11/29/2012 05:02 pm ET

Successful Child Stars: Actors Who Avoided The Curse Of Early Fame

Growing up in the public eye can be difficult for some young actors. There are the pressures of Hollywood, the temptations and the constant scrutiny from the media and the fans.

While some have public meltdowns and trash their shows, others gracefully transition to adulthood and stardom. For every Angus T. Jones there's a Claire Danes.

Below, HuffPost TV acknowledged child actors who have grown up before our eyes and kept their star power -- and positive images -- along the way.

From Christopher Walken to Christina Applegate, these are the child stars who kept it together.