THEN AND NOW: The cast and crew of '27 Dresses' 12 years later

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Katherine Heigl is the star of "27 Dresses." Fox 2000 Pictures / Cindy Ord/Getty Images
  • Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, and Malin Åkerman starred in "27 Dresses," which was released in 2008. 

  • Heigl and Marsden have since starred on hit TV shows. 

  • Åkerman and Judy Greer had supporting roles in "27 Dresses" but are now Hollywood regulars. 

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It's been 12 years since the popular romantic comedy "27 Dresses" (2008) made its grand debut.

For many, the rom-com about a long-time bridesmaid and a cynical writer has stood the test of time. 

Read on to see what the cast and crew of "27 Dresses" have been up to in the last 12 years.

Katherine Heigl starred as Jane in "27 Dresses."

Katherine Heigl in "27 Dresses."
Katherine Heigl in "27 Dresses." Fox 2000 Pictures

In the film, Heigl played Jane, a single woman who has been a bridesmaid 27 times. 

Before her appearance in "27 Dresses," Heigl was known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," which she had been playing since 2005. 

Heigl went from dresses to "Suits."

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Katherine Heigl appeared on USA's "Suits." Cindy Ord/Getty Images

After "27 Dresses," she starred in a number of studio and independent films, including "Killers" (2010) alongside Ashton Kutcher and "Jenny's Wedding" (2015).

In addition to appearing in a list of recognizable films, she also played Samantha Wheeler on USA's "Suits" and Sadie Ellis on CBS' "Doubt."

She is set to appear as Tully on Netflix's upcoming series "Firefly Lane," which is in post-production.

James Marsden played Kevin, Jane's love interest.

James Marsden in "27 Dresses."
James Marsden in "27 Dresses." Fox 2000 Pictures

In the film, Marsden played Kevin, a reporter hoping to write a story on the perpetual bridesmaid, Jane. 

Prior to "27 Dresses," Marsden appeared in "The Notebook" (2004), "Hairspray" (2007), and "Enchanted" (2007), and he also played Scott Summers in the "X-Men" franchise. 

Marsden was on the big screen in 2020.

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James Marsden recently appeared in "Sonic the Hedgehog." Chris Weeks/Getty Images for IWC Schaffhausen

After "27 Dresses," Marsden bounced between independent films like "Welcome to Me" (2014) and blockbuster comedies like "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (2013).

He's also appeared on TV series like NBC's "30 Rock," HBO's "Westworld," and Netflix's "Dead to Me."

Recently, he starred in "Sonic the Hedgehog" (2020) and is set to continue his role as Stu Redman on CBS' "The Stand."

Malin Åkerman played Tess, Jane's younger sister.

Malin Åkerman in "27 Dresses."
Malin Åkerman in "27 Dresses." Fox 2000 Studios

In the film, Åkerman's character, Tess, falls for George, Jane's boss who she is in love with.

Prior to appearing in "27 Dresses," Åkerman was in several movies like "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007) and "The Brothers Solomon" (2007).

In 2020 alone, Åkerman was in three films.

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Malin Åkerman is on Showtime's "Billions." Mark Von Holden /Invision/AP

Åkerman's appeared in a number of memorable films since 2008, including "The Proposal" (2009), "Watchmen" (2009), and "CBGB" (2013). 

She played Lara Axelrod on Showtime's "Billions" from 2016 to 2019. And in 2020 alone, she was in the comedies "The Sleepover," "Friendsgiving," and "Chick Fight."

Åkerman is set to play Gill in the crime film "Cold Providence," which is in post-production.

Edward Burns played George, Tess' fiancé.

Edward Burns in "27 Dresses."
Edward Burns in "27 Dresses." Fox 2000 Pictures

Burns played George, Jane's boss and Tess' fiancé, in "27 Dresses." 

He had appeared in multiple films before "27 Dresses" like "The River King" (2005), "The Holiday" (2006), and "One Missed Call" (2008).

Burns is an actor, writer, director, and producer.

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Edward Burns wrote and directed several movies. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Since 2008, Burns has produced, written, directed, and acted in three of his own films: "Nice Guy Johnny" (2010), "Newlyweds" (2012), and "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (2012).

He also appeared on TNT series like "Mob City" and "Public Morals," and he recently was in the dramas "Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies" (2019) and "Summertime" (2020).

Judy Greer played Jane's friend, Casey.

Judy Greer in "27 Dresses."
Judy Greer in "27 Dresses." Fox 2000 Pictures

Greer's character offers advice to Jane throughout the film, frequently telling her she should be upfront about her feelings for George.

Before appearing in "27 Dresses," she was in several films and was well-known for her role as Lucy Wyman in "13 Going on 30" (2004).

Greer has been in a number of productions.

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Judy Greer has appeared in "Jurassic World." Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Greer's since appeared in over 30 feature films, including "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (2014), "Ant-Man" (2015), "Jurassic World" (2015), and "Halloween" (2018).

She's also been on a slew of TV shows, like Netflix's "Easy," Fox-TBS' "American Dad," FX-FXX's "Archer," and IFC's "Portlandia."

She recently was in "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" (2019) and "Valley Girl" (2020) and has several projects in post-production.

Anne Fletcher directed "27 Dresses."

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Anne Fletcher at the "27 Dresses" premiere. GABRIEL BOUYS / Getty Images

Fletcher began her career as a dancer-choreographer before directing "27 Dresses."

In 2018, she told Entertainment Weekly that the rom-com genre is a powerful one. 

"A lot of people might look at romantic comedies as fluff, but it's not," she said. "There's a place and a purpose for it."

Fletcher has gone on to direct other hit films.

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Anne Fletcher directed the Netflix film "Dumplin'." Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Since "27 Dresses," Fletcher has directed popular movies like "The Proposal" (2009), "Hot Pursuit" (2015), and "Dumplin'" (2018), a Southern coming-of-age story about an underdog pageant queen, soundtracked by Dolly Parton.

Recently, she has dedicated much of her time to TV, directing episodes of shows like YouTube-Starz' "Step Up: High Water," Hulu's "Love, Victor," and NBC's "This Is Us." 

Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the screenplay for "27 Dresses."

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Aline Brosh McKenna was well-known for writing the screenplay for "The Devil Wears Prada." Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Prior to "27 Dresses," she was already known for writing "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006) screenplay, which turned into a hit film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

McKenna worked on The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

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Aline Brosh McKenna was a writer, cocreator, and showrunner for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Vincent Sandoval / Getty Images

In addition to working on the screenplays for "We Bought a Zoo" (2001) and "Annie" (2014), McKenna was one of the cocreators, showrunners, and writers behind the smash hit "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" until it ended in 2019.

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