When you combine the unique difficulties of fame with the universal struggles of childhood and growing up, you often have a recipe for disaster.
You know the tabloid stories. You’ve read all about Lindsay Lohan’s brutal descent into addiction and substance abuse. You know all about Amanda Bynes’ outlandish behavior and what she’d like Drake to do to her you-know-what. Oh, and maybe you’ve even listened Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground…
While many child stars seem to descend into madness as they grow older, just as many grow up to be perfectly normal (if famous) adults. Below, you’ll find a list of the 13 most noteworthy child stars that grew up to be totally normal.
1. Jodie Foster
When you’re nominated for your first Academy Award at the age of 14, which Jodie Foster was for her role in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, a large ego seems sure to follow. However, Jodie has managed to lead a remarkably normal life since her debut, going on to star in a number of different films and finally winning Academy Awards for her roles in The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs.