See the Cast of 'The Princess Diaries,' Then and Now

As The Princess Diaries turns 20, look back on the film's seriously star-studded cast then and now  

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Film and Television

It has been 20 (!) years since we witnessed Mia Thermopolis' journey from rags to royalty. And according to its star Anne Hathaway (who marked the film's two-decade anniversary on her Instagram), a third entry in the hit series is in the works. Here's what the cast of The Princess Diaries has been up to since.

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Anne Hathaway

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It's fair to say Hathaway's breakthrough came in the role of Princess Mia of Genovia. Since then, Hathaway has performed in an impressive amount of lead film roles. Films such as The Devil Wears Prada and The Dark Knight Rises garnered her lots of cclaim, and she took home both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in Les Miserables in 2012. In her personal life, she has since married Adam Shulman, an actor and businessman. The couple has two sons, Jonathan and Jack.

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Julie Andrews

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Andrews has done anything but stay under the radar since her time as Queen Clarisse Rinaldi. In fact, she has put her voice to good work, snagging voice roles in the second and third Shrek films as well as box-office hit Aquaman and Netflix sensation Bridgerton. She is currently a grandmother to nine, and a great-grandmother to three. Long live the Queen!

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Heather Matarazzo

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After appearing as best friend to the princess, Matarazzo became much more low-key in Hollywood. She did, however, appear in several television shows like Grey's Anatomy and Law & Order and steadily working on smaller films. In November of 2018, she wed her girlfriend, comedian and writer Heather Turman.

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Mandy Moore

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In The Princess Diaries, we loved to hate Moore's role of Lana Thomas, the arch-rival of Mia. Today, we love to love Mandy Moore for all she does. After a starring role in A Walk to Remember and voicing Rapunzel in Disney's Tangled, Moore is now melting hearts as Rebecca Pearson on hit-show This Is Us. In fact, she added a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress under her belt. Plus, she got happily married to singer Taylor Goldsmith in 2018, and the two welcomed son Gus in 2021.

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Sandra Oh

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Besides Hathaway, no other cast member's career has blossomed since the film like Oh's has. After her memorable stint as Principal Gupta, Oh became a household name from her roles as Cristina Yang in Grey's Anatomy. After ten years of saving lives and cracking jokes, Oh has since taken on a much more serious yet successful role as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve. The show has garnered critical acclaim and she walked away from the Golden Globes victorious as Best Actress in 2019. The queen is coming!

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Robert Schwartzman

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He played Mia's soulmate Michael, and in real life, he's capturing the hearts of people in a different way: music. Schwartzman is the lead vocalist of rock band Rooney. He has also directed two films, Dreamland in 2016 and The Unicorn in 2018. And a little fun fact about Robert? He's cousins with Nicolas Cage.

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Caroline Goodall

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Since her days playing Mia'a mom Helen, Goodall has worked mostly in TV, including the British series Bulletproof and Cold Courage. She has remained married to Italian cinematographer Nicola Pecorini since 1994, and they have two children.

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Hector Elizondo

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If you're a fan of Grey's Anatomy, you'll recognize Elizondo as father the of Callie Torres. Most recently, he's recognized for his work on Last Man Standing. But for The Princess Diaries fans, we'll always love him best as Joe and his infatuation with the Queen. Now that takes guts!

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