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In October of this year, the mega-hit WB show Charmed will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary. The series followed a trio of sisters, known as the Charmed Ones, as they battled evil beings in an effort to protect the innocent. Since its debut, the show has received a cult following and ran an impressive eight seasons. In honor of this milestone, let’s take a look at what the cast is up to now.
Alyssa Milano (Phoebe Halliwell)
THEN: Alyssa Milano (born December 19, 1972) portrayed Phoebe Halliwell, the middle child following the death of her sister Prue. She has the gift of premonitions and a taste for bad boys. Phoebe is involved in a longtime romance with a half demon/half human named Cole Turner. Following Cole's ascension to becoming the Source, the two split up. Phoebe ends up marrying Coop, who is Cupid.
Prior to Charmed, Milano was most famous for her role of Samantha in Who's The Boss, and had roles in Melrose Place, Fear, and Causalities of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story.
NOW: After Charmed ended in 2006, Milano has kept busy, appearing on the TV shows My Name Is Earl, Mistresses, and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. She can currently be seen in the Netflix Original Series Insatiable. In 2009, the actress married Creative Artists Agency agent David Bugliari, and have two children together: Elizabella and Milo. Milano is an advocate and leading force in the #metoo movement.
Holly Marie Combs "Piper Halliwell"
THEN: Holly Marie Combs (born December 3, 1973) portrayed Piper Halliwell, who became the oldest sister following the death of Prue. Piper is in a longtime relationship with the Charmed Ones' Whitelighter Leo, who she ultimately marries and has children with. She was often the rock of the family, providing stability and support to her other sisters. Her powers include the ability to freeze objects, as well as blow them up.
Combs was known for her role as Kimberly Brock in the series Picket Fences (1992-1996). She also portrayed real-life murderer Diane Zamora in the television film Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder.
NOW: Since wrapping Charmed, Combs was cast as Ella Montgomery in the show Pretty Little Liars, and was a series regular for the first three seasons. Her and former cast-mate Shannen Doherty also had their own road trip reality show together, entitled Off the Map with Shannen & Holly. The actress then starred in Hallmark's Love's Complicated. She is the mother to three sons with ex-husband David Donoho, and in September 2017 became engaged to her boyfriend Mike.
Shannen Doherty "Prue Halliwell"
THEN: Shannen Doherty (born April 12, 1971) portrayed the eldest sister Prue Halliwell for the first three seasons of the show. She was arguably the most powerful sister witch, with the abilities of astral projection and telekinesis. Prue was murdered by the demonic assassin Shax in the Season Three finale.
Prior to being cast on the show, Doherty had an impressive resume. She was known for her role of Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 and appeared in films including Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), Heathers (1988) and Mallrats (1995).
NOW: Since leaving the show after the third season, Doherty appeared in the reality show Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty, where she would do the dirty work and break up for people. She reprised her role of Brenda Walsh on the CW spinoff 90210. The actress suffers from Crohn's disease, and recently battled breast cancer. In April 2017, Doherty confirmed that she was in remission.
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Rose McGowan "Paige Matthews"
THEN: Rose McGowan (born September 5, 1973) portrayed the half-sister of the Halliwells, Paige Matthews. She is the youngest of the sisters, and the character was introduced after Prue’s death. Paige is fiercely independent and is the secret love child of the Halliwell sisters’ mother Patty and her Whitelighter Sam. She is both witch and Whitelighter, and has telekinetic powers. Paige marries Henry Mitchell.
McGowan had appeared in many films before joining the cast, her most notable roles being in Scream (1996) and Jawbreaker (1999).
NOW: Since the series’ finale, McGowan appeared in a slew of films, including The Black Dahlia, Grindhouse, Machete, and on the TV show Nip/Tuck with former cast member Julian McMahon. She has most recently dedicated her time to fighting sexual harassment in Hollywood, and is one of numerous women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Her journey is documented on her reality show Citizen Rose.
Brian Krause "Leo Wyatt"
THEN: Brian Krause (born February 1, 1969) starred as Whiteligher and husband to Piper Leo Wyatt, who guided the Charmed Ones on their journey as witches. Leo had the power to orb (magically teleport) from place to place, and could also sense his charges. He can also heal, hover, and glamor himself.
Prior to joining the show, Krause starred in the 1992 horror film Sleepwalkers, and Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991).
NOW: Since the show’s conclusion, he has appeared in shows including Mad Men, The Closer, and Castle, and has done voicework for the video game L.A Noire.
