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Child Actors Then and Now

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Time truly does fly. We all remember the good old days of being glued to our TV sets watching our favorite child actors in our favorite shows on Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network (Also read: 10 messed up fan theories about your favorite shows as a kid) Shows like Sonny with a Chance, Hanna Montana and Drake and Josh became an important part of our childhood. We fell in love with all these celebrities and their unique traits portrayed by our child actors.

Ever wondered where all of those amazing child actors are now? Well read on to find out what these celebrities are doing now!

1 Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki
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You might recognize this adorable child actor from Stuart Little as George or Ray Boyd in Jerry Maguire. It’s been 20 years since we saw his cuteness delight us on the screens! He’s all grown up now and he’s really gotten cuter. He took part in various other movies and TV shows including Monk and Interns of F.I.E.L.D.

2 Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
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We all remember and adore Demi Lovato’s unique quirkiness and adorable awkwardness on Sonny with a Chance. She also starred in movies like Space Camp and the Princess Protection Program where she displayed her other talents like singing. Well, it’s been a long journey for her from these shows to become a mega pop star with six albums and twenty-four singles who also became a judge at X Factor America. She’s grown and continues to win our hearts.

3 Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning
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No doubt, she was delightful back in Phoebe in Wonderland and still so gorgeous in Maleficent. But this one is taking acting very seriously and starring in four movies in just 2018. She’s working hard and deserves all the success she can get.

4 Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne
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You might remember her from My Own Worst Enemy as Ruthy Spivey or as CeCe Jones from “Shake it up” in Disney. She continued acting and appeared in The Duff, Midnight Sun, and Amityville: The Awakening, to name a few. She’s also active on social media talking about social campaigns that she believes in and opens up about sexual abuse she faced in the past.

5 Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
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We always loved this red-haired girl in Victorious, didn’t we? Now we loved her voice when she started singing. She not only has the voice but also looks to kill the stage. She has 3 studio albums and many singles and just keeps pumping out more amazing music (also read: 7 street musicians that conquered the music industry)

6 Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus
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I think we’re all aware of the changes Miley Cyrus has gone through her career. From the adorable Miley in Hanna Montana, to her more mature acting in The Last Song, to her new self-where she appeared on the cover of magazines, to the much better version in Malibu… However, one thing remains certain; she has had people running after her through all her time. She is, indeed, a talented singer and actor.

7 Jaden Smith ( Star child)

Jaden Smith ( Star child)
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He looks like a mini version of his father! He was such a star child in The Pursuit of Happiness. He showed his acting skills further in Karate Kid and finally rocked the Red Carpet at Grammys 2018 with his awesome style. Just like his father, he also raps. He’s released 4 albums and actively works on his rapping as well as acting career.

8 Josh Peck Last but not the least among child actors list! ;)”

Josh Peck Last but not the least among child actors list! ;)”
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Okay, remember the time when we all crushed on Drake in Drake and Josh and kinda completely ignored the nerdy Josh. Well, do we have some regrets for that!  Now he isn’t only a great actor, starring in his latest Take the 10 and TV show Grandfathered with actor John Stamos in 2016, but he also has his own YouTube Channel. He’s not afraid to expand his career and try anything he wants.

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