Jonathan Lipnicki was once one of the most adorable kids in Hollywood. He first rose to fame in 1996 as Renee Zellweger’s son in Jerry Maguire. Then, he took his stardom up three years later in Stuart Little.
It’s now more than 20 years since the films were made.
In the 90s, he was well-known for his large glasses and big grin. He is now 31 years old and barely recognizes his early career.
Lipnicki is still in the same industry that launched him to the top, playing roles as actor and producer.
But he hasn’t had as many blockbuster successes in his early years.
He also holds a blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is a passionate advocate for mixed martial arts and shares photos of his shredded star on his Instagram account.
The Californian revealed his struggles growing up in celebrity fame, saying that fame didn’t protect him from bullying.
He said, “As a child/teen I was made fun by some people who now even are my Facebook friends.”
“I was told that I was a failure and would never be able to get a job again. I felt like trash every day in middle school. I suffered panic attacks every night because I was unsure how I would make it through the next day.