The Lesser-Known Cast Members Of Mean Girls – 10 Years On

by
Fatimah Mazhar
April, 30, 2014: Would you believe it? “Mean Girls” turns 10 today.

Ten years ago, a teen comedy movie was released that later became a phenomenon.

It’s true. Mean Girls is not just a cult classic or a cheesy chick flick. It remains one of the most intelligent Hollywood films ever made. It had to be so since it was written by Tina Fey, an accomplished writer and comedian, who was already doing wonders with her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

The film is known for its wit and incredibly smart humor that gave the world some of the most memorable slang terms and catchphrases like "grool" and "that's so fetch".

Mean Girls will undoubtedly be included in the most notable works of its lead characters that included Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried.

Even after a decade, the spark created by the movie has not died down. In fact, it has only grown brighter with time. Fans craved a sequel and even got one – a direct-to-DVD sequel entitled Mean Girls 2. It was aired on ABC Family on January 23, 2011 but didn’t follow the original plot and neither featured the same cast members, with the exception of Tim Meadows.

If you’re a die-hard fan and looking forward to celebrating Wednesday by wearing pink  and watching Mean Girls all over again, do not forget to go through the following list first.

All of these characters are relatively less known than Lohan, McAdams or Seyfried in the industry, but the characters they played in the movie will (and can) never be forgotten.

Enjoy.

Tim Meadows (Principal Ron Duvall)


10 Years On

Being one of the longest-running cast members of Saturday Night Live, Meadows needs no introduction. After Mean Girls he appeared in movies including Adam Sandler’s The Benchwarmers, Aliens in the Attic and Mean Girls 2.

Ana Gasteyer (Betsy Heron)


10 Years On

She played Cady’s mom and currently stars on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory, playing the character Sheila Shay.

Neil Flynn (Chip Heron)

10 Years On

Flynn is known for his role as Janitor in the medical comedy-drama Scrubs. He currently portrays Mike Heck in the ABC sitcom The Middle.

Diego Klattenhoff  (Shane Oman)

10 Years On

He played Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees. He currently stars as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist but he is best-known for playing Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland.

Daniel DeSanto (Jason)

10 Years On

Best remembered for his perverted attitude towards girls in the movie, Jason aka Daniel DeSanto appeared in a couple of movies and several television series.

Rajiv Surendra (Kevin Gnapoor)

10 Years On

Who wouldn’t remember KG and his Mathlete Rap?

According to a BuzzFeed article, Surendra now works as a calligrapher. “He has done chalk walls for advertising agencies, birthday invitations for interior designers and logos for restaurants,” the feature stated.

Wai Choy (Mathlete Tim Pak)

10 Years On

Kevin G’s mathlete pal Tim Pak currently lives, according to his Facebook profile, in New York City. He didn’t do any movies as such after mean girls but still works in the entertainment industry as a media and technology lawyer.

Nicole Crimi as Kylie George

10 Years On

Now 18 years old, Kylie George enjoys art. Not many movies as such but she makes incredibly amazing portraits.

Julia Chantrey as Amber D'Alessio

10 Years On

She has changed a lot hasn’t she? Chantrey has her own website. She also landed a role in Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film ‘Mama’, where she played Nina alongside Golden Globe winner/Oscar Nominee Jessica Chastain.

David Reale as Glen Coco

10 Years On

Glen Coco became an internet phenomenon although he didn’t have a part in the movie for more than 5 seconds.

Here’s a video featuring him that has over three million views on Youtube.

Alexandra Stapley as Taylor Wedell

10 Years On

This girl played Jason’s love interest from the movie. Taylor Wedell. Alexndra Stapleycurrently works asa marketing team leader and didn’t appear in any notable films after Mean Girls.

Some other actors from the movie include:

Clare Preuss as Caroline Krafft

10 Years On

Stefanie Drummond as Bethany Byrd


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Erin Thompson as Dawn Schweitzer

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Molly Shanahan as Kristen Hadley

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Ky Pham as Trang Pak

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OlympiaLukis as Jessica Lopez

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Jan Caruana as Emma Gerber

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