Child actors in Hollywood are precious, talented and driven, so it’s pretty obvious that many of them go on to be successful adults. They keep getting roles in major movies or successful TV shows and remain to be popular.
However, some of them become caught up in the fame and go down a crazy path. You might not even hear from them ever again.
Thankfully not all child actors go down this path.
Years of roles and money and things quickly become normal, and the next thing you know, time flies and some of our favorite child actors are all grown up.
Here are some of our favorite child actors and how they changed over the years, compiled by Aunty Acid.
1. The first one, Zoe Roth – is not a child actor – she is actually a meme!
Zoe Roth is the face of the meme where a 4-year-old girl is smiling at the camera while a house burns in the background.
However, the girl is not a pyromaniac and she is 16 years old now.
2. Harry Melling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Dudley)
Can you believe that the English actor who is best known for playing Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter movies is now 28 years old?
You probably won’t recognize him since his appearance has changed a lot.
3. Freddie Highmore – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie)
A beloved child actor, Freddie appeared in movies like Neverland, Five Children and It and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Now, the English actor is 25 years old and still acting.
4. Anna Sophia Robb – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (Violet)
The Colorado-born actress who is most famous for her role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started her acting career when she appeared in the movie Samantha: An American Girl Holiday.
As an adult, she had the leading role in the movie Soul Surfer.
5. Georgie Henley – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Lucy)
The English actress is now 22 years old and has appeared in movies such as Perfect Sisters and Jane Eyre.
6. Jonathan Lipnicki – Stuart Little
You won’t recognize the actor who is best known for his childhood roles in the movies Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little since he is all grown up and obviously very fit.
7. Ivana Baquero – Pan’s Labyrinth
The 23-year-old actress best known for her role as Ofelia in Pan’s Labyrinth, for which she won critical acclaim is hardly recognizable.
8. Nate Richert – Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
The 39-year-old actor who has become famous for his four-year role as Harvey Kinkle has decided to become a musician.
9. Daveigh Chase – The Ring
The actress who portrayed Samara Morgan in the 2002 horror movie The Ring, is 27 years old and a real beauty.
10. Jacob Pitts – EuroTrip
The actor best known for his role as Cooper Harris in the movie Eurotrip has landed roles in movies like 21, The Novice and TV series like Justified.
11. Malcolm David Kelley – Lost
The actor who portrayed Walt in the hit series Lost is now 25 years old and quite handsome.
12. Devin Ratray – Home Alone
Kevin’s brother from Home Alone is 40 years old! Now I’m feeling really old!
13. Susan Olsen – The Brady Bunch
The former child actress is an animal welfare advocate and an artist.