What have Harry Potter and his friends been up to since the global phenomenon ended? Many of them have seen strange twists and turns in their careers. It’s amazing to see how surprisingly different the lives of the Harry Potter stars are now.
Pansy Parkinson – Scarlett Byrne
Scarlett Byrne began her acting career long before she was cast as supporting character Pansy Parkinson. The character was a mean Slytherin character, featuring in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. She’s since starred in Falling Skies, Runaways, The Vampire Diaries, and Skybound. Byrne is now working on Stick and Poke, a short film about the art of the hand-poked tattoo. She is also expecting her first child with Playboy heir Cooper Hefner, who she married in November 2019.
Neville Longbottom – Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis landed the role of Neville Longbottom when he was 12 years old, although he started acting when he was five. An awkward, clumsy boy in the first few movies, Neville Longbottom magically transformed into one of the bravest of Gryffindor. The actor shocked fans with his real-life glow up from a goofy-looking kid to a poster boy. He has since starred in The Syndicate, Bluestone 42, Me Before You, and Terminal. He even starred in the music video of “Filth” by A Band of Buriers.
Hermione Granger – Emma Watson
Muggle-born Hermione Granger, the brightest and most compassionate witch of her age, was played by Emma Watson to critical acclaim. After the Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson went on to star in movies such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Women. During this time, she also succeeded in getting a bachelor’s degree in English literature and launching the HeForShe campaign as a UN Women Goodwill ambassador. She calls for boys and men to advocate gender equality.
Lucius Malfoy – Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs is great at playing criminals. He played the aristocrat patriarch Lucius Malfoy to chilling perfection in the Harry Potter films, with his luscious mane of white-blonde hair, ornamental cane, and condescending voice. Like Evanna Lynch, Jason Isaacs also loved the books, having read four of them in one sitting. Since Harry Potter, he has starred in The Patriot, Brotherhood, and The Death of Stalin, all as villains. He has also been in TV shows such as Awake, Dig, and Scoob.
Harry Potter – Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe became Harry Potter at the age of 11, and his life was changed forever. The role would bring him fame and fortune, but also criticism. As a child, his performance in the third film was criticized as “wooden” and “bland” but by the fifth movie, he was winning awards for it. Radcliffe has since taken on many different types of roles, starring in movies like horror sci-fi Victor Frankenstein and comedy-dramas like Swiss Army Man, proving himself to be a versatile actor.
Narcissa Malfoy – Helen McCrory
Like Robbie Coltrane, British actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was also appointed an OBE. She has also been in a James Bond film. McCrory played supporting character Narcissa Malfoy in the final three Harry Potter movies. But it is her role as Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders that has won her critical acclaim. She has also starred in movies like The Queen, The Special Relationship, Charlotte Gray, Fearless, and MotherFatherSon. Right now, McCrory is busy raising over $1 Million for a food charity during the 2020 pandemic.
Dudley Dursley – Harry Melling
His role as spoiled cousin Dudley Dursley might not have made the best use of his acting abilities, but Harry Melling comes from a family lineage of actors. He has since lost weight, which has left him free to pursue roles very different from that of Dudley Dursley. He has since played in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, delivering a performance that won him critical acclaim. Melling has also made appearances in films like The Lost City of Z, and fantasy shows like Merlin.
Dean Thomas – Alfred Enoch
Alfred Enoch took on the role of Dean Thomas when he was only 13 years old. After the Harry Potter films, the English-Brazilian actor gained fame and recognition by playing the main role of Wes Gibbins in the legal drama How to Get Away with Murder. He has been in several Shakespeare plays, from Timon of Athens and Coriolanus to King Lear. He has also starred in Trust Me and is now working on Provisional Measure.
Draco Malfoy – Tom Felton
What Harry Potter is to Gryffindor, Draco Malfoy is to Slytherin. Arguably his darkest moment came in The Half-Blood Prince when he helped lure Dumbledore to his demise. To be fair though, it was all part of a deeper plan against Voldemort, so we guess we can forgive him a little. Felton might not have been able to eclipse the fame set by his role as Draco, but he has appeared in other huge blockbuster film franchises, including the recent Planet of the Apes reboot series.
Colin Creevey – Hugh Mitchell
Remember the kid photographer who was obsessed with Harry, and wouldn’t miss a chance to fanboy over him? Yes, we’re talking about Colin Creevey! He represented all of us Potterheads in the film. Actor Hugh Mitchell, in his post-Potter era, has maintained a low key acting career, appearing as Silas in The Da Vinci Code and some other British hits like Wallander, The White Queen, and more. Hugh remained loyal to Colin’s photography passion, which is evident in his Instagram account!
Cedric Diggory – Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson may have been mocked for taking on the role of vampire Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, but he was praised for his role as handsome Hufflepuff prefect Cedric Diggory before that in Harry Potter. Since then, he’s had a remarkable acting career. He has quickly established himself as a serious actor through stellar performances in movies like Remember Me, Water for Elephants, and The Lighthouse. His latest role will be that of Bruce Wayne in the upcoming The Batman.
Ron Weasley – Rupert Grint
Let’s face it – Harry Potter wouldn’t have achieved half of the things he did without his best friend, Ron Weasley. The quintessential sidekick from the most loveable family in the entire story was by Harry’s side every step of the way and even ended up with Hermione when everything was said and done. These days, Rupert Grint is slowly building a reputation as a well-respect actor, having most recently appeared on shows such as Sick Note, Snatch, and Servant.
Albus Dumbledore – Michael Gambon
Sir Michael John Gambon played the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore in the last few Harry Potter movies. He played the legendarily powerful wizard with a keen mind and kind heart to perfection. To see what he looks like under the long white mane and beard, the British-Irish actor can be found in The King’s Speech, Fortitude, Judy, and Cordelia. He looks so different when he’s shaved. He is now playing in a movie about James Joyce called James and Lucia.
Petunia Dursley – Fiona Shaw
Irish actress Fiona Shaw played Aunt Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter movies. She expertly elicited profound dislike by mistreating her nephew Harry Potter, who she loathed because he came from the magical world that she could not be a part of. Her sensational performances in Killing Eve, which won her a BAFTA, and in Fleabag have collected her many new fans and gotten her two Emmy nominations.
Professor Flitwick – Warwick Davis
English actor Warwick Davis sounds like a wizard himself, but he was named Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter movies, playing the Charms Master of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He has starred as an Ewok in Return of the Jedi and as a leprechaun in the Leprechaun film series. Born with a rare form of dwarfism, Warwick Davis went on to create talent agency Willow Management to ensure that actors under five feet were properly represented.
Luna Lovegood – Evanna Lynch
Unlike other Harry Potter actors, Evanna Lynch had no acting experience before she was cast as Luna Lovegood in the last four films. After the movies ended, the Irish actress played roles in My Name Is Emily, Danny, and Madness in the Method.
