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As Netflix snaps up Nickelodeon hit see the child stars’ jaw-dropping transformations

BRITISH iCarly fans are now able to watch episodes from the first seasons of the hit Nickelodeon show and in excited preparation, we’re looking at the child stars’ jaw-dropping transformations.

The popular series followed a group of friends navigating school and newfound fame after the launch of their popular web series.

Miranda continued acting after iCarly but also went to university

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Miranda continued acting after iCarly but also went to universityCredit: Nickelodeon

It’s been over eight years since the hit show ended in 2012 after six seasons so fans were thrilled to hear it would be available to watch once again thanks to the streaming platform’s deal with Nickelodeon.

So where is the cast now and more importantly, what do they look like?

Carly Shay played by Miranda Cosgrove

After iCarly ended in 2012, Miranda headed off to the University of Southern California where she gained a degree in psychology.

The talented actress and voiceover star, 27, has continued with her acting career appearing as the voice of Margo in the Despicable Me franchise.

Miranda is now 27 and still working as an actor and voiceover star

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Miranda is now 27 and still working as an actor and voiceover starCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Since leaving iCarly, Miranda has appeared on the NBC comedy series Crowded, horror film The Intruders and loads of other TV movies.

According to IMDB, her most recent projects include film North Hollywood, a film about becoming a pro skater, as Rachel, and a guest appearance on an episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs.

Samantha “Sam” Puckett played by Jennette McCurdy

Fan favourite Jennette McCurdy played Carly’s best friend Sam, who was slightly kooky and provided much of the goofy, comic relief in the series. 

After iCarly ended in 2012, Jennette carried on playing the much-loved character on the Nickelodeon spin-off series Sam and Cat. 

Jennette McCurdy played Carly’s best friend Sam

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Jennette McCurdy played Carly’s best friend SamCredit: Nickelodeon
Jeanette is still acting and working in comedy

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Jeanette is still acting and working in comedyCredit: Getty Images

Starring fellow Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande, the show aired from 2013 to 2014 but didn’t gain the same popularity as iCarly had.

Jennette has carried on acting and in 2015 starred in the Canadian sci-fi series Between, she also wrote and directed a short film called Kenny, which premiered in 2018.

In addition to acting, writing and directing, the talented performer has also been working in comedy and began doing her one-woman show I’m Glad My Mom Died, in Los Angeles. 

The tragic-comedy is currently postponed due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Freddie Benson played by Nathan Kress

Cutie pie Nathan Kress played Freddie Benson on the show

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Cutie pie Nathan Kress played Freddie Benson on the showCredit: Nickelodeon
Nathan is still acting and also hosts a podcast about parenting

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Nathan is still acting and also hosts a podcast about parentingCredit: Getty Images

The adorable Nathan Kress played Carly’s friend and the producer of her web series, Freddie Benson on the show, 

Since the show’s end in 2012, he’s appeared as a sketch actor on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!  and voiced a character on the multi-network TV series Shuriken School.

The soon-to-be dad of two also has a podcast with friend and actor Brett Davern called Radioactive Dads about parenting and life.

Nathan has also appeared in guest roles on CBS’s Without a Trace and Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Spencer Shay played by Jerry Trainor

Jerry was the oldest kid in the bunch as he was in his 30s when he landed the role in iCarly

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Jerry was the oldest kid in the bunch as he was in his 30s when he landed the role in iCarlyCredit: Nickelodeon
Jerry is still acting and hasn't changed that much

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Jerry is still acting and hasn’t changed that muchCredit: Getty Images – Getty

According to review site Rotten Tomatoes, Jerry spent several years struggling to make it as an actor before achieving his breakthrough role in his 30s on the popular teen series, Drake & Josh.

After playing Carly’s older brother, Spencer Shay, he continued to work with Nickelodeon starring on the show Wendell and Vinnie and doing voiceover work for T.U.F.F. Puppy.

The actor, 44, most recently appeared on Netflix’s No Good Nick.

Gibby Gibson played by Noah Munck

Noah’s character Gibby was best known for his peculiar habit for frequently taking off his shirt and had some of the best comedy lines in the series.

Noah Munck starred as Gibby Gibson

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Noah Munck starred as Gibby GibsonCredit: Nickelodeon
The actor is now starring in The Goldbergs as Rob Smith

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The actor is now starring in The Goldbergs as Rob SmithCredit: Getty Images – Getty

His little brother Ethan even appeared on screen as Gibby’s sibling, Guppy.

After the show ended, Entertainment Weekly reported Nickelodeon had green-lit a spin-off show featuring Munck as Gibby, however the pilot episode was never publicly released.

Noah, 24, did reprise his role as Gibby on an episode of Sam and Cat, and in 2014 he began starring on the hit ABC comedy The Goldbergs as Rob Smith. 

While Noah still acts, he is also an accomplished musician and producer  of electronic music, having released a number of tracks under the aliases NoxiK and SADWORLDBEATS.

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