CBS had a great slate of programming in the 90’s and into the 2000’s. Now, most of the child stars on this list starred in comedies or kid friendly fare.
However, one of the exceptions is Tara Correa -McMullen. Tara starred on the critically praised and lauded television drama Judging Amy. While she may not look like your typical childhood crush, it was her acting skills and ability that stole your heart.
The young actress played a gang member on the show. With her character getting involved in gang fights and altercations, she was a message to stay away from gangs.
While the message was received by audiences, she didn’t follow her own advice. Tragically, in her case, life imitated art. She lost her life at the tender age of 16 in a gang fight.