Sirius Black – Gary Oldman
Sirius Black was played by Gary Oldman, a fearful wizard with a tortured past due to the years he spent in Azkaban, the wizarding prison. He has starred in more than 50 movies. No one really knows what Gary Oldman looks like because he’s so great at transforming his appearance to resemble the character he is portraying. Notable examples include his villainous portrayals in True Romance, The Fifth Element, Air Force One, The Contender, and Léon: The Professional. Can we add Sirius Black to that list?
Bill Weasley – Domhnall Gleeson
Domhnall Gleeson might only be in his 30s, but the Irish actor already has several award-winning films under his belt. Of course, he gained worldwide recognition as Bill Weasley, the oldest, coolest and most attractive of the Weasley siblings. He’s also starred in About Time, Anna Karenina, Never Let Me Go, Frank and Unbroken, to name but a few. This year, he is starring in the comedy series Run. Although he has been named as one of Ireland’s greatest actors, he might still feel overshadowed by his father, actor Brendan Gleeson.
Barty Crouch Jr. – David Tennant
David Tennant needs no introduction if you’re a Doctor Who fan, but did you know that he played the villainous Barty Crouch Jr. in the Harry Potter movies? If you don’t remember, Barty Crouch Jr. was a Death Eater who disguised himself as Alastor Moody to lure Harry Potter to his demise. Another villain the Scottish actor is famous for is Kilgrave in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, which is about a fictional superhero. He has also starred in Broadchurch, where he plays police detective Alec Hardy.
Rubeus Hagrid – Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane played the role of gentle, lovable, loyal half-giant Rubeus Hagrid. J. K. Rowling personally requested him to play the part. Rubeus Hagrid may have made him an international star, but both before and after Harry Potter, the Scottish Actor also held prominent roles in other movies, such as two James Bond movies, Brave, Great Expectations, and National Treasure. He now has a son and a daughter and has received an OBE from the Queen.
Minerva McGonagall – Maggie Smith
Academy Award winner Maggie Smith has had so many fulfilling roles on English stage, film, and television over the years that, in 1990, Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame. She played Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter film franchise and Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey. She has said that she is grateful for these roles but they weren’t creatively challenging enough for her. It might be because she keeps getting cast as a “spiky elderly lady”. She is now working on A Boy Called Christmas.
Mr. Ollivander – John Hurt
John Hurt, who played the mysterious Mr. Ollivander, is one of the Harry Potter actors who is no longer with us. With two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe in his bag, he didn’t stop after playing his role of Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise. With over 200 acting credits, the immortal John Hurt might have portrayed the most fictional characters out of all Harry Potter actors, leaving behind a huge legacy.
Bellatrix Lestrange – Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter has had an impressive career both before and after her portrayal of the villainous Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter movies. Her eccentric aura and unusual expressions have made her famous for her roles in many Tim Burton movies. These included Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows, Planet of the Apes, and Sweeney Todd. She has received dozens of awards and nominations for her show-stopping performances.
Lord Voldemort – Ralph Fiennes
Lord Voldemort was the most frightening villain for most children born in the 1990s. He was portrayed convincingly creepily by Ralph Fiennes. Lord Voldemort might have been referred to as “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named,” but the English actor can also not be named, because his full name amounts to Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes. Along with Harry Potter, he has delivered great performances in Schindler’s List and The English Patient. Fiennes has also appeared in other notable films, such as In Bruges, The Reader, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Cornelius Fudge – Robert Hardy
Cornelius Fudge, played by Robert Hardy, was a powerful Minister of Magic with full control over the main governing body of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. However, Robert’s role as a political figure was not limited to the Harry Potter franchise. He was known for several portrayals of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as their resemblance was uncanny. Following a successful 70-year-long career playing remarkable roles, from Shakespeare’s Henry V to Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, Robert Hardy passed away in August 2017.
Vincent Crabbe – Jamie Waylett
We meet Vincent Crabbe in the first movie of the series, as Draco introduces his clueless companions to Harry. What started as a harmless banter between the two trios, eventually ended up killing Crabbe in the seventh film. Unfortunately, with Crabbe, Jamie Waylette’s career in showbiz ended. The young actor got himself into trouble, and the law got involved. He served two years in prison and has been keeping a low profile ever since.
Katie Bell – Georgina Leonidas
Katie Bell, played by Georgina Leonidas, first appeared in The Half-Blood Prince and returned in The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 to win the hearts of thousands with her short yet remarkable performance portraying torture at the hands of the Opal Necklace. She went on to pursue a career in acting after Harry Potter and won well-deserved fame. She is best known for her performance in the TV show The Basil Brush, among other shows, including Holby City, Father Brown, and more.
Barty Crouch Sr. – Roger Lloyd Pack
Barty Crouch Sr was a ruthless wizard known to fight fire with fire. Roger Lloyd Pack has done an excellent job in the portrayal of this character. The actor is also known for his performances in Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley. He is another star who the acting community has lost along the way. After serving the entertainment industry with hundreds of performances over the span of five decades, Roger passed away in January 2014.
James Potter – Adrian Rawlins
Harry Potter’s late father James Potter is played by British Actor Adrian Rawlins. James Potter and his wife Lily Potter’s lives were tragically ended by Lord Voldemort in front of their infant son, Harry. He was part of the Marauders. Adrian Rawlins has had a prolific career since. He has starred in 29 films/TV shows, including Chernobyl and The Woman in Black, although the Harry Potter series is the most successful one he’s had a role in to date.
Fleur Delacour – Clémence Poésy
Fleur Delacour, a competitor from another school, was portrayed by Clémence Poésy. She made her first appearance in The Goblet of Fire, the fourth film of the franchise. This French actress has remained consistent with her work after the series was over. She worked in a number of films, including In Bruges, Heartless, and 127 Hours. However, her career expands beyond the film industry. She has featured in several magazines, both French and international. Her latest film Tenet, which was directed by Christopher Nolan, is to be released in the summer of 2020.
Amos Diggory – Jeff Rawle
“That’s my son! That’s my boy!” are the cries that we remember all too well. Jeff Rawle does not get nearly enough credit for how much he stole the scene in The Goblet of Fire, as he portrays Amos Diggory reacting to his child’s passing. His performance makes our hearts ache to this day. Active since the 1970s, Jeff Rawle has performed in numerous films and television shows. His best works include Drop the Dead Donkey, Hollyoaks, and Billy Liar.
