Several notable celebrities have even worked together, much to our delight! Besides all that, our faves have unleashed their creativity through different channels and avenues, some have gone on to start their own YouTube channels and podcasts, or even wrote their own books. Let’s catch up with these awesome kid stars and see what they are up to today.
Larisa Oleynik Then
Nickelodeon star Larisa Oleynik captured kids’ imaginations as a girl named Alex with superpowers on "The Secret World of Alex Mack." As a teen idol, she made American youngsters all over wonder how awesome it would be to be a famous TV star. She, later on, stole hearts as Bianca Stratford in many other well-known and loved sitcoms, and her talent and charm made her a beloved teen star.
But Larisa wanted to know how it would be to be a regular teen in high school. She left the show after four seasons and went back to high school. Guess what? She got bored. Most kids could have told her that! Until this day, her departure from the series is not publicly known.
Larisa Oleynik is now all grown up. She is a beautiful woman with a busy career. After high school, she returned to acting and landed roles in the cult classic "10 Things I Hate About You" and the hit show "3rd Rock from the Sun." But she wasn’t done with school. Oleynik finished her education at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York. She said it was “the best decision she ever made.”
A few years later, she was cast as a recurring character, Cynthia Cosgrove, on "Mad Men," which made her feel like she truly made it. She's continued to prove herself as a formidable force with roles in"Half-Life," "The Healing Powers of Dude," and "Trinkets." For now, she has been involved in various acting, producing, and other creative endeavors and she hasn't said her last word yet.
Amanda Bynes Then
Child actress Amanda Bynes hosted her very own comedy show, "The Amanda Show," on Nickelodeon when she was just 13 years old! She starred in "All That" when she was 10. Starting with commercials and stage work, the adorable actress became an influential teen star in the 90s, raking in Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards right and left.
In the 2000s, she starred in big blockbuster hits like"Big Fat Liar" and "She’s The Man." But in 2010, she abruptly ended her showbiz career with the tweet, " I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it.” She was a prominent figure, and young teenagers at that time saw her as someone to look up to and were very much influenced by, but not anymore.
Amanda sadly dealt with various substance abuse problems for several years after her untimely retirement. However, she started to get her life back on track! In an interview with "Paper Magazine" in 2018, she announced her intention to start a designer clothing label and get back into acting. She also announced her engagement on Instagram in February 2020 to Paul Michael.
Sadly the two broke it off in 2021, and although we really want to see the two back in each other's arms, we can't see that happening soon. Unlike many other child stars, the personal challenges Amanda Bynes faced and the obstacles in life that surprisingly approached her draw her away from the industry instead of making her want it more.
Victoria Justice Then
Victoria Justice was only eight years old when she decided to start a career in showbiz. Her family moved out to Hollywood from Florida. Immediately she started modeling and doing commercials. The half-Puerto Rican beauty got her foot in the door by starring on Nickelodeon’s "Zoey 101" in 2005 when she was just 12.
That led to her biggest gig as Tori Vega on the Nick sitcom "Victorious." Starring alongside(the now-famous pop icon) Ariana Grande, Victoria tried her hand at a musical act. Three of the songs from the "Victorious" soundtrack hit the charts. She seemed set for a stellar solo career, but sadly her debut track tanked.
Victoria Justice’s career in the spotlight as a teen idol and actress fizzled after "Victorious" was canceled, and her solo venture flopped. During her superstardom height, in the two years before Victorious was canceled, she starred in three films, "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf," "Fun Size," and "The First Time."
Since then, she hasn’t found much work as an adult actress besides starring in the MTV thriller "Eye Candy," as well as the Netflix Films, " A Perfect Pairing," and "The Afterlife of the Party." Victoria Justice has not publicly disclosed her marital status, and her partner, children, and plans for the future are kept safely locked away.
Emma Roberts Then
Emma Roberts’ childhood dream came true when she landed her own fabulous "Unfabulous" show on Nickelodeon. Hanging out with her auntie Julia Roberts on movie sets as a child sparked that dream. The show about life at junior high school ran for three years until it was canceled in 2007. Her role as Addie Singer catapulted Emma into a film career with lead roles in teen cult classics like "Aquamarine" and, "Nancy Drew" and "Wild Child."
Emma Roberts comes from a family with a strong presence in the entertainment industry, and she developed an interest in acting and began pursuing roles at a very young age. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts, best known for his roles in "Runaway Train" and "King of the Gypsies" and for being Julia's brother.
All grown up, Ms. Roberts is still pursuing an acting career. She played Jess in "Who We Are Now" in 2017" and also starred in the ninth season of "American Horror Story: 1984." Emma had also ventured into producing, further expanding her involvement in the industry, not sticking only to acting and spreading her talent elsewhere. In March 2019, Emma hooked up with fellow actor Garret Hedland of "TRON: Legacy" fame.
The two welcomed a child into the world together in December 2020. Sadly, the two lovebirds announced their split in January 2022. It is thought that Emma broke up with Hedland following his uncontrolled habits, something she was unwilling to live with anymore.
Meagan Good Then
Meagan Good was just four years old when she started acting. Born in 1981, she says she grew up, “super nerdy, super skinny, buckteeth, big ol’ afro, and yet I had a sense of confidence about myself, like, ‘they just don’t get it yet.’” Getting into television, she appeared on "Doogie Howser M.D."
Things were going well when she landed a spot on Nick’s "Cousin Skeeter," which ran from 1998 to 2001. She says the show was a big part of her childhood. As a child actress, she landed many roles and was given many opportunities; however, her career really took off as an adult.
She grew up and hit beauty symbol status by playing leading lady roles in "Biker Boyz" and "Deliver Us from Eva." 2003 was a good year for her. She also played Vanessa on the TV series "My Wife and Kids." Meagan Good has been featured in several hip-hop music videos by 50 Cent and Will Smith, among others. She starred in "Venom," "You Got Served," and "Brick. "
She also launched a production company, Freedom Bridge Entertainment, with fellow actors Tamara Bass and Ty Hodges. As for her love life, she is married to DeVon Franklin, a well-known producer and author appreciated for his work on "Miracles From Heaven" and the best-seller book, "The Wait."
Meagan Good’s Photo Scandal
When Meagan Good was 34, she was the victim of an internet hack scheme. Someone had released private photos of hers on the internet in an attempt to shame her. It was discovered that her husband had taken the images, which were never intended to be shared outside their marriage. To this day, no one is sure how the photo got out.
Meagan said in one interview that they were privately taken and intended for her husband's eyes only. She was shocked, sad, and most of all disappointed that people can be so insensitive, all for a bit of money and publicity. The photos went viral and got more than 20,000 likes.
Melissa Joan Hart Then
Melissa Joan Hart was a Nickelodeon sweetheart starring on the network’s popular show "Clarissa Explains It All." She was one of the first Nick kid stars. She played Clarissa Darling for the entire run, from 1991 to 1994. Out of six nominations, she won favorite actress at the Kids’ Choice Awards once. Moving on to television movies, Hart starred in ABC’s "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and the network’s "Melissa & Joey."
Joan Hart's mother was a talent manager who helped launch Melissa's career. Through her talent and hard work, Melissa Joan Hart established herself as a successful actress and has continued to work in various TV shows and movies, which we all enjoy until this very day.
While Melissa continues to act and has landed roles in several TV shows and movies like " No Good Nick" and "The Casagrandes," she's expanded her skill set! She tried her hand at fashion in 2015, opening up a line called King of Harts with Mark Wilkerson, a native New Yorker musician, and her husband. She's also come a long way as a director and producer for projects like "iCarly," "Young Sheldon," and "The Goldbergs."
Melissa and Mark have been together for over two decades, and they bring up their three beautiful children. That's a long time of being together for a Hollywood couple. We have not heard the last of her.
Michelle Trachtenberg Then
Born in 1985, Michelle Trachtenberg debuted on Nickelodeon with a part in just one episode of "Clarissa Explains It All." Soon, she won the role of Nona Mecklenberg in Nick’s "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," which ran until 1996. She was nine when she scored that gig! Next, she starred as Harriet in the first Nickelodeon TV movie, "Harriet the Spy."
