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20 Favorite Child TV Actors: Would You Recognize Them Today?

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Television and DepositPhotos

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Television and DepositPhotos

19. Senta Moses

Gorgeous Lebanese-Italian actress Senta Moses, who was born in 1973, is best known for her role as Beakman’s sidekick Phoebe in the campy 1990s children’s science show “Beakman’s World.”

Moses, who stands at just 4’11, got her start in show biz at the age of six months, when she appeared in a diaper commercial.

Over a hundred commercial gigs followed, including ads for fast food joint Wendy’s and Nike shoes.

After graduating from the Chicago Academy for the Arts high school at the age of 16 in 1989, Moses moved to California to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre, and promptly landed the role of Kevin McCallister’s cousin in the wildly popular comedy films “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.”

After leaving “Beakman’s World,” Moses made numerous TV appearances on various popular shows such as “Touched by an Angel” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” More recently, she appeared in a 2010 episode of “Castle” and a 2012 episode of “The Mentalist.” In 2014, she landed a recurring role as Principal Penelope on MTV’s romantic comedy series “Faking It.”

When she’s not preparing for roles in film and television, Moses enjoys playing the piano, dancing and dabbling in the martial arts.