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Famous Kids: 6 Most Famous Child Actors of All Time

Acting is an art that is incredibly hard to master, yet requires the actor or actress to do it so flawlessly that you forget they’re actively playing a role. As such, a true talent is highly appreciated in the acting world. While there are many famous old people who gained recognition over time, fame is also achieveable for a young person who can really shine in their roles.

Some parents are fortunate enough to raise their young children to become famous in the celebrity world. However, being a famous child actor takes lots of hard work. The time, dedication, and intelligence that a child actor must maintain in order to understand the finer points of acting deserve plenty of praise and celebration.

We should celebrate some of these incredibly talented child actors and what they have achieved so far. Here are six most famous child actors and their achievements:

1. Iain Armitage (Born in 2008)

In the years following the 2007 premiere of The Big Bang Theory, the character of Sheldon Cooper has left a mark on the world of television alongside other iconic characters. Whether you love him or loathe him, chances are that you know the famous character.

As you can imagine, that would be a big pair of shoes for such a young man to fill. However, Iain Armitage did just that when he took up the role of a miniature Sheldon on the sitcom Young Sheldon. While the role must have been daunting, the young actor has certainly knocked the opportunity out of the park, despite his young age. Many critics have praised him as one of the most talented famous child actors working today.

 

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2. McKenna Grace (Born in 2006)

While some famous child actors are known for one golden performance, there are those who turn in multiple great roles in a short amount of time. McKenna Grace is a 12-year-old actress who can be found in many different roles, spanning a wide array of genres and challenges, as well.

From television shows such as Fuller House, and Once Upon a Time, to big films like Ready Player One and I, Tonya, Grace’s performances can be seen in a variety of places.

 

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3. Millie Bobby Brown (Born in 2004)

Millie Bobby Brown is most definitely one of the famous child actors whose success should be watched closely. First known for her leading role on the television show Intruders, she is most well known for playing the character of Eleven on the Netflix hit show Stranger Things.

While Stranger Things is still going pretty strong, Bobby Brown is finding plenty of success in other roles, as well as off-screen. In fact, the young actress can be seen in the upcoming blockbuster film Godzilla: King of Monsters.

 

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4. Julian Dennison (Born in 2002)

At the age of 15, Julian Dennison has already made an impressive name and resume for himself. The young New Zealander first got his break when he starred in a 2013 PSA directed by none other than the now popular Taika Waititi.

Dennsion did so well on the PSA that Waititi went on to cast him opposite Sam Neill in the unique dramedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. This was the role that earned him a bit of international acclaim, resulting in his casting in the raunchy superhero hit Deadpool 2.

Deadpool 2 did quite well and was considered a great success, and it gave Dennison a good chance to show his acting abilities in the arenas of comedy and action. His success continues to grow as he is now slated to co-star in the anticipated monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong.

 

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5. Finn Wolfhard (Born in 2002)

Stranger Things seems to be a goldmine for famous child actors. Since the Canadian born actor bagged his breakout role on the Netflix original, he has been on an upward swing ever since. From the terrifying horror film It, to doing voice work for the upcoming animated remake of The Addams Family, Wolfhard has been hard at work at most times, and has a long list of roles in the pipeline.

However, the young actor has also seen quite a bit of success on the internet while visiting several smaller YouTube channels. Either way, Finn Wolfhard is incredibly talented and has many options open to him for the future.

 

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6. Jaeden Lieberher (Born in 2003)

Following a prestigious first gig in a Hot Wheels ad, Lieberher began picking up roles in some really opportunistic indie films. These great roles led this famous child actor straight to the cast of It, alongside Finn Wolfhard.

This has also landed him a role in the upcoming sequel, It: Chapter Two, and is also slated for the films The Lodge and The True Adventures of Wolfboy.

 

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