Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 25 2011 01:42:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 24 2015 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 33rd birthday on Friday.

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Christina Ricci began acting in commercials at age 6 and made her film debut at the age of 10 alongside Cher, Bob Hoskins and Winona Ryder in 1990's "Mermaids."

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