Good Children

by EvilTwins | created - 21 Apr 2012 | updated - 02 May 2012 | Public

Some are young and some had been young. I count with some teens...

1. Jackie Coogan

Actor | The Kid

Jackie Coogan was born into a family of vaudevillians where his father was a dancer and his mother had been a child star. On the stage by four, Jackie was touring at the age of five with his family in Los Angeles, California.

While performing on the stage, he was spotted by Charles Chaplin, who then...

At 'The Kid'

2. Natalie Portman

Actress | Black Swan

Natalie Portman is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan (2010)).

Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an ...

At 'Léon'

3. Patty Duke

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's ...

At 'The Miracle Worker'

4. Danny Lloyd

Actor | The Shining

Danny Lloyd was selected for the role of Danny Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980) because of his ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. Because of his age (6) and the genre of The Shining (1980) Danny was closely guarded by Kubrick during filming and didn't know it was a...

5. Asa Butterfield

Actor | Hugo

Asa Butterfield was born in Islington, London, England, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He began acting at the age of 8, after a talent spotting casting director saw him at his local after school drama club, The Young Actors Theatre in Islington. Following on from a couple of small roles in...

6. Haley Joel Osment

Actor | The Sixth Sense

Haley Joel Osment is an American actor who has proven himself as one of the best young actors of his generation. He is the first millennial male to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting.

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, to Theresa (Seifert), a teacher, and actor Eugene ...

7. Mel Maia

Actress | Avenida Brasil

Mel Maia is an actress, known for Avenida Brasil (2012), Além do Tempo (2015) and Joia Rara (2013).

8. Heather O'Rourke

Actress | Poltergeist

Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.

Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...

9. Hailee Steinfeld

Actress | True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld was born on December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, California, to Cheri (Domasin), an interior designer, and Peter Steinfeld, a personal fitness trainer. She has a brother, Griffin. Her uncle is Jake Steinfeld, a fitness trainer, and her great-uncle is actor Larry Domasin. Her father is of ...

10. Mary Badham

Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird

Mary Badham was born on October 7, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She is an actress, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), This Property Is Condemned (1966) and Let's Kill Uncle (1966). She has been married to Richard Wilt since 1975. They have two children.

For 'To Kill a Mockinbird'

11. Duane Chase

Actor | The Sound of Music

He started acting in commercials when he was 11, along with a bit of modelling work. He left show business after high school, moving out of Los Angeles and for a time fought fires with the forestry service.

He is now a computer software analyst/designer for oil and mining companies. He enjoys ...

For 'The Sound of Music'

12. Abigail Breslin

Actress | Little Miss Sunshine

Academy Award-nominated actress Abigail Breslin is one of the most sought-after actors of her generation. Her unique and charismatic talents have contributed to her versatile roles in both comedy and drama.

Recently, Breslin headlined the first season of the horror-comedy series, Scream Queens (2015)...

13. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

14. Nicholas Hammond

Actor | The Sound of Music

Nicholas Hammond was born on 15th May, 1950, in Washington DC. His parents, Col. Thomas W. Hammond and actress Eileen Bennett, married since 1945, already had one son, David (born in Paris in 1946).

When Nicholas was 6 years old, the family moved to Europe. In 1959, his mother took him to see the ...

For 'The Sound of Music'

15. Freddie Highmore

Actor | Finding Neverland

Freddie Highmore is an English actor who came to prominence for his roles in Five Children and It (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

He was born Alfred Thomas Highmore in Camden Town, London, England, to Sue (Latimer), a talent agent, and Edward Thomas ...

16. Angela Cartwright

Actress | The Sound of Music

Born in England, Angela is the younger sister of actress Veronica Cartwright. As a child she was cast as the cute little stepdaughter, Linda Williams, on Make Room for Daddy (1953). She was on the show from 1957 to 1964. After that, she was cast as Brigitta in the popular Julie Andrews movie The ...

For 'The Sound of Music'

17. Lina Leandersson

Actress | Låt den rätte komma in

Lina Leandersson was born in Falun, Sweden She took an interest in performing from an early age, acting in amateur theatre performances, attending drama courses, and performing street- and jazz dance. One of her first roles was in amateur theatre performance, playing the mother of a spoiled girl ...

18. Elle Fanning

Actress | Super 8

Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel ...

19. Kym Karath

Actress | The Sound of Music

Kym Karath began her acting career at the age of 3, appearing in Spencer's Mountain (1963) with Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara, The Thrill of It All (1963) with Doris Day and James Garner, and Good Neighbor Sam (1964) with Jack Lemmon, before winning the role of "Gretl", the youngest Von Trapp ...

For 'The Sound of Music'

20. Rupert Grint

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...

21. Joey King

Actress | Independence Day: Resurgence

Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother, who used to perform in live theater.

She has appeared in several television shows and movies...

22. Freddie Boath

Actor | The Mummy Returns

The son of banker father and producer mother, Freddie attends a Catholic boys' school in London. Although he has taken weekly drama classes for several years with his older brother Jack and younger sister Millie, his only experience before auditioning for The Mummy Returns (2001) had been ...

From "The Mummy Returns"

23. Ryan Simpkins

Actress | A Single Man

Ryan Simpkins is an American actress, known for her performance in films such as Pride and Glory, A Single Man and Revolutionary Road. She has worked with luminaries such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Kate Winslet, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Kyle Mooney and Colin Farrell. Performed on ...

24. Heather Menzies-Urich

Actress | The Sound of Music

Beautiful, sunny, and engaging blonde actress Heather Menzies was born on December 3, 1949 in Toronto, Canada. Her family moved to the United States when Heather was eleven. She graduated from Hollywood High School and subsequently attended the Falcon Studio's University of the Arts in Hollywood. ...

For 'The Sound of Music'

25. Spencer Treat Clark

Actor | Animal Kingdom

Spencer Treat Clark is from the New York City suburbs. He began acting at an early age, appearing in films like Gladiator and Unbreakable. He attended Columbia University in New York City where he studied political science and economics. His older sister, Eliza Clark, is a playwright and ...

26. Jake Lloyd

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Jake Lloyd was born on March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA as Jake Matthew Lloyd. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Jingle All the Way (1996) and Star Wars: Episode I - Racer (2000).

27. Gulliver McGrath

Actor | Dark Shadows

Gulliver McGrath is an Australian actor. Gully landed his first acting break at age 6 when he was spotted at school in Brunswick by casting director Fiona Dann. He auditioned for, and landed, an ad for Cravendale milk, a British-based company - though the commercial was shot in Melbourne. McGrath ...

28. Georgie Henley

Actress | The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Georgina Helen Henley was born July 9, 1995 in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of three daughters of Mike and Helen Henley. When she was young, she joined a local drama group called "Upstagers". It was there that she started her acting career, participating in stage performances such as "...

Except for the last 'The Chronicles of Narnia'

29. Debbie Turner

Actress | The Sound of Music

Debbie was born on September 5, 1956, in suburban Arcadia of Los Angeles. From the age of only 6 months old Debbie was in numerous commercials and television shows. She also did some print modelling. She grew up in a showbiz family and her parents were both naturalized citizens from Manitoba, ...

For 'The Sound of Music'

30. Willow Shields

Actress | The Hunger Games

Willow Shields was born on June 1, 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a twin sister, actress Autumn Shields, and an older brother, actor River Shields. Willow got her first job in 2008, narrating the short film Las Vegas New Mexico 1875 (2008), the story of a dying gunfighter who returns home...