Growing Up Celebrity: Where Do Child Actors Go?


Child actors are hailed in high esteem because of their exceptional talent, however growing up celebrity is never easy especially for child actors emerging into adult roles. Selena Gomez and Jessica Biel are prime examples of growing in their artistry with grace while also breaking the mold of the characters they became famous for.

Disney is known to produce some of the most successful talents in the business, Selena Gomez being one. While she’s not on current Disney shows, Selena got her start on the popular children’s show, “Barney and Friends” but became famous for playing the young witch Alex on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”. Selena has long since shed her Disney image, making her mark in the music world with hits like “Hands to Myself” and “The Heart Wants What it Wants.” She still makes movies from time to time but it’s clear she’s found her rhythm in the music world.

Jessica Biel made her mark in Hollywood as the troubled Mary Camden on the hit show “7th Heaven”. She quickly left her good girl image behind and went on to star in the films like “The Illusionist” opposite Ed Norton, “Blade Trinity” with Wesley Snipes and Ryan Reynolds, and “Valentine’s Day” which featured an all star cast. Her latest film “Book of Love” has been released on DVD on January 13th. She is also happily married to pop sensation Justin Timberlake and a proud mother to their son, Silas.

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