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All grown up: Child star transformations

Updated 4:15 PM ET, Mon August 8, 2016
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Rapper and actor Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, has announced his retirement from rap at the ripe old age of 29. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Teen idols Lil' Bow Wow and Aaron Carter posed after the 2000 Billboard Music Awards Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Danny Pintauro, 39, starred in the 1980s sitcom "Who's the Boss?" Last year he married Wil Tabares, and recently he revealed that he has been HIV-positive since 2003. Jimi Celeste/Sipa USA/McMullan/Sipa USA
Pintauro played Angela Bower's son, Jonathan, in "Who's the Boss?" Angela Bower was played by Judith Light. ABC Photo Archives/Disney ABC Television Group/ABC via Getty Images
Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 34 on Tuesday, September 8, and fans are wishing they could see him more. He pops up occasionally, like on "Home Improvement" co-star Tim Allen's ABC series "Last Man Standing," which feels like deja vu all over again. Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images
Thomas (at right with Zachery Ty Bryan, left, and Taran Noah Smith) first snagged hearts as one of the sons on Allen's hit '90s show. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images
The late Steve Irwin's daughter, Bindi Irwin, has grown up to be quite the conservationist, just like her dad. She's also become a bit of a celeb like her father and was recently recruited for season 21 of "Dancing With the Stars." SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin with daughter Bindi in 2006 at Uluru, Australia. Australia Zoo/Getty Images
Matthew Lewis, who starred as the shy and unassuming Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" movies, has grown into a strapping young man. He buffed up for roles as a soldier in "Bluestone 42" and an athlete in "Me Before You." Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
Lewis sported a slightly different look as Neville in the "Harry Potter" films. MURRAY CLOSE/WARNER BROS.
Along with her "Harry Potter" co-star Lewis, Emma Watson's proving that she's not little Hermione anymore. The actress played a thief in 2013's "The Bling Ring" and an ax-carrying marauder in "This Is the End." TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A young Watson as frizzy-haired Hermione in "Harry Potter." PETER MOUNTAIN/WARNER BROS.
Daniel Radcliffe's development has been watched by millions as he came of age in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise, which launched when he was 12. By 2007, Radcliffe was ready to show how grown-up he'd become, starring in "Equus" -- a stage production that required some nudity. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
As a child, Radcliffe may have become the world's favorite wizard as "Harry Potter." Warner Bros.
Jaden Smith has grown up since his breakout role with his dad, Will, in "The Pursuit of Happyness." Although he once again starred with his father in 2013's "After Earth," Jaden isn't a kid anymore. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Smith was a baby-faced child star in 2006's "The Pursuit of Happyness." Zade Rosenthal/Columbia Pictures
Jayden's sister, Willow, has followed her big brother into show business. In 2011, she had a hit single with "Whip My Hair." Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
Smith appeared with her dad in the 2007 film "I Am Legend." Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.
Fans were excited to see a grown-up Haley Joel Osment in the "Entourage" movie in 2015. Claudette Barius/Warner Bros.
Osment first found fame as as the child star of 1999's "The Sixth Sense." Buena Vista Pictures
Tyler Posey appeared on Fox's Teen Choice Awards in August 2014 in Los Angeles with Jennifer Lopez. It was a throwback to years earlier when ... Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Posey co-starred with Lopez in "Maid in Manhattan" in 2002. Columbia Pictures
Keke Palmer became the first black Cinderella on Broadway in 2014. She's worked steadily through most of her childhood. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Palmer got her first major role in "Akeelah and the Bee" in 2006. Saeed Adyani/Lions Gate Films
Angus T. Jones, left, grew up before viewers' eyes on the hit CBS series "Two and a Half Men." Michael Yarish/CBS
Jones was a chubby-cheeked youth in 2003 at the premiere of his movie "Bringing Down the House." Dan Steinberg/Getty Images
Justin Bieber is now in his 20s and, according to his mentor Usher, still growing up. But between the tattoos, the vandalism accusations and a recent arrest, Biebs is not the same "Baby" singer we met in 2009. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Back then, Bieber was a fairly innocent teen heartthrob. HENNING KAISER/AFP/Getty Images
Twerking Miley Cyrus (with Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at in New York) was a far cry from the child star many remembered. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
In 2006, Cyrus was known as the star of Disney's "Hannah Montana." Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images
