Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 25 2011 01:42:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 24 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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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Joseph Gordon-Levitt began his acting career at the age of 6, but it was the role of Tommy Solomon, an alien in a teenage boy's body, on the sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun," that won him his first taste of fame.

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