10 Things I Hate About You takes us back to those high school days of cliques and the will to survive anything no matter what. It was a teen comedy from the ’90s that was based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, and we know who the Shrew is in this respect. It was the decade that brought us many teen classics such as Can’t Hardly Wait, Scream, and She’s All That. Many of us have watched it at least a few dozen times; it’s just such a classic! The reason why the teen comedy became a classic in the first place was that it was witty, and the writing was sharp. Not to mention, the cast included Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It’s been sixteen years since the movie came out, and most of the actors are still working to this day, so the movie did wonders for their careers. There have been amazing careers from the cast but also some tragedies as well. Not all of the cast made it through the years, but for the most part, they did, and we’ll dig into this.
If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the cast of 10 Things I Hate About You, then look no further; we have the answers that you’re seeking. What have your favorite actors been up to all these years later? If you’ve ever wanted to know, here’s a glance at the cast, then and now!
15. Andrew Keegan – Started A New Religion
Andrew Keegan was considered a heartthrob in the ’90s, but these days, he’s looking a little rough. Keegan played the player/douchebag Joey Donner in 10 Things I Hate About You and then went on to act with Julia Stiles again in the movie O, which was another Shakespeare adaptation, this time, of Othello. He starred in TV shows such as 7th Heaven and Related. His career hasn’t done as well as those of the others over the years despite the fact that he was once a heartthrob. He was busy acting all the way up to 2014; then, he took a break from acting for three years after that. He does still act, but he’s probably busy after founding an organization known as Full Circle, which many consider a “new religion.” The organization he founded has the following mission statement “to activate community through a curation of heart-centered, spirited programming that creates space for authentic connection.”
14. Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Big-Time Star
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is another actor who’s done quite well for himself since 10 Things I Hate About You. Not only has he grown up to be a pretty handsome guy, but he has a lot of film credits behind him as well. He practically became a household name after the teen comedy and went on to make a lot of great movies, including The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50, Inception, (500) Days of Summer, Looper, Premium Rush, Don Jon, and so many more. His most recent credits included Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a movie that made him turn down the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. He could have been catapulted to a whole new level had he made that movie. Throw in a few TV series such as The Mindy Project and The Muppets, and it’s clear Levitt has had one hell of a career so far.
13. Heath Ledger – Dead
Heath Ledger’s successful run in Hollywood was cut short when he passed away due to a drug overdose in 2008. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost ten years since his death. When he finished filming 10 Things I Hate About You, the long-haired heartthrob went on to have a pretty hefty Hollywood career. He started getting insanely good roles such as in Brokeback Mountain for which he got an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also got to play Bob Dylan in I’m Not There, and of course, we can’t forget his insanely good depiction of The Joker in The Dark Knight. Sadly, he never did get to see the release of the movie due to his death. He was in the process of making The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus when he died, and many actors, such as Johnny Depp, came together to make sure the film was finished in his honor. He ended up receiving an Oscar after his death for his role as The Joker.
12. Julia Stiles – B-Lister At Best
Julia Stiles was considered quite the hottie in her teens, but she’s managed to grow even more beautiful over the years. Stiles has had a successful run in Hollywood and hasn’t stopped working since the teen classic. She went on to play in great movies such as Save the Last Dance, Mona Lisa Smile (for which she was specifically chosen by Julia Roberts), The Omen, Silver Linings Playbook, and of course, the Bourne franchise. At one point, she put her career on hold so she could return to school and graduated from Columbia University. She played a small recurring role on Dexter, for which she received an Emmy nomination. Since then, she’s been in a few TV series including Blue, The Mindy Project, and most recently, Riviera. She’s certainly been considered a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, and her film credits are a testament to that.
