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THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Freaky Friday' 19 years later

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lindsay lohan in freaky friday and lindsay lohan on the red carpet in 2019
Lindsay Lohan starred in "Freaky Friday."Disney; James Gourley/Getty Images
  • Disney's "Freaky Friday" (2003) follows a mother-daughter duo who switch bodies.

  • The movie starred Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chad Michael Murray, who all continued acting.

  • The rest of the cast stayed in Hollywood, including Willie Garson, Mark Harmon, and Lucille Soong.

Jamie Lee Curtis, already a formidable star by 2003, played busy mother Tess.

jamie lee cutris sitting at the kitchen table in freaky friday
Jamie Lee Curtis in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Curtis appeared on few shows at the beginning of her career, including NBC's "Quincy M.E." and ABC's "Operation Petticoat" before her lead role in the 1978 mega-hit "Halloween."

She starred in subsequent "Halloween" sequels between 1981 and 2002.

In between those films, she appeared in "Trading Places" (1983), "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988), and "My Girl" (1991).

Curtis is still an A-list actress and is well known for her roles in the "Halloween" franchise.

Jamie Lee Curtis in purple dress
Jamie Lee Curtis at the Oscars in 2022.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty

After "Freaky Friday," Curtis starred in "Christmas With the Kranks" (2004), additional "Halloween" sequels, "Knives Out" (2019), and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (2022).

She's also appeared on TV shows like Fox's "Scream Queens," Fox's "New Girl," and CBS' "NCIS."

Lindsay Lohan played Anna, Tess' angsty teen daughter.

lindsay lohan as anna arguing with her mom in freaky friday
Lindsay Lohan in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Lohan was acting long before "Freaky Friday."

She made a few appearances on PBS's "Sesame Street" and NBC's "Another World" before starring in the popular Disney remake "The Parent Trap" (1998).

She also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Get a Clue" (2002).

Lohan continued to earn leading roles before taking a break from acting.

Lindsay Lohan attends the Network 10 marquee on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.
Lindsay Lohan on the red carpet in 2019.James Gourley/Getty

After "Freaky Friday," Lohan starred in "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" (2004) and "Mean Girls" (2004), which catapulted her further into stardom. She also had a brief singing career in between acting roles.

She also went on to movies like "Just My Luck" (2006) and "Georgia Rule" (2007).

From 2007 to 2012, Lohan publicly struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, entering rehab at five different facilities, according to CNN. She also dealt with a series of run-ins with the law, including charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession.

Over the past few years, she's appeared on popular shows like NBC's "Ugly Betty," Fox's "Glee," and Netflix's "Sick Note."

In 2019 she starred on MTV's "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club," documenting the launch of her beach club in Greece. Prior to the show, she'd already opened two other clubs in Greece.

The actress also returned to music at the beginning of 2020 with the release of her single "Back to Me."

In a 2020 interview with David Spade, Lohan said she's been living in the United Arab Emirates for six years.

She returned to acting earlier this year, lending her voice as the narrator on Amazon Prime's "Lovestruck High," and she's set to star in Netflix's upcoming holiday romance, "Falling for Christmas."

Chad Michael Murray already had experience playing a teen heartthrob before playing Jake.

chad michael murray as jake in freaky friday
Chad Michael Murray in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Murray's first professional acting role was on MTV's "Undressed." He went on to star on The WB's "Gilmore Girls" and "Dawson's Creek."

He began his most iconic role on The WB/The CW's "One Tree Hill" in 2003, when "Freaky Friday" premiered.

Murray continued acting on "One Tree Hill" and is now starring in several films.

Chad Michael Murray visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 16, 2019 in Universal City, California.
Chad Michael Murray in 2019.Noel Vasquez/Getty

After the movie, Murray had a starring role as the love interest of another teen superstar, Hilary Duff, in "A Cinderella Story" (2004).

When "One Tree Hill" wrapped up in 2012, he appeared in "Fruitvale Station" (2013), "Outlaws and Angels" (2016), and on network series like ABC's "Agent Carter" and The CW's "Riverdale."

More recently, he starred in "Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman" (2021), "Survive the Game" (2021), and "Fortress: Sniper's Eye" (2022).

Ryan Malgarini starred as Harry, Anna's younger brother.

ryan malgarini as the little brother in freaky friday
Ryan Malgarini in "Freaky Friday."Disney

"Freaky Friday" was one of Malgarini's first roles as a professional actor.

That same year, he appeared in "The United State of Leland" (2003) and on The WB's "Gilmore Girls."

