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See What the Cast of 'Popular' Looks Like Now

See What the Cast of 'Popular' Looks Like Now
The WBLong before Ryan Murphy brought us Glee and American Horror Story, there was Popular. The show, Murphy's first TV series, only ran for two seasons (1999-2001), but it helped launch the careers of many stars who are still in the spotlight today.

If there's some cobwebs clouding your '90s TV archive, here's a quick refresher: Brooke (the popular one) is forced to associate with Sam (the unpopular journalist) when their parents meet and fall in love on a cruise ship. Drama ensues at school and at home.

Catch up with the glamazons and wannabes:

Leslie Bibb as Brooke McQueen
See What the Cast of 'Popular' Looks Like Now
The WB, Getty ImagesCurrent Age: 39
What She's Been Up To: Bibb stuck around Hollywood after Popular and has since starred in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Crossing Jordan, Kings, Burning Love, and more. She's currently filming a pilot called Odd Couple.

Carly Pope as Sam McPherson
See What the Cast of 'Popular' Looks Like Now
The WB, Getty ImagesCurrent Age: 34
What She's Been Up To: After her WB stint, the Canadian actress went on to star in Orange County, Two for the Money, Dirt, 24, Outlaw, The Tomorrow People, and is currently starring in the TV series Rush.

Tamara Mello as Lily Esposito
See What the Cast of 'Popular' Looks Like Now
The WB, InstagramCurrent Age: 38
What She's Been Up To: In 1999, Mello also starred in She's All That, as one of Taylor Vaughn's mean girls. After that, she starred in episodes of Strong Medicine, Psych, Childrens Hospital, and most recently appeared on The Mentalist in 2013.

Christopher Gorham as Harrison John
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The WB, Getty ImagesCurrent Age: 40
What He's Been Up To: Since his Popular days, Gorham has had a successful TV career. He was on Felicity, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Ugly Betty, and has been starring as a blind CIA agent on Covert Affairs since 2010.

Fun Fact: He went on to marry co-star Poppita Fresh (Anel Lopez) in real life. They have three children.

Sara Rue as Carmen Ferrara
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The WB, Getty ImagesCurrent Age: 35
What She's Been Up To: Rue is currently taking some time out of the spotlight after welcoming her first child in 2013, but was working steadily in Hollywood up until then. She's now best known for her roles in Less Than Perfect, The Big Bang Theory, Eastwick, Malibu Country, and, most recently, Rules of Engagement.

Bryce Johnson as Josh Ford
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The WB, InstagramCurrent Age: 37
What He's Been Up To: Johnson, his abs, and his good looks are still doing the Hollywood thing. He's been in Lone Star, Death Galley, Dating Rules for My Future Self, and Pretty Little Liars (he was sadly killed off). He currently has a couple of shorts and TV movies in the works.

Tammy Lynn Michaels as Nicole Julian
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The WB, TwitterCurrent Age: 39
What She's Been Up To: Well, Michaels is probably best known these days for her marriage then ugly 2010 divorce from singer Melissa Etheridge. She hasn't acted since 2005, when she starred in TV's Committed.

Ron Lester as Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
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The WB, FacebookCurrent Age: 44
What He's Been Up To: The late '90s were the pinnacle of Lester's acting career, when he starred in Popular, Varisty Blues, and Freaks and Geeks. Since then, he's lost over 300 pounds and is currently pursuing a career in documentary filmmaking.

Leslie Grossman as Mary Cherry
See What the Cast of 'Popular' Looks Like Now
The WB, Getty ImagesCurrent Age: 43
What She's Been Up To: Grossman has a lengthy IMDb page these days. She's starred on What I Like About You, The Jake Effect, 10 Things I Hate About You (TV series), Nip/Tuck, Scandal, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, and is set to appear in a TV movie called Good Session. She also appeared in an episode of Modern Family recently.
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