The Stars of “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills” And More… This is How They Look Today

“Melrose Place” was first aired on 8th July 1992 on Fox’s Thursday night lineup. The show portrayed the lives of a group of young adults, who lived in Melrose Place, an apartment complex in West Hollywood, California. “Beverly Hills 90210′, was launched on October 4, 1990. TV shows like “Melrose Place”, “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Family Matters”, “Saved by the Bell” and “Dawson’s Creek” were big hits in their time and had a tremendous influence on television as we know it today and on the viewers that fell in love with characters such as Brandon and Brenda Walsh, Sandy Harling, Dylan McKay, Amanda Woodward and others.


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As we celebrate 26 years after the launch of “Melrose Place” and 28 years after the launch of “Beverly Hills, 90210”; let’s take a look at the lives of the cast of those TV shows to see what they look like now after 26 years.

Heather Locklear – Melrose Place


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Heather Locklear’s Amanda Woodward character was the pretty lousy girl on “Melrose Place”.

Locklear’s role as executive Amanda Woodward earned her recognition on many “Best TV Villains” lists for many years. In 2010, Entertainment Weekly recognized her as one of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years. Her presence on the reboot of “Melrose Place” contributed to the success of the show, however, that did not save the cancellation of the show after only one season.

In 2011, the actress ended her engagement to her on-screen love interest on “Melrose Place”, Jack Wagner, after being together for four years. Locklear has a daughter, Ava, with her ex-husband, Richie Sambora.

Locklear has been in rehab several times, and in 2010, she was arrested for involvement in a hit-and-run. She was also arrested in February 2018 as a suspect of felony domestic violence and assault on a police officer.

Nevertheless, Locklear has continued to make TV appearances on “Hot in Cleveland”, “Franklin & Bash”, “Fresh off the Boat”, and TLC’s “Too Close to Home’.


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Jason Priestley – Beverly Hills 90210


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Jason Priestley, a famous Canadian-American actor, made his debut on TV as a child artist for TV commercials. Priestley is best known for his role in the television series “Beverly Hills 90210”, where he starred as Brandon Walsh. He was also an executive producer until the end of the show in 2000.

Years after the end of the show, his role as a director became more pronounced as he directed the TV series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and the documentary film “Barenaked in America”. He also recently featured in four seasons of the TV series “Call me Fitz” which ended in 2013.

Priestley is married to Naomi Lowde, and the couple has two kids together. His love for car racing is unrivaled. He is also a published author of his autobiography, which he released in May 2014 titled “Jason Priestley: A Memoir.”


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Shannen Doherty – Beverly Hills 90210


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Shannen Doherty is favorite for her role in the “Beverly Hills 90210” where she played the character of lousy girl Brenda. Doherty left the show in the fourth season due to feuds between and her co-stars.

Four years after leaving the drama series, Doherty starred in the TV show “Charmed” but was soon voted out of the show as a result of issues with her fellow casts. She also featured in several TV movies like Mallrats and Jay, and Silent Bob Strike Back. She posed nude for the Playboy magazine in 1993, 1994 and 2003.

She has been arrested twice and fined for anger management and drunk- driving. In 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Doherty was briefly engaged to Max Factor in 1993, divorced Ashley Hamilton in 1994 and is now married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko.


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Luke Perry – Beverly Hills 90210


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Luke Perry starred as Dylan McKay on the Drama TV series, “Beverly Hills, 90210”. After leaving the show in 1995, he starred in movies like “Invasion”, “Riot”, and “The Fifth Element”. Three years later, he returned to Beverly Hills, 90210 due to financial reasons.

Perry has also done voice over-work for a lot of animated series, featuring in episodes of “Johnny Bravo”, “The Simpsons”, “Mortal Kombat” and “The Incredible Hulk”. In 2001, he was featured on Broadway as Brad Major. He divorced his wife Minnie Sharp in 2003 after ten years of marriage.

In 2009, Perry used his vo talents in “The Word of Promise’ featuring Saint Stephen and Judas, the disciple.

Perry currently stars as Fred on the CW Television network series “Riverdale”.


