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. Youâ€™ve read all about Lindsay Lohanâ€™s brutal descent into addiction and substance abuse. You know all about Amanda Bynesâ€™ outlandish behavior and what sheâ€™d like Drake to do to her you-know-what. Oh, and maybe youâ€™ve even listened Macaulay Culkinâ€™s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Undergroundâ€¦
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, youâ€™ll find a list of the 13 most noteworthy child stars that grew up to be totally normal.
1. Jodie Foster
When youâ€™re nominated for your first Academy Award at the age of 14, which Jodie Foster was for her role in Martin Scorseseâ€™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.