16 Disney Channel Stars Who've Managed To Keep It Together
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1. Hilary Duff
Despite having a stalker or two for a bit in 2006 and a couple spats with Lindsay Lohan and Avril Lavigne here or there, the Lizzie McGuire star is living a pretty normal life. She's now married to a Canadian hockey player and had her first child last year.
Raven basically did the movie thing, the TV thing, the music thing, and then more recently starred as the lead in the Sister Act musical on Broadway. Girl is going places!
3. Christy Carlson Romano
Our dear Ren Stevens from Even Stevens is doing fine and dandy, singing in various musicals and trying her hand at writing and directing. She's even set to produce a film this summer. And it's a real movie, not a porno or anything. Keep it up!
4. Dylan and Cole Sprouse
The starts of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody have completely avoided getting busted for cocaine (knock on wood) and are probably the few child stars to have deviated from acting. They're in college. They're studying things. Well done!
5. Emily Osment
Did Hannah Montana, still tries to do movies. And music. Doesn't seem to have tried stripping or drunk driving. Gold star!
6. Selena Gomez
OK, OK, Some people may count dating Justin Bieber as a giant F on your report card, but honestly, her record is pretty clean. She makes music and is into charities and smiles and stuff, which is hard to come by in the Disney world. Winning!
7. Shia LaBeouf
So there might have been that thing where he might've been drunk driving but maybe not and he dropped acid to get ready for a role. But hey, besides one or two little mishaps, he's done pretty well for himself. And he's actually a good actor. And alive. High five!
8. The Jonas Brothers
Not only did most of them age well (sorry, Joe), they are still making music and are pretty intensely involved in philanthropy. Seems like those purity rings did the trick. Wooot!
9. Kyle Massey
After the That's So Raven spin-off Cory in the House, Kyle got into dancing, of all things. Well, Dancing with the Stars, at least. A healthy way to keep your face on TV, I'd say. Fist bump!
10. Margo Harshman
Life after Even Stevens has been pretty quiet, it seems. She was in that one semi-horror sorority movie and then went on tour with Mamma Mia! Now she plays Sheldon's assistant on the The Big Bang Theory. Hey, she might be dealing on the side, but as long as we're kept in the dark, keep doing what you're doing. Shoulder nuzzle!
11. Aly Michalka
After Phil of the Future, she sang for a bit with her sister AJ and then did some TV and was funny in Easy A. And look! She dyed her hair instead of shaving her head! Hip bump!
12. Raviv (Ricky) Ullman
The Phil of the Future star basically just lived his life and made some really awkward rap music on YouTube. There might have been some drugs and stuff involved in the videos, but that was 2006 and now I don't know, doesn't he look clean to you? Two thumbs up!
13. Ashley Tisdale
The High School Musical star has posed nude... but for Allure. And has been quoted saying she's "drug and alcohol free..." Because she always has been. She had a bad stalker at one point, but hey, who hasn't? And she looks happy with her hot boyfriend. Right on!
14. Kyla Pratt
Remember Kyla? She was the voice of Penny Proud on The Proud Family. And she did some movies before having a daughter named — wait for it — LYRIC. Yep. Awesome!
15. Tahj Mowry
The Full House, Smart Guy, and DCOM actor ended up going to college (Pepperdine University) and currently stars in an ABC sitcom. He's following in his older sisters Tia and Tamera's clean, full-clothed footsteps. Handshake!
16. Zac Efron
Yeah, so Zac is doing pretty well. He's in movies, he gets hotter every day. No nudies to his co-stars (ahem, Vanessa). Score!