The Cast Of 'Scream Queens': Then And Now

From child stars to Kappas, here's the cast of "Scream Queens" then and now.

You can say what you want about Ryan Murphy, but the man knows how to assemble a cast. Before they were Kappas, the killer cast of "Scream Queens" were BFDs in their own rights. From former Nickelodeon stars like Emma Roberts and Ariana Grande, to Disney Channel stars Keke Palmer and Skyler Samuels, it's clear that this cast of attractive young people is full of talent.

So before the Red Devil kills any more of these Kappas, let's take a look at this impressive group of talented individuals and pledge our loyalty to the only sorority that matters.

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    For six seasons, Michele played perfectionist Rachel Berry on "Glee." Before joining the New Directions as their plucky lead vocalist, Michele starred in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical "Spring Awakening," alongside her now-BFF Jonathan Groff. Now, Michele embraces her darker side on "Scream Queens," playing a necrophiliac named Hester.

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    At only 19 Breslin has been in the biz longer than most of her "Scream Queens" costars. When she was six, she made her big screen debut in M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film "Signs," starring opposite Mel Gibson. However, her breakthrough role came four years later with the charming indie dramedy "Little Miss Sunshine." She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Support Actress, becoming the fourth youngest actress to be nominated in that category. On "Scream Queens," Breslin plays one of Chanel's minions, Chanel No. 5.

  • Skyler Samuels
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    Samuels held a recurring role as Gigi in Selena Gomez's "Wizards of Waverly Place" on Disney Channel, and she had a memorable stint on Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh" as one of Josh's many gorgeous dates. She landed her first leading role in the short-lived, and beloved, ABC Family series "The Nine Lives of Chloe King." Now she stars in "Scream Queens" as Grace, a Kappa pledge determined to follow in her mother's footsteps.

  • Ariana Grande
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    You probably call her Ari, but she will always be Cat to us. Grande starred on the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" for four seasons, and instead of fading into obscurity, she has since become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. Her sophomore album, "My Everything," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Grande returned to her TV roots in "Scream Queens," playing ill-fated Kappa, Chanel No. 2.

  • Keke Palmer
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    An actress, singer, talk show host and Broadway's first black Cinderella, Palmer has many talents. At the age of 10, Palmer starred in "The Wool Cap" opposite William H. Macy. The role earned her a SAG Award nomination, making her the youngest nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Television or Miniseries. She made her big screen debut later that year in "Barbershop 2: Back in Business." On "Scream Queens," Palmer plays Zayday, a confident pledge looking to shake up Kappa House by running for Kappa Kappa Tau president... against Chanel.

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    Nick Jonas has come a long way since his days as a teen idol. Back in 2007 he was just a kid with moppy hair and a charmingly crooked smile who liked to rock out with his brothers. In 2008, he and his pop rock brothers starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Camp Rock" with a then-unknown Demi Lovato. The DCOM was a ratings smash hit, spawning a sequel in 2010. Now, he's literally killing on "Scream Queens" as former Dickie Dollar Scholar -- and potential Red Devil -- Boone.

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    Before she was TV's go-to mean girl, she was totally "Unfabulous." Roberts starred on the Nickelodeon series for three seasons, and after the show ended in 2007, she set her sights on the big screen, starring in films like "Valentine's Day," "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and "Scream 4." She returned to TV to play Hollywood socialite/teen witch Madison Montgomery on "American Horror Story: Coven." The popular role inspired Murphy to write the part of KKT president, and insufferable Queen Bee, Chanel Oberlin for her.