Talented Child Actors and Actresses and how they grew up. In alphabetical order

by motomopaw | last updated - 06 Jan 2012 | Public

1. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

Started at almost 3 years old in "Suddenly Love" in 1978 she was also in "Altered States" in 1980 with William Hurt Best known first movie E.T. 1982, at age 6, She was in many movies as a child actress like "Fire Starter" 1984 and "Cats Eye" 1985 and many more as young teenager to early 20's such she was a wild child during this time and starred in movies like "Posion Ivy" 1992, "Gun Crazy" 1992, "Waynes World 2"1993, Boys on the side" ,"Mad Love" in 1995 and then "Scream" 1996. Her wilder side ended with "The Wedding Singer" in 1998 and "Never Been Kissed" in 1999. She continues to do movies, she hasn't slowed down much at all with acting and producing.

2. Henry Thomas

Actor | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Henry Thomas was born on September 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), 11:14 (2003) and Legends of the Fall (1994). He was previously married to Marie Zielcke and Kelly Hill.

Started at age 9 in "Raggedy Man" 1981 Best known first movie E.T. starring with Drew Barrymore in 1982 Recent movies best known for: Gangs of New York 2002 I'm with Lucy 2002 Sucicide Kids 1997 Legends of the Fall 1994 Fire in the Sky 1993

3. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

Amazing actor known for so many great roles Started at age 12 in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" 1982 Best known first movies "Explorers" and "Stand by me" 1985 Last movie "Even Cowgirls get the Blues" 1993, he was originaly casted as Christian Slaters role in Interview of a Vampire in 1994 but he tragedy passed away before they finished.

4. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Her

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his ...

Started at age 7 years old in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" with his brother River in 1982 Best known frist movies "Space Camp" 1986 and Parenthood 19 1989 credited as Leaf Phoenix instead of his birth name Joaquin, he was jealous of his brother's River name and sister's Summer and Rain names he wanted a name that reprented nature as well so he chose Leaf. He first starred as Joaquin in "To Die For" in 1995

5. Natalie Wood

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the...

Started at age 4 in "The Moon is Down" 1943, Best Known for first movie "Miracle on 34th Street" 1947 Natalie Wood appeared in so many movies, about 56 movies from such a young age all the way up to "Brain Storm" in 1983 a year before she passed away from a tragic accident in 1981. She was in very well known movies such as James Deans "Rebel without a Cause" in 1955,"The Searchers" in 1956, "Splendor in the grass" in 1961, a modern day romeo and juliet tale "West Side Story" in 1961,"Gypsy" in 1962, "The Great Race" in 1965, "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" in 1969 and "The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in 1976

6. Thora Birch

Actress | Ghost World

For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her turn as the disillusioned daughter in American Beauty (1999), is even related to the apple-cheeked blonde ...

Started at age 5 in "Purple People Eater"1988 Best known for first movie "Paradise" 1991 she took on veryemotional complicated roles from a very young age. Well known for "Patriot Games" 1992, "Clear and Present Danger" 1994, "Now and Then" 1995, first more adult film "American Beauty" 1999, "Ghost World" 2001, the t.v. movie "Homeless to Harvard:The Liz Murray Story" 2003 She is in post production for the movie "Petunia" and pre-production for "Sound of Mind" coming out in 2012

7. Reese Witherspoon

Actress | Wild

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose ...

Started at age 14 in "Man on the Moon" 1991 for her first she played the role of the younger frustrated sister very well, such a tragic but good movie. But her first real breakthru as an edger character was in the film "Freeway" in 1996, She is best well known for "Pleasantville" 1998, "Cruel Intentions" 1999, "Election" 1999,"American Psycho" 2000,"Legally Blonde" 2001, and winning the Oscar for Best Actress in "Walk the line" 2005, All these films shows her great versitility she continues on with many more well known movies like "Just like Heaven" 2005,"Penelope" 2006,"Rendition" 2007, "Monsters vs Aliens" 2009,"Water for Elephants" 2011, and in post and pre production for more films coming out in 2012 ans 2013

8. Kirsten Dunst

Actress | Spider-Man

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...

Be back to finish list, many many more to come

9. Lindsay Lohan

Actress | The Parent Trap

Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986. Her mother, Dina Lohan (née Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), is a former Wall Street analyst, and her father, Michael Lohan, is a businessman and former Wall Street trader. She has Irish, Italian, and German ancestry.

Lohan began her ...

10. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

11. Mickey Rooney

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...

