How Child Movie Stars Look Today



Child actors are a tricky subject. Their first appearance can be the start of a successful career or their one and only shining star moment. While some actors might drift away in the long run, the roles they took once will forever be immortalized on the silver screen. Here are some all-grown-up child actors and how their careers developed after their famous appearances. Most of these actors were in movies and shows from the 1990s to mid-2000s. Some continued acting, while others have taken different paths.


Mara Wilson played Matilda Wormwood in the 1996 film Matilda. In 2000, she retired from acting for a while. After she finished college, she made a slow comeback, lending her voice to variety of projects. She is not married and has no children.

Haley Joel Osment played Cole Sear in the 1999 film The Sixth Sense. Today Osment lends his voice to the video game character Sora from Kingdom Hearts in its English dub. He is not married and has no children.

Anna Chlumsky played Vada Sultenfus in the 1991 film My Girl and its sequel. She took some time off to attend college and returned with a prominent role as Amy Brookheimer in Veep. She is married to Shaun So and they have two daughters.

Christina Ricci played Wednesday Addams in 1991 film The Addams Family and its sequel. As she got older, she moved towards more mature films, such as Sleepy Hollow. Today she is a voice artist for various animated projects. She is divorced and has one son.

Patrick Renna played Hamilton “Ham” Porter in the 1993 film The Sandlot. He continues to act and currently has a part in the Netflix hit GLOW. He and his wife Jasmin recently welcomed their second son.