Many celebrities live under the limelight when they become famous and regardless of how humble someone is they have to remain grounded. However, despite being recognized worldwide others opt for a quitter life.
When Jonathan Lipnicki was five he had his breakthrough when he played the role of Ray in the movie Jerry McGuire. The using actor stole the hearts of fans with his cuteness. Jonathan found himself on the VHS’s list of the ‘100 Greatest Kid Stars’ and ranked number 8 on E’s ”Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up.”
How did it all start for Jonathan as his parents or family members were into acting.
His older sister, Alexis, showed interest in acting, so Jonathan followed in her footsteps. ”My sister was in an acting class and I gave it a try. I loved it right off the bat and started auditioning. I booked a few commercials and then Jerry Maguire,” the child actor said.
This movie gave him the chance to act alongside huge names like Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger which opened the doors to Hollywood for him. Shortly after he landed another role of George Little in Stuart Little.
In 2002 since the first film was a success he was also part of the sequel.
Following that, Jonathan played in a number of films before he became tired of filming and decided to lead a more ordinary life and practicing martial arts.
During middle school, his friends teased him for being an actor. ”As a kid/teen I was made fun of relentlessly by some people who are now even my friends on FB,” he wrote on his Instagram. ”I was told I was a has-been and would never book a job again. I was made to feel like garbage every day of middle school.”
Following his graduating he returned to Hollywood and has been acting ever since. This year, he played the role of Sydney ’The Chef’ Lawson in the horror movie Broil.
The thirty year old actor is involved in a number of organizations, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2001, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hailed Jonathan as one of its “Heroes of 2001” for his work.
This cute kid has turned into a nice guy.