In the 1990s, there was a real boom in the film industry, when many cult films appeared on the screens, which made child actors stars
Nowadays, it is difficult to imagine New Year’s holidays without the comedy “Home Alone” or “Curly Sue”. The films made child actors insanely popular, and the audience forever remembered them at a young age. However, they have changed a lot over the years. Many artists stopped their acting career or almost lost it.
The editors of the TSN.ua website have compiled a selection of famous child actors. We offer a look at how Kevin McCallister, “Curly Sue”, Wednesday and others have changed over the years.
Macaulay Culkin (“Home Alone”)
The famous actor Macaulay Culkin became famous at a very young age. When Culkin was 10 years old, the film “Home Alone” was released, which made him wildly popular.
However, after the release of this picture, Macaulay’s career went into decline. And the fault of that was his father, who was interested in the money earned by his son. In particular, he did not go through the pictures, so the small actor often played in failed films, demanded high fees and set conditions for the directors. In the end, Macaulay left the cinema at the age of 13. The actor’s mother divorced his father, and he, having taken all the money, left them.
Culkin put his career on hold for a while, but gradually returned to the movies. However, the paintings were not wildly successful. Meanwhile, the moral condition of the actor worsened, he started using drugs and was even arrested for it.
In the end, Macaulay tied with bad habits. The actor got a role in the series “American Horror Story”, which became his kind of rehabilitation in cinema. Currently, the artist continues to act actively.
The 42-year-old actor is in a relationship with actress Brenda Song. Together they raise a son and a daughter.
Daryl Sabara (“Spy Kids”)
The American actor became insanely popular at the age of nine, when the movie “Spy Kids” was released.
In the end, it was this work that became the most successful in his acting career. Daryl had many roles in famous series and films, but all of them were episodic. Currently, the actor hardly appears in films, only occasionally appears on television.
Daryl is doing well in his personal life. Since 2018, he has been married to singer Meghan Trainor, during which time the couple had two children. Now the actor is 30 years old.
Alison Porter (“Curly Sue”)
The American actress became famous at the age of 10, when the film “Curly Sue” was released.
The film made young Alison insanely popular. Meanwhile, for the girl herself, this was almost the last film role. She ended her acting career and became a singer. However, this occupation also did not bring her crazy popularity, except that she became the winner of the American show “The Voice”. Alison had problems with drug and alcohol abuse.
Alison is now 41 years old. This year, she married the dancer Justin, with whom she gave birth to a daughter. Porter also raises two children from a previous marriage with a fruit merchant.
Christina Ricci (“The Addams Family”)
The American actress became wildly popular at the age of 11 thanks to the film “The Addams Family”, where she perfectly played the role of gloomy Wednesday.
After the release of the tape on the screens, Christina began to actively develop an acting career. She had many successful roles in such films as “Casper”, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, “Sleepy Hollow”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Wednesday” and many others.
The actress is now 43 years old. She is married to hairdresser Mark Hampton. The couple is raising a daughter together. The actress has a son from a previous marriage.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (“Two: Me and My Shadow”)
American twin actresses became insanely popular at the age of nine, when the movie “Two: Me and My Shadow” was released.
After the tape, their career went up. Actresses starred in many films and even founded their own company, becoming the youngest producers in Hollywood. The last time the twins starred together was in the movie “New York Moments”, but it was a failure. Then they appeared on TV screens only separately.
Now the sisters are 37 years old. Little is known about their personal life, because the twins keep it a secret, so it is surrounded by rumors.
Natalie Portman (“Leon”)
The Hollywood actress became wildly popular at the age of 13, when Luc Besson’s cult film “Leon” was released.
After that, the career of the young actress went up sharply. The celebrity starred in such famous films as “The Confrontation”, “Star Wars”, “Thor” and many others. For her role in the film “Black Swan” Natalie received an Oscar.
Now the actress is 42 years old. She is married to dancer Benjamin Millepied. The couple has two children together, a daughter and a son. However, this year it became known that the man was cheating on Portman. The couple is currently trying to save their marriage.
Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”)
The British actor became wildly popular at the age of 12, when the film “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released, where he played the main role. In the end, the last part of the film about the boy wizard was released in 2011. So Radcliffe grew up on the TV screen.
After the filming of the film saga, the actor actively developed his career. He starred in such films as “Illusion of Deception: The Second Act”, “Absolute Power”, “Jungle” and others. The actor had problems with alcohol after the success of the film about Harry Potter. However, he stopped drinking.
Daniel is currently 33 years old. He does not act in movies, because he has put his career on hold until 2024. The reason for this was that the actor devoted himself to parenthood. Yes, this year he became a father for the first time.
Michael Oliver (“Difficult Child”)
The American actor became famous at the age of eight, when the film “Difficult Child” was released.
However, the role in the film was his last successful work in the acting career. Since 1995, he no longer appears in films. In general, the role in the second part of “Difficult Child” completely ruined Michael’s family, because the mother sued the Universal studio and lost the case.
Now the actor is 41 years old. He is married to his old friend Magnolia.