Trachtenberg was a Nick star for years until she moved to adult showbiz. Playing Buffy’s sister in the fifth season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was the role responsible for transitioning her career. She was a promise to the industry, and there wasn't a sole who didnt see a bright and glorious future for the young actress.
Things went according to expectations. Michelle cemented her place in teen idol history by starring as Georgina Sparks in the cult classic early series "Gossip Girl" and as Casey Carlyle in the figure-skating drama "Ice Princess." Reflecting on her career, she said, “I don’t necessarily believe that I will act and be a lead forever, but I want to continue to act for a long time.
I love to do what I do.” While her acting career has since slowed down, she's been romantically linked to rapper Kid Cudi. The actress publicly revealed that she was working on a crime show and that there were more exciting projects waiting to release. We can't wait.
Christine Taylor Then
Christine Taylor, born on July 30, 1971, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, entered show business through her passion for acting. She began her career in the late 1980s with guest appearances on television shows such as "Hey Dude" and "Dallas." In 1995, she had a breakout role in the film "The Brady Bunch Movie," where she played the character of Marcia Brady.
This role helped establish her in the industry, and she went on to appear in popular films like "Zoolander" and "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story." Christine Taylor's talent and dedication to her craft have paved the way for her success in show business.
Taylor met her future hubby, actor, and comedian Ben Stiller on the set of a failed pilot, "Heat Vision and Jack." They tied the knot in 2000 and welcomed two children into the world. They went on to appear in several projects together. While their marriage fell apart in 2017, the tides of love changed for the pair as they officially rekindled their union in 2022! Throughout her career, Taylor has displayed a range of acting skills, from comedy to drama.
She has also demonstrated her talents behind the camera, writing and producing television shows and films. Her success in show business can be attributed to her talent, hard work, and the support she received. Her dedication to her craft and ability to tackle diverse roles have solidified her status as a respected and accomplished actress.
Elisha Cuthbert Then
If you’re a 90s kid, you’re a Nick kid, so you must remember Elisha Cuthbert from "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" the ghost story show that featured many up-and-coming stars. Elisha was 14 years old at the time, and it launched the Canadian actress’s career. Elisha Cuthbert's journey into show business began in her hometown in Canada, where she developed a passion for acting at a young age.
Cuthbert's first foray into the entertainment industry was as a model, which allowed her to gain some visibility and experience in the industry. At the age of 14, she made her television debut in the children's horror anthology series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" which showcased her talent and caught the attention of casting directors and producers.
International recognition came to Elisha with her role as Kim Bauer in the mega-hit 2001 series "24." She was also adored as Danielle in "The Girl Next Door." Her success made her widely known as one of the world’s most beautiful people. She married star hockey player Dion Phaneuf. They have one daughter. Her career has slowed, but in 2015 she joined the cast of Netflix’s "The Ranch" and landed a role in the 2020 film "Eat Wheaties!"
Throughout her career, Cuthbert has continued to work in both television and film, taking on diverse roles that have further showcased her acting range. Her talent, dedication, and ability to captivate audiences have contributed to her success in show business.
Nathalia Ramos Then
Nathalia Ramos entered the world of show business fueled by her passion for acting. Born on July 3, 1992, in Madrid, Spain, and raised in Miami, Florida, Ramos began her career by participating in local theater productions and school plays. Her talent caught the attention of talent agents, leading her to audition for professional roles.
In 2007, at the age of 15, Ramos achieved her breakthrough with the role of Yasmin in "Bratz: The Movie." Her performance showcased her acting abilities and helped establish her presence in the industry. Subsequently, she gained further recognition as Nina Martin in the Nickelodeon series "House of Anubis" from 2011 to 2013.
Nathalia, who has triple citizenship in Spain, Australia, and US., graduated from USC with a political science degree in 2018. She continues to act and was in "The Damned" as Jill in 2013 and "Wildflower" in 2016. In 2021 she tied the knot with long-time lover Derek An. They dated for over 13 years before finally deciding to tie the knot. They are one of the most stable couples in the industry.
In the early days of 2022, Nathalia announced on social media that she was expecting her first child, and even to this day, she continues to demonstrate her skills and follow her passion for acting and holding the title of being one of the most stunning women in the industry.
Lisa Folies Then
Lisa Folies grew up as a kid watching the original Nickelodeon smash hit "All That." Imagine her excitement when she was cast for the program in 1994! The cast at "All That" became her family, especially since she was homeschooled and missed out on the high school teenage thing. She made the big time with a role in "Malcolm in the Middle" and was well on her way to becoming an actress in the grown-up world of showbiz.
In her early childhood day, she began her journey by participating in school plays and local theater productions. She honed her skills and gained experience in the performing arts, not being aware of what the future was about to bring her way. Foiles gained recognition through her work as a television host and actress on many television shows.
Lisa wears many hats! She's an actress, video game journalist, model, and YouTuber. She hooked up with GameSpot and began hosting gaming events. Her work in the gaming industry has made her a frequent face at L.A. Comic-Con. She is married to producer Shawn Cloninger. The couple has a daughter and a son, and they call Las Vegas home.
With her talent, charisma, and versatility, Lisa Foiles continues to thrive in the entertainment industry. Her dedication to her craft, combined with her engaging online presence, has allowed her to establish herself as a multi-talented performer and content creator, maintaining her fame in the industry.
Jessica Alba Then
Jessica Alba played... Jessica (that's convenient) on "The Secret World of Alex Mack" when she was just 13. The Nickelodeon show got her foot in the door for some serious Hollywood action in "Dark Angel" as Max, which earned her critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination. Her depiction of modern female empowerment was loved by all.
She began working on her career at a young age when she started studying acting in her teenage years. Alba's career expanded as she starred in numerous successful films, including "Honey," "Sin City," and "Fantastic Four." Her performances showcased her versatility, ranging from action-packed roles to romantic comedies.
Jessica's career really rocketed off when she scored the lead in "Sin City" in 2005. The MTV Movie Awards honored her for the role. She then landed a part in Marvel’s film empire playing The Invisible Woman in "Fantastic Four. " However, she soon became disenchanted with Hollywood. Now she’s a family girl with her husband and children and runs The Honest Company.
The company is a consumer goods company focused on natural and eco-friendly products that sell a toxin-free lifestyle. She is involved with many charities and is a Baby2Baby ambassador, and her business acumen has led to her being recognized as a successful entrepreneur.
Brenda Song Then
Born in California, Brenda Song began her career at the age of six, working as a child model. At 10 years old, Brenda made it to TV landing a role on the zany Nickelodeon sitcom "101 Deeds for Eddie McDowd." The adorable actress was courted by Disney and starred in The Ultimate Christmas Present television movie on Disney Channel, which won her a Young Artist Award.
She became a household name and fan favorite when she appeared as lovable socialite London Tipton on the Disney series "The Suite Life" and "The Suite Life On Deck." She additionally played the character of Tia on "Phil of the Future", and had starring roles in the television film "Get a Clue".
All grown up, Brenda Song played Christy on "The Social Network," portraying the girlfriend of Facebook CFO Eduardo Saverin played by Andrew Garfield. She also appeared in popular series like "Scandal" and "New Girl. She really hoped to get screened for the massive hit film "Crazy Rich Asians," but she wasn’t even able to get an audition.
Her managers approached the film’s producers, but they told them Song did not look Asian enough. It was a big disappointment, but since, she’s been a busy little bee taking the lead in both the Netflix film "Secret Obsession" and the Hulu series "Dollface." Song coupled up with fellow child star Macaulay Culkin and welcomed a child in 2021. Since then, rumors continue to swirl that the two are engaged!
Shannon Woodward Then
Shannon Woodward is known for her versatile performances in both television and film. In her early career, Woodward appeared in various television shows, including "The Drew Carey Show" and "Malcolm in the Middle." Woodward gained wider recognition for her role as Sabrina Collins in the sitcom "Raising Hope" (2010-2014), where she portrayed a young mother navigating the challenges of raising a child.
