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Who says there’s a child star curse? There are plenty of celebrities who got their big break on children’s shows. Take a look at these stars who started out on shows for kids.

1. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer was featured on “Kids Incorporated” from 1989-91.

2. Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck was on the show “Voyage of the Mimi” in 1984.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio

He used to be on “Romper Room.”

4. Julia Stiles

Julia appeared on PBS’ “Ghostwriter” from 1994-94.

5. Amanda Seales

The artist-DJ was first on the scene as Deonne on Nickelodeon’s “My Brother and Me.”

6. Ryan Gosling

He was an actor on Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” in 1995. He also starred on “Mickey Mouse Club.”

7. Alanis Morissette

The Canadian is an OG in the business, and got her big break on one of Nickelodeon’s first shows, “You Can’t Do That on Television.”

8. Lark Voorhies

We all first saw her as Lisa Turtle on “Saved By the Bell.”

9. Jay Hernandez

Like Anthony Anderson, Hernandez was on “Hang Time.”

10. Holly Robinson Peete

She was on the first episode of “Sesame Street” in 1969.

11. S. Epatha Merkerson

You would have never guessed that the lieutenant on “Law & Order” was on “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.”

12. Jessica Alba

Alba was on Nickelodeon’s “Secret World of Alex Mack.”

13. Drake

Drake famously got his start of as Jimmy on “Degrassi.”

14. Christina Aguilera

The singer got her start along Justin Timberlake on “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

15. Shia LaBeouf

The actor was on Disney’s “Even Stevens” and even won a daytime Emmy for the role.

16. Selena Gomez

Selena was on “Barney and Friends” from 2002-04.

17. Kenan Thompson

Kenan got his start on “All That” in 1994.

18. Michelle Tractenberg

Before she was Harriet the Spy, she was the annoying friend on Nickelodeon’s “Adventures of Pete & Pete.”

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