When it comes to nostalgia, it's hard to beat all the feels that come with reminiscing about your favorite Disney Channel stars you grew up with. From the child stars of hit Disney original series like Even Stevens, or the teen heartthrobs who danced into your heart in Disney Channel original movies (paging Zac Efron), the Disney stars of your youth have grown up as well.
When you look at Disney stars then and now, it's crazy to see what they're up to now. Some Disney stars grew up to be actors, others pop stars or race car drivers; a few are even parents themselves.
If you've been watching reruns of the Disney Channel, or caught your favorite young actor in a new movie trailer and wondered about some of the rest, you're in the right place! These are your favorite child Disney stars grown up! If these actors went through such startling transformations, can you even imagine what will happen to stars of current Disney shows in 10 years?
Miley Cyrus - Then
Miley Cyrus played the lead character on her own show, Hannah Montana. For years, Hannah Montana was Cyrus's alter ego and launched a massive empire of albums, merchandise and more. She also had star power as singer Billy Ray Cyrus's daughter.
Cyrus was so deeply ingratiated in the Hannah Montana franchise, many fans found it difficult to separate her real career from the fictional, family-friendly Disney persona.
Cyrus is a full-blown pop superstar. Once she left Hannah Montana behind, she launched an entirely different career. She's made racy music videos, released hit singles, and tours regularly in support of her music. A larger-than-life personality, Cyrus is also a fierce advocate for women's rights and has made some bold fashion choices.
Cyrus is married to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth and continues to build on her acting resume as well.
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Shia LaBeouf - Then
LaBeouf was the adorable Louis Stevens on the wacky Disney sitcom Even Stevens and it wasn't long until it seemed like he was in just about every movie, from Holes to iRobot to Disturbia.
These days, LaBeouf isn't as well-known for his acting as he is known for his daily life antics. In some ways, this is a shame (he did an incredible job in 2014's Fury), but in other way, it has been super interesting.
The whole plagiarism saga was no fun for anyone. However, since that, his #iamsorry exhibit, the "I Am Not Famous Anymore" bag on his head, the Broadway fights, the #ALLMYMOVIES exhibit... they've all been fascinating.
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