Where Are They Now: The “Legally Blonde” Edition

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This week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the cult classic Legally Blonde—that’s right, it’s been fifteen years since we were introduced to Elle Woods, the bubbly blonde who became a feminist hero, her dog Bruiser and the famous Bend and Snap. The film, which was released on July 13, 2001, was a box office smash and catapulted the careers of its young cast, which consisted of Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson and Ali Larter, as well as several others. In addition to spawning a fervent fanbase, this film also spawned a sequel in 2003—Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blue—and a musical in 2007. So, what is this iconic film’s cast up to now? Let’s find out!

Reese Witherspoon (Elle Woods)


Listing all of Reese Witherspoon’s accomplishments since she played Elle Woods in Legally Blonde would be not only tedious but also unnecessary; as an actress, Witherspoon is a household name, with hits like Cruel Intentions, Sweet Home Alabama, Walk the Line, Just Like Heaven, Water for Elephants, Wild, This Means War and Hot Pursuit under her belt. Fans can expect to see her in the upcoming films Wish List and Tinkerbell, as well as the show Big Little Lies, slated to premiere in 2017.

Luke Wilson (Emmett Richmond)

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Like Witherspoon, Luke Wilson has had a massively successful career post-Legally Blonde. In addition to memorable stints on That ‘70s Show, Enlightened and Roadies, he also starred in the movies Soul Survivors, Stuck on You, Around the World in 80 Days, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Hoot, Blades of Glory, 3:10 to Yuma, Death at a Funeral, The Skeleton Twins, Concussion and Outlaws and Angels. Fans can expect to see him in the upcoming films Measure of a Man, The Girl Who Invented Kissing and Phil.

Selma Blair (Vivian Kensington)

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Selma Blair’s acting credits are both impressive and diverse. Since playing Vivian Kensington in Legally Blonde, she has starred in the films Hellboy, The Fog, Feast of Love, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, In Their Skin and Mothers and Daughters. Furthermore, she scored leading roles on the shows Kathy & Kim, Anger Management and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Fans can expect to see her in the upcoming film Mom and Dad.

Jennifer Coolidge (Paulette)


In the years since playing Paulette in Legally Blonde, Jennifer Coolidge has been involved in a plethora of projects. She scored roles in the films Zoolander, A Mighty Wind, Date Movie, Click, Epic Movie, Soul Men, A Good Funeral, American Reunion, Austenland and Hell and Back. She also starred in the shows Joey, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 2 Broke Girls and Gravity Falls. Fans can expect to see her in the upcoming movie Mascots.

Matthew Davis (Warner)


After playing Warner in Legally Blonde, Matthew Davis landed parts in the films Blue Crush, Seeing Other People, Heights, Mentor and Waiting for Forever. He also scored roles in the shows What About Brian, Damages, Cult, CSI and The Vampire Diaries. He has no upcoming projects on the horizon.

Ali Larter (Brooke Taylor Windham)

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Before she scored the part of Brooke Taylor Windham, Ali Larter starred in another cult classic: Final Destination. In the years after Legally Blonde, Larter landed roles in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Final Destination 2, Resident Evil: Extinction, Obsessed, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Lovesick and The Diabolical. She also played Niki Sanders/Tracy Strauss/Jessica Sanders in Heroes and Crystal McGuire in Legends. Fans can expect to see her in the upcoming TV show Pitch and in the film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Linda Cardellini (Chutney)

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In the years post-Legally Blonde, Linda Cardellini has enjoyed a very lucrative career. She landed roles in the films Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Brokeback Mountain, The Lazarus Project, Return, Welcome to Me, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Daddy’s Home. She also starred in the shows ER, The Goode Family, New Girl, Mad Men, Bloodline and Sanjay and Craig. Fans can expect to see her in the upcoming film The Founder.

Jessica Cauffiel (Margot)

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Last but not least, we have Jessica Cauffiel, who played Margot in Legally Blonde. After starring in this film, Cauffiel scored roles in Stuck on You, White Chicks, Guess Who, The World Fastest Indian and Hoot. Additionally, she guest-starred on The Drew Carey Show and My Name is Earl.

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