We often hear of child stars failing in the spotlight, but we should all take a step back and remember that some of the most successful child stars in Hollywood are people that we just adore! I can’t imagine how it must be growing up in the spotlight. We always talk about how child stars end up in rehab or some other awful place. At the end of the day though, there are plenty of child actors who grew up fantastically! So here’s my list of the 11 most successful child stars that we can’t get enough of.
1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
JGL. I love this guy, and after watching Inception, I’m sure half the female population agrees with me. He’s hands down one of the most successful child stars in the business, and there’s good reason for that. He’s ridiculously good-looking, impeccably talented, and seems like the coolest, most down to earth person ever. He’s made fun of his old days from when he was on 3rd Rock from the Sun, stripped his way into our hearts on SNL, runs his own collaborative arts initiative called Hit Record, and he can also sing. And he and I share the same birthday; I like to feel special because of that.