Today I’m taking on stars who hit their stride as kids. They hit their stride as child stars at a time when I was not watching family films or television shows, so I never learned who they were. I’m fixing that today.
Personal: Married to NHL hockey player, new mom
Career: Hilary Duff will forever be known as “Lizze McGuire” to a generation of television viewers. After three years of the hit show, Duff moved on to other projects, including a recurring role in Gossip Girl, and both Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Her musical career includes the albums Metamorphosis (2003), Hilary Duff (2004), and Dignity (2007).
Personal: In recent years, Lohan has been in the news more often for personal trials than career moves. DUI arrests, time in rehab, drug charges and shoplifting have been the topics of news headlines over the past five years.
Career: Lohan got her start in commericals as a child, and starred in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. From there she went on to star in Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. She released the album Speak (2004) followed by A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005). She had several appearances on the show Ugly Betty. It was recently announced that Lohan has landed the role of Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming movie Liz and Dick.
I’ll be honest, I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard a song by either one of these two ladies. But I know if Mean Girls is on, it’s Lindsay Lohan, and if Lizzie McGuire is on, it’s Hilary Duff. So far, that’s what I’ve got.