Melissa Joan Hart was a Nickelodeon sweetheart starring on the network’s popular show “Clarissa Explains It All.” She was one of the first Nick kid stars. She played Clarissa Darling for the entire run, 1991 to 1994. Out of six nominations, she won favorite actress at the Kids’ Choice Awards once.
Moving on to television movies, Hart starred in ABC’s “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and the network’s series “Melissa & Joey.”
Michelle Trachtenberg Then
Born in 1985, Michelle Trachtenberg debuted on Nickelodeon with a part in just one episode of "Clarissa Explains It All." Soon, she won the role of Nona Mecklenberg in Nick’s "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" which ran until 1996. She was nine when she scored that gig! Next, she starred as Harriet in the very first Nickelodeon TV movie, "Harriet the Spy."
Trachtenberg was a Nick star for years until she moved on up to adult showbiz. Playing Buffy’s sister in the fifth season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was the role responsible for transitioning her career.
Michelle cemented her place in teen idol history by starring as Georgina Sparks in the cult classic early series "Gossip Girl" and as Casey Carlyle in the figure-skating drama "Ice Princess."
Reflecting on her career, she said, “I don’t necessarily believe that I will act and be a lead forever, but I want to continue to act for a long time. I love to do what I do.” While her acting career has since slowed down, she's been romantically linked to rapper Kid Cudi.
While Melissa continues to act and has landed roles in several TV shows and movies like " No Good Nick" and "The Casagrandes" she's expanded her skill set!
She tried her hand at fashion in 2015 opening up a line called King of Harts with her husband. She's also come a long way as a director and producer for projects like "iCarly," "Young Sheldon," and "The Goldbergs."
Meagan Good Then
Meagan Good was just four years old when she started acting. Born in 1981, she says she grew up, “super nerdy, super skinny, buckteeth, big ol’ afro, and yet I had a sense of confidence about myself, like, ‘they just don’t get it yet.’” Getting into television, she appeared on "Doogie Howser M.D."
Things were going well when she landed a spot on Nick’s "Cousin Skeeter" which ran from 1998 to 2001. She says the show was a big part of her childhood. As a child actress, she landed many roles, but her career really took off as an adult.