Where Are They Now: Dawson’s Creek

Dawson’s Creek premiered on the WB in 1998. The show lasted six seasons and ended in 2003. Dawson’s Creek follows a group of friends as they journey into adulthood. They face things such as divorce, death of friends and family, as well as, dealing with mental disorders. Most importantly, it follows the group through the struggles of teenage love.

James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams play the main characters. However, there are so many characters that are important in the show. Let’s find out what everyone has been up to since Dawson Creek’s last episode.

Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 7Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 7James Van Der Beek played Dawson Leery on the show. After Dawson’s Creek, James had small roles in Criminal Minds, One Tree Hill and How I Met Your Mother. He also starred as himself in the television show, Don’t Trust the B—– in Apartment 23. Furthermore, James starred in made for TV movies, Taken in Broad Daylight and Mrs. Miracle. He is currently playing Elijah Mundo in CSI: Cyber.

James married Kimberly Brook in 2010. Together they have four children.

Katie Holmes played Joey Potter. Joey was Dawson’s childhood best friend. She was also on again off again love interest of Dawson.Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 1

Katie appeared in a cluster of movies from the time that Dawson’s Creek ended to 2011. She played in moves such as First Daughter, Batman Begins and Mad Money. In 2011, Katie played Jackie Kennedy in a television mini-series called The Kennedys. She made in appearance on How I Met Your Mother as well. In 2017, she will reprise her role as Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys After Camelot. Katie will also have a small part in the film A Happening of Monumental Proportions.

Katie married Tom Cruise in 2006. The marriage lasted six years. Katie and Tom divorced in 2012. Together they have a daughter, Suri. Katie confirmed her new relationship to actor, Jamie Foxx in June 2016.

Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 2Michelle Williams played Jennifer Lindley. She was new comer to the fictional town of Capsize. Jennifer moved from New York to live with her grandmother.

Since Dawson’s Creek, Michelle has played in many movies. Some of her biggest roles have been in movies such as Brokeback Mountain, and Oz the Great and Powerful. She also played Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. Michelle appeared in two films in 2016, Manchester by the Sea and Certain Woman. Michell also has two films releasing in 2017, Wonderstruck and The Greatest Showman on Earth.

Michelle dated actor, Heath Ledger from 2004 to 2007. Together, they have a daughter, Matilda.

Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 3Joshua Jackson played Pacey Witter, down on his luck best friend of Dawson and Joey.

Joshua’s biggest roles since leaving Dawson’s Creek have been television roles as well. He has played in several movies such as Shutter and animated film, Racing Stripes. From 2008 to 2013, Joshua also played Peter Bishop in the television series, The Fringe. Currently, Joshua appears on The Affair as Cole Lockhart.

Joshua and girlfriend, Diane Kruger have recently separated after ten years together.

Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 4Kerr Smith joined the cast of Dawson’s Creek in season two as Jack McPhee. Jack was a love interest of Joey Potter. He came out as homosexual in season two as well. He became best friends with Jen Lindley.

After the show, Kerr joined the series, Charmed from 2004 to 2005. He also made appearances in shows CSI: Miami, The Closer, NCIS and Criminal Minds. From 2010 to 2011, he played in Life Unexpected. Recently, he played the biological father of Maia Mitchell in CW show, The Fosters. He has not appeared in anything in 2016.

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Meredith Monroe played Andie McPhee. She also joined in season two. She is Jack’s sister and was the love interest of Pacey. Meredith left the show in season five. Meredith returned for the season finale.

After Dawson’s Creek, Meredith did some made for TV movies and television shows. From 2005 to 2013, she played Haley Hotchner on Criminal Minds. Since then she starred in TV movie, The Husband she met Online. She also appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles, Hart of Dixie and Castle. Meredith has not acted in anything since 2015.

Meredith married her husband Steven Kovovit in 1999. Together they have two children.

Mary-Margaret Humes played Gail Leery, Dawson’s mother. Mary-Margaret appeared in several television shows after Dawson’s Creek. She played in shows like CSI: NY, Criminal Minds and Saving Grace. From 2012 to 2014, she appeared in some TV movies. Mary-Margaret’s most recently film is Chasing Eagle Rock released in 2015.Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 1

John Wesley Shipp played Mitch Leery, Dawson’s father. He left the show in season five of the show. John appeared in some television shows and a few movies after leaving Dawson’s Creek. He has some longer role in shows, One Life to Live and Teen Wolf. He currently is starring in The Flash.

Mary Beth Peil played Jennifer’s grandmother on the show, Evelyn ‘Grams’ Ryan. Since Dawson’s Creek, Mary has appeared in several movies such as The Reagans, The Stepford Wives and Flags of our Fathers. She was also most recently on The Good Wife which lasted seven seasons.

Nina Repeta was Joey’s sister and guardian, Bessie Potter. Nina has not appeared in many films or television shows since Dawson’s Creek. In 2015, she was in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water. She also appeared in television series, The Originals. Nina and her husband, Mike also welcomed a child in 2008.

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Busy Phillips joined the cast in season five as Audrey Liddell, Joey’s college dorm mate. She is also the love interest of Pacey for a little bit.

Busy appeared in television shows Love, Inc and ER after Dawson’s Creek. She also has roles in some movies like White Chick and He’s Just not that into You. From 2009 to 2015, Busy appeared as Laurie Keller in Cougar Town. Starting this year, she will be the television series, Vice Principals.

Busy married Marc Silverstein in 2007. They have two daughters, Cricket and Birdie.

Dylan Neal played Pacey’s brother, Doug Witter. By the end of the show, he is the domestic partner of Jack. Dylan starred in some tv movies and tv shows since Dawson’s Creek. He had larger roles in tv shows like Blood Ties, Wild Roses, and The Arrow. Furthermore, Dylan is currently playing the role of Bob in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. From 2013 to 2015, he also appeared in Cedar Cove on The Hallmark Movie Channel. Dylan married Becky Southwell in 1996. Together, they have two children.Where Are They Now: Dawson's Creek 2

Sasha Alexander played Gretchen Witter, Pacey’s sister. She only appeared in season four. She is also the love interest of Dawson for the season. After Dawson’s Creek, Sasha played Caitlin Todd on TV series, NCIS. She played this role from 2003 to 2005. She also starred in some movies such as He’s Just Not IntoYou and Love Happens. Furthermore, Sasha has found most of her success on the tv screen as well. She appeared in Shameless from 2015 to 2016. She also played Maura Isles from 2010 to 2016 in tv series, Rizzoli & Isles. Sasha married Edoardo Ponti in 2007. They have two children together.

Oliver Hudson, Chad Michael Murray and Jenson Ackles all had multiple episodes on Dawson’s Creek. Oliver went on to play in television shows Rules of Engagement, Nashville and Scream Queens. He also played in Grown Ups 2 in 2013. Chad went on to play in films like Freaky Friday, Cinderella Story and House of Wax. Additionally, he joined the cast of television series, One Tree Hill as Lucas Scott in 2003. That show ended in 2012. He most recently played in CW series, Agent Carter. Jenson had a small role on Smallville. In 2005, he joined the television show, Supernatural. Furthermore, Supernatural is going into season twelve.

There are some honorable mentions that have also appeared on the show. Some of the top names are Scott Foley (Scandal), Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) and Tamara Taylor (Bones). Additionally, Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy Osbourne and band, No Doubt have also appeared on the show. Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Christian Kane (Leverage), Jane Lynch (Glee) and Seth Rogan (Neighbors) also had small cameos on the show.

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