Where Is the Parenthood Cast Now?

In honor of Mae Whitman's birthday, let's check in on what the Bravermans have been up to since Parenthood bid farewell in 2015.

By Billy Nilles, Kelsey Klemme Jun 09, 2021 1:00 PMTags
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Before we had the Pearsons, there were the Bravermans.

In fact, when NBC debuted the ratings-hit of This Is Us in 2016, it had only been just over a year since we'd said a heartfelt goodbye to the beloved family of Parenthood that came before them.

The Jason Katims-led 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), aired its last episode on January 29, 2015. But, thanks to Peacock, you can catch the truly heartwarming series any time you need to a laugh, a cry...or both. 

Now anyone can enjoy Katims' naturalistic approach to filming, which included three cameras filming scenes from all angles and (usually) no table reads prior to filming, and endeared the series eternally to all those who were watching.

And today, in honor of star Mae Whitman's birthday, we're seeing what everyone's been up to since Parenthood went off the air. 

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To see where the cast are at now, take a look below:

Craig T. Nelson

After Braverman patriarch Zeek passed away in the Parenthood series finale, Craig T. Nelson barely took any downtime.

He guest-starred in five episodes of Netflix's Grace and Frankie that same year, appeared in the films Gold and Book Club, returned as Mr. Incredible in 2018's Incredibles 2 and, since 2019 has recurred on Young Sheldon as Coach Dale Ballard.

Bonnie Bedelia

Since saying goodbye to Braverman matriarch Camille, Bonnie Bedelia has appeared in five episodes of Designated Survivor, a pair of Hallmark Countdown to Christmas films (2017's A Joyous Christmas and 2018's Christmas on the Coast), the films A Very Sordid Wedding and The Scent of Rain & Lightning, and an episode of Renée Zellweger's bonkers Netflix series What/If.

Most recently, she was seen in Violet, Justine Bateman's directorial debut, which was released earlier this year.

Peter Krause

After leaving Adam Braverman behind, Peter Krause jumped into a starring role in the short-lived Shonda Rhimes-produced show The Catch on ABC before landing the lead on Ryan Murphy's hit Fox first responder procedural 9-1-1.

He's also appeared in the films Night Owls and Saint Judy, as well as making a cameo in an episode of longtime girlfriend Lauren Graham's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life as Park Ranger #2.

Monica Potter

Since playing Kristina Braverman, Monica Potter has been relatively quiet. She had a starring role in the short-lived CBS drama Wisdom of the Crowd, which only lasted 13 episodes after premiering in 2017.

In 2019, she appeared in one episode of Amazon Prime Video series Goliath. She's kept busy with Monica Potter Home, her upscale home goods, natural skin care and home decor business launched in 2014. In 2017, she and her family (her mother and sisters work for her in the business) appeared on CNBC's The Profit seeking Marcus Lemonis' help to breathe new life into the struggling company. (She ultimately backed out of a deal that would've given him a 50 percent stake.)

In 2018, she and Daniel Christopher Allison, her husband of 13 years, filed for divorce.

Sarah Ramos

After returning for the series finale to reunite Haddie with the Bravermans one last time—Sarah Ramos went from series regular to recurring guest star in season four as her character went off to college—she went on to appear in a handful of films, including 2016's How to Be Single, guested in episodes of Drunk History, The Affair and The Long Road Home, and had a starring role in the first season of NBC's short-lived Midnight, Texas.

She also directed herself in short film Fluffy and web series City Girl, both of which she wrote as well. She and longtime boyfriend, Ingrid Goes West director Matt Spicer, got engaged in 2019 and wed the following year.

Max Burkholder

Since playing Max Braverman, Max Burkholder has appeared in the films Babysitter, Almost Home, Imaginary Order and Benjamin, guested on The Orville and lent his voice to episodes of American Dad! and Family Guy.

He was also a part of Queen Latifah's Quibi series When the Street Lights Go On and can be heard in Amazon Prime Video's animated superhero drama Invincible.

Lauren Graham

After saying goodbye to Sarah Braverman, Lauren Graham returned to the role that made her a household name for Netflix's four-part Gilmore Girls revival, A Year in the Life, in 2016.

Since then, she's appeared in episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm and lent her voice to Disney Junior's Vampirina. She also stars in the NBC musical dramedy, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, as well as Disney+'s Mighty Ducks reboot.

She also has continued her journey as an author, following up her debut novel Someday, Someday, Maybe (2013) with a collection of personal essays entitled Talking as Fast as I Can: from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).

Two years later, she published In Conclusion, Don't Worry About, an expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High.

Mae Whitman

Since playing Sarah's daughter Amber Holt, Mae Whitman has kept busy.

There's her voice work as Batgirl in DC Super Hero Girls and April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (amongst much more), her film work in movies like The Duff, CHIPS and Duck Butter, and her appearances on shows like Drunk History and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

And since 2018, she's starred as Annie Marks in NBC's dramedy Good Girls.

MIles Heizer

After saying goodbye to Drew Holt, Miles Heizer has appeared in the films The Stanford Prison Experiment, Nerve, Roman J. Israel, Esq and Love, Simon, appeared as a guest judge in a season 10 episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, and, most notably, starred in Netflix's hit drama 13 Reasons Why.

After being featured in GAP's Logo Remix campaign in 2018, he was featured in Coach's fall and winter 2019 campaigns as well.

Erika Christensen

Erika Christensen immediately followed up Parenthood, where she starred as Julia Braverman-Graham, with a lead role in ABC's short-lived Wicked City.

She followed that up with roles in TV films Anything for Love (Hallmark), Confirmation (HBO) and The Follower (Lifetime), films All at Once and The Case for Christ, and a role in another short-lived ABC series, 2017's Ten Days in the Valley

Sam Jaeger

Since playing Joel Graham, Sam Jaeger's had roles on Law & Order True Crime, Tell Me a Story, The Handmaid's Tale, The Politician and Why Women Kill.

He'll be seen next in the Tammy Faye Bakker biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain in the titular role.

Savannah Paige Rae

Since starring as Joel and Julia's bratty daughter Sydney, Savannah Paige Rae has guested in the 2015 episode of Grey's Anatomy where Patrick Dempsey's Derek Shepherd died.

Xolo Maridueña

Xolo Maridueña's Victor was a late addition to the show, joining as a guest in season three before being made series regular for the last three seasons.

After saying goodbye to Julia and Joel's adopted son, he made guest star appearances on Rush Hour and Twin Peaks before landing a starring role on YouTube Premium's Cobra Kai, a continuation of The Karate Kid film series.

Dax Shepard

Since saying goodbye to perennial screw-up Crosby Braverman, Dax Shepard has kept busy.

He wrote, directed and starred in the feature film adaptation of CHIPs, guested on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, replaced Danny Masterson on Netflix's The Ranch, and currently stars on ABC's Bless This Mess.

In 2018, he launched his very popular podcast Armchair Expert, which has featured interviews with celebs like Kristen BellPrince HarryLeslie Odom Jr., John Legend and more. 

Joy Bryant

Since starring as Jasmine Trussell, Joy Bryant has guested on shows as varied as Rosewood, Girls, Ballers and Trinkets. She also booked a starring role on ABC's legal drama For Life.

Tyree Brown

After playing Crosby and Jasmine's adorable son Jabbar for six seasons, Tyree Brown has made appearances on Criminal Minds and Black-ish, lent his voice to Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade, and appeared in the 2017 film Camp Cool Kids.

This story was originally published on on Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 9 a.m. PT.

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