2003 was a good year for the Disney Channel. Not only did it mark the beginning of That’s So Raven, which we will always love, but it brought us The Cheetah Girls. Sure there have been a lot of great Disney Channel Original Movies, but The Cheetah Girls had singing, dancing and LOTS of cheetah-printed clothing. Need we say more?
If those aren’t good enough reasons for you, it really brought Raven-Symone into our lives in a big way and we are forever grateful. Before The Cheetah Girls, Raven was only a minor Disney Channel star based on her role in Zenon, which let’s be honest was pretty epic. To see what Raven and the rest of her cheetah sisters (and a few other cast members) are up to these days you know what to do.
In the early '00s, Raven was the queen of the Disney Channel Original Movies. In addition to her role as Nebula in all of the Zenon films, Raven won our hearts with her role as the lead Cheetah Girl in the DCOMs. Yes, we were obsessed with her for her hilarious TV series, That’s So Raven, which ran from 2003-2007, but we will always have the image of her wearing bright cheetah prints in our minds.
After her role as Galleria Garibaldi ended in the cheetah-riffic film, she finished up her role on That’s So Raven, ended her role as Monique on Kim Possible and focused on guest starring on TV shows. She appeared on State of Georgia, K.C. Undercover and Empire. Her biggest role however has been playing herself as one of the hosts on The View since 2012. She’s even had a few reunions with some of her old TV co-stars on the talk show!
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Adrienne, who played Chanel Simmons on the TV movie, starred in all three Cheetah Girls films before leaving the Disney Channel. She went on to star on another TV movie called, Lovestruck: The Musical before starring in I'm in Love with a Church Girl in 2013.
You might also remember Adrienne from her time on Keeping Up With the Kardashians after she dated Rob Kardashian. The New York native’s biggest gig has been the co-hosting The Real for two seasons. She co-hosts the talk show alongside four other ladies and she's been kicking butt at it since 2013.
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The California native has some killer dance and cheer moves, which she showed off in addition to her voice in all three Cheetah Girls movies. Sabrina played Dorinda Thomas in the movies and she was awesome. Once her Cheetah Girl (the movies and the girl group) success was over she starred on Pair of Kings for a few episodes and was recently in I Think My Babysitter's an Alien.
Sabrina also appeared on the reality show, Dinner with Friends with her BFF Kiely Williams, for one season before competing on Dancing With the Stars in 2012. Basically she is still a dancing machine no matter how long its been since her Disney performance days came to and end.
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Who can forget Aqua Walker? Her dance moves were awesome in the film and she was so cute. Kiely, who played Aqua in all three Cheetah Girls films hasn’t been too focused on acting since her DCOM fame ended in 2008. She did however star in The House Bunny, Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale and Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming before switching to reality TV.
Kiely went on to star on the short-lived series, Dinner with Friends in 2011 alongside her former Cheetah sister and BFF Sabrina. She has also continued to sing as a solo artist since the Cheetah Girls and her other former girl band, 3LW ended.
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The Canadian actor played the totally dreamy Derek in the movie and we still think he’s a total hottie. Since his DCOM days he’s been really busy acting in pretty much everything. For starters he was in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Pacifier before guest starring on Beautiful People for seven episodes. Kyle was also on Blood Ties for a season before appearing on Copper for a year and then moving on to both Lost Girl and Being Human in 2014. He is currently filming The Test, which will hit theaters next year. Talk about a busy guy!
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Lynn played Galleria's mom, Dorthea on not one but two Cheetah Girls films. Since then she has been kicking butt in Hollywood. After her TV movie roles she moved on to guest star on Without a Trace and then she acted in a LOT of movies. She was in The Rebound, The Last Letter and Blood Lines to name a few. In 2014 she was on a few episodes of How to Get Away with Murder and in 2015 she was on Chasing Life. Plus, the Louisiana native is currently working on four different projects which is totally awesome.