Mean Girls actors and actresses – Where are they now?

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It’s been 18 years since “Mean Girls” debuted in theaters and “fetch” still hasn’t happened. (Sorry, Gretchen!) But that doesn’t mean the stars of this hilarious high school flick haven’t moved on! To celebrate star Lizzy Caplan’s 40th birthday on June 30, 2022, Wonderwall.com is checking in on what the cast of “Mean Girls” is up to (and what they look like) now.

Put on your favorite pink shirt and keep reading for more…

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Lizzy Caplan played Janis Ian, an artsy goth girl who befriends Cady and hatches a plan to take down Regina, her former best friend, in “Mean Girls.”

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After “Mean Girls,” Lizzy Caplan scored big roles on TV shows like “Related,” “The Class,” “True Blood,” “Party Down” and “Masters of Sex,” the latter of which earned her Emmy and Critics Choice Award nominations for her performance. She’s also appeared in a number of movies including “Cloverfield,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “127 Hours,” “The Night Before” and “Extinction.” Since 2021, she’s voiced the lead role on Netflix’s sci-fi animation series “Inside Job.” She’ll next star in the upcoming Paramount+ “Fatal Attraction” series, which is based on the 1987 movie, as mistress Alex Forrest opposite Joshua Jackson, who plays cheater Dan Gallagher, and Amanda Peet, who plays Dan’s wife, Beth. Lizzy dated Matthew Perry from 2006 to 2012 and found love with “Da Vinci’s Demons” actor Tom Ripley three years later. The couple married in 2017 and welcomed son Alfie in 2021.

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Lindsay Lohan starred as Cady Heron, a 16-year-old girl who transfers to a public high school after being homeschooled her whole life in Africa, in 2004’s “Mean Girls.”

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Lindsay Lohan did a lot to hurt her reputation after “Mean Girls” — and it definitely wasn’t because of her on-screen roles. Riding high as a Hollywood “it” girl in the mid-2000s, the actress began to party hard. Her rap sheet since 2007 includes two DUIs, three stints behind bars, five sticky-finger incidents, six trips to rehab and countless probation violations. Over the years, she’s been romantically linked to Wilmer Valderrama, Stavros Niarchos, Benicio del Toro, Calum Best, Samantha Ronson and was briefly engaged to Russian millionaire Egor Tarabasov, from whom she split in 2017. While her personal life was spiraling out of control, Lindsay’s career took a nosedive, as the actress was uninsurable and unreliable. Her comeback projects, 2012 Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick” and 2013 indie flick “The Canyons,” were panned. Her Oprah Winfrey-backed docu-series, “Lindsay,” which focused on her life just after rehab, premiered in 2014. In recent years, she’s lived in Dubai and London (where she made her stage debut in a West End production of “Speed-the-Plow”). In 2016, she got into the nightlife business, opening Lohan Nightclub in Athens, Greece. In 2018, she launched two Lohan Beach Houses in the Cyclades islands, which led to the 2019 MTV reality show “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club.” Since then, things have only gotten better: In 2021, she announced her engagement to her boyfriend of nearly three years, financier Bader Shammas, and in 2022, Lindsay narrated the Amazon Prime Video dating show “Lovestruck High” and will return to the screen with the Netflix holiday flick “Falling for Christmas.”

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Rachel McAdams played Regina George, the most popular girl in school and the leader of the Plastics, in “Mean Girls.”

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Playing the ultimate mean girl led to Rachel McAdams becoming one of Hollywood’s “it” girls. She went on to star in huge flicks like “The Notebook,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Doctor Strange” (and its sequel), “Disobedience” and “Midnight in Paris.” In 2015, she appeared in “Spotlight,” earning herself an Academy Award nomination. In 2005, Rachel made “The Notebook” fans’ dreams come true when she started dating former co-star Ryan Gosling. The couple split in 2007 and briefly reunited in 2008 before calling it quits for good. She continued her co-star romance pattern when she dated her “Midnight in Paris” colleague Michael Sheen from 2010 until 2013. She began seeing screenwriter Jamie Linden in 2016. The couple welcomed a son in 2018 and a daughter in 2020.

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Lacey Chabert starred as Gretchen Weiners, a Toaster Strudel heiress and a member of the Plastics who only wants Regina’s acceptance, in “Mean Girls.”

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Lacey Chabert has since appeared in movies like “Black Christmas” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” plus more than 25 Hallmark Channel movies. She most recently starred in 2022’s “The Wedding Veil Legacy.” She’s also continued to do voice work, including on “Robot Chicken.” Like Gretchen’s hair, Lacey is full of secrets! After marrying in 2013, she waited to share the happy news, though kept the name of her new hubby hush-hush. He was later revealed to be long-term love David Nehdar. The couple welcomed a daughter, Julia, in 2016.

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Amanda Seyfried starred as Karen Smith, the ditzy best friend of Regina and Gretchen, in “Mean Girls.”

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Amanda Seyfried has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. She scored her first leading role with “Mamma Mia!” (and later starred in its 2018 sequel) and appeared in movies like “Les Miserables,” “Dear John,” “Lovelace,” “Ted 2,” “Gringo,” “In Time” and 2020’s “Mank,” for which she received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actress. She’s also appeared on TV shows including “Veronica Mars” and “Big Love” and in 2022, she starred on the buzzy Hulu miniseries “The Dropout,” which tells the story of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Amanda has previously dated a number of Hollywood hotties including Justin Long, Dominic Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Desmond Harrington. In 2016, sparks flew between Amanda and her “The Last Word” co-star Thomas Sadoski. The pair married in 2017 and now share a daughter and a son.