Her comedic timing and relatable portrayal garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. She continued to expand her acting repertoire with notable film roles in movies like "The Haunting of Molly Hartley" and "Adult World," demonstrating her ability to tackle dramatic and comedic roles with depth and skill.
Today, Shannon is best known for her roles in the FOX sitcom "Raising Hope." She appeared in Katy Perry’s music video “Hot n Cold.” Katy Perry guest-starred in two episodes of Raising Hope. You guessed it; the two are BFFs. Woodward is also famous for playing programming whiz Elsie Hughes on HBO’s sci-fi thriller Westworld. She's since tried her hand at voice acting in the podcasts " Hot White Heist" and "The Division: Hearts on Fire."
Woodward's career has been marked by her commitment to authentic and nuanced performances, earning her praise and respect in the industry. With her talent and dedication, Shannon Woodward has established herself as a talented and versatile actress in the industry.
Alanis Morissette Then
Alanis Morissette, born on June 1, 1974, in Ottawa, Canada, is a singer-songwriter and actress known for her powerful vocals and introspective lyrics. In addition to her musical accomplishments, Morissette also had a brief stint in acting on Nickelodeon. In the 1990s, she appeared in the popular children's show "You Can't Do That on Television."
Her appearances on the show further expanded her audience and showcased her versatility as a performer. Morissette rose to fame with her breakthrough album "Jagged Little Pill" in 1995, which spawned hit singles like "You Oughta Know" and "Ironic." The album's success established her as an influential figure in the music industry.
Her true calling turned out to be music. As an adult, Alanis Morissette broke into the music industry with her first album, "Alanis," featuring her distinctive mezzo-soprano. It’s a rare feat for women to make in the male-dominated rock business. And in 1995, with "Jagged Little Pill, "she went platinum twelve times over. “You Oughta Know” playing on KROQ in LA started things out.
Hits “Hand in My Pocket,” “Ironic,” and “All I Really Want” continued the trend. International success and sold-out tours catapulted her fame. Since then, she's continued to make albums and tour the world and remains one of the most significant and influential female artists in the industry.
Ariana Grande Then
Ariana Grande, born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who rose to prominence through her work on Nickelodeon. In the past, Grande gained recognition for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon sitcom "Victorious" (2010-2013). Following her success on Nickelodeon, Grande transitioned into a music career and released her debut album, "Yours Truly," in 2013.
The album's lead single, "The Way," expressed her incredible vocal range and marked the beginning of her ascent in the music industry. Grande's versatility as an entertainer, from her early acting days on Nickelodeon to her global success as a pop superstar, has solidified her status as an influential and multifaceted artist.
Grande eventually released "Yours Truly," her first solo album, in 2013, and it climbed the charts. Her third album, "Dangerous Woman," came out in 2016 and catapulted her to international stardom. Her music videos have been viewed nine billion times on YouTube and other video channels. To the surprise of her fans, she wed a relatively unknown real estate agent, Dalton Gomez, in 2021.
With a slew of music awards and a massive social media following, the showbiz world is Grande's oyster. Grande has become one of the biggest pop stars of her generation, known for her powerful vocals and catchy hits that have garnered critical acclaim and topped the charts.
Alexa Nikolas Then
This Nickelodeon starlet made her debut on "Zoey 101" as a 12-year-old. Alexa Nikolas starred on the kid-favorite Nick show for two seasons. She played Nicole Bristow and won two honors for her work. She also guest-starred on "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," "Judging Amy," and "That’s Life." In addition, Nikolas appeared on "Hidden Hills" regularly and also on the 2005 series "Revelations."
Following her departure from Zoey 101, Nikolas guest starred on various other television series, most notably "ER," "Without a Trace," "Criminal Minds," and "Heroes." After landing the role of young Carrie in "King of Queens," her transition to adult roles was seamless!
Alexa Nikolas proved her chops as an adult actress by joining the cast of "Ghost Whisperer" and the CW’s "Supernatural." Most notably, however, she made appearances in "The Walking Dead" and played Wendy in "Mad Men." In 2012, she married Canadian musician Mike Milosh and in 2013, she retired from acting.
Sadly after a rocky romance, things weren't going as planned between the two, and four years after tieing the knot, they decided to go their separate ways. In 2022 Alexa founded the Eat Predators movement and has dropped acting or anything else to do in the industry altogether; however, will always be remembered for her glorious Nickelodeon days.
Jennette McCurdy Then
Jennette McCurdy was born on June 26, 1992, and became widely known for her role as Sam Puckett in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" (2007-2012). Her portrayal of the tough yet comedic character earned her a dedicated fan base and projected her talent for physical comedy.
During her time on Nickelodeon, McCurdy starred in the spin-off series "Sam & Cat" alongside Ariana Grande, further solidifying her presence in the network's lineup. Beyond her work on Nickelodeon, McCurdy has pursued other acting endeavors, including roles in films like "Swindle" and "Pet." Additionally, McCurdy has delved into music, releasing her own songs and pursuing a country music career.
Jennette McCurdy decided to retire from acting and instead is more interested in writing and directing films. She’s also been very open and candid on her podcast "Empty Inside" about her difficult experiences as a child actor. She's gone on to write on the topic of health struggles for the Huffington Post.
She also writes for the Wall Street Journal as a series writer and has been a columnist for Seventeen. Jennette McCurdy's contributions to Nickelodeon and her subsequent ventures have showcased her versatility as an entertainer, transitioning from a beloved child star to a multifaceted artist exploring various creative avenues.
Christina Vidal Then
Christina Vidal made her mark on Nickelodeon. In the past, Vidal gained recognition for her role as Taina Morales in the Nickelodeon sitcom "Taina" (2001-2002). Her portrayal of the aspiring young singer navigating the challenges of high school resonated with audiences and showcased her talent.
Prior to her Nickelodeon role, Vidal had appeared in films such as "Life with Mikey" and "Welcome to the Dollhouse," displaying her acting prowess at an early age. Following her time on Nickelodeon, Vidal continued her acting career, appearing in television shows like "Code Black" and "Training Day." She has also pursued a musical career, releasing songs and performing live.
Christina Vidal's contributions to Nickelodeon and subsequent acting and musical endeavors highlight her versatility as an entertainer. Her talent, charisma, and dedication have made a lasting impact in the industry. She did try to pursue a music career, but despite signing with MCA briefly, nothing significant has panned out, and until this day, she remains on the edge and fails to become part of the mainstream of the industry.
In 2016 she married her long-lost love Marcus Emanuel Mitchell, and they have been strongly together since. The couple makes an effort to keep their love life out of the limelight (which is not an easy thing to do when you're in Hollywood) and raise their two children in privacy.
Miranda Cosgrove Then
Miranda Cosgrove gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Carly Shay in the hit Nickelodeon series "iCarly" (2007-2012). The show became a cultural phenomenon and showcased Cosgrove's comedic timing, charm, and acting abilities. It catapulted her to stardom and solidified her as a beloved figure among young audiences.
During her Nickelodeon tenure, Cosgrove also lent her voice to the character of Margo in the animated film franchise "Despicable Me," further expanding her reach and showcasing her versatility. In addition to her success in television, Cosgrove pursued a music career. She released several albums and singles, including the chart-topping track "Leave It All to Me," the theme song for "iCarly."
After her Nickelodeon days, Cosgrove continued to act in various television shows and films. She also attended the University of Southern California, balancing her academic pursuits with her artistic endeavors. After graduating with a psychology degree, She found her way back to her "iCarly" roots by starring in its reboot.
Miranda Cosgrove's time at Nickelodeon not only launched her career but also solidified her as a talented and versatile performer. Her work on the network, combined with her musical pursuits, has made her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Cosgrove's continued success and growth as an actress and singer showcase her talent and determination.
Olivia Holt Then
Olivia Holt made a name for herself during her time at Nickelodeon. Holt's career began to flourish when she landed the lead role of Kim Crawford in the Disney XD series "Kickin' It" (2011-2015). Her portrayal of a skilled martial artist showcased her athletic abilities and acting skills, earning her a dedicated fan base. Following her success on Disney XD, Holt ventured into the world of music, releasing her debut single, "Phoenix," in 2016.