11. Gabrielle Union – B-Lister
We’re not sure that Gabrielle Union has even aged at all, judging by these photos. After 10 Things I Hate About You, Union went on to act in a few more teen comedies such as Bring It On and She’s All That. Over the years, she’s been working consistently in Hollywood in movies and various TV shows. You may have seen her in movies such as Perfect Holiday, Think Like a Man, and Good Deeds. She seems to enjoy TV a whole lot more, appearing in shows such as The West Wing, Life, Flashforward, Being Mary Jane, and most recently, The Lion Guard. She’s going to be in a movie that’s in post-production called The Public; that’s due to be released next year, so she’s pretty busy. Life has certainly been good for this actress, and it’ll be interesting to see what else she comes out with.
10. Larisa Oleynik – Guest Starring Roles
Larisa Oleynik is one teen that grew up to be a total fox. After 10 Things I Hate About You, she went on to star in 3rd Rock with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She’s appeared in a lot of TV shows since the movie, including Law and Order: SVU, Pretty Little Liars, Mad Men, Winx Club: Enchantix, Winx Club: Beyond Believix, and Hawaii Five-0. She appeared in movies consistently over the years and has never really left Hollywood. She’s done well for herself and currently has three movies in post-production called Animal Among Us, Accommodations, and Wandering Off. She’s often considered going back to school throughout her career but never wanted to miss out on anything. “Everyone tries to talk you out of going to college, the consensus being that people are just gonna forget about you, you know, and that’s the way the business works.”
9. David Krumholtz – Famous For Guest Starring
In 10 Things I Hate About You, David played the neurotic Michael who helped Joseph’s character. Since the movie, Krumholtz went on to reprise his role as the head elf, Bernard, in The Santa Clause franchise, and we loved those movies! Krumholtz has been in a ton of TV shows and movies over the years. You may have seen him in The Trouble with Normal, ER, The Lyon’s Den, Numb3rs, The Playboy Club, Partners, Men at Work, The League, Mom, Gigi Does It, The Good Wife, All Hail King Julien, and The Deuce. As you can see, he’s been a really busy guy, and those are just the TV shows. As far as movies go, he’s been in Sausage Party, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Judge, and Superbad. He’s also put on a lot of weight since his teenage years, but we can’t fault him for that.
8. Susan May Pratt – Not Doing Much These Days
She hasn’t had as much success as some of the others from the movie, but she hasn’t done badly either. After the teen comedy, she starred in Drive Me Crazy, Center Stage, Open Water 2: Adrift, and Act Naturally. She’s been involved in TV more than movies, however, starring in Charmed, The Ghost Whisperer, Mad Men, Private Practice, The Defenders, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Drop Dead Diva, and most recently, Masters of Sex and Outcast. She also has a few movies such as Act Super Naturally, Poslední z Aporveru, and Smile: A Musical in post-production, so despite the fact that she hasn’t been as popular as her co-stars in 10 Things I Hate About You, she’s still been working consistently in Hollywood. On a more personal note, she got married to Kenneth Mitchell in 2006, and they have two children.
7. Allison Janney – Still Popular In High School
Allison Janney has aged beautifully over the years, and these days, she’s looking better than ever. She played the principal in 10 Things I Hate About You, the one who was also writing a dirty novel. Janney has always had a successful career in Hollywood, and she doesn’t appear to want to end that career anytime soon. Right after the movie, she appeared in many films; in 1999 alone, she was in American Beauty and Drop Dead Gorgeous. She’s also appeared in many popular TV shows over the years, such as The West Wing, Weeds, Frasier, Family Guy, Phineas and Ferb, and most recently, Mom, for which she won two Emmys. She’s been in a lot of great movies such as The Help, The Hours, Finding Nemo, The Girl on the Train, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Finding Dory, Juno, and Hairspray, just to name a few. This woman has three more movies set up for 2018 alone.
6. Larry Miller – The Guy Who Always Play The Dad
Larry Miller was a star long before 10 Things I Hate About You came around. Remember him as the owner of the store on Rodeo Drive in Pretty Woman? He’s no stranger to teen flicks either, and he’s done many over the years, including The Princess Diaries and What’s the Worst That Could Happen? He appeared in many movies such as Runaway Bride, Bee Movie, and Mother’s Day. He’s been in countless TV shows such as 10 things I Hate About You, High School Cupid, Gravity, Boston Legal, Monk, 8 Simple Rules, and Law & Order, just to name a few. He’s working on a movie called Rock City Row, which is currently in post-production. Miller has been around for a long time, and he doesn’t seem to be losing any steam in Hollywood. We look forward to seeing what else he does with his career.
