25 Years Later, Here's What the Cast of My So-Called Life Is Up to Now

My So-Called Life may have only lasted for one season, but its impact was huge for its cast and for teen pop culture as a whole. The teen drama proved to be a major launching board for the careers of several of its stars, including a future Emmy winner and a future Oscar winner! While some of the show's cast members have retreated to more private lives in recent years — or, in one case, to a literal aristocratic title — others have continued on to have A-list careers. Curious about what your faves are up to these days? We've rounded up the important info about all of My So-Called Life's most notable cast members. Keep reading to see where your favorite stars have landed!

Claire Danes as Angela Chase
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Claire Danes as Angela Chase

Danes snagged her first leading role as Angela Chase, the identity-seeking protagonist and narrator of the show. An impressive actor right out the gate, she won her very first Golden Globe in 1995 for her portrayal of Angela.

Claire Danes Now
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Claire Danes Now

Danes's career hasn't slowed down at all in the decades since My So-Called Life first aired. Her best known role in recent years is as CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the drama Homeland, which won her two Emmys and two Golden Globes. She has two sons with her husband, actor Hugh Dancy.

Bess Armstrong as Patty Chase
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Bess Armstrong as Patty Chase

Armstrong's Patty was an unusually tough, outspoken sitcom mom: a business owner who employed her own husband and wasn't afraid to speak her mind.

Bess Armstrong Now
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Bess Armstrong Now

Armstrong (pictured above, far right) has continued to work very consistently in television, with guest and recurring roles on shows including House of Lies, NCIS, Switched at Birth, Scandal, and S.W.A.T. She's also stayed close with some of her former costars: she's pictured here at TV daughter Danes's side when Danes got her Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2015.

Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano
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Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano

Leto played Jordan Catalano, a rebellious bad boy who hides a secret behind his image.

Jared Leto Now
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Jared Leto Now

Like his TV love interest Danes, Leto has gone on to a fairly acclaimed career. He won an Oscar in 2013 for Dallas Buyers Club and recently played the iconic supervillain the Joker in Suicide Squad. He's also the lead singer for Thirty Seconds to Mars, a rock group that also features his brother Shannon.

Wilson Cruz Now
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Wilson Cruz Now

Cruz continues to play groundbreaking gay characters: as Dr. Hugh Culber, he's half of a major gay couple on Star Trek: Discovery (opposite fellow Rent alum Anthony Rapp). Over the years, he's had roles on other major shows as well, including Grey's Anatomy and 13 Reasons Why.

A.J. Langer as Rayanne Graff
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A.J. Langer as Rayanne Graff

Langer played Rayanne Graff, Angela's rebellious best friend. Her life has definitely taken the most unexpected turn: she married into the British aristocracy and is now known as Allison Joy Courtenay, Countess of Devon! There are no recent photos of her, as she's busy leading a life far, far from Hollywood.

Lisa Wilhoit as Danielle Chase
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Lisa Wilhoit as Danielle Chase

Wilhoit portrayed Danielle, Angela's snarky, overlooked little sister.

Lisa Wilhoit in 2005
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Lisa Wilhoit in 2005

Although Wilhoit continued to act until 2017, she kept a much lower profile and leaned heavily into voice work rather than being on screen. Since 2017, she's retired from acting and has stepped away from the public eye completely.

Devon Gummersall as Brian Krakow
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Devon Gummersall as Brian Krakow

Gummersall played awkward, intelligent Brian, a member of the central group of friends but somewhat alienated from them, too.

Devon Gummersall Now
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Devon Gummersall Now

Gummersall has continued acting over the last couple of decades, most recently with roles in Mad Men, Criminal Minds, and The Last Ship. He's also turned to directing, including some episodes of the ABC/CMT drama Nashville.

Tom Irwin as Graham Chase
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Tom Irwin as Graham Chase

Irwin played Graham, Angela and Danielle's soft-spoken father who toys with the idea of stepping outside his marriage.

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Tom Irwin Now

Irwin has racked up the guest appearances in the years since My So-Called Life. He spent 2013 to 2016 playing Adrian Powell on the Lifetime drama Devious Maids, and he recurred on the ABC Family drama Chasing Life as well. You can catch him on Apple TV+'s new series, The Morning Show.

Devon Odessa as Sharon Cherski
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Devon Odessa as Sharon Cherski

Odessa's Sharon was Angela's best friend growing up, but their friendship frays when Angela begins hanging out with Rayanne.

Devon Odessa Now
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Devon Odessa Now

Unlike many of her costars, Odessa isn't doing as much acting these days. Her last major credit was a guest spot on Private Practice in 2011. However, she did stay close to her My So-Called Life family.

"Winnie [Holzman, the show's creator] married my husband and me in 2008. Claire and I were both in each other's weddings," she told Elle in 2016.