Child actors who grew up into stars

Published On: Jul 25 2011 01:42:08 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 09 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 July 24.

child stars - Christina Ricci today
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Ricci transitioned to adult roles in movies such as "The Ice Storm," "Buffalo 66" and "The Opposite of Sex," and is best known for roles in edgier movies such as "Sleepy Hollow," "Monster" and "Black Snake Moan."

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