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I’m sure you were somewhere getting in your feelings to the jams of these ladies. If not, you were pretending to be more cultured because you knew the words to Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason,” either way, the women behind some of our favorite emotional jams had more talent in their pinky fingers than most singers had in their whole bodies. Many achieved a pretty good level of success, and some are happy just making music, but they’re very underrated to us.
These little ladies were some of just a few faces we used to see all over the place in the ’90s playing somebody’s daughter, sister, or friend. They were very talented, but like many people who start acting early, many of the young ladies on this list took a break at a certain point so that they could live normally. While a few got back into TV and film, others are trying their hand at new ventures. So where are they all now? Let’s see…
While she has worked on and off over the years in many different roles and guest roles, we loved Chlumsky as the feisty tomboy Vada in My Girl and My Girl 2, with My Girl being one of the most unexpected emotional films ever. I still can’t get over Macaulay Culkin’s death in that movie *sigh*
But anywho, Chlumsky became a pretty big star after doing the franchise, yet for a good span of years in the late ’90s, she just did guest roles. But recently, the now 32-year-old, who worked in journalism for a few years, has returned to film and TV. She has a role on the HBO series, Veep, is married, and just announced last month that she’s expecting her first child.
How great were the ’90s in all forms of entertainment? They were pretty awesome, and a big part of the success of a lot of the sitcoms and movies that we remember to this day were the performances by child stars and teen stars that we admired or secretly wanted to date on the low low. Their standout roles were YEARS ago, and as we’ve grown, so have they. So what are they doing and looking like now? We’ve found about 11 who were some of our faves back in the day.
Brandon Quintin Adams
You remember Adams as the little boy Zeke dancing in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, Jesse in two Mighty Ducks movies, and Kenny in The Sandlot–the lone black face in that movie. And when he got older, he was stud material playing a boo of Moesha on the show of that same name, a boyfriend for Ashley Banks on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and many other guest roles. He grew up nicely, and just a few years ago he was trying to pursue a rap career under the name B. Lee. He’s also trying to get back into acting, doing short films, and voicing characters in video games. In an interview with the Chicago Defender, Adams also opened up about his late best friend, Merlin Santana, who played Romeo on The Steve Harvey Show and was killed in 2002: “It took me a long time to recover from that. (Merlin) was my best friend, and (the murder) was a senseless thing.”
Children of the ’80s and the ’90s should know all about “Clarissa Explains It All,” the show that was centered-around Clarissa Darling and all of her life happenings, including school, puberty, boys, and so on.. The show first aired on March 23, 1991 and ran until December 3, 1994, airing a total of 65 episodes. With the show having been off the air for almost 20 years, it’s definitely time for an update on the cast.
Where Are They Now? The Former Harlem Shaking, Diddy Boppin’ 10 Obscure Faces Of Bad Boy (We Found ‘Em!)
Well, make that most of them at least. Not too long ago we did a slideshow about Bad Boy artists under Diddy who were dope, but whose talents couldn’t fully flourish with him. Listening to some Bad Boy classics earlier, we were moved to try and figure out what the hell happened to some of these artists, more specifically, the ones who fell off the face of the earth. We know where Shyne is (NOT in the U.S., but talking crap about everybody who is), we know what Mase is doing, we know Carl Thomas is back on the road, we know Dawn Richard is making it, and Faith Evans got away from Puff just in time. But hey, where’s Black Rob? Loon? The ladies from Total? We have a clue. Take a peek and be ready to click!
It’s been a long time since we saw kids REALLY Harlem Shaking in this guy’s video for the song “Let’s Get It” in 2001, and since then, things have been pretty tough for Trevell Coleman, better known as G. Dep. After meeting Diddy (Puffy back then) in ’98, getting signed and having success with his album, Child of the Ghetto, it didn’t move B.I.G. or Mase numbers, and Coleman was dropped. He went on to make an independent album with former Bad Boy artist Loon in 2007, suffered with PCP addiction, and soon enough found himself in trouble with the law. In 2010, Coleman made the huge step of turning himself in for a murder he committed in ’93 while trying to pull off a robbery. He was recently sentenced to second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Daaaaamn.
So they weren’t classic films, but I don’t know anybody who doesn’t get excited and drop what they’re doing to watch House Party (the original) and Class Act. The dancing is amazing, the storylines are easy to follow and you can’t say you aren’t fully entertained. These two movies dropped more than 20 years ago and it’s been a while since we’ve seen all the stars that made them must-see films in black homes years ago. Some, well, you know what they’re up to because they’re still doing big things, while others have stayed under the radar. Shall we be nosey and find out their whereabouts? Be prepared to click!
Adrienne-Joi Johnson captured everybody’s attention with her yellow spandex jumpsuit and killer dance moves in House Party. Playing Sharane, the cool chick from the hood (no for real, her neighborhood was mad sketch), both Kid and Play battled for her affections for most of the movie, but her finger wave and curl-wearing behind played coy with both fellas cause she had it like that. So where is she nowadays? Out here flexing on folks as a fitness and wellness coach. Check the abs for proof of how that’s working out. After her role in Baby Boy, Johnson did a few TV roles here and there (including hosting the show Flab to Fab), but she’s been more about weight loss and overall health over the past few years, even being a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society.
From 1994 until 2000, many of us watched Party of Five, a show that took many by storm. Despite it’s low ratings, the show went on to win a Golden Globe Award and lasted six seasons. The show is credited for being the launching pad for several actors and actresses including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Neve Campbell, and Matthew Fox. Let’s see what your favorite cast members from Party of Five have been up to since the show ended.
When these kids were little, their parents crooned and rapped about them, put them in music videos, took them from place to place on their hip, and in a way, watching them grow up has been like watching someone you personally know age and mature, and it makes us think…dang we’re getting old! Once cute ’90s babies, these famous kids are teenagers or adults trying to find their own way in the world. Some under the radar, some hoping to make it in the entertainment business like their parents. So what are they looking like after all these years?
While Lauryn Hill talked about him very often, even dedicating a song to him on her masterful solo effort, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, called “To Zion,” Zion David Marley was a child we really didn’t get to see all that much. Once again, LBoogie came from a time before celebs were posting proud pics of their children online, so Zion had the benefit of growing up outside of all that spotlight. Well, that was until Wyclef decided to publicly claim that Lauryn made him think Zion was HIS son. Today, Zion David Marley is 15 and is the elder brother to Selah, Joshua, John, Sarah, and Lauryn’s last born son from another relationship, Micah. Who does he resemble most to you?
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Once again, I’m bringing you another “Where Are They Now,” and if you enjoyed the children variety show “All That,” then I think you’ll like this post. The show debuted on Nickolodeon’s “Snick” and stayed on the network for ten seasons. We laughed, we recited the greeting to “Good Burger” and we watched some of these stars grow to be major movers and shakers in Hollywood, so take a step down nostalgia road with me. Starting with:
When you think of the Olsen twins, you probably think of the TV sitcom Full House, which told the story of Danny Tanner who was raising three daughters with the help of his best friend and his brother-in-law. The show ran from September 22, 1987 until May 23, 1995, and in the many years since the show has ended the members of the cast have gone their separate ways and furthered their paths in Hollywood. See where they are now.