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10 Child Stars Who Grew Up Just Fine


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Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster arrives at the premiere of “Elysium” in August 2013.  ©Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Jodie Foster arrives at the premiere of “Elysium” in August 2013. ©Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Jodie Foster is a Yale grad (she got her B.A. in literature magna cum laude in 1985), the mother of two sons and a former preteen prostitute. Wait, that third one isn't real; rather it's the role -- Iris in the Martin Scorsese film "Taxi Driver" -- for which Foster won her first Academy Award at just 14. Unlike the fate of some other young actors, Jodie's shenanigans are all found on-screen, not off.

While "Taxi Driver" may have been her break-out role, Foster began her film career as the Coppertone kid when she was only 3 and never really left the Hollywood scene, aside from her time in college. As an adult, Foster continues to act but also can be found behind the scenes directing and producing. Oh, and she's also fluent in French.