'The Lizzie McGuire Movie': Where Are They Now?
Has it been 12 years already since Lizzie McGuire traded in her cap and gown for a gelato and a vespa? It has, indeed! On May 2, 2003 the, ever-funny and totally relatable, "Lizzie McGuire" series wrapped up with a bang in the box office: "The Lizzie McGuire Movie."
Now, while we sit and contemplate why Disney and Netflix have not partnered together to stream this early 2000s classic... We decided to see the whereabouts of some of our beloved characters after having graduated junior high, and here's what we found:
Hilary Duff, "Lizzie McGuire"
Since graduating junior high, Hilary Duff hasn't left our radar. Known for her roles in movies such as "Cadet Kelly," "Agent Cody Banks" and "A Cinderella Story" (alongside teen hunk, Chad Michael Murray), Hilary has had her fair share of TV and movie screen exposure after wrapping up the "Lizzie McGuire" series. You can now catch her on TV Land's newest comedy drama, "Younger." And that's not all! She even has a new album pending release. As for personal life, this 27 year old is the proud mother of an adorable baby boy, Luca Cruz Comrie. Oh, and just in case you've missed it, she's also been sizzling on the covers of various magazines with her toned physique.
Adam Lamberg, "Gordo"
Adam, AKA "Gordo", did what most kids do after junior high... More schooling! Earning a degree in geography, Adam went on to get his MPA in Baruch College and is now working as a Development Assistant at the Irish Arts Center.
Jake Thomas, "Matt McGuire"
Since his devious days of plotting against his older sister on screen, Matt, played by Jake Thomas, is all grown up now. Jake has made various TV appearances, ranging from "E.R." to "Lie to Me" to "Secret Life of the American Teenager." He's also a photographer and has his own website.
Hallie Todd,"Jo McGuire"
After playing loving and caring mother of Lizzie and Matt McGuire, Jo -- or Hallie Todd IRL -- has been giving back to the acting community. Hallie has opened up her own acting/coaching classes in Santa Barbara, California where she helps the youths achieve their dreams. She also collabs in film productions which you can check out on her website.
Robert Carradine, "Sam McGuire"
As a host and executive producer for TBS' "King of the Nerds," Robert Carradine, also known as Lizzie and Matt's father, surely isn't dealing with kids anymore. Robert has had numerous appearances on the little screen as well as on the big screen and is, most recently, taking some time off to heal from a pretty frightening car crash that took place in March 2015.
Clayton Snyder, "Ethan Craft"
Not only can this hunk, played by Clayton Snyder, make you swoon with his devilish good looks, he can also play a mean game of water polo! Clayton played for the USA Men's National Team, the Olympic Club and for the Italian team: Promogest Quartu. Looks like the Lizzie McGuire Movie inspired Clayton to fall in love with Italia. He hasn't given up on his acting career, though. This babe is still finding roles and is totally down for a "Lizzie McGuire" reunion.
Yani Gellman, "Paolo Valisari"
Some of you many know Yani Gellman for his most recent role in the hit ABC Family TV series: "Pretty Little Liars," but, before dealing with "A", Garrett Reynolds was actually Lizzie's Italian summer fling, Paolo Valisari, from "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" -- mind blown. Yani has also appeared on "The Young and the Restless," "90210" and can even make some pretty sweet sounding music when he's not busy playing a set at Coachella.
Ashlie Brillault, "Kate Sanders"
It's become clear through many Google searches that Ashlie Brillault, who played mean-girl Kate Sanders, has chosen a life away from the spotlight. After filming "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," Ashlie chose to quit acting and instead got her B.A in political science from California State University and then moved to Colorado where she got her J.D and Certificate in law school. Ashlie is now happily married with her husband Joe, whom she met while in Colorado and have been with for the past 11 years, and is mother to a beautiful baby girl as of this past February. Now, after having passed the bar in California, Ashlie tells MTV News that: "At the moment I'm focusing on being a mom to this amazing little human being and in the next few months I plan on looking for a job as a lawyer in the civil rights or criminal defense field. My ultimate goal is to work on issues related to criminal justice reform," and we couldn't be any happier for her.