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
39
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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Noah Jupe
(Actor)
Noah Jupe
30
Birthdate: February 5, 2005
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Noah Jupe is a British actor best known for portraying Young Otis Lort in the 2019 American drama film Honey Boy. He also appeared alongside Christian Bale, playing Bale's on-screen son, in the popular sports drama film Ford v Ferrari. Son of actress Katy Cavanagh and filmmaker Chris Jupe, Noah Jupe has followed in the footsteps of his parents.          

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Dylan Sprouse
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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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Diego Luna
(Actor Known for His Role in the Films 'Y tu mamá también', 'Rudo y Cursi' and 'Milk')
Diego Luna
12
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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Julia Butters
(Actress)
Julia Butters
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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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Atticus Shaffer
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Birthdate: June 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Clarita, California, USA
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Matthew Adam Garber
(British Child Actor)
Matthew Adam Garber
15
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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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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Harry Melling
21
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
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Priah Ferguson
8
Birthdate: October 1, 2006
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Edward Furlong
(MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Role and a Saturn Award for best young actor)
Edward Furlong
24
Birthdate: August 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
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Perdita Weeks
(Actress)
Perdita Weeks
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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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Matthew Lawrence
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Birthdate: February 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Abington, Pennsylvania, USA
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Johnny Lewis
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Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26, 2012
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Marsai Martin
(Actress)
Marsai Martin
9
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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Jonathan Lipnicki
(Actor Best Known for His Performance as a Child in the Movies 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Stuart Little')
Jonathan Lipnicki
5
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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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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Sawyer Sweeten
(Child Actor)
Sawyer Sweeten
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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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Douglas Booth
18
Birthdate: July 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenwich, London, England, UK
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Anthony Rapp
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Birthdate: October 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, USA
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Bobby Driscoll
13
Birthdate: March 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: March 30, 1968
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Juno Temple
(Actress)
Juno Temple
25
Birthdate: July 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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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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Charlie Plummer
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Birthdate: May 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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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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Elden Henson
9
Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, USA
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Tristin Mays
(Actress)
Tristin Mays
7
Birthdate: June 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
 28 
Tony Revolori
15
Birthdate: April 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA
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Matt Prokop
17
Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, USA
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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
7
Birthdate: February 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seal Beach, California, United States
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Noah Galvin
11
Birthdate: May 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Katonah, New York, U.S.
 32 
Eric Lively
11
Birthdate: July 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Charlie McDermott
13
Birthdate: April 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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Danny Lloyd
5
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Isaac Hempstead Wright
15
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
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Jay North
(Actor)
Jay North
10
Birthdate: August 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Jeremy Ray Taylor
15
Birthdate: June 2, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tennessee
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Andrea Brillantes
6
Birthdate: March 12, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taytay, Rizal, Phillipines

Andrea Brillantes is a Filipina actress and recording artist best known for her leading role in the TV series Annaliza. She started acting as a child and first appeared in the children's comedy show Goin' Bulilit. As a young woman, she has acted in dramas and fantasies, portraying versatile roles. She has received one Urduja Heritage Film Award. 

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Lee Norris
(Actor)
Lee Norris
13
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, USA
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Jonathan Jackson
7
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
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Sofia Vassilieva
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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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Adam G. Sevani
(Actor, Dancer, Film actor)
Adam G. Sevani
9
Birthdate: June 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Miles Brown
(Actor, Dancer)
Miles Brown
14
Birthdate: December 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, United States
 44 
Louis Garrel
(French Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Starring Role in the Movie 'The Dreamers')
Louis Garrel
7
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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Miko Hughes
9
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Apple Valley, California, USA
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Brian Bonsall
(Musician)
Brian Bonsall
7
Birthdate: December 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torrance, California
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Alexander Gould
8
Birthdate: May 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Siena Agudong
(Actress)
Siena Agudong
9
Birthdate: August 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kauai, Hawaii, United States
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Sam Huntington
4
Birthdate: April 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
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Anthony Gonzalez
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Birthdate: April 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States