Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Jun 08 2014 11:00:00 PM PDT

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 Anna Paquin, who is celebrating her 32nd birthday on July 24.

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But that's exactly what has happened for one of the stars of the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."

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