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15 Resilient Child Stars Who Made A Comeback

Trying to predict what child stars are gong to last in show business might be one of the most difficult bets to make and succeed with. There are so many factors that come into play, from the drive and

Trying to predict what child stars are gong to last in show business might be one of the most difficult bets to make and succeed with. There are so many factors that come into play, from the drive and persistence of the actor, how they change over time, both in looks and acting ability, and how the fans react to them and this change. Most child stars, no matter how famous they were as children, fade away over time. We've talked about this before, but transitioning from a child star to an adult star is probably the most difficult transition in the industry. For that reason, it's quite an amazing feat when someone goes the distance.

We like to celebrate actors who have remained famous throughout, the Leonardo DiCaprios, Jake Gyllenhaals and Natalie Portmans. We are protective of these stars because we've watched them grow up in front of us. They're like family. But there is another group that we don't often mention. They might even be a more impressive group. This is the group of former child stars who disappeared from the spotlight and came back, the actors whose stars fizzled and faded away only to reignite again as adults. The best part about the members on this list is that they are currently in the middle of their comeback. They went away for a while but they've now returned, the prodigal sons and daughters of show business reaping the rewards of nostalgic audiences. Here are 15 former child actors who are making a comeback.

15 Jussie Smollet

via Nerdlings Tale.com

14 Taylor Lautner

via Blog-a-bing.com

13 Raven-Symoné

via Shminhe.com

12 Alisan Porter

via Today.com

11 Anna Chlumsky

via TheDailyBeast.com

10 Vanessa Hudgens

via SpillingTheBeans.com

9 Corey Feldman

via Quotesgram.com

8 Hilary Duff

via In Touch Weekly.com

7 Tahj Mowry

via FullHouseThenAndNow.com

6 Ben Savage

via Elle.com

5 Emily Osment

via TV Guide.com

4 Thomas Brodie-Sangster

via New York Daily News.com

3 Mayim Bialik

via New York Daily News.com

2 Cole Sprouse

via Teen Vogue.com

1 Johnny Galecki

via Egokick.com.com

When it comes to Johnny Galecki, maybe "making" isn’t quite the right word; "made" would be more appropriate. We can pretend that Galecki was an important actor throughout his entire career because he found steady work, but he was invisible, reduced to bit parts in big movies or big parts in insignificant movies. That all changed in 2007 for the guy who became a star in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and the TV series Roseanne. It was in 2007 that Galecki landed a role as Leonard in The Big Bang Theory. While the first few years of the show's run had its ups and downs, the last five seasons have seen the show become one of the most popular on television. Galecki now earns $1 million per episode and is better known for his current work than what he once was, a positive sign for any former child star.

Sources: Wikipedia; IMDB; MTV

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