What Are The Cast Of Dawson’s Creek Up To Now?

We investigate as the show drops on Netflix.

Dawson's Creek

by Bonnie McLaren |
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Can you believe Dawson's Creek is over twenty years old? Luckily, if you want to relieve the antics of Dawson, Pacey, Joey and Jen, the show is dropping on Netflix this weekend. For many teenagers across the world in the Nineties and early Noughties, the four main characters - Dawson, Joey, Pacey and Jen - were idols.

We wanted to be them, or with them. We were either team Pacey or team Dawson, and we were most definitely either a goody-two-shoes like Joey or a hot mess like Jen.

As the series returns, we did some investigation into where the cast are now.

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Where Are The Cast Of Dawson's Creek Now?

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James Van Der Beek then

James played the titular character Dawson - who aspired to be a film director and views his own life as a script.

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James Van Der Beek now

Dawson was James' breakout role, and he's since continued to have a stirling career in acting in films like The Rules of Attraction. In fact, he played a fictionalised version of himself in Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23. As if acting wasn't enough, he came fifth last year on Dancing With The Stars.

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Busy Philipps then

Busy joined the cast as the outgoing Audrey for season five in 2001, and quickly became close friends with Jen, Jack, Dawson and Pacey..

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Busy Philipps now

Erm, hello, you'd be living under a rock to not know who Busy Philipps is now. Busy continued acting starred alongside Courteney Cox in comedy series Cougar Town. She then even landed her own talk show for a year.

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Katie Holmes then

As girl-next-door Joey, Katie was the only member of the cast to appear in every single episode of the show.

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Katie Holmes now

OK, so you'd also have to be living under a rock to not know who Katie Holmes is. She continued a successful career in acting, starring in Batman Begins and First Daughter. And she was also one half of Tom-Kat from 2006-2012, when she was married to Tom Cruise.

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Michelle Williams then

Bad girl Jen - Michelle - is introduced in the pilot when she arrives from New York City, and has to live with her conservative Christian grandmother (whom she calls 'Grams').

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Michelle Williams now

Michelle is without a doubt the most successful of the cast - you can't argue with not one, not two, not three, but four Oscar nominations. Williams will next reprise the role of Anne Weying in the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, after which she will portray the singer Janis Joplin in a biopic directed by Sean Durkin.

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Joshua Jackson then

A friend of Joey and Dawson, Pacey - Joshua Jackson - became part of one of the biggest love triangle plots in TV history.

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Joshua Jackson now

Now, you might know Joshua best as The Affair 's Cole Lockhart or Bill, Elena's attorney husband, in Little Fires Everywhere.

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Kerr Smith then

Introduced in season two, the audience fell in love with Jack (Kerr) over the seasons of the show as he learned to be comfortable in his own sexuality.

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Kerr Smith now

Smith has continued to act - he was in Riverdale last year - but he has also has started a holistic health and wellness business too.

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Meredith Monroe then

Meredith's first major acting role was as the highly-strung, but sweet, Andie McPhee.

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Meredith Monroe now

After the show's wrap, the actress largely focused on television work. However, recently she appeared in films The Edge of Seventeen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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Mary Beth Peil then

Mary played Jen's grandmother Evelyn - better known as Grams - for the show's six seasons.

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Mary Beth Peil now

Before her time on screen, Peil was an opera singer and also appeared on Broadway, She continued acting, and has recently appeared in The Good Wife and films like Best Day of My Life and The Song of Sway Lake.

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Mary-Margaret Humes then

Mary-Margaret played Gail Leery - Dawson's mother - for the entirety of the show's run.

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Mary-Margaret Humes now

And like the rest of the cast, Mary-Margaret continued her career on screen, starring on shows such as Criminal Minds and Ghost Whisperer.

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