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.

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McKellar, forever known to "Wonder Years" fans as Winnie Cooper, has found success as a voice actress and also graduated Summa cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in math, using her degree to prove a new math theorem and write three books encouraging middle-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics.

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