Which Gossip Girl Star Has the Most Acting Potential? It's crazy to think that many stars of teen dramas from my youth are now successful Hollywood actors. Take Dawson's Creek, for example. I'm not sure I would have guessed back then that Michelle Williams would grow up to be as respected an actress, Oscar nod and all. In fact, a lot of Dawson's alumni are doing pretty well for themselves these days (Katie's on Broadway, Joshua Jackson stars in Fringe . . . James Van Der Beek could use a job, though).