UPDATE: Less than a month after this was posted, the Bill Cosby Rape Allegations exploded worldwide on the internet, leading to the headlines that Cosby molested former Child Co-Star Raven-Symoné. This is her adamant response: http://www.wetpaint.com/celebrity/articles/2014-11-20-raven-symone-slams-disgusting-rumor In this day and age no matter how one attempts to "stay out of the tabloid headlines," eventually most celebrities spend
Former Child Star, Kirsten Dunst, 32, discusses her transition from child actor in Flaunt Magazine‘s latest issue. On her acting roots: “That transition [from child actor] doesn’t happen to many of us. When it does, I think that you’re really meant to be doing this. A lot of people stop or it’s too hard to transition. But people don’t want
It's inspiring to see former franchise child stars making smart career choices like Alexa Vega and Daniel Radcliffe. Former “Spy Kids” Child Star Alexa Vega, 25, has been cast as a member of "ULTRA" on The CW’s “The Tomorrow People.” Alexa will play Hillary Cole: "a ruthless, paranormal version of Tracy Flick” who will rival Stephen (played by Robbie Amell) for his
Gaby Hoffman, like other NYC child actors of the 80's and 90's Claire Danes and Macaulay Culkin, was raised a free spirit, and encouraged to develop her artistic gifts. Her professional acting career began at an early age when a family friend suggested Gaby try commercial acting, which she did with instant success. Hoffman then
Abigail Breslin, one on the youngest child actors to ever be nominated for an Academy Award (Little Miss Sunshine at age 10), has grown up before our eyes. The now 16-year-old actress was a vision of sophistication and glamour on the red carpet premiere of her new thriller The Call, wearing an Alice + Olivia pantsuit and Simon
On Acting & Fame: "Never take things too seriously. You should be doing it really for yourselves because you love it and you have fun doing it which is why I do it."
Soon-to-be "Former" Child Star, Dakota Fanning, 16, graces the cover of Marie Claire's August issue. The "Eclipse" and "The Runaways" starlet continues to evolve into a mature actress, trading in yesteryear's' Kaiya Eve Pettiskirts for a a leather-trimmed blue graphic-print Proenza Schouler dress among other sophisticated but age appropriate looks. My fave is Fanning with
Success Story: Child Actor Joe Mazzello Graduates to Acting in Adulthood the Old Fashioned Way – He Earned It.
After a month of depressing new stories about the tragic ends of former child stars, I have some encouraging news to relay about the rewards of hard work and strong parenting. This is the story of former child actor Joe Mazzello. Former child actor Joe Mazzello [“Radio Flyer,” “Raising Helen” and “Jurassic Park”] takes an adult
"At first, [the transition from child actor] is very hard. Even when you're going on auditions now, after 'The Game’, I still run into people that still think I'm the little girl from 'Sister Sister'
I love hearing about the "happy" side of acting for kids - child stars and former child stars included. Ralph Macchio is today's case in point. While I don't believe that his career path has been rose-laden, I do know that former child star Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, Outsiders) is continuing to successfully forge his