Tara Reid’s big break came in 1998’s The Big Lebowski, but she achieved international fame with American Pie. The actress, pictured at the first American Pie premiere in 1999, American Pie 2 in 2001, and American Reunion in 2012,opted out of American Wedding so she could focus on other ill-fated films. From 2001 until 2012, Tara grabbed headlines mostly for her hard-partying antics, volatile relationships and plastic surgery disasters.
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Alyson Hannigan made a name for herself on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before nabbing a role in American Pie. Appearing in all four of the films and pictured here in 1999, 2001 and 2012, she has gone on to star in a variety of films and the hit show How I Met Your Mother. She married actor Wesley Wyndam-Price in 2003, and the couple is expecting their second child together.
Seann William Scott’s breakout role was in American Pie playing the popular character Steve Stifler, which he reprised in all four of the films. The actor, who went on to appear in several films since, did a stint in rehab in 2011 and recently revealed that he is engaged to be married.
Shannon Elizabeth modeled for several years before she was cast as the naked exchange student in American Pie in 1999. That same year, she posed naked for Playboy and gained fame for being sexy. Also appearing in American Pie 2, she went on nab small roles in a bunch of minor movie while focusing on her “second career” as a celebrity poker player. She also appeared on Dancing with the Stars and dated her partner Derek Hough.
Jason Biggs was a child star before American Pie made him a household name in 1999. Appearing in all four of the films, the actor has grown up, gotten married and starred in a slew of popular films.
American Pie and American Beauty, both released in 1999, turned Mena Suvari into an It Girl overnight, but the actress had trouble sustaining her success. After American Pie 2, she went on to star in a long list of movies that didn’t live up to the hype. Twice divorced, she is returning for American Reunion.
Becoming famous overnight in 1999’s Election, American Pie confirmed Chris Klein’s star status. The actor started dating Katie Holmes in 2000, bringing her to the American Pie 2 premiere. The couple, who got engaged in December 2003, split up in 2005 and shortly after she was spotted smooching Tom Cruise. The actor has suffered some box office busts in recent years, and was arrested twice for drunk driving before checking into rehab in 2010. He is back for American Reunion.
Jennifer Coolidge nabbed bit part before American Pie, but her role as Stifler’s mom was a turning point for her. She has appeared in all 4 of the films and is often the subject of plastic surgery gossip.
Natasha Lyonne was a child star before American Pie. After the second installment was released, Natasha’s personal life began to head downhill when she was arrested in August 2001 for driving under the influence. She was later evicted from her house, admitted into the hospital forhepatitis C and underwent methadone treatment, finally checking herself into rehab in 2006.
Thomas Ian Nicholas was a child star before American Pie and has appeared in all four of the films. Though his success in movies has been limited, he is also a musician and has released two albums.
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