When you look at the sum total of accomplishments of the castmembers of The WB's Dawson's Creek , I have to tell you, they've done surprisingly well for themselves. So...Where Are They Now? James Van Der Beek aka Dawson Leery The Beek was probably Dawson's break-out star at the time when Creek was airing, though since then, Van Der Beek has arguably done the least out of any of the show's 4 big leads. However, that's not to say that he hasn't had some memorable guest appearances on TV shows including Criminal Minds , Ugly Betty , How I Met Your Mother (in a Robin Sparkles music video ) and most recently, One Tree Hill (ironically in a role that is basically a coked up future-version of Dawson Leery). The Beek also was in a few TV movies in recent years and appears to have a few film roles on the horizon for '09. Katie Holmes aka Joey Potter I am sure that never in a million years did any of us imagine during the Creek days that little Joey Potter would eventually become 50% of TomKat, aka Mrs. Tom Cruise. While this is obviously Holmes' largest claim-to-fame since leaving Capeside, lets also not forget a few movie flops (First Daughter and Mad Money), as well as a few successes (Batman Begins and Thank You For Smoking, though Holmes was the widely-accepted weak link of both). Holmes has been busying herself with some stage work (remember, she sings , kinda) in recent times as well as a guest appearance on Eli Stone . There is also of course little Suri Cruise... Michelle Williams aka Jen Lindley Michelle Williams - perhaps more so than any other member of the Creek - has proven in her post-Dawson days that she actually can...gasp ...act! Williams has appeared in an impressive string of films and has been generally praised for her work. Most notably, Williams has appeared in Brokeback Mountain , I'm Not There, Synecdoche, New York and Wendy and Lucy . Williams is also mother to a daughter, whom she fathered with her Brokeback Mountain costar, the late Heath Ledger. The two were briefly engaged. Joshua Jackson aka Pacey Witter I was always a Pacey gal (as so many of us were), so I could not be more thrilled that Jackson is now a lead castmember on freshman Fox series (and mild hit) Fringe . Fringe has been Jackson's biggest post-Creek role to date. He also appeared in a few movies over the last few years, including a few that you may have heard of - Bobby and Shutter. Kerr Smith aka Jack McPhee Kerr Smith has done pretty well for himself, co-starring in two TV series - albeit short-lived ones - E-Ring and Justice . He also has had a string of notable guest appearances on Charmed , CSI: NY and most recently, Eli Stone . Lastly, Smith recently appeared in the unexpectedly popular horror flick, My Bloody Valentine 3-D . He has also maintained his good looks (so says this article's author). So...which Capeside High alum do you think has been the most successful? Your final dose of trivia: Upon scrolling throw the Dawson's Creek IMDb credits , I was reminded that current CW stars Chad Michael Murray ( One Tree Hill ) and Jensen Ackles ( Supernatural ) both had significant guest stints on the program.
Wondering what's become of the stars of WB-produced faves including Veronica Mars , Dawson's Creek , The O.C. , Buffy The Vampire Slayer , Felicity and Gilmore Girls ? Wonder no longer as we present to you a rundown of what has happened to the WB hotties that made high school seem way better than it actually was (or can ever be). Select your show: Veronica Mars - Where Are They Now? Including Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Teddy Dunn and more! Dawson's Creek - Where Are They Now? Including The Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson and Kerr Smith! The O.C. - Where Are They Now? Including Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody and more! Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Where Are They Now? Including Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Oz, Cordelia, Angel, Spike and even Dawn! Felicity - Where Are They Now? Including Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg, and more! Gilmore Girls - Where Are They Now? Including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, the elder Gilmores and all of Rory's men! And now...the most challenging question of all: Which show's stars do you think have had the most collective success since their show's conclusion?