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Amy Locane – Melrose Place


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A photographer discovered Amy Locane while she was sitting in a park. Locane was a model before she began acting. At age 12, she had featured in over 60 commercials before becoming a regular cast of the sitcom, “Spencer” in 1984. Locane appeared in the first season of “Melrose Place”, as Sandy Harling, and has since starred in the 1999 episode of CBS’s “Touched by an Angel”, in the movie “Secretary” (2002), “Mystery Woman” (2003) and “Alien Express” (2005).

In 2006, Locane got engaged to firefighter Mark Bovenizer. Shortly after her engagement, Locane retired from acting but occasionally performed in local theatres near her home in New Jersey.

In 2010, Locane was arrested for causing a fatal drunk-driving accident that led to the death of one woman in New Jersey. In 2013, the actress was convicted of assault and vehicular homicide, and sentenced to three years in prison.

After her release, Locane’s husband filed for a divorce and got custody of their two daughters. Locane has remained sober since the fatal accident and now speaks to youth about the hazards of drinking and driving.

Andrew Shue – Melrose Place


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Andrew Shue is known for his character as Billy Campbell on TV series, “Melrose Place”. He also appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s film “The Rainmaker”.

In 2006, Shue and his childhood friend, Michael Sanchez, became co-founders of the social networking site, “CafeMom”. Shue, and his friend, Sanchez, also founded a non-profit organization “Do Something”, which is aimed at motivating youths to make a positive impact through community service.

Andrew Shue and his sister, actor Elisabeth Shue, were co-producers and actors in the 2007 film “Gracie”. The film tells the real-life story of Elisabeth’s experience while playing in an all-boys’ soccer team in high school. It also shows the story of their brother, William Shue, who died in a car crash in 1986. Andrew Shue, like his sister, Elisabeth, even named his son William after their late brother.

Shue tied the knot with ABC News correspondent Amy Robach in 2010. The couple has children from previous marriages.


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Jennie Garth – Beverly Hills 90210


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Jennie Garth played the character Kelly Taylor on the television series, “Beverly Hills, 90210”. She got on the cast through a talent scout who discovered her in a modeling competition. Garth went on to feature in all ten seasons of the series and directed two episodes of the series.

Since then, she has featured in many TV films. In 2003, she was among the cast of “The Last Cowboy” and the Christmas family drama, “Secret Santa”, where she played the role of a journalist. Her role in “Secret Santa” won her the 2004 CAMIE Award. Jennie also starred as Valerie Tyler in 86 episodes of “What I Like About You” and “Mystery Girls” (2002), which was canceled in 2014.

In 2007, she took part in season 5 of “Dancing with the Stars” and was eliminated in the semi-finals. She started her reality TV show, “The Jennie Garth Project’ in 2014.


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Ian Ziering – Beverly Hills 90210


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Ian Ziering made his first appearance on TV at the age of 12 featuring in TV commercials. He played the role of Steve Sanders in “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and he featured in all the seasons of the drama series. After the show, he went on to contest in the season 4 of Dancing with the Stars as a celebrity dancer and made it to the semi-finals.

Ziering is a regular face in popular TV series like “JAG”, “What I Like About You”, ‘The Doctors” and “Guiding Light”. He recently featured in all Sharknado movies starring as “Fin Shepherd” He produced and directed the movie “Man vs. Monday”.

Ziering is married with two kids to Erin Kristine Ludwig, after divorcing his first wife, Nikki Schieler. He was invited as a guest on NBC’s Celebrity “Apprentice” in 2015. He also competed in the celebrity edition of “The Worst Cooks in America”.


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Josie Bissett – Melrose Place

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In 1991, she made her first major debut in Oliver Stone’s “The Doors”. Bissett is best known for her role as Jane Mancini in “Melrose Place”.

She was married to Rob Estes in 1992. The couple, who have two children together, got divorced in 2006. After Melrose Place, Bissett made appearances in several TV series, including ABC’s Family TV series, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, where she spent five seasons.

In 2018, Bissett released her first book, Tickle Monster, and in the same year, the Mom’s Choice Awards named her Celebrity Mom of the Year.

She has appeared in several commercial ad campaigns for notable brands such as Dr. Scholl’s, Neutrogena, and Murad.


