Before They Were Big: Did You Know They Were Child Stars?

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January 15, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

Lauryn Hill on As The World Turns Kira Johnson

 

Lauryn Hill Young

Before the Fugees and her role as Rita in Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, Lauryn Hill was playing Kira Johnson on the now defunct soap opera, As The World Turns. You can see the then 16-year-old below singing “You Brought Me Love” by Roberta Flack. Coincidentally, we know that Hill slayed another Flack classic when she and the Refugee Camp put their twist on “Killing Me Softly.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/jaheartsjonas Jay

    Christina Milian was also on the Disney Channel show Movie Surfers, and I think something else too.

  • divanekai

    I thought Meagan Good’s 1st role was in Eve’s Bayou as Samuel Jackson & Lynne Whitfield’s daughter

  • Guestest

    I did not know that was Christina Milian in The Wood.. Wow!

  • Truth be Told

    Naya played Richie’s friend Gwendolyn on Family Matters too

  • Richelle

    Anyone else cringe at those mid-90s prom fashions on the Smart Guy clip? Can’t believe we ever thought that looked good! Lol

  • lashelle

    Alicia keys looked awful. yuck.

  • Alexis_Gloria

    Lets not forget that xtina latina was a disney kid as well!!!

  • Leecey

    Omg thats alica keys!! Lol that is too cute, a little boyish tho but cute… Never paid attention to that part in the wood, never noticed that was young christina milian, shes such a beautiful girl then and now

  • Leecey

    Omg thats alica keys!! Lol that is too cute, a little boyish tho but cute… Never paid attention to that part in the wood, never noticed that was young christina milian, shes such a beautiful girl then and now

  • Lateshia

    Wow I didn’t know Alicia Keys was on an episode of The Cosby Show I’m gonna have to find this episode on youtube. She look like a boy. Anyways, I knew about Christina Millian but you forgot she was in an episode of Sister Sister she just had a small part. Megan Goode did My Cousin Skeeter as well. That one girl that was Tahj Mowry date on Smart Guy was in other sitcoms as a kid Family Matters and I believe an episode of Moesha.

  • toya

    I knew A. Keys was in that ep but i never knew which one was her, thanks a lot for this!

    • MLS2698

      Yes, me too. But it was a mystery!

  • holmesa925

    Megan Good was also on the Nickelodeon show “My Cousin Skeeter.”

  • Nick

    The wood is my movie.

  • Nigel Johnson

    Every time I watched Friday, I tell myself to look up if that little girl is Meagan Good. Finally it’s confirmed.

  • scandalous7

    shocked@ Alicia Keys

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

    Had no idea that was Alicia Keys!

    • FAMURattler85

      Me either. I thought she was a boy at first.

    • RJA

      Me neither! SN: was i the only one dying laughing at Bill Cosby’s silly self? He is so funny and I love that episode

    • MLS2698

      Okay, so I have seen that episode soooo many times, but could not figure out which one was her because she looks boyish. I think they call it episode # 23. Alicia’s name is in the credits, but seriously, nope! I still can’t see it.

  • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

    Actually Naya Rivera’s first role was on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Hillary’s mini me/slave.

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      lol and Bow Wow was too cute

    • Breezy

      I thought her first role was playing Little Richie’s girlfriend on Family Matters? Am I the only person who remembers that? LOL.

      • Maddie

        I remember that

      • SexNdaCity

        I was thinking the same thing. That’s my earliest rememberance of her.

      • me

        Yes!! Why isn’t that ever mentioned???

      • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

        I stand corrected :)

    • Maddie

      Yup I remember that . she was also on family matters

    • Lateshia

      Oh yeah I remember that episode. She sure was in Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

    • FemmeFatale

      Actually, her very first role was on Redd Foxx’s sitcom The Royal Family, waaay back in ’92. She was just four years old and she played his granddaughter in the show.

      • MLS2698

        What about ” Full House ” with the Olsen twins? Wasn’t she on that too along with Tahj Mowry?

        • angela

          That was Jurnee Smollett-Bell .

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/jaheartsjonas Jay

      She played Hilary’s imagining of her new little sibling!