What the Actors From Desperate Housewives Look Like 15 Years Later

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Between 2004 and 2012, the exciting adventures of the Desperate Housewives’ characters thrilled audiences around the world. Innovative and daring, sometimes dramatic and full of feelings, the series became an unimaginable international success. And many of us identify with at least one of the characters in this series, who are all very different and endearing in their own ways.

8 years after the end of the series, we at Bright Side decided to take a look at Wisteria Lane’s memories to see the evolution of its main characters.

1. Gabrielle Solis — Eva Longoria

The beautiful Eva Longoria is a very versatile artist. After finishing Desperate Housewives, she was a model and posed for the cover of renowned magazines like Vogue, Glamour, Elle, and Vanity Fair, to name just a few. These last years she was also the muse for L’Oréal Paris and BEBE SPORT. In addition, she founded her own production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. Regarding her personal life, she is married to José Antonio Bastón, and is the mother of a lovely child named Santiago.

2. Carlos Solis — Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Ricardo Antonio Chavira has appeared in numerous series like Monk, JAG, The Division, Castle, Joan of Arcadia, and Six Feet Under, among many others.

3. Juanita Solis — Madison de la Garza

Madison was just a child when Desperate Housewives was shot, where she played the daughter of Gabrielle and Carlos Solis. Today, at 19, actress Demi Lovato’s half-sister is a screenwriter. In fact, she wrote and shot the short film Subject 16, which is now available on her YouTube channel.

4. Lynette Scavo — Felicity Huffman

After playing the role of the overwhelmed mother of a large family in Desperate Housewives, actress Felicity Huffman appeared in the award-winning television series American Crime, role that earned her numerous awards. She continues acting, and her latest work was as the star of the film Tammy’s Always Dying, released in 2019.

5. Tom Scavo — Doug Savant

It was thanks to the character of Tom Scavo, Lynette’s husband in Desperate Housewives, that Doug’s career reached stardom. Then we saw him again in Rizzoli & Isles, Vegas, Drop Dead Diva, Criminal Minds, Hawaii 5.0, Scorpion, Castle, Rush Hour, Notorious, and SEAL Team.

6. Preston and Porter Scavo — Brent and Shane Kinsman

The twins have grown a lot since the first season of the series. They continued with their studies, while also staying away from the cameras. Shane seems to have enjoyed beautiful trips around Europe these past few years, and Brent is living the normal life of a young man in his early twenties.

7. Penny Scavo — Darcy Rose Byrnes

Darcy Rose Byrnes played the role of the Scavos’ daughter in seasons 7 and 8 of Desperate Housewives. She remains in the artistic world, and has become an author, composer, and dancer, passions she shares on her website.

8. Bree Van de Kamp — Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross played the role of the bourgeois, manic housewife in Desperate Housewives. She later confirmed her talent in the series Quantico, and is currently working on Jane the Virgin.

9. Andrew Van de Kamp — Shawn Pyfrom

After having had great success playing Bree, a troubled teenager in Desperate Housewives, this actor slowly walked away from the stage and focused on art, particularly photography, a passion he shares with his fans on his Instagram.

10. Susan Mayer — Teri Hatcher

After Desperate Housewives ended, Teri Hatcher worked on some series, the most important being The Odd Couple and Supergirl. She also has a channel on YouTube, Hatching Change, where she shares recipes.

11. Mike Delfino — James Denton

James Denton plays Dr. Sam Radford in the series Good Witch that began in 2015. He also worked on Devious Maids in 2016.

12. Julie Mayer — Andrea Bowen

Now, Andrea is 30 years old. She quickly retired from the media landscape, but worked on Jonny’s Sweet Revenge in 2015, and Winter Wedding in 2017.

13. M. J. Delfino — Mason Vale Cotton

Mason, now an 18-year-old young man, worked on the Mad Men series between 2012 and 2015.

14. Paul Young — Mark Moses

Mark Moses played several roles in movies (mainly in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Cesar Chavez, and Fear, Inc.) and also on television, in series like Mad Men, Homeland, Mr. Robot, and Grey’s Anatomy, among many others.

15. Zach Young — Cody Kasch

After his role as a mentally deranged teenager in Desperate Housewives, Cody Kasch worked on several films, including the 2015 war film The Last Rescue. He is currently 32 years old.

16. Edie Britt — Nicollette Sheridan

By the end of the series, Nicollette Sheridan had left the stage, but not before participating in Dynasty’s cast in 2017.

17. Renée Perry — Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams, the first African-American to be crowned “Miss America,” played Renée Perry in Desperate Housewives. After the series, she worked on Hannah Montana: The Movie, and later on the comedy Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

Which one was your favorite character in Desperate Housewives? For you, what was the most memorable moment in this series? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section.


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I liked Mike character. He was tough. Bree more concerned to perfectness. Lyneet brave fighter. Mrs. Soles fashion diva and more....


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