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Grant Show – Melrose Place


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Grant Show started showbiz during his college days. In 1992, Grant Show was part of the cast of Melrose Place. His character as Jake Hanson – the bad-boy carpenter, was a spin-off of “Beverly Hills, 90210″. The show was also a recurring guest star on Beverly Hills, 90210 while he was a cast of Melrose Place.

After Melrose Place, Show made several appearances on HBO’s S”ix Feet Under”, and ABC’s “Beautiful People”. He also featured in “Private Practice”, “Big Love”, “Criminal Minds”, “The Family”, and “Devious Maids”.

In 2004, Grant Show got married to model and actress, Pollyanna McIntosh and was divorced in 2011. The actor found love again and married actress Katherine LaNasa in 2012. The couple welcomed their daughter, Eloise McCue Show, in March 2014. Show was a cast of The CW’s reboot of Dynasty as Blake Carrington in 2014.


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Daphne Zuniga – Melrose Place


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Daphne Zuniga played out the character of Jo Reynolds on “Melrose Place”. After four years on “Melrose Place”, Zuniga landed several TV roles including ABC’s “Beautiful People” with “Melrose Place” co-star, Grant Show, and “American Dreams”. In 2008, she joined the “One Tree Hill” cast as the mother of Sophia Bush.

The actress also doubles as an environmental activist and the founding board member of Earth Communications Office (ECO). ECO is an organization that educates the public about the environment through entertainment. Zuniga created a documentary in 2007 called “The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED”. She was appointed to the Board of the River Revitalization Corporation in Los Angeles by the then Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, in 2009. She is also an avid supporter of “Equality Now”.

According to the actress’ website, she’s planning to star in a half-hour comedy, which she is currently developing.


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Gabrielle Carteris – Beverly Hills 90210


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Gabrielle Carteris was the oldest member of the cast of “Beverly Hills”. At the age of 19, she acted as Andrea Zukerman, a 19-year-old. Since then she got movie roles much younger than her real age. In 1995, she left the series to start her talk show titled “Gabrielle” which only lasted a season. She later returned to the movie scenes appearing in TV series such as “Touched by an Angel”, “King of the Hill” , “NYPD Blue”, “JAG”, “Criminal Minds”, and “N.C.I.S.”

Carteris’s return to the acting scene saw her voted in as the Executive Vice President of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). In 2016, the death of the president of the SAG-AFTRA, saw her chosen as the acting president of the union. She was then elected as president on April 9 that same year. She also served as vice president of the California Labour Federation.

Carteris is married to stockbroker Charles Isaac, and the couple has two kids.


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Courtney Thorne-Smith – Melrose Place


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Courtney Thorne-Smith played the Allison Parker character on “Melrose Place”. The actress later left the drama series for a role on the hit show, “Ally McBeal”. She then moved to play roles on “According to Jim”, and “Two and a Half Men” in 2010.

The actress appeared in “Sorority Wars” in 2009. Courtney was also in the cast of Hallmark series “Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery”, and played the lead role of archaeologist Emma Fielding.

Thorne-Smith dated her on-screen lover on “Melrose Place”, Andrew Shue, in the 90s. The budding actress, who is the author of “Outside In”, is now married to author Roger Fishman. The couple welcomed their first child, Jake Fishman, in 2008.


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Tori Spelling – Beverly Hills 90210


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After ten seasons in “Beverly Hills, 90210” where she played a role as Donna Martin, Tori Spelling moved on to appear in several reality TV shows, one of which is titled “Tori & Dean: Inn Love”. The show lasted for five years.

She is married to Dean McDermott with five children. The actress who has publicly shown her love for being pregnant has announced that she wants child number 6. In 2007, she became an ordained minister so she could marry gay couples.

Tori is also known for her fashion and Jewelry line. She released her autobiography in 2008 with the titled “Stori Telling”. The following year, she wrote another book titled “Mommywood”. She has written four other books since then: “UNCHARTED TERRITORY” (2010), “Presenting Tallulah” (2010), a picture book), “CelebraTORI “(2012), and Spelling It Like It Is (2013).

Tori Spelling also featured in the TV series Mystery Girls in 2014.


