As children, we all aspired to be on television, and some children were able to realize those dreams. Was it, however, everything it claimed to be? It turns out that most accounts of what it is like to grow up in the spotlight are horrifying. The term “nightmare” may be more appropriate. It wasn’t all fun and games, from lost fortunes to harassment and all in between. The adults around them did not have their best interests at heart. Unfortunately, many of these child actors kept silent for a long time, but some have opened up. See what your favorite former child stars say about their life in the spotlight.
Macaulay Culkin Was Forced to Act
The career of former child star Macaulay Culkin is an electric one. In the Home Alone series, Culkin made a fortune; His manager and father, Kit Culkin, had been pushing him to success. He now claims that his father was harsh and wouldn’t let him sleep. Projects were forced down his neck, regardless of the psychological cost. “I simply needed a little break,” he recalls.
According to tabloids, Macaulay had a bit of a rebellious streak as an adult. He took a break from Hollywood to focus on himself but appeared in various reality television shows and contests after making a brief return in the early 2000s. This year, Culkin will occur in the pandemic-themed film Rich Flu, currently in post-production. Additionally, he will provide a voice for Entergalactic, an upcoming Netflix animated series. From his perspective, not all of the glitz was gold. Fortunately, he makes his own choices now.
Selena Gomez Was Too Exposed
Selena Gomez rose to fame after starring in Wizards of Waverly Place and then breaking into the music industry. Her achievement was almost instantaneous, but it came at a price. She had to think about the approvals of millions of strangers while she should have been thinking about homework and boys.
“I think it’s extremely dysfunctional to be in this industry at a young age when you’re figuring out who you are,” the singer says. Her current net worth is estimated to be over $75 million. Selena, nevertheless, has paid a psychological price and wants you to know the truth.
Late Aaron Carter Revealed He Has Suffered From Depression
Late Aaron Carter admitted he self-medicated his depression with forbidden materials in an interview on a TV Show. As a result of his parent’s divorce in 2004, Carter said he became depressed. He also mentioned that he found out his parents “Blew $500M of my money, had 15 houses, 30 cars.” Carter disclosed that he didn’t receive a share when his parents began liquidating their real estate assets.
He also shockingly recounted how his father fired a .44 magnum close to his ear, which resulted in him losing 70% of his hearing in that ear, all to coerce him into signing a check for $256,000. “I couldn’t dwell on it,” he said. “I couldn’t think about it too much. I kind of had to block it out. I started partying and getting into a lot of trouble.” He turned to these forbidden materials when he “went broke,” and his career stalled. At some point, he realized he needed assistance and went to the Betty Ford Center for help. Carter died in 2022 at age 34.
Drew Barrymore Was Everyone’s Moneymaker
Successful child star Drew Barrymore was her family’s breadwinner. Obviously, this was not a good idea. She ponders: “I felt poisoned inside for 20 or 30 years, and I had to keep isolating myself from her in order to develop autonomy, structure, and boundaries. I had to relearn everything about the parent-child relationship. I couldn’t have a connection with her until I realized it for myself and was able to approach her as a woman.”
Drew was never a happy child, which had a long-term impact on her. On the talk show she has been hosting since 2020, the actress gets candid about her life.
Mischa Barton Became a Beauty Symbol at 13
Mischa Barton is best known for her role on The O.C., but her career began much earlier. Unfortunately, by the time we saw her in the California show, she had already skipped childhood. “I had my first kiss on screen and in real life, in front of a complete team, for Pups,” she says. In one moment, my character got her first period, something I hadn’t had yet in my life.”
Nowadays, the actress has come out against the treatment of young girls in the entertainment industry and shares her story to raise awareness. Fortunately, people are now listening.
Gary Coleman Lost Hope in Humanity
On Diff’rent Strokes, Gary Coleman made millions chuckle. He was the highest-paid teen actor on television during the height of his fame. However, he toiled behind the scenes to take control of his wealth. He filed a lawsuit against his family and management for theft of funds. Gary was granted $1.3 million when the judge acknowledged there was some fishy business going on.
He revealed: “I don’t have any friends and have no plans to get any. People will hurt you, mistreat you, gossip about you behind your back, and steal from you. They’re only there because you’re famous.”
Elijah Wood Knew Too Much
Elijah Wood claims that as a minor, he witnessed inappropriate activity. He recently claimed: “Something huge was clearly going on in Hollywood. In this industry, there are people who just care about themselves. Its underbelly is a dark place. What irritates me about these circumstances is that the victims are unable to speak up. That’s the tragedy of trying to expose what’s going on: they can’t be stopped, but their lives have been irreversibly harmed.”
