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Where Are They Now? Teen Movie Stars Of The Late ’90s And Early 2000s

Blast from the past!

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Remember the good old days of trucker hats, Juicy sweatsuits, butterfly hair clips and denim skirts? We thought we looked so “fly.”

And we loved to watch all of our favorite movies: “Scream,” “Varsity Blues,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “American Pie” and so many more. But what happened to all our favorite stars from those beloved flicks? Have they gone the way of Phat Farm and puffy vests? Let’s find out, shall we?

1. Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich was James Dean for teens in the late 90s and early aughts. From “Scream” to “The Craft,” his talent and smoldering good looks made girls wild. And now? He is still acting, most recently appearing in the short-lived “Law & Order: LA” as well as a handful of made-for-TV movies. And he is still as handsome as ever!




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2. Lauren Ambrose

Lauren Ambrose was the girl we could all relate to in “Can’t Hardly Wait.” Not to mention, she is a gifted actor who nails every role. She went on to star in the critically acclaimed “Six Feet Under” and her next project is a TV adaption of the popular book “The Interestings.” She is also a mother of two.


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3. Ron Lester

Ron Lester, best known for his role as Billy Bob on “Varsity Blues,” struggled with obesity for most of his life. He tried an experimental gastric bypass surgery that helped him to lose hundreds of pounds. However, he passed away in 2016 due to kidney and liver failure. He is sorely missed by his friends, family and fans.


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LOS ANGELES - MAY 6: Actor Ron Lester arrives at the premiere of "Wasabi Tuna" at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theatre on May 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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4. Rachael Leigh Cook

Who didn’t love Rachel Leigh Cook in “She’s All That”? She was more than just a pretty face. She was intelligent, witty and unafraid to be herself. And she got to smooch Freddy Prinze! Nowadays, she’s performing in made-for-TV movies. She is also a mother of two. and she is still as gorgeous as ever!


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