See the Cast of ‘Singles’ Then and Now
Released in 1992, Cameron Crowe’s ‘Singles’ was a romantic comedy that followed the lives and loves of a group of 20-somethings living in an apartment complex in Seattle. The soundtrack, which featured grunge tracks from bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, became more popular than the film itself — though ‘Singles’ did go on to inspire a wave of Gen-X films and has become a beloved ’90s classic in its own right. Twenty-two years later, we revisit the cast of Crowe’s rom-com and see what they’re up to now.
Bridget Fonda, Janet Livermore
Then: Bridget Fonda played Janet Livermore, a waitress who works in a coffee shop and has a crush on Cliff, an aspiring rock musician. Fonda previously gained notice for roles in ‘Drop Dead Fred’ and ‘Single White Female.’
Now: Fonda went on to star in ‘Point of No Return,’ ‘It Could Happen to You,’ ‘Jackie Brown,’ ‘A Simple Plan,’ ‘Lake Placid,’ and ‘Monkeybone.’ She appeared on four episodes of ‘The Chris Isaak Show’ in 2002, and starred in the TV movie ‘Snow Queen.’ Her final film role was in 2001′s ‘Kiss of the Dragon,’ and she curiously hasn’t appeared in anything since. She’s married to former Oingo Boingo frontman and film composer Danny Elfman.
Kyra Sedgwick, Linda Powell
Then: Kyra Sedgwick played Linda Powell, who frets over whether to commit to her boyfriend, Steve. Sedgwick was best known for appearing opposite Tom Cruise in ‘Born on the Fourth of July.’
Now: Sedgwick appeared in the films ‘Murder in the First,’ ‘Phenomenon,’ and with her husband Kevin Bacon in ‘The Woodsman.’ From 2005 to 2012, she starred in the series ‘The Closer’ on TNT. More recently, she appeared in the films ‘Gamer,’ ‘Man on a Ledge,’ and ‘Kill Your Darlings.’ You can see her next in the upcoming film ‘Reach Me’ with Sylvester Stallone.
Campbell Scott, Steve Dunne
Then: Campbell Scott played Steve Dunne, who isn’t sure if he should fully commit and move out of the apartment complex to live with Linda. Scott was still a relative newcomer whose credits included roles in ‘Dead Again’ and ‘Dying Young.’
Now: Since then, Scott has appeared in ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle,’ ‘Big Night,’ ‘Roger Dodger,’ ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose,’ and ‘Music and Lyrics.’ Additionally, Scott directed and starred in the 2000 version of ‘Hamlet,’ as well as ‘Final’ and ‘Off the Map.’ In 2010, he starred on the third season of ‘Damages,’ and he’s been appearing on the USA series ‘Royal Pains’ since 2009. Scott also played Richard Parker, father of Peter, in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ and can be seen reprising the role in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’
Sheila Kelley, Debbie Hunt
Then: Sheila Kelley, who starred on the series ‘L.A. Law,’ played Debbie Hunt, a single woman who makes a video expressing her desires in the hopes that it will help her find her ideal mate.
Now: Kelley’s career hasn’t been as profile as her co-stars, though you’ll probably recognize her from her roles in films like ‘Nurse Betty’ and ‘Matchstick Men.’ In 1995, she joined the cast of the NBC series ‘Sisters’ for the sixth season, and over the years since she had recurring roles on ‘ER,’ ‘LOST’ and ‘Gossip Girl.’ You can see her next in the upcoming thriller ‘The Guest’ from filmmakers Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, the duo behind ‘You’re Next.’
Jim True-Frost, David Bailey
Then: Jim True-Frost was a relative newcomer with only one film credit to his name when he played the supporting role of David Bailey.
Now: True-Frost also appeared in ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ and in ‘Off the Map,’ which was directed by his ‘Singles’ co-star Campbell Scott. From 2002 to 2008, he played Rolan “Prez” Pryzbylewski on David Simon’s HBO series ‘The Wire,’ and had an occasional guest role on Simon’s next HBO series, ‘Treme.’ He also appeared in episodes of ‘Fringe,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ and more recently in an episode of ‘Elementary.’
Matt Dillon, Cliff Poncier
Then: Matt Dillon, known best for his roles in the ’80s films ‘The Outsiders’ and ‘Drugstore Cowboy,’ played Cliff Poncier, the aspiring rock star that Janet has a crush on.
Now: Dillon is also known for his roles in ‘To Die For,’ ‘In & Out,’ ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ ‘Wild Things,’ and ‘Crash.’ In recent years, he guest starred on ‘Modern Family,’ and co-starred in the indies ‘Sunlight Jr. and ‘Girl Most Likely’ (with Kristen Wiig). He also appeared in ‘Pawn Shop Chronicles’ with Paul Walker, and in ‘The Art of the Steal’ with Kurt Russell. Up next, you can see him on the new Fox series ‘Wayward Pines,’ from M. Night Shyamalan.
Bill Pullman, Dr. Jeffrey Jamison
Then: Bill Pullman, fresh off of roles in ‘Newsies’ and ‘A League of Their Own,’ had a supporting role as Dr. Jeffrey Jamison.
Now: Over the years, Pullman appeared in films like ‘While You Were Sleeping,’ ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Lost Highway,’ and he reunited with Bridget Fonda for the campy horror flick ‘Lake Placid.’ He also starred in ‘Brokedown Palace,’ ‘Igby Goes Down,’ and ‘The Grudge.’ In recent years, he appeared in ‘The Killer Inside Me,’ the HBO film ‘Too Big To Fail,’ and had a supporting role in ‘Lola Versus’ with Greta Gerwig. In 2012, he played the role of the fictional President of the United States on the short-lived sitcom ’1600 Penn.’ Next, Pullman will star in the action flicks ‘The Equalizer’ and ‘American Ultra.’
Jeremy Piven, Doug Hughley
Then: Jeremy Piven, who previously had a minor role in Cameron Crowe’s ‘Say Anything…,’ played Doug, the guy Steve buys a pregnancy test from at the store.
Now: Piven is known for his roles in comedies like ‘PCU,’ ‘Grosse Point Blank,’ ‘Very Bad Things,’ and ‘Old School,’ but he’s also starred in ‘Black Hawk Down,’ ‘Smokin’ Aces,’ and ‘RocknRolla.’ These days, he’s best known for playing the role of agent Ari Gold in the HBO series ‘Entourage,’ a role which he’ll reprise in the upcoming feature film. Piven also stars on the BBC series ‘Mr. Selfridge,’ and can be seen later this summer in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’