Severus Snape – Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman had made quite a name for himself with his appearance in Die Hard, Galaxy Quest, and Sense and Sensibility. He later rose to the top of his game for his portrayal of Severus Snape, an uptight potions professor in Harry Potter. He managed to make the whole audience cry as Snape sacrificed his life for Harry in the eighth film of the series. Tragic news surfaced in January 2016 when Rickman, after years of fighting pancreatic cancer, passed away.
Vernon Dursley – Richard Griffiths
While many of us know Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon, he was well-known way before the Harry Potter franchise due to his notable performances in Gandhi, Sleepy Hollow, and more. He even made some remarkable appearances while filming Harry Potter, including films like Lost in Love, and Bedtime Stories. After Harry Potter, Griffiths joined Pirates of the Caribbean, another major franchise. Griffiths passed away in 2013 following complications from cardiac surgery. His final role was in About Time.
Argus Filch – David Bradley
The man who terrifies the hallways of Hogwarts, for better or worse, Argus Filch was introduced to us in the first film of the franchise. We have been witness to David Bradley’s exceptional performances time and again; from Argus Filch to Walder Frey. He is currently working on the television series Great British Menu as a guest judge. He is also lending his voice to Mister Gepetto in an upcoming animated movie adaptation of Pinocchio.
Seamus Finnigan – Devon Murray
Devon Murray’s journey with Harry Potter had a dramatic beginning. The young actor had almost simultaneously won two roles, one in Harry Potter and one in Gangs of New York. Thank Goodness he was chosen for the former! He has worked on a few other projects while working on the franchise. However, he did not pursue acting after his Harry Potter years. Murray does remain connected with his fans through social media to this day.
Nearly Headless Nick – John Cleese
John Cleese’s character “Nearly Headless Nick” may have been largely overlooked in the Harry Potter films, but his humorous portrayal of the Gryffindor ghost was entertaining to those who did notice. It was especially amusing when he tried but failed to join the Headless Hunt. In real life, John Cleese co-founded the surreal comedy troupe Monty Python. He has played in Monty Python’s Flying Circus, as well as three Monty Python films and the immensely successful Fawlty Towers series.
Mundungus Fletcher – Andy Linden
Although not the most beloved character in the series, Andy Linden made sure to make the best use of what little screen time he was given in portraying the powerful influence of Mundungus Fletcher in the storyline. His acting career began in the mid-1990s and he remains active till today. He has worked on numerous films and television shows including Oliver Twist, Stella, Count Arthur Strong, The Visitor, Not Going Out, and many more.
Dolores Umbridge – Imelda Staunton
Fans who have read Harry Potter first and loved to hate the villain Dolores Umbridge were absolutely satisfied by Imelda Staunton’s performance in the films. She is just how we imagined the character would be and more! After the perfect portrayal, Imelda received numerous offers to star in theater roles and films. She was nominated for an Olivier Award five times. As we know, fifth time’s the charm! She finally won an award for her performance in Gypsy.
Fenrir Greyback – Dave Legeno
You cannot relate the real-life Dave Legeno to his werewolf character Fenrir Greyback, but that does not change the fact that Dave is a brilliant actor! In his short-lived career of only twenty years, Dave had worked on some successful movies and TV shows, including Batman Begins, The Raven, Bonded by Blood, and, finally, Last Knights, before tragically passing away in 2014 due to heatstroke. Dave is another talent we lost too soon.
Fred Weasley – James Phelps
Fred Weasley of the iconic Weasley Twins was portrayed by James Phelps. The duo, one day, decided to skip school to attend the Harry Potter auditions. Aren’t we all beyond thankful that they did?! The roles were so consistent with their personalities that they only had to dye their hair from brown to ginger and were set to go! James’ acting career expanded beyond the franchise. He continues to perform in TV shows and films to this day, fusing mischief, comedy and brilliance.
George Weasley – Oliver Phelps
Oliver Phelps is the other twin who portrayed George Weasley, alongside his brother James. And they have “mischief managed” their way into our hearts. The famous duo found it difficult to work individually even after the series ended and continued working alongside each other starring in shows and films, like Kingdom, Danny and the Human Zoo, and more. However, Oliver eventually decided to quit acting and is now pursuing travel and sports blogging, creating web content.
Viktor Krum – Stanislav Yanevski
Bulgarian actor Stanislav Yanevski played the role of Victor Krum. He made his first appearance in The Goblet of Fire and immediately won a lot of the ladies’ hearts with his strong build. We all watched in awe as he took stunning Hermione to the Yule Ball. Yanevski has had quite a low profile acting career after Harry Potter. He appeared in only nine episodes of the TV show Undercover and three episodes of Sofia Residents in Excess. He is supposed to attend LeakyCon Orlando this summer.
Gilderoy Lockhart – Kenneth Branagh
If there was anything consistent in the Harry Potter franchise, it has to be the fact that they would bring a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in every movie. Kenneth was brought in on The Chamber of Secrets, and he was one of the most notable additions to the franchise’s crew of British actors. Besides his role in Harry Potter, he directed and starred in a number of Shakespearean adaptations, including Henry V, Othello, Hamlet, and more, winning numerous nominations for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
Padma Patil – Afshan Azad
Although Afshan Azad’s performance in the Harry Potter franchise was short-lived, she did justice to the shy character of Padma Patil. Fans were saddened as she decided to stop pursuing acting after Harry Potter. In her defense, she fell victim to domestic issues with her own brother and had to manage her personal life. However, she maintained a good relationship with the cast, and fellow actors Bonnie Wright and Kattie Leung even attended her wedding in 2018.
Parvati Patil – Shefali Chowdhury
Shefali Chowdhury portrayed Parvati Patil in three of the eight Harry Potter films. She made her first appearance in The Goblet of Fire, looking stunning for the Yule Ball. She later returned for The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince. Like the actor of her in-film twin sister, Azad, Shefali too did not continue with her acting career. Her roles after Harry Potter include only three short films, two of which were released in 2015 and one in 2019.
Remus Lupin – David Thewlis
This fierce wolf might have seemed like an enemy of Harry’s in The Prisoner of Azkaban, but Remus soon became a close ally. Funnily enough, David Thewlis actually auditioned to play Peter Pettigrew but ultimately landed the part of Remus instead. Since his time as Remus, Thewlis has stayed very busy in both film and TV, appearing in movies such as Wonder Woman. He also had a prominent role in season three of Fargo as the villain VM Varga. Thewlis will also star in Avatar 3.
Cho Chang – Katie Leung
Early on in the story, Harry actually develops a close bond with Cho Chang, so much so that in The Order of the Phoenix, they end up having a pretty steamy kiss! Right in front of Cedric Diggory’s picture as well! Truth be told, the Harry Potter films are the biggest features that Chang has been a part of. Though she did have a minor role in the film T2 Trainspotting as a nurse. She has also done a lot of theater work since.
