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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Today, Stewart is well known for playing Bella Swan in the "Twilight" series of movies. She's also portrayed rock star Joan Jett in "The Runaways" and starred in the fantasy-adventure movie "Snow White and the Huntsman."

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