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Thomas Calabro – Melrose Place


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Thomas Calabro who is best known for his role as Dr. Michael Mancini was the only “Melrose Place” cast to stay for the entire run of the show.

At the age of 12, he made his first appearance on an episode of Captain Kangaroo with his Boy’s Scout team. Calabro played his first role as Oberon in Denzel Washington’s college production of William’s Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”.

After the final series of Melrose Place, he had recurring roles on CBS’s Touched by an Angel and Without a Trace, Nip/Tuck, the reboot of Melrose Place, NCIS; and the movies The Barber, Locker 13, and Glee.

Calabro was married to Elizabeth Pryor, and they have three children together. The actor also works as a voice-over artist. In 2010, Calabro taught some classes at Angel City Yoga in Los Angeles. In 2017, Calabro starred in the fifth season of The Last Ship. Over the years, his works have received several credits.


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Doug Savant – Melrose Place


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Doug Savant’s character as Matt Fielding in FOX’s “Melrose Place” was one of the first gay characters that were openly portrayed on TV. However, the network highly censored his character.

In 1998, Doug Savant got married to co-star on “Melrose Place”, Laura Leighton, after a six-month engagement. Their romance was developed off-screen on the set of “Melrose Place”. He had two daughters with his ex-wife, Dawn Dawkin before his engagement with Laura Leighton.

Savant landed a significant role as Craig Phillips on “24”, after featuring in 6 seasons of TV soap opera, “Melrose Place”. In 2004, he joined the cast of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”, alongside Marcia Cross of “Melrose Place”. He also appeared on The “X-Files” reboot, “Castle”, “Criminal Minds”, “Notorious”.

Savant declined the offer to reprise his role as Matt Fielding in the 2009 reboot of “Melrose Place”. He was reported to have said that he was busy at the time with his role in “Desperate Housewives”.


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Carol Potter – Beverly Hills 90210


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Carol Potter is an American actress popularly known for her Cindy Walsh character on Beverly Hills 90210. She was on the show for the first five seasons. Just like many other actors, she started her career acting on stage and doing TV commercials. Her first major role as an actress was in a television series in 1981, where she played Maggie Clinton on Today’s F.B.I.

After leaving Beverly Hills, 90210, she went on to feature in NBC’s Sunset Beach as Joan Cummings. She also had guest roles on Crossing Jordan, JAG, Providence and NYBD Blue. She also starred in the movie Tiger Heart.

Potter remarried to actor Jeffrey Josephson in 1990, two years after she lost her first husband to lung cancer.

She also competed on a special “TV Moms” episode of the Anne Robinson version of The Weakest Link, where she won $124,000 for her charity.


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Brian Austin Green – Beverly Hills 90210


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Brian Austin Green played the role of David Silver in Beverly Hills, 90210 for ten seasons. His performance in the show got him lots of guest appearances on almost every TV show. The Los Angeles born actor has featured in other TV series such as Growing Pains, The Twilight Zone, Smallville, Terminator, and Desperate Housewives.

In 1996, he released a rap album titled One Stop Carnival. In 2010, he participated in celebrity portion of the Grand Prix of Long Beach which he won.

Recently, Green joined the cast of the regular series, Anger Management, after making a guest appearance on the show in 2012. He is married to Megan Fox with two kids, and his love for his family is unrivaled. In 2017, he went on to create a podcast titled With Brian Austin Green with co-host Derek Russell.


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Vanessa A. Williams – Melrose Place


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Vanessa A. Williams appeared only in the first season of “Melrose Place”, as Rhonda Blair. She was the only regular black character throughout the entire run of the series, and her role was written off at the end of the first season.

After her time at “Melrose Place”, Williams was part of the cast of “Murder One”, which earned her a nomination for the 1996 NAACP Image Award. In 1997, she was also nominated for her character as Dr. Grace Carr on “Chicago Hope”. She later won the award in 2003 for her role as Maxine Chadway in Showtime’s drama series, “Soul Food”.

Williams has also appeared in several episodes of “Cold Case”, “Major Crimes”, and “Lincoln Heights”. In 2015, she landed the role of Francine West on The CW’s The “Flash”. Williams is currently on the cast of “Days of Our Lives” as Valerie Grant, a part she took up in 2016.