Peter Pettigrew – Timothy Spall
Who could forget good old Peter Pettigrew? This seemingly friendly individual ends up revealing himself as the guy who can transform into a rat and ultimately helped Voldermort come back into power. Since hanging up his rat suit, Spall has starred in films such as Alice Through the Looking Glass. His role in the film Mr. Turner also earned him many accolades. Spall will reprise the voice role of Nick in the upcoming sequel to the classic animation film Chicken Run.
Mad-Eye Moody – Brendan Gleeson
It’s not just Domhnall Gleeson who was involved in the Harry Potter series. His dad, Brendan Gleeson, had an even more integral role in the films, playing the eccentric Mad-Eye Moody. Sadly, Alastor passes in The Deathly Hallows Part 1 while helping Harry in the Battle of the Seven Potters. While his sons have nearly eclipsed him in terms of fame, Brendan Gleeson has still remained busy in the world of acting. The Irish star has appeared in movies such as Calvary, Edge of Tomorrow, and Paddington 2, to name a few!
Sybill Trelawney – Emma Thompson
Best remembered for her crazy eyes, Sybill Trelawney is the Divination teacher who first appears in The Prisoner of Azkaban. She also appears in The Order of the Phoenix, as well as The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Shortly after concluding her role as Sybill, Emma Thompson landed the role of Agent O in the blockbuster Men in Black III. Since then, she has starred in films such as Saving Mr. Banks and Bridget Jones’s Baby. She will also star in the movie Cruella.
Horace Slughorn – Jim Broadbent
Upon first glance, Horace Slughorn seems like a friendly wizard, which he is. But it is soon revealed that the potions master was responsible for telling Voldemort about Horcruxes when he was a student. Since Harry Potter, Jim Broadbent also landed a minor role on another fantasy series, but this time, on TV. He played Archmaester Ebrose in Season 7 of Game of Thrones. He has also starred in movies such as Brooklyn, Paddington, and most recently, an adaptation of King Lear.
Ginny Weasley – Bonnie Wright
While many fans of the books and the movies were hoping for Harry to end up with Hermione, it kind of ended up making sense when it was actually Ron’s sister, Ginny Weasley, who would ultimately steal his heart. Unlike many of her co-stars from the Harry Potter film franchise, Bonnie Wright hasn’t exactly built on her acting career since her time as Ginny Weasley. However, she has been keeping fairly busy directing a variety of music videos.
Young Tom Riddle – Hero Fiennes Tiffin
While Ralph Fiennes was unforgettable as Lord Voldemort, there was also some talented child actors who played younger versions of the dark lord. One of these was Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who is actually the nephew of Ralph! A few years after his time as Tom Riddle, Hero Fiennes Tiffin actually starred alongside Kathrine Langford’s sister Josephine in the romantic drama After. Despite the film being slammed by critics, it was a commercial success and Tiffin will star in the upcoming sequels.
Molly Weasley – Julie Walters
This pureblood witch is responsible for arguably the biggest wizarding family in the entire story – the Weasleys. Molly is a strong character who ends up vanquishing Bellatrix Lestrange in The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Until this very day, Julie Walters has managed to stay relevant in the world of acting, having starred in films such as Brooklyn, Paddington 2, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. She most recently starred in a remake of The Secret Garden, which also starred the likes of Colin Firth.
Xenophilius Lovegood – Rhys Ifans
To be fair, Rhys Ifans appears pretty late in the game, playing Xenophilius Lovegood in The Deathly Hallows Part 1. It is here though that he teaches Harry about the symbol that the movie is named after, so he plays a pretty important role in the plot. Shortly after his time in the Harry Potter series, Ifans had roles in films such as The Five Year Engagement and The Amazing Spider-Man. In 2021, he will star as Rasputin (of all people) in The King’s Man.
Reginald Cattermole – Steffan Rhodri
Before becoming known Ministry of Magic employee Reginald Cattermole in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, actor Steffan Rhodri was known for another profession – bus driver. The Welsh actor is well-known for his role as bus driver Dave Coaches in the BBC Three sitcom, Gavin & Stacey. Though he is remembered for that comedic role, Rhodri is quite the versatile actor. He was most recently in Netflix’s The Last Kingdom and the horror film Don’t Breathe 2.
Scabior – Nick Moran
Actor Nick Moran seems to excel at playing the bad guy. Known as Eddie the card shark in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, he took on another dark role as a Snatcher named Scabior in both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Moran is one of England’s most celebrated actors with an extensive resume. From theater to directing, Moran has played a major role in British cinema. He was most recently seen in the action film Nemesis and recently directed the film Creation Stories.
Fat Friar – Simon Fisher Becker
There aren’t many actors who would be able to pull off the role of a character named The Fat Friar, but veteran actor Simon Fisher Becker is extremely talented. Though the jovial ghost of the Hufflepuff House is mentioned throughout the book series, he only appears in the film version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Simon Fisher Becker has acted in a variety of roles including on the cult sci-fi show Doctor Who. He has most recently voiced the character Agent Tony Simon/Dracmar on the sci-fi radio drama The Hawk Chronicles.
Lee Jordan – Luke Youngblood
Most Harry Potter fans recognize Lee Jordan as the prankster and Quidditch game commentator of the Harry Potter series. Though he was frequently seen sporting the colors of the Gryffindor house, Youngblood is quite interested in fashion. After starring in the fantasy films, he appeared on the fashion reality show Project Catwalk and attended the London College of Fashion. He has recently voiced characters in the films, Baby Shark’s Big Show and Do, Re & Mi.
Lily Potter – Geraldine Somerville
Though Lily Potter only appears briefly in the film adaptation of the Harry Potter series, she plays a pivotal role in the story. As the mother of Harry Potter, Lily’s spirit provides him with strength and comfort. Lily Potter is played by Irish actress Geraldine Somerville. Since taking part in Harry Potter, she has starred in Kiss Me First, The Gentlemen, and Christmas in the Highlands.
Moaning Myrtle – Shirley Henderson
Though she may have appeared young as the pigtail-sporting ghost haunting the bathrooms at Hogwarts, Moaning Myrtle was actually played by seasoned actress Shirley Henderson. The award-winning Scottish actress played the role of Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and reprised her role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Since then, Henderson has appeared in a variety of television and film productions including lending her voice to Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker. She will soon appear in the thriller See How They Run.
Professor Pomona Sprout – Miriam Margolyes
Though many younger fans recognize actress Miriam Margolyes as the dowdy professor of herbology in the Harry Potter films, Margolyes is one of the most Britain’s most accomplished actresses. Margolyes is an award-winning actress with an impressive stage and screen background. Known for her voice, she has recorded many audiobooks and has voiced many commercials and animated characters. She has appeared in the BBC One drama, Call the Midwife, and the documentary Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland. She most recently appeared in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.
