5 Adult Celebrities That Beat The Child Star Curse

Child stars are often stuck with the stigma that they wouldn’t be able to transition into having a successful career as an adult. Most of them find themselves broke due to excessive spending of the money that made as a child star. Others turn to drugs to cope with the idea that people will still view them as the child they used to be. However, some former child stars were able to beat the child star curse and grew up to have successful careers as an adult. Let’s take a look at some of the former child stars that went on to have a successful career as an adult.

5. Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik got her start as the star of the NBC series, Blossom in the mid 90’s. After the show ended, Bialik attended UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hebrew, and Jewish studies as well as a degree in neuroscience. She went on to earn a doctorate degree in neuroscience and earned her Ph.D. degree in 2007.

Mayim Bialik can currently be seen playing Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler in CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.

4. Anna Chlumsky
Anna Chlumsky is known to most as Vad Sultenfuss from the movie My Girl and its sequel, My Girl 2. Chlumsky decided to leave acting behind at enrolled at the University of Chicago.

She most recently starred in HBO series, Veep where she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Anna Chlumsky has had guest starring roles in Law & Order: SVU, Hannibal and White Collar.

3. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt began her career in the Disney Channel series, Kids Incorporated. She later became a big star in the 90’s after starring in the Fox series, Party of Five and the cult-like movies, I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait.

Hewitt later starred in the CBS series, Ghost Whisperer until its cancellation in 2010 and the Lifetime movie The Client List. Jennifer Love Hewitt is now expecting her second child with her co-star and husband, Brain Hallisay.

2. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore had a breakout role in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She instantly became a child star. After having two stints in rehab due to alcohol and drug abuse in her teens, Drew Barrymore was able to get her life and career back on track.

Barrymore most recently starred in the 2014 film, Blended and is currently filming a new movie, Miss You Already. When she isn’t acting, Barrymore is behind the scenes producing movies.

1. Tia and Tamera Mowry
The Mowry twins, Tia and Tamera starred in their own sitcom Sister Sister at the age of 16. After the series ended in 1999 both sisters decided to take a break from acting and went to college to pursue their degrees. The Mowry twins kept themselves busy by producing their own movies with their production companies such as Seventeen Again, Twitches, Twitches Too and Double Wedding. They also had their own reality series, Tia and Tamera from 2011-2013.

Tia Mowry starred in the CW/BET series, The Game as Melanie Barnett. She left the show in 2012 and is now starring in Nickelodeon’s Instant Mom. Tia is married to actor Cory Hardrict and is the mother of a three-year-old son, Cree.

Tamera Mowry starred in the now cancelled ABC Family series, Roommates and had a role on the 2000 Lifetime series Strong Medicine as Dr. Kayla Thornton. Tamera is currently one of five hosts of the daytime talk show The Real. She is married to Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley and have a two-year-old son, Aden. The Housleys are expecting the birth of their daughter later this year.


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