It’s Been Two Decades Since Rom-Com Classic “The Wedding Planner” Came Into The World — Where Is The Cast Now?

It’s Been Two Decades Since Rom-Com Classic “The Wedding Planner” Came Into The World — Where Is The Cast Now?

It’s officially been 20 years today since rom-com classic The Wedding Planner came out.

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So in honor of the film’s anniversary, I have compiled a list of all the actors then and now!

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Jennifer Lopez as Mary

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At age 51, J.Lo is still killing the game. In 2019, she generated Oscar buzz after an amazing performance in Hustlers, and in 2020, she performed with Shakira at the Super Bowl. Most recently, you probably saw her perform a flawless “This Land Is Your Land/Let’s Get Loud” mashup at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.


Matthew McConaughey as Steve

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Since The Wedding Planner, McConaughey has appeared in numerous films, including Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won an Oscar. Currently, he’s working on reprising his role as Buster Moon in the Sing sequel.


Bridgette Wilson-Sampras as Fran

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Following a busy career in the ’90s, Wilson-Sampras stopped appearing in films altogether in 2008. However, it looks like she returned to performing to voice Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11!


Judy Greer as Penny

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Greer, queen of the rom-com, has about a million projects in the works, including two more installments in the Halloween franchise. She’s also voiced characters on Family Guy and Archer for over a decade, and she recently acted in Jim Carrey’s series Kidding and the film Where’d You Go, Bernadette.


Justin Chambers as Massimo

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You probably know Chambers best from Grey’s Anatomy, on which he portrayed Alex Karev for 15 years — though last year, he decided to leave the show.


Alex Rocco as Salvatore

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After a long, illustrious career in which Rocco appeared in The Godfather and shows such as Mad About You, The Simpsons, and Episodes, he passed away in 2015 at the age of 79.


Joanna Gleason as Mrs. Donolly

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Gleason is a Tony Award–winning actress and singer who most recently appeared in Sofa Shakespeare and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.


Charles Kimbrough as Mr. Donolly

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Perhaps best known for playing Jim Dial on Murphy Brown, Kimbrough reprised his role in the 2018 revival. He also voiced one of the gargoyles (Victor) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Kathy Najimy as Geri

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Possibly most loved for playing Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, Najimy is set to appear in the sequel. She’s also appeared in a ton of TV series and films in the last few years, including Veep and Dumplin’.


Frances Bay as Dottie

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Before Bay died in 2011, she appeared in so many classics, including The Karate Kid, Happy Gilmore, and Inspector Gadget. Prior to her death, she was playing Ginny Freehold on The Middle.


Kevin Pollak as Dr. John Dojny

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Pollak has had recent recurring roles on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mom, and Billions. Back in the day, he appeared in famous films such as The Whole Nine Yards, The Usual Suspects, and A Few Good Men.


Fred Willard as Basil St. Mosely

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Willard was a comedy staple for decades, appearing in films such as This Is Spinal Tap, Anchorman, and Best in Show. Before his death last May, he had a recurring role on Modern Family (above) and Space Force.


And finally, Lou Myers as Burt

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Myers passed away in 2013 at the age of 76. His last role (pictured above) was in Dreams, following a role in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, but you might remember him as Vernon Gaines from A Different World.

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