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How the Actors From “White Chicks” Look 16 Years After the Premiere

There are films that continue to be broadcast on television with plots that still manage to provoke laughter despite their age. That effect makes these movies immune to the passage of time, and while 16 years have passed since the release of White Chicks, many of us are left wondering how the actors from the film look after all these years.

Bright Side wants to show you what happened to the actors and actresses from this hilarious movie. Without a doubt, this movie will forever be remembered for the main characters’ humorous adventures and side-splitting run-ins.

1. Shawn Wayans (Kevin Copeland)

Previously, Shawn Wayans had appeared in the comedy film saga, Scary Movie, which mocked typical horror films. After his participation in White Chicks, he made another film with his brother, Marlon Wayans, called Little Man. He’s currently a stand-up comedian and he does live performances. On the big screen, the last film he starred in was Dance Flick in 2009, for which he also wrote the screenplay.

2. Rochelle Aytes (Denise Porter)

Before acting in White Chicks, Rochelle Aytes had small television appearances on various shows including The Outer Limits and Sex and the City. Years later, she landed lead roles in shows such as FOX’s Drive in 2007 and The Forgotten in 2009 to 2010. Among her most recent work is her performance as Michelle Moore in the 2019 series, The Purge.

3. Jaime King (Heather Vandergeld)

After the film, Jaime King played a double role in Sin City in both 2005 and in its 2014 sequel as the twins, Goldie and Wendy. She also participated in Escape Plan’s last 2 sequels (2018 and 2019), playing Abigail Ross. On television, she appeared in the series The O. C. and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and is currently participating in Black Summer as Rose.

4. Brittany Daniel (Megan Vandergeld)

Her performance in White Chicks was not her only project with the Wayans brothers — in 2006 she shared the stage with them again in the film, Little Man, this time using her real name, Brittany. From 2006 to 2015, Brittany Daniel participated in the series The Game as Kelly Pitts.

5. John Reardon (Heath)

John Reardon is another actor who teamed up again with the Wayans brothers, playing Jeremiah in Scary Movie 4 in 2006. He subsequently appeared in the film Tron: Legacy in 2010. On television, he had roles in Supernatural and Arctic Air. He currently stars in the series Hudson & Rex, based on the Italian-Austrian drama, Komissar Rex. It’s been on air since 2019 and has 2 seasons.

6. Maitland Ward (Brittany Wilson)

After her participation in White Chicks, the actress had small roles in television series such as Rules of Engagement, but she eventually left this branch of the entertainment industry.

7. Anne Dudek (Tiffany Wilson)

Anne Dudek continued her acting career with roles in films such as 10 Items or Less in 2006 with Morgan Freeman; The Good Neighbor in 2016; and House by the Lake in 2017. She has appeared in several series such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Mad Men, The Mentalist, House, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Flash, just to name a few. She currently plays Kate in the series Corporate, which has had 2 seasons on air.

8. Jennifer Carpenter (Lisa)

After the premiere of this film, Jennifer Carpenter landed the lead role in the movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the important role in the TV series, Dexter, as the main character’s sister. In 2016, she was part of the series Limitless, and in 2019, she played the lead role in The Enemy Within. She has also been a voice actress for various animated series with characters such as Natasha Romanova/Black Widow for Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher; Selina Kyle in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight; and Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge.

9. Busy Philipps (Karen Googlestein)

After participating in White Chicks, Busy Philipps brought Melissa’s character to life in Made of Honor in 2008, and also acted in He’s Just Not That into You, a romantic comedy from 2009. In the film industry, her most recent movie was I Feel Pretty in 2018. She has appeared in several series such as Cougar Town, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, How I Met Your Mother, and ER. Between 2018 and 2019 she also had her own late-night show called Busy Tonight, which aired on E!.

10. Jessica Cauffiel (Tori)

Jessica Cauffiel remained active as an actress with films like Bed Ridden and Ice Dreams under her belt and was part of the cast of Legally Blonde, which announced its third installment in 2020. Legally Blonde 3 will mark Cauffiel’s return to the screen after she moved away from the spotlight in 2010. In the television world, she’s participated in the series My Name is Earl throughout 2006 and 2007.

11. Terry Crews (Latrell Spencer)

Terry Crews appears in a lot of commercials, movies, and TV series. He was in the film Norbit with Eddie Murphy. He’s also part of the cast of The Expendables, which has already accumulated 3 installments, and he also appeared in the second part of Deadpool. On television, he played Julius in Everybody Hates Chris, and he’s one of the main characters in the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

12. Lochlyn Munro (Jake Harper)

Lochlyn Munro already had experience working with the Wayans family as he was part of the first Scary Movie that was released in 2000. He recently participated in different films such as A Stone Cold Christmas, Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls, Chokehold, Spiral, and Dead Voices. His career in television is extensive, as he’s participated in CSI: Miami, Smallville, The Mentalist, and Hawaii Five-0 between 2005 and 2012. Some of his most recent performances have been in Lucifer, Riverdale, and the Canadian series, The Murders.

13. Frankie Faison (Elliott Gordon)

Frankie Faison’s previous work before appearing in White Chicks includes The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001), and Red Dragon (2002) from the Hannibal Lecter franchise. His last film was The Grudge, which was released in 2020 — he played the role of William Matheson. On television, his most emblematic role was that of Ervin Burrell in HBO’s The Wire. He also participated in the Netflix series Luke Cage, playing Henry “Pop” Hunter, a retired gangster who works in the same hair salon as the main character.

14. Marlon Wayans (Marcus Anthony Copeland II)

Marlon Wayans is still active as an actor, and his latest films, Naked and Sextuplets, have also been comedic hits. In conjunction with his brother, Shawn, he created a comic book company called 5-D Comics in 2006. In 2020, he announced the upcoming films, Respect, which is about the life of Aretha Franklin, and a comedy directed by Sofia Coppola called On the Rocks, which will star Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.

Who was your favorite character in the movie White Chicks? What was your favorite scene?

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