Her subsequent releases, including "Generous" and "History," showcased her evolving musical style and received positive feedback from fans and critics. Holt's time in Nickelodeon came through her role as Skylar Storm in the superhero comedy series "Mighty Med" (2013-2015) and its spin-off "Lab Rats: Elite Force" (2016). Her dynamic portrayal of a superhero with superpowers further highlighted her range as an actress.
Transitioning to adult acting, Olivia Holt joined the cast of the" Same Kind of Different as Me" with Renee Zellweger and Greg Kinnear. She was cast as the lead in "Class Rank," an independent comedy, and she was set to star in "Status Update" in 2016. She has also pursued a music career and has since released a few albums!
Her music hasn't stopped her acting career. She's since landed a starring role in the tv series "Cruel Summer." Her ability to transition seamlessly between acting and music emphasizes her passion and dedication to her craft. Holt's continued success in the industry is a testament to her talent and growing fan base.
Tara Strong Then
Tara Strong’s career in acting started when she was 13. The Toronto-born actress landed the lead in the Hello Kitty animated series as one of her first jobs. Moving to LA brought her many new projects, such as "Party of Five," "National Lampoon’s Senior Trip," and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."
Perhaps surprisingly to fans, Tara, a prolific voice actress, has lent her talent to numerous Nickelodeon characters, including roles in iconic shows like "The Fairly OddParents" and "Rugrats." At Nickelodeon, she played Miss Collins in "Big Time Rush," showcasing her versatility and skill. She has left an indelible mark on the industry.
As a child actor, Tara won a Daytime Emmy nomination and an Annie Award. She snagged an Interactive Achievement Award for Rikku in "Final Fantasy X-2." She's even lent her incredible vocal skills to Marvel. She voices Miss Minutes in the "Loki" series. For almost a decade, she married Craig Strong, a recognized real estate agent; however, by the time 2019 kicked in, the two decided to go their separate ways.
In the summer of 2022, the couple got divorced; however, they continue to raise their two sons together. Tara has revealed that she has recently become vegan and that it has changed her entire life. She feels healthier, fitter and knows she has chosen the right path in life.
Jamie Lynn Spears Then
Jamie Lynn Spears is Britney Spears's, little sis. As the younger sister of pop star Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn showcased her own acting talents and charm, capturing the hearts of young viewers. Her portrayal of Zoey, a student navigating the challenges of a co-ed boarding school, resonated with audiences and made her a relatable figure.
Jamie Lynn's time on Nickelodeon propelled her career, establishing her as a rising star in the entertainment industry and solidifying her place among the network's beloved stars. On Instagram, she shared, “I grew up on this show, so it was pretty much my childhood also.” The show ended in 2008 when Jamie Lynn fell pregnant with her daughter Maddie. She faced lots of flak for ‘irresponsible behavior.’
Jamie Lynn Now
She married Jamie Watson in 2014; they have one daughter, whom she loves showing off on social media. Spears was briefly engaged to her boyfriend, her first daughter’s father, but it fell apart. Netflix cast Spears as a regular on "Sweet Magnolias" in 2019. She’s joined a reunion cast from Nickelodeon’s "All That" and "Zoey 101" as Thelma Stump.
She's since been in the tabloids more for her tumultuous and strained relationship with her big sister and less for her career. It is reported that Jamie has no contact with her sister and that they only communicate thought comments and remarks on social media posts. Sad.
Kira Kosarin Then
Kirs Kosarin made a lasting impression on Nickelodeon through her role as Phoebe Thunderman in the superhero sitcom "The Thundermans" (2013-2018). At the age of 12, she set herself on a path to stardom, taking acting classes and performing in community theaterAs the confident and powerful superhero, Kosarin showcased her acting prowess and comedic timing, winning over audiences with her charm.
Her portrayal of Phoebe earned her a dedicated fan base and established her as a rising star in the network. Kira Kosarin's time on Nickelodeon allowed her to shine as a talented actress and cemented her place among the roster of beloved Nickelodeon stars.
Throughout her Nickelodeon career, she was nominated for two Kids’ Choice Awards, and "Thundermans" won Favorite TV Show in 2016. The self-proclaimed musician, actress, and yoga chick is all grown up. Transitioning from child acting, she appeared in the second season of "Light as a Feather," a horror series from Hulu.
According to her Instagram bio, she’s “trying to be a good human while floating on this doomed space rock.” To keep up with Kosarin’s music efforts, she has a YouTube channel where she posts covers and original songs. She hit it big and signed with Republic Records in 2022!
Brec Bassinger Then
Brec started as a model competing in beauty pageants and cheerleading competitions; however, soon enough, show biz was calling. She made her mark on Nickelodeon through her lead role as Bella Dawson in the sitcom "Bella and the Bulldogs" (2015-2016). Her portrayal of a talented cheerleader-turned-quarterback captured the hearts of audiences and highlighted her acting skills and athleticism.
Brec's magnetic presence and relatable performance resonated with viewers, solidifying her as a rising star in the network. With her undeniable talent and charisma, Brec Bassinger's time on Nickelodeon paved the way for further success in her career, establishing her as a promising young actress in the entertainment industry.
Brec went on to star as Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl in the DC Universe series "Stargirl" (2020-present), earning critical acclaim for her portrayal of the superhero. Her talent, versatility, and dedication have allowed her to transition from Nickelodeon to more mature roles, solidifying her status as a rising star.
With a promising future, Brec Bassinger continues to captivate audiences with her performances and leaves an indelible mark on the entertainment world. After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Brec has supported JDRF as a national ambassador and managed to merge more meaningful activities into her life.
Aww! Look at this, sweetie. Bailee Madison starred in the Nickelodeon shows "The Last Day of Summer" and the TV Christmas special "Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh. " She’s been in front of the camera since she was an infant. Fans also adored her on the Disney Channel as Maxine in "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Bridge to Terabithia," another Disney production.
Bailee Madison's time on Nickelodeon was a launching pad for her successful career, establishing her as a talented actress with a promising future in the entertainment industry. Just like many other Nickelodeon kid stars, Madison has a lot going for her as she was growing up.
Bailee's versatility and dedication have earned her critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base, solidifying her as a rising star in the entertainment world. As a young actress moving into the rest of Hollywood, starring in "Lonely Hearts" kicked things off. She won accolades and a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination for her performance in "Brothers," the 2009 action-thriller film.
While she continues to act, Bailee has tried her hand at writing and producing. Bailee has her own fashion line at Macy’s and hosts a podcast. She also keeps busy with her philanthropic work to fight childhood cancer, so there is never a dull moment, and there is always room for significant and charitable causes in her life.
Amber Montana Then
Born Amber Dawn Frank, this Nickelodeon actress, was born in Tampa, Florida. She gained recognition through her role as Taylor Hathaway in the Nickelodeon sitcom "The Haunted Hathaways" (2013-2015). Her portrayal of a teenage girl living in a house haunted by ghosts showcased her acting skills and comedic timing. Amber's charming and relatable performance resonated with audiences, making her a beloved figure on Nickelodeon.
While her time on the network was notable, she has since ventured into other projects, continuing to pursue her acting career. Amber Montana's talent and charisma have positioned her as a promising young actress in the entertainment industry.
Amber is already deep in her twenties. She’s the leading voice for "Spirit Riding Free," a Netflix series. Her work earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2019. She’s also starred in "Party Mom," a Lifetime TV film, and she loves jazz music and singing. With her passion and dedication, Amber Montana is carving a path for herself in the industry, leaving a lasting impact on audiences.
Her last movie released was in 2020, Hubie Halloween, where she played a Female Zombie Band Singer. She is currently working on brand new projects, and being so young, she has her entire future awaiting her, and keeping us very curious.
Lori Beth Denberg
Lori Beth Denberg is best known for her memorable role as a cast member on the hit Nickelodeon sketch comedy show "All That" (1994-2000). Her comedic timing and larger-than-life characters made her a fan favorite. Lori Beth's hilarious and energetic performances, including her iconic "Vital Information" segment, showcased her comedic talent and endeared her to audiences of all ages.
