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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Jodie Foster got her start in commercials at the age of 3, but her big breakout role was playing the preteen prostitute Iris opposite Robert De Niro in 1976's "Taxi Driver," a role that earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.


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