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What The Cast Of Superbad Is Doing Today

Since its release in 2007, Superbad has become one of the most beloved comedies of its generation, thanks to perfect one-liners, central performances, and a witty new take on the traditional teen comedy. Based on a script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg that they started writing as actual teenagers, the film succeeded both critically and commercially, leading to a lucrative writing career for Rogen and Goldberg as well as newfound stardom for several of its younger cast members.

It's not easy to strike a balance between heartstring-tugging moments and total vulgarity, but somehow, Superbad pulls it off, anchoring its more ridiculous antics with relatable characters and a strong central friendship. In the years since its release, the stars have kept working steadily in Hollywood and beyond, so here's a look at what just some of the cast of Superbad is up to today.

Michael Cera

By the time Michael Cera took on the role of Evan (named, of course, for Goldberg) in Superbad, he had already had his breakout moment as George Michael Bluth on the cult classic Arrested Development, starring alongside Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, and Alia Shawkat, just to name a few. Years after the series aired, he reprised the role in Netflix's revival.

Shortly after Superbad, Cera starred opposite Elliot Page in Juno, a quirky Diablo Cody-written vehicle that ended up scoring nominations for a few Oscars, including Best Picture (in the end, it ended up winning Best Original Screenplay). In 2008, he played one of the two leads in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist alongside Kat Dennings, continued his indie streak in Youth in Revolt, and parodied his own image by playing himself in Paper Heart and This Is the End (the latter of which was also written by Rogen and Goldberg). However, his biggest post-Superbad part to date is arguably the title role in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, in which Cera played Scott, who must fight off a series of deadly evil exes to win over the girl of his dreams.

Jonah Hill

After appearing as Seth — a hyper-exaggerated, overexcited teenager named for Seth Rogen — in Superbad, Jonah Hill went on to build a pretty extraordinary career for himself, culminating in a few Oscar nominations.

Hill spent some time working with director Judd Apatow on projects like Funny People (he had previously collaborated with Apatow in a brief role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin), but his first big artistic breakout was his performance in Bennett Miller's Moneyball alongside Brad Pitt, in a role that earned him his first Academy Award nomination. After that, he lampooned himself as "Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill" in Rogen and Goldberg's apocalypse comedy This Is the End, scored a second Oscar nomination for his dynamite supporting turn in The Wolf of Wall Street, working with heavyweights like Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese, and forayed into prestige television with Netflix's Maniac alongside Superbad co-star Emma Stone. However, comedy fans need not worry; Hill is still a funnyman at heart, which he's proven time and time again with projects like 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street as well as Seth Rogen's Sausage Party. Hill isn't just an actor, though — he also directed and wrote Mid90s, which premiered to rave reviews.

Bill Hader

During his tenure as a regular player on Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader made the wise choice to take a role in Rogen and Goldberg's raucous teen comedy as one of two inept police officers — despite some harsh "advice" offered by his agent at the time — and audiences everywhere are definitely glad he signed on for the part. In the aftermath of Superbad, Hader picked up supporting roles in films like Tropic Thunder, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Adventureland, and before too long, he became a familiar face.

Beyond his extensive voice work, which includes projects like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Angry Birds, Monsters University, and Academy Award winner Inside Out, Hader has snagged starring roles in The Skeleton Twins (with Kristen Wiig), Trainwreck (alongside Amy Schumer), and It: Chapter Two, playing an adult version of Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard. He's also continued to flex his writing chops, serving as a writer and producer on South Park since 2008. However, his biggest role thus far is his own creation; alongside Seinfeld veteran Alec Berg, Hader created the HBO series Barry, in which he stars as a hitman who decides to pursue a new career as an actor. Thanks to a role that lets him flex his dramatic chops as well as his comedic side, Barry has earned Hader two Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy.

Seth Rogen

As one of the two writers of Superbad, Seth Rogen came up on Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's Freaks & Geeks before becoming a movie star in his own right. By the time he finally got the long-simmering script for Superbad produced, Rogen had already appeared in a number of high-profile projects, including Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up (playing a leading role in the latter), but Superbad was arguably his first creative triumph. In a supporting role alongside Bill Hader as one of two overly friendly cops who help a teenage boy with a clearly fake I.D. have the best night ever, Rogen let the younger actors take center stage, but still showed off his excellent comedic timing.

After the success of Superbad, Goldberg and Rogen collaborated as writing partners on other projects (several of which starred Rogen), including Pineapple Express, The Watch, This Is the End, and the controversial satire The Interview. (Of those films, the duo directed both This Is The End and The Interview). Aside from his own projects, he's also appeared in everything from The Disaster Artist to Neighbors and Long Shot, and has provided voice work for the Kung Fu Panda films and the 2019 Lion King remake.

Emma Stone

When Emma Stone took the role of effortless cool girl Jules, for whom Seth (Jonah Hill) is carrying a massive torch, she was still a total unknown; in fact, Superbad marked her film debut. In the aftermath of this breakout role, she scooped up leading roles in 2009's Zombieland alongside Abigail Breslin, Woody Harrelson, and Jesse Eisenberg, and Easy A, a modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter that put Stone front and center.

