Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 24 2011 11:42:08 PM PDT   Updated On: Jul 23 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 Thursday.

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Wood is best known as the hobbit Frodo from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. His other roles include "Bobby", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Sin City" and he now appears in the FX sitcom "Wilfred."


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