Alexa Nikolas proved her chops as an adult actress by joining the cast of “Ghost Whisperer” and the CW’s “Supernatural.” Most notably, however, she made appearances in “The Walking Dead” and played Wendy in “Mad Men.” In 2012, she married Canadian musician Mike Milosh and in 2013, she retired from acting.
Sadly after a rocky romance, things weren’t going as planned between the two, and four years after tieing the knot, they decided to go their separate ways. In 2022 Alexa founded the Eat Predators movement and has dropped acting or anything else to do in the industry altogether; however, will always be remembered for her glorious Nickelodeon days.
Grande eventually released "Yours Truly," her first solo album, in 2013, and it climbed the charts. Her third album, "Dangerous Woman," came out in 2016 and catapulted her to international stardom. Her music videos have been viewed nine billion times on YouTube and other video channels. To the surprise of her fans, she wed a relatively unknown real estate agent, Dalton Gomez, in 2021.
With a slew of music awards and a massive social media following, the showbiz world is Grande's oyster. Grande has become one of the biggest pop stars of her generation, known for her powerful vocals and catchy hits that have garnered critical acclaim and topped the charts.
Alexa Nikolas Then
This Nickelodeon starlet made her debut on "Zoey 101" as a 12-year-old. Alexa Nikolas starred on the kid-favorite Nick show for two seasons. She played Nicole Bristow and won two honors for her work. She also guest-starred on "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," "Judging Amy," and "That’s Life." In addition, Nikolas appeared on "Hidden Hills" regularly and also on the 2005 series "Revelations."
Following her departure from Zoey 101, Nikolas guest starred on various other television series, most notably "ER," "Without a Trace," "Criminal Minds," and "Heroes." After landing the role of young Carrie in "King of Queens," her transition to adult roles was seamless!
Jennette McCurdy Then
Jennette McCurdy was born on June 26, 1992, and became widely known for her role as Sam Puckett in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" (2007-2012). Her portrayal of the tough yet comedic character earned her a dedicated fan base and projected her talent for physical comedy.
During her time on Nickelodeon, McCurdy starred in the spin-off series "Sam & Cat" alongside Ariana Grande, further solidifying her presence in the network's lineup. Beyond her work on Nickelodeon, McCurdy has pursued other acting endeavors, including roles in films like "Swindle" and "Pet." Additionally, McCurdy has delved into music, releasing her own songs and pursuing a country music career.
Jennette McCurdy decided to retire from acting and instead is more interested in writing and directing films. She’s also been very open and candid on her podcast "Empty Inside" about her difficult experiences as a child actor. She's gone on to write on the topic of health struggles for the Huffington Post.
She also writes for the Wall Street Journal as a series writer and has been a columnist for Seventeen. Jennette McCurdy's contributions to Nickelodeon and her subsequent ventures have showcased her versatility as an entertainer, transitioning from a beloved child star to a multifaceted artist exploring various creative avenues.