Former Child Actors

Over the course of history, several child actors have played iconic roles that made them a household name. Despite the fame and popularity, many of these child actors decided to leave the spotlight and pursue careers outside of the entertainment industry. We have listed several former child actors here for you to have a look.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Rain Phoenix

Rain Phoenix.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crockett, Texas, U.S.

 2 Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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 3 Rory Culkin

Rory Culkin.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Rory Culkin is an American actor. The younger brother of Macaulay and Kieran Culkin, Rory followed in the footsteps of his brothers to establish himself in the film and TV industry. However, unlike Macaulay Culkin, Rory successfully transitioned from being a child artist to an actor.

 4 Sridevi

Sridevi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sivakasi, Madras State, India
Died: February 24, 2018
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 5 Annette O'Toole

Annette O'Toole.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States U.S.

 6 Shirley Henderson

Shirley Henderson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kincardine, Fife, Scotland, UK
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 7 Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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 8 Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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 9 Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 10 Angela Cartwright

Angela Cartwright
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Altrincham, Cheshire, England, UK

 11 Emmanuel Lewis

Emmanuel Lewis.
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Famous As: Former Child Actor
Birthdate: March 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Emmanuel Lewis started as a child actor and is best known for his titular role in the sitcom Webster, a role that earned him four Young Artist Award nominations. He is a martial arts enthusiast and is known for his signature short stature. He has released two singles in Japan.

 12 Jonathan Gilbert

Jonathan Gilbert.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Gilbert is a former American actor best known for playing Willie Oleson in the popular Western historical drama TV series, Little House on the Prairie. The adopted son of actor Paul Gilbert and actress Barbara Cowen, Jonathan Gilbert quit acting in 1984 and moved away from California to start life afresh as a stockbroker.

 13 Mark Lester

Mark Lester
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oxford, England

 14 Taran Noah Smith

Taran Noah Smith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California

 15 Oona Laurence

Oona Laurence
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 16 Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton Court, Surrey, England, UK

 17 Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 18 Taliesin Jaffe

Taliesin Jaffe.
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Famous As: Voice Actor
Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
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 19 Francis Capra

Francis Capra
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 20 Ann Jillian

Ann Jillian
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 21 Padmini Kolhapure

Padmini Kolhapure
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India

 22 Ramona Marquez

Ramona Marquez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 24, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England, UK

 23 Renee O'Connor

Renee O'Connor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Katy, Texas Katy, Texas, U.S.

 24 Tim Considine

Tim Considine
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 25 Dan Byrd

Dan Byrd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, USA

 26 Jared Rushton

Jared Rushton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, USA

 27 Patty McCormack

Patty McCormack
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 28 Charlie Korsmo

Charlie Korsmo.
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Famous As: Former Child Actor
Birthdate: July 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota

 29 Tiffany Brissette

Tiffany Brissette.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paradise, California

 30 Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke
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Famous As: Voice actor
Birthdate: November 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 31 Scott Schwartz

Scott Schwartz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

 32 Gary Wright

Gary Wright
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Creskill, New Jersey, USA

 33 Austin O'Brien

Austin O'Brien
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, U.S.

 34 Bruna Marquezine

Bruna Marquezine
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 35 Brandon Cruz

Brandon Cruz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, USA

 36 Ilary Blasi

Ilary Blasi
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Famous As: Showgirl
Birthdate: April 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

 37 Jocqui Smollett

Jocqui Smollett.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California

 38 Joshua Coleman

Joshua Coleman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: California, United States
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