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You Won't Recognise These 20 Disney And Nickelodeon Child Actors If You Met Them Today

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10th November, 2018 16:29 IST

If you combine the numbers, then Disney and Nickelodeon have solely produced hundreds of child artists. These little stars tasted fame at such an early age whereas most of us were still trying to figure out what excuse to make to skip going to school.

And while many of us are now got busy in school and college, these stars were growing up to become the celebs of our generation. And guess what? They've age like fine wine.

So, we at The Popple decided to curate this list of child artists who now look unrecognizable.

Demi Lovato

Before becoming a full-time singer-songwriter, Demi Lovato had appeared in several famous TV series like As the Bell Rings and others that made her a household name. She's now a renowned pop artist with six albums under the belt.

Hayden Panettiere

Did you know Hayden Panettiere first appeared as a child artist when she was only 11 months old? She also played one of the most memorable roles of her life - Sheryl Yoast in Remember the Titans.

Jake T. Austin

Jake began his career at the age of seven. His best role till date is Max Russo on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. He is five times Young Artist Award nominee.

Ariana Grande

The 25-year-old Ariana Grande began her career by playing the role of playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon's television series, Victorious. 

Christian Serratos

We first saw Serratos' mind-boggling performance in Nickelodeon's show Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. She played the role of Susan Crabgrass. The world is still enjoying her acting as the character of Rosita Espinosa in The Walking Dead . 

Cole Sprouse

Many of us have enjoyed Cole Sprouse's performance as Cody Martin in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. We're still enjoying him as he plays the role of Jughead Jones in Riverdale.

Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice thanks Nickelodeon for the fame she enjoyed at an early age. She first appeared as Lola Martinez on Zoey 101 and later as later Tori Vega on Victorious.

Zac Efron

Who'd have guessed that Trevor from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is going to be such a heartthrob when he grows up? He is working in two films that are due to be released in the year 2019.

Hilary Duff

After landing the titular role in Disney's Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff became a teen idol. She appeared in numerous TV projects and films before becoming a musician. She released her first album in 2002.

Selena Gomez

Who doesn't know this name? No one in this list has lived a life as dramatic as Selena. A few failed relationships, addiction, kidney transplant and what not. Selena, we know today was once a child artist who played the role of Alex Russo in the Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. The show aired for four seasons from 2007 until 2012. 

Adam Lamberg

Born in NYC, Lamberg is best known for portraying David 'Gordo' Gordon in the Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire.

Aly Michalka

Aly gained popularity y playing the role of Keely Teslow in Phil of the Future. She also appeared in several television series and films before turning to music. 

Raviv Ullman

Raviv Ullman is an Israeli-American actor who is best known for portraying the character of Philip Diffy in Disney's 2004 series Phil of the Future. 

Amy Bruckner

After playing the successful role of Pim Diffy in Phil of the Future, Amy continued her career in acting and worked on several projects all these years. But in comparison to many stars in this list, she isn't much popular.

Alexa Vega

We all have watched the film Spy Kids. Well, Alexa Vega who played the role of Carmen Cortez is a 30-year-old grown up now. She had one failed marriage and is now married to actor Carlos PenaVega. 

Miley Cyrus

One of the famous singer-songwriters of the 21st century, Miley Cyrus had started her career as a child actor. After playing several small roles, Miley became a teen star when she got the role of Miley Stewart in Disney's Hannah Montana. 

Peyton List

American actress and model, Peyton List appeared as Emma Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie (2011), and its spinoff Bunk'd (2015).

Skai Jackson

Born in New York 2002, Skai began her career by appearing in various national ads including Band-Aid bandages. She is known for her role as Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel series Jessie.

Bella Thorne

Bella rose to fame by playing the role of CeCe Jones in American sitcom Shake It Up. She had played two more characters as child artist before that, but they went absolutely unnoticed.

Zendaya

The American sitcom actors Shake It Up couldn't shake the audience with their performances. But we did get Bella Thorne and Zendaya from it.

Kira Kosarin

Kira appeared as Phoebe Thunderman in The Thundermans that released in the year 2013.

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