Table of content    
  1. Hailee Steinfeld
  2. Jaeden Martell
  3. Alexa PenaVega
  4. Mckenna Grace
  5. Jonathan Lipnicki
  6. Jodelle Ferland
  7. Jack Dylan Grazer
  8. Amybeth McNulty
  9. Jake Thomas
  10. Will Poulter
  11. Evanna Lynch
  12. Madeline Carroll
  13. Neel Sethi

10+ Child Stars Who Grew Up In The Blink Of An Eye

Prepare to be enchanted by heartwarming anecdotes and delightful before-and-after snapshots that showcase their incredible journey from the cute kid next door to Hollywood's brightest darlings.

From child prodigies who mastered the silver screen to musical sensations who took the world by storm, their growth is nothing short of magical. So, let's turn back time and celebrate these stars who have left an indelible mark on our screens and in our hearts.


#1. Hailee Steinfeld

After appearing in the Coen brothers' western film True Grit, the actress achieved fame. She is also well-known for playing the lead in the Bumblebee film.

Soon, Steinfeld will play Clint Barton's ward in the Hawkeye miniseries.


#2. Jaeden Martell

Martell, 13, portrayed Bill Denbrough in the recent film adaptation of Stephen King's book It. Two years later, in the comedy Knives Out, the actor portrayed a brazen adolescent. H

e participated in the miniseries Defending Jacob in 2020.


#3. Alexa PenaVega

In the Spy Kids movie series, the actress is best known for playing Carmen Cortez.

PenaVega still acts primarily in TV Shows but she spends most of her time with her family and children.


#4. Mckenna Grace

Mckenna Grace began acting when she was just six years old. However, the actress gained the majority of her notoriety following the 2017 release of the film Gifted, in which Grace portrayed a young prodigy.

Mckenna portrayed Esther Keyes in The Handmaid's Tale's fourth season in 2021.


#5. Jonathan Lipnicki

Following his appearance in Jerry Maguire, Lipnicki was cast in episodes of the Dawson's Creek television series and the sitcom The Single Guy. In 1999, he went on to star in the well-known film Stuart Little.

Acting, according to Lipnicki, is a never-ending hustle, but he has managed to land parts in independent movies and hopes to break into the mainstream of adult actors.


#6. Jodelle Ferland

At the age of 12, the actress had already appeared in a number of TV shows before starring in Silent Hill.

Since then, Ferland has gained recognition for her work in horror and dark drama films and TV shows, including the Twilight Saga, Case 39 with Renée Zellweger, and The Cabin in the Woods.


#7. Jack Dylan Grazer

After the release of It, in which Grazer portrayed Eddie Kaspbrak, the world learned more about this additional talent.

The actor also starred in the teen drama We Are Who We Are as well as Shazam!, an action superhero film.


#8. Amybeth McNulty

The main character in the Anne With An E series, which was based on the Anne of Green Gables book, was played by the actress, who was 15 years old.

McNulty will make an appearance in the upcoming Stranger Things season in 2022.


#9. Jake Thomas

In the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, the actor is best known for his portrayal of Matt McGuire, the lead character's younger brother.

Since then, Thomas has mostly played supporting roles in different TV series.


#10. Will Poulter

Following his involvement in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Poulter achieved fame.

He also had a significant role in the comedy We're the Millers and co-starred in The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio.


#11. Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch's career took off after she was cast as Luna Lovegood in the renowned Harry Potter movie series. Her outlandish and wacky persona enthralled fans everywhere.

The actress also starred in the film My Name is Emily and made guest appearances in a few TV shows.


#12. Madeline Carroll

The actress portrayed White Queen in Resident Evil: Extinction's third installment in 2007. Carroll was cast in the lead role of the Flipped drama three years later.

She then starred with Jim Carrey in Mr. Popper's Penguins and Gerard Butler in the suspenseful Machine Gun Preacher.


#13. Neel Sethi

The actor portrayed Mowgli in the 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book. Sethi then appeared in The Last O.G., but no other significant roles have been announced since.

Who had the most fantastic transformation? Let us know in the comments below!

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