Dawson's Creek - Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek will always have a special place in my heart and the hearts of plenty of others (mainly girls perhaps?) who struggled through high school relationships, awkwardness, and everything else with the kids of the creek. But while the show started out Dawson-focused, the interest in Dawson lasted a little while, but though I personally had a hard time letting go of the Dawson-Joey soul mate wishes, I (and many other Creek fans) quickly fell for Pacey's truly humble and sweet ways. Pacey turned out to be the unexpected hero for Joey (and viewers) who swept us away with that darling smile and that true heart of gold that still wins me over on any repeat I catch, despite that ridiculous 90's haircut! Gilmore Girls - Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano The greatest parts of Gilmore Girls were the great bond between Lorelai and Rory, plus watching Rory grow up as she learned some tough lessons in life and love. Yes, cliche, but with Rory as the most strikingly intelligent romantic on TV, she was a very difficult character not to love. And so hand in hand with this favorite character mention comes that character ever so difficult for Rory not to love: Jess Mariano. Jess was the ultimate soft-hearted bad boy who swept into Rory's sleepy town and his character was very endearing yet heartbreaking which is exactly what every teenage girl watching wanted - come on now, Dean was cute and sweet, but didn't Jess thrill you with his sweet yet confusing writer-bad-boy emotions? Felicity - Javier Clemente Quintata Enough sappiness over the WB guys I crushed on far too much - now Felicity was a bit of a concerning crusher herself, but who kept her head above water all those college years of utter romantic and life confusion? Why her insanely adorable Dean & Deluca boss, Javier! Javier was the perfect more mature shoulder for all the cast to lean on as his need to tear up at any important moment in the lives of those like Felicity and Ben really gave an extra layer of warmth and flavor to the series. The O.C. - Seth Cohen While Ryan Atwood may have been the cool bad boy coming into town on this WB fav, it was geeky foster brother Seth Cohen that left the most impact on many an O.C. lovin' heart! Seth was geeky and awkward, but secretly we all knew he was a very well-adjusted kid with an amazing family who just needed to escape the trendy OC kids to get himself to the perfect college already. Seth wasn't just hilarious in his awkwardness, but incredibly adorable as we learned he was totally in love with the gorgeous and unreachable (not for long!) Summer Roberts. Those endearing qualities along with Seth's quirky wit made him one of the greatest WB characters we've known! Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars While there are many characters to love on Veronica Mars, Veronica deserves to be on this list as it was her snarky detective self who really captured our love for this show! I missed out on VM while it was on the air, and am just now catching up on SideReel, so now through 2 of the 3 seasons, I've found Veronica to be one of the most solid and real female characters (okay, so real teens don't do detective work in their spare time, but personality-wise), of the WB and TV in general. Who knew one girl could save the world, show us it's okay to be a mess and have no friends, yet show us to love those real friends and family like no other! On to Part 2
Let me reveal exclusively that there will be a Dawson's Creek reunion on Fringe ! In an upcoming episode, Mary Beth Peil, who played Jen's loyal Grams on Creek over five years and 128 episodes, will cross paths with Joshua Jackson. (Jackson, of course, made his name as smartaleck Pacey Witter on Dawson's.) Peil's character, Jessica Warren, is important to the Fringe mythology. She's the mother of a young woman who was killed 20 years ago in an explosion at Walter's lab, the incident that led to his incarceration. Jessica shows up when she finds out that Walter has been released from the mental institution. Peil's episode is scheduled to air in January. Source here
Would it be too embarrassing to reveal how much of a touchstone Dawson's Creek was on my own Massachusetts upbringing? Yes? It would? OK then, never mind. Instead, let me reveal exclusively that there will be a Dawson's Creek reunion on Fringe ! In an upcoming episode, Mary Beth Peil, who played Jen's loyal Grams on Creek over five years and 128 episodes, will cross paths with Joshua Jackson's Peter Bishop. (Jackson, of course, made his name as smartaleck Pacey Witter on Dawson's.) Peil's character, Jessica Warren, is important to the Fringe mythology. She's the mother of a young woman who was killed 20 years ago in an explosion at Walter's lab, the incident that led to his incarceration. Jessica shows up when she finds out that Walter has been released from the mental institution. Peil's episode is scheduled to air in January. read from: TvGuide
From the time she arrived in New York City for " All My Sons " rehearsals, Katie Holmes has been the picture of dedication to her craft. And after last night's performance, she was spotted chatting on her mobile phone as she arrived back home. The " Dawson's Creek " darling looked positively beautiful as she passed the paparazzi, sporting a silver jacket overtop a white shirt, with black trousers and black flats. read more
Venturing out into a chilly New York City, Katie Holmes and her adorable daughter Suri were spotted out for a walk earlier today (December 9). The mother-daughter duo were said to be on their way to a party, with the " Dawson's Creek " darling sporting a white blouse, black skirt and black jacket, while Suri wore a white topcoat, both opting for matching silver shoes. read more
Enjoying a night out, as well as each other's company, Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze were spotted out in New York City last night (December 2). The " Dawson's Creek " darling and the iconic indie director looked cozy as they attended the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, holding hands as they went. read more
Bundled up to brave the chilly December weather, Michelle Williams and her daughter Matilda Ledger were spotted out for a walk in Brooklyn, New York this morning (December 2). The " Dawson's Creek " darling and her adorable little girl walked hand-in-hand as they made their way back home after having coffee at a local cafÃ©. read more
Getting in all kinds of quality family time over the past couple of days, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were spotted out once again with their family for lunch earlier today (November 28). The " Valkyrie " stud and his " Dawson's Creek darling treated their daughter Suri and Tom's kids Connor and Isabella to a swanky lunch on Manhattan's Upper East Side, smiling as they passed the paparazzi. read more