We’ve all had those moments when you recognized an actor but you couldn’t quite remember from where. Many former child stars are making a comeback and returning to their roots in Hollywood. Here’s who grew up on screen and are still making a living acting to this very day:
To start, Ashley Johnson played Chrissy Seaver in Growing Pains during the early ’90s.
Thora Birch played Dani in 1993’s Halloween classic Hocus Pocus.
She recently appeared as Nichole Schmidt in The Gabby Petito Story.
Danica McKellar played Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
She recently appeared as Sadie Walker in Christmas at the Drive-In.
Tatyana Ali played Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air during the early ’90s.
She recently played Mrs. Hughes in three episodes of Bel-Air.
Joseph Mazzello played Tim in 1993’s Jurassic Park.
He was recently seen as Paul Begala in American Crime Story.
Amber Tamblyn played Emily in General Hospital from 1995 to 2000.
She was recently seen as Carolyn in You Hurt My Feelings.
Lacey Chabert played Claudia Salinger in Party of Five for over 140 episodes between 1994 and 2000.
She was recently seen as Tess Harper in The Crossword Mysteries.
Christina Ricci played Wednesday in the ’90s Addams Family movies.
She was recently seen as Ms. Thornhill in the Netflix series Wednesday and stars in Yellowjackets.
Haley Joel Osment played Cole Sear in 1999’s The Sixth Sense.
He was recently seen as Jeremy in Somebody I Used to Know.
Kyle Massey played the lead character in Cory in the House, a spinoff of That’s So Raven, from 2007 to 2008.
He was recently seen as Omar Benson in the TV series Millennials.
Daryl Sabara played Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids franchise during the early ’00s.
He was recently seen in Meghan Trainor’s music video for “Made You Look.”
AnnaSophia Robb played Leslie Burke in 2007’s Bridge to Terabithia.
She was recently seen as Michelle Shughart in Dr. Death.
Sara Paxton played Staci in 2004’s Sleepover.
She was recently seen as Miss Flynn in the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde.
Alyson Stoner played Sarah Baker in the Cheaper by the Dozen films that were popular in the ’00s.
She was recently featured as a voice actor in the animated series Hamster & Gretel.
Fred Savage played Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years from 1988 to 1993, starring in over 110 episodes.
He was recently seen as Vaughn in The Afterparty.
Jaleel White played Steve Urkel in over 200 episodes of Family Matters between 1989 and 1998.
He was recently seen as Max Jefferson in The Ms. Pat Show.
Jonathan Lipnicki played George Little in the Stuart Little movies in 1999 and 2002.
He was recently seen as Sean in Pooling to Paradise.
Keshia Knight Pulliam played Rudy Huxtable in The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992.
She was recently seen as Bethany in The Hillsdale Adoption Scam.
Madeline Zima played Grace Sheffield in The Nanny from 1993 to 1999.
She was recently seen as Space Case in Doom Patrol.
Finally, Anna Chlumsky played Vada Sultenfuss in the ’90s My Girl movies.
She was recently seen as Molly in They/Them and starred in Netflix’s Inventing Anna.
Who’s your favorite from this list? Share their name in the comments!