15 Child Stars Who Grew Up To Be Gorgeous Adults
1.Daveigh Chase (Starred in: “The Ring”)
Daveigh Chase played the Ring Girl in 2002’s creepy horror flick “The Ring.” Her portrayal earned her the award of Best Villain at 2003’s MTV Movie Awards.
Chase went on to have a recurring role on HBO’s “Big Love” and starred in “Obsessed on Campus” this year.
2.Danica McKellar (Starred in: “The Wonder Years”)
As a kid, Danica McKellar played the adorable Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years.”
She didn’t grow up to marry Kevin Arnold, but Cooper did marry attorney Scott Sveslovsky. Professionally, McKellar took a break from acting after “Wonder Years” to study math at UCLA. She published the book “Math Doesn’t Suck” in addition to other math-related books.
She also has one son, Draco, from her first marriage.
3.Josh Peck (Starred in: “Drake and Josh”)
As half of Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh,” Peck charmed audiences and made them want to squeeze his cute chubby cheeks.
Not only has Peck become a Vine star, he also starred in Fox pilot opposite John Stamos.
4.Abigail Breslin (Starred in: “Little Miss Sunshine”)
As the nerdy little girl preparing for a dance competition in “Little Miss Sunshine,” Breslin became a Hollywood sensation.
All grown up, Breslin recently starred in “Spring Breakers” and took to her Tumblr account to defend friend Selena Gomez against fat shamers who had it out for the singer.
5.Daniel Curtis Lee (Starred in: “Zeke and Luther”)
As a kid, the Mississippi native starred on “Zeke and Luther” on Disney XD, and he portrayed Cookie on “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” on Nickelodeon.
Lee not only had a recent role on “Glee,” but he’s got a flourishing rap career, too. Who knew?
6.Georgie Henley (Starred in: “The Chronicles of Narnia”)
Georgie Henley made her mark on Hollywood as Lucy Pevensie, the little girl who enters the wardrobe in “The Chronicles Of Narnia.”
In 2012, Henley took a break from Hollywood to attend the University of Cambridge in England, where she studied theater and writing. Afterward she directed her own short film called “Tide.”
7.Jonathan Lipnicki (Starred in: “Jerry Maguire”)
As the cutest little guy in glasses, Jonathan Lipnicki starred in “Stuart Little,” “Like Mike” and “Jerry Maguire.”
Lipnicki went on to star in “Stuart Little 2” and Jamie Kennedy’s “Blowin’ Up,” but he spends most of his time training as a competitive Brazilian jiujitsu fighter.
8.Alexa Vega (Starred in: “Spy Kids”)
Alexa Vega got her start at 6 years old opposite Rick Moranis in “Little Giants.” She then went on to play Carmen Cortez in the “Spy Kids” franchise.
As an adult, Vega has had roles on “Nashville” and “The Mentalist.” But she has also made headlines for her short-lived marriage, which ended when she was 21. She is now 27 years old and got remarried last year.
9.Isabelle Fuhrman (Starred in: “Orphan”)
The Atlanta native got her start in commercials and comedy skits on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” But she earned critical acclaim portraying Esther in 2009’s “Orphan.”
Fuhrman went on to star as Clove in “The Hunger Games” and recently joined the cast of “Masters of Sex.”
10.Tania Raymonde (Starred in: “Malcolm in the Middle”)
The Los Angeles native played Cynthia Sanders on “Malcolm in the Middle” and Alex Rousseau on “Lost.”
All grown-up, Raymonde portrayed criminal Jodi Arias in “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret” and also has had roles on “The Big Bang Theory” and “CSI.”
11.Parker McKenna Posey (Starred in: “My Wife and Kids”)
At 4 years old, Parker McKenna Posey landed the role of Kady Kyle on the ABC sitcom “My Wife and Kids.”
Since the show ended, Posey went on to co-star on shows like “iCarly” and is also a successful model.
12.Alyson Stoner (Starred in: “Cheaper by the Dozen”)
As a child star, Alyson Stoner had roles on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “That’s So Raven” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.”
Stoner went on to land a small role in “Step Up,” and she was well received in “Camp Rock.” She also voiced the character of Opal in “The Legend of Korra” and has began a successful singing career.
13.Nicola Peltz (Starred in: “The Last Airbender”)
The Westchester, N.Y., native is the daughter of a billionaire but began acting at a young age. Her breakthrough role came when she played Katara in 2010’s “The Last Airbender.”
Now 19, Nicola Peltz landed the role as Mark Wahlberg’s daughter in “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and stars on the TV series “The Bates Motel.”
14.Michelle Trachtenberg (Starred in: “Harriet the Spy”)
The Brooklyn, N.Y., native started acting at the age of 3 and starred in 1996’s “Harriet the Spy.” But her breakthrough role came as Buffy’s sister Dawn on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Since “BtVS” ended, Michelle Trachtenberg has remained in the spotlight with roles on “Sleepy Hollow,” “Gossip Girl” and “Weeds.”
15.Naya Rivera (Starred in: “Family Matters”)
Naya Rivera was a child star, appearing on “Family Matters” and “The Bernie Mac Show” as a kid.
Rivera is all grown up and showed it co-starring as sassy Santana on “Glee.” The actress is currently pregnant with her first child.