Olympe Maxime – Frances de la Tour
Olympe Maxime is introduced in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the elegant, yet intimidating, headmistress of the French wizarding school, Beauxbatons Academy. Played by veteran stage and film actress, Frances de la Tour, her character is hard to forget. After reprising her role in the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, she has continued to work steadily in television and film. In 2016, she starred in the historical drama Outlander. She most recently appeared in the British crime drama Professor T.
Amycus Carrow – Ralph Ineson
Known for his deep voice and intense screen presence, it’s no surprise that actor Ralph Ineson was cast as the sadistic Death eater, Professor Amycus Carrow. In the final three Harry Potter films, Carrow attempts to destroy Hogwarts and bring chaos to the wizarding world. It seems that Ralph Ineson has made a career out of playing similarly dark characters. Since appearing in the Harry Potter series, he has starred in HBO’s Game of Thrones and Chernobyl. He will soon appear in the upcoming film, The Northman.
Romilda Vane – Anna Shaffer
Initially known for her being infatuated with fellow Gryffindor, Harry Potter, Romilda Vane later shows her worth during the Battle of Hogwarts. Played by British actress, Anna Shaffer, Vane appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Though young, Shaffer has already appeared in a variety of film and television roles. After starring in the Harry Potter films, Shaffer has most recently been seen in another fantasy book adaptation – The Witcher.
Quirinus Quirrell – Ian Hart
Harry Potter’s first villain! Ian Hart or, as we call him, Professor Quirrell, did a tremendous job in portraying a nervous yet determined villain who was ready to take on the magical world. Although Quirrell’s mission in the franchise failed, his acting career has remained quite successful to this day. Hart has performed in some recognizable TV shows since his last appearance in the Harry Potter franchise including Bates Motel, The Terror, The Bridge, and more.
Helena Ravenclaw – Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald first appeared in the last movie of the franchise The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as the Grey Lady or Helena Ravenclaw. She made our list for her brilliant performance and her notable contribution to the plot in a very short time. Kelly’s acting career began in 1996 and she has delivered some amazing characters since then. She is known for her roles in Brave, Black Mirror, and Intermission. She also performed in the 2005 film The Girl in the Cafe, and won an Emmy Award for it.
Nymphadora Tonks – Natalia Tena
Metamorphmagus Nymphadora Tonks was an Auror who fell in love with werewolf Remus Lupin and died alongside him in the final war. She liked to wear her hair short, spiky and bubble-gum colored and also preferred being called by her surname only. Nymphadora Tonks was one of the coolest characters in Harry Potter, made even cooler because she was played by real-life musician Natalia Tena, lead singer of Molotov Jukebox. Besides this role, she has acted in some pretty big roles. This includes her part as the wildling Osha in the much-talked-about TV series Game of Thrones.
Gregory Goyle – Josh Herdman
Gregory Goyle may have been a gormless goon in the Harry Potter films, but Josh Herdman is a mixed martial artist in real life. He followed in his father Martin Herdman’s footsteps by becoming an actor but also pursuing a separate career. While his father was a Rugby league footballer, Josh chose to learn MMA. However, he is also still an actor, with roles in the 2018 Robin Hood film as well as British detective series Marcella and action TV series Alex Rider.
Rufus Scrimgeour – Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy made a cameo in The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Although his performance was brief, it was impactful. We’ve all watched at least one other film starring Bill Nighy, whether we know it or not! This English actor was first widely recognized for his role in a mini-series The Men’s Room in 1991 and has had a tremendous career working in theatre, film, and television ever since. Some of his notable works include Pirates of the Caribbean, Love Actually, and Underworld.
What Are The Women of Two And A Half Men Up To Now?
Although the show was called Two and a Half Men, plenty of women graced the screens. Throughout the twelve seasons of the show, we saw many notable faces, but who were the ones that fell for the guys’ tricks?
Teri Hatcher as Liz | Then
Judith’s complicated relationship with Alan got even more twisted when her sister Liz paid them a visit. Liz and Charlie previously got together at Alan and Judith’s wedding, but Charlie did not remember the incident. Liz, however, was over Charlie and instead decided to try and get with Alan, a decision which hurt her sister. It later came out that Alan initially wanted Liz before he began dating Judith. However, when the two ended up in a room together, nothing happened.
Teri Hatcher as Liz | Now
Terri Hatcher has had an incredibly successful career in acting. She portrayed Lois Lane on the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Paris Carver in the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, and for her leading role in Desperate Housewives, she won a Golden Globe, three SAG awards and a Primetime Emmy nomination. Recently, Hatcher has appeared in The Odd Couple and Supergirl.
Allison Janney as Beverly | Then
After Alan met Beverly on a dating website, he decided to lie and claim that the house belonged to him in an attempt to impress her. Alan didn’t come clean until Beverly opened up about her failed marriages, leading Alan to feel guilty about lying to her. When he finally admitted the truth, Beverly didn’t seem to care and they continued with their relationship. However, things finally ended when Charlie walked in on Alan being tied up by Beverly.
Allison Janney as Beverly | Now
Janney was a well known actress in Hollywood long before appearing as Alan’s love interest on Two and a Half Men. She also appeared in The West Wing, between the years of 1999-2006, before making the transition to feature films. She has starred in award-winning films including Juno, Hairspray, and The Girl on the Train. Nowadays, the actress plays Anna Faris’ mother on CBS sitcom, Mom, of which she won an Emmy award for.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen Martin | Then
Alan begins dating Larry’s sister Gretchen Martin, but once again, he couldn’t tell the truth about his life. He told her that Jake’s apartment was actually his and that he does not live with Charlie. The lies began racking up and it became to much for Alan to keep up with. When Gretchen found out about the fallacies, she dumped Alan and explained that she was married to a compulsive liar and didn’t want to go through it again.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen Martin | Now
Kimberly had been acting from a young age and one of her most notable roles was opposite Steve Martin in the famous romantic comedy Father of the Bride. In addition, the actress appeared on According to Jim for an impressive eight years. Recently, it was revealed that Kimberly filmed a holiday movie titled The Christmas Train as well as another movie titled Darrow and Darrow.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen Martin | Now
Ming-Na Wen as Linda Harris | Then
Linda was introduced to Charlie after Alan planned a double date for them. Immediately, Charlie was very attracted to Linda but she could see right through his personality and turned his advances down, time and time again. However, things changed when Charlie was charged with a DUI and Linda was the judge that he went up against. Following this incident, she decided to give him another chance, but it didn’t go on for too long.
Ming-Na Wen as Linda Harris | Now
Interestingly, Ming-Na Wen was not new to Hollywood, but she wasn’t used to being in front of a camera too much. This is due to the fact that she voiced the Disney character, Mulan, in both of the movies. She also voiced a character in Sofia the First, and is due to reprise her role as Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. In front of the camera, she has starred in shows including Eureka and SGU Stargate Universe.
