10 Child Stars Who Grew Up and Stopped Acting

Jenette McCurdy

If you tuned into the new iCarly reboot and were confused at the lack of Sam Puckett, its because McCurdy, who played the goofy Sam has quit the acting scene.

Amanda Bynes

Technically, Bynes is on an indefinite hiatus, that she’s been on since 2010, when she took a step back from the spotlight to deal with substance abuse and legal issues.

Peter Ostrum

If you watched Charlie Bucket stare in awe at Oompa Loompa’s in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, you’ve probably wondered where he disappeared to.

Mara Wilson

She charmed audiences with her sweet performances in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

The Home Improvement star was quite the teen heartthrob in the 90s, and while he’s made a handful of guest appearances,

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Sister Elizabeth may be starring in some big Marvel blockbusters, but after rising to fame as infants sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House, the twin sisters have retired from acting.

Jake Lloyd

It can’t have been easy skyrocketing to fame in one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. As the adorable young Anakin Skywalker, he was one of the highlights of the Star Wars: Episode I

Omri Katz

If you are a fan of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, you’ll remember Katz as Max, the the teen who saves the town of Salem from the Sanderson sisters.

Angus T. Jones

The Two and a Half Men star was the highest paid child star in TV in 2010 or his role as Jake Harper on the popular CBS series.

Shirley Temple

Despite being one of the most popular child stars of all time, Temple quit acting in 1950 at age 22 after a series of subpar film roles.