Although brief, Anna Chlumsky's run as Hollywood's top female child star was memorable, following her scene-stealing portrayal of the loveable mortician's daughter, Vada Sultenfuss, in the 1991 romantic family feature "My Girl. " Only 11 years old when she experienced a kind of overnight stardom - and her first onscreen kiss from "My Girl" co-star and fellow child phenomenon, Macauley Culkin - the pouty-lipped young actress with a natural gift for acting and a beauty that belied her age went on to star in the less successful sequel "My Girl 2" (1994), along with appearances in a plethora of movies and television series through the end of the millennium. Unlike other child stars sucked into the spotlight who outgrew their fame and had nothing left to show for it, the bright actress put her acting career on hold in order to pursue an education - and with it, sacrificing her upward trajectory in Hollywood. After returning to the screen in 2005 and once again appearing in a variety of supporting and starring roles, it was clear that her reign as a young A-lister was over. Anna Chlumsky's fame came as quickly as it went - from brilliantly owning scenes in "My Girl," to being relegated to secondary roles in a hodge-podge of unremarkable films and television shows - but so winning was her performance as Vada, that her once-in-a-lifetime role guaranteed a certain kind of Hollywood immortality.