In 2001, Duff was cast as the title character in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire.
His first major acting role was as the title character in the show Doogie Howser M.D. in 1989 at the age of 16.
Even before Ferrera became widely known and wildly popular as the title character of Ugly Betty in 2006, she amassed quite an impressive list of movie credentials.
When he was 12 years old, his father moved the Gibson family to Sydney, Australia.Mel's acting career began in 1976, but his first real starring role came along in 1979, when he played the title character in the movie Mad Max.
Also in 2009, Fox starred as the title character in the thriller Jennifer's Body.