Julian McMahon "Cole Turner"
THEN: Julian McMahon (born July 27, 1968) played bad-boy Cole Turner, who was the half-demon half-human love interest of Phoebe. Their relationship was often intense, but Cole remained dedicated to Phoebe. The two ultimately split up when he became the Source.
Before landing his role on Charmed, the Australian actor starred on the soap opera Home and Away, and on the American daytime soap Another World.
NOW: Since leaving the show after Season Five, McMahon went on to play Dr. Christian Troy on Nip/Tuck, and portrayed super villain Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four. The actor most recently appeared in the Hulu series Runaways.
Drew Fuller "Chris Halliwell"
THEN: Drew Fuller (born May 19, 1980) portrayed the adult version of Piper and Leo’s son Chris. The character is introduced in Season 5 as a Whitelighter from the future who helps the sisters fight the Titans. He is revealed to be their son, with the purpose of preventing his older brother Wyatt from growing up to be evil.
Fuller was a former male model with little acting experience before he landed the role of Chris.
NOW: Since leaving the show after Season 6, Fuller starred in the drama The Ultimate Gift, Blonde Ambition, and most notably Army Wives.
Dorian Gregory (Darryl Morris)
THEN: Dorian Gregory (born January 26, 1971) played Inspector Darryl Morris, who was a friend and ally to the Halliwell sisters. He constantly helped the witches get out of sticky situations with the law, while they helped him with supernatural cases.
Before joining the show in Season one, Gregory starred in Baywatch Nights, and appeared in small roles on shows like Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, and Living Single.
NOW: Since appearing on the show, Gregory was the final host of Soul Train from 2003-2006. He’s most recently appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Kaley Cuoco "Billie Jenkins"
THEN: Kaley Cuoco (born November 30, 1985) joined the series during its final season as Billie Jenkins. Billie was a witch and apprentice to the Charmed Ones. Along with her sister Christy, the duo were the Ultimate Power, and were manipulated by the Triad to try and kill the sisters.
Before joining the show as Billie, Cuoco landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules. She has also appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Alley Cats Strike in 2000.
NOW: After the conclusion of Charmed in 2006, Cuoco found mega success as Penny in the massively popular show The Big Bang Theory. The actress also starred in films like The Wedding Ringer and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. She married Karl Cook earlier this year.
Questions & Answers
Question: Do the actresses of Charmed still have a close relationship since the show has ended?
Answer: I believe that the core actresses remain in contact with one another. Holly Marie Combs (Piper) and Shannen Doherty (Prue) are very close to one another and even filmed a reality show!
Question: Will the original Charmed ever be revived with the original cast members?
Answer: As of now I don’t think there are plans for a revival of the original Charmed, although the lead actresses have all expressed interest in the idea.
Question: Will the original cast of Charmed ever make an appearance on the reboot?
Answer: I don’t know for certain, but based off the original cast members response to the reboot, I can’t see this happening. I would also be surprised if the reboot is picked up for another season, as the ratings seem to be less than spectacular.
Question: I named my daughter after Piper, is there any hope of the original coming back?
Answer: Yes, there is! Alyssa Milano recently revealed her and Holly Marie Combs have been talking about making Charmed movies with Netflix featuring the original cast!
Question: Where is Wyatt Halliwell now or the twins Jason Patrick and Kristopher Rober Simmons now? No one ever mentions them in a Charmed where are they now posting.
Answer: I tried to focus on the main, central characters throughout the show’s run. Wes Ramsey portrayed Wyatt Halliwell and currently stars on the soap opera General Hospital as Peter August. The twins are now 16 and their most recent television work was in 2013 on How I Met Your Mother.
david thorne on May 21, 2020:
are the novels/books of tv series of charmed are still out to buy, I think I got replace my set at home , charmed was a good part in my life I did use own boxsets of I did try get madgeze with dvd on it but it was with season 1 season 2 season 3
Maqdalene wallen on March 07, 2020:
I like piper and phoebe because they were beatiful
And charmed is my favorite show
I like charmed when I was 10 years old
My name is maq 13 aug 2010
Rachel M Johnson (author) on October 07, 2019:
Hi Angela, it is one of my absolute favorites too! I never get tired of watching the reruns! I couldn’t even give the remake a chance, it made me too mad they didn’t have the original cast! Fingers crossed they do one in the future!
Angela on October 07, 2019:
Charmed is one of my favorite shows! i watch the reruns everyday and never get sick of them. i tried to get into the new charmed and i just cant. the acting, characters, even the way the white lighter orbs is so wrong:( Hopefully the original cast will do a comeback!!
