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Catch up With the ‘Freaky Friday’ 2003 Cast 21 Years Later

Imagine switching bodies with your teenage daughter, who just happens to be the exact opposite of you in pretty much every way. But, wait, things get even worse when you realize that you don’t know how to switch back! Thankfully, the answer lies with the Freaky Friday cast and the end of the 2003 movie that stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.

So keep scrolling to find out what they, and the rest of the Freaky Friday cast have been up to since the movie came out 21 years ago.

Wanting to watch Freaky Friday? It’s available for streaming on Disney Plus.

And while you’re at it, check out the original Freaky Friday from 1977, starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris. It’s also streaming on Disney Plus.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Tess Coleman

BORN: November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Halloween (1978), My Girl (1991), Scream Queens (2015-2016), Knives Out (2019), Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) and Haunted Mansion (2023).

PERSONAL: Jamie Lee Curtis has been married to Christopher Guest since 1984. They have two children together.

THOUGHTS ON FREAKY FRIDAY: When asked where she was when she got the part, Curtis said, “I was in the middle of a book tour when my agent called. An actress had been involved in the movie and chose not to do it; I was a replacement part. That was Thursday. I read the script on Friday, flew home on Saturday, had my hair dyed red on Sunday, and was working Monday — with a 15-year-old and a 5-year-old at home, playing a 15-year-old. Had I had all the time in the world to prepare, I don’t think it would’ve been so good. I just had to be in my body. I was also newly sober and I was able to have a community within the movie-work world. That was a big deal for me.”

FUN FACT: The snapshots in the opening credits of the film are actually photos of Jamie Lee Curtis and her daughter Annie Guest.

Lindsay Lohan: Freaky Friday cast

Lindsay Lohan: Freaky Friday cast
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Anna Coleman

BORN: July 2, 1986 in The Bronx, New York.

BEST KNOWN FOR: The Parent Trap (1998), Mean Girls (2004), Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) and Falling for Christmas (2022).

PERSONAL: Lohan has been married to Bader Shammas since 2022. They have one child together.

THOUGHTS ON FREAKY FRIDAY: “As an 11-year-old, The Parent Trap [1998] felt so big to me. I threw myself into everything: accents, green screens, playing two people. So I felt comfortable after that. Freaky Friday felt different because I was going through all of the phases of a 16-year-old [but playing a character who was a year younger]. This was the era of Avril Lavigne and punk, and I wanted to experience it. We did white stripes in my hair. I put [the colorist] Tracy Cunningham through hell, because I took my nice red hair and just bleached it.”

FUN FACT: Lohan only got the part after Michelle Trachtenberg dropped out. Ironically, the same thing also happened with The Parent Trap.

MUST READ: The Parent Trap’ Remake — See The Cast 26 Years Later!

Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Jake

BORN: August 24, 1981 in Buffalo, New York.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Gilmore Girls (2000-2001), Dawson’s Creek (2001-2002), One Tree Hill (2003-2013) (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004), Riverdale (2019) and multiple Hallmark Christmas movies.

PERSONAL: He was married to Sophia Bush for less than a year. Now, Michael Murray is married to Sarah Roemer. They have two children together.

THOUGHTS ON FREAKY FRIDAY: The actor is set to star in the film’s sequel, saying, “If Jake has a story to tell, I’d be there in a heartbeat. Are you kidding me? Just to watch Jamie and Lindsay, to go back to work… To watch all that energy that Jamie brings to set… Hollywood royalty, period.”

FUN FACT: When Tess — in Anna’s body (Jamie Lee Curtis) asks Jake (Chad Michael Murray) for a ride home, the boom mic can be seen in the glass shield of Jake’s helmet.

Mark Harmon: Freaky Friday cast

Mark Harmon: Freaky Friday cast
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Ryan

BORN: September 2, 1951, in Burbank, California.

BEST KNOWN FOR: 240-Robert (1979), Flamingo Road (1980-1982), St. Elsewhere (1983-1968), Reasonable Doubts (1991-1993), Chicago Hope (1996-2000) and NCIS (2003-2024).

PERSONAL: Harmon has been married to Pam Dawber since 1987. They have two children together.

THOUGHTS ON FREAKY FRIDAY: Harmon basically predicted the Freaky Friday sequel, saying “I’ve known her [Jamie Lee Curtis] since she was 15, and if she’s talking about it, then it’ll [the sequel] happen, because all things happen.”

FUN FACT: Harmon and Jamie Lee Curtis co-starred again as lovers eight years later in the ninth season of NCIS (2011).

Ryan Malgarini

Ryan Malgarini
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CHARACTER PLAYED: Harry Coleman

BORN: June 12, 1992 in Renton, Washington.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Go Figure (2005), How to Eat Fried Worms (2006), Gary Unmarried (2008-2010) and Dinner in America (2020).

THOUGHTS ON FREAKY FRIDAY:I remember auditioning and then just fast-forwarding to that table read and just mispronouncing a couple of words because I was 10 and still learning to read.”

FUN FACT: Malgarini was only 11 during filming.

Stephen Tobolowsky: Freaky Friday cast

Stephen Tobolowsky: Freaky Friday cast
2003/2024Albert L. Ortega / Contributor/Getty; Monica Schipper / Staff/Getty

CHARACTER PLAYED: Mr. Bates

BORN: May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas.

BEST KNOWN FOR: Mississippi Burning (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991), Groundhog Day (1993), Wild Hogs (2007) and Loners (2019).

PERSONAL: Tobolowsky has been married to Ann Hearn since 1998. They have two children together.

THOUGHTS ON FREAKY FRIDAY: Despite being in the film, Tobolowsky wasn’t a main character, and he knows it. “Freaky Friday did great. But I don’t think it did great because of me.”

FUN FACT: Much like Anna, Tobolowsky was also in a band once.


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