'10 Things I Hate About You' - where are the 90s teen idols now?

Julia Stiles (Kat Stratford)
Stiles embodied the character of Kat perfectly
Julia hasn't stopped working....
Success on the big and the small screen
A Columbia University graduate
 Larisa Oleynik (Bianca Stratford)
Bianca was desperate to date
Oleynik struggled to find success on the big screen...
...but had constant work in television
Work on Netflix
 Heath Ledger (Patrick Verona)
Heath became a teen-heart-throb thanks to the film
A critically acclaimed actor
Fans were excited to see Ledger in the role of Joker
Gone too soon...
Ledger had a child with Michelle Williams
Andrew Keegan (Joey Donner)
Joey really wanted to date Bianca
A successful film role
Theatre and more films
Did Keegan start a cult???
A busy dad
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Cameron James)
Cameron and his puppy-love for Bianca
An actor valued for his work
Gordon-Levitt also directs...
...and writes
Happily married...
Gabrielle Union (Chastity)
Starring roles on the big screen
Major success on television
A best-selling author
Union is also a mother
Susan May Pratt  (Mandella)
'10 Things' brought her more film opportunities
Plenty of television roles
Pratt married actor Kenneth Mitchell
David Krumholtz (Michael Eckman)
Bernard the Elf
The actor has changed in appearance...
Krumholtz is on HBO's 'The Deuce'
Larry Miller (Walter Stratford)
Mr. Stratford was super strict
Miller was great in 'The Princess Diaries'
Miller took part in an unsuccessful reboot of '10 Things'
Allison Janney (Ms. Perky)
Ms. Perky was hilarious
An award-winning actress on television...
and in films
Daryl Mitchell (Mr. Morgan)
Mitchell was in 'Veronica's Closet'
Despite everything Daryl still is a successful actor
Julia Stiles (Kat Stratford)

Julia Stiles played Kat Stratford, the female lead in the film. Stiles played the role of an anti-social, non-conformist teen who loved to listen to Riot Girl perfectly.

Stiles embodied the character of Kat perfectly

Viewers were delighted when Kat loosened up enough finally to let love in, and who doesn't remember that iconic table dancing scene?

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Julia hasn't stopped working....

After '10 Things I Hate About You,' Stiles starred in 'Hamlet,' 'O,' and 'Save the Last Dance.' Julia's career has been booming ever since, as she has continued to land roles in successful films over the years.

 

Success on the big and the small screen

From 'Mona Lisa Smile' with Julia Roberts to the 'Bourne' franchise to most recently 'The God Committee,' in which she stars alongside Kelsey Grammar. Stiles has also found success on the small screen with 'Riviera.'

Photo: Promotional image from 'God Committee'

A Columbia University graduate

In 2005 she graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English literature, and in 2017, Julia married Preston J. Cook, with whom she shares a child, Strummer Newcomb Cook.

Larisa Oleynik (Bianca Stratford)

Larisa Oleynik played Kat's popular, mainstream younger sister Bianca. Bianca's parents would not let her date anyone until her older sister had begun dating.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Bianca was desperate to date

Since she wanted to date Joey (played by Andrew Keegan), she made it her mission to find someone for her big sister Kat to date.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Oleynik struggled to find success on the big screen...

Following '10 Things,' Oleynik landed roles in two films: '100 Girls' 'A Time For Dancing,' both filmed in 2000 but neither landed a theatrical release. However, she found more success with a role in 'American Rapsody' alongside Scarlett Johansson in 2001.

...but had constant work in television

Unfortunately, the actress has never again found the level of fame she enjoyed thanks to '10 Things.' Larisa has kept busy with several guest-starring roles from 'Mad Men' to 'Pretty Little Liars.'

Image: screenshot from 'Mad Men'

Work on Netflix

Larisa even landed a starring role on the Netflix series 'Trinkets,' which was cancelled after two seasons. Most recently, she starred in the Netflix family comedy 'The Healing Powers of Dude.'

