12 actors who started their careers as children (13 photos)

11 April 2024

Let's compare what some actors look like in their earliest roles and today, surprised by their real age.

Keira Knightley

Age: 39 years old

The actress first starred in the film “Innocent Lies” at the age of 10.

Dakota Fanning

Age: 30 years

Dakota can truly be called a child of Hollywood: at the age of 7 she starred in three films at once, the most famous of which is “I Am Sam” (2001).

Scarlett Johansson

Age: 39 years old

At the age of 10, the actress starred in the children's comedy North (1994) with Bruce Willis.

Elijah Wood

Age: 43 years

When the actor was 8 years old, he played a small role in the film Back to the Future 2 (1989). By the way, he and Scarlett Johansson played together in the comedy North.

Emmy Rossum

Age: 37 years old

Already at the age of 14, the young actress starred in the musical “Songcatcher” (2000). She was 25 years old when she started filming Shameless. And it is with this age that viewers still associate her.

Kirsten Dunst

Age: 41 years

For the first time, the actress starred in a very small role in the film “New York Stories” (1989), and a year later, at the age of 8, she already played in the comedy thriller “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (1990) along with first-class Hollywood actors.

Saoirse Ronan

Age: 29 years old

The actress first played the role at the age of 13 in the romantic comedy I'll Never Be Yours (2007). But she is associated with the heroine of the thriller “The Lovely Bones” (2009), who in the story was only 14 years old.

Natalie Portman

Age: 42 years

The first film with Natalie became a breakthrough for her career: she starred in the crime drama “Leon” (1994) at the age of 13.

Macaulay Culkin

Age: 43 years

The actor first appeared on screen at the age of five, and he received a serious role two years later - “Rocket to Gibraltar” (1988).

Elle Fanning

Age: 26 years old

The younger sister of Dakota Fanning first starred at the age of 4 in a cameo role in the TV series “Abduction” (2002), and a year later she already played a full-fledged role in the comedy “Dad on Duty” (2003).

Reese Witherspoon

Age: 48 years old

We are all accustomed to her as “Legally Blonde,” but the actress began at the age of 15 with a serious role in the drama “Man on the Moon” (1991).

Lindsey Lohan

Age: 37 years old

At the age of 12, the actress became instantly famous after playing two roles in the comedy The Parent Trap (1998).

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