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Tina Fey starred as Ms. Norbury, Cady’s supportive math teacher who’s a recent divorcée. The “Saturday Night Live” comedian also wrote “Mean Girls.”

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Unlike Ms. Norbury, Tina Fey’s romantic life is much steadier. She’s been married to composer Jeff Richmond, with whom she shares daughters Alice and Penelope, since 2001. Two years after “Mean Girls,” Tina left “Saturday Night Live” to create, executive produce and star on “30 Rock,” which lasted for seven seasons and earned 13 Emmy nominations. In 2015, Tina created and began executive producing the hit Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” She’s also starred in movies like “Baby Mama,” “Date Night” and “Wine Country” and lent her voice to 2020’s “Soul.” In 2021, she landed a recurring role on the Hulu miniseries “Only Murders in the Building” and began executive producing Peacock’s musical comedy series “Girls5eva.” Tina — whose “Mean Girls” became a Tony-nominated Broadway musical in 2018 — is also the bestselling author of the 2011 memoir “Bossypants” as well as an acclaimed award show host. She emceed the Golden Globes four times with BFF (and fellow “Mean Girls” star) Amy Poehler.

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Jonathan Bennett made teen girls everywhere swoon as the very grool Aaron Samuels, Cady’s crush and Regina’s sometime boyfriend, in “Mean Girls.”

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Although he’s continued to work over the years, Jonathan Bennett never eclipsed playing the guy whose hair looks better pushed back. His career highlights include “Love Wrecked,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year.” Jonathan has crossed paths on screen with two of his “Mean Girls” co-stars: He had a bit role in Rachel McAdams’ 2010 movie “Morning Glory” and was featured in Lacey Chabert’s 2012 flick “Slightly Single in L.A.” Jonathan has more recently worked as a presenter, serving as the host of Food Network’s “Cake Wars” until 2017. In 2019, he appeared as a houseguest on “Celebrity Big Brother.” More recently, he starred in the 2022 TV thriller movie “Deadly Yoga Retreat.” Jonathan came out as a gay man in 2017 and married former “Amazing Race” contestant Jaymes Vaughan in 2022.

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Daniel Franzese starred as Damian, Janis Ian’s snarky sidekick and gay best friend, in “Mean Girls.”

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We’re not sure if Damian ever got his pink shirt back, but we do know what Daniel Franzese has been up to since “Mean Girls” came out (and not just because he’s appeared in a number of pics with Lindsay Lohan on Instagram). In 2014, he directed his first feature documentary, “Allee Willis Loves Detroit,” and began starring on the HBO drama “Looking.” He’s also involved in the theater: In 2011, he wrote “Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin’ Rock Opera,” and he starred in “Found” in New York. He more recently appeared on the ABC series “Conviction” in 2016 and 2017 and has since popped up on episodes of “S.W.A.T.,” “GLOW” and “The Filth.” Daniel came out publicly in 2014 in an open letter to his “Mean Girls” character. He was engaged to his longtime boyfriend, stylist Joseph Bradley Phillips, but the couple called off their nuptials in 2018.

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Tim Meadows starred as Principal Duvall, North Shore High School’s fed-up head administrator, in 2004’s “Mean Girls.”

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Tim Meadows was one of the only “Mean Girls” cast members to return for the 2011 TV movie “Mean Girls 2,” which failed to capture any of the original movie’s magic. He also starred in films like “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” “Grown Ups” and “Trainwreck” and has had roles on series like “The Bill Engvall Show,” “The Colbert Report,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Schooled” and “Space Force.” The “Saturday Night Live” alum married Michelle Taylor in 1997; they split in 2005. They have two sons, Julian and Isaiah.

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Amy Poehler was just seven years older than Rachel McAdams when she played her “cool mom,” Mrs. George, in “Mean Girls.”

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In real life, Amy Poehler is a mom to Archibald and Abel, her sons with ex-husband Will Arnett. The couple married in 2003 and split in 2012. She went on to make headlines for her romances with comedian Nick Kroll and New York attorney Benjamin H. Graf. Amy left “Saturday Night Live” in 2008 in the middle of her eighth season and the following year began starring on the NBC sitcom “Parks & Recreation,” for which she earned multiple Emmy nominations. She’s since scored more Emmy nods for her work producing “Russian Doll” and hosting “Making It” with “Parks & Rec” co-star Nick Offerman. Amy — who for years was a popular (and Emmy-nominated) Golden Globes host alongside Tina Fey — also made a mark on the big screen, starring in flicks like “Blades of Glory,” “Horton Hears a Who!” “Inside Out” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.” She’s also been directing in recent years, starting with 2019’s “Wine Country.” She’s since directed the 2021 coming-of-age Netflix film “Moxie” and the 2022 documentary “Lucy and Desi.”

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All you sucka emcees ain’t got nothing on Rajiv Surendra, who played mathlete/wannabe rapper Kevin Gnapoor in “Mean Girls,” his first movie.

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Toronto native Rajiv Surendra pretty much left Hollywood after “Mean Girls.” In 2016, he wrote “The Elephants in My Backyard,” a memoir about his failed attempts to win the lead role in the 2012 film “Life of Pi.” Rajiv currently lives in New York, where he works as a calligrapher, painter, chalk artist and potter.

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Diego Klattenhoff played Regina’s jock boy-toy, Shane Oman, in “Mean Girls.”

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After scoring recurring roles on “Whistler” and “Men in Trees,” Diego Klattenhoff nabbed his first TV starring role on “Mercy.” He appeared on “Homeland” from 2011 to 2013 and currently stars on “The Blacklist.” In 2013, he appeared on the big screen in “After Earth” and “Pacific Rim.” Little is known about his private life.



























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