5. Daryl Mitchell – Famous TV Actor
After 10 Things I Hate About You, Mitchell went on to star in the popular TV series Veronica’s Closet for a year. In 2001, however, he was involved in a motorcycle accident that paralyzed him from the waist down, and he now lives in a wheelchair. That hasn’t stopped him from pursuing acting, however, as he continued to star in movies such as Inside Man as well as many TV series, such as NCIS: New Orleans, ED, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Brothers. He’s had a steady career in Hollywood and hasn’t allowed the fact that he’s partially paralyzed stop him from doing what he wants. You might be shocked to find out that he’s one of thirteen children and has four children of his own. He’s certainly been a busy man these past sixteen years.
4. David Leisure – He’s Disappeared…
From Hollywood. Already being an older actor when he starred in 10 Things I Hate About You, Leisure didn’t do as well as the rest of his co-stars. He’s acted consistently since the movie, but not in anything big. He appeared in many TV shows such as Timon & Pumbaa; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; The Young and the Restless; General Hospital; and Days of Our Lives. He’s been in more soap operas than anything else, but he’s been working steadily all these years, so it’s no big deal. He hasn’t been in anything since 2015, though, so there’s a chance that he’s retired from Hollywood. He admitted once in an interview that he had weight issues and struggled with that while acting. However, he’s successfully been able to manage his weight and even uses acting to overcome his shyness.
3. Kyle Cease – Pretty Irrelevant These Days
Kyle Cease played Bogey Lowenstein in 10 Things I Hate About You, and although the movie was a success, he didn’t do much after that. He had a few bit parts in TV shows such as those in One on One, Pretty Wicked, and Who Wants to Date a Comedian? He wasn’t one of the main actors, though, so it’s not surprising that he didn’t go very far with his career. He hasn’t been seen in anything since 2011 and decided to go a different way career-wise; he decided to go into stand-up comedy and even took part in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots Hollywood contest. He travels all over the country doing his act and even published a book called, I Hope I Screw This Up. So, although he didn’t do well in Hollywood, he did have other avenues to pursue. We can only hope that he has a successful career from now on.
2. Eric Riedmann – A Very Forgetful Face
Eric Riedmann had a small role in 10 Things I Hate About You as the audio-visual guy, and it was his first role ever in Hollywood. He hasn’t had a big career in Hollywood, but he hasn’t given up. He had a few bit roles in TV shows such as Leverage, The Fugitive, Untethered, and Grimm. He has also starred in many shorts throughout the years. He’s still working in Hollywood until this day, so he isn’t doing too bad; he just hasn’t had many major roles. He had involvement in a video game called State of Decay 2, which is currently in post-production for 2018. He’s most known for 10 Things I Hate About You, Ordinary Angels, and Laggies. Although he hasn’t had the most rocking career, at least he’s been working steadily the whole time, which, of course, matters a lot.
1. Bianca Kajlich
The funny thing is that Bianca Kajlich only played a coffee girl in the movie — a nameless coffee girl, in fact — but she’s had a big career in Hollywood despite that. Since the movie, she went on to play in films such as Bring It On, Halloween: Resurrection, and Dark Was the Night. She’s had a lot more success in TV shows, however, and has been in many such as Dawson’s Creek, Rules of Engagement, Undateable, Rock Me, Baby, Vanished, and most recently, P–n Again and Major Crimes. She’s definitely done well for herself in Hollywood and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Not to mention, she grew up to be an absolute fox. She’s one talented actress and seems to be doing well for herself. “It’s easy when you’ve had difficulty or strife in your life to look at other people who seem like they’ve had it easier. But the thing we forget is that it is all relative, and each person’s experience is uniquely their [sic] own, so that the worst thing they may be going through is truly the worst thing for them . . . it’s just about having compassion.”
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