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As 'Punky Brewster' star Soleil Moon Frye turns 46, find out what your favorite child stars are up to (and look like) now

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 64: Growing up is one of life's inevitabilities. But the truth is, it can be especially troublesome for one sector of the population more than others: child stars. While some of these moppets become more famous with time (see: Drew Barrymore), others are never heard from again past puberty. Let's start with this actress... Her name means "sun" in French, but there's no denying that Soleil Moon Frye best translates to Punky Brewster, the title character from the NBC sitcom that made the young actress one of the best known child stars of the '80s. In honor of her 46th birthday on Aug. 6, 2022, Wonderwall.com is checking in to see where she and more child stars are today...

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Growing up is one of life's inevitabilities. But the truth is, it can be especially troublesome for one sector of the population more than others: child stars. While some of these moppets become more famous with time (see: Drew Barrymore), others are never heard from again past puberty. Let's start with this actress... Her name means "sun" in French, but there's no denying that Soleil Moon Frye best translates to Punky Brewster, the title character from the NBC sitcom that made the young actress one of the best known child stars of the '80s. In honor of her 46th birthday on Aug. 6, 2022, Wonderwall.com is checking in to see where she and more child stars are today...

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