As Sister, Sister And Moesha Land On Netflix, Where Are Your Favourite Nineties TV Stars Now?

Alex Mack? Kenan & Kel? Blossom? What a time to be alive.


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For those who grew up in the Nineties, TV was everything. It was the decade where many of us persuaded our parents to get a Sky subscription, thereby unlocking access to the riches offered by Nickelodeon, Trouble and the Disney Channel, including Sister, Sister, Moesha and Kenan and Kel.

But that decade ended twenty years ago, and the teen stars we idolised have all grown up and found success in other projects. But where are they? What are Tia and Tamera up to? Do Kenan and Kel still speak? Can Alex Mack still melt? And what happened to Blossom? Some of our nostalgia dreams were fulfilled this week when Netflix announced that shows like Moesha and Sister Sister were arriving on their streaming service: Sister Sister on November 6th, Moesha on the 20th. We couldn't be more excited.

This is everything you need to know about what they've all been up to.

A disclaimer: we know there were other amazing shows. Saved By The Bell. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But, for now, we're sticking with shows that had one or two distinct leads. Besides, we all know what happened to Will Smith...

Sister, Sister - Tia and Tamera Mowry

Imagine heading to the shopping centre and bumping into a girl who has your face. Sister, Sister took the conceit of The Parent Trap and ran with it, creating six series of hijinks. Its stars were twin actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry, who gave their final bows in the season finale in 1999.

Since then, they have worked together in projects like Twitches and Twitches Two, but they have found success individually too. Tia starred in TV series The Game, sitcom Instant Mom and now plays Cocoa McKellan in Family Reunion. She is married to actor Cory Hardrict, and the pair have two children.

Tamera, meanwhile, is a co-host on The Real, a Loose Women-style daytime panel show. She also has two children, with her journalist partner Adam Housley.

Could the show make a comeback? We think it should.

Sabrina The Teenage Witch - Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart was the undisputed queen on teen TV. Having cut her teeth in the titular role of Clarissa in Clarissa Explains It All, she later moved to Westbridge and found a little magic as Sabrina Spellman for seven seasons of Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

After the show wrapped, Melissa had a stint on Dancing With The Stars (America's version of Strictly Come Dancing) and found success in sitcom Melissa & Joey, which ran for five years. She starred in 2016 Christian drama God's Not Dead 2.

Melissa and her husband Mark Wilkerson have three children. They love to dress up. Take a look!

Kenan & Kel - Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell

Aw, here it goes! Kenan & Kel ran for four series from 1996 until 2000, following two best friends who just couldn't stay out of trouble. The programme's stars stuck together in projects like Good Burger, before going it alone, although they did reunite last year at the 2019 NHL Awards.

Kenan Thompson used the show as a springboard into the world of comedy. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live since 2003, which makes him the longest-running actor in the hit show's entire history. He and his wife - Christina Evangeline - have three children.

Like Melissa Joan Hart, Kel Mitchell gave Dancing With The Stars a try, and came second in the 2019 series. He has played himself in countless series and even had a cameo in Kanye West's All Falls Down video. His most recent film credits are 2011's Battle of Los Angeles and 2013's Caught On Tape.

Moesha - Brandy Norwood

M to the... O to the... Moesha was teen comedy's most stylish and headstrong heroine. For 127 episodes, its star Brandy Norwood took viewers through the highs and lows in the life of a teenage girl navigating high school and, later, college.

Brandy became a hugely successful recording artist, releasing hits like What About Us, Afrodisiac and, of course, seminal duet The Boy Is Mine. She has just released new single Baby Mama, the lead from her forthcoming seventh album.

She has played Roxie Hart in Chicago, was a judge on America's Got Talent, and she also appeared in Dancing With The Stars. Who hasn't, eh?

In 2006, Brandy was involved in a car accident that claimed the life of 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj. The resulting lawsuits were settled out of court.

Alex Mack - Larisa Oleynik

You know how it is. You're on your way from home, minding your own business, when suddenly you're soaked in toxic chemical GC-161 and imbued with miraculous powers. That old chestnut befell Alex Mack, the hat-wearing high-schooler played by young actress Larisa Oleynik.

Larisa followed her star-making turn with performances in 10 Things I Hate About You and 3rd Rock From The Sun. She has worked steadily ever since, in TV shows like Hawaii-Five-O and Mad Men. Her most recent credits include Trinkets and The Healing Power of Dudes.

In 2013, TMZ reported that Larisa had sought a restraining order against a fan who, Larisa claimed, had left gifts at her mother's flat and changed his surname to hers.

Two Of A Kind - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley filmed 22 episodes of Two Of A Kind, a light sitcom about twin girls, their slightly nerdy dad, and their spirited new nanny.

The twins followed their time on the 1998 programme with more TV - remember So Little Time? - and films like New York Minute, Getting There and Winning London. But their greatest success has come from their work in fashion and the founding of their lucrative label, The Row.

Mary-Kate married French banker Olivier Sarkozy in 2015. Ashley is dating artist Louis Eisner.

Sweet Valley High - Brittany and Cynthia Daniel

We clearly just couldn't get enough of twins in the Nineties. Based on Francine Pascal's book series of the same name, Sweet Valley High saw Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield - two identical, but very different teen girls - work their way through school for four series. Brittany and Cynthia Daniel did the honours as the striking sisters.

Brittany has popped up regularly ever since, through roles in shows like It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Blackish and The Game.

Cynthia, however, went behind the camera and has found success as a photographer. She married actor Cole Hauser, and they have three children.

Blossom - Mayim Bialik

Blossom, which aired for five years, made a star of its child star Mayim Bialik. But academia was also a passion: Mayim earned a degree in neuroscience from UCLA in 2000 before earning her PhD in 2007. Her brains made her perfect for the part of Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory, for which she received acclaim and awards. A vegan, she has two children with her ex-husband.

Eeerie, Indiana - Omri Katz

When Marshall Teller is forced to move to Indiana by his parents, he is not happy. But the town of Eerie proves, at the very least, interesting, with urban legends aplenty showing their face. Actor Omri Katz played the fan favourite, Marshall.

Omri found success in classic Disney film Hocus Pocus (fun fact, he replaced Leonardo DiCaprio in the role) but he hasn't been present in Hollywood in the past decade or two. He has, however, enjoyed a bit of nostalgia via his Instagram, and has reunited with some of his Hocus Pocus pals. Take a look...

Were your favourites left off the list? Might be time for a binge watch.

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