21 Child Celebrities Then and Now

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While some child stars never make it in Hollywood past their 18th birthday, flunking out of the limelight like normal people their age flunk chemistry, a few of them manage to make the transition. Here are 21 child celebrities then and now!


1. Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes was a delightful child star with a bright career whose hard-partying ways and obvious mental issues have made for many sad headlines in recent years.

2. Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Piano. She went on to play Rogue and Sookie Stackhouse. Not too bad.

3. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan had a bright, bright future when she hit the scene. And then her star went completely out and now she can't even keep a reality show afloat.

4. Britney Spears

Britney Spears
Britney Spears got her start as a Mousketeer (like a few more faces we'll see in this gallery). Now she's a headliner in Las Vegas.

5. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
Teen singing rival to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera was also a Mouseketeer. She managed to keep her nose clean while growing up and landed a job on The Voice.

6. Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci
Famous for playing Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci was a rising star in the 90s. She's kept an air of mystery through the years.

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Amanda Bynes, Anna Paquin, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Christina Ricci, Christina Aguilera, Daniel Radcliffe, Drew Barrymore, Justin Timberlake, Kirsten Dunst, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, The Olsen Twins, Macaulay Culkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Gosling, Rupert Grint, Shia LaBeouf, Emma Watson
Elijah Wood, Dakota Fanning
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Amanda Bynes Biography

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Amanda Bynes is a young, innocent actress who is a former show host on Nickelodeon and a singer in addition to an acting star . After... More »
Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

Amanda Bynes Quotes

My favorite part of my body is my smile.

Amanda Bynes

I say I never want to get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored!

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