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Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'

Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
NBCIt's been almost two decades since a wacky family of extraterrestrials landed in Ohio on 3rd Rock from the Sun. Heck, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's ponytail now seems like some weird fable (luckily there's plenty of proof on the Internet). Clearly, a lot has changed since the show's start in 1996.


Catch up with the Solomon family and the humans they grew to love:


Tommy Solomon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'



Current Age:
33
What He's Been Up To:
After losing his pony tail, JGL has gone on to become quite the hearttrobe — and a successful one at that. On top of keeping busy on the big screen, he founded his own online production company called HitRECord and began hosting his own TV series. Next, he'll play French high-wire artist Philippe Petit in The Walk and will transform into Edward Snowden for 2016's The Snowden Files.


Dr. Dick Solomon (John Lithgow)
Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
Current Age: 69
What He's Been Up To: It's already been five years since he played creeper Arthur Mitchell on Dexter, and since then he's been in a slew of movies and shows no signs of slowing down. He was in Interstellar this year and continues to voice The White Rabbit for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. He's currently starring in A Delicate Balance with Glenn Close on Broadway.


Sally Solomon (Kristen Johnston)
Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
Current Age: 47
What She's Been Up To: Johnston has been a steady Hollywood fixture since her 3rd Rock days and has been starring on The Exes since 2011. She'll appear on the big screen in Thrill Ride in 2015.


Harry Solomon (French Stewart)
Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
Current Age: 50
What He's Been Up To: Stewart stuck to his TV roots after his days as Harry and most recently played Chef Rudy in Mom. He's also a new dad — he and wife Vanessa Claire Smith welcomed their daughter Helene Claire in June 2013.


Mr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtin)
Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
NBC/GettyCurrent Age: 67
What She's Been Up To: Curtin had been in the spotlight for decades (she was on SNL from 1975 to 1980, for starters) when she landed her 3rd Rock role and her career is still going strong. She's currently starring on TV's Unforgettable and The Librarians.


Nina Campbell (Simbi Khali)
Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
NBC/GettyCurrent Age: 43
What She's Been Up To: Khali has been in and out of the spotlight since her sitcom days with Lithgow and the crew (she starred on Martin before that, in the early '90s) and her last TV appearance was on a 2012 episode of Weeds. She signed with a talent agency earlier this year, however, so her return to acting could come soon.


Mrs. Mamie Dubcek (Elmarie Wendel)
Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
NBC, CBSCurrent Age: 81
What She's Been Up To: She's in her '80s, but this star looks great and is still working in front of the cameras occasionally. Wendel guest-starred on Johnston's sitcom The Exes this year, voiced Aunt Grizelda for The Lorax in 2012, and was on an episode of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior in 2011.


Officer Don (Wayne Knight)
Then and Now: The Cast of '3rd Rock from the Sun'
NBC/GettyCurrent Age: 59
What He's Been Up To: It's basically one big 3rd Rock reunion on The Exes, as Knight has been starring with Johnston on the show since its start in 2011. He's had tons of roles since playing Officer Don, but he'll likely always be remembered as Seinfeld's Newman.

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