Her contributions to "All That" made her an integral part of the show's success and solidified her as a beloved figure in the Nickelodeon universe. Lori Beth Denberg's comedic prowess continues to be celebrated by fans, and her time on Nickelodeon left a lasting impact on children's television.
At 25, Lori Beth decided it was time to leave the Nick show circuit. In 2019, she went on the "Nostalgia Personified" tour with "All That" co-stars performing live shows. She told Vice, “It’s really exciting for the Nickelodeon fans to be hanging out with us and drinking beer, you know, very grown-up.”
She’s also shown up on Nickelodeon’s "All That" reboot and has paired with co-star Danny Tamberelli for the digital series "Tonopah Five." Lori Beth's memorable performances and comedic abilities have earned her a dedicated fan base, making her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Her career continues to thrive as she delights audiences with her comedic talents.
Lindsey Shaw Then
Lindsey Shaw made her mark on Nickelodeon through her portrayal of Jennifer "Moze" Mosely in the popular teen sitcom "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004-2007). Her performance as the confident and resourceful Moze highlighted her acting skills and relatability. Lindsey's chemistry with her co-stars and comedic timing won over audiences, making her a fan favorite.
She was definitely one of a kind at the time. Her time on Nickelodeon allowed her to establish herself as a talented young actress, setting the stage for further success in her career. Lindsey Shaw's memorable role on the network remains a part of her legacy in children's television shows.
Lindsay has enjoyed a diverse and successful career as an actress. She went on to star in the mega-hit show "Pretty Little Liars" for almost a decade! In February 2020, the all-grown-up kids from "Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide" reunited for a reunion show. She gushed over her old friends on Instagram, saying, “Really excited at the possibility of creating with you all again.”
Lindsey's dedication to her craft and ability to connect with audiences has solidified her as a respected actress in the industry. With her talent and determination, Lindsey Shaw continues to leave a lasting impact on the entertainment world.
Vanessa Baden Then
Vanessa Baden was born in 1985 and gained recognition during her young days as a talented actress. She made her mark on Nickelodeon through her role as Kyra Rockmore in the hit sitcom "Kenan & Kel" (1996-2000). Vanessa's portrayal of the smart and sassy best friend showcased her acting skills and comedic timing.
Her chemistry with the cast and ability to captivate audiences made her a beloved figure on Nickelodeon. Vanessa Baden's early career on the network helped establish her as a talented young actress, leaving a lasting impression on fans of the show and setting the stage for further success in her career.
Since her childhood acting days, she has become a writer, director, and producer. She starred, co-wrote, and co-produced "Giants," a web series on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel. She even won a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her role in the show! She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Sociology and Media production and is a well-known community organizer staffing Brave New Films as well as other organizations.
She’s worked on "Ozark," the critically acclaimed Netflix original series, and she’s a wife and a mother. Vanessa Baden's commitment to her craft, combined with her advocacy work, has solidified her as a multifaceted talent and a positive influence in the industry. Today, she continues to make a mark as an actress, activist, and role model.
Malese Jow Then
Malese Jow made her mark on the network through her role as Geena Fabiano in the hit sitcom "Unfabulous" (2004-2007). Malese's vibrant and engaging portrayal of Geena captured the hearts of viewers, showcasing her acting talent and charm. Her on-screen chemistry with co-star Emma Roberts added to the show's popularity.
Malese Jow's time on Nickelodeon established her as a talented young actress, and she has since continued to shine in the industry, taking on diverse roles in both television and film. With her talent, versatility, and youthful energy, Malese Jow continues to make waves in the entertainment world.
Malese Jow continues to thrive in the entertainment industry today. With her youthful charm and undeniable talent, Malese has expanded her repertoire beyond her early days on Nickelodeon. She has taken on diverse roles in television and film, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Malese has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in shows like "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Flash," where she has captivated audiences with her depth and range.
Additionally, she has explored her musical talents, releasing her own music and showcasing her singing skills. Malese Jow's passion, dedication, and talent have solidified her as a respected and versatile performer, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. Her future holds exciting possibilities as she continues to grow and evolve as an artist.
Joanna Garcia Then
Joanna Garcia Swisher was ten years old when she took her first lead role in community theater. She hit the big-time, landing Samantha on "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" on Nickelodeon. She commuted to Montreal, Canada, where the show was taped from Florida to join the cast. She was 14 years old and played the part for all three seasons. Sadly the show was canceled in 1996.
Luckily, she moved on to "Freaks and Geeks" as Vicky and joined the cast of the CW sitcom "Reba." Joanna Garcia's early career on the network helped establish her as a rising star. She has since gone on to achieve success in various television shows and films, further solidifying her talent and versatility as an actress.
As she transitioned from child stardom, Joanna got the role of Bree on "Gossip Girl." She also guest-starred on "How I Met Your Mother" and lent her voice to "The Penguins of Madagascar." What she loves best is entertaining and remodeling the backyard of her home, which includes a movie theater and a wood-fired pizza oven. Joanna told People, “It’s endless inspiration for me.” She keeps a blog called “The Happy Place” to share her latest incarnations.
Joanna's ability to portray relatable and multi-dimensional characters has earned her critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. Beyond her acting prowess, she has also ventured into producing, further expanding her creative contributions. Joanna Garcia's enduring presence and remarkable talent have solidified her status as a respected actress in the industry, and she continues to shine brightly in her current endeavors.
Keke Palmer Then
Keke Palmer burst onto the scene as a young talent and made a significant impact during her time at Nickelodeon. She starred in the hit series "True Jackson, VP" (2008-2011), where she portrayed a fashion-savvy teenager navigating the world of high fashion. Keke's infectious energy, natural acting abilities, and powerful singing voice captivated audiences. Her impressive range of talents allowed her to transition seamlessly between acting, singing, and hosting.
Keke's success on Nickelodeon served as a springboard for her career, leading to notable roles in film and television. She has continued to evolve as an artist, using her platform to advocate for social justice and inspire young individuals. Keke Palmer's remarkable talent and unwavering authenticity have made her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.
The actress shifted to music in 2003 with a performance on "American Idol’s" spin-off, "American Juniors." In 2005, she kicked off her recording ambitions with an Atlantic Records contract releasing the single “All My Girlz.” Her name is also in the showbiz history books as she was the first black woman to play Cinderella on Broadway. Shifting back to acting, Keke starred in the mega-hit film "Hustlers" and the tv show "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder."
She was also a fan-favorite Met Gala red carpet-host! Keke's influential voice extends beyond her artistry, as she uses her platform to advocate for social justice issues and inspire young individuals. With her unwavering authenticity and commitment to making a difference, Keke Palmer is an inspiring figure and a true powerhouse in the entertainment industry.
Lily Collins Then
The daughter of British rock musician Phil Collins, Lily Collins moved to LA from Surrey when she was eight to act and model. began her acting journey in her young days and made notable appearances on Nickelodeon. She portrayed the character of Phoebe in the Nickelodeon teen sitcom "Just Jordan" (2007-2008), where her talent and on-screen charisma were evident.
Lily's youthful charm and natural acting abilities caught the attention of audiences. While her time on Nickelodeon was a stepping stone in her career, Lily has blossomed into a versatile and acclaimed actress. She has starred in successful films, including "Mirror Mirror" and "To the Bone."
Now, she’s a published author. At USC, she earned a degree in broadcast journalism. Her first book "Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me" was released in 2017 to critical acclaim. As a teen, she began writing columns for the British magazine "Elle Girl," as well as "Teen Vogue," and "Seventeen." However, she's now most well known for her leading role in the (love to hate it ) Netflix show "Emily In Paris."
Beyond acting, Lily has also ventured into writing and released her memoir, "Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me." With her poise, elegance, and talent, Lily Collins continues to shine as a prominent figure in the industry, captivating audiences with her charisma and leaving a mark on film and television.
Emily Ratajkowski Then
This American model was born in London, but she was raised in San Diego. Her first gig was a role on Nickelodeon’s hit show "iCarly" from 2009 to 2010, playing Tasha. In 2009, she moved into modeling full-time. Emily's on-screen presence and beauty caught the eye of viewers. While her time on Nickelodeon was brief, she used it as a stepping stone to further her career in the fashion and entertainment industry.
