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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The role won Paquin the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, making her the second youngest winner in history after fellow child star Tatum O'Neal, who was 10 when she won for "Paper Moon."

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