Rachel M Johnson (author) on October 03, 2019:
Hi Tina, I do too!
Tina on October 01, 2019:
I loved the show charmed
Rachel M Johnson (author) on July 25, 2019:
Hi Teresa, I honestly haven’t given it a chance! There’s no way it would ever be as good as the original so why bother? I want a return of the original cast!
Teresa on July 25, 2019:
I Don't like the remake of charmed that is on the cw. I feel there acting Sucks and the background is fake and so is the special effects it looks very fake too.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on May 31, 2019:
Hi Sherry, I decided to cover the main core cast as opposed to some secondary characters. Thanks for checking out my hub!
sherry hyde on May 31, 2019:
why didn't they put the baby who played wyatt and the older wyatt? aren't they part of the line up too?
Rachel M Johnson (author) on April 26, 2019:
Hi Barb, I do the same thing! Absolutely love Charmed and never get tired of it!
Barb on April 26, 2019:
I am on my second time of watching the reruns of original. Cant get enough of it. Cant get into new charmed. Bad actors. Would love to see the characters to get back together.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on March 20, 2019:
Hi Margaret, I hope they bring back the original cast for a reboot too! It would be so amazing see those characters on the screen again.
Margaret KING on March 20, 2019:
I loved charmed all the cast, terrific acting I am watching reruns never tire off it, loved cole he hasn't come in the rerun yet, but this is my third time round on reruns, don't like new charmed terrible acting, watched three episodes gave up on it would love reboot with original cast
Rachel M Johnson (author) on March 17, 2019:
Hi Charlotte, I completely agree! Charmed is definitely my go-to show and is great all the time!
Charlotte on March 17, 2019:
Love watching Charmed. Which you would bring back the original, they was the best and still is. Watching it each night is great, It never get old. Don't mess up a good thing.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on March 02, 2019:
Hi Carla, I love watching reruns of Charmed! It’s just a special show the new one can’t compare to.
Carla on March 01, 2019:
I too love the original Charmed Ones and watch reruns everyday. Just can’t get into the new one, I guess because I compare it to the original.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on February 11, 2019:
Hi Carla, I feel the same way! Obviously fans of the original show are not flocking to the new one. I hope in the future they can get it right with the original cast!
Carla Beach on February 11, 2019:
I love the original. Do not like the new one. If they don't pick the other up for another season that should tell them something. I'm still watching the original on TNT and POP. Love it.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on January 27, 2019:
Hi Abby, I couldn’t agree more! Charmed is one of those shows that you never get tired of! That’s wonderful you watch with your daughter and it’s special to you! I was so upset when Prue was killed off too, but I think the character of Paige was fun and added a lightheartedness to the show.
Abby Chambers on January 27, 2019:
I absolutely love the Charmed ones best show EVER! I've been watching the show with my daughter since she was 6 and she is 23 now. And we're still watching reruns now at this moment! I love all the girls from when the show first came on... Hate Prue had to die
Rachel M Johnson (author) on January 22, 2019:
Hi Mjtyra, thank you for the information, I will update his name!
mjtyra on January 22, 2019:
Sorry to disappoint but you have some wrong information. Wyatt, Piper, and Chris went by Halliwell, not Wyatt. When they were looking for a name for their son they chose to name him after Leo, hince the Wyatt but to keep the last name as Halliwell to continue the Halliwell line and to leave no doubt in the minds of the demons who his parents are.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on January 22, 2019:
Hi Mercea, I know exactly what you mean! All throughout the last season it was so bittersweet, knowing there would be no more new episodes. I’m happy they all got great endings but it was still very sad. Charmed will always be one of my all time favorite shows!
MERCEA C on January 22, 2019:
I didn't get a chance to see the last season years ago and am just catching up on Netflix but I started from the beginning. I was nearly in tears on the last episode not just at the story line but because it was over there was no more to see. This was by far the best show EVER. I say that now at 47, still the best.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on January 14, 2019:
Hi Karen, that is so wonderful your family found a show you really connected with and can enjoy together! I absolutely adore Charmed and it’s such a special show to me. I just can’t give the new one a chance since it’s so opposite of the original, and I agree it probably won’t last for that reason.