Emily Ratajkowski has become a prominent model, actress, and activist known for her striking beauty and outspoken views on body positivity and feminism. Her confident and fearless persona has made her a prominent figure in popular culture, expresing her versatility and determination to challenge societal norms.
While initially recognized for her modeling career, Emily has expanded her horizons to become a multifaceted talent. She has appeared in various films, including "Gone Girl" and "We Are Your Friends," showcasing her acting abilities and versatility. Beyond her work in the industry, Emily is also a vocal advocate for body positivity and women's rights. She uses her platform to challenge societal norms and promote self-acceptance.
With her unapologetic nature and determination to break barriers, Emily Ratajkowski remains a prominent figure in popular culture, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry and inspiring others along the way. She is, without a doubt, an inspiration to others.
Jenna Leigh Green Then
Jenna found success in her young days as a talented actress, including her time on Nickelodeon. She gained recognition for her role as Libby Chessler, the snobby cheerleader, in the popular Nickelodeon series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (1996-2003). Jenna's portrayal of Libby showcased her comedic timing and ability to bring memorable characters to life. Her on-screen presence and dynamic performances made her a fan favorite.
Jenna Leigh Green's early career on Nickelodeon helped establish her as a rising star, and she has since continued to pursue various projects in film, television, and theater. With her talent and passion for the craft, Jenna continues to make her mark in the industry, captivating audiences with her performances and leaving a lasting impression.
Jenna Leigh Green continues to shine in the entertainment industry today. Beyond her early days on Nickelodeon, Jenna has expanded her repertoire and expressed her talent in various projects. She has explored her passion for theater, starring in Broadway productions like "Wicked" and "Bare: A Pop Opera," where she received critical acclaim for her performances. Jenna's versatility as an actress extends to film and television, where she has taken on a range of roles, captivating audiences with her talent and depth.
In addition to her acting pursuits, Jenna is also a skilled singer and has released her own music. With her dedication to her craft and unwavering passion, Jenna Leigh Green continues to make her mark and inspire others with her talent and artistic journey.
Allie DiMeco Then
She portrayed the character of Rosalina in the hit musical sitcom "The Naked Brothers Band" (2007-2009). Allie's portrayal of the talented bassist and love interest of the lead character showcased her acting abilities and musical talent. Her on-screen chemistry with her co-stars and her musical performances captivated audiences.
Allie DiMeco's time on Nickelodeon helped establish her as a young talent, and she has since continued to pursue her passion for music. While she has taken a step back from acting, Allie has remained active in the music industry, pursuing her own musical projects and showcasing her talents as a singer-songwriter.
Allie DiMeco has continued to pursue her passions beyond her early days at Nickelodeon. While she has taken a step back from acting, Allie has remained active in the music industry. She has embraced her talents as a singer-songwriter, showcasing her unique voice and musical abilities. Allie has released her own music and continues to captivate listeners with her soulful sound and heartfelt lyrics.
Her dedication to her craft and her passion for music shines through in her work. Allie DiMeco's journey in the industry has allowed her to explore her artistic expression and connect with audiences through her music, leaving a lasting impression as she continues to pursue her musical endeavors.
Ashley Leggat Then
Ashley Leggat made her mark in her young days. She gained recognition for her role as Casey McDonald in the popular teen sitcom "Life with Derek" (2005-2009). Ashley's portrayal of the intelligent and opinionated Casey showcased her acting skills and comedic timing. Her on-screen chemistry with her co-stars and her relatable performance resonated with audiences.
Ashley Leggat's early career on Nickelodeon helped establish her as a talented actress, and she has since continued to pursue various projects in film and television. With her versatility and charm, Ashley has impressed audiences with her performances and continues to showcase her talent in the industry.
Ashley Leggat has continued to make strides in the entertainment industry today. Beyond her time on Nickelodeon, she has expanded her repertoire and showcased her versatility as an actress. Ashley has taken on diverse roles in both film and television, captivating audiences with her talent and dedication to her craft. She has embraced challenging and complex characters, demonstrating her range and ability to bring depth to her performances.
In addition to her acting pursuits, Ashley is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has used her platform to promote positivity and self-acceptance. With her unwavering passion and commitment to her art, Ashley Leggat remains a respected figure in the industry, continuing to make her mark with each new project she undertakes.
Jordan Todosey Then
Jordan Todosey made a notable impact in her young days, including her time on Nickelodeon. She gained recognition for her role as Adam Torres, a transgender character, in the groundbreaking teen drama series "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (2010-2013), a role that won her A Gemini Award. Jordan's portrayal of Adam showcased her acting abilities and brought important representation to the screen. Her performance was praised for its authenticity and sensitivity, earning her critical acclaim.
Jordan Todosey's involvement with Nickelodeon demonstrated her willingness to tackle challenging and socially relevant roles, leaving a lasting impact on viewers. While she has continued to pursue her acting career, Jordan's portrayal of Adam remains a significant part of her legacy, contributing to important conversations surrounding gender identity and inclusion in media.
Jordan Todosey has continued to evolve as a talented actress in her career today. While her notable in "Degrassi: The Next Generation" brought her recognition, she has since explored various projects and demonstrated versatility. Jordan has taken on diverse roles in film and television, showcasing her range and commitment to her craft. Additionally, she has used her platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and raise awareness about important social issues.
Jordan's passion for authenticity and inclusion shines through in her work, making her an influential figure in the industry. With her dedication to meaningful storytelling and commitment to making a positive impact, Jordan Todosey continues to leave her mark in the entertainment world.
Elizabeth Gillies Then
Elizabeth Gillies was born in 1993 in Hawthorn, New Jersey. She has been acting since she was 21 years old. Much like many familiar faces on TV, Gillies's first gigs were in commercials. She made the decision to become a full-time actress at 15 years old when she quit regular high school for an online high school program that wouldn't interfere with her career.
Gillies's breakthrough role was in the Nickelodeon series "Victorious," where she played the unpredictable Jade West. That role is when she showed the world she can sing as well as act and gave her the opportunity to work with Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande.
Unlike other people on this list, Gillies never went off the grid after wrapping up the set of her breakthrough role. She was involved in many other acting and music projects as well as musical collaboration with former castmate Ariana Grande. Elizabeth's captivating performances have showcased her range, whether it be in television shows like "Dynasty" or in musical theater productions like "13" and "Waitress."
Her powerful vocals and magnetic stage presence have earned her acclaim in both the acting and music realms. With her fierce and determined demeanor, Elizabeth Gillies continues to captivate audiences with her talent, versatility, and dedication to her craft. These days Gillies is most well known for her role as Fallon Carrington in the series "Dynasty." Her next big goal is to win an Oscar, and something tells us it won't take long until she does.
Daniella Monet Zuvic
Daniella Monet Zuvic was born in 1989 in Los Angeles. She started acting in commercials when she was seven years old. Daniella is a Nickelodeon veteran. While her acting career includes many productions, her most memorable parts are from various Nick shows, including "Zoey 101" and "Victorious." In "Victorious," Daniella played the part of Trina Vega, Tori's less-talented sister who refuses to acknowledge her lack of talent and keeps insisting on acting and singing as a career.
Daniella's presence on Nickelodeon showcased her talent and versatility as an actress, and she became a beloved figure among young audiences. Her contributions to Nickelodeon have left a lasting impact, and she continues to be remembered for her memorable performances on the network.
Daniella has done all but fades into the background after her "Victorious" days. She must feel completely at home with Nickelodeon as she kept participating in many other Nickelodeon productions. She has a child named Gio with her fiancé Andrew Gardner. She appeared in fellow Nickelodeon-alum Arian Grande's hit music video for "Thank U, Next."
Over the years, she has hosted shows like "AwesomenessTV" and "Paradise Run" and launched her own line of vegan and cruelty-free beauty products called "Karma Organic." Daniella's passion for environmental activism and healthy living also shines through in her advocacy work. With her diverse ventures and commitment to making a positive impact, Daniella Monet has established herself as a multi-talented entertainer and entrepreneur.
