If you were a young girl in the early 2000s or just a fan of the Disney Channel, you probably caught the Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) adaptation of “The Cheetah Girls” books by Deborah Gregory back in 2003. It starred a talented multicultural cast as an aspiring pop girl group at a New York City high school. “The Cheetah Girls” marketing highlighted Disney Channel breakout star Raven-Symoné as Galleria, along with former 3LW singers Adrienne Bailon as Chanel and Kiely Williams as Aqua. The fourth member of the group was foster child Dorinda, played by Sabrina Bryan.
The actor, singer, and dancer was a relative unknown at the time, but soon became an integral part of the real-life singing group that came out of the three “Cheetah Girls” movies. Later, she became associated with “Dancing with the Stars,” competing in the reality show’s fifth season in 2007 –and being shockingly eliminated in Week 6 despite being a frontrunner. She later became an E! News and ABC backstage co-host/correspondent covering several seasons of the show. Bryan also participated in the all-star 15th season in 2012 but was eliminated early again despite her high scores.
It’s been a while since Bryan was in the spotlight, but she’s active on social media so it’s not hard to figure out what she’s up to. She’s in a very different place in her life now, though, which makes her almost unrecognizable from the teen she was during her “Cheetah Girls” years.