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'Punky Brewster' star all grown up: Life in photos

Wonderwall Logo By Neia Balao of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 25: Punky Brewster is all grown up! One of our favorite child stars of the '80s -- Soleil Moon Frye -- turned 45 on Aug. 6, 2021. In celebration of her benchmark birthday, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at her life and career in photos, starting with this promotional pic from the sitcom that made her a pop culture icon... The adorable young actress -- who was born in 1976 to actor and talent agent parents Virgil Frye and Sondra Peluce -- earned her first acting credit with the 1982 made-for-TV movie "Missing Children: A Mother's Story." She went on to appear in other television films including "Little Shots," "Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter" and "Invitation to Hell" before making her debut as the titular foster kid on the NBC sitcom "Punky Brewster" in 1984.Keep reading to see how little Soleil grew into the woman we know and love today...

Punky Brewster is all grown up! One of our favorite child stars of the '80s -- Soleil Moon Frye -- turned 45 on Aug. 6, 2021. In celebration of her benchmark birthday, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at her life and career in photos, starting with this promotional pic from the sitcom that made her a pop culture icon... The adorable young actress -- who was born in 1976 to actor and talent agent parents Virgil Frye and Sondra Peluce -- earned her first acting credit with the 1982 made-for-TV movie "Missing Children: A Mother's Story." She went on to appear in other television films including "Little Shots," "Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter" and "Invitation to Hell" before making her debut as the titular foster kid on the NBC sitcom "Punky Brewster" in 1984.

Keep reading to see how little Soleil grew into the woman we know and love today...

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