Haley Joel Osment's Making a Comeback & Follows in the Footsteps of These Successful Childhood Stars

Haley Joel Osment was one of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Sixth Sense. It's been nearly 15 years since the film was released and the 25-year-old actor has been up to quite a lot since then. He finished a degree at NYU's Tisch School and worked on screen and on stage consistently. Recently, Osment has started work on two indie project Tusk and Me Him Her. Oh, and in case you missed the trailer, he's also in the deliciously bizarre IFC series Spoils of Babylon . Osment joins the ranks of fellow child stars who made comebacks in some big and wonderful ways. Here's our list of celebs we're happy to have had back.

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Haley Joel Osment was one of the youngest actors ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Sixth Sense. It's been nearly 15 years since the film was released and the 25-year-old actor has been up to quite a lot since then. He finished a degree at NYU's Tisch School and worked on screen and on stage consistently. Recently, Osment has started work on two indie project Tusk and Me Him Her. Oh, and in case you missed the trailer, he's also in the deliciously bizarre IFC series Spoils of Babylon . Osment joins the ranks of fellow child stars who made comebacks in some big and wonderful ways. Here's our list of celebs we're happy to have had back.

Anna Chlumsky

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It's okay, we're choked up just thinking about My Girl, too. Anna Chlumsky became a star when she had the lead in the movie that made everyone curse the day hornets evolved. Now, she's an Emmy-nominated actress on one of the most lauded comedies on television, Veep.

Neil Patrick Harris

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It's hard to remember a time when Neil Patrick Harris wasn't majorly famous. Alas, there was a gap in the years from his starring role as Doogie Howser to playing How I Met Your Mother's lovable cad Barnie and to being a Broadway star and electric award show host. Next up: catch him starring in the Broadway production of the cross-dressing rock opera Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Anna Paquin

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Before she was hanging out with vampires in the deep south on True Blood, Anna Paquin was a child star. Like Osment, Paquin earned Academy nods as a very young age. In fact, she became the second-youngest Oscar winner of all time when she took home the statue for her performance in The Piano at the age of 11.

Ron Howard

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Ron Howard's career in Hollywood started when he was a child actor on The Andy Griffith Show. As a teenager, he landed a starring role in the iconic sitcom Happy Days. Howard then chose to leave acting for a different path in cinema, directing. We think the turn has suited him quite well. That shelf of Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes thinks so, too.

Jason Bateman

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Before the Bluth model home on a bankrupt lot, there was Little House on the Prarie, which Bateman starred in at the age of 12. Child star or grown-up star, we're all still crushin'.

Mayim Biyalik

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Okay, okay, half of us are probably still calling her Blossom, however, Mayim Biyalik has proven she's got quite the star power on the small screen. The Big Bang theory is one of the most-watched shows on television and its momentum keeps going. Oh, she also has a Ph.D in neuroscience.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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I couldn't help but wonder, could a child star become the center of an HBO zeitgeist and a fashion icon? Yes, yes Carrie, she can. Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't always so couture, she was once a Square Peg. The 1982 comedy starred a geeky SJP, just as lovable, and just as bright as the star we know today.

Raven Symoné

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Raven Symoné is the unofficial queen of the Disney Channel. Before she was shouting "Zetus lapetus!" on Zenon, she also landed big parts in The Cosby Show and Hangin With Mr. Cooper. She's also an accomplished voice actor and continues to work in TV and film.

Tina Majorino

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Can anyone remember any movie from our collective childhood that didn't have Tina Majorino in it? She's best known for her role in Corrina, Corrina and made her big comeback in the comedy that no one saw coming, Napoleon Dynamite and now she's all over TV and film.