However, there are a number of other celebrities you’ll run into at the movies (like Keke Palmer), on the radio (like Ariana Grande), or on your TV (like Kenan Thompson) who got their start early on the Nickelodeon network. Typically, the Disney child stars are quite memorable for their downward spirals and rehab stints.
And then there are some who made a tremendous impression on adored programs like “All That,” but who appears to have vanished from view… However, they have been in the world and have developed much past puberty. See these child stars’ amazing changes by clicking through.
Miranda Cosgrove, Then and now
Fans first recognized her as “Megan!” — Drake and Josh’s crafty younger sister on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh — before she became Carly Shay. After that, Cosgrove starred in iCarly from 2007 through 2012. The longstanding Nickelodeon actress started a music career at that time. Avril Lavigne’s song from her follow-up EP, Sparks Fly, was on the album that she released.
Cosgrove anchors the CBS sitcom Mission Unstoppable and provided Margo’s voice in the Despicable Me film trilogy. On the television show Crowded in 2016, she portrayed Shea Moore. In the new iCarly revival series on Paramount+, the former Nickelodeon star will reprise her role as Carly Shay.
Jennette Mc Curdy, Before and After
In 2005, McCurdy made his debut on Zoey 101. Later, she appeared in the films True Jackson, VP, and Victorious. She is best known for playing the feisty and occasionally belligerent Sam Puckett on the television series iCarly and its spinoff, Sam & Cat, which she portrayed from 2007 until 2014.
I’m Glad My Mom Died, the actress’ one-woman show, was going on tour in 2020. Unfortunately, the worldwide coronavirus pandemic forced an indefinite postponement of her concerts. The podcast Empty Inside With Jennette McCurdy is now hosted by McCurdy.
Nick Kress, Then and Now
Kress played Eizan on Shuriken School before he became well-known for his work on iCarly. The actor also appeared in episodes of Drake & Josh, Without a Trace, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. On iCarly in 2007, Kress portrayed the quirky and endearing Freddie Benson.
Since his tenure on Nickelodeon, Kress has kept up his acting career. The actor portrayed Kyle on Alive in Denver in 2018. Through 2019, he continued to lend JJ Jameson’s voice to the animated series Pinky Malinky. For the next iCarly revival series, the actor is expected to reprise his role as Freddie.
Devon Werkheiser, Then and Now
From 2004 until 2007, Werkheiser accompanied Nickelodeon viewers as Ned Bigby on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide through the highs and lows of middle school life. In 2006, the actor also provided Casper’s voice for Casper’s Scare School. He appeared on Shredderman Rules in 2007.
The made-for-TV holiday film Santa Girl starred the actor from Georgia in 2019. In the current season of Artificial on Twitch, he plays Asher. On TikTok, Werkheiser has developed a sizable fan base where he shares life advice and amuses them with humorous videos.
Lindsey Shaw, Then and Now
From 2004 through 2007, the actor, who was born in Nebraska, portrayed Jennifer Ann Mosely, also known as “Moze,” Ned’s best friend on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. She played a recurring character on Aliens in America throughout the season. In the television series 10 Things I Hate About You, Shaw also portrayed Kat Stratford.
Shaw played Sasha Harvey on Faking It ihttps://www.instagram.com/p/CrbbVcrJCYm/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkn 2015 after leaving Nickelodeon. The actress played Paige McCullers on Pretty Little Liars from 2011 until 2017. She had an appearance in the comedy Reboot Camp in 2020.
Daniel Curtis Lee, Then and Now
Lee played a part on The Shield prior to Nickelodeon. Simon Nelson-Cook, sometimes known as “Cookie,” was the character the actor played on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide from 2004 until 2007. He had an appearance in the Disney show Good Luck, Charlie, in 2011.
Since then, Lee has appeared in episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Glee. He earned an honors degree in linguistics from California State University Long Beach in 2019. On the television show 9-1-1, he plays a recurrent character.