Every decade has its iconic shows. These shows leave an impression on you and have you quoting the characters long after the final episode. In the 2000s, it seemed like there was a whole slew of these epic shows, and from them, we have garnered some of our biggest stars. Wonder where your favorite stars are today? From John Krasinski to Raven-Symone, check out what your favorite actors from those 2000s sitcoms are doing, and what they look like now!
Zach Braff – J.D. (Scrubs)
Medical dramas were all the rage in the 2000s (and still are), but there were very few medical comedies. That might be why Scrubs did so well. Well, that and the fact that Zach Braff’s character J.D., along with the rest of the cast, was hilarious.
Zach Braff has had several big roles on television shows after the show ended. Along with his voice-over work, he has several projects set to be released in 2022.
Kaley Cuoco – Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
Being a nerd used to be so uncool, but sometime in the 2000s that all changed. It could well be because of shows like The Big Bang Theory. The show cast Kaley Cuoco as Penny, the love interest of head nerd Leonard.
The show lasted over a decade, just recently wrapping up taping in 2019. This allowed viewers to watch as the young actress matured. After the show, Kaley has kept busy. She voiced Harley Quinn in the animated television show and recently starred in The Flight Attendant.
Julie Bowen – Claire (Modern Family)
For 11 years, we were all invited into the multi-home lives of the Dunphy/Pritchett clan. One of those beloved family members was Claire, played by Julie Bowen. The classic stay-at-home mom, she kept things (mostly) together while trying to find her place in the world.
Julie Bowen had already had a good career before the show, having starred in Weeds and Boston Legal. After the show ended last year, she has done some voice-over work and several other projects.
Chris Pratt – Andy (Parks and Recreation)
Quirky workplace sitcoms were pretty prominent in the 2000s. The ensemble cast of Parks and Recreation was chock-full of talented actors and actresses. One of the actors who really shined was Chris Pratt, who played Andy Dwyer.
Slightly goofy, but sweet, the character was just the beginning of the actor’s career. For the entire six years, Chris worked on other projects which included his break-out role in Guardians of the Galaxy. He continues to work and has a whole slew of projects set to hit the screen in 2022.
Frankie Muniz – Malcolm (Malcolm in the Middle)
There seems to be nothing funnier than dysfunctional families, or at least that was the case in the 2000s. Malcolm in the Middle followed the trials and tribulations of the young Malcolm, played by Frankie Muniz. This child actor definitely changed a lot in front of our eyes over the show’s six-year run.
After the show ended, he continued working with small roles in television shows and movies. He has matured and appears to be continuing to work as hard as he ever did.
Jaime Pressly – Joy (My Name Is Earl)
Following the journey of a tragic mess-up, My Name is Earl starred Jason Lee and Jaime Pressly. Jamie Pressly played the role of Earl’s ex and the potential love interest.
Since the show ended, Jaime has had some success on TV with other sitcoms like I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Mom. Currently, she is filming a new project called The Re-Education of Molly Singer.
Jason Bateman – Michael (Arrested Development)
When a family is highly dysfunctional and dealing with losing all their money, the story is rife for comedy. Playing Michael Bluth, Jason Bateman was just one of the many talented actors on the hit show Arrested Development.
Jason Bateman over the last two years of the show was doing double duty as he was also starring in the acclaimed drama, Ozark. After Arrested Developmentended in 2019, he continued on Ozark, and just recently also did a little stint on The Outsider.
Mila Kunis – Jackie (That 70s Show)
For those longing for a little nostalgia, That 70s Show was probably a must-see weekly experience. Mila Kunis may have been a big part of the appeal. Playing Jackie, the love interest of both Kelso and Fez, Mila was a pivotal part of the cast.
Since the show wrapped in 2006, Mila has had success in film and does a lot of voice-over work. In particular, she voices the character of Meg on the hit animated show Family Guy.
Kat Dennings – Max (Two Broke Girls)
Following the lives of two very different women, Two Broke Girls ran for six seasons. As one-half of the odd couple, Kat Dennings played Max. This character was brash and in your face, and everybody loved it.
Kat has continued to work in television as well as appearing in several films. She even found her way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe on multiple occasions as Darcy Lewis, a supporting character in the film Thor. She also just wrapped up season two of her Hulu Original Dollface.
