Being a child actor isn’t easy. It’s a life where the struggles of puberty are only matched by the pressures of the entertainment industry. While some child actors continue their careers well into adulthood, others find themselves on a different path. Sometimes, it’s a desire to continue their education or pursue a new calling in life. Other times, it’s simply a decision to leave Hollywood behind.

Here are 10 beloved child actors from movies and television who lead very different lives today.

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