Gail O’Grady as Mandi | Then
It was no secret that Charlie loved the ladies and was found it difficult to turn any down that came his way. As a result, when Kandi’s mother turned up at Charlie’s house looking for her daughter, Charlie did not turn down the opportunity to have his way with her. Needless to say, Alan wasn’t thrilled when his brother and mother-in-law started spending time together, but it was typical. After all, Kandi and her mother looked more like sisters than mother and daughter.
Gail O’Grady as Mandi | Now
Prior to appearing on Two and a Half Men, Gail O’Grady appeared on television show American Dreams, and after playing Kandi’s mother, Gail took on roles in Ms. Fields and Revenge.
Paula Marshall as Paula | Then
Alan hadn’t seen much luck in his dating life, so when he met Paula in a nightclub, he thought he had finally met his match. However, Paula dropped a bombshell on Alan and revealed that she used to be a man named Paul, and had a wife named Rachel. Paula later admitted her desire to be in an open relationship leading Alan to date Rachel too. Needless to say, things didn’t end well and the ladies left Alan to go it alone.
Paula Marshall as Paula | Now
Two and a Half Men was not Paula Marshall’s first rodeo in TV and she has also appeared in House, Law and Order, Murder in the First, Switched at Birth, and The Mentalist. In addition to her work on TV, Marshall also appeared in the movie We Love You, Sally Carmichael!
Tammy Lauren as Shannon | Then
At Judith’s second marriage to Herb, Alan met the beautiful Shannon, but he later found out from Charlie that she was previously engaged to Herb. Both Alan and Shannon were hung up on their exes an attempted to make them jealous by faking an intimate moment at the wedding. Shannon took it one step further and screamed out Alan’s name for all of the guests to hear. Their plan didn’t work and neither won back their ex.
Tammy Lauren as Shannon | Now
Outside of her cameo on Two and a Half Men, Lauren had a permanent role on long-running soap opera, The Young and the Restless, playing detective Maggie Sullivan. Tammy has not had as successful a career as some of the other women who appeared on the sitcom, and her most recent work was on an episode of Criminal Minds in 2014.
Maggie Lawson as Ms. McMartin | Then
Just because Charlie was killed off the show, it didn’t mean that Alan, Walden, and Jake would stop their flirtatious ways. When Alan and Walden wanted to adopt a child, they took a liking to social worker, Ms. McMartin. When the men were given a child named Louis, McMartin discovered that they had lied about being eligible to adopt but she forgave them and proceeded to date Alan. However, she quickly changed her mind and decided to move on to Walden instead.
Maggie Lawson as Ms. McMartin | Now
Maggie Lawson had a successful career in acting both before and after appearing in the sitcom Two and a Half Men. She appeared in shows including Psych, Angel From Hell, and The Great Outdoors. In addition, Maggie won the role to play Juliet O’Hara in the film adaptation of Psych, which was released in December 2017.
April Bowlby as Kandi | Then
It came as a shock when she ended up marrying Alan in Vegas and moved in with him. Unfortunately, it all came crashing down when Kandi landed a part in the show Stiffs, forcing her to leave Alan.
April Bowlby as Kandi | Now
After leaving Two and a Half Men, April Bowlby continued to make a name for herself in acting, but this time, she shunned the red head and went blonde. April went on to appear in hit shows including The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and Drop Dead Diva. In addition to TV, April transitioned over to the big screen and is currently filming the movie Love Me or Else alongside Cindy Busby and Jon Prescott.
Jennifer Taylor as Chelsea Melini | Then
Chelsea Melini was one of the most prominent women on the show, particularly due to the fact that she was the first woman Charlie confessed his love for. Despite Charlie putting his heart on the line for the first time, Chelsea grew tired of the playboy and ended up leaving him for Alan’s lawyer.
Jennifer Taylor as Chelsea Melini | Now
When Jennifer was first written into Two and a Half Men, she wasn’t intended to have stolen the heart of the main character on the show, but her appearances became frequent once she did. After her departure from the show, Taylor continued to act, taking on guest roles on series including Shameless, NCIS and Mom.
Jaime Pressly as Tammy | Then
When Jake introduced his new girlfriend to his father, it showed that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. His girlfriend, named Tammy, was the mother of three children and covered in tattoos, as she owned her own parlor. Despite their age gap and different lives, the catalyst for their break up was the fact that Jake had dated Tammy’s daughter, Ashley. In addition, Tammy had also got together with Walden, which complicated things further.
Jaime Pressly as Tammy | Now
Jamie Pressly is a very famous actress in Hollywood and is best known for playing Joy Turner on NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl. She has won one Emmy award and has been nominated for Golden Globes, and SAG awards. Pressly has also starred in a number of movies including Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, Joe Dirt, The Oogieloves, DOA: Dead or Alive, and I Love You, Man. Most recently, she has been starring on CBS sitcom, Mom.
Judy Greer as Bridget Schmidt | Then
Soon after Ashton Kutcher joined Two and a Half Men to take over Charlie’s role, we were introduced to his ex-wife Bridget. Walden took the break-up really hard and Alan found him when he was going to take his own life because of it. Apparently, Bridget found Walden too immature to stay married to but when Walden started dating Zoey, everything changed. Bridget came running back to Walden to get back together.
Judy Greer as Bridget Schmidt | Now
Judy Greer is somewhat of a triple threat and is not just a talented actress. She has appeared in films including What Women Want, The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses and Love & Other Drugs. In addition, she took a position behind the cameras and was the casting director for the Entourage movie. She became a regular feature in Two and a Half Men, playing Walden’s ex-wife and in 2014, she released her first book, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star.
Sophie Winkleman as Zoey Hyde-Tottingham-Pierce | Then
The woman who changed Walden’s attitude about getting back with his ex-wife was Zoey. The British beauty stole Walden’s heart and he became infatuated with her rather quickly. However, everything came crashing down two years later when she declined his marriage proposal. It was later discovered that Zoey had been dating another man during her time with Walden. As an act of revenge, Walden bought Zoey’s daughter a vicious dog for her birthday.
Sophie Winkleman as Zoey Hyde-Tottingham-Pierce | Now
Sophie Winkleman is perhaps one of the highest class cast members as she married English royal Lord Frederick Windsor, who is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth. Despite being a part of the British royal family, she continued to pursue a career in acting and is currently filming a new TV show titled Thrust, which is set for release in 2018. She has also appeared in CSI: Miami in 2011 and Milo Murphy’s Law in 2016.
