D'awwwwwww you can't look at that picture and not be in a better mood. So cute. Michelle and Teddy were just two of the adorable kid stars on TV while I was growing up.
Being a child star can be tough (we've all seen what happened to Lindsey Lohan, Amanda Bynes, etc.). It's a lot of pressure to grow up in the spotlight, and if all that money and fame goes to your head, well, it can make for some difficult adult years. Most of the child stars here turned out okay, making my preteen heart soooooo proud.
The lesser known Mowry sibling (shout out to Tia and Tamera) is the epitome of that child star that everyone forgot about but is SUPER HOT now. Excuse me while I add like ten pics of him for everyone to enjoy. This child star who you might know as Michelle's best friend on Full House or the adorable know-it-all on Smart Guy is still acting! He's in ABC Family's newest dramedy, Baby Daddy.
I know he's best known for Malcolm in the Middle, but to me, Frankie Muniz's best work will always be Big Fat Liar. Seriously, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti, Donald Faison, what an all-star cast. Since then he's been up to a lot of things. Remember his weird and brief stint as a race car driver?!? Also he was in Sharknado 3, so who really knows what he's doing with his life..
After I saw Uptown Girls I totally wanted to be Dakota Fanning. She was sassy and strong, and she gave Brittany Murphy the middle finger which was totally taboo for kids my age so I thought she was such a badass. She has sort of fallen out of the spotlight recently. She's done a couple smaller films, but is mostly focusing on school. She currently attends NYU.
Haley Joel Osment
Wonder if he still sees dead people? He's one of several child stars who ran into a bit of trouble later in life. Osment went to rehab back in 2006, but has since turned his life around, graduating from NYU and taking on a couple comedy roles. If you're one of the very few people who saw the Entourage movie, you may remember seeing him. He's also done some work with IFC, a network that does a lot with comedy greats like Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
If you're a twenty-something girl you totally grew up knowing whether you were a Mary Kate or an Ashley. I was totally a Mary Kate. These ladies peaked at a young age starring in some movies that were hugely (and embarrassingly) influential for me. Holiday in the Sun, Passport to Paris, Billboard Dad...SO GREAT. They have since quit acting (breaking my preteen heart) and focused on fashion, launching a couple of their own fashion lines.