Niecy Nash – Raineesha (Reno 911)
Niecy Nash made a mark with her role as Deputy Raineesha in Reno 911. The show was a parody sitcom that followed seven sheriff deputies who may not have been the best at their jobs. Full of off-color humor, it found a place on several lists of the best sitcoms of the 2000s.
The show is still running, and in between showing up there, Niecy has kept quite busy. In 2020 and 2021 she has been working on the Netflix series Never Have I Ever and as a guest host on The Masked Singer.
Raven-Symoné – Raven (That’s So Raven)
In the 2000s, Disney was on a roll with a variety of hit television series. However, very few of them were as iconic as That’s So Raven. Following the life of a girl with the power to predict the future, the show starred Raven-Symoné as the teenage soothsayer.
Raven has kept busy after her run on the Disney channel came to an end. Not only did she co-host The View for a while, but her recent project has been to revive her role as Raven Baxter in Raven’s Home.
Rupert Grint – Harry Potter
The Harry Potter kids were also incredibly famous at a young age. The faces of Ron, Harry, and Hermione were plastered on billboards all over the world. Each time a new movie was released, fans eagerly rushed to theaters. That’s why it’s so strange to think of Ron Weasley as a father.
English actor Rupert Grint has a daughter with English actress Georgia Groome. Little Wednesday G. Grint arrived in 2020. The couple prefers to stay out of the limelight.
Childhood Girl Crushes, Then and Now
From ten-year-olds to our teenage years, childhood crushes are sure to brin a sense of nostalgia to anyone. We grow along with them and to see them grow also inspires us. This article reveals how our goddesses are now and the number of wrinkles you can count off their skin. See for yourself how they were then and are now!
Tiffani would take part in multiple beauty pageants before landing her first big role as Kelly in Saved By The Bell and its many spinoffs. This gave her reputation a boost which led to her film debut in Son In Law.
After the sequel to Saved By The Bell was announced, Tiffani would reprise her role as Kelly, guest-starring in three episodes. She has also been announced to be the host for MTV’s spinoff comedy show Ridiculousness, Deliciousness.
This legend has had many cult classic roles including playing the handmaiden of Padme in Star Wars Episode 1. Her roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and Love Actually have helped her to cement her role as a professional actor.
She is set to appear in two projects with one being a Christmas-based comedy and the other a book adaptation. Keira Knightley is a known philanthropist as she has hosted a live stream to help those dealing with the consequences of the pandemic.
Jennifer made way as a child model and had many commercial appearances before landing her big role in Once Upon A Time In America. She also played Betty Ross, the love interest of Bruce Banner in earlier MCU movies.
Conelly has been regarded as the face of a few fashion brands including Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton and has done a few adverts for Revlon. Right now, she is the wife of Paul Bettany and they have three children together.
The princess of pop needs no introduction as she was the one to influence a new generation of the ‘90s to 2000s kids with her music. She has made a few film appearances and her issues have put her under a peculiar spotlight.
Britney has come out and has spoken up about how her father and management abused her and is now in a legal battle over her conservatorship. This has led to many celebrities rising in support of the #FreeBritney movement.
It’s old news that this American sweetheart has gathered all the attention and love with her smile. Despite being a Hollywood royal family member, Drew Barrymore got her fame as a child actress in E.T.
She has been always in the spotlight since she was a little girl. Drew is a person who can literally do anything now that she’s being back in action after ages. Currently, with her new talk show, she is trying to bring inspiration, information, and entertainment to this generation.
This American actress started her career at the age of seven. Over the years, Alyssa has been a heartthrob for many and a multitasker. Alyssa got her fame in Who’s the Boss by playing the Samantha Micelli character.
Being a political activist for organizations such as UNICEF and PETA, she took part in the Me Too movement in 2017 to support suppressed women. She is now a happily married woman with two children. Although she tested positive for the virus that is causing the ongoing pandemic, she is healthy now.
The Spice Girls
The Spice Girls were a cultural icon for many ‘90s kids and females, who were their main target audience. By the 2000s, they seemed on the verge of disbanding after a disappointing number of album sales. This was later disproved by them.
After a long hiatus, they have gotten together for a few tours and their talents have earned them the 2019 Billboard Live Music Award. They have also had the highest-grossing concert tours out of every female group in the last 20 years.