Diora Baird as Wanda | Then
Baird took on the part of Wanda on one episode on Two and a Half Men, but she made quite the impression with her stunning looks. Baird got her start in showbiz as a model for notable brand Guess and went on to work with the likes of Playboy, which unsurprisingly earned her much more attention. In her career on screen, Baird has also starred in romantic comedy Wedding Crashers which starred Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.
Diora Baird as Wanda | Now
Since her short stint on Two And A Half Men, Baird has starred in a couple of funny videos with website Funny Or Die and in 2014, she played a large role in film Beautiful Girl as an adult film actress. In addition, she had a recurring role in Cocked on Amazon alongside Brian Dennehy, Jason Lee, Dreama Walker, and Sam Trammell.
Krista Allen as Olivia Pearson | Then
Things went from bad to worse for Charlie when he turned up at his mother’s house for a dinner with her boyfriend and his daughter, Olivia. As it turns out, Olivia and Charlie had previously dated and it didn’t end well for them. The dinner got incredibly uncomfortable and drinks started going flying. As if things could not have got more awkward, Evelyn was on the receiving end of being dumped, as her boyfriend left her for a younger woman.
Krista Allen as Olivia Pearson | Now
Krista Allen had a successful career which started back in the 90s. She started out with a role on long running soap opera Days of Our Lives which has been running for an impressive 53 seasons. Moreover, she has also taken on parts in the original Baywatch, as well as the feature film The Final Destination and Anger Management. Allen was recently cast in the movie Best Mom as well as the comedy Eleven Eleven.
Heather Locklear as Laura | Then
Charlie hasn’t always had the best of taste when it comes to picking women, and going for Laura was a bad idea. She was Alan’s lawyer during his divorce from Judith but things turned sour when Charlie promised her that he would be there for her whenever she wanted, something that was broken very quickly. Laura decided to seek revenge and she took it out on Alan when she ruined the divorce settlement between him and Judith, resulting in him finding a new lawyer.
Heather Locklear as Laura | Now
Heather Locklear was was one of the most famous actresses in the 80s and 90s, most commonly known for her roles on Melrose Place and Spin City. Heather has managed to be a constant feature in the tabloids. Nowadays, Heather has taken on roles in Franklin & Bash as well as Too Close to Home and Fresh Off The Boat.
Kimberly Quinn as Donna | Then
Donna and Alan seemed to really hit it off on their double date. The couple continued to date until Alan decided he was bored and wanted to end everything. He went to Charlie for advice on how to cut things off, as his brother was increasingly used to this. After following Charlie’s instructions and letting her down easily, Alan was able to breathe a sigh of relief, but the same couldn’t be said for Linda. She didn’t take it well to say the least.
Kimberly Quinn as Donna | Now
Quinn is most commonly known for her role as Gretchen on the FX television series Terriers, as well as her role as Tess Masterson on the ABC Family series Twisted. In addition, Quinn has made cameos in a number of notable series including Suddenly Susan, Nash Bridges, Diagnosis: Murder, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, House M.D., and CSI: NY. Quinn also worked on the movie St. Vincent.
Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper-Melnick | Then
Marin was a regular feature as the demanding ex-wife of Alan. The exes shared a bizarre relationship as they tried to co-parent their son Jake, and were often butting heads about paying child support and alimony. Alan would often call out Judith for spending that money on cosmetic surgery and luxury goods, rather than on their son. Things got more complicated when Judith found love with Jake’s doctor, but their marriage ended in divorce when she discovered that he was having an affair.
Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper-Melnick | Now
When Two and a Half Men came to a end, Hinkle managed to move on to other successful projects in acting, and took up a part in the CBS series Madam Secretary. Moreover, her other roles have been in Speechless, and as Christine Lonas in a more serious role on Homeland. Hinkle also starred in a number of movies and recently wrapped filming on Before/During/After.
Missi Pyle as Miss Pasternak | Then
When Charlie started dating Miss Pasternak, it worked out in everyones favor as she started giving Jake good grades. Things went from bad to worse for the teacher when she later revealed she was banned from teaching and was dancing for a living now.
Missi Pyle as Miss Pasternak | Now
Pyle has had a very successful acting career and has appeared on many TV shows including Mad About You, Friends, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, Frasier, My Name Is Earl, 2 Broke Girls, Jennifer Falls, and Mom. In addition to acting, Pyle has a passion for music and is one half of country-rock band Smith & Pyle.
Missi Pyle as Miss Pasternak | Now
Kristin Dattilo as Cindy | Then
Charlie managed to charm many women into the bedroom, but one person who wasn’t fooled by his tricks was Cindy. Someone who enjoyed having her in the house however, was Jake, who decided to use some of her best assets to recreate for an art project.
Kristin Dattilo as Cindy | Now
Kristin got her start in acting after playing Yola Gaylen on The Chris Isaak Show from 2001 until 2004. Aside from this, she has also taken up appearances in TV shows including CSI, Dexter, Beverly Hills, 90210, Friends, Grounded for Life, and Veronica Mars. Dattilo can also be recognized through her appearance in the music video of Aerosmith’s 1989 record “Janie’s Got a Gun”.
Jeri Ryan as Sherri | Then
When Sherri came along, it was thought that Charlie had met his match. She was not someone that would fall for his tricks that seemed to work on every other woman Charlie had been with. At first, Sherri’s attitude of playing hard to get way very attractive, but Charlie grew tired of her being one step ahead of him. Eventually, the two called it quits, but not before she tried her luck with Alan, which didn’t work either.
Jeri Ryan as Sherri | Now
Jeri Ryan is best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager. In addition to the sci-fi shows, she had appeared on Major Crimes, Body of Proof, Helix, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey McElroy | Then
Lyndsey played a large part in season seven on the show, playing Alan’s love interest. Throughout the season, they were on-again, off-again and most people forgot how many times they broke up and got back together. Their relationship was founded after Jake befriended Lyndsey’s son, and it safe to say that Alan was thrilled when he met the mother. Unfortunately, Lyndsey’s drinking played a big part in their break up and she moved on to Walden, which became problematic.
Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey McElroy | Now
Courtney Thorne-Smith played Alan’s girlfriend Lyndsey McElroy on the successful sitcom for five years, but prior to this, she took on a role in Ally McBeal between 1997-2002. Since then she has slowed down her acting jobs to focus on her son and husband. After taking a short break, Smith returned to appear in ABC’s new comedy series, Fresh Off The Boat while also taking on animates series roles and lending her voice to Robot Chicken.
Denise Richards as Lisa | Then
Lisa was one of the few women who Charlie called his girlfriend and actually lived in his home. When things became serious, Charlie the commitment-phobe panicked and broke up with Lisa. However, Lisa later got married to someone else but promised to call Charlie if she ever ended it – talk about cursing the marriage before it began! Unsurprisingly, Lisa split and went back to Charlie who tried hard, but not enough to take care of her and her child. Their relationship ended once again.
