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What The Cast Of Mean Girls Is Doing Today

2004's "Mean Girls" remains part of the zeitgeist years after its release. We can thank Regina George and her squad for over a decade's worth of phrases like "on Wednesdays we wear pink" and "get in loser, we're going shopping" — and who can ever forget Glen Coco? You go, Glen Coco!

The comedy had a cast full of rising talent that catapulted into popular culture after the film premiered. The script was helmed by legendary comedian Tina Fey, who based the film off Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book "Queen Bees and Wannabes," and the film was directed by "Freaky Friday" director Mark Waters. Since then, Fey feels the "Mean Girls" behavior has "metastasized" beyond just teenage girls to everyone, and that's why it still resonates with audiences today (via Today).

Since its release, "Mean Girls" has accrued over $130 million worldwide, per Box Office Mojo. Its also been adapted as a Broadway musical. As for the cast, many of them can be seen in the top films and television shows out today. Here's a look at what the cast of "Mean Girls" is doing today.

Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners

After trying to make fetch happen, Lacey Chabert has continued to have a diverse career in Hollywood. She's had leading roles in several popular animated series, including playing Kaycee on "Bratz" and Gwen Stacy on "The Spectular Spiderman."

Chabert has also been called the queen of Hallmark movies by TVLine and several other outlets. She's starred in 26 films for the network, including 10 Christmas movies. In 2020, she was the lead in two originals that premiered on the same night as part of Hallmark's Christmas in July event.

"I consider it a real privilege to be a part of the Hallmark family," Chabert told Media Village. "When someone chooses to sit down and watch one of our movies, I want to deliver a positive experience and an uplifting message."

Chabert is also the executive producer on her latest Hallmark film, "Sweet Carolina," in which she plays a woman who suddenly becomes her niece's legal guardian (per Heavy).

Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith

The only way you haven't seen Amanda Seyfried since "Mean Girls" is if you've been living under a rock. The doe-eyed actress starred in the 2008 musical sensation "Mamma Mia!" and its sequel, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." Looking back on her career with Collider, Seyfried called getting the role of Karen Smith "a miracle," and knew when she landed the leading role in "Mamma Mia!" that "[her] life was going to change, again."

Her versatile career includes the HBO TV show "Big Love" and the cult hit "Jennifer's Body" with Megan Fox. She also played Cosette in the 2012 adaption of "Les Misérables," as well as adult film actress Linda Lovelace in "Lovelace." She played Becky Burnett in 2017's "Twin Peaks" and starred alongside Channing Tatum in the romantic feature "Dear John." The list goes on for the actress, who is only 35 years old.

Her latest works include Netflix's original horror "Things Seen and Heard" and Hulu's upcoming series "The Dropout," which tells the story of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Seyfried will play the disgraced businesswoman.

Seyfried received her first Academy Award nomination in 2021 for her portrayal of Golden Age actress Marion Davies in David Fincher's "Mank."

Rachel McAdams as Regina George

Rachel McAdams' has also had a well-rounded career since playing the queen bee. In the same year "Mean Girls" was released, she played Allie in the romantic film "The Notebook," another film that continues to thrive in popular culture. Shortly after that, she was in another comedy hit, "Wedding Crashers."

The leading roles have not stopped since then. She's appeared in box office hits of every genre, including "The Family Stone," "The Time Traveler's Wife," "Sherlock Holmes," "Midnight in Paris," "Spotlight," and Marvel's "Doctor Strange."

In 2015, she played hardened Detective Ani Bezzides on Season 3 of HBO's "True Detective," alongside Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch.

In 2016, McAdams was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award nomination for her performance in "Spotlight." In 2020, she sang alongside Will Ferrell in the heartwarming comedy "Eurovision Song Contest," and Good Housekeeping reports at least a part of the vocals used were her own.

The Toronto native can next be seen in the upcoming MCU installment, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," and rumors of a "Wedding Crashers" sequel have fans calling for her return.

Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron

Lindsay Lohan was well on her way to gaining the prestigious acting career that her co-stars have today after "Mean Girls." She had a successful singing career in addition to landing roles in a number of popular films. But after her popularity exploded, the paparazzi became a constant presence in her world.

Lohan went on to star in several lighthearted films, including "Just My Luck" with Chris Pine and Disney's "Herbie: Fully Loaded," before transitioning into more dramatic roles. She appeared alongside Jared Leto in "Chapter 27" and "Machete."

Lohan has faced a number of personal struggles since the mid-2000's, and her acting career has yet to fully recover. But the former child star isn't worried about it. In 2018, Lohan opened a private beach club in Mykonos named Lohan Beach House Mykonos. She's since moved the club to Alimos, Greece, to work closer to her second venue, Lohan Nightclub.

Of her transition into the hospitality business, Lohan told the New York Times, "There's a business side to my life now, but I'm not in America, so no one knows about it, which is nice for me, because I get to actually focus on the result of things."

In June 2021, Lohan spoke with Interview Magazine on her newfound wealth from releasing NFT's of her own media.

Daniel Franzese as Damian

Daniel Franzese yelling "She doesn't even go here!" in "Mean Girls" ensured we wouldn't soon forget the talented actor. After the film, Franzese put his focus toward independent projects, including the Robert Englund-directed horror camp film "Killer Pad."

Franzese does not shy away from "Mean Girls" fame. Up until 2020, the stand-up comic and actor toured his show "Daniel Franzese and the House of Glen Coco," which showcased multiple stand-up comedians that are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Franzese became an activist for the LGBTQ community in 2014 after he penned an open letter to his character Damian, thanking him for inspiring him to be openly gay, per Us Weekly.

In 2015, he starred on HBO's series "Looking," about a group of men navigating love and living in San Francisco. Franzese reprised the role of Eddie for the HBO film of the same name after the show ended. His latest projects include a rap and music video remix of "Nerdy Bear" by independent artist Tom Goss.

Lizzy Caplan as Janis Ian

Since playing Janis Ian, which allowed the actress to showcase her signature dry delivery, Lizzy Caplan has gone on to have an enviable television and film career. After starring in The WB's "Related," and "The Class," on CBS, she gained a second cult following with her character in Starz's comedy sleeper hit "Party Down." Caplan returned to a premium network by way of Showtime's "Masters of Sex," where she played pioneering researcher of human sexuality Virginia Johnson, alongside Michael Sheen as William Masters.

She's currently set to star in the upcoming Lionsgate thriller, "Cobweb," in which a young boy hears a mysterious tapping from inside the walls and suspects his parents are hiding a terrible secret (per Deadline).

You can also see her in the second season of Hulu's original series "Castle Rock," Caplan plays Annie Wilkes, a character originally made famous by Kathy Bates in "Misery." GQ has praised Caplan's reprisal of the character, and when asked if she thought author Stephen King would be proud, she delivered another great one-liner — "I hope so. All we want is our granddaddy, Stephen King, to pat us on the head."

As for the "Mean Girls" legacy, In January 2020, Deadline announced the musical version of "Mean Girls" would be headed to the big screen.