Kristin Herrera Then
Kristin Herrera is no stranger to a camera. Her acting career started when she was only six years old, acting in commercials. She performed in an array of small roles on TV before getting her first recurring role as Lourdes Del Torro in "General Hospital." In 2005, Kristin scored another recurring role, this time, it was that of Dana Cruz in "Zoey 101."
Kristin's portrayal of Dana showcased her acting abilities. Beyond her time on Nickelodeon, Kristin has continued to pursue acting opportunities in both film and television. While her career has taken different directions, her role as Dana Cruz remains a significant part of her legacy on Nickelodeon, and she is remembered fondly by fans of the show.
After leaving "Zoey 101," Kristin participated in a few productions, and in 2008 she announced that she is quitting acting altogether. Despite her retirement, she reunited with her Nickelodeon castmates on the "All That" reboot in 2020. While she hasn't achieved the same level of mainstream success as some of her peers, she has appeared in various film and television projects.
Herrera has taken on roles in independent films such as "Minority Report" (2002) and "Freedom Writers" (2007), showing her talent and versatility as an actress. Additionally, she has made guest appearances on popular television shows like "CSI: Miami" and "The Mentalist."
Erin Sanders Then
Nick alum Erin Sanders was known for playing the role of Quinn Pensky, the science enthusiast on "Zoey 101." She originally auditioned to play Nicole (eventually portrayed by Alexa Nikolas), but she made such an impression that the creator wrote Quinn just for her. Quite impressive when you learn she was only 14 at the time.
Beyond "Zoey 101," Erin has appeared in other Nickelodeon shows such as "Big Time Rush" and "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures." Her talent and versatility as an actress have allowed her to take on diverse roles in film and television, solidifying her presence in the industry.
After her successful run on "Zoey 101," Erin Sanders continued to make her mark in the entertainment industry. She expanded her repertoire by starring or guest-starring in various notable productions, showcasing her range as an actress. Additionally, Erin took on a guest role in the hit crime drama "CSI: Miami."
Beyond her acting career, Erin is known for her passion for yoga and rock climbing, which she frequently shares with her followers on social media. Her engaging presence and occasional swimsuit pictures on Instagram reflect her vibrant and multifaceted personality. Erin Sanders has demonstrated her talent, versatility, and zest for life, solidifying her place in the industry.
Abby Wilde Then
If you were an avid watcher of "Zoey 101," you would undoubtedly recognize Abby Wilde's face as Stacey Dillsen, the eccentric and quirky character with a signature speech impediment. Prior to landing the role of Stacey, Wilde had limited on-screen experience, primarily being involved in a few theater productions as a teenager.
However, her portrayal of Stacey was so captivating and memorable that it opened doors for her in the industry. Wilde's notable performance on "Zoey 101" led to several guest appearances in other popular Nickelodeon shows, such as "Drake & Josh" and "Sam & Cat," further solidifying her presence within the Nickelodeon universe.
Following her time playing Stacey Dillsen on "Zoey 101," Abby Wilde has taken a different path in her acting career. While she hasn't been as active in film or television, she has dedicated her focus to local theater. Embracing her love for the stage, Abby has honed her craft and continued to pursue her passion for live performances. Moreover, she has taken on the role of mentor and educator, sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring actors.
Through coaching sessions and acting classes, Abby imparts her wisdom and guides the younger generation in their artistic journeys. By investing her time in nurturing emerging talent, Abby Wilde remains an influential figure in the acting community, leaving a lasting impact beyond her memorable portrayal of Stacey Dillsen.
Allison Scagliotti Then
Allison Scagliotti gained prominence through her portrayal of Mindy Crenshaw in the popular series "Drake & Josh." After attending a regular school, she made the transition to homeschooling at the age of 11 to nurture her growing love for acting. Scagliotti dedicated herself to honing her craft through acting lessons, which led to her securing minor roles in television movies and shows.
Her portrayal of the intelligent and quick-witted Mindy Crenshaw garnered her widespread recognition. Following her time on "Drake & Josh," Scagliotti has continued to showcase her talent in various projects, including appearances in popular shows like "Warehouse 13" and "Stitchers." Her versatility as an actress and memorable performances have solidified her presence in the industry.
Allison Scagliotti is best known for her role as Mindy Crenshaw in "Drake & Josh." She attended a regular school until the age of 11, at which point she transitioned to home-schooling to accommodate her burgeoning passion for acting. Early on, Scagliotti honed her skills by taking acting lessons, and her dedication paid off as she began landing small roles in TV movies and shows. However, her portrayal of the intelligent and quick-witted Mindy Crenshaw garnered her widespread recognition.
Alison is recognized as a talented actress, but that is not all. She is a respected musician and director, and the industry has not yet seen (or heard) the last from her. Her stage name, La Femme Pendu, goes before her, and we are eager to see what more she brings to this world.
Emma Degerstedt Then
Emma Degerstedt was born in Los Angeles in 1992, which means she is one of the few people who didn't need to move there in order to pursue an acting career. Degerstedt's first role on TV was also her breakthrough role as Maris in "Unfabulous." It is almost as if high school shows throughout the years have taught us that the 'mean girl' trope is not going anywhere. She is best known for her role as Brooke Margolin in the popular musical series "Unfabulous" (2004-2007), starring alongside Emma Roberts.
Emma's portrayal of Brooke allowed her to showcase her musical prowess and gain recognition as a talented young actress. While her career has expanded beyond Nickelodeon, her time on the network helped solidify her presence in the industry and left a lasting impression on fans of the show.
After her time on Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous," Emma Degerstedt continued to pursue her passion for acting and singing. She expanded her career beyond the realm of television and ventured into stage performances. Emma made her Broadway debut in the musical "Hairspray," taking on the role of Amber Von Tussle. Her exceptional vocal talent and stage presence captivated audiences, showcasing her versatility as a performer.
Additionally, Emma has appeared in regional theater productions, including playing leading roles in shows like "A Chorus Line" and "Legally Blonde." Her performances have garnered critical acclaim and solidified her reputation as a skilled and versatile actress. Emma Degerstedt's career has thrived on stage and screen, allowing her to continue to shine as a talented performer in the entertainment industry.
Chelsea Tavares Then
Tavares was born in 1991 in Los Angeles as Chelsea Royce Tavares and became passionate about acting at ten years old. She had small roles in the TV shows "The Practice" and "The District" prior to being cast as Cranberry St. Claire in "Unfabulous." Cranberry's character was friends with Maris, the designated mean girl of the show. She played that ditsy role from 2004 until 2007.
She is known and loved for her portrayal of Cranberry on the hit series "Just Jordan" (2007-2008), where she showcased her comedic timing and acting skills. Chelsea also appeared in other Nickelodeon shows such as "True Jackson, VP" and "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures." Her performances were praised for their energy and charm, making her a fan favorite among viewers.
After "Unfabulous," Tavares went on to maintain a prolific acting career which includes major roles in TV shows such as "Just Jordan," "Make It or Break It," and "All American." She has also voiced two video games and released a few singles. However, she's yet to release a full album. Her performances have earned her critical acclaim and allowed her to demonstrate her versatility as an actress.
In addition to her acting career, Tavares is also a talented singer and songwriter. She has released her own music and has collaborated with other artists. With her undeniable talent, passion, and dedication, Chelsea Tavares has established herself as a multifaceted performer, continuously taking on new and exciting projects that showcase her range and creativity.
Lindsay Sloan Then
Lindsay Sloane's career has spanned over three decades, with her breakout role as Valerie Birkhead in "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" cementing her place in television history. However, her journey in the entertainment industry began even earlier. At the age of eight, Sloane signed with an agent, and since then, she has left an indelible mark with her versatile performances and memorable characters.
Sloane's ability to seamlessly blend comedy and drama has made her a sought-after actress, leading to a string of successful television appearances in various hit shows. From sitcoms to dramas, her cameos have delighted audiences, leaving a lasting impression. With her undeniable talent and wide-ranging roles, Lindsay Sloane continues to showcase her versatility and contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of television.
