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Former Child Stars You’d Never Ever Recognize On The Street –

We Reveal Who Made It Through Childhood Successfully

7 We have been following these child stars ever since they had braces and were anxious to see who survives the stress in living a Hollywood life and not fall into a downward spiral of drug abuse and Major Depressive Disorders. Some have had success (for as much as we know) while some have suffered from various mental disorders such as Social Anxiety Disorder, eating disorders, alcoholism or substance abuse – leading them to spend all of their well-earned money on rehab treatments, psychotherapists or mental institutions. Many of them are popping pills like Xanax, Prozac or Lexapro, so that they are able to make it through the day without any panic attacks. Keep on reading – we reveal what your favorite child stars are up to today!

See What Your Favorite Child Stars Look Like Now!

Haley Joel Osment – Drug Addiction Ruined His Career

“I see dead people…” no, that is not a piece about schizophrenia or severe anxiety disorders. The child actor made his first appearance in the movie Forrest Gump! After his huge success along Tom Hanks he appeared throughout television and film for the next years. But it wasn’t until 1999 when Osment became really famous after starring next to Bruce Willis in the movie The Sixth Sense. Afterwards, he kept himself busy with leading roles in movies like Secondhand Lions, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Pay It Forward. As he grew older the offers slowed down a bit.
Once he wasn’t the little adorable child star anymore and struggled finding acting job he focused on his personal interests and talents. He enrolled in at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 2011. To finance his studies he worked as an actor and voice actor.

His success continued until 2006 when he got into a car accident. His blood alcohol level was very high and he was in the possession of weed. He attended mandatory Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and entered an alcohol-rehabilitation program. So far so good as the actor has enjoyed a steady career ever since.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Left Acting To Complete Education

Every teenage girl we know was desperately in love with Jonathan Taylor Thomas (short JTT) throughout the 1990s. He was famous for his roles as the mischievous child on The Brady’s and In Living Color. As Randy Taylor on the long-running hit series Home Improvement he started to break the hearts of thousands of teenage girls. He spent more than 7 years on the sow and enjoyed incredible success.  Spending seven years on the series and enjoying incredible success. As the voice of Simba on The Lion King Thomas made his first film debut before appearing on the screen for movies like Man of the House and Tom and Huck.

Despite his huge success as child star Thomas decided to take a break from Hollywood altogether in 1998 to study art and history at Harvard and Columbia University. From the latter he graduated with a Bachelors degree. Over the years he appeared sporadically on major TV shows like 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter and Last Man Standing. With a net worth of $15 million Thomas isn’t in rush for landing his next role in Hollywood.

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