Disney Stars Then And Now: Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato... See How They Have Grown Through Time

Salena Harshini |Jul 29, 2020

Some mega stars started their career with Disney Channel and these are how they look comparing then vs now.

It is genuinely surprising how a lot of people had their start on Disney Channel. Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera are just a few of them. The fleet of Disney’s original movies and TV shows introduced many talents into Hollywood and you will be astonished to see how they have changed via these Disney stars then and now pictures.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron was Troy Bolton, the heartthrob of High School Musical franchise and tons of young girls at that time.

Zac Efron
Disney stars then and now: Zac Efron

After the movies shot him to fame, the actor got totally jacked for films like Baywatch, Neighbors, The Lucky One. He is still a heartthrob but with a very different vibe.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens was a standout in the HSM franchise with a girly, cute image. The actress has then gone on to act in more adult ventures like Spring Breakers alongside Selena Gomez or Sucker Punch.

Vanessa Hudgen
Vanessa Hudgen just gets prettier as she grows up

Looking at the Disney stars then and now pictures, we can see her beauty evolving over time.

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale’s Sharpay Evans may be the most beloved supporting role in history as she even had her own spin-off, the 2012 film Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.

Disney stars then and now: Ashley Tisdale

She then partook in more films but seems to not be as active as her Disney co-stars.

Hilary Duff

If you are a tween in the early ‘00s, you would remember Lizzie McGuire. Every girl aspired to be her after seeing Hilary Duff playing Lizzie in the sitcom and the 2003 movie. Now, she has become a mother to two adorable kids while working as an entrepreneur.

Hilary Duff
Hillary Duff is not only an actress but also an amazing singer

A Lizzie McGuire reboot in the making, if you haven’t known.

Miley Cyrus

The singer-actress is perhaps one of the most popular former Disney stars. She was shot to fame acting in Hannah Montana from 2006 to 2011. She then shrugged off her good girl image and got on with bold styles.

Miley Cyrus has gone a long way in her career with lots of controversies

The actress got married to actor Liam Hemsworth but got divorced after 2 years. Miley Cyrus is dating Cody Simpson and has starred in cult series Black Mirror.

Selena Gomez

Among the Disney stars then and now, Selena Gomez has made quite a career for herself all with singing, acting, and producing.

Sel Wizard
Disney stars then and now: Selena Gomez has carved herself a niche in the industry

She began acting in Barney & Friends but it was until Wizards of Waverly Place that she blew up. Her romance and work commitments are always in the core concern of the buzz.

>>> Read more: Top 11 Movies With Selena Gomez That Prove Her Acting Versatility

Demi Lovato

Before becoming a pop icon like now, she used to be a Disney stalwart who appeared in quite many Disney projects like Camp Rock, Princess Protection Program, and Sonny With a Chance.

Demi Sonny
Disney stars then and now: Demi Lovato

After dealing with her struggles with drug issues, she is now happily engaged to her beau Max Ehrich.

Nick Jonas

The youngest of the famous former band Jonas Brothers has become a real actor and a solo pop star. He is also married to Desi girl Priyanka Chopra and they definitely serve major couple goals.

The almost youngest Jonas brother has been married to Priyanka Chopra for nearly 2 years

Joe Jonas

The middle man of the trio was temporarily in the DNCE band but has now returned to make music with his brother.

The heartthrob that day has a kid now

He got married to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and they have recently welcomed their firstborn child, a baby girl!

Kevin Jonas

The elder of JoBros has been married for 11 years and is dad to two cute daughters. And that won’t prevent him from going on tours after the Jonas Brothers reunited.

Disney stars then and now: Kevin Jonas

Mia Talerico

Our cute Charlie from Good Luck Charlie has grown up so much. After getting popular for her role in the comedy series, Mia Talerico had a number of acting jobs and now has her Youtube channel where she posts unboxing videos.

Mia Talerico
Disney stars then and now: Feel old yet? She has grown this much

Brenda Song

She definitely has a fine distinction as she starred both for Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, with the most famous show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody alongside the Sprouse twins.

Brenda Song
Brenda Song has matured a lot

She has acted in shows like Superstore, Secret Obsession. For the unknown, she has been dating Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin since 2017.

Cole Sprouse

The actor now well-known as Riverdale’s Jughead got his own big break playing Cody in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. He also played Ross’s son on the legendary series Friends.

The guy has now bagged quite a number of famous works

Apart from being an actor, he is also a skilled photographer, and his online pictures received lots of praise.

Dylan Sprouse

Like his brother, Dylan Sprouse also continued acting into adulthood but does not appear much on-screen like Cole. He is going to be seen in the upcoming movie After We Collided.

Dylan Sprouse is less active in acting than his brother

Debby Ryan

She was all over the channel from the 2000s to the 2010s with The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Austin & Ally, and Wizards of Waverly Place. Additionally, she also had her own show, Jessie.

Disney stars then and now: Cole Sprouse's on-screen girlfriend, Debby Ryan

Her image took a 180-degree turn after starring in the controversial series Insatiable. She got hitched with Twenty One Pilot drummer Josh Dun in 2009.

Shia Labeouf

Many may not know that Shia Labeouf also had his beginning from Disney Channel. He was the cute mischief-maker Louis Stevens on the show Even Stevens from 2000 to 2003.

Shia Labeouf is best known for his acting in "Transformer"

After his Disney days were over, he challenged himself in lots of projects such as Transformer, Fury, Lawless…


Looking at Zendaya’s Disney then vs now picture, we have to say this is a big difference that an almost-decade makes. Her acting career is definitely on the hike as after beign introduced via Shake It Up, she went on to star in K.C. Undercover and more prominent projects like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Euphoria, and The Greatest Showman.

She is also touted as a bona fide actress, model and fashion icon

Zendaya is also going to be seen in Dune opposite Timothee Chalamet.

>>> More details at: Zendaya – The Fresh Beauty In Two Most Recent Spider-Man Movies

Bella Thorne

After starring in Shake It Up along with Zendaya, Bella Thorne appeared in more movies like Midnight Sun, The DUFF, The Babysitter but they seem not to do very well.

Things seem to be harder for Bella Thorne as she has been embroidered in many scandals

She also began her own makeup line.

David Henrie

Alex’s brother in Wizards of Waverley Place is still a good friend of Selena Gomez. He seems to focus more on his family rather than acting. David Henrie welcomed his first kid earlier this year.

David Henrie
Disney stars then and now: he became a proud father

Emily Osment

She was the on-screen best friend of Hannah Montana and after those glory days, she gave pop music a try and made a bop. She does not appear in movies anymore and seems to focus more on her private life.

Disney stars then and now: Hannah Montana's best friend has also become a real lady

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