He‘s not backing down, despite the fact that he has not named the victims or the perpetrators. We don’t know if he was affected personally.
Candace Cameron Had Bad Body Image
On Full House, there were actual kids who were growing up in front of the cameras. Candace Cameron had millions of eyes on her after puberty. She explains: “I recorded an episode of ‘Full House’ when I was 16 in which my family visits Disney World. I recall donning large overalls to conceal my stomach. Looking at myself, I was upset when I viewed it… I didn’t like how I looked in my own skin.”
Candace is now a happily married mother of two children. She enjoys working out, appears to be well-adjusted, and is not self-conscious in the least.
Gaten Matarazzo Hosts And Produces For Netflix
Gaten Matarazzo is most famous for his role as Dustin Henderson in ‘Stranger Things’, Netflix’s science-fiction-horror drama. He also hosts the ‘Prank Encounters’ YouTube show on Netflix, as its executive producer, and appeared in Verizon FIOS commercials.
In addition to the credits above, we would like to mention that Matarazzo is a competent Broadway performer. His striking presence was felt in ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ and ‘Les Miserables,’ respectively. Matarazzo suffers from Cleidocranial dysplasia, a condition that affects how bones in the body form. The state has caused him to be born without collarbones and affected his teeth.
Miley Cyrus Had to Go Extreme
Miley Cyrus wore wigs and tights as a child star and did what grownups ordered her to do. But she didn’t know what to do after her series ended. She had undeniable musical ability. “I felt like I was never going to amount to Hannah Montana’s success,” Miley says.
Miley ended up chopping off her entire head of hair and started twerking on national television. Some people were shocked, and not in a good way. Miley’s new character, on the other hand, brought her a slew of new followers. She has, since then, evolved into a wonderful artist and performer.
Demi Lovato Was Dismissed
Demi Lovato began their career on the Disney Channel. However, they was assaulted by another juvenile actor at the time. No one held the costar responsible, and Demi was made to work with the persecutor the rest of the time. “My ‘Me Too’ story is me informing someone that someone did something to me and they never got in trouble for it,” they said recently.
Demi has struggled with addiction over the last few years, and even had a stroke as a result of one overdose. It appears to be the case that their decisions were influenced by early experiences.
Natalie Portman Felt Unsafe
Following her edgy roles in Beautiful Girls and Léon: The Professional, Natalie Portman suffered. She explains: “Because it made me fearful, being objectified as a child impacted my confidence… ‘I do not want any love scenes or make-out sequences,’ I said when I was in my teens. Because I was concerned about how I was seen and how safe I felt, I began to choose roles without love scenes.”
These days, the Oscar winner appears to be more at ease in a variety of roles. However, this phase was inappropriate. In Léon: The Professional, she was just 11 years old!
The Early Success of Olivia Rodrigo
The rise to fame of Singer and actress Olivia Rodrigo started in 2009, as Old Navy cast her in their commercials. She began to get more roles until, in 2015, she made her official acting debut – starring in Disney’s An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success series as Grace Thomas. After that got more acting roles in other series on Disney, Bisaardark, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, to name a few.
Those have started her successful career as a singer. After signing with Interscope and Geffen Records to release her first single, Drivers License, Rodrigo skyrocketed to the top of the charts within a week, and people worldwide were learning its lyrics. It had more than 15.7 million global streams. Her second and third single drops went straight into the Top 10 of the Hot100 Billboard list. “Thank u guys so much for listening. I can’t believe this is real life”, said Rodrigo.
Lindsay Lohan Went Wild
Lindsay Lohanhas been in rehab several times. Fame had taken its toll, and it had done it quickly. The actress claims that: “‘I know I’m a very good actress, and it’s been my passion since I was a kid, and I know that when I’m passionate about anything, I give it my all… And I’m well aware that I was once young and irresponsible — but that is part of growing up. You gain knowledge from your blunders.”
Lindsay appears to have been canceled by Hollywood these days. She is no longer considered for top films due to her terrible reputation.
Mara Wilson Was Harassed
Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda were two of Mara Wilson’s memorable roles. Life, on the other hand, was creepy for her. She explains: “Since I was six years old, people have asked me, “Do you have a boyfriend?” in interviews… It was sweet when 10-year-olds wrote me love letters. It wasn’t when men in their fifties did it. Images of me were posted on the dark web before I was 12 years old. I felt humiliated.”
