If you grew up in the late 1990s or early 2000s, you probably spent a lot of time watching Nickelodeon. I don’t know about you, but Rugrats was my jam! But as I grew up and Dan Schneider shows started taking center stage, I was obsessed. From The Amanda Show and Zoey 101 to Drake and Josh and Victorious, I watched them all!
Nickelodeon certainly knows how to spot talented young stars but what happens to them after their days of child stardom? We’ve all seen Disney Stars like Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez go on to do great things. But what about Nick stars like Amanda Bynes and Miranda Cosgrove. Most of us know Ariana Grande started as a supporting character on Nickelodeon, but what happened to her costars like Victoria Justice?
Let’s look back at our favorite Nickelodeon stars and where they are now.
Larisa Oleynik: The Secret Life of Alex Mack
If you were a television watcher in the early 2000s, chances are you recognize this face. Larisa Oleynik always seemed to be on screen. We first met the promising actor in The Secret Life of Alex Mack, where she played the title character, Alex Mack. But after her Nick days, she continued to act.
She went on to play Dawn in The Baby-Sitter’s Club, and I’m sure you remember her character Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You. After her ‘90s fame cooled down, she transitioned into an adult actress. Her most notable grown-up role was on Pretty Little Liars, where she portrayed Ezra Fitz’s ex-girlfriend and fake baby mama.
Lori Beth Denberg: All That
Every ‘90s child would recognize this iconic face anywhere! One of the most memorable All That characters is certainly Lori Beth Denberg. She wasn’t on the show for very long because of her age, but she certainly left and impression before leaving the kid’s network at age 21.
After All That, she went on to play Lydia on The Steve Harvey Show and then fell off the face of the earth… until 2012. That’s when she showed up (as herself) in an episode of Workaholics, which was a fun surprise for nostalgic fans. The 45-year-old actress randomly makes guest appearances as herself on shows like Hollywood Darlings.
Josh Server: All That
Josh went down in Nickelodeon history as the only cast member on all six seasons of All That. He always brings joy to nostalgic fans as he is unofficially the #TBT king of Instagram and Twitter, cracking people up with classic All That photographs and reunion pictures.
Since All That, Josh landed some more minor Nickelodeon roles, the last one being on Sam & Cat. He hasn’t been much of an on-screen presence as an adult, but that doesn’t mean Josh stopped acting. One of his latest roles was playing Mr. McConnor on Game Shakers.