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THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Just My Luck' 15 years later

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Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox
  • The romantic comedy "Just My Luck" was released on May 12, 2006.

  • The film starred Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine as love interests.

  • Nowadays, Lohan is an entrepreneur and Pine stars as Steve Trevor in the "Wonder Woman" movies.

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Lindsay Lohan starred as Ashley Albright, who lived a carefree life thanks to her constant good luck.

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Lindsay Lohan in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

She was so lucky that the weather turned sunny when she stepped outside, she found money on the streets, and always won lottery tickets.

Lohan appeared in a few more shows and films after "Just My Luck," but is less prominent in Hollywood nowadays.

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Lindsay Lohan in November 2019. James Gourley/Getty Images

Lohan guest-starred on shows like "Ugly Betty" and "Glee." She also portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in the 2012 TV movie "Liz & Dick" and had a cameo in the parody film "Scary Movie 5." More recently, she starred on the British show "Sick Note."

She appeared in commercials for Lawyer.com and has opened VIP clubs and restaurants in Greece. The actress went viral in 2018 after she was recorded dancing in Mykonos, which resulted in a dance challenge.

Lohan also surprised fans when she filmed herself harassing a homeless family and accusing them of human trafficking.

Her MTV reality show, "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club" premiered in January 2019, and took place at Lohan Beach House in Mykonos, Greece. It was canceled after one season and the titular beach house looks like it's no longer in business, based on its Tripadvisor page.

Lohan now lives in Dubai and considers it safer than America. In a June 2018 interview with The New York Times, the actress-turned-entrepreneur revealed that she is in the process of designing her own island in Dubai.

In April 2020, Lohan returned to the music scene with a new track called "Back to Me."

That year, the actress also reunited virtually with the cast of "Mean Girls" and the stars of "The Parent Trap."

Chris Pine played Jake Hardin, an unlucky guy who swapped fortunes with Ashley after kissing her at a masquerade ball.

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Chris Pine in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

Despite his positive energy, nothing ever went his way because of his ill fate. Jake also had a job as a custodian at a bowling alley called Rock N' Bowl.

Pine starred as Steve Trevor in Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" films.

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Chris Pine in February 2020. Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

The actor first portrayed Gal Gadot's on-screen love interest in 2017's "Wonder Woman." His character was killed off, but Pine returned in the 2020 sequel after Diana Prince made a wish on an ancient stone.

A few years after starring in "Just My Luck," Pine made his debut as Kirk in J.J. Abram's 2009 "Star Trek" film. He reprised the role in two sequels released in 2013 and 2016.

In 2012, Pine teamed up with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy for the romantic comedy "This Means War." The actor also starred alongside Jason Sudeikis and Christoph Waltz in the R-rated comedy "Horrible Bosses 2."

Pine showed off his musicality in the star-studded film adaptation of "Into the Woods" and appeared in the TNT thriller miniseries called "I Am the Night."

The actor also earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for his voice work on the animated series "SuperMansion."

Next, Pine will star alongside Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in the film "Don't Worry Darling."

Samaire Armstrong portrayed Maggie, Ashley's coworker and friend since the seventh grade.

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Samaire Armstrong in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

Maggie was also a singer-songwriter.

Since "Just My Luck," Armstrong has guest-starred on shows and appeared in TV movies.

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Samaire Armstrong in May 2017. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

When Armstrong starred in "Just My Luck," she was known for her roles on "The O.C." and "Entourage." The actress also starred on shows like "Dirty Sexy Money," "The Mentalist," and "Resurrection."

Armstrong has also guest-starred on Marvel's "Agent Carter," "NCIS: New Orleans," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Arrow."

She's active on social media, where she posts about her support of Donald Trump and shares photos of her son.

Bree Turner played Dana, another close friend of Ashley.

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Bree Turner in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

She was roommates with Maggie and the three friends worked in public relations together.

Turner is known for her role as Rosalee Calvert on the show "Grimm."

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Bree Turner in June 2019. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for New Bloom Media

The show lasted for six seasons on NBC.

Turner also appeared in the 2009 rom-com "The Ugly Truth," which starred Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. She guest-starred on shows like "The Mentalist," "9-1-1," and "Law & Order," too.

The actress shares a daughter and a son with ex-husband Justin Saliman, who she was married to for 10 years.

Makenzie Vega starred as Katy, Jake's relative who also had bad luck.

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Makenzie Vega in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

At the end of the movie, Ashley and Jake simultaneously kissed her on the cheek and passed on their good luck to her.

Vega starred as Grace Florrick on the CBS show "The Good Wife."

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Makenzie Vega in July 2018. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

The show ended in 2016 after seven seasons.

