10 Child TV Stars From the '90s: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Laura Anastasia | Jul 25, 2015 TV
10 Child TV Stars From the '90s: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

OK, admit it. You would have given your right arm to be besties with Angela Chase on My So-Called Life and you secretly rooted for clean-cut Mary Camden from 7th Heaven to break the rules. There's no shame in that -- female child stars on '90s TV ruled. 

 

They grew up right alongside us and tackled tough issues, such as addiction, that were still considered edgy for primetime. Their characters may be delegated to syndication, but that doesn't mean you have to say good-bye to your former TV BFFs. Get ready to reconnect.

 

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  • Jessica Biel: Then

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    Biel won the role of Mary Camden on 7th Heaven at 14, but the character's squeaky clean image didn't fit her offscreen antics. The actress rebelled on set by cutting and bleaching her hair. Her role was reduced to occasional appearances after a risque photo shoot for Gear magazine at 17. 

  • Jessica Biel: Now

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    Biel is married to Justin Timberlake and recently gave birth to their first child, a son named Silas. The actress's big-screen hits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Cellular. Her latest film, The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, is due out in 2016.

  • Raven-Symone: Then

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    Four-year-old Raven-Symone charmed us as Olivia on The Cosby Show for three seasons. She went on to star in Hanging With Mr. Cooper and That's So Raven

  • Raven-Symone: Now

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    The actress stirs up controversy as a co-host on The View, sharing her polarizing opinions on everything from Michele Obama to being labeled African American. 

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  • Claire Danes: Then

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    Drama ruled when Danes played Angela Chase on My So-Called Life. The teen actress nailed the part so well she won her first Golden Globe in 1995. 

  • Claire Danes: Now

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    Danes once again rules the small screen with her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning role as Carrie Mathison on Showtime's Homeland. The actress is married to actor Hugh Dancy, and the two have a son named Cyrus. 

  • Sara Gilbert: Then

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    Gilbert tried out for The Facts of Life before scoring her role as surly daughter Darlene Conner on the hit show Roseanne at age 13. 

  • Sara Gilbert: Now

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    Gilbert graduated from Yale in 1997 and has starred on hit shows including The Big Bang Theory and ER. Most recently, she co-hosted The View.

  • Candace Cameron Bure: Then

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    Actor Kirk Cameron's on-screen little sis started in showbiz at age 5. Cameron Bure nabbed the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House five years later.

  • Candace Cameron Bure: Now

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    Cameron Bure tangoed her way back into the spotlight in 2014 on Dancing With The Stars. Now she's reprising her Full House role in the new show Fuller House, debuting in 2016. 

  • Danica McKellar: Then

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    McKellar started playing Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years at 12 years old. She had her first kiss, with costar Kevin Arnold, in the show's pilot.

  • Danica McKellar: Now

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    McKellar graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in math in 1998 and proved a new math theorem. The brainy beauty recently starred in A Perfect Wedding on the Hallmark Channel. 

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt: Then

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    Hewitt honed her talents on Kids Incorporated before shooting to fame in 1995 as Sarah Reeves on Party of Five

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt: Now

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    The TV titan has starred in several popular shows including Ghost Whisperer, The Client List, Hot in Cleveland, and Criminal Minds.

  • Tatyana Ali: Then

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    Ali buddied up with Will Smith at age 11 to play his cousin Ashley Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  • Tatyana Ali: Now

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    The actor and singer starred in her own series, Love That Girl! from 2010 to 2014 and is currently filming several movies.

  • Tia & Tamera Mowry: Then

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    Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housely cemented their small-screen star status with Sister, Sister. They played twins separated at birth and reunited as teens.

  • Tia & Tamera Mowry: Now

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    The dynamic duo continue to act and have played up their real-life roles as wives and mothers with reality shows Tia Mowry at Home and The Real.

  • Kellie Martin: Then

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    Martin won over audiences at 14 in Life Goes On as Becca Thatcher, whose brother, Corky, had Down syndrome. 

  • Kellie Martin: Now

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    Martin graduated from Yale in 2001, starred in a long list of TV movies, and has acted on hit shows including ER and Army Wives.  

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