Mara Wilson, now an adult, came out against harassment in order to educate others. Fans were surprised to learn that it was even affecting Mara!
Daniel Radcliffe Got Wasted
Daniel Radcliffe had a lot of exposure after he became famous. He reveals: “In my experience, the easiest way to forget that you were being watched was to get extremely intoxicated… Then, as you get really intoxicated, you realize, “Oh, people are watching me more now since I am getting very drunk,” and you think to yourself, “I should definitely drink more to ignore that.” There is no set formula for getting started and working things out when you are young.”
Daniel’s drinking began to appear to be a problem, and he addressed it before it became out of hand.
Jojo Wasn’t Thin Enough
JoJo has been out of the public eye for some time. However, many of us recall the early 2000s adolescent sensation. She was under pressure to dress in a certain manner and lose weight. I gave in because I was informed that if I didn’t look correctly, my music wouldn’t come out,” she says. She was pressured to diet, despite the fact that she was already a slim adolescent.
Jojo claims that her obsession with food messed up her mind for a period. However, she went back to singing after her long hiatus: her new album was published in 2020.
Ariel Winter’s Battle: A “Modern Family” Nightmare Behind the Scenes
It’s easy to think that child stars have it all—fame, fortune, and a fabulous lifestyle. But Ariel Winter’s story is a startling reminder that not all that glitters is gold. Thrust into the limelight at a young age, Winter faced not just the grueling demands of Hollywood but also a harrowing home life that nearly cost her her career. Reports reveal that Ariel almost lost her beloved role on “Modern Family” thanks to her mother, Chrystal Workman, who was labeled a “terror on set” by court officials. It’s shocking to think that cast members had to “sneak food” to Ariel due to her mother’s stringent diet regulations.
Dressed inappropriately for her age and subject to physical mistreatment, Ariel found herself at the center of a guardianship battle between her mother and sister. Ariel herself recounts, “At 11, I was forced into short dresses; by 12, I was pushed into scenes that were inappropriate for my age. I was so starved, I begged co-stars for food.” While Ariel’s on-screen family was the epitome of modern, her real-life family drama serves as a stark contrast, reminding us that fame often comes at a heavy cost.
Hilary Duff Lost Her Identity
Another Disney Channel actress who was confused after her show ended was Hilary Duff. She had millions of fans as Lizzie McGuire. But would they continue to support her in the next stage of her life? Perhaps, but perhaps not. “I really didn’t know how successful the show was going to be,” Hilary explains, “and after that—four, five years after that—I was still Lizzie McGuire to people, which was super aggravating.”
Even now, as a married mother of three, Hilary is still referred to as Lizzie. But she isn’t enraged anymore. Despite the irritation, she is pleased with her achievements!
Austin Butler’s ‘Elvis’ Role Pushed Him To The Top
Now at the highest point of his careers so far as the legendary Elvis Presley in the biographical musical drama ‘Elvis’, actor Austin Robert Butler can understand why the phrase “The sky is the limit” relates to him.
His acting career began on TV shows including ‘The Shannara Chronicles’, ‘Switched at Birth’, ‘Ruby & the Rockits’, and ‘The Carrie Diaries’, and of course his role on Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed period-drama titled ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ But there is now doubt his feature ‘Elvis’ pushed him to the top of the Hollywood actors list.
Kirsten Dunst Got Very Sad
Kirsten Dunst has captivated audiences since she was a kid. She went to a treatment clinic for depression when she was in her twenties. She admitted that she had been repressing a lot of rage and had become burned out. She explains: “You grow up in a company where a lot of people-pleasing is required. I absorbed things from other people in my relationships, and then I had to keep giving because of what I do for a career.”
The actress appears to have benefited from the treatment. Kirsten is now a mother and open about her mental health difficulties.
Billie Eilish Just Wanted to Have Fun
Billie Eilish, then 14, rose to stardom quickly as part of a musical duo with her brother. He assisted in the production of the song, while she contributed the vocals. The singer’s glum demeanor wasn’t all a ruse, though. Billie just wanted to go to the mall like any other kid, but her sudden celebrity prevented her from doing so. “I was a kid, and I wanted to do kid stuff,” she says.
Billie appears to have found a means to achieve her goals since then. She is a Gen-Z fashion icon. She has since then released more successful music.
