This Is "Annie" Child Star Aileen Quinn Today

"Sandy" and Aileen Quinn in Annie
June 28, 2020 - 12:00 / Cynthia Springer

38 years after its release, Annie is still recognized as one of the most famed musical films! We're looking at what child star and Annie actress Aileen Quinn is up to today! Find out more right here!

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Aileen Quinn was introduced to the entertainment business at a young age - her mother was a TV, video, and stage actress and a singer. When she was just four years old, she was already participating in tap and ballet classes! 

"Annie": This Is Aileen Quinn Today 

It was in 1981 where she landed her first role with Burt Reynolds in the movie Paternity, saying a mere one line in the film! That same year, she auditioned against 8,000 other girls for the main role of the orphan "Annie". 

For her role in Annie, she was nominated for two Golden Globe awards! One for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and another for New Star of the Year - Actress!

Aileen Quinn poses at The Saturday Night Fever on Broadway 20th Anniversary Reunion Celebration on October 5, 2019 in New York City

After her success of Annie, she appeared in three Broadway productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan and Saturday Night Fever. She also starred in the Disney movie, The Frog Prince (1986).

In 1994, she attended Drew University in New Jersey where she majored in Spanish with a minor in political science

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Today, the Broadway star, singer and actress is still working in show business! Aileen formed a Swing and Blues band called Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards, who released their second album in November 2019!

She also most recently guest starred in an episode of Will & Grace this year! Aside from acting and singing, Quinn also teaches Masters classes in drama and musical theatre... impressive!

We're curious to see what's next for the former child star, Aileen Quinn!