Karen kennedy on January 13, 2019:
I tried to like the new one because the original charmed was so good. Three generations good. My mom ansd i enjoyed it. I was married and she and i would call each other qnd watch or discuss. Then my daughter found it and watched all seasons on dvds we bought. No e of us like the new one. Should have brought back Piper, Phoebe and Paige. The new one wont make it.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on December 24, 2018:
Hi Carol, I absolutely love the original Charmed too! Phoebe was always my favorite and personally I loved watching her and Cole’s romance on the show, even when he struggled with his dark side. It would have been interesting seeing Prue evolve on the show more but I enjoyed Paige’s personality. Piper is by far the strongest and most resilient. The power of three kicked some major booty and I wish the original sisters would come back!
This is Carol on December 24, 2018:
As of right now i so love the original series of charmed better than the shows now of 2018. I was so excited when i hrd the show was coming back. This new charmed, im still trying to figure out ea of thr individual names, i know thr names start with an M. The original charmed sisters, prue, piper and phoebe now they were some bad sisters. I just wish they had played phoebe and cole's role of them married longer, it was touching. Prue was a lot tougher than paige on the series, paige her role was not as tough as prue. Pauge was just thr, thats my thought. I am hpful I'll like the new charmed as well as the original series. I hv every series of the original charmed, i can watch it whenever I choose to, it was one of my favorite all time show that came on bk n the day. Loved the 3P. It still comes on and i watch it when i hv tim. Right now i cannot compare the 2 shows bcse ii feel i nd to watch more of the new charmed. Of the original, prudence was a favorite, she was a bad sista, didnt take no stuff, i like. The guys were hot too. LOL, ,, cole, Leo, darryl, andy, Chris, Dan and others that played on thr. As of right now the original charmed still got it.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on December 18, 2018:
Hi Marie, I couldn’t agree more! They had the perfect set-up to follow-up with the sisters’ children and have them mentor them! I honestly never bothered watching the new “Charmed” and I highly doubt it will see a second season. Hopefully they can get the formula right in the future and give the fans what we want!
Marie roark on December 18, 2018:
I have never been so disappointed. I thought that the new charmed would be their kids .after all remember at the end pheobe had 3 girls .they had such success in making charmed ,why mess with a good thing .everyone that i know was upset about the new (so called charmed) take a page from spelling's book and make a hit by using the old formula.ps i truly miss my girls lol that goodness for reruns
Rachel M Johnson (author) on December 18, 2018:
Hi Lisa, that would be a good plot for the new show! I’m really not interested in watching the remake, bring back the original Charmed Ones!
Lisa on December 18, 2018:
Bring back the original series version with the original characters as guides to there children who become the charmed ones. Like grams guided Piper, Pru and Phoebe. Piper (Holly combs) and Phoebe (allysa Milano) the other characters are not as important. DONT LIKE THE NEWS CHARMED AT ALL.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on December 17, 2018:
Hi Bruce, I really wish they would bring back the originals sisters/stars!
Bruce on December 17, 2018:
I would like to know will you bring the show back with the Three Sisters Piper Phoebe and Paige I don't really care for the new Charmed series
Rachel M Johnson (author) on December 10, 2018:
Hi Laura, I know exactly what you mean! I’ve watched it multiple times all the way through and it’s still one of my absolute favorites.
Laura on December 10, 2018:
I'm currently rewatching all the seasons, am up to season 3, episode 16. I still love this show as much as i did when i first saw it.
Rachel M Johnson (author) on December 06, 2018:
Hi Valma, Piper definitely does indeed!
Valma on December 06, 2018:
Piper is the best with a good head on her shoulder
Rachel M Johnson (author) on December 01, 2018:
Hi Debbie, that is awesome! Piper is a beautiful name!
Debbie on December 01, 2018:
My granddaughter is named piper after our favorite witch!
Rachel M Johnson (author) on November 28, 2018:
Hi A, I agree. Piper was always so centered and resilient. She truly held the sisters together. I’m still so curious what the show would have been like had Prue stayed on. Paige was fun and free spirited but she definitely struggled with being a witch. Phoebe has always been my favorite (I loved her and Cole when they were good), but Piper was the strongest of them all. Thank you for your response!
A on November 28, 2018:
I felt that Paige couldn't hold herself together as witch and instead. Pru was great in all but she was only there for 3 seasons, I wish she was there for more. Phoebe was emotionally driven and I loved/hated cole . Piper just seemed like the most stable one that actually knew what she was doing with her life and going somewhere, even if her and leo separated. Which emotionally hurt me
Rachel M Johnson (author) on November 23, 2018:
Hi Christian & Von, I agree that Piper was an amazing character with the best power! Plus she always seemed to be the glue that held the sisters together.
christian on November 23, 2018:
piper was the best and she could blow up things which was the best part
Von on October 09, 2018:
Loved Piper she was the only one who kept it together.