Judy Garland Only Appeared Cheerful
Judy Garland claims that the Wizard of Oz wasn’t all that fantastic. “They had us working days and nights on end,” she revealed later in life. They would give us pills to keep us going long after we were tired. Then they would take us to the studio hospital and use sleeping medications to knock us out… The studio made children work for up to 72 hours at a stretch.”
Judy was only 15 when the filming began. As Dorothy, she appeared to be safe and content on film. But the truth is that she was simply a fantastic actress!
Zayn Malik’s Look Was Too Adult
British boy band One Direction, has won the globe over. Teenagers Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Zayn Malik have brought in millions of followers and sold millions of records. Because of his genetics, Zayn developed a lot of facial hair before the rest of the group. That was viewed as a problem by their management. For years, he was forced to keep it hidden!
The “Pillow Talk” singer has had a child with model Gigi Hadid. “Eventually, when I got older, I rebelled against it and decided to maintain it nonetheless,” he says of the beard.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Wasn’t Mature
Saved By the Bell will always hold a special place in the hearts of sitcom fans. Mark-Paul Gosselaar was a huge part of the show’s popularity, and he’s opened up about his experiences as a teen actor. He wasn’t supposed to be one, apparently! “The director was saying, ‘The moment you step through these double doors leading onto the stage, you’re no longer a child, you’re an adult,'” he explains.
Without a doubt, this part helped his career considerably. Yes, all actors must maintain a high level of professionalism. But, asking a kid to be an adult is very unhealthy.
Corey Feldman Recently Spoke Out
Corey Feldman, a popular child star in the 1980s, has accused Hollywood of widespread child abuse. But, to this day, he won’t identify who the perps are. He revealed: “People are disappointed, angry, and they want answers. They turn to me and say, ‘Why don’t you name names instead of hiding and being a coward?’ That’s something I have to deal with, which isn’t fun, especially since I’d like to name names.”
Perhaps he’s apprehensive about exposing victims before they are ready. We don’t know why Corey is holding his secret, but he may release additional information in the future.
Cole Sprouse Lost Touch With the World
Cole Sprouse was one of the twins that starred on Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Despite his quick popularity as a result of this sitcom, he claims there was a personal cost. He was “raised in such an insulated environment that [he lost] what true human experience actually looks like” after nine years on TV. Was he ever able to get out of this state?
Cole claims that: “Taking time for college was extremely crucial, and I believe it’s something I’d advise every young actor to do… It allowed me to reclaim some of my anonymity.”
Joe Jonas Couldn’t Be Real
The Jonas Brothers were a commercial hit.The industry wanted us to believe they were naive guys. Joe Jonas reminisces: “Someone from the record label would tell us we had to rewrite a phrase if it was adult content, such as ‘I’m alone in a room with you,’ and it would still have to be removed. We stopped listening to them and just started throwing everything in because it felt like we couldn’t be innovative.”
For this performer, sugarcoating reality is no longer necessary. He is an adult now, and he has the freedom to sing about whatever he wants.
Melissa Joan Hart Was Asked To Lose 10 Pounds
Clarissa Explains It All and then Sabrina The Teenage Witch starred Melissa Joan Hart. She was informed that in order to go beyond kiddie sitcoms, she needed to modify her body. She explains: “I was persuaded that if I lost 10 pounds, I could be a huge movie star. That sort of thing. No, I am not going to do that, I said. If that’s what it takes, I guess I am not going to be a movie star.”
She ultimately concluded she didn’t care enough to take such dramatic measures. She’s now working in Hollywood on more family-friendly projects.
Todd Bridges Was Triggered by This
On Diff’rent Strokes, child star Todd Bridges was not always laughing behind the scenes. Because of the subject matter, Todd really refused to be a part of one episode. The writers intended to talk about a taboo topic. However, he felt this was too near to home and requested that he be removed from the story. The explanation for this was simple: Todd had gone through it himself.
He wasn’t in the script in the end. From the outside, it was difficult to even observe. “Watching it unfold on the show was like reliving it all over again,” he says.
Alyson Stoner Lived Through Too Much
Alyson Stoner starred in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Camp Rock on the Disney Channel. However, she coped with adult concerns as a minor behind the scenes. There was a lot to make her feel insecure, from harassment to violations of child labor laws. She dealt with an eating disorder as well.
In a recent article, she expressed her thoughts as follows: “I narrowly avoided the toddler-to-trainwreck pipeline while navigating extreme fame, hidden medical hospitalizations, rapid adultification, and multi-layered abuse I would never wish on anyone…In fact, there was no plan for me to become normal.”
