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10+ Child Stars After They Hit Puberty: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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The life of a child star isn’t easy. People often get so fixated on the child version that they lose sight of the fact that this is still a real person who is going to get older, go through puberty, and probably not be as cute anymore as they were as a kid. A lot of child stars have been negatively affected by these unrealistic expectations, with several notable examples turning to a life of substance abuse when they just couldn’t grow beyond the persona that first made them famous.

Below are 13 actors and actresses you loved when they were kids and since then…well, you’ve probably wondered, “What the heck happened to them?” at least once.

Answer? Puberty. Puberty happened to them, as it does to everyone, but the average guy or gal doesn’t have to go through it and still land roles in Hollywood.

#1. Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids)

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#2. Kel Mitchell (Kenan and Kel)

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#3. Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens)

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#4. Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense)

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#5. Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire)

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#6. Dylan and Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody)

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#7. Daveigh Chase (The Ring)

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#8. Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101)

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#9. Dakota Fanning (Charlotte’s Web)

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#10. Tia and Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister)

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#11. Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park)

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#12. Elden Henson (The Mighty Ducks)

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#13. Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids)

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Now you know!