13 Child Stars That Became Criminals
Child stars undergo monumental pressure since they are young. It can get quite stressful at times. Many of them have been able to face the stress and grow up well while others haven't been able to manage it. Therefore, some of the child stars end up becoming criminals. Here we have rounded up 13 child stars become criminals and meddle with the law.
1. Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf became famous among audiences as the role Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens. In February 2005, he was arrested in Los Angeles, being charged with a deadly weapon after threatening his neighbor.
2. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore is an offspring of a well-known family of American stage actors. She appeared in an advertisement when she was only eleven months old. She endured a scandalously troubled childhood. She smoked cigarettes at the age of nine, drank alcohol at eleven, smoked marijuana at twelve, and snorted cocaine when she was thirteen. Besides, her nightlife has always a popular subject of the media.
3. Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes was prominent in the late 1990s because of her role on the Nickelodeon series as a child star. In April 2012, she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. In September 2012, she was charged with two hit and run incidents. In February 2014, she was sentenced to three years in jail due to the reckless driving.
4. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber became famous at the age of 12. This Canadian singer had several run-ins with the law. He went in trouble for illegally bringing a monkey to Germany. In 2012, he was charged with reckless driving. In 2013, he was charged with vandalism in Brazil. In 2014, he was accused of throwing eggs at his neighbor's home, which causing thousands of dollars of damage.
5. Jodie Sweetin
Best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the sitcom Full House, Jodie Sweetin is a recovering drug addict. She began drinking alcohol when she was 14. She also used ecstasy, crack, methamphetamine, and started to use drugs because she was "bored". Sweetin wrote a memoir, chronicling her using of drugs and alcohol after the wrapping of Full House.
6. Matthew Underwood
Matthew Underwood rose to fame as a model when he was only six months old. He was also a famous actor for his role on the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101. In 2012, he was charged with the possession of marijuana, delinquency of minor. He was rearrested due to 5 Probation violations in the St Lucie County.
7. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan stated her career as a model at the age of 3. She made her debut in Disney's remake of The Parent Trap, which was a commercial success. She was charged with stealing cars, stinting in rehab, as well as strange performances in the courtrooms.
8. Edward Furlong
Edward Furlong was once a teen idol for his performance as the role John Connor in Terminator: Judgement Day. He was once fighting with alcoholism and drug addiction. In 2013, Furlong was sentenced to 6 months in jail due to a violation of probation for domestic violence.
9. Britney Spears
Once the world's biggest pop stars and a pop icon in the late 1990s, Britney Spears underwent a public breakdown in front of a group of paparazzi that followed her. She was charged with a hit and run, and several brief stays in rehab. She also attacked a photographer's car with an umbrella. Besides, she lost the custody of her children to ex-husband Kevin Federline.
10. Corey Haim
Corey Haim was famous for his Hollywood career as a teen idol in the 1980s. Haim's early success brought him both fame and money. He started to take drugs, which made him have difficulties to find a job in the 1990s. He was arrested in 1993 due to threatening his manager with a BB gun. In 2010, he was pronounced dead of an overdose of pneumonia.
11. Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin was best known for his role as Kevin McCallister in the comedy Home Alone. In 2004, he was arrested for marijuana, Alprazolam and Clonazepam possession.
12. Jaime Foxworth
Jaime Foxworth was best known for her role as Judy Winslow on the "90s sitcom Family Matters". She went into depression and then began to drink alcohol and pain killer to numb herself. Foxworth then turned into a porn film star under the name "Crave" before the age of 20. Now she has a son and become a full-time mother.
13. Taran Noah Smith
Taran Noah Smith became famous for his role on the hit "90s sitcom Home Improvement". In 2012, he was arrested for cannabis possession. He was sentenced to three years of probation.