Dawson’s Creek was a massive hit from the time it first hit television screens in 1998. It followed the growth of the all-American kid Dawson Leery (played by James Van Der Beek) and his cast of friends as they tried to navigate their lives through their high school years. The show had viewers glued to their television screens for six seasons, but after the show finished, what exactly happened to the stars who had made the previous six years so enjoyable, and what are they up to now?
Let’s find out.
1. James Van Der Beek – Dawson Leery
James played the show’s lead role and title character, Dawson Leery. He was the soft-boiled egg who the group seemed to center around. Since the show ended James has stayed relatively busy as an actor. He went on to star in the 90s football drama Varsity Blues, and he has also had some TV roles in How I Met Your Mother, Ugly Betty, CSI: Cyber, and Criminal Minds.
2. Katie Holmes – Joey Potter
After the success of Dawson’s Creek, Katie had some major success in the movies, and was really making a name for herself before she got married to Tom Cruise and had her daughter Suri. She made her big screen comeback in Batman Begins, and then went on to portray Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys and The Kennedys: Decline and Fall. She made her directorial debut in 2016 with All We Had.
3. Joshua Jackson – Pacey Witter
Likely the most prolific cast member (before the show even started), Joshua Jackson didn’t see nearly as much success after her was done portraying Pacey Witter. He was actually arrested in 2002 for being drunk on a hockey rink which didn’t look good. He has been playing Cole Lockhart in The Affair for a few years, and has appeared in Sky, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Fringe as well.
4. Michelle Williams – Jen Lindley
Since finishing up her role as Jen Lindley, Michelle has starred in a number of very popular movies: Shutter Island, My Week With Marilyn, and Brokeback Mountain. Her most recent film All The Money In The World is about to hit theaters, and it is expected to do quite well.
5. Kerr Smith – Jack McPhee
Kerr wasn’t one of the show’s major stars, but he still left a lasting impression as Jack McPhee, becoming the first openly-gay character to share a kiss on television. He has had a successful television career, appearing in a number of hit shows: SHIELD, CSI: NY, Charmed, and NCIS. Kerr has also been a regular cast member on The Fosters for a number of years.
6. Meredith Monroe – Andie McPhee
Meredith only portrayed Andie McPhee (Jack’s sister) for a few seasons of the show. You might now recognize her from playing Haley Hotchner (Hotch’s wife) in Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in CSI: Miami, and The Mentalist. You might also have noticed that she was in Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon.
Who was your favorite character for the show? Let us know in the comments.