Stone continued her streak with another leading role in Crazy, Stupid, Love, a romantic comedy in which she made her first appearance with co-star Ryan Gosling among a star-studded cast that included Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, and Marisa Tomei; she also appeared in The Help, which featured Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jessica Chastain. After gaining international notoriety thanks to the Andrew Garfield-led The Amazing Spider-Man and its subsequent sequel, Stone set her sights on bigger projects, earning her first Academy Award nomination for her role in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman and later taking home the gold for La La Land, a reunion with Ryan Gosling. After her Netflix series Maniac (alongside Superbad costar Jonah Hill) and her third Oscar nomination for The Favourite in 2018, it's clear that Stone has become a bona fide member of Hollywood's A-list.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Earning a leading role in Superbad was definitely a huge get for the then-unknown Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and as McLovin, Mintz-Plasse made a name for himself on a national stage in a huge way.

Because he had no professional headshots, Mintz-Plasse simply took one with his cell phone, and he was so young that his mother was legally required to be present on set during Superbad's more adult scenes — but his part eventually propelled him to stardom. After appearing as Fogel, who masquerades as McLovin thanks to his terrible fake ID, Mintz-Plasse took a role in Role Models alongside Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd as a teenager in need of guidance who loves fantasy role-playing games. In 2010, he appeared in the superhero film Kick-Ass, which also starred Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage; though the role of Red Mist was supposed to be fairly minor, director Matthew Vaughn ended up expanding the part after he saw Mintz-Plasse's audition, and he reprised the role in Kick-Ass 2. Beyond that, Mintz-Plasse has lent his voice to animated films like How to Train Your Dragon and Paranorman, appeared in comedies like Neighbors, and reunited with Seth Rogen for The Disaster Artist and Rogen and Evan Goldberg for This Is the End, in which he played a satirical version of himself.

Joe Lo Truglio

During Superbad, Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) go on an extraordinarily eventful and often ridiculous journey through one night as they try and find their way to a high school party; during their odyssey, they meet Francis (Joe Lo Truglio), a seriously creepy driver who takes them to a doomed house party.

Lo Truglio's cameo appearance in Superbad is a serious highlight, especially considering the fact that he had quite the career before he joined forces with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Lo Truglio appeared in The State and Wet Hot American Summer alongside comedians like Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain, as well as the trio's sketch series Stella, which gained him plenty of notoriety in the comedy world. After a few cameos on the comedy show Reno 911!, Lo Truglio appeared in several feature films, reuniting with Rogen for Pineapple Express and David Wain for Role Models and Wanderlust as well as landing supporting roles in films like I Love You, Man and Paul. He also returned to the Wet Hot American Summer universe in the film's 2015 Netflix revival.

However, Lo Truglio's most popular post-Superbad role came on Michael Schur's popular series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in which he plays the nerdy, lovable foodie Charles Boyle alongside Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher.

Kevin Corrigan

Even though Superbad is centered around the two main characters making it to one big high school party, they make an unintended stop at a different party on their way, trying to score some alcohol they can smuggle out and bring to their friends. Eventually, Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) find a huge stash of booze at that first party, but in order to steal it and get on with their night, they have to get past Mark, the host, played by Kevin Corrigan.

Corrigan is likely best known for his leading role as Uncle Eddie on the Fox sitcom Grounded for Life, but he's appeared in plenty of other high-profile projects as well. Corrigan is best known for character work and roles in gangster films, and you've probably seen him in films like Bad Boys, Walking and Talking, True Romance, The Departed, Please Give, Seven Psychopaths, and more, as well as television shows like Damages, The Mentalist, Portlandia, and The Get Down, where he played Jackie Moreno. After Superbad, he also teamed up with Seth Rogen one more time in Pineapple Express.

Martha MacIsaac

While Seth (Jonah Hill) chases after Jules (Emma Stone), Evan (Michael Cera) makes his play for Becca, played by Martha MacIsaac. Evan has had a crush on Becca throughout basically their entire friendship, but is terrified of making a move until the final party of their senior year, where Becca clearly returns his interest. Their romantic tryst goes horribly awry, but in the end, Evan and Becca manage to connect before they go their separate ways and leave for school. 

MacIsaac made her comedic debut in Superbad, and though she maintained a fairly low-key career after that breakout role, she continued working steadily in Hollywood for years. Her next big post-Superbad project was a leading role in 1600 Penn as the President's young and pregnant daughter (also named Becca) alongside Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman, and Josh Gad, but eventually, one of her Superbad co-stars — and longtime best friends — would help her snag a major film role. MacIsaac and Stone starred together in Battle of the Sexes, in which Stone acted opposite Steve Carell as tennis champion Billie Jean King, and she also made an appearance in the indie film Unicorn Store, which was directed by Captain Marvel star Brie Larson.

Dave Franco

You might not know that James Franco's younger brother appeared in Superbad, but if that's the case, you might not have been paying attention. During a scene that takes place in gym class early in the film, Seth (Jonah Hill) calls out one of his classmates for wetting himself during elementary school, reminding him that people "don't forget," and that classmate, who only appears in one scene, is played by none other than Dave Franco.

Since Superbad, the younger Franco has escaped his brother's shadow and built a career in his own right throughout a variety of projects. After appearing in a late season of the hit comedy series Scrubs, Franco snagged a supporting role alongside Superbad star Hill in 21 Jump Street; after that, the film roles started rolling in. Franco appeared in Fright Night, both Neighbors movies (with Seth Rogen), The Little Hours, If Beale Street Could Talk, and his brother's film The Disaster Artist, in which he scored a starring role as real-life actor Greg Sestero, who was duped into appearing in The Room by its eccentric director Tommy Wiseau (played by James Franco). The younger Franco is also notable for his marriage to Alison Brie, best known for her roles in Mad Men, Community, and Netflix's GLOW.