If there’s one thing we know about child actors it’s that most of the time they suck. There are, however, instances when those kids actually know what they’re doing and can act accordingly, without looking like dead tree stumps. And so these lucky and/or talented few will most likely have a bright future and amazing careers. But sometimes we forget that the all-grown-up actors we know and love today also started out small, and usually as child actors. Granted, you’ve heard about big names like Leo DiCaprio, and the Olsen twins starting off as rug rats, but the following 10 celebs will surely surprise you!



1. Alyson Hannigan, “My Stepmother Is an Alien” (1988)
Remember that redheaded witch Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Yup, that’s her! But she started out in “My Stepmother Is an Alien” in 1988.



2. Fergie, “Kids Incorporated” (1983-1990)
Yes, that’s the same Fergie from the Black-Eyed Peas, and, believe it or not, she was a child actress in early 80’s, in a small US kids show, that involved teens and rock music.

3. Jake Gyllenhaal, “City Slickers” (1991)
I’ve never seen or even heard of “City Slickers”, but that’s where Gyllenhaal’s career had started. Did you know he was in it?



4. Christian Bale, “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna” (1986)
The Dark Knight himself starred in a low-budget TV-movie in 1986 “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna”. At least his talent didn’t go unnoticed!

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