Tavares was born in 1991 in Los Angeles as Chelsea Royce Tavares and became passionate about acting at 10 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. Tavares played that ditsy role from 2004 until 2007.
Lindsay Sloan Then
If you've ever looked at Lindsay Sloan's face and tried to remember why it looked familiar, it should be safe to assume that you used to watch her on "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." Sloan played the role of Valerie Birkhead, Sabrina's friend, from 1997 until 1999.
Sloan's acting career started way before that! She signed with an agent when she was no more than eight years old. That would explain how she's had a cameo in nearly every successful TV show in the past three decades.
After her time as Valerie was done, Sloane got cast in one of her most memorable performances ever as Big Red in "Bring It On." Among numerous cheerleaders in cinematic history, Big Red was definitely the best.
After that, she went on to play smaller roles including the character of Billie in "Endings, Beginnings" alongside Shailene Woodley and Sebastian Stan.
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.
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.