Timothee Chalamet Is The Promising Star Of Hollywood
Rising star Timothee Chalamet started his acting career in the legal series Low & Order, and there is no doubt he is one of the most promising stars of this decade. Born and raised in NYC, Dune actor Chalamet collected a few nominations courtesy of his performances.
His role in the Call Me By Your Name earned him an academy award for best actor in 2022. Chalamet was also appreciated for his performances in films including Beautiful Boy and Little Women, to name a few. The actor has recently been seen in movies like ‘The French Dispatch’ and ‘Don’t Look Up.’ He is set to appear in ‘Wonka’ and the second installment of ‘Dune’.
Jennette McCurdy Wouldn’t Eat
Jennette McCurdy landed a role on Nickelodeon’s iCarly. Viewers had no idea, however, that Jen had been battling with eating since she was 11 years old. She explains: “My disordered eating was reinforced wherever I went and by whomever I saw. I would lose weight and go to a wardrobe fitting, where the stylist would beam at me, wag a pair of double zero pants, and sing joyously, ‘Down a size!'”
Early on, the actress realized that being smaller meant getting more roles. As anyone can see, this is still true in business. Jennette, hopefully, is doing better these days!
Raven Symone Was Way Too Big
Raven-Symoné starred on a show and released music as a teen. In the opinion of the fans, both were a success. But she was obese in the view of the executives. Dietary restrictions were imposed. Now she ponders: “It was undoubtedly difficult… I recall not being able to get anything to eat. People would say things like, ‘You are gaining weight!”
Raven currently has a midday TV show where she shares her thoughts with viewers. This celebrity claims: “I wish I could go back in time and live a normal childhood… I’m sure I would have less mental health problems.”
Soleil Moon Frye Was Forced to Grow up
Punky Brewster, the sitcom starring a young Soleil Moon Frye, was popular in the 1990s. However, as soon as she reached puberty, executives began pitching her adult roles. What caused the abrupt shift? Apparently, it was due to her rapid development. But it was humiliating for Soleil because she wasn’t psychologically ready. “No one is in command of how their body grows,” the actress says, ” there was so much shame about it.”
Soleil now devotes her time to her family and her party supply business. She dabbles with the entertainment industry now and then, but it is not her priority.
Amanda Bynes Went off the Rails
Child star Amanda Bynes had a successful Nickelodeon career, however she struggled with addiction. At one point, she posted alarming stuff on social media. Fans are relieved to learn that she’s doing better now. She explains: “My advice to anyone who is struggling with addiction would be to be really careful…It really made me a completely different person. I would never say or do any of the things that I did and said to the people on social media.”
Amanda claims to be sober these days. If she gets the chance, she wants to return to acting on television.
Alisan Porter Was an Addict
Alisan Porter starred in Curly Sue as a child. But, like so many former child stars, she suffered with substance abuse as an adult.
“I went to meetings, worked the steps, got a sponsor, found a deity of my own understanding, prayed, pondered, and basically grew up for the following four years”, according to the actor. You may have recently seen her as the season 10 winner of The Voice.
Rivkah Reyes Was Bullied
Rivkah Reyes of School of Rock struggled after a few years in the entertainment industry. Rivkah was bullied at her regular school, and she felt sexualized and exposed on-screen.
To cope, she resorted to self-destructive practices involving narcotics. What’s up with her these days? Actually, she’s much better. Rivkah is currently based in Los Angeles, where she does improv, standup comedy, and hosts the Where Are We Now podcast.
Christy Carlson Romano Was Wrongly Advised
Even Stevens and Kim Possible made Christy Carlson Romano famous. However, after earning a million dollars in a year, she blew it all. She explained: ” My biggest thing about child actors, you aren’t told that the work is going to slow down… In fact, I was told the opposite.”
Christy is now a mother with a YouTube channel. She expresses sorrow for not investing the money she received as a kid star.
Evan Rachel Wood Was Silenced
Evan Rachel Wood felt as if no one cared about her well-being. She was bringing in money for the company with films like Thirteen and that was enough for them. It wasn’t, however, good for her.
Evan now appears to have a powerful voice. She addresses the issue of dating abuse. Child stars, on the other hand, sometimes fade away gently. We rarely get a sense of their true suffering!
Regina King’s Mom Made a Good Decision
Regina King played Brenda Jenkins on 227 when she was 14 years old. Her mother made the decision to enroll her in a public school. “It was crucial for me being a person who can find equilibrium,” she says.