Vega, who's the sister of "Spy Kids" star Alexa PenaVega, has also guest-starred on shows like "ER."

More recently, she had a role on Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" and starred in the thriller film "InstaPsycho."

Faizon Love portrayed Damon Phillips, the wealthy owner of Downtown Masquerade Records.

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Faizon Love in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

He made $507 million the prior year and owned a small dog.

Since "Just My Luck," Love has guest-starred on shows like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Black-ish."

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Faizon Love in February 2019. Prince Williams/Wireimage

He's also starred in comedies like "Couples Retreat" and "She's Got a Plan."

In March 2017, Love was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault after an alleged altercation with a valet at an Ohio airport. The actor pleaded no contest. He was found guilty and found guilty of the first-degree misdemeanor and was given a 180-day suspended jail sentence and a $500 fine.

More recently, Love starred as Al Baker on the series "Step Up: High Water."

Missi Pyle played Peggy Braden, Ashley's boss at Braden & Co. Public Relations.

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Missi Pyle in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

She was overbearing, but impressed by Ashley's work ethic and good fortune.

Pyle most recently starred on the show "Dirty John," based on a popular podcast of the same name.

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Missi Pyle in March 2020. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Pyle has kept busy with a variety of roles in films and shows since "Just My Luck."

She guest-starred on "Heroes," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Mindy Project," and "Two and a Half Men."

Pyle has also appeared in films like "Captain Fantastic" and "Nobody's Fool."

Carlos Ponce starred as Antonio, Ashley's next-door neighbor.

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Carlos Ponce in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

Unbeknownst to Ashley, who set him up on a blind date with Peggy, Carlos was an escort. He and Peggy ended up getting engaged.

Ponce stars as Ray Molina on Netflix's "Julie and the Phantoms."

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Carlos Ponce in January 2020. John Parra/Getty Images

He plays the father of a talented young musician on the series, which debuted on the streaming service in September 2020.

Ponce, who's a singer and actor, starred on shows like "Hollywood Heights," "Cristela," and "Playing With Fire."

The actor also shares four kids with ex-wife Verónica Rubio. In 2020, Ponce married journalist Karina Banda after dating for three years.

Chris Carmack played David Pennington, whose father owned the Boston Celtics.

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Chris Carmack in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

He and Ashley briefly dated but split after a disaster at an art opening.

Carmack stars as Dr. Atticus Lincoln on ABC's long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."

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Chris Carmack on season 16 of "Grey's Anatomy." Ali Goldstein/ABC via Getty Images

The show is currently in its 17th season and got renewed for another installment.

Carmack joined "Grey's Anatomy" at the start of season 15. Prior to that, he starred on the CMT series "Nashville" with Hayden Panettiere.

He also starred in two holiday TV movies: "A Christmas Wedding Date" and "All About Christmas Eve."

Carmack got engaged to Erin Slaver in 2016 and the couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter, later that year.

McFly - comprised of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd, and Dougie Poynter - played themselves in the movie.

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Chris Pine and McFly in "Just My Luck." Twentieth Century Fox

Similar to the film, the real-life British band was just making waves in the US thanks to catchy tracks like "Five Colors in Her Hair."

In "Just My Luck," Jake acted as their unpaid manager and got them signed to Downtown Masquerade Records. The film culminated in the ground performing a sold-out show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, NYC.

The soundtrack for "Just My Luck" also included several of McFly's songs from their albums titled "Room on the 3rd Floor "and "Wonderland."

McFly released their sixth studio album, "Young Dumb Thrills," in 2020.

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Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, and Dougie Poynter of McFly in October 2019. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

In the years after appearing in "Just My Luck," the band released several albums in addition to their 2020 record: "Wonderland" (2005), "Motion in the Ocean" (2006), "Radio: Active" (2008), and "Above the Noise" (2010).

In addition, McFly released a memoir in 2012.

McFly went on to team up with fellow European group Busted (who popularized "Year 3000" prior to the Jonas Brothers) and referred to themselves as McBusted. They also went on tour together.

McFly went on an indefinite hiatus and officially announced their hiatus in March 2018 as the members pursued solo projects.

They returned as a band in 2020 and released a few singles to accompany their studio album.

Outside of the band, Poynter confirmed his relationship with model Maddy Elmer in 2019.

Fletcher married Giovanna Falcone in 2012 and welcomed three kids together: sons Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher, Buddy Bob Fletcher, and Max Mario Fletcher.

Jones married model Georgia Horsley in 2014 and they have a son named Cooper Alf Jones (born in 2018).

Judd married Izzy Judd (née Johnston) in 2012 and welcomed two kids together: daughter Lola Rose Emma and son Kit Harry Francis Judd. In April 2021, the couple announced that they're expecting their third child.

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