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The Cast of My So Called Life - Where Are They Now?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 5

My So Called Life

My So Called Life was a ground breaking short lived television series in the mid 90's. It touched upon many issues such as homosexuality, runaways, drug addiction, child abuse, and adultery. Time Magazine even listed it as one of the Top 100 Television Shows of All Time. At the time, the cast featured a number of up and coming actors. Where Are They Now?

Claire Danes

Claire Danes - My So Called Life
Claire Danes

Claire Danes played the main character, Angela Chase, in this series. She was awarded both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance. Claire Danes has seen much success since the show, and has starred in such movies as Brokedown Palace, Shopgirl, Terminator 3, and Temple Grandin. She is currently starring in the recurring Showtime series 'Homeland'. 

 

Jared Leto

Jared Leto - My So Called Life
Jared Leto

Jared Leto played the infamous Jordan Catalano. This role led Jared Leto to hearthrob status. Jared Leto has had much success since My So Called Life, starring in such films as Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, American Psycho, and Panic Room. He is currently the lead singer for the popular rock band '30 Seconds to Mars'. 

 

A.J. Langer

A.J. Langer
A.J. Langer

A.J. Langer played the mischievous Rayanne Graff. A.J. Langer has led a modest career, mostly focusing on television. She took several years off to raise two children with her husband, but is now back in the spotlight playing Erica Warner on the hit television series, 'Private Practice'. 

 

Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz played the groundbreaking homosexual character of Rickie Vasquez. In addition to playing a gay man on television, he is openly out and proud. Wilson Cruz has done a lot of work in the LGBT community to further gay rights. Wilson Cruz's acting has been sparse, making appearances on television shows such as Grey's Anatomy and The West Wing. He has also starred in such films as He's Just Not that Into You and Party Monster. 

 

Devon Gummersall

Devon Gummersall
Devon Gummersall

Devon Gummersall played the character of Brian Krakow. Devon Gummersall went on to play a diverse amount of roles in such television series as The L Word, CSI: New York, Drop Dead Diva, and currently on Fairly Legal. 


Devon Odessa

Devon Odessa
Devon Odessa

Devon Odessa played uptight character of Sharon Cherski. Devon Odessa also has had limited work, mostly in television. She has starred in such series as Private Practice and That's So Raven. 


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Comments

May 6, 2012 6:30am
jjhansen
I loved this series - great to hear about all the actors. Of course we all know about Clare Danes and Jared Leto, but lovely to see that some of the other actors have led quietly successful careers too!
May 6, 2012 5:25pm
ShellyD
I loved My So-Called Life! Claire Danes was great in Little Women, too. Good to know other people appreciate this short-lived show.
May 7, 2012 6:10pm
jimformation
Loved this show. Thanks!
May 7, 2012 6:10pm
jimformation
Loved this show. Thanks!
Jul 19, 2012 4:53pm
nextyear
Great article. Thanks.
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