It’s been 20 years since American Pie introduced audiences to a cast of quirky characters and captured both the awkwardness and horniness of teenage years.
The raunchy, Paul Weitz-directed comedy was released July 9, 1999, and follows a group of high-school guys as they embark on various sexual misadventures, determined to lose their virginity by the end of senior year.
Grossing more than $235 million worldwide from an $11 million budget, the R-rated Universal movie spawned three more films: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003) and American Reunion (2012).
Read on to see what the stars of the original American Pie are up to now.
Alyson Hannigan As Michelle Flaherty
After she briefly traded in magic for music in American Pie, Alyson Hannigan continued starring in the Buffy franchise as Willow right up until it ended in 2003, and she also appeared in all of the American Pie sequels.
Natasha Lyonne As Jessica
Back in 1999, American Pie was just one of five films that indie icon Natasha Lyonne starred in and she continued to work hard in the years that followed too. Unfortunately, her battles with drug addiction led to health issues that threatened to end her career prematurely.
Mena Suvari As Heather
American Pie wasn’t the only hit Mena Suvari had in 1999. She also received a BAFTA Award nomination for her work in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty and has appeared regularly in film and TV ever since.
Chris Klein As Chris Ostreicher
After imbuing the ‘kind jock’ trope with unexpected warmth in American Pie, Klein’s career led to some big opportunities in films but these soon petered out in favour of smaller indie releases.
Jason Biggs As Jim Levenstein
Seann William Scott As Steve Stifler
Shannon Elizabeth As Nadia
Eugene Levy as Jim’s Dad
Jennifer Coolidge As Stifler’s Mom
Chris Owen As Chuck Sherman aka The Sherminator
Thomas Ian Nicholas As Kevin Meyers
Eddie Kaye Thomas As Paul Finch
Tara Reid As Vicky Lathum
Although Tara Reid was one of American Pie’s biggest breakout stars at first, roles in flop movies such were soon overshadowed by her party lifestyle.
Reality TV beckoned, until the surprise success of SyFy movie Sharknado reignited Tara’s career.