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Nicholas Brendon – Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Nicholas Brendon is both an actor and a writer born on April 12th, 1971. He became famous after featuring in the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as Xander Harris. In the show, he comes out as one of the close friends of Buffy offering comic relief as he had no supernatural power. In another scene, he appears as an insecure male among powerful females. He also featured in “Criminal Minds” as Kevin Lynch.

Brendon has made steps in his career contributing a lot to the film industry. He featured in ABC’s “Private Practice” as Lee McHenry in 2010. In 2014, he was part of the team of writers of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic,” and he is currently working on the book series for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10”. He will also appear as a star in the “United Web Series.”

Brendon Got Married to Moonda Tee in Las Vegas on 5th October 2014 but unfortunately divorced on 14th Feb 2016.


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Darius Jaren McCrary – Family Matters


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Darius Jaren was born in May 1st, 1976. He is a famous American film and television actor and singer. Darius started his career as an actor back in 1987 when he made his first debut in a comedy called “Big Shots.” He later played the role of Edward (Eddie) in the TV series “Family Matters” in 1989 which ran all the way to 1998. After that, he acted as a co-star in the UPN series “Freedom.” In 2000, he played a lead role in a Christian drama, “Something to Sing About,” produced by Billy Graham Association. He continued with his acting career featuring in many other films and TV series.

Darius is the founder of a non-profit organization called “FathersCare” whose objective is to empower all fathers with the resources which they need such as education and practical assistance. This organization is under the McCary Foundation umbrella which was started by his family.


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Anthony Head – Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Anthony was born on 20th Feb 1954. He is an English musician and an actor who rose to fame in the United Kingdom after playing an essential role in airing an advertisement of “Nescafe Gold Blend.” However, his popularity did not go beyond the borders until he acted Rupert Giles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” He was a senior member of the “Watchers Council” whose role was to give the Slayers all the necessary training.

Anthony also gave the voice-over work in “Frozen North” Nintendo’s Wii video game “Flip’s Twisted World.” The actor won the Best Supporting Actor Award in 2016 after playing excellently in the falling “Despite the Falling Snow.”

He is married to Sarah Fisher, and the two are blessed with two daughters, Emily and Daisy, both of whom are great actresses.


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Dustin Neil Diamond – Saved by the Bell


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Diamond was born in San Jose, California on 7th January 1977. He is a renowned American actor, comedian, director, and a musician. His name first hit the headlines after playing as Samuel Screech Powers in the TV series “Saved by the Bell.” He featured in several productions and series such as “The Weakest Link,” “Celebrity Boxing 2”, “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” and “Harvey Walden.”

Diamond published an inside story titled “Behind the Bell” in 2009 where he conveyed his point of view. He also appeared in “The Smoking Gun Parents: World’s Dumbest…” as a commentator. In 2013, he played a role of a housemate on the 12th series of Celebrity “Big Brother.”


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Michelle Ingrid Williams – Dawson’s Creek


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Michelle was born in Kalispell, Montana, on 9th September 1980. She is a renowned actress famously known for her dark or strategic themes which she does in small scale. She first received her public recognition after playing a leading role in the TV series Dawson’s Creek. She then got involved in a few other small-scale films before getting a breakthrough in her acting career in 2005 after acting the tragic romance “Brokeback Mountain.” Her excellent acting in the film earned her the first Oscar nomination.

Michelle continued with her career featuring in many films and TV series including independent drama titled Wendy and Lucy (2008), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Blue Valentine (2010), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and The Greatest Showman (2017).

She was married to an actor Heath Ledger, and the two were blessed with a daughter. However, their marriage did not last as Heath Ledger died tragically in 2008 from an accidental overdose of the drugs prescribed to him. He was 28-years-old when he passed on. Rumors now have it that Michelle Williams is moving on with Andrew Youmans who is a New York Financier.


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Kellie Shanygne Williams – Family Matters


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Williams was born in Washington DC on 22nd March 1976. She is an actor and gained fame after playing in the show “Family Matters” as Laura Lee Winslow, the middle child of Harriette and Carl. She later acted in the ABC television show titled “What About Joan’. Her acting career advanced since then specializing in television series. Williams also featured in the Style Network program “Clean House” series acting as a substitute for Niecy Nash in six episodes released in 2009. William had a desire to expose more people with less or no experience in art to the kind of a program that she passed through in her life. As a result, she started the “Kellie Williams Program” with Jeff Rawluk in 2006.

