17 Former Child Stars Who Went On To Very ~Adult~ Roles

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Child actors face an uphill battle when it comes to their careers. Getting famous as a kid means that, for many fans, you will always be a kid. It’s not easy to progress from sweet, innocent, family-friendly roles to more serious ones, ones that will win you Oscars and Emmys. Usually, it takes a very specific role, or a very extreme one, to get over the jump from kiddie star to serious actor. Some child actors are able to make it and have long, prosperous careers — and others aren’t. Here are 17 former child stars who broke away from their “good kid” image to star in some super ~adult~ roles including nudity, violence, or usually — all of the above.