ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

Arguably one of the best teen make-over movies of all time, The Princess Diaries is a classic tale of the ugly duckling morphing into a swan, with the addition of a tiara and Julie Andrews as the Queen of all estranged Grandmothers.

Mia Thermopolis is a sweet-but-geeky social misfit and champion of the bad-hair-day. Invisible to all but her loyal entourage, she would much rather be at home with her cat, Fat Louie, than center stage. A lifestyle which is quite rapidly turned upside down when her Grandma turns up and calmly informs her that she is actually heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia.

With a teddybear of a bodyguard and disgruntled best mate, The Princess Diaries, follows Mia as she's plonked into the spotlight (with severely plucked eyebrows) and forced to make the most important decision of her life... to claim the throne or not.

But Mia is not the only character to undergo a great transformation. 14 years after the release of The Princess Diaries, what do the rest of the cast look like now?

Anne Hathaway

Mia Thermoplois a.k.a Princess of Genova.

Since The Princess Diaries: The Other Side of Heaven, Nicholas Nickleby, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane, Bride Wars, Alice in Wonderland, Family Guy, Love & Other Drugs, The Dark Knight Rises, The Simpsons, Les Misérables, Rio 2 and Interstellar.

Hathaway won an Oscar in 2012 for Best Supporting Actress in Les Misérables.

Julie Andrews

Mia's fab gran, Queen Clarisse Renaldi.

Since The Prince Diaries the Mary Poppins and Sound of Music star has appeared in: Unconditional Love, Shrek 2, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Shrek The Third, Shrek Forever After, Enchanted and Despicable Me.

Hector Elizondo

Joe, Mia's bodyguard.

Since The Princess Diaries: How High, The West Wing, What's New Scooby-Doo?, Without A Trace, The Wild Thornberries, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The Celestine Prophecy, Thundercats and Grey's Anatomy

Mandy Moore

Lana Thomas a.k.a cheerleader bitch.

Since The Princess Diaries: A Walk to Remember, Saved!, Entourage, Scrubs, The Simpsons, Brother Bear 2, How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, TRON: Uprising, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes

Moore was also the voice of Rapunzel in Tangled, in which she performed the duet "I See the Light" with Zachary Levi; the song won a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media

Robert Schwartzman

Michael Moscovitz, the cute boy-next-door.

Since The Princess Diaries: The brother of Jason Schwartzman and cousin to Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola, Robert Schwartzman has appeared in The O.C and One Tree Hill, though he is best known as the lead vocalist in pop/rock band Rooney.

In 2011 Schwartzman released his first solo album, Double Capricorn.

Caroline Goodall

Helen Thermopolis, Mia's artsy mama.

Since The Princess Diaries: Shattered Glass, Chasing Liberty, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Midsomer Murders, Dorian Gray, The Cold Light of Day and Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

Heather Matarazzo

Lily Moscovitz, the loyal and sassy BFF (with her own cable TV show!)

Since The Princess Diaries: Saved!, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The L Word, Hostel: Part II, Law & Order, Exes & Ohs, Stalker, Raymond & Lane and Grey's Anatomy.

In addition to being a great actress, Matarazzo is also working on being an awesome role model for women everywhere.

Erik von Detten

Josh Bryant, the jerky jock.

Since The Princess Diaries: The Legend of Tarzan, American Girl, Charmed, Malcolm in the Middle, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Bones, Family Guy and Toy Story 3.

Sandra Oh

Vice Principal Gupta

Since The Princess Diaries: Judging Amy, Big Fat Liar, Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity, Sideways, Mulan II, Hard Candy, 3 Needles, Wedding Bells, Robot Chicken, American Dad! and Grey's Anatomy

Sean O'Bryan

Teacher Patrick O'Connell

Since The Princess Diaries: Roswell, Big Fat Liar, Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Six Feet Under, Mission: Impossible III, Without a Trace, Vantage Point, Yes Man, Dexter, Playing for Keeps, The Mentalist, Glee and Workaholics


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