Mean Girls aired nearly 18 years ago but it still remains a favourite, so where are the cast now and what have they been up to since the cult-classic?
Mean Girls aired in 2004, establishing Lindsay Lohan as a teen idol following her child acting days.
Although it’s nearly been two decades, the film continues to gain popularity with gen z. It is a great dose of nostalgia for those who were teens at the time.
TikTok users have reimagined who would portray the characters now, with Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney elected as Regina George.
That being said, no one can replace the OG Mean Girls cast, but where are they now?
Where are the Mean Girls cast now?
Lindsay Lohan (Cady Heron)
Lindsay Lohan is making a comeback to our screens.
The actress is narrator of Amazon Video’s upcoming dating show, Lovestruck High, which transports British singles to an “American high school” for another chance to find their high school sweetheart.
The show, airing 18 May 2022, is Lohan’s latest project, but 2022 is the year she’ll be making her acting return. She reportedly has a Netflix Christmas rom-com for later this year, and has signed two more films with the platform.
Rachel McAdams (Regina George)
Queen bee Regina was portrayed by Rachel McAdams. The actress has become one of Hollywood’s A-list celebs and was most recently seen looking flawless at the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness LA premiere on 2 May, where she plays Strange’s love interest, Christine Palmer.
Amanda Seyfried (Karen Smith)
Amanda Seyfried has appeared in a string of successful films, including Mamma Mia and Les Misérables. Her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout was praised for humanising the entrepreneur, as well as mastering her unique voice.
Aside from acting, she’s enjoying family life with her husband of five years, Thomas Sadoski, and their two kids.
Lacey Chabert (Gretchen Wieners)
Other than being the actress behind the character that coined the term “so fetch!” Chabert is known as the queen of Hallmark Christmas movies, having appeared in 27 films, including Winter in Vail.
She got married to David Nehdar in December 2013 and welcomed their daughter, Julia, in September 2016.
Jonathan Bennett (Aaron Samuels)
Mean Girls heartthrob Jonathan Bennett transitioned into TV as the host of Cake Wars, Cupcake Wars and other competition series.
He’s currently enjoying the newly-wed life after getting married to TV host Jaymes Vaughan in March 2022.
Bennett can also add podcast host to his LinkedIn; titled PRIDEcast, the iHeartRADIO show commences Wednesday, 4 May 2022.
Daniel Franzese (Damian)
One original Mean Girls cast member now not so much in the Silver Screen world is Daniel Franzese as much of his work has been in the TV world. He featured in minor roles on CSI and Party Down, though he was a series regular on Looking and its subsequent TV film, Looking: The Movie.
Franzese appeared as judge on an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2022 and will be at RuPaul’s Drag Con on 13 May 2022.
Tina Fey (Ms. Norbury)
The comedian and writer worked on SNL until 2006 and went on to create the sitcom series, 30 Rock. Along with Amy Poehler, the duo has been behind some of the funniest award show moments over the years, particularly with their Golden Globes monologues.
So far, Fey has bagged nine Emmy’s, three Golden Globes, five SAG’s, and a Tony nomination for her Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls.
Lizzy Caplan (Janis Ian)
Like Franzese, her career progressed into TV, including Showtime’s Masters Of Sex. The role earned her an Emmy nomination, two Satellite Awards, and a Critics Choice Award.
Kaplan starred as Annie Wilkes in horror series, Castle Rock, in 2019 and you may have seen her as the new horseman in Now You See Me 2, and as Alice in Netflix’s Extinction.
Caplan reportedly dated Matthew Perry for six years from 2006-2012, though she’s been married to British actor, Tom Riley – since 2017, who she met whilst filming Now You See Me 2. The pair welcomed a son in 2021.