Hollywood star kids who went on to become the popular actors of 21st century.


List of Hollywood child stars: actors who grew up on the big screen, the ones you would even recognize working today. While many kids achieved great success, it takes someone special to make a successful journey from kid to adult in the entertainment industry. There are lots of obstacles a former child star may most likely come across, like drug use, gambling, and other addictions.

Let’s have a look at the most successful former child stars. Some young actors who eventually made the crossover into adulthood. These former child stars are to name a few-people like Jason Bateman, Natalie Portman, Neil Patrick Harris and Leonardo De Caprio. They did not achieve success overnight. Instead, theirs is a story full of adventures, a development from child actors to legendary performers.

Christina Applegate

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1971 – “Married… with Children” (1987-97)

Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer; she played the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married with children (1987–1997). In her later years, she established a film and television career, winning an Emmy and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations.

Johny Depp

John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963)  is an American actor, producer, and musician. He won the Golden Globe Award and  Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. He rose to limelight through the television series 21 Jump Street series, becoming a teen idol and is still widely acclaimed.

Murph from the Interstellar


Demi Lovato 

Demi Lovato - Then is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Your Favorite Disney Stars: Where Are They Now?

Demi Lovato, believe it or not, started out with a role on the show Barney and Friends.

Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Your Favorite Disney Stars: Where Are They Now?

She is now a genuine pop sensation. He took up acting and modeling in addition to songwriting, singing, and touring. She has been on a couple of shows the last few years and has been offered roles in more than a couple of movies, and she’s even set to be a Smurf in the 2017 film.

Daniel Radcliffe

I bet you can’t forget Daniel Radcliffe ho rose to fame through fantastic Harry Potter series.

this is what he looks like now, he started as a child actor and worked in many movies including Imperium, Jungle and Victor Frankenstein.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson is another gorgeous and exceptionally talented actress who achieved success through the Harry Potter series.

Leonardo di Caprio

He is an actor who needs no mention. An immensely talented artist, he recently won an Oscar for best actor. He rose to fame through The Titanic and has done several movies including The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of the Wallstreet.

Brad Pitt

He gained fame through his movie Thelma and Louise in 1991. He is one of the Hollywood’s most famous faces.

Tom Riddle from Harry Potter

Christian Coulson and Ralph Fiennes

A boy whose uncle and aunt did not take care of him, who chased his destiny and became a great magician and hero of Hogwarts magic school. In this move, Daniel Radcliff is the protagonist Harry Potter, and his enemy counterpart is Voldemort, the dark lord “He who must not be named” we also know him by the name of Tom Riddle

Chev Chelios from Crank

William Brent and Jason Statham

This movie shows the story of a professional hitman who finds out that one his rivals has injected a deadly poison into his body. He will die with the heart rate decreasing. So, he plans revenge and finds a way to survive. William Brent acts as the young Chev Chelios, and Jason Statham serves as the old one.

Zac Effron

Zac Efron - Then is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Your Favorite Disney Stars: Where Are They Now?


Young Zac Efron had a decent resume before he was a student in High School Musical. He’d appeared on Firefly, ER, NCIS, and even done 16 episodes of Summerland. He also appeared on another Disney Channel show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Your Favorite Disney Stars: Where Are They Now?

Now, well… he is a huge deal and is pretty much everywhere.He’s done some great comedies (17 Again, Neighbors) dramas, (Charlie St. Cloud, Liberal Arts) and everything in between. He’s also got a whole lot on the docket including a sequel to NeighborsDirty Grandpa (with Robert De Niro) and Baywatch remake.