Image: Netflix

Heath Ledger (Patrick Verona)

Heath Ledger played Patrick Verona, the mysterious and charming young man hired to date Kat (who he ultimately ended up falling for despite being paid to date her).

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Heath became a teen-heart-throb thanks to the film

When Heath's character serenaded the soccer team in a scene that made many teens' hearts skip a beat, the actor sky-rocketed into instant teen-heart-throb status.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

A critically acclaimed actor

Heath Ledger went on to receive major critical acclaim for his works as an actor for films such as 'Brokeback Mountain,' for which he earned an Oscar for Best Actor.

Fans were excited to see Ledger in the role of Joker

In 'The Dark Knight,' Ledger took on the role of Joker and impressed Batman fans with his interpretation of the character.

Gone too soon...

Sadly, before the release of 'The Dark Knight' Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose in 2008. Ledger was honoured with a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work playing the Joker.

Ledger had a child with Michelle Williams

Ledger left behind a daughter, Matilda, whom he shared with his ex, Michelle Williams.

Andrew Keegan (Joey Donner)

Andrew Keegan gave life to Joey Donner in the film. Joey was an arrogant young man and a wanna-be model.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Joey really wanted to date Bianca

The character's main priority in the film is to get into Bianca's pants, a task that is not easy considering her parents won't let her date. So, he hires Patrick and pays him cash to take Kat out on a date.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

A successful film role

After '10 Things', Keegan landed a role in 2000 in 'The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy,' a successful film that won Best Picture at the GLAAD Awards. 

Theatre and more films

Later in 2009, he tried his hand at a theatre in 'He Asked For It,' with the role of Rigby, a man struggling with his HIV+ status. He was also in a couple more films in the mid-2000s 'Kill Speed' (2010) and 'Living Among Us' (2015). 

Image: Screenshot from 'Living Among Us'

Did Keegan start a cult???

In 2014, the actor founded Full Circle, a non-denominational group that some have called a cult. The organization closed up shop in 2017 due to financial troubles. 

A busy dad

If Keegan's Instagram account is any indication, these days, he is keeping busy taking care of his daughter Aiya Rose, who was born in March 2016.

Image: Instagram@andrewkeegn

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Cameron James)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was adorable playing the new kid Cameron James in 'Ten Things I Hate About You.' 

Cameron and his puppy-love for Bianca

Cameron falls desperately in love with Bianca and even learns French in an attempt to woo her.

An actor valued for his work

Joseph has done well with his career post-'Ten Things.' The indie smash hit '500 Days of Summer' earned him accolades, as did his appearance in 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

Gordon-Levitt also directs...

He has worked continuously and has been selective in the projects he chooses to collaborate with.  Gordon-Levitt starred in his own directorial debut film 'Don Jon' in 2013, and recently, he played Edward Snowden in 'Snowden.'

...and writes

Joseph also wrote the script, directed, and starred in a new series on Apple TV, Mr. Corman. The drama series has received mixed reviews so far.

Image: Apple TV

Happily married...

Joseph has been married since 2014 to Tasha McCauley(pictured), and the couple have two sons together.

Gabrielle Union (Chastity)

Gabrielle Union played the role of Chastity, Bianca's superficial, social-climbing best friend in the film perfectly.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Starring roles on the big screen

Union has gone on to be a very successful actress. She appeared in a few films such as 'Bring It On' in which she starred alongside Kirsten Dunst, and 'Think Like A Man' before focusing more on television.

Major success on television

From 2013-2019 Union starred in 'Being Mary Jane', which led to her current role as Sydney Burnett in 'L.A.'s Finest.'

A best-selling author

Not only is she a successful actress, but she is also a best-selling author thanks to her book 'We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.'

Union is also a mother

Gabrielle is married to Dwyane Wade, and the pair has a daughter together. 