Mickey Rooney has the longest acting career on here he started at the age of 5 in "Not to be trusted" in 1926 and now at the age of 81 he is still steadily acting, his most recent film was "The Muppets" 2011 but he is in pre-poducction and post producion in 3 different films. He is well known for too many movies to list them all but just a few besides his about 63 shorts starring as Mickey McGuire from 1927-1934, starting as age 6 up til age 13, he was in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as Huckleberry in 1939, a clip from this was in "Easy A" in 2010, all the "Andy Hardy" movies as Andy Hardy,"Young Tom Edison" as Thomas Edison in 1940, "Babes on Broadway" in 1941,"Girl Crazy" with as Judy Garland's love interest in 1943,he was Judy Garland's friend and love interest in many movies and in real life,"National Velvet" as Elizabeth Taylor's love interest in 1944, ,"Babyface Nelson" as Baby Face in 1957,"Breakfast at Tiffany's" as Audrey Hepburn's upstairs asian neighbor and landlord Mr.Yunioshi in 1961,"Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" in 1963,"The Black Stallion" in 1979,"The Fox and the Hound" voice of Tod, in 1981, many T.V. shows like "Full House", Murder She Wrote",Love Boat", "Golden Girls","ER","Mike Hammer, Private Eye", "Babe,Pig in the City" voice of Fugly Floom in 1998,"Night at the Museum" in 2006 as Gus.This is just the tip of the iceberg of his career, he is an amazing actor, singer and dancer and all around entertainer

12. Soleil Moon Frye

Actress | Punky Brewster

Soleil Moon Frye began acting at the age of two, after seeing her father, veteran actor Virgil Frye, and brother, Meeno Peluce, on TV. Her father got her an agent, Herb Tannen & Associates in Hollywood, and her career soon took off. Her mother, Sondra Peluce, became her manager. At age eight, she ...

13. Kevin Zegers

Actor | Transamerica

Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud (1997), Dawn of the Dead (2004), and Transamerica (2005), and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns.

Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher...

Started at the age of 7

14. Christian Slater

Actor | True Romance

Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...

15. Winona Ryder

Actress | Little Women

Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Olmsted County, Minnesota, and was named after a nearby town, Winona, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Cynthia (Istas), an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller. Her father's family is Russian Jewish and Romanian ...

16. Shannen Doherty

Actress | Heathers

Shannen Doherty was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on April 12, 1971, to Rosa (Wright) and John Doherty. Her father worked in a bank, while her mother owned a beauty parlor. She has an older brother, Sean. Her ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, and remote French. In 1978, at the tender ...

17. Helen Hunt

Actress | As Good as It Gets

Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.

18. Michael J. Fox

Actor | Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Phyllis Fox (née Piper), a payroll clerk, and William Fox. His parents moved their ten-year-old son, his three sisters, Kelli Fox, Karen, and Jacki, and his brother, Steven, to Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

Started at age 11 in a T.V. series "Beach Combers" known as Michael Fox, he did many T.V. series and T.V. movies known as Michael Fox and Mike Fox. He was first known as Michael J. Fox in the T.V. series "Night Court" in 1984 and "Back To The Future" in 1985. Despite beening diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in 1991 he has held a steady acting career along with Parkinsons research and supporting others with the disease, there hasn't a minutes break in his career. Because of his extremely youthful appearance he has always and still is casted as characters 5-10 years younger then his real age. In the "Back to the Future" trilogy his character was 17-18 years old while he was really 24 in the 1st and 28 in the 3rd installment. His first big break in Canada was the T.V. series "Leo and Me" he played a 10 year old while really being 15. His real middle intial is "A" for Andrew but he didn't want to be printed as Michael "A" Fox so in honor of actor Michael J. Pollard he took his J.

19. Jason Bateman

Actor | Arrested Development

Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).

He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television...

Started at age in the popular T.V. series "Little House On The Prairie" in 1981

20. Sarah Jessica Parker

Actress | Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Barbra Forste (née Keck), a teacher who ran a nursery school, and Stephen Parker, a journalist. Her parents divorced, and her mother later remarried to Paul Forste and had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah ...

21. Corey Feldman

Actor | Stand by Me

Corey Scott Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald's commercial and has sustained a 35-year career as a steadily working actor, with more than 80 films under his belt. Corey began his career in guest-starring roles on television series such as Mork &...

22. Ethan Embry

Actor | That Thing You Do!

Ethan Embry was born Ethan Philan Randall on June 13, 1978 in Huntington Beach, California, to Karen and Charles Randall. Before he started acting in movies, Ethan appeared in more than 100 TV and Radio commercials. In 1991, at the age of thirteen, he appeared in three films and has continued ...

23. Shirley Temple

Actress | Captain January

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ...

24. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked ...

25. Brooke Shields

Actress | The Blue Lagoon

"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12,...

26. Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actress | The Cosby Show

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), Madea Goes to Jail (2009) and House of Payne (2006). She has been married to Ed Hartwell since January 1, 2016. They have one child.

27. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

28. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but ...

