Growing up in the spotlight led some to more fame and others to personal strife

Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) has struggled with depression and even tweeted about it on #WorldMentalHealthDay, saying, "I had suicidal thoughts this year and that was the kick up the arse that I needed! Open up, talk to people. If you suspect a friend or family member is suffering in silence #ReachOut to them. Let them know you care #worldmentalhealthday." Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) Went on to appear in British shows such as "Bluestone 42," and "Ripper Street."

The main stars were not immune to misfortune, either

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) continued her acting career and became an advocate for gender equality.

She will be featured as Belle in the live action Disney adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" to be released on March 17th. Rupert Grint (Ron Weasely) has landed a role in "Snatch," set for March 16th. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) went on to do the "Woman in Black," and struggled with alcoholism, saying: "I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don't want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily, I mean nightly," according to E! Online.

Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe) went to jail for two years for taking part in a London riot and admitted to drinking champagne that had been looted.

Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) wrote about the sentencing and offered encouragement to the actor, saying, among other things, "I also hope his IMDB timeline picks up once he gets out of jail."

In conclusion

Many of the actors are still active through social media and stay in regular contact. Once in a while you can find them talking with J.K. Rowling as well, though her tweets are often controversial.

If Hogwarts were grading the young wizards today, it seems it would be on a curve. Some of them have done exceptionally well for themselves, while others perhaps need another lesson or two. Not surprisingly, the main stars of the series have managed to do well enough to avoid detention.