Mila Kunis got her start in the entertainment industry as Jackie Burkhart on Fox’s That ’70s Show — and it’s no secret that she lied about her age in order to land the role. There, she would play alongside Ashton Kutcher’s Michael Kelso (little did these two know that they’d end up together in real life!).
Mila’s breakout film role came in 2008 when she portrayed Rachel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. From then on, her career has only continued to thrive. She’s starring in an upcoming mystery film called Luckiest Girl Alive, currently in post-production.
Anne Hathaway is an award-winning actress that took the entertainment industry by storm when she first began acting in the late-’90s. Although her parents weren’t initially keen about their daughter pursuing an acting career, she did eventually land the starring roles in The Princess Diaries as well as The Other Side of Heaven — and, as you guessed it, the rest is history.
From The Devil Wears Prada to Les Misérables, the beloved star has been acting ever since. As of 2022, Anne is set to star in upcoming drama miniseries WeCrashed.
This British actress is easily one of the most recognizable faces due to her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of movies. After her success in the previous movie, she would go on to play another successful role in Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
Currently, the stunning sensation is a force to be reckoned with as she is one of the highest-paid actresses around along with being one of the most influential people in the world. She is a supporting figure in the fight for women’s rights.
Hayden was only eleven months old when she appeared in her first commercial. Her first big role was in One Life To Live and later she would go on to appear in the fourth iteration of the cult classic horror, Scream.
Panettiere has provided the voice of Samantha in the highly-rated game, Until Dawn along with Kairi and Xion in Kingdom Hearts. She also plays an active role in helping others to speak up about domestic abuse after experiencing it herself.
The ultimate crush of many children and preteens, she made herself known to the world as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids where she has been said to do her stunts by herself. She would later appear as the grown-up version of Carmen in All The Time In The World.
She currently shares a YouTube channel with her husband which they named LexLovesUs. Recently they have welcomed their third child into the family whom they named Rio Rey PenaVega.
Meet The Celebs Who Spent A Lot Of Money To Change How They Look
Going under the knife is one of the Hollywood taboos that many people “hobby” as well. Even though few celebrities openly admit to getting plastic surgery, it all eventually comes to light. While some famous people openly proclaim it—like the Kardashians—others try to disguise it. Here are some of the priciest celebrity plastic surgery procedures.
Heidi Montag – $1,000,000
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag garnered a lot of love and hate when they were featured together on the television program The Hills. Spencer is now Heidi Montag’s husband.
She felt self-conscious about how she looked and was quite upset about her expensive plastic surgery choices. She became so dependent on it that she underwent ten treatments in a single day.
Jennifer Aniston – $30,500
Ah, the lovely Rachel Green from the well-known American sitcom still has a younger appearance, and we adore her. She hasn’t acknowledged having surgery, but experts believe she has had a facelift and at least two nose jobs in the last 20 years. She has acknowledged, however, that she receives at least once a month famed laser and ultrasonic “no-scalpel” facials.
However, a lot of people think she still looks young because of her rigorous skincare and cosmetic routine. Her brows alone are said to cost around $900 a year.
Kourtney Kardashian – $25,000
The Kardashians will appear on our list quite a bit, as is to be anticipated. Kourtney Kardashian decided to have breast augmentation while still a student, but she was not pleased with the results. She claims that she regrets having it done.
Kourtney thinks surgery is a drastic initial step, so if she ever wishes to change anything about her face or body in the future, she might even think about using lasers as a substitute procedure.
Nicki Minaj – $11,500
A great star, Nicki Minaj serves as an inspiration to many young black women. But it’s important to note that her distinctive appearance is not organic.
To give her the appearance she has today, more than $11,000 was spent. The treatments include a nose job, skin whitening, and buttock implants.
Victoria Beckham – $12,956
David Beckham’s wife Victoria has a love-hate relationship with cosmetic surgery. It’s because she had various bodily parts added to her and then taken away.
She has publicly acknowledged getting breast augmentation and says she now regrets the decision. She claims that she did it out of insecurity and is very forthright about it. Don’t fiddle with your boobs, she advised, simply enjoy what you have.
Pete Burns – $38,000
The late English artist was well known for his constantly changing and occasionally androgynous appearance, and he was not afraid to declare that this was made possible by numerous cosmetic procedures.
