There are endless lists on child stars who grew up to be another one of the gorgeous celebrity masses (Emma Watson), and child stars who have aged terribly (Lindsay Lohan, Haley Joel Osment). But there are some child stars that look nothing like what you would have expected, either because of plastic surgery, or they just grew up away from the pressure of Hollywood. Here are 10 child stars that you would never recognize today. There might even be some that you could pass on the street and have no idea that starred in your favorite movie or TV show as a kid.
Jonathan Lipnicki was only 6 years old when he appeared with Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise in the critically-acclaimed film, Jerry Maquire. He also starred in Stuart Little and appeared in episodes of Dawsons Creek and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. He is now 23, and hasnt had any starring roles in awhile.
When he was only 3 years old, Miko Hughes starred in the film adaptation of Stephen Kings Pet Sematary as Gage Creed. He is also known for films like Kindergarten Cop, Apollo 13, and Mercury Rising.
English actress Kate Maberly made her film debut as Mary Lennox in the 1993 film, The Secret Garden. She was 11 years old at the time, and the role jump started her acting career.
The girl who stole everyones heart opposite Macaulay Culkin in the 1991 film My Girl is all grown up.
The youngest member of the Camden family on 7th Heaven was played by Mackenzie Rosman from the age of 7 to 18. Ruthie Camden was a cute, innocent, curly haired kid even as she grew into a young adult on the show.
You probably remember Lark Voorhies as the fresh faced teenager who played Lisa Turtle on the original Saved By the Bell. In 2012, Voorhies mother told People magazine that her daughter was recently diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, and Lark when on to do multiple interviews denying being Bipolar, and insisted she was just fine. But her changing appearance begged to differ. Its unclear whether she has had too much plastic surgery, or just doesnt know how to apply makeup, but she definitely doesnt look like stylish, beautiful Lisa Turtle anymore.
Danica McKellar starred as Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years from 1988-1993 opposite Fred Savage. She was the one chosen out of hundreds of kids who auditioned, and even beat out her own sister to win the role. After the show ended, McKellar did a variety of guest starring roles.
If you are Canadian, you probably remember Ross Hull from shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Ready or Not, and Student Bodies. Hull completed Mississippi State Universitys Meteorology Program, and was hired by Canadas The Weather Network in 2005. He has since been a weather reporter, and anchor at various news stations across Canada. He now works as a meteorologist for Global Toronto.
Jenna Von Oy
We all know Mayim Bailik, who played Blossoms title character is now a regular on Big Bang Theory. But what happened to Jenna Von Oy, who played her fast talking best friend, Six? When Blossom ended, Von Oy started film school, but dropped out after two years to return to acting. In 2000, she tried to launch a country music career, but it wasnt until 2007 that her debut album, Breathing Room was released.
Brian Bonsall played young Andy Keaton on Family Ties from 1986-1989, and also had a part as Alexander Rozhenko on Star Trek: The Next Generation in the early 90s. He quit acting in 1995, and moved to Boulder Colorado where he finished school, and started a band. He has been in a number of different bands, and also works on solo projects, and he has stated that he has no interest in returning to acting.