5 Celebrities That Got Their Fame From Kid's Television

5 Celebrities That Got Their Fame From Kid's Television

Celebs now and who you knew them as

Some of today's megastars grew up playing our favorite fictional characters in our favorite television shows. Here is a reminder of some of the most successful stars today and who you knew them as:

1. Selena Gomez

Okay so, Gomez was totally on the show with the purple dinosaur titled, 'Barney' but that's not where she got her fame and fortune. Gomez would grow into a young adult where she will star Disney Channel exclusives.

Disney Debut: 2007

Popular Shows/Movies: Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny With a Chance, So Random!, Princess Protection Program and Another Cinderella Story

The singer then left Disney Channel in 2012 when she decided to look into starring in the film 'Spring Breakers' and claims she wanted to work on bigger more mature projects

Since then the singer has released 3 albums 'Revival', 'For You', and 'Stars Dance'. And shall we add shes dating her on again off again beau, Justin Bieber?

2. Demi Lovato

Alongside, Gomez, Demi Lovato starred in her own Disney Channel shows and even co-starred with her gal pal Selena Gomez in some shows and movies. Get this... The two were even on Barney together (I guess it's where all the celebs start)

Disney Debut: 2007

Popular Shows/Movies: As the Bell Rings, Sonny With a Chance, So Random Camp Rock, Princess Protection Program

The singer decided to end her Disney career after entering a rehabilitation home for self-harm. The singer left in 2011 when she was eighteen because she believed going back to her fictional character wouldn't be good for her recovery.

During her time acting for Disney, the singer released two albums, 'Don't Forget' and 'Here We Go Again'. Since then the singer added 4 albums to her collection, which are more personal and share her struggle. The albums are, 'Unbroken', 'Demi', 'Confident', and 'Tell Me You Love Me'.

3. Miley Cyrus

You get the best of both worlds. Miley Cyrus grew up starring as herself alongside her father changing their last name to Stewart. Hannah Montana was born and started Cyrus' career.

Disney Debut: 2006

Popular Shows/Movies: Hannah Montana and Hannah Montana: The Movie

Everyone's worst nightmare came true when 'Hannah Montana' ended in 2011. Miley claimed it was bittersweet to see the end of wearing the pink glitter, but she was glad to get serious with her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth (who are currently together).

Throughout the show, we got plenty of music from both Miley and Miley as Hannah Montana. During the filming of the show, Miley released the albums, 'Breakout' and 'Can't Be Tamed'. She is now known for her album 'Bangerz' and twerking.

4. Ariana Grande

Everyone knows that Ariana Grande may be one of the best female vocalists of our time, but do you know that she is also the actress behind 'Victorious' character Cat Valentine? The singer started on Nickelodeon specifically to launch her music career.

Nickelodeon Debut: 2010

Popular Shows/Movies: Victorious and Sam & Cat

Our hearts' broke when Victorious ended in 2013 but that wasn't Grande's fault, it was Victoria Justice who left the show to tour and ended up not reaching the level of success that was intended.

After the ending of Victorious, Grande joined Jennette McCurdy (Sam from iCarly) and created the spin-off, 'Sam & Cat' which ended in 2014 when Grande officially called it quits and retired Cat Valentine for the sake of her music career.

Since then and even during some of the filming, Grande released three albums, 'Yours Truly', 'My Everything', and 'Dangerous Women' (along with two Christmas albums). It's clear that Grande made the right choice to pursue her singing career, but we're totally glad she's still close with some of her Victorious co-stars.

5. Zendaya

Back to Disney Channel, Zendaya is someone who stayed at Disney for many years. Many people know her for her dancing on Disney. The actress may not have used Disney to start a singing career, but the spotlight made her successful in a lot of other ways.

Disney Debut: 2010

Popular Shows/Movies: Shake It Up, K.C. Undercover, Frenemies, and Zapped

Zendaya recently announced her split from the Disney franchise early this year. The actress thanked those that had followed her and that she has ended an era.

Zendaya has released a few songs throughout her time on Disney channel but has since acted in bigger movies such as 'The Greatest Showman' the actress has also taken advantage, using her platform as a way to share positivity and fighting for what she believes in. Zendaya has since been involved in a little bit of modeling and is becoming a fashion icon to many.

Cover Image Credit: Twitter

Popular Right Now

18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.

Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
Cover Image Credit: Laura Warshauer

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

20 Songs To Create The Perfect L-World Playlist

These are songs for any guy or girl in love.


It's hard to find a good song that truly captures the feeling of love, but these twenty songs might just do the trick. With several different genres listed, you may just be able to find one or two songs to add to your lovestruck playlist. So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are twenty songs for the girl or guy in love.

"Love Is a Wild Thing" by Kacey Musgraves

"Coming through the melody when the night bird sings. Love is a wild thing."

Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour Album

"Cover Me Up" by Morgan Wallen

"So, cover me up and know you're enough to use me good."

Morgan Wallen, Single

"Guillotine" by Jon Bellion

"Kiss my lips, feel the rhythm of my heart and hips."

Jon Bellion, The Human Condition

"Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon

"When I said that I loved you I meant that I'd love you forever."

REO Speedwagon, hi INfiDELTY

"Smithereens" by twenty one pilots

"For you I would get beat to Smithereens."

twenty one pilots, Trench

"The Scientist" by Coldplay

"You don't know how lovely you are."

Coldplay, A Rush of Blood To the Head

"be" by gnash

"You and all your little things. You've taught me love."

gnash, we

"Young Love" by Kip Moore

"It's real, it's good, and it's young love."

Kip Moore, single

"Lovebug" by The Jonas Brothers

"Called her for the first time yesterday, finally found the missing part of me."

The Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer

"Video Games" by Lana Del Rey

"It's you, it's you, it's always you."

Lana Del Rey, Born to Die

"Easy As You Go" by George Straight

"Easy as you go, steady as you fly."

George Straight, Twang

"Hands of Love" by Miley Cyrus

"In the hands of love, we carry on stronger than er started."

Miley Cyrus, Single

"Electric Love" by BØRNS

"Surround me, pull me deep within your waves."

BØRNS, Dopamine

"Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton

"You're as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey."

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

"Hide and Seek" by Kodaline

"There's no hide and seek. I see you see me."

Kodaline, Politics of Living

"Magic" by Coldplay

"I call it magic when I'm with you."

Coldplay, Ghost Stories

"Supercut" by Lorde

"All the magic we gave off, all the love we hadn't lost."

Lorde, Melodrama

"Clumsy" by Fergie

"You got me trippin', stumblin', flippin' fumbling'."

Fergie, The Duchess

"Drew Barrymore" by Bryce Vine

"You're the next Drew Berry and I want More."

Bryce Vine, Single

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley

"Wise men say, only fools rush in, but I can't help falling in love with you."

Elvis Presley, From Memphis to Vegas/ From Vegas to Memphis

Related Content

Facebook Comments