In the world of Hollywood, youth is everything, but some actors got their shot at fame much earlier than others, and against all odds have kept their composure while growing up in the limelight. This list celebrates the success stories of celebrities who were off to the fame races at a very young age.
10. Neil Patrick Harris
Harris began his acting career in the forth grade and quickly landed some pretty big time roles like the 1988 films Purple People Eater and Clara’s Heart. At the age of 16, he became the character that everyone knows and loves, Doogie Howser in Doogie Howser, M.D. After the show stopped production in 1993, Harris took to stage acting before returning to the big and small screens in 1999 and 2000. Harris is probably best known to the next generation audience members as the Red Bull loving Barney in How I Met Your Mother. The actor reportedly likes the beverage so much, Red Bull has given him a lifetime supply because of the advertising potential. He’s officially a walking billboard.MediaPunch/REX