Parenthood, Then and Now

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Before the Pearsons, there were the Bravermans.

In fact, when NBC debuted This Is Us in 2016, it had only been just over a year since we'd said a heartfelt goodbye to the beloved family that came before them. And while that time-hopping tearjerker has done its darndest to fill in the giant Braverman-sized hole in our hearts since Parenthood signed off for good five years ago on January 29, 2015, we'll admit that there's a large part of us that's still missing the nuanced Berkeley-based family drama so tenderly shepherded by showrunner Jason Katims.

The series, which ran for six seasons before shuffling off the mortal coil alongside—five-year-old spoiler alert!—patriarch Zeek (played by Coach vet Craig T. Nelson), was loosely based on Ron Howard's 1989 film of the same name, but quickly came to supplant its predecessor as the best-known Parenthood. And while it was never a ratings powerhouse, Katims' naturalistic approach to filming, which included three cameras filming scenes from all angles and (usually) no table reads prior to filming, endeared the series eternally to all those who were.

And in the five years since the Bravermans walked out of our lives, the very talented cast who brought them to life have gone on to do so much. So we thought it was worth checking in on them. To see what everyone's been up to since Parenthood went off the air, read on!

Craig T. Nelson, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Bonnie Bedelia, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Peter Krause, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Monica Potter, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Sarah Ramos, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Max Burkholder, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Lauren Graham, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Mae Whitman, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Miles Heizer, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Erika Christensen, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Sam Jaeger, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Savannah Paige Rae, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Dax Shepard, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Dax Shepard, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Joy Bryant, Parenthood, Then and Now

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Tyree Brown, Parenthood, Then and Now

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