To some of us the 90s seem like a long time ago, while others may feel like they just happened yesterday. During the 1990s many of us grew up alongside some of our favorite actors on television. The 90s saw many sitcoms and teenage dramas come to life and of course those shows needed real kids and teenagers to star in them.
The 90s treated us to TGIF and produced some pretty big stars back in the day. Those stars all had choices to make after their original 15 minutes of fame ended, and some of them were able to parlay that success into more. Others were not so fortunate and let fame and fortune get to them.
Whether you made appointment viewing with your TV set every week, or begged your parents for money to go to the movies to see your favorite stars of the 90s, you will certainly feel a bit nostalgic about some of the stars on this list of 90s Child Stars: Where Are They Now?
10 Jonathan Taylor Thomas
9 Tia and Tamera Mowry
Identical twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry became famous for their starring roles in the television series Sister, Sister from 1994 to 1999. The pair of sisters went on to star in their own reality series called Tia & Tamera from 2011 to 2013. Tia went on to star as Stephanie Phillips in the TV series Instant Mom and as Melanie Barnett in the series The Game. Tamera starred as Dr. Kayla Thorton in the series Strong Medicine and as Hope Daniels in the series Roommates. Since 2013 Tamera Mowry has also co-hosted the talk show The Real.
8 Kenan Thompson
7 Keshia Knight Pulliam
6 Jonathan Lipnicki
5 Lark Voorhies
4 Haley Joel Osment
3 Macaulay Culkin
2 Christina Ricci
A young Christina Ricci made her acting debut in the movie Mermaids in 1990 when she was just a kid. As a young teenager she starred as Wednesday Addams in the movies The Addams Family and Addams Family Values. Ricci also starred as “Kat” in the film Casper in 1995. As she grew up she starred in independent films such as Buffalo ’66, The Opposite of Sex, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 200 Cigarettes, Prozac Nation, Pumpkin, and more. Ricci had a recurring role in the series Ally McBeal and starred in the TV series Pan Am and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.
1 Michael Fishman
You might not recognize the name Michael Fishman, but you will remember him for starring as D.J. Conner on the television series Roseanne from 1988 to 1997. Fishman was quoted as saying that “the end of the show was one of the hardest times of my life.” He reunited with Roseanne for The Roseanne Show from 1998 to 2000, and also served as a producer for the program. Fishman continues to act and write and now has two children. He won awards for serving as an associate producer on the 2013 film Available and had a role in the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence in 2001.