29. Raven-Symoné

Actress | That's So Raven

Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad (1990), which also starred the legendary Bill ...

30. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven 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 ...

31. Kristen Stewart

Actress | Snow White and the Huntsman

Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight (2008) Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is ...

32. Miley Cyrus

Soundtrack | Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has five siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister, and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus, because her parents hoped she ...

33. Joey Lawrence

Actor | Blossom

Joey Lawrence was born on April 20, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. He is known for his work on Blossom (1990), Oliver & Company (1988) and Brotherly Love (1995). He has been married to Chandie Yawn-Nelson since July 3, 2005. They have two children. He ...

Started at age 5

34. Jena Malone

Actress | Contact

Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has ...

Started at age 11

35. Daveigh Chase

Actress | Lilo & Stitch

Daveigh Chase was born on July 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was raised in the small town of Albany, Oregon; where she continues to spend much of her time. She began singing and dancing in her hometown and other local areas at community events and shows starting at age 3. After visiting Los ...

Started at age 7 on the T.V. series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", she was also on "Chramed","The Practice" and "ER" in 2000, her first big role was in "Donnie Darko" in 2001. She continued to appear in T.V. shows like "Yes,Dear" and "Touched by an Angel" in 2001 and was in "A.I.Artificial Intelligence". She started her role as Lilo in "Lilo and Stitch" in 2002 also in the Video game and later in "Stich! the movie"and later on other T.V. movies and more video games. But the role I don't think anyone of us will forget is Samara in "The Ring" also in 2002 in which she won the MTV award for best Villian. She continues to act steadily, she aslo sings professionally.......

36. Matthew Lawrence

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Matthew William Lawrence was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, to Donna (Shaw), a personnel manager, and Joseph Lawrence, an insurance broker. He is the middle brother of three, with Andrew Lawrence the youngest and Joey Lawrence the oldest. At age three, his mother started to bring him into NY city ...

Started at age 4 on the very popular T.V. show "Dynasty " Joey Lawrence's younger brother Best known for early film "Mrs. Doubtfire"

37. Casey Affleck

Actor | Manchester by the Sea

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple upcoming projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school ...

Started at age 12 in the T.V. series "American Playhouse" in 1988, first big hit and well known for "To Die for" in 1995

38. Melissa Gilbert

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert was born on May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Ellen Gilbert. She is an actress and director, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Splendor in the Grass (1981) and Little House: The Last Farewell (1984). She has been married to Timothy Busfield since ...

Started at age 2 in the "Reluctant Astronaunt" in 1967, best known for early work was in the T.V. series "Little House On The Prairie" started in 1974.

39. Brendan Sexton III

Actor | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Brendan Sexton III was born on February 21, 1980 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as Brendan Eugene Sexton. He is an actor, known for Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Seven Psychopaths (2012) and Boys Don't Cry (1999).

Started at age 14 in his best well known early work "Welcome to the Dollhouse" in 1995

40. Heather Matarazzo

Actress | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Heather Matarazzo was born November 10, 1982, in Oyster Bay, New York. She was adopted by Camille and Ray Matarazzo, an Italian-American couple (she is of Irish descent birth). Heather attended Oyster Bay High School, as well as the Long Island High School for the Arts. In 1997, she made her film ...

Started at age 10 in the T.V. series "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" in 1992, best known for movie is "Welcome to the Dollhouse" with Brendan Sexton in 1995.

41. Amanda Bynes

Actress | Hairspray

Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children of Lynn (Organ), a dental assistant, and Richard Bynes, a dentist. Her father is of Lithuanian, Irish, and Polish descent, and her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Toronto. ...

Started at the age of 12 on the T.V. series "Arli$$" in 1999.

42. Alyssa Milano

Actress | Charmed

Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring ...

Started at the age of 11 in the movie "Old Enough" in 1984 but well known first works are the movie "Commando" in 1985 and the T.V. series "Who's the Boss" 1984-1992.

43. Molly Ringwald

Actress | Sixteen Candles

Molly Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, to Adele Edith (Frembd), a chef, and Robert Ringwald, a blind jazz pianist. Her ancestry includes German, English, and Swedish. She released an album at the age of 6 entitled, "I Wanna Be Loved By You, Molly Sings". She is the youngest daughter of ...

Started at age 10 on the popular T.V. series "Diff'rent Strokes" in 1979-1980 but best well known as John Hughe's muse and starred in 3 of his films, "Sixteen Candles" 1984, "The Breakfast Club" 1985 and "Pretty In Pink" 1986

44. Christina Ricci

Actress | Casper

Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish ...

Started at age 9 in short lived T.V. series " H.E.L.P." in 1990 well known for next work in film "Mermaids" also in 1990. Best well known first work is "The Addams Family" in 1991.