Selena Gomez's appearance hasn't changed dramatically since she starred on the Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place," but her work sure has. Gomez has stretched herself with more mature content, such as the risqué movie "Spring Breakers" and her suggestive single "Come and Get It." Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Gomez was still a youngster in 2007 when she attended the premiere of Walt Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End." Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Vanessa Hudgens has appeared in more adult projects such as "Spring Breakers" and "Machete Kills." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Hudgens came to fame as a Disney Channel star in 2006 but soon stepped away from her wholesome "High School Musical" roots. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Oh, how you have grown, Zac Efron. The "High School Musical" star is now appearing in more adult roles, including 2015's "We Are Your Friends." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
His fans will still always remember him as the fresh-faced Troy Bolton in the "High School Musical" franchise. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Keshia Knight Pulliam held a pretty iconic role as a youngster, but these days, she is all grown up and appearing in TV movies like "The Love Letter." Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Pulliam will always be remembered as Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show." NBC/NBCUniversal/Getty Images
Raven-Symone now has a gig as one of the co-hosts on "The View." Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Her breakout role as Olivia on "The Cosby Show" led to her very successful Disney series "That's So Raven." Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Alyssa Milano starred as a preteen on the '80s series "Who's the Boss?" but also had a hit as an adult with "Charmed." Rob Kim/Getty Images
Milano's role as Samantha Micelli, the daughter of a former athlete who accepts a job as a housekeeper for an advertising executive with a young son on "Who's the Boss?" first made her a star. ABC/Getty Images
Macaulay Culkin turned a scream and an exaggerated expression into a blockbuster movie franchise when he starred in 1990's "Home Alone" at the age of 10. He went on to star in 1991's "My Girl," but in recent years, he has not been a huge fan of being on camera. In April 2013, he ripped into paparazzi in the United Kingdom for trying to take his photo. Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage/Getty Images
His "Home Alone" films are just as popular now as they were in the 1990s. 20th Century Fox
"Mad Men" fans have watched Kiernan Shipka grow up as Sally, the daughter of protagonist Don Draper. Having starred on the series since she was 7, Shipka's gone from being a little ballerina with a lisp to a teen girl with enviable poise. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Shipka as a youngster when she first snagged the role of Sally on "Mad Men." Charley Gallay/Getty Images
One minute, Abigail Breslin was a 10-year-old "Little Miss Sunshine," and the next thing we know, she's flashing her bra in 2011's "New Year's Eve." The actress is now grown-up enough to take on the older sister role, as she did in the 2013 release "Ender's Game." She also nabbed a role in the 2015 TV series "Scream Queens." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Many still remember the actress as Olive Hoover in the 2006 film "Little Miss Sunshine." Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Designers Mary-Kate Olsen, left, and Ashley Olsen are a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. D Dipasupil/Getty Images
The Olsen twins have been in the entertainment industry since they were literally in diapers; the pair took turns playing Michelle Tanner on "Full House" from 1987 to 1995. They went on to star in their own movies before starting their fashion lines, Elizabeth and James and The Row. ABC/Getty Images
These days, Jonathan Lipnicki is old enough to play Renee Zellweger's love interest. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images
He's best known for his role as Zellweger's cute-beyond-words son in 1996's "Jerry Maguire." JIM RUYMEN/AFP/Getty Images
Chloë Grace Moretz was a "Kick-Ass" actress even as a kid. She outgrew her baby look but not her action moves: The star appeared in the "Kick-Ass" sequel in 2013. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
As a child, Moretz also had starring roles in movies like "The Amityville Horror," which she appeared in at age 8. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Dakota Fanning has appeared in so many movies and TV shows since age 6 that we could put together her baby book. She's now not only an acclaimed actress but also a model. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Fanning was quite the tyke on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 2002. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Nowadays, Lindsay Lohan is known more for troubles than for her career. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images
Lohan showed off her acting prowess at 12 when she played a set of identical twins in the 1998 remake of "The Parent Trap." She went on to star in movies like "Freaky Friday" (2003) and "Mean Girls" (2004), but her tumultuous private life soon interfered with her career. Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images
Anna Chlumsky landed a hit comedy with HBO's "Veep" and welcomed her first child in 2013. Rob Kim/Getty Images
Chlumsky became a star at age 11 thanks to her role in 1991's "My Girl." The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images