Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 25 2011 01:42:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Feb 22 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 Drew Barrymore, who is celebrating her 41st birthday on Monday.

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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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