Williams engaged to Hannibal Jackson on September 5th, 2009. They have been having a successful relationship since then and have been blessed with two children, Hannah Belle and John Ervin Jackson, born in 2010 and 2012 respectively.


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Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Sarah Gellar is an American actress born on 14th April 1977. She is also a renowned producer and an entrepreneur who has a great passion for her work. Gellar appeared first as an actor in the movie titled “An Invasion of Privacy” after which she featured in several television shows and commercials. Her talent which later became her career was identified by her agent when she was 4-years-old in the New York City. However, she didn’t become that famous until playing as the main character in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series (1997-2003) as Buffy Anne.

Sara is officially married to Freddie Prinze Jr, her boyfriend whom she started dating from 2000. Sara later changed her name to Sara Michelle Prinze in honor of their fifth anniversary. The couple got their firstborn called Charlotte Grace Prinze in 2009.


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James Wesley Marsters – Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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James Wesley is an American actor born on 20th August 1962. He makes his living as an actor and a musician. His talent as an actor caught the attention of the public after playing Spike in the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and also it’s spin-off series which extended from 1997 to 2004. His character changed from one to another along the course of the series. In the beginning, he is depicted as a “love’s bitch” which later changed to that offering a comic relief before being viewed as a secret admirer of Buffy. He finally ended as a self-sacrificing hero.

He played Brainiac in the Superman-inspired series called “Smallville”, starred in the Torchwood as Captain John Hart and in Syfy’s Caprica as Barnabas Greeley. He also starred in the latest Hulu adaptation of Marvel Comic “Runaways” as Victor Stien.


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Reginald Vel Johnson – Family Matters


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Reginald is an American actor and a comedian born on 16th August 1952. He gained his fame after acting a policeman character in “Family Matters” as Carl Winslow. The show lasted 9 years (From 1989 to 1998). He also appeared in “Die Hard” and “Die Hard 2” as St. Al Powell. He is depicted in “Family Matters” as a short-tempered guy who gets annoyed every other time, and what irritates him the most if the pesky neighbor.

He has continued to act featuring in some movies and series. The latest one is the “Funny Story” where he played Hank. Before that, he played Probation Officer Art Stephenson in the 12 Dog Days Till Christmas. Reginald also appeared in the latest TV series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” released in 2018.


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Emma Caulfield Ford – Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Emma is an American actress born on 8th April 1973. She stepped into an action scene and gained fame after acting as Anya Jenkins on the famous television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Her story in the series is based mainly on her romantic relationship with Xander. That happened after she was stripped off her demonic powers by Giles after which she was forced to live an ordinary life. She also featured in the Beverly Hills 90210 as Susan Keats.

She is a successful actor who has received awards for her stunning acting skills. One of the latest ones is the one she won in 2012 after featuring in the ABC fantasy series entitled “Once Upon a Time” where she was depicted as the Blind Witch. Emma also acted in the season 2 of the Jane Espenson comedy series, Husbands.

She got married to Cornelius Grobbelaar in 2006 but later broke up in 2010.


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Alyson Hannigan – Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Alyson Lee Hannigan was born on March 24th, 1974 and is an American actress. She is famous for playing a role on the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” playing the character of Willow Rosenberg. In the show she shares the social isolation Buffy went through despite the contrasting personalities the two had. As the show developed, Willow became more confident and became a powerful Wiccan.

Alyson has enjoyed a fantastic career showing progress from year to year and featuring in some TV shows and series. She appeared in the “American Reunion” and has been the host of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” since 2016. TVLine has also revealed that Alyson will also feature in a live-action TV movie as Ann Possible.

She got married on 11th October 2003 to Alexis Denisof in Desert Hot Springs, California. The couple has been blessed with two daughters.


