1980s child stars: Where are they now?

POSTED: 03:48 PM PST Dec 22, 2011    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 05, 2014 

Soleil Moon Frye of "Punky Brewster" fame celebrates her 38th birthday on Wednesday. Join us for a look at where she and other child stars from the 1980s are today.

80s child stars - Mackenzie Phillips now
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However, she was eventually fired from the show in 1980 because of drug and alcohol abuse. In her 2009 autobiography "High on Arrival," she claimed she had a decade-long incestuous relationship with her father, John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, who had also got her addicted to cocaine. She appeared on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab" in 2010. She was a regular on the 1999-2001 Disney Channel sci-fi series "So Weird" and has had cameo roles in TV shows like "Without a Trace," "NYPD Blue," "Cold Case" and "Criminal Minds."

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