If you were an avid watcher of “Zoey 101,” you might recognize Abby Wilde’s face as Stacey Dillsen, the somewhat off-beat girl with a signature speech impediment. As a teenager, she was involved in a small number of theater productions before being cast as Stacey.
Before “Zoey 101′ came along, Wilde didn’t really have any on-screen experience, but her portrayal of Stacey was so good it got her several cameos in other shows such as “Drake & Josh” and “Sam & Cat.”
Allison Scagliotti Then
Allison Scagliotti (the G is silent, thank you for asking) went to a regular school until the age of 11, which is also when she started taking acting lessons and switch from a regular school to home-schooling.
Before landing the role of Mindy Crenshaw in "Drake & Josh" in 2014, she played a score of small roles in TV movies and TV shows.
After putting the role of Mindy Crenshaw behind, Scagliotti kept booking small acting jobs, until landing recurring characters in different shows such as "Warehouse 13," "The Vampire Diaries," and "Stitchers."
Scagliotti is also a trained ballerina and a musician. In fact, she was even in a band called Nice Enough People with a fellow Nickelodeon actor Jerry Trainor.
Abby hasn't been acting much in film or TV since she finished playing Stacey. Instead, she has been focusing more on local theater.
Abby makes sure to pass her knowledge on to the younger generation through coaching sessions and acting classes.
Erin Sanders Then
Nick alum Erin Sanders was known for playing the role of Quinn Pensky, the science enthusiast on "Zoey 101."
She originally auditioned to play Nicole (eventually portrayed by Alexa Nikolas), but she made such an impression, that the creator wrote Quinn just for her. Quite impressive when you learn she was only 14 at the time.