24 Child Stars Who Actually Grew Up to Be Normal

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Not every child star goes off the rails.

Sure, we know the stories of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan, and even Miley Cyrus has certainly turned some heads at times.

But many child stars manage to maintain solid careers, become role models, and do some great work for charity.

Here are a few who turned out to be pretty respectable - and pretty normal.

1. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter grew up well, you guys. Daniel Radcliffe has gone on to be a part of a long list of projects since the final Harry Potter film, including his role in the BBC series, A Young Doctor's Notebook, where he starred opposite Jon Hamm. He's also managed to remain a level-headed and respectable guy.

2. Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik
Once her role as Blossom Russo ended, Mayim Bialik went on to live a pretty normal life. She went to college and did well, earning a PhD in neuroscience before returning to television to play a scientist on TV. Now, she's Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, and she's also known for being an awesome role model.

3. Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky
We'll never forget Anna Chlumsky as Veda on My Girl. She took a break from acting after that and focused on school. She earned a degree from the University of Chicago, and later worked as an editorial assistant for a HarperCollins science fiction-fantasy imprint before making the decision to return to acting. Now, she can be seen on HBO's Veep.

4. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was adorable as Doogie Howser, and he went on to become a successful actor known for roles such as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. More than that, he's supported a long list of charities and organizations.

5. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff
Hillary Duff has remained both successful and respectable as an actress and musician since her early days as Lizzie McGuire. Now, she stars as Kelsey Peters on TV Land's Younger.

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was best known for his role on 3rd Rock from the Sun, went on to have a respectable acting career with no major scandals along the way.

7. Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure managed to keep it together after the end of Full House. She continued working, and starred in several Hallmark films and other guest roles. Now, she's back as DJ Tanner all grown up on Fuller House, and she's also a co-host on The View.

8. Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling made his debut on The Mickey Mouse Club, but he really become well-known after starring on the film, The Notebook. Now, he's basically everywhere, and in addition to a successful acting career, he supports several charities and organizations.

9. Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, but that fame didn't send her off the rails one bit. She's had a few other acting roles sense and has competed on Dancing with the Stars, but she also went to UCLA and became an important role model for young women.

10. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio
For as long as Leonardo DiCaprio has been around Hollywood, he's done a pretty great job of staying on a solid path. He's had a steady, successful career and finally won an Oscar this year. He's also known for his charity efforts and environmental activism.

11. Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano continued her acting career after Who's the Boss?, and she also remained pretty level-headed. She's also known for her work with organizations such as UNICEF and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

12. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Gosselaar had no problem whatsoever when it came to reinventing himself after Saved By the Bell. He went on to appear on several films and had a long arc on NYPD Blue. Now, he looks totally different than he used to as Mike Lawson on the Fox drama, Pitch.

13. Raven-Symone

Raven-Symone
Raven-Symone has pretty much remained awesome since her adorable days on The Cosby Show. She took a break from acting in her late twenties to pursue a degree in fine arts at Academy of Art University. She then returned to screen as a co-host on The View.

14. Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake got his start on The Mickey Mouse Club, and his career only skyrocketed from there. The pop icon remains incredibly successful and scandal free, while being known as an LGBTQ ally and supporting multiple charities.

15. Emma Watson

Emma Watson
Perhaps the most impressive person listed here, Watson was 11 years old when the first Harry Potter was released. It marked her first-ever film role. She has gone on to attend Brown University, speak at the UN and basically change the world as best she can.

16. Jaleel White

Jaleel White
Everyone knows the catchphrase: "Did I do that?" Jaleel White is famous for his role as Steve Urkel on Family Matters. Shortly after the show ended, White went to college at UCLA and led a pretty great life, returning to his acting career and competing on Dancing with the Stars.

17. Claire Danes

Claire Danes
Claire Danes won our hearts as Angela Chase on MTV's My So Called Life, and now we know her best as Carrie Mathison on Homeland. Danes has had a steady acting career and supports the charity Afghan Hands. Oh, and she attended Yale University, too.

18. Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart has certainly kept her focus. From her role on Clarissa Explains it All to Sabrina the Teenage Witch and most recently, Melissa and Joey, her acting career has been steady. She's also opened her own businesses and directed films.

19. Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams
From her early roles on Baywatch and Home Improvement to Dawson's Creek to her more recent film roles, Michelle WIlliams has stayed incredibly busy -- and incredibly awesome.

20. Fred Savage

Fred Savage
Fred Savage got his start at a young age on The Princess Bride and The Wonder Years. Much of his later career has been spent focused on directing and producing, though he's had a steady acting career as well. He also earned an English degree from Stanford University.

21. Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan
Alyson Hannigan's first major role was as Willow Rosenberg on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Years later, she won us over again as Lily Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother, and she's pretty much just an awesome person. Hannigan is also married to Buffy co-star Alexis Denisof, and they have two daughters.

22. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a child star and then hearthrob in the 90s, known for his roles on Home Improvement and The Lion King. He turned out to be a totally normal guy, and even took a lengthy break from acting to go to Harvard and then Columbia University.

23. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar has remained a force to be reckoned with, maintaining a positive image and a solid career, and venturing into other projects such as her recent co-founding of Foodstirs.

24. Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez
He went from playing every sport possible in high school on Saved by the Bell to hosting every entertainment show out there as an adult.

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