Now in her thirties, Amy Bruckner continued her career far past the end of “Phil of the Future.” She landed a role in the Emma Roberts-led adaptation of “Nancy Drew” in 2007 and went on to voice the character of Hayley Long in the Disney animated series “American Dragon: Jake Long” from 2005 until 2007 as well (via IMDb).
After “American Dragon” and “Nancy Drew,” Bruckner took a break from acting to attend New York University where she studied human rights and feminist theory (via HuffPost). She also spent this break backpacking through Europe before returning to the industry in the TV movie “The Assault” in 2014.
Despite returning to acting, Bruckner explained that barely anyone recognizes herself as Phil’s little sister anymore. “I do look a lot different than I did as a 13-year-old,” she told HuffPost. “I’m no longer perfectly spherical like I was on the show. I think that throws people off.” She added that even those who knew her as a kid have trouble placing her now.