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Whatever Happened To Jonathan Bennett After Playing Aaron Samuels In Mean Girls?

"Mean Girls" is arguably one of the best comedy movies of all time (just ask Esquire or Parade), and it introduced newcomers who are now household names in Hollywood. Aside from launching Lindsay Lohan to superstardom, "Mean Girls" also put Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lizzy Caplan on the map.

One of the best things about the high school comedy was its impressive ensemble cast, full of rookies and veterans of entertainment. Boasting a who's who of "Saturday Night Live" greats, the cast of "Mean Girls" featured Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Tim Meadows, and Amy Poehler. Some bright new faces also included Daniel Franzese as Damian, Rajiv Surendra as Kevin, and Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels. The latter became a heartthrob instantly and was fought for by Regina (McAdams) and Cady (Lohan). After "Mean Girls," Bennett stayed booked and busy but never quite starred in a film quite as big as the comedy classic. Here's what he's been doing since.

Jonathan Bennett is still a very busy actor

After "Mean Girls," Jonathan Bennett starred in "Cheaper By the Dozen 2" as Bud McNulty and also landed a two-episode appearance on "Veronica Mars." He'd go on to appear in a handful of TV movies, many of which were holiday originals on the Hallmark and Lifetime channels. In 2016, Bennet got an eight-part role on the hit MTV series "Awkward." as Ethan. The actor also made an appearance in a "Sharknado" film, playing Billy the Kid in 2018.

Bennett famously showed up in Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" video, where she parodied her favorite films, one of which was "Mean Girls." He also appeared on Season 2 of "Celebrity Big Brother," and lasted 10 days before being evicted. He came in 11th place, but funnily enough, he was in the house with Dina Lohan, his former "Mean Girls" co-star's mother. The two had an alliance, but unfortunately didn't make it until the end.

Bennett is still filming holiday and horror films and is very active on Instagram, where he often posts photos with his "Mean Girl" co-stars, like Daniel Franzese and Lacey Chabert.