The Princess Diaries Cast: Where Are the Stars Now?

Check in with Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Sandra Oh and more of The Princess Diaries cast 20 years after the movie premiered.

By Mike Vulpo Aug 03, 2021 3:25 PMTags
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Mia Thermopolis will always be one of our favorite Princesses.

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since The Princess Diaries first hit the big screen. The Disney family-friendly film sparked a sequel and much of the cast continues to rave about the special project today. Case in point: Last year, Anne Hathaway honored the movie's director Garry Marshall in an ABC special.

"One of the things that I love about Garry is that he was never afraid of the spontaneous moment," Anne shared during The Happy Days Of Garry Marshall. "If it was good, it was in the movie. He didn't care where it came from, he didn't care what happened."

In fact, Anne went on to describe a scene with Lilly Moscovitz (Heather Matarazzo) that didn't exactly follow the script. The actress "never" thought about the scene until it appeared in the movie's trailer six months later. As she remembered, he "kept it because it was a charming moment."

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And as we so often like to do, we decided to look back on all those charming moments and the people who made them happen. Keep scrolling below to see what your favorite cast members from the Disney classic are up to now.

Anne Hathaway

The Princess of Genovia is all grown up. Since appearing in the Disney movie, Anne has earned rave reviews for her performances in Les MisérablesThe Devil Wears Prada, The Dark Knight Rises, Ocean's Eight and more films. In her personal life, the actress is happily married to Adam Shulman and are both the proud parents to two kids. 

Mandy Moore

While her character wasn't beloved by Mia in The Princess Diaries, Mandy has maintained a huge fan base thanks to her singing career and Emmy-nominated role as Rebecca Pearson in NBC's hit series This Is Us. In 2008, she wed musician Ryan Adams. They divorced in 2016. She later wed musician Taylor Goldsmith in 2018, and in early 2021, they welcomed their first child together: a son named August or "Gus" for short.

Julie Andrews

Bow down to Hollywood royalty. Ever since her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, the actress has appeared in family friendly flicks like Tooth Fairy, Ella Enchanted and the Shrek franchise. The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins star's legendary career also includes the title of best-selling author thanks to her assortment of children's books in The Very Fairy Princess series. 

And yes, you've definitely heard her voice recently. She's the voice of Bridgerton's one and only Lady Whistledown!

Heather Matarazzo

How can fans forget Mia's best friend Lilly, who not only had her own cable access TV show called Shut Up and Listen but also shut down Mia's haters. Today, the actress' career is still going strong with TV appearances on Grey's Anatomy and Exes & Ohs and roles in films like Hostel: Part II.

And, in November 2018, she married longtime girlfriend, comedian Heather Turman.


Sandra Oh

Vice Principal Gupta, the queen is coming! While her role in the film was brief, fans will never forget her iconic lines that brought laughs to the masses. Outside of the franchise, Sandra has been a fan-favorite on Grey's Anatomy and Killing Eve. Class dismissed!  

In 2003, the Emmy-nominated star married filmmaker Alexander Payne, but the two officially divorced in late 2006.

Robert Schwartzman

Fans will remember the actor for his role as Mia's loyal friend Michael Moscovitz both before and after she became a princess. After starring in the Disney film, Robert became a recording artist and filmmaker who recently released The Argument

Erik Von Detten

How can we forget Mia's crush known as Josh Bryant? The actor went on to star in the short-lived sitcom Complete Savages in 2004, reprised his Toy Story role of Sid in all the sequels up to the 2010 film Toy Story 3 and did other voice-over and TV work. He has not been seen onscreen since appearing on a 2008 episode of Bones.

He and his wife Angela welcomed daughter Claire in May 2019 and, in March 2021, they welcomed baby no. 2, a son named Thomas von Detten

This story was originally published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:52 a.m. PT.

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