Here’s where the cast is today

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Dawson’s Creek was a coming-of-age series that ran from 1998 to 2003. The show followed a group of high school friends as they navigated life, relationships, and family. Like any high school series, the characters’ lives were filled with a lot of drama. Much of the show focused on the romantic relationship between Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) and his longtime friend Joey (Katie Holmes). At the same time, a new student, played by Michelle Williams, enters the scene, and we also follow the eccentric friend Pacey (Joshua Jackson). Each character was unique in their own way, and they all blended together for a satisfying series about adolescence.

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The show aired for six seasons and is still streamed by audiences today. For many, the series may offer some nostalgia for a time when smartphones and social media didn’t rule the world. The series had drama, as well as comedy, in every episode, and it consistently dealt with controversial topics for the time. For most actors, Dawson’s Creek was their first big breakthrough role, and many of them have had some success in film and television. Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams are both A-list actors and Williams has been nominated for four Oscars. Let’s take a look at what the cast of Dawson’s Creek is until today.

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james van der beek


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Since Dawson’s Creek, James Van Der Beek continued to act and appeared in several television series and films. Most recently, Van Der Beek played Matt Bromley, a successful Trump Organization worker, on the FX series, Pose. He also voiced Boris in the animated series, vampire. As for his personal life, Van Der Beek is married to business consultant Kimberly Brook and the two have six children.


Katie Holmes


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Katie Holmes is a top actress who has appeared in several hit movies. She has also appeared in television series including Ray Donovan and The Kennedys. Currently, Holmes is working on a film called Rare Items follow a woman in search of a new life after a traumatic experience. Holmes is the co-writer, director and will also star in the film. At the same time, Holmes directed, wrote and starred in a film titled alone together, which is currently in post-production. She makes her directorial debut with the movie All we had.

Joshua Jackson


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Joshua Jackson, who played Pacey on Dawson’s Creek, is still a successful actor who has had roles in several films and television series. Most recently, Jackson starred alongside Reese Witherspoon on the FX series, Little fires everywhere, and he also played Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Dr. Death. It was recently announced that Jackson will play Dan Gallagher in the upcoming series, Fatal attraction.


michelle williams


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Michelle Williams is an award-winning actress and certainly one of the greatest talents working today. Recently, Williams won an Emmy for her performance as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon. She also reprized her role as Anne Weying in Venom: let there be carnage. Williams will play the role of Sammy’s mother in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film, The Fabelmanswhich will be based on the childhood of Spielberg himself.

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Marie-Margaret Humes


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Mary-Margaret Humes played Dawson’s mother, Gail Leery, throughout the series. Humes continued to work in television in the years that followed. Dawson’s Creek. More recently, Humes has starred in several TV movies, including A Valentine’s Game and A feeling of home. She has certainly become a staple of Hallmark Channel TV movies.


John Wesley Ship


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John Wesley Shipp played Dawson’s father, Mitch Leery. Shipp has worked steadily in television and film since the series ended. He had a recurring role on the popular soap opera, A life to live. Most recently, Shipp played Henry Allen on The CW series, the flash. Shipp will also appear in the upcoming drama, climbing life.

Kerr Smith


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Kerr Smith became a main character in Dawson’s Creek in season three. His character made television history as first gay kiss never seen on the small screen. Smith continues to act to this day and has appeared in several TV shows and movies. He had a recurring role as Robert Quinn on the Freeform series, The Fosters. Kerr recently played Principal Holden Honey on the popular series, Riverdale. He also had a guest star role as Jacob Yorn in the medical drama, The resident.



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