It’s fortunate for her that she had that experience. When working in Hollywood, many teenagers are kept away from normalcy and exploited by the adults. Regina was one of the fortunate few!
Diana Serra Cary’s Dad Pushed Too Hard
Diana Serra Cary was born in 1918 and became a star of immense popularity during the 1920s. By the age of two she was earning fortunes for each of her performances, but when her father pushed too hard for a percentage of the profits, she was kicked out of stardom.
“My career ended at 7 years old,” she admitted with frustration and self-parody. Serra Cary died at the age of 101.
Jackie Coogan’s Family Kept His Money
The main “rival” of the time of Diana Serra Cary was nothing more and nothing less than Jackie Coogan, the boy John who accompanied the tramp played by Charles Chaplin in the film The Kid (1921).
It was another life marked by premature success and suffering, especially when his family kept the money he made for themselves. This actor played Uncle Fester in the television series The Addams Family (1964 to 1966).
River Phoenix Died of an Overdose
River Phoenix was the older brother of Joaquin Phoenix and was one of the most talented actors of his generation. He was even nominated for an Oscar.
In October 1993, after a long series of excesses and a growing dissociation from reality, he died of an overdose at The Viper Room, a fashionable Hollywood nightclub co-owned at the time by Johnny Depp. He was only 23 years old.
Cameron Boyce Had a Complicated Experience
Cameron Boyce recounted in great detail his complicated experience as a child actor within the Disney television universe. At the age of 12, he was already one of the stars of the Jessie series and later acted in the popular Descendants saga.
Boyce – who had been diagnosed with epilepsy – died on July 6, 2019, at just 20 years old, while he slept at his home in Los Angeles.
Shia LaBeouf was Pressured to Generate Income
The film Honey Boy was a cathartic experience for his own screenwriter and actor, Shia LaBeouf, who played his own father (an alcoholic man with a deeply pathological personality), while Noah Jupe played Otis, a 12-year-old boy suffering from all kinds of abuse and pressured to generate income all the time as a child actor.
LaBeouf originally wrote the script as a form of therapy while he was in rehab.
Drake Bell Got Into Scandals
Drake Bell’s first appearance was back then in the early 2000s when he was only five. Playing Drake on Drake & Josh brought many more acting roles to his resume. The big break happened when he was cast in The Amanda Show, a Nickelodeon production.
His character was so popular that he and his best friend were given their own show on the network. Everything seemed to be going well. While he continued acting after Drake & Josh ended in 2007, scandal soon surrounded his life. Driving erratically in 2009 led to Bell being sent to jail in 2016 for driving under the influence. Still, he’s a significant career in Hollywood. Bell recently revealed that he has been married almost three years and is “proud to be a father to a beautiful son.”
Jamie Lynn Spears’s Pregnant Ended Her Show
Jamie Lynn Spears is renowned mainly as Britney Spears’s younger sister, but she also owns her actress career. Her most significant role was as Zoey in the TV series Zoey 101! When she was a teenager.
Her announcement of being pregnant at 16 made the Nickelodeon channel end the show. Now, at 30 years old, she is off the spotlight, raising her two daughters. Jaime fans still look up to her and watch closely on her family life.
Shawn Ashmore Conquered The X-Men
Few of the best Nickelodeon series only lasted a season or two, such as Animorphs, to name one of them. But although it ran for just one year, this show proved to be the most significant role that Shawn Ashmore’s career needed. Ashmore, a young actor, took the leading part of Jake Berensen in the years 1998 and 1999.
2000 was the year that really changed his life. He was cast as Bobby Drake/Iceman in the X-Men series, making him at the top of the Hollywood actors list those years. In the years after, Shawn took parts in some of the most successful movies, including Forze, Mother’s Day, and several films within the X-Men franchise.
Josh Peck Is Still A Big Deal
You know Josh Peck was a big deal if you watched Drake & Josh as a kid. Though he was regarded as the “uncool” member of the iconic duo, fans seemed to love him for his goody-two-shoes nature and his ability to make everyone laugh.
The ’00s gave Peck his big break, and everyone seemed to expect the same of him after making his mark as a child actor in the late ’90s. Well, it looks as though their assumptions were correct because Josh is still super famous today. The Angry Birds Movie, Ice Age: Collision Course and Gnome Alone are just some of the Hollywood blockbusters he has appeared in over the years.