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90s Celebrities: Then And Now

The 90s was the decade of boy bands, frosted hair tips, teen drama sitcoms, and the beginning of the Pokemon craze. From the Pink Power Ranger (Amy Jo Johnson), to ice skating legend Nancy Kerrigan, to Monica Lewinsky, we compiled a list of the most famous 1990s celebrities and what they’re up to today.

#1. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer began acting as a child in TV commercials. She truly came into the limelight once she was casted in the teen drama, “Party of Five,” as Sarah Reeves. In the late 90s, she solidified her fame by landing a featured role in the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” franchise. From 2005 to 2010, Hewitt starred on the CBS series “Ghost Whisperer,” which she also acted as Producer. In 2014, Hewitt joined the cast of “Criminal Minds” as Agent Kate Callahan. She left the show in 2015 due to her pregnancy of her second child.

#2. Julia Stiles

In 1997, Julia Stiles landed the a role in “The Devil’s Own,” along side Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt, which lead to her getting the lead role in the 1998 thriller, “Wicked.” She finished off the 90s strong, by portraying a featured role in “10 Things I Hate About You” opposite Heath Ledger.  Stiles had continued success in her acting career, including landing roles in the Bourne franchise and the 2012 box office hit “Silver Linings Playbook.” From 2012-2014 she starred in the series “Blue.”

#3. Claire Danes

In 1996, Danes became the subject of every female’s jealousy, when she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, in the film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” In 2010, she played the title role in ”Temple Grandin.” Her performance received high accolades and she won an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Most recently, she played the lead role of a CIA agent in the critically acclaimed series “Homeland.”

#4. Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore took over the 90s showing off her many talents - acting, singing, and songwriting. Moore released her debut single “Candy,” in 1999. That same year she toured with boy bands Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC. She has now released a total of 6 albums and appeared in multiple hit movies such as “A Walk To Remember,” “Because I Said So,” “License To Wed” and “Tangled.” She currently stars in the NBC drama “This Is Us.”

#5. Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere made her acting debut on the soap opera “General Hospital.” She had appearances in TV shows such as “The A-Team” and “MacGyver.” However, her breakthrough role was as Mike Myer’s love interest in the “Wayne’s World” movies. In 1992, People magazine named her one of their most beautiful people. She also had roles in films “True Lies” and “Jury Duty.” She continued to act and landed many, many roles. She also dabbled in singing and even won a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Hawaiian Music Album.


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