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Mean Girls: where are the cast now?

Find out what the talented cast have been up to since the 2004 film 

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Mean Girls is one of the ultimate favourite films from the early Noughties, and inspired a generation to harbour a love of Jingle Bell Rock, to appreciate how Aaron Samuels' hair looks sexy pushed back, and to realise that 'fetch' was never going to happen. While it's been 19 years since the film was released back in 2004, we're still obsessed with the likes of Regina George, Karen Smith and Gretchen Weiners, whose father invented toaster strudel. So what has the cast been up to since the film's release? Get all the details here... 

Lindsay Lohan - Cady Haron 

Lindsay has had a busy career since starring in the teen drama, appearing in Herbie: Fully Loaded, Just My Luck and Bobby. She also has several publicised legal troubles over the last few years, including driving under the influence.  

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Lindsay, who now resides in Dubai, was one of the panellists on The Masked Singer in Australia but was unable to travel there for the follow-up season due to COVID-19. She is also a nightclub owner, and released a new single, Back to Me, in early 2020. The 37-year-old tied the knot with financier Bader Shammas in 2022, and the pair welcomed their first child together in June 2023. 

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Rachel McAdams - Regina George 

Rachel has become a huge film star since her turn as a mean girl in the 2004 film. After all, she is flawless. She owns two Fendi purses and a silver Lexus! Since Mean Girls, Rachel has starred in everything from romances to comedy, including The Notebook, Game Night and About Time. She most recently starred in Netflix's hit musical film, Eurovision. She shares two children with her husband, screenwriter Jamie Linden.  

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Amanda Seyfried - Karen Smith

Amanda found huge success in dramas like Dear John and Les Miserables, but is perhaps best known for playing Sophie in the hit Mamma Mia musical films! She has most recently starred in The Art of Racing in the Rain and Netflix's Mank. She also recently became a mother for a second time back in September 2020! The actress shares two children, a boy and a girl, with her husband, Thomas Sadoski. 

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Amanda in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Lacey Chabert - Gretchen Weiners

Lacey has starred in plenty of rom-coms since the 2004 teen film, including Christian Mingle, Anything is Possible and Slightly Single in LA. She is married to her longtime boyfriend, David Nehdar, and the pair share a daughter, Julia. 

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Lacey shares a daughter with her partner, David

Daniel Franzese - Damian Leigh  

Daniel has starred in hit show Looking as well as the movie adaptation of the same name, as well as I Spit on Your Grave, Foodies and Conviction. He also guest-starred on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2020! But the big question is - did he ever get his pink shirt back?! 

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Daniel has since starred in Looking

Lizzy Caplan - Janice Ian 

Lizzy has become a huge TV and film star, and has previously starred in Masters of Sex, Das Boot and True Blood on television, as well as films including Now You See Me 2, The Disaster Artist and 127 Hours. She tied the knot with her boyfriend, English actor Tom Riley, in 2017.

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Brad Pitt wearing a black tuxedo and Angelina Jolie wearing a sparkly dress© Jason LaVeris

1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Known by the legendary portmanteau 'Brangelina', the uber A-listers wed in a French chateau in 2014 some nine years after first becoming entwined on the set of 2005 blockbuster Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Things went south soon after with allegations of abuse surfacing in 2016, the same year Angelina filed for divorce. After seven years of legal wrangling light appeared at the tunnel's end, with the MailOnline reporting in July 2023 that the pair had agreed to a mediation which could resolve their dispute.

2. Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson

Ryan and Scarlett married in 2008 in a secretive ceremony on Vancouver Island. Both actors' stars were firmly in the ascendancy but professional success wasn't conducive to conjugal happiness, and their union was annulled just over two years later with Scarlett subsequently revealing the couple hardly saw each other. 

3. Russell Brand and Katy Perry

The polysyllabic and polyamorous British actor/comedian/presenter met popstar Katy in 2009 during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards. The following year the pair married in a traditional Hindu ceremony in India and all seemed set fair. But with Katy away on her California Dreams tour for most 2011, the couple supposedly determined they had different priorities and Russell filed for divorce - via text message - at the end of that year.

4. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore

The couple divorced in 2013 after it emerged Ashton had been unfaithful on the weekend of their sixth anniversary. In 2015 Ashton remarried, this time to his That '70s Show costar Mila Kunis who was five years his junior - a notable change in dynamic from his relationship with Demi who was 15 years his senior.

5. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

The archetypal whirlwind romance, Tom and Katie got engaged after just seven weeks of dating in 2005. The pair didn't muck about and the following year they both welcomed daughter Suri and got married in a Scientologist ceremony in Italy. The marriage lasted for five and half years before Katie filed for divorce.


Jonathan Bennett - Aaron Samuels 

Jonathan still has starring roles - but now he's all about TV presenting! After roles in Cheaper By the Dozen 2 and Van Wilder: Freshman Year, he has gone onto host popular foodie shows including Cake Wars and Halloween Wars. He got engaged to his partner, Jaymes Vaughan, back in 2020. 

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