Furlong
32
Birthdate: August 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
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Atticus Shaffer
44
Birthdate: June 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Clarita, California, USA
 11 
Matthew Lawrence
26
Birthdate: February 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Abington, Pennsylvania, USA
 12 
Marsai Martin
(Actress)
Marsai Martin
17
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
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.
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Jackie Coogan
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Birthdate: October 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 1, 1984
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Perdita Weeks
(Actress)
Perdita Weeks
31
Birthdate: December 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

British actress Perdita Weeks is known for her role in the CBS reboot series Magnum P.I. An alumnus of the Courtauld Institute of Art, she always knew she wanted to be an actress. She began acting as a child and her passion for the profession only intensified with time. She primarily acts on TV and a done a few films.

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Anthony Rapp
45
Birthdate: October 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, USA
 16 
Johnny Lewis
31
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26, 2012
 17 
Jonathan Lipnicki
(Actor Best Known for His Performance as a Child in the Movies 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Stuart Little')
Jonathan Lipnicki
15
Birthdate: October 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westlake Village, California, United States

Jonathan Lipnicki soared to fame as a child actor, rubbing shoulders with top-notch stars in movies such as Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little. He has also been part of several hit series and the indie When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. He boasts of a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

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Sawyer Sweeten
(Child Actor)
Sawyer Sweeten
31
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
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.

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Juno Temple
(Actress)
Juno Temple
33
Birthdate: July 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England, UK
 20 
Bobby Driscoll
17
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: March 30, 1968
 21 
Matt Prokop
21
Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, USA
 22 
Douglas Booth
26
Birthdate: July 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenwich, London, England, UK
 23 
Charlie Plummer
25
Birthdate: May 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
 24 
Julian Dennison
(Known for His Role as Ricky Baker in the Movie 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople')
Julian Dennison
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Birthdate: October 26, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Julian Dennison is a New Zealand actor whose portrayal of Solomon in his debut film Shopping earned him the New Zealand Film Award under the Best Supporting Actor category. He then went on to appear in popular films like Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Deadpool 2. Julian Dennison has also appeared in several commercials for companies like Air New Zealand.

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Andrew Lawrence
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Birthdate: January 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Abington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Jimmy Bennett
(Known for his roles as a child actor in Daddy Day Care, Hostage, The Amityville Horror, Poseidon, Evan Almighty, Orphan, Shorts, and as young James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek.)
Jimmy Bennett
11
Birthdate: February 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seal Beach, California, United States
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Tristin Mays
(Actress)
Tristin Mays
13
Birthdate: June 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
 28 
Elden Henson
15
Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, USA
 29 
Tony Revolori
21
Birthdate: April 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA
 30 
Eric Lively
17
Birthdate: July 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
 31 
Noah Galvin
19
Birthdate: May 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Katonah, New York, U.S.
 32 
Danny Lloyd
9
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 33 
Jay North
(Actor)
Jay North
14
Birthdate: August 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Isaac Hempstead Wright
19
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
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Sofia Vassilieva
11
Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Actress Sofia, Vassilieva. is best known for playing the children's book character Eloise in the TV film, Eloise at the Plaza. She began modeling as a child and received training at the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School before venturing into acting. She won a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, My Sister's Keeper. 

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Charlie McDermott
19
Birthdate: April 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
 37 
Lee Norris
(Actor)
Lee Norris
19
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, USA
 38 
Adam G. Sevani
(Actor, Dancer, Film actor)
Adam G. Sevani
13
Birthdate: June 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 39 
Brian Bonsall
(Musician)
Brian Bonsall
9
Birthdate: December 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torrance, California
 40 
Miles Brown
(Actor, Dancer)
Miles Brown
18
Birthdate: December 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, United States
 41 
Miko Hughes
13
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Apple Valley, California, USA
 42 
Louis Garrel
(French Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Starring Role in the Movie 'The Dreamers')
Louis Garrel
11
Birthdate: June 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

Best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, French actor and filmmaker Louis Garrel in general portrays similar characters, appearing as somebody involved in love triangles or historical figures like Jacques de Bascher, Jean-Luc Godard and Alfred Dreyfus. Since 2006, he has also been making films, screenwriting and directing movies like Two Friends, A Faithful Man, The Crusade etc.

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Jonathan Jackson
11
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
 44 
Alexander Gould
14
Birthdate: May 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 45 
Tommy Kirk
(Actor)
Tommy Kirk
10
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
 46 
Chris Owen
(Actor)
Chris Owen
6
Birthdate: September 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houghton, Michigan, U.S.
 47 
Siena Agudong
(Actress)
Siena Agudong
13
Birthdate: August 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kauai, Hawaii, United States
 48 
Sam Huntington
6
Birthdate: April 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
 49 
Anthony Gonzalez
17
Birthdate: April 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Gregory Smith
(Canadian Actor, Director, and Writer)
Gregory Smith
9
Birthdate: July 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada