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Danica McKellar on Life After 'The Wonder Years,' 'The Wrong Woman' and HuffPost's #nofilter Quiz

Pat Gallagher | Posted 02.18.2014 | Celebrity
Pat Gallagher

"What happens when you're on a TV series when you're young is you become identified with that in a very strong way... so you wonder who you are outside of that character -- outside of that role."

They Got Discovered When They Were HOW Old?

Posted 11.27.2013 | Celebrity

Young as they might be, some of your favorite actors and singers have actually been in the biz for a very, very long time. Check out how old these 12 ...

How Teen Heartthrob Ricky Schroder Escaped Child Star Drama

OWN | Posted 11.25.2013 | OWN

Ricky Schroder was 12 years old when he landed the lead role on the '80s TV sitcom "Silver Spoons." The show turned him into a full-blown teen heartth...

Sally Draper Offers More Therapy To Child Stars

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy

Kiernan Shipka, a.k.a. Sally Draper from "Mad Men," dispenses more professional wisdom to child stars grappling with the haunting truths of reality in...

16 Adorable Child Stars Of The New TV Season

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 08.23.2013 | TV

With the debut of a slew of new series in the 2013-2014 TV season comes tons of new talent ... in all shapes and sizes. And you can't forget about ...

The Surprising Way Matt Damon Rebelled Against His Mother

Posted 07.08.2013 | Entertainment

For Matt Damon, becoming a successful movie star was a form of rebellion against his mother. "My mother thought it was child abuse,” Damon said i...

Former Child Star Explains Why Child Stars Go Crazy

Posted 05.29.2013 | Celebrity

Making the transition from child star to an adult career is not easy, and it's even harder to do it with your sanity intact. As Lindsay Lohan cont...

Teens Can Do Anything?

Izzy Stambler | Posted 03.06.2013 | Teen
Izzy Stambler

Problems such as buying a car, saving up for college and figuring out what I'm going to do with my life were never an issue until this past summer. I never realized how annoying it is to have to worry about money and my future.

Talented Children: Blessing or Burden?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

It seems like a nice problem to have; a gifted child with a seemingly promising future. But when -- and how much -- should a parent get involved? And when should they get out of the way?

33 Child Stars Who Avoided The 'Curse'

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 11.29.2012 | TV

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 f...

Guess Who? 30 Former Child Actors Who Thrived As Adults

Pat Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Let's take a look at 33 former child stars who grew up managing to beat the odds by leading a normal, scandal-free lifestyle while continuing with their thespian duties or jumping into other reputable professions.

Stunning Images Of Youth In Classic Cinema (PHOTOS)

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen

Long before Peter Pan and the lost boys of Neverland became a cultural touchstone, young people venturing out into the world on their own, for the fir...

What Happened To Maggie Sheffield From 'The Nanny'?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

With '90s nostalgia in full swing, HuffPost Entertainment and Snakkle teamed up to track down some of the decade's most popular actors and actresses. ...

The 5 Most Annoying Kids on TV

Tyler Moss | Posted 07.17.2012 | Comedy
Tyler Moss

Some child actors are so exasperatingly irritating that watching them is like swimming the English Channel in water wings.

Former Child Star Anna Chlumsky Is Back

Posted 04.19.2012 | Celebrity

Former child star Anna Chlumsky returns to the spotlight this week, playing the chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ vice president in HBO’s new...

Former Child Star Mara Wilson: Why I Quit Acting

Posted 04.18.2012 | Celebrity

Mara Wilson was a successful child actor, until she decided showbiz wasn't for her. Wilson won our hearts playing Robin Williams' youngest daughte...

"The Event": How My Kid Learned About Humanity's Ugly Side

Catherine Crawford | Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents
Catherine Crawford

For the next twenty-some minutes, we watched a video that was one of the most manipulative, sly and aggressive examples of salesmanship I've ever witnessed. Were we allowing our daughter, so full of hope, to be brainwashed right in front of us?

Child Actors: Then And Now

www.funnyordie.com | Posted 03.04.2012 | Comedy

While it's hard not to love child actors, the unfortunate reality is they grow up and we lose track of them, as newer cuter editions take their spots ...

WATCH: Child Star Psychologist

Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy

It's no secret that being a child star can be a bumpy ride, so it makes sense that someone out there would specialize in therapy just for the ultra-po...

Miley, We Hardly Knew Ye

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

Youth is wasted on the young, they say. Ms. Cyrus certainly seems to be wasting hers, but she's in no way entirely to blame. Shame on the grown-ups who have exploited her. Shame on the media's manipulation of obvious problems.