Malgarini continues to star sporadically in various movies and on shows after wrapping "Freaky Friday."

Actor Ryan Malgarini attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "Lily & Kat" at the Vista Theatre on March 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Ryan Malgarini at the 2015 premiere of "Lily and Kat."Justin Baker/Getty

Malgarini was next seen on CBS' "Gary Unmarried," Fox's "Bones," and MTV's "Teen Wolf."

His most recent role was in the 2020 dark comedy "Dinner in America."

Christina Vidal was also a child star before playing Maddie, Anna's friend and bandmate.

christinia vidal as anna's friend in freaky friday
Christina Vidal in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Vidal's first role was alongside Michael Fox in "Life With Mikey" (1993).

She also guest-starred on TV shows for years, including ABC's "The Commish," and CBS's "Touched by an Angel."

In 2001, she went on to play the titular role on Nickelodeon's "Taina."

Vidal has worked on several TV shows along with a handful of films.

Christina Vidal attends ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California.
Christina Vidal at the 2020 ABC "Winter Press Tour."Frazer Harrison/Getty

Vidal had recurring roles on CBS' "Code Black" and "Training Day." She also appeared on ABC's comedy "United We Fall."

More recently, Vidal appeared on Amazon Prime's "The Terminal List."

Haley Hudson played Peg, Anna's other close friend and bandmate.

haley hudson as anna's friend in freaky friday playing with the band
Haley Hudson in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Hudson began her acting career guest-starring on Disney Channel's "Lizzie McGuire" before appearing in "Freaky Friday."

Hudson continued to appear on television and in movies after "Freaky Friday."

Actress Haley Hudson attends "The Pact" premiere during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival held at the Egyptian Theatre on January 20, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
Haley Hudson on the red carpet in 2012.Todd Oren/Getty

Hudson went on to join the cast of "Marley and Me" (2008), Showtime's "Weeds," and CBS's "The Mentalist" after filming "Freaky Friday."

According to IMDb, her latest role was in 2018 when she appeared in the short film "The Answer Mark."

Julie Gonzalo, new to Hollywood at the time, played Stacey, Anna's high-school bully.

julie gonzola as stacey in freaky friday
Julie Gonzalo in "Freaky Friday."Disney

"Freaky Friday" was one of Gonzalo's first roles.

She appeared on The WB's "Greetings From Tucson" around the time the film premiered.

Gonzalo appeared on "Veronica Mars" and "Supergirl."

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Julie Gonzalo at Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2019.Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Gonzalo starred in major films like "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004), "Christmas With the Kranks" (2004), and "Must Love Dogs" (2005).

She also joined the cast of several series, including the "Dallas" reboot on TNT and The CW/The WB's "Veronica Mars."

Her latest roles were on CBS/The CW's "Supergirl" and in the Hallmark TV movie "Cut, Color, Murder" (2022).

Mark Harmon was already a veteran TV actor when he played Ryan, Tess' fiancé.

mark harmon as ryan in freaky friday
Mark Harmon in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Harmon began his career in the 1970s, appearing on shows like NBC's "Ozzie's Girls" and ABC's "Laverne and Shirley."

He also had a lengthy run on NBC's "St. Elsewhere" and CBS's "Chicago Hope" before beginning his tenure on CBS's "NCIS" in 2003, the same year "Freaky Friday" premiered.

Harmon continues to work on "NCIS" to this day.

Mark Harmon arrives at the Stand Up To Cancer Marks 10 Years Of Impact In Cancer Research At Biennial Telecast at Barker Hangar on September 7, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
Mark Harmon on the red carpet in 2018.Steve Granitz/Getty

Harmon has starred as Gibbs on "NCIS" for 19 years and counting.

In between seasons, he starred in films like "Chasing Liberty" (2004) and "Weather Girl" (2009). He also voiced his "NCIS" character on Fox's "Family Guy."

Harold Gould had an ever-growing résumé before playing Tess' father.

harold gould as the grandpa in freaky friday sitting next to mark harmon at the chinese restaurant
Harold Gould in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Gould, the late prolific actor, had over 200 acting credits during his time in Hollywood.

With a TV career stemming back to the 1960s, he appeared on popular series like CBS's "Dennis the Menace," CBS's "The Twilight Zone," and ABC's "The Love Boat."

He also had a popular run on NBC's "The Golden Girls" before joining the cast of "Freaky Friday."

Gould worked a bit longer until he died in 2010.

