Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Jul 23 2015 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 33rd birthday on Friday.

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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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