45. Christian Bale

Actor | The Dark Knight

Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different ...

Started at age 11 in the T.V. movie "Anatasia:The Mystery of Anna" in 1986. He was in many well known films at a very young age but he is most known for his later works such as "Little Women" in 1994, "American Psycho" in 2000, "Reign of Fire" in 2002, the Machinist" in 2004, he lost 63 lbs for this role and maybe the best known for now the Batman series "Batman Begins" 2005 and "The Dark Knight" in 2008. He has an Amazing resume of movies since he has started til now and it continues.........

46. Ryan Gosling

Actor | Blue Valentine

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)).

He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a ...

Started at age 14 in the hit T.V. series for kids "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" in 1995, he was also in "Goosebumps" in 1996. He first well known film was "Remember the Titans" in 2000, but he is best known for the tearjerker "The Notebook" in 2004

47. Ryan Reynolds

Actor | Deadpool

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen (1990), a ...

Started at age 13 on the T.V. series "Fifteen" in 1990, his well known early work is on the T.V. series " Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place" 1998-2001, his first best known film was "Van Wilder" in 2002.

48. Anthony Michael Hall

Actor | Sixteen Candles

Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His parents are Mercedes Hall, an actress-blues and jazz singer, and Larry Hall, who owned an auto body shop. His stepfather is a show-business manager. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He has Irish and Italian ancestry. ...

Started at age 11 on a ABC weekend Special "The Gold Bug".Best known first film is "Vacation" in 1983 as the original Rusty. He also is very well known for his roles in "Sixteen Candles" as Farmer Ted in 1984,in "The Breakfast Club" in 1985, in "Weird Science"also in 1985 and in one his first anti nerd roles as Winona Ryder's obnoxious boyfriend in "Edward Scissorhands" in 1990. He also was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" with RObert Downey Jr. 1985-1986. As an adult he was more famous for his starring role on "Stephen King's Dead Zone" T.V. series 2002-2007 and most recent well known film was "The Dark Knight" in 2008..............

49. Ricky Schroder

Actor | The Champ

He was born Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr., in Staten Island, New York on April 13th, 1970. His mother, Diane Schroder was an employee at AT&T, which is also the same company that employed his father, Richard Bartlett Schroder, Sr.

Eventually working his way up to management from being a telephone ...

Started at age 8 in "The Camp" in 1979. Best known for first work is on the T.V. series "Silver Spoons" 1982-1987.

50. Tiffani Thiessen

Actress | Saved by the Bell

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, USA, to Frank Thiessen, a park designer, and Robyn Ernest, a homemaker. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (born August 1, 1968) and Schyler (born May 10, 1977). When ...

Known as Tiffani-Amber Thiessan she started at age 14 on the T.V. series "Live In" in 1989 and on the popular series "Charles in Charge" in 1990 but best well known early work is on the popular T.V. series "Saved by the Bell" from 1989-1993, then "Saved by the Bell:The College Years" 1993-1994. She did some films but she is best well known for her T.V. career,she was on many other popular T.V. series such as "Married with Children" in 1990, "Valeries Family" also in 1990, "Step by Step" in 1992,"Blossom" with Joey Lawrence also in 1992 and from 1994-2000 on "Beverly Hills, 90210". She was also on the series "Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place" with Ryan Reynolds during the 2000 season and on "Just Shoot Me" through out the 2001 season and many other televisions series up til now with her most recent series "White Collar" 2009-2011.

51. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor | Inception

Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and ...

Started at age 6 in "Stranger on my land" 1988, he was also a re-occurring character on the hit T.V. series "Family Ties" with Michael J. Fox in 1988. He was also in "Murder she wrote", "China Beach", "Quantum Leap" and "La Law" 1990-1991. He was in films "Beethoven" and "A River Runs Through It" in 1992, a regular on "Roseane" from 1993-1995 and he was Eric Forman's "best friend" in the best friend episode on"That 70's Show" in 1998 but he is best well known for his character along side Heath Ledger in "10 Things I Hate About You" in 1999, its funny how he resembles his old castmate now, I would never think it then. He has a great list of movies and popular T.V. shows he has starred in since his younger years while proving to be a great actor and recently he has been a favorite of director Christopher Nolan starring in "Inception" in 2010 and in the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises"

52. Justin Timberlake

Soundtrack | Trolls

Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search (1983), and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also ...

JT just makes it on the list not really as acting but he started with his first appearance on "Star Search" at age 11 in 1982, "The Mickey Mouse Club" in 1989 and at 14 N'Sync in 1995. I think he did enough to show he can entertain at a very young age. But his first official acting job was at age 17 on the T.V. series " Touched By An Angel" in 1999. His best known first film was "Alpha Dog" in 2006.