Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 16 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

While the child stars whose careers fade seem to get most of the press, plenty of young actors have managed to stay successful into adulthood, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is celebrating his 34th birthday on Tuesday.

child stars - Christina Ricci today
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Ricci transitioned to adult roles in movies such as "The Ice Storm," "Buffalo 66" and "The Opposite of Sex," and is best known for roles in edgier movies such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Monster" and "Black Snake Moan."

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