‘90s Child Stars Who Are Still Acting Today
When you enjoy success at a young age in Hollywood, it can often be quite difficult to sustain a lasting career. For one, it’s possible that audiences will always think of you as that plucky young kid – just ask someone like Jonathan Lipnicki. And even if you manage to avoid that, there’s no telling if you’ll be able to survive life in the limelight or avoid Hollywood’s more illicit temptations – we’re looking at you, Lindsay Lohan.
Still, there are many child actors who manage to turn their early career exploits into successful careers as bankable stars. Below, we’re going to pay tribute to some of the most notable members of the ‘90s class. We’re sure some of your favorites are on here, and you just might learn a thing or two about those favorites that you never knew before!
1. Natalie Portman
It’s sometimes easy to forget that Natalie Portman, who’s one of the most instantly recognizable stars of today, got her start as a child actress. Her first role, and one that she’s still beloved for today, was that of Mathilda in The Professional. She’s got a whole slate of films coming out over the next year, including Jackie, in which she’ll play Jacqueline Kennedy. That film’s due out in the beginning of 2017.
2. Mario Lopez
Once the bane of principal Belding, scourge of Bayside High’s hallways and best friend of Zack Morris, Mario Lopez, who played A. C. Slater on Saved by the Bell, is still going strong today. While he’s making most of his bread these days as one of the hosts of Extra, he still finds time to act every now and again. For example, you might have recently caught him singing and dancing on FOX’s Grease Live!
3. Kirsten Dunst
Born in 1982, Kirsten made her first appearance on celluloid where she appeared as an uncredited small child on the television show Loving. Of course, the role for which she’s most remembered during her childhood years was that of Judy Shepard in Disney’s Jumanji. Of course, it’s only been up, up and away since then for Kirsten. Recently, she was a fixture on the critically acclaimed second season of FX’s Fargo.