He underwent numerous other surgeries, but the most frequent ones were nose jobs, cheek implants, and lip fillers.
Kylie Jenner – $2,000,000
“OK! Magazine” reported that the total cost of Kylie Jenner’s procedures may have been close to $2 million. You did read that correctly.
She has only acknowledged lip fillers in public, though, because (supposedly) her date told her he didn’t think she’d be very good at kissing. There are speculations that she has undergone several treatments, including Botox and breast implants.
Jocelyn Wildenstein – $6.500,000
These images are not manipulated in any way. The Catwoman is the nickname for Jocelyn. Some believe she performed all of the extensive operations because her late spouse enjoyed cats.
She doesn’t intend to quit. She also declared that should the need arise, she would undergo plastic surgery well into her nineties.
Angelina Jolie – Unknown
Although some famous people undergo plastic surgery in an effort to seem younger, Angelina Jolie didn’t exactly do this. She underwent a double mastectomy and had a high chance of developing breast cancer. As a result, she received implants following the excision of her breasts.
Some experts, however, are adamant that she has undergone a facelift and nose job. Take a look at her comparison image and make your own judgment.
Caitlyn Jenner – $60,000
Caitlyn Jenner, originally Bruce Jenner, underwent gender reassignment surgery to fully transition into a woman after struggling with her gender identity for many years. When Caitlyn was able to express herself authentically, she felt empowered.
For a more feminine appearance, Caitlyn also underwent face surgery and breast augmentation. She is and always will be a symbol.
La Toya Jackson – $21,500
La Toya Jackson enjoys getting plastic surgery, just like her well-known brother. She was left with an unrecognizably Michael Jackson-like appearance as a result.
She reportedly underwent at least one rhinoplasty, an eyebrow lift, and breast augmentation.
Kim Kardashian – $16,500
The question of whether Kim Kardashian underwent plastic surgery has been under dispute. She began her career by working for Paris Hilton before becoming well-known.
It’s no secret that reality TV star, model, and TV personality Kim has changed how she looks. Kanye West’s wife has spent money on liposuction, breast and buttock implants, and nose operations.
Pamela Anderson, Demi Moore, Nicki Minaj: These 10 celebs are plastic surgery addicts
Pamela Anderson: 20 years ago, Pamela Anderson was the ‘dream girl’, you couldn’t turn on the television without seeing her. She singlehandedly kept “Baywatch” from going under.
As someone who was constantly in the media glare, Anderson was known for her looks and her implants. She has been known to increase the size of the implants in the earlier part of her life and get them removed after as she became older. There are also speculations some facial tightening surgeries, but they remain unconfirmed.
Demi Moore: Demi Moore has kept a youthful appearance throughout the majority of her career but has vehemently denied that it being the result of plastic surgery, however after years of questioning and interviews the truth was finally revealed to be exactly what you would expect: she had been receiving surgical assistance over the course of her career, and racking up quite the bill doing it.
Demi first admitted to having a series of surgeries below the neck, but when her most recent face lift didn’t go as expected she has owned up to her work and stands behind its effectiveness at helping her stay both in the public eye, and in the spotlight of her employers.
Moore’ half million dollar plastic surgery price tag has more than made up its own cost by now, but it seems like Demi is finally starting to fizzle out on the surgeries: else she may wind up with “more” accidents.
Kim Kardashian: She is the new Paris Hilton – famous for doing nothing – except she has a reality TV show about her and her family and has married well. Her marriage to Kanye West has thrust her further into the limelight.
Kim’s changes were gradual, but if you look at side by side photos there is no way you can miss the obvious surgeries: a nose job, butt implants, and breast implants.
Dolly Parton: She may have a voice like an angel but as far as her surgically enhanced looks go 70-year-old Dolly Parton is practically aging like a vampire.
Parton has undergone several surgeries over the years, well worth over $ 23,000. All this in a bid to maintain her youth and looks.
Parton has reportedly said that whenever something starts to wrinkle or sag she quickly sets up an appointment to get it handled.
Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) was the talk of the town when she decided to embark on the brave (some would say despicable) journey to change her gender; unlike Pete Burns, Caitlyn spared no expense, and as a result the outcome was much more impressive: she actually looks the part!
