\'Buffy the Vampire Slayer\': Where are they now?
Note to self: Start hanging out with Sarah Michelle Gellar. The former "Buffy" star staged a mini-reunion with co-star Anthony Head on July 22 as they showed off their wristbands for Cool To Be Kind, Head\'s organization that supports acts of kindness to animals. So what\'s the rest of the cast up to these days? Let\'s find out:
Alyson Hannigan\'s Willow is hands down one of our favorite witches on TV. Since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ended in 2003, the married mom of two (she tied the knot with another "Buffy" alum, Alexis Denisof) has kept busy with film and TV roles. Her long-running CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" ended this year, but so far Hannigan\'s sticking with the network. She\'s attached to the comedy pilot "More Time With Family."
We have a permanent soft spot in our hearts for Nicholas Brendon\'s lovable "Buffy" character, Xander. The Los Angeles native hasn\'t had another role quite like that of Buffy Summers\' loyal (and funny) friend, but he has stuck close to TV in the years since, appearing on "Criminal Minds" as Kevin Lynch.
Head played smartypants Rupert Giles, Sunnydale High\'s librarian and Buffy\'s Watcher. He\'s known best in the States for his sage advice and fatherly instincts, but his career extends far beyond the "Slayer." In addition to dabbling in movies like 2011\'s "The Iron Lady" and 2013\'s "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," Head has appeared in TV series "Dancing on the Edge," "Warehouse 13" and "Dominion."
Before vampires drank Tru Blood in Louisiana and uncovered "Originals" in Mystic Falls, there was David Boreanaz\'s Angel. Boreanaz portrayed this tortured vamp so well he got his own show, "Angel," from 1999 to 2004. Since then, he\'s been a megastar over on "Bones" as Special Agent Seeley Booth -- although his personal life did take a hit in 2010 when he admitted to cheating on his wife.
Michelle Trachtenberg came late to Sunnydale as Buffy\'s little sister Dawn. Although Buffy soon learned Dawn\'s true identity, their sisterhood was as real as ever. Since then, Trachtenberg has taken her talents most memorably to "Gossip Girl" as the crazy and calculating Georgina Sparks. In 2013, she played the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald in the National Geographic Channel\'s TV movie "Killing Kennedy."
While Buffy\'s father figure was found in her high school\'s library, she had a rock-solid mom at home in Kristine Sutherland\'s Joyce Summers. We\'re still heartbroken over the end of her time on the series -- one of the toughest scenes Joss Whedon had to write. Since "Buffy," Sutherland\'s kept a low profile, but she did have an appearance on "The Following" in 2013.
Whether you loved or loathed Spike, we can all agree that there is no "Buffy" without James Marsters\' punk vampire. In addition to appearing in the "Buffy" spinoff, "Angel," Marsters moved on to TV shows like "Caprica" and "Smallville" while juggling his music career as a singer-songwriter. His band, Ghost of the Robot, released an album called "Murphy\'s Law" in December 2011.
Charisma Carpenter\'s Cordelia wasn\'t a friendly face initially, but she eventually became part of the Scooby Gang. After "Buffy," Carpenter reprised her character on "Angel" and then moved on to a mini-"Buffy" reunion with Hannigan on "Veronica Mars." More recently, Carpenter appeared in the TV series "The Lying Game" and "Blue Bloods," and she was also in the 2012 movie "The Expendables 2."
Has there ever been a better TV band name than Dingoes Ate My Baby? Perhaps, but we\'re letting Seth Green\'s guitar-playing werewolf character Oz take the honorary title. Since his time on "Buffy," TV viewers haven\'t seen much of Green, but they hear him all the time thanks to his prolific voice work on "Robot Chicken" and "Family Guy." In 2013, Green joined Giovanni Ribisi in the short-lived Fox comedy "Dads."
Eliza Dushku\'s Faith wasn\'t around often, but when she was, the vampire-slaying character was a force. Dushku also put her talent for being badass to good use in "Angel," "Tru Calling" and "Dollhouse." After breaking up with boyfriend Rick Fox in 2014, Dushku moved back to Boston with the plan of focusing on her education.
Marc Blucas\' Riley wasn\'t perfect, but he did stand by Buffy when all hell broke loose (which, in Sunnydale, was basically every day). Since the show ended, Blucas has made several appearances on the big and small screens, most recently on the series "Necessary Roughness" and "Killer Women." According to IMDb, he\'ll also appear in a 2014 sports drama movie called "One Heart."
No one knew vengeance like Emma Caulfield\'s Anya. Since "Buffy," Caulfield has popped up in a number of TV shows, most recently USA\'s "Royal Pains" in 2012, and she can be found vlogging away on YouTube. As for whether she\'d join any future "Buffy" reunions, Caulfield isn\'t holding her breath. She told a Twitter follower, "It\'s not something I would do ... with my character being dead and all."
Gellar was already busy with other roles while she was playing vampire slayer Buffy Summers from 1997 to 2003. The actress was more selective with projects after "Buffy" went off the air, and she also focused on building a family with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. (whom she married in 2002). The couple now have two kids together, and Gellar briefly had another starring TV role with the CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones."
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