Cast membsers actors Harold Gould and Michael Lerner pose at the opening night party for Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet "The Duck Variations" and "Keep your Pantheon" held at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre on May 18, 2008 in Culver City, California.
Harold Gould at the opening night party for David Mamet's 2008 plays.Ryan Miller/Getty

Gould appeared on CBS's "Cold Case" and FX's "Nip/Tuck" after filming the movie.

A spokeswoman for Gould told The New York Times that he died of prostate cancer at age 86 in 2010.

His credit on IMDb was in the 2010 short "The Day the Music Died."

Lucille Soong, a veteran actress, portrayed the restaurant employee who cursed Anna and Tess to inhabit each other's bodies.

lucille soong working at the chinese restaurant in freaky friday
Lucille Soong in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Soong has been working in Hollywood since the late 1950s.

Among other roles, she appeared on ABC's "The Avengers," in "The Joy Luck Club" (1993), and on ABC's "Dharma and Greg" series.

Soong continues to work on television today and do voice work for movies.

Lucille Soong ABC SUMMER TCA 2019 Talent arrives to Soho House in Beverly Hills for the ABC All-Star Party and Interview Opportunity
Lucille Soong at the 2019 ABC "All-Star Party."Troy Harvey/Getty

After "Freaky Friday," Soong appeared on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and "Fresh Off the Boat."

She also had a role in Disney's "Sky High" (2005).

More recently, she did voice work for Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon."

Rosalind Chao played Pei-Pei, the owner of the restaurant Tess and Anna dined in when they switched bodies.

rosalind chao working in the chinese restaurant in freaky friday
Rosalind Chao in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Chao was a veteran actor before joining this cast.

Her career began in 1970, working on projects like the short-lived CBS animated series "The Amazing Spider-Man," NBC's "Diff'rent Strokes," and CBS's "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."

She also starred in "The Joy Luck Club" alongside Soong.

Chao appeared in Disney's "Mulan" in 2020 and continues to appear in films and on shows.

Rosalind Chao attends the Premiere Of Disney's "Mulan" on March 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
Rosalind Chao at the 2020 premiere of "Mulan."Gregg DeGuire/Getty

Chao joined the Fox series "The OC" and ABC's "Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23" after "Freaky Friday."

She has appeared on more network shows like CBS's "Hawaii Five-O," ABC's "Black-ish," and NBC's "This Is Us."

She also starred in Disney's 2020 "Mulan" remake, and more recently, she worked on FX's "Better Things" and Showtime's "First Lady."

Stephen Tobolowsky played Mr. Bates, Anna's no-nonsense high school teacher.

Stephen Tobolowsky as mr bates in freaky friday
Stephen Tobolowsky in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Tobolowsky was a well-known character actor before "Freaky Friday."

He appeared on hit shows like CBS's "Designing Women," and in film projects such as "Mississippi Burning" (1988), "Thelma and Louise" (1991), and "Groundhog Day" (1993).

He continued to work frequently on popular shows and movies leading up to this role.

Tobolowsky appeared on hit sitcoms, including "One Day at a Time" and "The Goldbergs."

Stephen Tobolowsky attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.
Stephen Tobolowsky at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards.Michael Kovac/Getty

Tobolowsky had many roles after the film's release, notably on CBS's "CSI: Miami," HBO's "Deadwood," Fox's "Glee," and Showtime's "Californication."

Some of his latest credits include Netflix and Pop's "One Day at a Time," and ABC's "The Goldbergs."

Willie Garson already made a name for himself before portraying Evan, Tess' high-strung therapy client.

willie garson as evan in freaky friday
Willie Garson in "Freaky Friday."Disney

Garson has worked steadily in Hollywood since 1986.

He appeared on NBC's "Cheers," and in films like "Soapdish" (1991), "Groundhog Day" (1993), and "Being John Malkovich" (1999).

One of his more notable roles was on HBO's "Sex and the City" as Stanford Blatch.

Garson returned to his "Sex and the City" character over the years, and acted until his death in 2021.

Willie Garson at the Alliance For Children's Rights 28th Annual Dinner - Arrivals
Willie Garson at the 2020 "Alliance for Children's Rights" Dinner.Phillip Faraone/Getty

Garson appeared on shows like USA's "Monk," CBS's "CSI: Miami," and HBO's "John From Cincinnati."

He returned to his role as Stanford Blatch for the "Sex and the City" movies in 2008 and 2010.

The actor also worked on shows like USA's "White Collar" and Netflix's "Big Mouth."

He appeared in the 2021 drama "Before I Go" and on the HBO "Sex and the City" reboot "And Just Like That," which was his final role before his death in Septemner 2021.

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