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Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar – Saved by the Bell

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Gosselaar was born in Panorama City, California on 1st March 1974. He stormed into the world of acting after playing a role in the TV series “Saved by the Bell” as Zack Morris. His life of acting was a busy one as he was involved in many television series. Gosselaar also played as John Clerk in NYPD Blue and as Peter Bash in “Franklin and Bash.” He was the lead in the film “Dead Man on Campus” released in 1998 and recently featured as a star in FOX television show “Pitch” which premiered on September 22nd, 2016. However, the series was canceled on 1st May 2017 after just one season. He also featured in 1 episode of “Dinner at Tiffani’s.”

Gosselaar engaged to Catriona McGinn in August 2011 and officially married on 28th July 2012. They have a son and a daughter named Dekker and Lachlyn respectively.


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Michelle Christine Trachtenberg – Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Michelle is an American actress born on 11th October 1985. She played in many television series such as “Harriet the Spy” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” where she acted as Harriet M. and Dawn Summers respectively. Dawn got introduced in Season 5 of the series playing the role of Buffy’s sister at 15-years-old. She was depicted as a dangerous being in human form but later changed to normal human being, what led to her acceptance as the sister. She also featured in “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” as Nona F. Mecklenberg.

Michelle continued with her career relentlessly winning many awards over the years and featured in many films. She acted Alice in the movie “The Scribbler” and Miranda Prague in “Sexy Evil Genius” released in 2014 and 2013 respectively.


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Tiffani Amber Thiessen – Saved by the Bell


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Thiessen was born in Long Beach, California on 23rd January 1974. She is an actress who made a name for herself after acting as Kelly Kapowski on NBC’s series “Saved by the Bell” (1989-1993). She also featured in the Fox’s “Beverley Hills, 90210” as Valerie Malone which lasted from 1993 to 1998. Thiessen had quite a fruitful acting career acting in other TV series such as “Fastlane” in 2002/2003, “What About Brian” in 2007, and USA Network’s “White Collar” series (2009-2014). She also appeared in films including “Son in Law”, “Hollywood Ending”, “Cyborg Soldier”, and many others.

She started dating in 1992 when she met Brian Austin Green. The two moved in as newly married couples in 1994 but broke up the following year. Her relationships have been full of troubles being hit by shocking waves every other year. Her new boyfriend, David Strickland, committed suicide in 1999. She later got married to a fellow actor, Brandy Smith in 2005. The two have a daughter named Harper and a son named Holt.


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Kate Noelle Holmes – Dawson’s Creek


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Kate was born in Toledo, Ohio, on 18th December 1978. She is a famous actress who first made a name for herself after playing a role as Joey Potter in “Dawson’s Creek.” Her life career has been a successful one moving from one action scene to the next. Her name continued to rise after his first main acting in the series. She appeared in “Disturbing Behavior” thriller in 1998. Kate featured in some films and series such as “The Ice Storm” (1997), “Wonder Boys” (2000), “Abandon” (2002), “Pieces of April” (2003), “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark” (2011), and “Logan Lucky” (2017).

Kate got married Tom Cruise in 2006. Her marriage worked to her advantage as she continued to rise in fame getting a real deal of media’s attention. The two became a power couple and were nicknamed TomKat. However, they separated in 2006 after filing for a divorce.

Kate stayed single until 2013 when it became clear that she was dating Jamie Foxx from the way the two gets along together quite happily. Neither of them, however, has confirmed publicly that they are in love.


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Mario Lopez Jr – Saved by the Bell


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Mario Lopez was born in San Diego on October 10th, 1973. He is an American television host who has acted in several shows and series. Mario is well known for playing the role of A.C. Slater on “Saved by the Bell”, The College Years TV show. He featured in several projects since then including season 3 of “Dancing with the Stars”. He hosted “America’s Best Dance Crew” and co-hosted season 2 of The “X Factor” with Khloe Kardashian in 2012.

Mario started dating Courtney Mazza, who is a Broadway dancer, actress, and producer, in 2008. The two got married in December 1st, 2012 and had been blessed with a daughter and a son.


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Elizabeth Berkley Lauren – Saved by the Bell


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Lauren was born in Farmington Hills on 28th July 1972. Lauren played a role in the TV series “Saved by the Bell” as Jessie Spano and also as Nomi Malone in the Paul Verhoeven film titled “Showgirls”. She has quite a long background acting many television series and movies, either as a character or working in a different capacity.

