When you enjoy success at a young age in Hollywood, it can often be quite difficult to sustain a lasting career. For one, itâ€™s possible that audiences will always think of you as that plucky young kid â€“ just ask someone like Jonathan Lipnicki. And even if you manage to avoid that, thereâ€™s no telling if youâ€™ll be able to survive life in the limelight or avoid Hollywoodâ€™s more illicit temptations â€“ weâ€™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, weâ€™re going to pay tribute to some of the most notable members of the â€˜90s class. Weâ€™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
Itâ€™s sometimes easy to forget that Natalie Portman, whoâ€™s one of the most instantly recognizable stars of today, got her start as a child actress. Her first role, and one that sheâ€™s still beloved for today, was that of Mathilda in The Professional. Sheâ€™s got a whole slate of films coming out over the next year, including Jackie, in which sheâ€™ll play Jacqueline Kennedy. That filmâ€™s due out in the beginning of 2017.