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10 Child Stars Who Grew Up Just Fine


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Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied. © Francois G. Durand/WireImage
Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied. © Francois G. Durand/WireImage

When they were just 10 years old, Natalie Portman and Britney Spears were understudies in the all-female Off-Broadway show "Ruthless!" -- but then their paths diverged. While Spears went on to star on the "Mickey Mouse Club," record the song " ... Baby One More Time" and have a very public meltdown, Portman has been quietly building an impressive movie career. Never one for the spoils of celebrity, Portman has been quoted talking about the value of education (she has a degree in psychology from Harvard) and keeps her private life, well, private.