Child Actors

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.

 1 Millie Bobby Brown

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish, British

Millie Bobby Brown, the English actress and model, rose to prominence after acting in the TV series Stranger Things and then in the film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, in 2019. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in April 2018, making her the youngest person ever to be so.

 2 Henry Thomas

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 3 Finn Wolfhard

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Famous As: Actor, Musician
Birthdate: December 23, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

Best known as Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things, SAG Award-winner Finn Wolfhard has also appeared in It and its sequel. He was a vocalist and guitarist for the band Calpurnia and formed the indie-pop duo The Aubreys. Named to Forbes 30 under 30, he has also directed a short film.

 4 Emily Alyn Lind

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 6, 2000
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.

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 5 Juno Temple

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 6 Jesse James

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 7 Jacob Tremblay

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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: October 5, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

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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 8 Mackenzie Phillips

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Mackenzie Phillips made her acting debut at 12, with American Graffiti. Fans loved her in the series One Day at a Time and So Weird. She has struggled with drug issues and has appeared on Celebrity Rehab. She also confessed to being raped by her father, in her memoir.
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 9 Summer Phoenix

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 10 Kristy McNichol

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 11 Anthony Rapp

Anthony Rapp
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 12 Kiernan Shipka

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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 13 Mena Suvari

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 14 Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 15 Anna Friel

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 16 Noel Gallagher

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 17 Samantha Mathis

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 18 Liberty Phoenix

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Famous As: Child Actor, Businesswoman
Birthdate: July 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American, Venezuelan
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 19 Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

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

 20 Jill St. John

Jill St. John
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 21 Danny Lloyd

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

 22 Noah Jupe

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 25, 2005
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 23 Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: September 26, 2012

 24 Max Thieriot

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 25 Sawyer Sweeten

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

 26 Russ Tamblyn

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

 27 Michael Fishman

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

 28 Perdita Weeks

Perdita Weeks
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Welsh

 29 John Francis Daley

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 30 Dean-Charles Chapman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 31 Ethan Embry

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

 32 Brett Dier

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

 33 Douglas Booth

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British, American

 34 Lulu Wilson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 7, 2005
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Nikki DeLoach

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 36 Philip McKeon

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

 37 Seychelle Gabriel

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 38 Jane Asher

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 39 Matt Prokop

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

 40 Will Estes

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 41 Atticus Shaffer

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

 42 Eric Lively

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

 43 Shawnee Smith

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

 44 Lisa Loring

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 45 Alison Lohman

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

 46 Jake Cannavale

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 47 Robby Benson

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

 48 Jaimee Foxworth

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 49 Julia Butters

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 2009
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 50 Amanda Fuller

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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