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11 Young Celebrities We Grew Up Watching Who Ended Up Behind Bars

By Nitin Bhatnagar, 24 June 2018


4Amanda Bynes


A dream career


Amanda was also one of the most promising young actresses to look for as she impressed everyone as a child artist with her shows on Nickelodeon. In fact, people were pretty hopeful about her as she managed her success beautifully at a time when Britney and Lindsay were in headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Decline in mental health


However, in 2012, she was arrested for the first time for DUI and later she was also detained for starting a fire in somebody’s driveway. She was found mentally ill and got admitted to a mental hospital. It is also being said that she is fine now and may make a comeback in 2018.


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5Macaulay Culkin


The boy from Home Alone


Who can forget the cute little boy from the movie Home Alone, the role for which Macaulay got a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. However, at the age of 14, he took a break from movies and remained out of public view for the next nine years.


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When he returned


When Macaulay returned he was no longer the cute boy whom audiences had fallen in love with. In 2004, he was detained by the police as he possessed marijuana and two other banned substances. He was in the jail of Oklahoma for quite some time and it ended up for him with a suspended sentence as he pleaded guilty.


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6Dana Plato


Early days


She played the character of Kimberly in the Diff’rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. The character was written-off as she became pregnant and her career never went uphill from here. Even though she made an attempt to continue her acting career, she could not succeed.

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All went wrong


She lived the life of a poor person in Los Angeles after her divorce and got arrested when she tried to rob a video store using a pellet gun. Later she was taken into custody for forging subscriptions for valium. Her drug addiction grew so much that in 1999, she overdosed and left the world.

All went wrong

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7Tatum O’Neal


Most successful child artist


There is no denying the fact that she is the most successful child artist till date as she is the youngest to win an Academy Award. She won it at the age of 10 for her performance in “Paper Moon”, a movie in which her father Ryan O’Neal also acted. She was a part of some big movies after that as well.

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Drug addiction


At the age of 34 in the year 2008, Tatum O’Neal was taken into custody for purchasing crack cocaine. She accepted that she had been addicted to drugs since her childhood. However, the good thing was that she was sentenced to a drug treatment program by the court.

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