In 2006, Lauren started a self-help program, “Ask-Elizabeth”, which operated online targeting only teen girls. The group was an original idea from her husband after observing the number of girls who were asking her for advice in one way or the other. She published a self-help Ask-Elizabeth book in 2011.

She got married in 2003 and was blessed with a baby boy on 2oth July 2012.


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Joshua Browning Carter Jackson – Dawson’s Creek


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Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 11th June 1978. He is an all-time Canadian actor who has featured in primetime televisions and over 3o films playing different roles. His one of the famous character is the Pacey Witter in “Dawson’s Creek.” He also appeared in movies such as “The Mighty Ducks” where he played as Charlie Conway, and in “The Affair” playing as Cole Lockhart.

Jackson fell in love with the “Dawson’s Creek” co-star Katie Holmes though their relationship didn’t last for long. He dated a German actress by the name Diane Kruger in 2006, and they both resided in Los Angeles. They ended their relationship in 2016 after spending a decade together.


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James David Van Der Beek – Dawson’s Creek


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James was born in Cheshire on 8th March 1977. He is an American actor who became famous after playing the role of Dawson Leery in the WB TV series “Dawson’s Creek”. He also played on the ABC sitcom “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” as a fictional version of himself. James also starred in “CSI: Cyber” playing a role of FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo. He also featured in the films such as “The Rules of Attraction” (2002) and “Varsity Blues” (1999).

In 2008, James started a recruiting role on “One Tree Hill” as a filmmaker. He won the Best Actor Awards in 2009 for his excellent acting in the thriller “Formosa Betrayed”. His latest appearance was in the movie called “Downsizing” which was released in 2017. He is married to Kimberly Book, and they have five children in total.


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Mary-Margaret Humes – Dawson’s Creek


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Humes was born in Watertown, New York, on April 4th, 1954. She is an American actress who rose to fame after playing the role of Gail Leery in the WB TV drama “Dawson’s Creek” (1998-2003). Humes also featured in other well-known movies where she showed her best acting talent. She appeared in the Mel Brook’s “History of the World” part one as Vestal Virgin Miriam. She should also be recognized for playing in other television series playing roles of “Grey’s Anatomy”, in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Matlock in “Knight Rider,” Murphy Brown in “The A-Team,” and many others.

Humes featured in films such as “Home by Spring” (2018) as Susan, “Christmas Eye” (2017) as Maggie DeJesus, “The Girl He Met Online” (2014) as Agatha Casey, to list a few.


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Jo Marie Payton – Family Matters


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Jo Marie was born on 3rd August 1950. She is a famous American TV actress and singer who played the role of the main character in the “Family Matters” series as Harriette Baines. She also appeared in the parent series titled “Perfect Strangers.” Harriette is depicted as a mother and a hardworking woman who is respected in the society. She is excellent in mediating any family conflict and always bring to light the people’s faults. In the show, she gives her husband Carl a problematic time in disciplining their rebellious son. However, she gives in and sides with Carl at last.

She continued with her acting career featuring in movies such as “Mann & Wife” as Lorraine Mann, “The Fight Before Christmas” and also in “The Glades” as Remelle.

Joe Marie has had troubles in her marriages and is divorced three times since her first marriage in 1980. She is currently married to Leonard Downs, a man she engaged to in 2007.


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John Wesley Shipp – Dawson’s Creek


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John Wesley was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on 22nd January 1995. He is an American actor who has played many television roles in his career. He played the role as Mitch Leery on the drama series “Dawson’s Creek”. Before that, he was already in the public eye as an actor featured as Barry Allen on the superhero series “The Flash”. He was also involved a lot in many daytime soap operas playing as Kelly Nelson on “Guiding Light” and as Douglas Cummings on “As the World Turns.”

Wesley returned to active acting in 2010 and appeared in “The Flash” in that year and played a recurrent role of Henry Allen in early 2014. He played the role of Jay Garrick and went ahead to feature in the fourth 2017-2018 season.

Wesley made another milestone in his career when he started giving his voice to a unique role of Sheriff Burns on the famous Western Audio Drama “Power Burns” which ran as a podcast from 2015 all the way to 2018.


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