Denise Richards as Lisa | Now
Denise Richards is also a successful actress in her own right. She is a former fashion model and TV personality. She starred as Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers, Kelly Van Ryan in Wild Things, and a Bond girl in The World Is Not Enough. She was also on the reality show Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
Emmanuelle Vaugier as Mia | Then
When Charlie set his eyes on a lady, nothing would stop him until he conquered his mission and that is exactly what happened when he met dance teacher, Mia. Charlie forced Jake to dance so that he could get closer to the brunette, and agreed to abide by her conditions of giving up meat, smoking, and drinking so that she would go on a date with him. Charlie agreed, but continued to do it all behind her back, resulting in Mia leaving him.
Emmanuelle Vaugier as Mia | Now
When Vaugier’s stint on Two and a Half Men was finished, her career was on the up and she took on roles on TV shows including Lost Girl, One Tree Hill, Rogue, and Mistresses. Her prominence landed her a spot on Maxim’s “Hot 100 list.” In addition, Emmanuelle ventured into movies and appeared in films including Destruction Los Angeles and Washed Away. Nowadays, the 41-year-old actress is working on a thriller titled Masks Don’t Lie, set in Venice, Italy.
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper | Then
One woman that was a constant feature in both Charlie and Alan’s life was their mother, played by Holland Taylor. Their relationship was complicated and Evelyn was only women on the show who could tell her sons exactly what she thought without them leaving her. Despite having a reputation for being a gold-digger and dating older men, purely to steal their assets, she was a big hit with audiences. It was safe to say that Charlie and Alan avoided her at all cost.
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper | Now
Holland Taylor is an extremely recognizable face in Hollywood and has been a prominent actress since the 80s. For her role on Two and a Half Men she has been nominated four times since 2003, for Best Supporting Actress for her role on the TV series Two and a Half Men. In addition, Taylor famously starred in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde, alongside Reese Witherspoon. Today, Taylor is taking on the part of Ida Silver in the show Mr. Mercedes.
Melanie Lynskey as Rose | Then
No one could forget Rose, who fell madly in love with Charlie after they spent the night together, and she couldn’t let him go. Rose developed an obsession with Charlie and wouldn’t take no for an answer, going so far to stalk him at his house. However, things turned around from Rose and Charlie agreed to marry her and the two ran off to Paris together. Unfortunately, it was all too good to be true and Charlie died before they tied the knot.
Melanie Lynskey as Rose | Now
Lynskey’s early films included Sweet Home Alabama, Heavenly Creatures, and Coyote Ugly. However, it wasn’t until later in her career that Rose was cast in leading roles and she ended up starring in films including Hello I Must Be Going, followed by Happy Christmas, The Intervention, and I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
Jenny McCarthy as Courtney Leopold | Then
Just because Charlie’s mother was set to marry Courtney’s father, it did not stop him from dating the beautiful blonde. However, Alan saw a different side of Courtney and warned Charlie of her crazy behavior. Courtney managed to convince Charlie to buy her a Ferrari and give her $50,000, but Charlie did not walk away. Unsurprisingly, it all ended abruptly when Charlie found out that Courtney’s real name was Sylvia and her and her fake father were con-artists.
Jenny McCarthy as Courtney Leopold | Now
McCarthy got her start long before appearing on Two and a Half Men. She found fame as a Playboy bunny before acting as host on an MTV dating show. Following this, she was given her own self-titled show. Aside from being an actress and model, Jenny is an author, screenwriter and activist.
Kelly Stables as Melissa | Then
There has been a recurring theme in Two and a Half Men and many of the women dated both Charlie and Alan. This was no different for Alan’s secretary, Melissa, who started to date Charlie before switching to Alan. However, Alan once again lied about his lifestyle and his relationship with Melissa was still going on when he was living with Lyndsey. Th relationship became complicated when Melissa asked Alan for a raise and health insurance, leading him to end everything via text.
Kelly Stables as Melissa | Now
Following her appearance on Two and a Half Men, Kelly Stables stayed in acting and lent her voice to animated show, W.I.T.C.H, in the character of Will Vandom, as well as appearing in Superstore and Malibu Dan the Family Man. In addition, Kelly has appeared in films such as Horrible Bosses 2 and had a voice role in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. In 2016, Stables was cast in The CW’s No Tomorrow as a recurring cast member.
Brooke Shields as Danielle Stewart | Then
Charlie comes up with a plan and introduces Alan to Danielle in an attempt to get him to find his own house. Charlie was well aware of Danielle’s past and thought Alan was the man she should settle for. However, after the two ended up having a heart to heart, Charlie decided that Danielle was better off with him and the brothers ended up fighting over her. In a turn of events, Alan and Charlie stuck together and kicked Danielle out.
Brooke Shields as Danielle Stewart | Now
Brooke Shields had been acting long before Two and a Half Men after starting out as a child star, taking on modeling and commercials. Shields is now well into her 50’s and has starred in TV shows including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Middle, and Hannah Montana just to name a few. In 2017, Shields reprised her recurring role in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit starting in Season 19.
Justine Eyre as Gabrielle | Then
Charlie’s house never seemed to be free of drama, that mostly involved women. When Charlie began dating Gabrielle, Alan discovered that Charlie had stolen Alan’s high school girlfriend and instead of putting things in the past, he set his sights on stealing Gabrielle from Charlie. After his plan of action went swimmingly well, Alan backtracked and decided it was uncomfortable, so broke it off. When he returned home, he found Charlie in bed with the high school girlfriend!
Justine Eyre as Gabrielle | Now
Justine Eyre’s profile was not increased through her stint on Two and a Half Men, but she has appeared on other TV shows including Mad Men, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and CSI: Miami. However, Eyre has not appeared in anything since 2016, which makes many people wonder what and if she will she continue acting.
Conchata Ferrell as Berta | Then
Other than his mother, the other stable woman with no romantic connection in Charlie’s life was of course the housekeeper, Berta. Although Charlie and Berta often butt heads over Berta’s sharp-tongue and cynical attitude, she is the responsible and caring mother figure in the household. Berta was increasingly popular with the fans and producers kept her on when Walden took over from Charlie to be their permanent maid. Berta appeared in every season of the show.
Conchata Ferrell as Berta | Now
After becoming a main character and appearing in all 12 seasons, Berta will always be recognized for her hilarious role in Two and a Half Men. In 2005 and 2007, she was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Ferrell has also appeared on Broadway in 2011 and in 2015, Conchata appeared in the movie Krampus. Most recently in 2017, she was reunited with ex co-star, Ashton Kutcher, to star in TV series The Ranch.