Mean Girls: Where Are They Now?
It's October 3rd -- time for you to check in on your favorite movie cast.
1. Jonathan Bennett (Aaron Samuels)
After breaking all of our hearts playing Aaron Samuels, Jonathan Bennett has been very busy.
While Mean Girls is still his most reputable film, Bennett has starred in Lifetime movies, dated several A-listers like Lance Bass and Matt Dallas, and even made his own debut on Dancing with the Stars! Today, you can find him on MTV's Awkward and every now and then he instructs a spin class at Flywheel in Los Angeles.
2. Stefanie Drummond (Bethany Byrd)
Bethany Byrd was the infamous girl with the "wide set vagina."
Since Mean Girls, she has not landed a major breakout role; however, she directed a short called Training Day in 2013 and has since been in Spotlight and Ladies Like Us.
3. Rajiv Surendra (Kevin Gnapoor)
Rajiv Surendra was only 15 when he played mathlete/MC Kevin Gnapoor.
Today, Rajiv lives in NYC where he works as a craftsman. Recently, he has written a memoir that will come out on November 8th titled, "The Elephants In My Backyard."
4. Amy Poehler (Regina George's "cool mom")
Before Mean Girls, Amy Poehler had already made a name for herself for her work on SNL and The Upright Citizens Brigade. Being best friends with Tina Fey, it was no shock when the world saw her cast as Regina George's outspoken "cool mom."
Since the film, Amy has continued to rise. With a continued role on SNL, she went on to star in NBC's wildly successful Parks and Recreation, along with several movies including a comedy called Sisters where she worked alongside Tina Fey again. Together, the star duo have also been acclaimed for hosting the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes.
Aside from stacking up her Hollywood resume, Poehler also created a foundation, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, that is focused around girls celebrating their truest self.
5. Amanda Seyfried (Karen)
Before Amanda Seyfried starred as the infamous Karen Smith, she worked on All My Children and As The World Turns.
Since the film, Seyfried has added an immense amount of credits to her insanely impressive IMDb profile. In 2008, she starred as Sophie in Mama Mia!, 2010 she played Savannah Curtis in Nicholas Sparks' Dear John, 2011 brought Red Riding Hood where she starred as Valerie, 2012 brought Les Miserables with her starring as Cosette, 2015 brought hits like Ted 2 and Love The Coopers, and she is currently working on several films in post-production.
Seyfried is an animal activist and recently got engaged to Thomas Sadoski.
6. Lacey Chabert (Gretchen Weiners)
Lacey was already a star from Party of Five when she was cast as the role of Gretchen Weiners.
Since the hit film, she has voiced Gwen Stacy in The Spectacular Spider-Man, worked on ABC's Baby Daddy, voiced Mako in Star Wars video game, and starred in several Lifetime Original Movies including 2015's A Christmas Melody.
Chabert is married to David Nehdar and they welcomed a baby girl named Julia Mimi Bella in September 2016.
7. Lindsay Lohan (Cady Heron)
Lindsay Lohan's role as Cady Heron was her first role to break her out of child stardom. As a child, she was known for films like The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday.
Since the movie, Lohan has starred in several films including 2005's Herbie Fully Loaded. Later in her career, she spent time in a rehab facility as well as jail for various offenses. Since then, she has guest-starred in Anger Management, Glee, 2 Broke Girls and made a cameo in Scary Movie 5.
Lohan just broke off an engagement with Egor Tarabasov and was most recently in the news for losing part of her ring finger in a boating accident -- yikes!
8. Rachel McAdams (Regina George)
Before Mean Girls, McAdams had a few credits but nothing extremely well-known. After she was cast as Queen Bee, Regina George, in 2004, her career skyrocketed.
Immediately following her role as Regina, McAdams took her most popular role to date: Allie in NIcholas Spark's The Notebook. Following her fame from this critically acclaimed film, McAdams has steadily held reputable credits each year since. In the past two years, her biggest hits were the role of Maureen Hope in Jake Gyllenhaal's Southpaw and Sacha Pfeiffer in 2015's crime drama, Spotlight.
Romantically, McAdams was linked to The Notebook co-star, Ryan Gosling and has more recently been linked to Friday Night Lights alum, Taylor Kitsch.
9. Tina Fey (Ms. Norbury)
Before Mean Girls, Tina was already very well-known from her SNL days. Despite her popularity, Mean Girls was the first screenplay wrote, acted in and directed.
After the wild success of the film, Fey left SNL for her own show on NBC, 30 Rock, which ran until 2013. More recently, Fey had a recurring role in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and took the lead role of Kim Baker in 2016's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Extremely decorated, Fey has 8 Emmy awards, 2 Golden Globes, 5 SAG awards and 2 critical acclaims for hosting the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes alongside Amy Poehler.
10. Daniel Franzese (Damien)
After winning several roles in small films, Daniel Franzese was thrilled to grab the breakout role of Damian.
More recently, Daniel starred in HBO's Looking as well as Freeform's Recovery Road. Additionally, his viral YouTube comedy show, Sh*t Italian Moms Say, has reached over 3.3 Million views this past year and he is set to star in upcoming Broadway musical, FOUND.
11. Tim Meadows (Principal Duvall)
Tim Meadows was already a popular face in when he got cast as Principal Duvall. After 9 years on Saturday Night Live, he starred in his very own SNL movie, The Ladies Man. After that movie did not do extremely well, he decided to sign onto this film as he was a close friend of Tina Fey's.
Since the film, Meadows has been cast in several comedies on television and in film. Most recently, he worked on The Goldbergs as Mr. Glascott and continues to voice Mike in Bob's Burgers. Despite his successful career, Meadows was one of few cast members to return for the incredibly unsuccessful Mean Girls sequel.
12. Lizzy Caplan (Janice Ian)
Previously in Freaks and Geeks, Caplan was relatively new to Hollywood when she got cast as Janice Ian.
Since the film, Lizzy has had a very successful career: she has since starred in True Blood as Kat Wabler, Casey Klein in Party Down, costarred alongside Michael Sheen in Masters of Sex, played Julia Cleary in New Girl, and returned to the big screen as Lula in Now You See Me 2.