Celebrities You Forgot Were Child Stars

Lots of actors start their careers early in life, but their first roles aren’t always very memorable. For many, it isn’t until they reach adulthood that they really make their mark in show business.

The following celebs are well known for their successful films, televisions series, and even musical prowess — but you may have forgotten that they got their start at a very young age (a few of them were still in diapers!).

A certain Deadpool star started his career in a Canadian teen soap opera when he was just 15.

Scarlett Johansson Started Acting at Age 8


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Scarlett Johansson grew up in New York City and started acting as a young girl. The future star made her acting debut in the off-Broadway show Sophistry alongside Ethan Hawke. She was just eight years old. Johansson then appeared in several films, including North, Just Cause, If Lucy Fell,and Manny & Lo. She also starred in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer.

2003 was a big year for Johansson. She received two Golden Globe Award nominations for The Girl With A Pearl Earring and Lost In Translation, which is considered her breakthrough role. She’s since appeared in The Avengers, Ghost In The Shell, and Rough Night.