See the Cast of ‘She’s All That’ Then and Now
In keeping with the ’90s trend of turning classic literature into MTV-friendly teen rom coms, ‘She’s All That’ is a modern-day adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play ‘Pygmalion’ set in a high school.
In the film, a popular jock accepts a bet to turn a nerdy loner into the prom queen. That plot and its young cast must have appealed to audiences, because ‘She’s All That’ became the highest grossing teen romance movie to date.
See what the actors and actresses of ‘She’s All That’ are up to today.
Freddie Prinze, Jr., Zach Siler
Then: âIn Sheâs All That,â Prinze, Jr. plays big man on campus Zach Siler, who takes a bet that he canât make a geeky girl into the prom queen. The son of the late actor and comedian Freddie Prinze, Prinze, Jr. was known at the time for starring in the âI Know What You Did Last Summerâ franchise.
Now: The 36-year-old’s last big role was as Cole Ortiz on the final season of â24.â He has been married to actress Sarah Michelle Geller — whom he met filming âI Know What You Did Last Summer’ — since 2002 and they have two children.
Rachael Leigh Cook, Laney Boggs
Then: Cook entered the big leagues as Laney Boggs, the geeky girl who only needed to take off her glasses to be prom queen material. Cook started print modeling as a child and made her film debut at the age of 15 in âThe Baby-Sitters Club.â
Now: The 33-year-old currently stars on the procedural drama âPerception.â She will be the lead in the upcoming movies âRed Skyâ and ‘High Midnight.â
Paul Walker, Dean Sampson
Then: Walker played Zachâs two-faced best buddy Dean Sampson in âSheâs All That.â Earlier that year he had gotten his big break as injured quarterback Lance Harbor in âVarsity Blues.â
Now: Not long after âSheâs All That,â Walker took his All-American looks to the âThe Fast and the Furiousâ franchise, which he remains most famous for. In 2013, he’s slated to star in âThe Fast and the Furious 6â and will also play the lead in âHours,â a movie about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Jodi Lyn OâKeefe, Taylor Vaughan
Then:Â OâKeefe made an impression as snobby popular girl Taylor Vaughan, who dumped Zach for a fading reality TV star and set the plot in motion. The former model, then 20, was in the middle of her run as Cassidy Bridges on âNash Bridgesâ and had made her acting debut four years earlier on the daytime soap âAnother World.’
Now: Since playing series regular Gretchen Morgan on âPrison Break,â OâKeefe has popped up on âTwo and a Half Men,â âCastle,â âLostâ and âLaw and Order: LA.â The 34-year- old also owns the fashion line Queen George Clothing.
Matthew Lillard, Brock Hudson
Then: Lillard played obnoxious former reality TV star Brock Hudson in âSheâs All That.â (The role was reportedly based on notorious âThe Real World: San Franciscoâ troublemaker Puck.) Then 28, Lillard had appeared in âScreamâ and âScream 2â and had garnered critical acclaim for his leading role in the indie film âSLC Punk.â
Now: Since starring as Shaggy in 2002âs live-action âScooby Doo,â Lillard has become the go-to voice for the iconic slacker in his animated version. Recently the 42-year-old showed his dramatic skills, playing supporting roles in movies such as âThe Descendantsâ and âThe Trouble With The Curve.â
Ann Paquin, MacKenzie Siler
Then: Paquin played Zachâs fashion-obsessed little sister Mac. Canada-born and New Zealand-raised, Paquin burst on the scene six years earlier with an Oscar-winning performance in âThe Piano.â
Now: Paquin is Sookie Stackhouse in the vampire drama âTrue Blood,’ and she will star in the upcoming dramedy âStraight Aâs.â The 30-year-old recently had twins with her husband and âTrue Bloodâ costar Stephen Moyer.
Kieran Culkin, Simon Boggs
Then: Culkin played Laceyâs younger brother Simon in âSheâs All That.â He got his Hollywood start as a seven-year-old as one of the McCallister kids alongside his brother Macaulay in âHome Alone.â
Now: After well-received turns in a pair of 2002 films, âThe Dangerous Lives of Altar Boysâ and âIgby Goes Down,â Culkin seemed headed toward movie stardom. Instead, he took a six-year break from films and concentrated on the theater. The 30-year-old has since returned to the big screen and his recent credits include âScott Pilgrim vs. The Worldâ and âMargaret.â
Elden Hanson, Jesse Jackson
Then: You might remember Henson as Jesse Jackson, Laneyâs nerdy friend in âSheâs All That.â As Elden Ratliff, Hanson had played enforcer Fulton Reed in the âMighty Ducksâ trilogy.
Now: Hansen has had guest roles on shows like âPsych,â âPrivate Practiceâ and âGreyâs Anatomy.â He is slated to play a supporting character in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic âJobs.â
DulÃ© Hill, Preston
Then: Hill was Preston, the most level-headed of Zachâs friends. Previously he had popped up on shows like âCosbyâ and âNew York Undercover.â
Now: A TV mainstay, Hill played presidential aide Charlie Young for seven seasons on âThe West Wing.â Since that show ended heâs been P.I. Gus Guster on the comedy-drama âPsych.â
Gabrielle Union, Katie Darlingson
Then: Union played good-hearted popular girl Katie in âSheâs All That.â The next year she snagged her biggest role to date as a competitive cheerleader in âBring it On.â
Now: This year, the 42-year-old starred in the movies âThink Like a Manâ and Good Deeds.â She is dating basketball star Dwayne Wade, who is 10 years her junior.