It’s hard to believe, but people have been saying “She doesn’t even go here!” for 15 years. “On Wednesdays we wear pink” for 15 years. “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” For. 15. Years. Yep, on April 30, Mean Girls has its 15th anniversary. And even though it feels like it came out just yesterday, obviously, a lot has gone on in that time. Now, the Mean Girls cast has grown up, been nominated for Oscars, and one even opened a beach club in Mykonos. How times have changed!
Looking at the Mean Girls cast, the trajectories of most of the actors are pretty impressive. There are Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lizzy Caplan, who weren’t very well known at the time, but who went on to find huge success in movies and on TV. Then there are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were already a big deal in 2004 and just kept on making awesome things (and probably will forever).
Of course, not everyone’s story is as positive. Everyone knows Lindsay Lohan really had a tough go of it post-Mean Girls, but she’s still had some notable projects in these past 15 years.
These big names are really only scratching the surface, though, because this was huge cast. What’s Kevin G up to now? What happened to Gretchen’s non-boyfriend Jason? Does Aaron Samuels’ hair still look sexy pushed back? All these questions and more are answered in this look back at the stars of Mean Girls, then and now.