Donatella Versace: Donatella Versace, the sister of Gianni Versace, who took over the Versace Empire after his death, felt that she needed to look the part. I mean, who is going to buy your products if you aren’t the pinnacle of modern fashion yourself?
However, it seems that Donatella went too far. Her botched plastic surgeries have made her the target of critics all over the world.
You would think that if you have over $200 million dollars you could afford the best surgeons. But Versace’s surgeons have made her look very unappealing. Botox, lasers, fillers, and in her case a face-drop, she has had it all done but it doesn’t seems to have helped.
Kylie Jenner: The Jenners certainly have something for plastic surgery. Kylie Jenner is the youngest member on the list and surprisingly is also one of the most severe surgery hounds that is out there: she has already accumulated a gargantuan $2 million bill.
Despite the obvious nature of Kylie’s work she stands steadfast that she hasn’t undergone any work: that was until an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” where she finally compromised and relented that she had gotten lip fillers.
Nicki Minaj: The girl from Trinidad and Tobago who looked normal at the beginning of her career now looks like a strange hybrid between about four different ethnicities and a Barbie Doll.
The singer has reportedly spent $11,500 on three different surgeries to get a new look. The cheapest one was a skin bleaching to make her skin look lighter.
The most expensive one was a nose job that made the tip of her nose point down instead of up. The other major procedure Nicki had done was the oddest. She spent over $5,000 to get silicone implants in each buttocks.
Caitlyn Jenner: Caitlyn Jenner used to be Bruce but recently realised he wanted to look like the woman he felt like on the inside. Her plastic surgeries stretched across her entire body, but the big finale was a 10 hour facial feminization surgery that would convert the masculine characteristics like the jaw-bone into a softer and more feminine appearance. Caitlyn said that after the surgeries concluded that the change was hard to adjust to, and that the results were so drastic that she suffered a panic attack.
Jocelyn Wildenstein: There probably isn’t a day in her life that the ‘socialite’ Jocelyn Wildenstein (also known as “Catwoman”) doesn’t get asked “what in the world happened to you?” What happened was a series of unnecessary plastic surgeries that spanned the course of a few decades, racking up bills worth over $2 million.
After all of these surgeries, the end result has made Wildenstein look more like a nightmarish version of a cat than a person.
Jocelyn has had so many surgeries that listing them all would just be a waste of your time, but just know that she has had her eyelids stretched to the side of her face.
She has also had surgery on her lips that makes her look like Heath Ledger’s version of “The Joker”. Except Jocelyn doesn’t have an interesting backstory like “The Joker”, she just married into a rich family. Her ex-husband Alec Wildenstein got the last laugh, putting a clause in their initial $2.5 billion divorce settlement (plus an extra $100 million per year) that absolutely no money is to be used for plastic surgery.
Kris Jenner: The matriarch of the Jenner household and Kim’s mother is one of the worst plastic surgery hounds around.
Kris has one of the most extensive purely aesthetic plastic surgery records to ever exist, and unlike several of the other celebs on this list, she has absolutely no problem letting everyone know just how much she loves it! Kris actually enjoys the plastic surgery process so much, that she has every operation filmed so that she can go back and watch them as a leisurely activity.
To date, Jenner has received breast implants, removed the very same breast implants, gotten Botox, laser surgery, fillers, and tons of other smaller procedures; Kris has been building up her surgery record for over 40 years and is showing no signs of stopping. Kris recently gave an interview regarding her surgeries claiming that it was on the greatest things she ever did, and that when she no longer thought it was the greatest thing she just had it all reversed. When you see her before and after, the after does look a bit nicer.
Michael Jackson: He is the only dead celebrity on this list – but lets be honest, no list about dramatic and expensive plastic surgeries is ever complete without a mention of the king of pop!
One of the most drastic and disastrous facial transformations was that of Michael Jackson. The king of pop had an intensifying form of Vitiligo, Jackson had racked up a rather significant bill and it wasn’t from treatments: it was from plastic surgery. Jackson attempted to stunt the noticeability of his disease by altering his facial features.
By the time Jackson was 350,000 dollars in debt he had undergone over 100 operations, with a total bill of over one million dollars; in an effort to pay his extensive bills he agreed to fund a final tour, but the stress was keeping him awake. When Jackson got a prescription to help him sleep, it would be that medication which would eventually lead to his death.