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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Timberlake gained fame following his "Mickey Mouse Club" stint in the boy band 'N Sync and then as a solo artist, but he's also branched into acting, including roles in "The Social Network," "Bad Teacher," "Friends with Benefits" and "In Time."

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