Mara Wilson and Other Former Child Stars Who Disappeared from the Spotlight

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Who remembers the cute little girl who starred in films such as "Miracle On 34th Street," "Matilda," and many more great movies? That little girl was Mara Wilson, and recently, she has spoken out about why she quit acting. Wilson said that she viewed movie making as a fun hobby that she grew out of. Seems reasonable enough! Mara now works as a playwright, so although she is still in the business, she is unlikely to be seen in front of the camera any time soon. Here is a look at other super famous child stars who stepped out of the spotlight after huge success.

Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky played the comical hypochondriac that was Vada Sultenfuss in "My Girl." Starring alongside Macaulay Culkin, she became a famous name at just 11 years old. Chlumsky is now 31, and is just about to get her acting career up and running again! She is set to star in a new HBO comedy called, "Veep," which is based on a British sitcom. Hopefully, Chlumsky still has that amazing knack for humor she had in her early days so she can wow audiences once again!

Jonathan Lipnicki

There was barely a person in the world who'd never heard of Jonathan Lipnicki in the 90s, after he played the son of Renee Zellweger in "Jerry Maguire." Lipnicki also starred in "Stuart Little," and had a recurring role in teen show, "Dawson's Creek." Although he didn't completely disappear from the acting world, he didn't have the same meteoric rise to fame as child stars like Natalie Portman and Anna Paquin. That's why we were a little surprised to see him all grown-up and looking like this!

Alisan Porter

If you never saw the movie "Curly Sue," you may not recognize this name. Many years ago, Porter played Jim Belushi's daughter, Sue, in a fabulous feel-good movie about a homeless man trying to bring up his daughter on the streets. The adorable Alisan was a fantastic actress, but after the movie's success, she disappeared for a long time. She swapped the screen for the stage, but earlier this year, the 31-year-old made it back into the news when she revealed she had got married and is expecting her first child!

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