Joanna Garcia: Joanna Garcia has had a long and successful TV career, starring in sitcoms like Reba, Party of Five, Freaks & Geeks, Privileged and Better with You. She’s also had guest roles on How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl and Royal Pains, just to name a few. But, it all started on Nickelodeon in 1994 when she starred as Samantha in the popular series, Are You Afraid of the Dark? As part of The Midnight Society.
Elisha Cuthbert: Elisha Cuthbert may currently be starring as a stand-out funny-girl on the sitcom Happy Endings, but that’s just the icing on a cake full of acting experience that started with Nickelodeon. In 1999 Elisha Cuthbert played a small part on Nickelodeon’s re-vamped Are You Afraid of the Dark? series, but parlayed her small role into a recurring one. She went on to star as Jack Bauer’s daughter in the mega-hit 24 while picking up a multitude of film roles as well, including parts in Old School, The Girl Next Door and House of Wax.
Melissa Joan Hart: What Miranda Cosgrove is to the current generation of tweens and teens, Melissa Joan Hart was to the kids of the ‘90s. She got her first big break as the lead actress on Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All. During the show’s four year run she was nominated for four Young Artist Awards, winning three of them. After Clarissa Explains It All was cancelled, she landed the leading role in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, a show that ran for eight seasons. Not sure you’ve seen her in anything? Tune in to ABC Family where she currently stars in the sitcom Melissa & Joey.
Nick CannonYou may know Nick Cannon as Mariah Carey’s husband and the America’s Got Talent host, but Nick Cannon’s career actually started on the Nickelodeon show, All That, way back in 1998. It didn’t take long for producers to realize they had a star on their hands, and by 2002 he starred in the The Nick Cannon Show, also on Nickelodeon. The rest is history as his career has spanned everything from TV and music to starring on the big screen in movies like Drumline, Monster House and The Killing Room.
by Laura Williams