After captivating audiences as Valerie in "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," Lindsay Sloane continued to make her mark on the big screen with her memorable performance as Big Red in the cult classic film "Bring It On." Her portrayal of the confident and sassy cheerleader earned her a special place in cinematic history. Sloane's talent and versatility allowed her to seamlessly transition between television and film, taking on a range of roles.
She has appeared in various projects, highlighting her comedic timing and dramatic depth. In the film "Endings, Beginnings," she played the character of Billie, displaying her acting prowess alongside acclaimed actors Shailene Woodley and Sebastian Stan. Lindsay Sloane's career is marked by her ability to leave a lasting impression, whether it's through her iconic roles or her incomparable performances alongside esteemed actors.
Soleil Moon Frye Then
Unlike many other actors on our list, Soleil Moon Frye got her big break before landing a regular role on Nickelodeon. Some of you, or some of your parents at least, might remember her as the name character from "Punky Brewster." Frye played her in 1984 when she was just seven years old. On Nickelodeon, when Frye got older, she played the part of Roxie King in "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."
Roxie, Sabrina's college roommate, and friend, brought a refreshing energy to the show, and Frye's performance added depth and humor to the character. Through her roles in "Punky Brewster" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," Soleil Moon Frye left an indelible mark on television history, solidifying her status as a talented and versatile actress.
Following her time on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," Soleil Moon Frye embarked on a different path, shifting her focus beyond acting. She ventured into the world of entrepreneurship and advocacy. Today, Frye is the proud owner of "The Little Seed," an online shop specializing in organic children's clothing. With her passion for promoting sustainable and eco-friendly practices, she has created a brand that resonates with conscious parents seeking high-quality, ethical products for their little ones.
Additionally, Frye utilizes her platform to address parenting and women's issues through her website and social media presence. She shares her insights, experiences, and wisdom, offering a supportive community for fellow parents and women navigating the challenges of modern life.
Ashley Argota Then
Ashley Argota's breakthrough role as Lulu on "True Jackson, VP" propelled her career on Nickelodeon. Portraying the best friend and assistant to Keke Palmer's character, Argota showcased her versatility and comedic timing, capturing the hearts of audiences. Her vibrant and energetic performance made Lulu a fan favorite. Argota's talent extended to other Nickelodeon projects, including her role as Kelly Peckinpaugh on "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures."
Despite her character's loud and crazy nature, Argota's real-life persona is grounded and down-to-earth. Her ability to bring diverse characters to life on screen further demonstrated her range as an actress. With her infectious charm and magnetic presence, Ashley Argota left an indelible mark on Nickelodeon and continues to captivate audiences with her talent and magical ways.
After her time at Nickelodeon, Ashley Argota continued to explore her passions and pursue her diverse interests. While she didn't step away from acting entirely, she also dedicated time to other ventures. Argota delved into the music industry, releasing two studio albums that captivated listeners. Her musical talent allowed her to express herself creatively in a different medium.
Additionally, Argota pursued higher education, attending NYU for a nursing degree, expanding her horizons beyond the entertainment industry. With her multifaceted talent and infectious personality, Ashley Argota has proven herself to be a versatile and driven individual who leaves a lasting impression wherever she goes, both in acting and in pursuing her other passions.
Summer Sanders Then
Summer Sanders made a successful transition from her illustrious career as a world-class swimmer to television hosting. Before her time on Nickelodeon, Sanders achieved remarkable success as an Olympic swimmer, earning four medals in the 1992 Olympic Games held in Barcelona. Her athletic prowess and dedication to her sport made her a role model for aspiring athletes around the world.
Leveraging her charismatic personality and natural ability to connect with audiences, Sanders seamlessly transitioned into hosting Nickelodeon's "Figure It Out." As the host of the popular quiz show, she brought her energy and enthusiasm to the screen, engaging young viewers and celebrating their unique talents. Sanders' dual careers in swimming and television solidify her status as a multi-talented individual who has left an indelible mark in both the sports and entertainment worlds.
In addition to her hosting role on Nickelodeon, Summer Sanders has expanded her presence on television in various ways. She has been a sports commentator, lending her insights and analysis to networks such as NBC, MSNBC, and CBS. Although Sanders no longer competes as a swimmer, her competitive spirit remained strong, as demonstrated by her participation in the reality show "Celebrity Apprentice."
This opportunity allowed her to tap into her drive and strategic thinking in a new context. Furthermore, her journey in the entertainment industry came full circle when she took on the role of host for the game show "Keywords," showcasing her ability to engage and entertain audiences with her charismatic hosting style. Sanders continues to make her mark on television, combining her athletic background with her passion for connecting with viewers in various exciting ventures.
Alisa Reyes Then
Alisa Reyes has had a fascinating journey in the entertainment industry, starting from her early days as a child model. Her love for performing arts led her to pursue an education in art school, where she honed her skills and passion. Her talent caught the attention of pop superstar Mariah Carey, who cast her in the music video for "Make It Happen" in 1992, providing Reyes with an early taste of fame.
However, it was her role as Kiki, "The Island Girl" on Nickelodeon's hit sketch comedy show "All That" that truly launched her career. Her time on "All That" solidified her status as a beloved Nickelodeon star and set the stage for a successful career in the entertainment industry.
Following her time on "All That," Alisa Reyes continued to make strides in the entertainment industry with a string of recurring roles in various television shows. She appeared on various shows like "One World," "Spyder Games," "The Bold and the Beautiful," and "Passions."
Reyes's talents extended beyond live-action performances as she lent her voice to animated characters, leaving her mark on popular shows such as "The Proud Family" as the sassy LaCienega Boulevardez and "Da Jamies" as Momo. In addition to her acting pursuits, Reyes explored her passion for music by working as a DJ on Sirius XM, exposing her diverse range of skills and interests within the entertainment industry.
Angelique Bates Then
Angelique Bates' journey in front of the camera began at a young age when she was cast in a commercial as a baby, setting the stage for her future in the entertainment industry. At 14 years old, she earned a coveted spot as part of the original cast of "All That" after a rigorous audition process. Her comedic talents and memorable Steve Urkel impression quickly endeared her to audiences.
Although she departed the show after two seasons, Bates left on good terms, as evidenced by her return for the 100th episode reunion. This gestured to her continued connection to the show and the impact she made during her time on "All That." Bates' early experiences on the popular sketch comedy series laid the foundation for her further pursuits in acting and entertainment.
Following her time on "All That," Angelique Bates took a hiatus from acting, stepping away from the spotlight for four years. However, her passion for the craft eventually drew her back to the screen in 2000. Since then, Bates has continued to pursue acting, taking on various small roles, primarily in television. Bates has also ventured into the world of podcasting.
She hosts "The Evening Showdown," a podcast where she engages in conversations with individuals from the entertainment industry, and through her podcast, Bates offers a platform for insightful discussions and provides listeners with a glimpse into the experiences and perspectives of industry professionals
Gage Golightly Then
Gage Golightly had a challenging childhood. The truth is, she was diagnosed with a motor skills problem and wasn't able to speak for the first few years of her life. Despite all of that, she worked hard and powered through in order to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Golightly scored her first big role as Hayley in Nickelodeons's "The Troop," where her character fought monsters.
Golightly's portrayal of Hayley earned her recognition and praise from audiences. It was a significant milestone in her career and marked the beginning of many exciting opportunities. Her resilience and dedication to her craft serve as an inspiration to others, demonstrating that with passion and determination, one can overcome obstacles and achieve success in fulfilling their dream.
Gage Golightly continued to make her mark in the entertainment industry by securing roles in various television shows. She joined the cast of "True Jackson VP," where she portrayed the character of Vanessa. Golightly's talent caught the attention of producers, leading to further opportunities in popular series such as "Teen Wolf" and "Red Oaks," and in recent years, Golightly has embarked on a new venture with her role as Grace Durkin in the TV series "68 Whiskey."
As one of the main characters, she dives into the complex and intense world of military medics, bringing depth and emotion to her performance. Golightly's ability to tackle diverse roles and captivate audiences with her talent and presence continues to solidify her reputation as a versatile and talented actress in the industry.