THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Mamma Mia' 13 years later

THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Mamma Mia' 13 years later
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The cast of "Mamma Mia" has each gone in their own direction since the film. Universal Pictures

Meryl Streep starred as Donna Sheridan.

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Meryl Streep played Sophie's hardworking mother. Universal Pictures

Meryl Streep had a long filmography before taking on the role of Donna in "Mamma Mia."

She rose to fame in films like "Sophie's Choice" (1982), "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995), and "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006).

Back in 2008, Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best actress for her performance in "Mamma Mia."

Streep continues to act in critically acclaimed films.

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Meryl Streep is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress. Julien Hekimian/WireImage/Getty Images

Following the box-office hit, Streep starred in numerous films ranging from "The Iron Lady" (2011) to the Oscar-nominated "The Post" (2017).

At the 2017 Golden Globes, she was recognized with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions in the entertainment world.

Streep returned to the role of Donna in "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018), and her most recent projects include "Little Women" (2019), "The Prom" (2020), and "Let Them All Talk" (2020).

Amanda Seyfried starred as free-spirited Sophie.

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Amanda Seyfried played a main character in "Mamma Mia." Universal Pictures

When "Mamma Mia" was released, Seyfried was best known for her role as Karen Smith in the cult classic "Mean Girls" (2004).

She also had roles on The CW's "Veronica Mars" and HBO's "Big Love."

Seyfried continued to her successful acting career after "Mamma Mia."

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Amanda Seyfried has continued her career on TV and in big-screen films. Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Seyfried's film career picked up steam following the success of "Mamma Mia."

She starred in rom-coms like "Letters to Juliet" (2010) and joined the star-studded cast of "Les Misérables" (2012) alongside Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

She continued her television role on "Big Love" until 2011.

Seyfried also returned for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018), and she recently acted in "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (2019), "Scoob!" (2020), "Mank" (2020), and "Things Heard and Seen" (2021).

Colin Firth played Harry Bright, one of Sophie's three potential fathers.

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Colin Firth played the guitar in the film. Universal Pictures

The British actor had an established film career long before starring as one of Sophie's three potential fathers in "Mamma Mia."

Firth gained success appearing in films like "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001), and "Love Actually" (2003).

He also starred as Darcy on the TV mini-series adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice" in 1995.

Firth has earned both an Oscar and a Golden Globe since "Mamma Mia."

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Colin Firth received an Oscar for his role in "The King's Speech." Tim P. Whitby/ Getty Images

Since 2008, Firth earned both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his leading role in "The King's Speech" (2010).

Firth went on to play one of the lead roles on the "Kingsman" series and continued his role in the "Bridget Jones" sequel in 2016. He also returned for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" in 2018 and appeared in "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018).

Firth's latest film credits include "1917" (2019), "The Secret Garden" (2020), and "Supernova" (2020).

Pierce Brosnan played another one of Sophie's potential fathers, Sam Carmichael.

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Pierce Brosnan is known for playing James Bond. Universal Pictures

Much like Firth, Brosnan had an extensive resume prior to "Mamma Mia," most notably as one of few actors who portrayed James Bond.

In 2006, he also picked up a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his role in the dark comedy "The Matador."

Brosnan continues to appear in Hollywood hits.

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Pierce Brosnan has remained a big name in Hollywood. Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Brosnan stuck to the big screen, appearing in films such as "I Don't Know How She Does It" (2011), "Some Kind of Beautiful" (2014), and "The Foreigner" (2017).

Like most of the cast, Brosnan returned for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." He also appeared on AMC's "The Son."

Brosnan's most recent credits include, "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (2020), "The Misfits" (2021), and "False Positive," and he's currently working on a few upcoming projects, including a remake of "Cinderella."

Stellan Skarsgård played the third potential father, Bill Anderson.

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Some fans believe Bill was Sophie's real dad. Universal Pictures

A Swedish native, Stellan Skarsgård appeared in a myriad of films in his home country before shifting to Hollywood.

Most notably, he appeared in "Good Will Hunting" (1997) and portrayed Bootstrap Bill Turner in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series before starring in "Mamma Mia."

Skarsgård is now part of the Marvel franchise.

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Stellan Skarsgård plays a scientist in the MCU. Rich Polk/Getty Images

After "Mamma Mia," Skarsgård was cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Erik Selvig, a scientist who appears in films like "Thor" (2011) and "The Avengers." (2012).

He also acted in films like "Angels and Demons" (2009) and "Cinderella" (2015) before returning as Bill for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."

More recently, Skarsgård appeared on the TV mini-series "Chernobyl" (2019) and in the films "Hope" (2019) and "Last Words" (2020).

The actor is set to appear in the upcoming sci-fi film "Dune."

Christine Baranski played the rambunctious Tanya Chesham-Leigh.

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Christine Baranski played Donna's friend. Universal Pictures

Christine Baranski started off as a Broadway actress before shifting to film and television.

She starred in "The Birdcage" (1996) and on the CBS series "Cybill" during the 1990s. She also portrayed Mary Sunshine in the film adaptation of "Chicago" (2002).

Now, she's well known for her role on CBS' "The Good Wife."

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Christine Baranski continues to act on television. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Baranski has appeared in films like "Into the Woods" (2014) and "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." However, most of her success has come from TV work since "Mamma Mia" premiered.

She starred as Diane Lockhart on CBS' "The Good Wife" for seven seasons before receiving her own spin-off series, "The Good Fight." She also played a recurring role as Leonard Hofstadter's mother on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory."

Most recently, the actress starred in "Christmas on the Square" (2020), and she's set to appear on the HBO period series "The Gilded Age."

Julie Walters played Donna's outgoing friend Rosie Mulligan.

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Julie Walters played the quirky Rosie Mulligan. Universal Pictures

You may recognize Julie Walters from her role as Molly Weasley in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

The British actress also has an extensive filmography including award-nominated roles in films like "Educating Rita" (1983) and "Billy Elliot" (2000).

She continued appearing in "Harry Potter" and had a number of other small-screen roles.

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You might recognize Julie Walters from the "Harry Potter" films. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

After "Mamma Mia," Walters appeared in the final three "Harry Potter" installments and in "Paddington" (2014), "Brooklyn" (2015), and "Paddington 2" (2017). She also voiced the witch in Pixar's "Brave" (2012).

Walters shifted to the small screen, starring on mini-series like ITV's "The Jury" (2011), BBC's "The Hollow Crown" (2012), and Channel 4's "National Treasure" (2016).

She returned for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," appeared in "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018), and voiced a role in "The Queen's Corgi" (2019).

The actress recently starred in "The Secret Garden" (2020) alongside Firth.

Dominic Cooper played Sophie's fiancé, Sky.

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Dominic Cooper played the dreamy love interest. Universal Pictures

Dominic Cooper's career was just starting to pick up steam before he appeared in "Mamma Mia."

Most notably, he appeared on TBS' "Down to Earth" in 2004 and in the BCC miniseries "Sense and Sensibility" (2008).

After the film, he became part of the Marvel franchise and starred on an AMC series.

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Dominic Cooper played Tony Stark's father in the MCU. Jesse Grant/Getty Images

The British actor became involved in the Marvel franchise after "Mamma Mia" as Howard Stark, Tony Stark's father. In that role, he appeared in "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) and on the ABC series "Agent Carter."

Cooper has also appeared in films like "My Week With Marilyn" (2011), "Miss You Already" (2015), and "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."

More recently, Cooper starred on the AMC series "Preacher" and "Spy City."

He is currently set to do voice work on the animated Marvel series "What If ... "

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