No matter how humble someone is, becoming famous means experiencing troubles staying grounded. Most of celebrities enjoy their fame and live luxurious lives while under the limelight. However, there are also those who opt for a quieter life, despite being recognized worldwide for what they do.
Actor Jonathan Lipnicki seems to be part of the latter. He had his major breakthrough playing the role of Ray in the movie Jerry McGuire when he was just five years old. His cuteness stole the hearts of millions of fans and he is considered one of the best child actors. 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.”
None of Jonathan’s parents or family members were into acting, so how did it all start for him?
His older sister, Alexis, showed interest in acting, and Jonathan followed her. ”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.
Well, this movie and the chance to act alongside huge names like Tom Cruise, who is still Jonathan’s favorite actor ever, and Renée Zellweger opened the doors to Hollywood to him, and soon after, he landed another much-loved role, that of George Little in the animated/live-action comedy Stuart Little.
He was also part of the sequel in 2002 and the film was a huge success.