Turning 22 this past summer has made me think, “Do the stars I grew up with look as old as I do? And what the heck are some of my faves doing?” So naturally, I took to the internet to do a little research on The Stars of the 2000’s: Where They Are Now.
Drake Bell and Josh Peck
Drake & Josh ended its three year run on Nickelodeon in 2007. Since then, the two stars have been leading quite different lives. Drake Bell made an appearance back to television in the American version of the hit British TV show, Splash. Later this year, Bell will return to Nickelodeon for the second time, staring in a second live action version of The Fairly Odd Parents, playing Timmy Turner. Josh Peck has made quite a name of himself on Vine, making short six second videos on a regular basis. Peck has maintained his weight loss from the later seasons of Drake & Josh, but with a little more rugged look.
The Little Miss Sunshine (2006) star has had stints of work here and there, making an appearance amongst other mega-stars in 2011’s New Years Eve, and The Call. Breslin’s upcoming projects include leading roles in Final Girl and Maggie. Breslin turned eighteen this April, and looks significantly different than you probably remember in her role as Olive Hoover.
One third of The Jonas Brothers, Nick has made a giant comeback in the past few years. In 2012, Nick completed a broadway run starring as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. More recently, Nick is back on the scene with a new album coming out, and is starring as Nate Kulina in USA’s Kingdom, and channeling Mark Wahlberg circa ‘92 with his latest spread for Flaunt Magazine.
Remember Spy Kids? Juni Cortez has done a lot of growing and has made many guest appearances since 2001. Daryl Sabara has been guest starring on all types of shows including: Wizards of Waverly Place, Weeds and Grimm. Sabara has found more work doing voice overs for several shows as well including: Gravity Falls, Generator Rex and Ultimate Spider-Man.
London Tipton, Disney’s Paris Hilton spin-off, has dropped her ditzy rich girl act in favor for some more serious roles. Brenda Song is now 26 and has made appearances in The Social Network, New Girl and Dads. Song is engaged to Miley Cryus’ brother, Trace Cyrus and recently bumped into Raven Symone on the streets of LA. A little Disney nostalgia never hurt nobody.
In 2011, Symone starred on Broadway as Deloris van Cartier in Sister Act. Symone slimmed down from her previous weight on That’s So Raven to a trimmer figure, stating that the pressure of fame got to her. In a 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Symone stated that she was in a happy, loving relationship and would not label herself as African-American or gay but describes herself as “an American” and as a “human who loves humans.”
The goofy twins from Suite Life of Zack & Cody ditched their baby weight and have been living out of the limelight. In 2010, the twin brothers were both accepted to New York University. Both enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which allows students to plan their own curriculum. Cole is focusing his curriculum on the humanities and archaeology while Dylan is focusing on video game design. Dylan currently works as a host at a New York City Restaurant claiming he wants to experience everything life has to offer and it keeps him level-headed.