Image: Instagram@gabunion

Susan May Pratt (Mandella)

Pratt played the role of Kat's best friend, a Shakespeare-obsessed teen who ended up dating Michael.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

'10 Things' brought her more film opportunities

In the wake of 'Ten Things,' Pratt landed starring roles in teen films such as 'Drive Me Crazy' and 'Centre Stage.'

Image: screenshot from 'Centre Stage'

Plenty of television roles

After her film work, she landed smaller roles on TV series such as 'Master of Sex,' 'Charmed,' 'Private Practice,' and 'Outcast.'

Image: screenshot from 'Master of Sex'

Pratt married actor Kenneth Mitchell

The actress is married to Kenneth Mitchell, and they have two children together.

Image: Instagram@mssusanmaypratt

David Krumholtz (Michael Eckman)

David Krumholtz embodied Michael Eckman in 'Ten Things I Hate About You.' Michael's character was a nerdy and neurotic kid, fulfilling the film's need for a stereotypical high school nerd.

Image: screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Bernard the Elf

After '10 Things', Krumholtz landed the role of head elf Bernard in the 'The Santa Clause' saga. He also appeared in a variety of television series throughout the early 2000s.

Image: screenshot from 'The Santa Clause'

The actor has changed in appearance...

He starred in 'Numb3rs' from 2005-2010 and appeared in 'Mom' in 2015.

Image: screenshot from 'Mom'

Krumholtz is on HBO's 'The Deuce'

Most recently, he landed a role on 'The Deuce.' Krumholtz is the husband of Vanessa Britting and the father of two children.

Larry Miller (Walter Stratford)

Unlike his younger co-actors, Miller didn't need the film to become a well-known actor, and he was already well-established in the industry as a comedy actor.

Image: Screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Mr. Stratford was super strict

Miller played the role of over-the-top protective dad, paranoid that his teen daughters would become pregnant to perfection. He even made Bianca wear a false pregnant belly!

Image: Screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Miller was great in 'The Princess Diaries'

Miller has kept busy over the years since the cult-classic teen film with a variety of film and tv appearances. Perhaps his best-known role was as Princess Mia's audacious stylist in 'The Princess Diaries' films.

Image: screenshot from 'The Princess Diaries'

Miller took part in an unsuccessful reboot of '10 Things'

He returned to his role as Mr. Stratford for an unsuccessful television reboot of '10 Things' and most recently has played Principal Perkales on 'High School Cupid, a Cupid Inc. Story.' The actor is still married to his wife, Eileen Conn, and has two grown children.

Allison Janney (Ms. Perky)

Like Larry Miller, Janney was already a well-established actress when she took on the role of the high school guidance counsellor in 'Ten Things.'

Image: Screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Ms. Perky was hilarious

Janney brought life to the quirky counsellor who was far more interested in working on her erotic novel than helping out her students. Ms. Perky was hilarious.

Image: Screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

An award-winning actress on television...

Janney is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning actress best known for her role as C.J. Cregg on 'The West Wing' as well as Bonnie on 'Mom.'

and in films

The actress earned an Academy Award for playing Tonya Harding's mother in 'I, Tonya' and in 2019 she landed a role in the highly praised film 'Bombshell.'

Daryl Mitchell (Mr. Morgan)

Mitchell played the role of the frustrated English teacher Mr. Morgan. Trying to get through to the likes of Kat, Joey, and Patrick was not an easy job for poor Mr. Morgan.

Image: Screenshot from '10 Things I Hate About You'

Mitchell was in 'Veronica's Closet'

After the film, Mitchell continued with his role as Leo Michael on 'Veronica's Closet' until he suffered a terrible tragedy in 2000.

Despite everything Daryl still is a successful actor

The actor was in a horrible motorcycle accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Despite this significant setback, he has continued to pursue acting and has starred as Patton Plane on 'NCIS: New Orleans' and 'Fear of the Walking Dead' among other roles. Mitchell is also a husband and father to three children.

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