Top Ten Child Stars

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

When other former child stars are forgotten... There will still be Jackie. - BobG

Once in a lifetime vocalist from 10 years old to 14 now and is humble about it.

Youngest child to go platinum!

I live her voice! So angelic! - funnyuser

2 Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series.

Put glasses on his face and people around the globe will recognize him. - ParasN2000

3 Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Carson Culkin is an American actor, author, painter, podcaster, musician and president of Bunnyears. He became famous as a child actor for his role as Kevin McCallister in the family comedy Home Alone, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical more.

Who is more a child star than he? He was literally only a child star. - ParasN2000

How in the world is he not #1 He was awesome in Home Alone and Richie Rich and he's waay better than Miley Cyrus, scratch that, better than everybody else on this list (except Emily Osment, I like her) - RickyReeves

4 Heather O'Rourke Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress. She was discovered by director Steven Spielberg when she was visiting MGM's studios.

Really sad that she died so young...she was terrific in the "Poltergeist" series. - BobG

5 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

She has really really changed - andre56

6 Shirley Temple Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia and more.

When it comes to child stars, **NOBODY** can beat Shirley Temple.


7 Lindsey Lohan

Too bad she turned out crazy, she was actually a good actress. Proof that childhood stardom often makes people become drunk, out of control brat.

I would send Lohan to rehab, and get her career revived. - Turkeyasylum

8 Jake T Austin

I don't know about sexy but he's awesome - andre56

9 Drew Barrymore Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
10 Jojo Siwa

The Contenders

11 Raven Symone Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer.


12 Judith Barsi
13 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

"Child Star" is the operative word. Though very popular, MJ was not as big as several names listed here as a child performer. Adult stardom is a separate thing; he did not even have his first #1 album until he was 23.

Perhaps the biggest name on this list, yet nobody thought to add him. I guess most people don't think 'Michael Jackson' when they hear child star. - ParasN2000

14 Jackie Coogan

The laws that protect child stars these days are called "Jackie Coogan Laws".
Coogan was a big star in the 30's, including in the "Our Gang" series, and his parents stole all of his money.
His most famous role as an adult actor was as Uncle Fester in the Addams Family T.V. series.

15 Emily Osment

If you seen young and hungry yoll understand why shes on this list - andre56

16 Gary Coleman Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes.
17 Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

She played such a major role in the harry potter movies and deserves a higher spot on this list. Although I will respect other people's opinion even if I disagree with it.

18 Carl Switzer
19 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.
20 Chole Mortez

Chloe Moretz? - BobG

Are you talking of Chlöe Grace-Moretz? Please spell it appropiately! - keyson

21 River Phoenix River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.
22 Dakota Fanning Hannah Dakota Fanning is an American actress and model. At age seven, her performance in the 2001 film I Am Sam earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history.
23 Abigail Breslin Abigail Kathleen Breslin is an American actress and singer. She appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old and in her first film, Signs, at the age of five.
24 Jodie Sweetin
25 Ashley Tisdale Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows.
26 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.
27 Anna Paquin Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Born in Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, Paquin studied at Hutt Intermediate School and the Wellington Girls' College in New Zealand before moving to Los Angeles during her youth where she studied at Windward School and went more.
28 Haley Joel Osment Haley Joel Osment is an American actor. After a series of roles in television and film during the 1990s, including a small part in Forrest Gump playing the title character’s son, Osment rose to fame for his performance as a young unwilling medium in The Sixth Sense..
29 Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "It Ain't Me". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
30 Bobby Driscoll
31 Josh Hutcherson Joshua Ryan "Josh" Hutcherson is an American actor. A native of Kentucky, Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s and appeared in several commercials and minor film and television roles before landing his first major role in 2002 in the pilot episode of House Blend.
32 Elle Fanning Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, as Aurora in 2014's Maleficent, and The Neon Demon.
33 Shailene Woodley Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. She came to mainstream attention for her role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
34 Elijah Wood Elijah Jordan Wood is an American actor, voice actor, DJ, and producer. He is best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

Mr. Frodo.

35 Peyton Meyer Peyton Meyer is an American actor. He is known for his role as Lucas Friar on the Disney Channel television series Girl Meets World, and his earlier recurring role as Wes Manning on Disney Channel's Dog with a Blog.

He's so fine. I want yo meet him

36 Fred Savage
37 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Maybe the only two on the list who didn't have a say in it. - ParasN2000

38 Edward Furlong Edward Walter Furlong is an American actor and musician. A former teen idol, Furlong won Saturn and MTV Movie Awards for his breakthrough performance as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
39 Mason Ramsey
40 Willow Smith Willow Camille Reign Smith, known professionally as Willow, is an American singer, actress and dancer.
41 Jerry Mathers
42 Ron Howard Ronald William "Rod" Howard is an American actor and filmmaker. Howard is best known for playing two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career.
43 Ralph Carter
44 Nathaniel J. Potvin

Not too well known, but will be soon! - SammMinajj

45 Barbie Eichorn
46 Jamie Bell
47 Sabrina Carpenter Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She stars as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. She plays Jenny Parker in the Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting . (She) more.
48 Jonathan Taylor Thomas
49 Jonathan Lipnicki
50 Shia LaBeouf Shia Saide LaBeouf is an American actor, performance artist, and director who became known among younger audiences as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens.
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