Child stars, we grew up on them, and we grew up with them. Just the image of them can send our childhood nostalgia out of control. These young actors and actresses starred in our favorite shows and movies growing up, and are still recognizable today. While they may still be children in our mind, time stops for no one. The children who portrayed our favorite heroines and heroes grew up, just like we did. Some of them continued and became successful actors, while others left acting altogether to pursue other projects.
These days, their familiar faces are now all grown up and may surprise you! Check out this list to find out what your favorite child stars are up to now.
1. Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky was everyone’s favorite death-obsessed hypochondriac when she starred in the breakout role of Vada in the film My Girl. We all cried watching her character struggle through her emotional roller coaster of a life.
In the late 90s, Chlumsky took a hiatus from acting to attend high school and college. She had several small comedic cameos in shows like 30 Rock, before striking gold and being cast in the surprise mega-hit Veep. Her performance as rude, ball-busting Amy earned her a Golden Globe award, as well as a number of other nominations.