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This awesome romantic comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson made so many people wonder if they could rock a gorgeous backless yellow dress. Let’s check out what the cast has been up to since the movie came out in 2003!

Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson:

Before playing Andie in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” Kate Hudson had already scored an Oscar nomination for her role in “Almost Famous” (2000). Since the movie’s release, Hudson has stayed in the spotlight, starring in films like “Fool’s Gold” (2008), “Bride Wars” (2009), “Something Borrowed” (2011), “Wish I Was Here” (2014), “Mother’s Day” (2016), “Music” (2021), and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (2022).

Hudson has also appeared on the TV show “Glee” as a strict dance instructor named Cassandra July and on Apple TV+’s “Truth Be Told.”

Aside from acting, Hudson has ventured into other areas like launching her clothing brand, Fabletics, and even starting a vodka company called King St. Vodka. She also published a book in 2016 called “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body” and co-hosts the podcast “Sibling Revelry” with her brother, Oliver.

Hudson is a mom to three kids: Ryder, her son with ex-husband Chris Robinson; Bingham, her son with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy; and Rani Rose, her daughter with current fiancé Danny Fujikawa.

Matthew McConaughey as Ben Barry:

Alright, alright, alright! Since playing the charismatic Ben who tried to make Andie fall in love with him in just 10 days, McConaughey has achieved serious success. One of his most notable roles was in “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013), which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

McConaughey graced the big screen in movies like “Magic Mike” (2012), “Mud” (2012), and “Interstellar” (2014). He also starred in the first season of HBO’s “True Detective” and voiced Buster Moon in the “Sing” franchise.

You might know McConaughey from his marketing campaign with the Lincoln Motor Company, where he delivers philosophical monologues while driving around in Lincoln cars. He has also been an advocate for gun control following a mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. In 2020, McConaughey released a memoir called “Greenlights,” and he’s currently working on his second book, a picture book for kids called “Just Because.”

McConaughey tied the knot with Camila Alves in 2012, and they have three children together: Levi, Vida, and Livingston.

Kathryn Hahn as Michelle:

In one of her early roles, Hahn played Andie’s best friend, whose sudden breakup inspired Andie to pitch the article in the movie. The following year, Hahn appeared in the hit film “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004).

Hahn went on to act in movies like “Step Brothers” (2008), “Revolutionary Road” (2008), and “Wanderlust” (2012). She mastered the art of being the sidekick in romantic comedies before transitioning to lead roles in films like “Afternoon Delight” (2013) and “Bad Moms” (2016). In 2022, Hahn reunited with Hudson in the Oscar-nominated film “Glass Onion.”

Hahn’s work also extends to television, with appearances on shows like HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True” and Disney+’s “WandaVision.” Her character, Agatha Harkness, is even getting her own spin-off series called “Agatha: Coven of Chaos.”

Hahn has been married to Ethan Sandler since 2002, and they have a son named Leonard Henry and a daughter named Mae Marie.

Adam Goldberg as Tony:

Before playing one of Ben’s buddies who witnesses the whole experiment in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” Goldberg appeared in a variety of films, including “Dazed and Confused” (1993), “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), and “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). After the romantic comedy, Goldberg focused more on television, with roles in shows like “Fargo,” “Taken,” and “The Equalizer.”

Apart from acting, Goldberg is a talented multi-instrumentalist. In 2009, he released an album called “Eros and Omissions,” featuring Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd, with whom he collaborated on musical arrangements and composition for the film “I Love Your Work” (2005).

Goldberg is married to artist and designer Roxanne Daner, and they have three sons together. Sadly, their first son, Bix, was born stillborn in 2012. However, they welcomed their second son, Bud, in 2014, and their third son, Sonny, in 2018.

Thomas Lennon as Thayer:

Lennon has continued to work in romantic comedies since his role as Ben’s friend in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” He has an extensive filmography that includes movies like “17 Again” (2009), “I Love You, Man” (2009), “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012), and “We’re the Millers” (2013). Lennon is also well-known for his comedic roles on TV shows like the “Reno 911!” franchise and “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.”

Besides acting, Lennon is a successful comedy screenwriter, with credits that include “Night at the Museum” (2006) and “Balls of Fury” (2007). He has also written three young adult novels: “Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles,” “Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death,” and “Ronan Boyle into the Strangeplace.” The first book even became a New York Times bestseller.

Lennon is married to actress Jenny Robertson, and they have a son named Oliver, born in 2009.

Annie Parisse as Jeannie:

Parisse had primarily worked in soap operas before landing the role of one of Andie’s friends in the movie. Since then, she has been steadily working in TV shows like “Vinyl” and “Friends from College.” She starred alongside Al Pacino in the 2018 film “Paterno.” Parisse has also made appearances on stage in productions like the New York Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park’s “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well.”

Parisse and her husband, actor Paul Sparks, have a son named Emmett, born in 2009, and a daughter named Lydia, born in 2014.

Bebe Neuwirth as Lana Jong:

Before playing Andie’s tough boss at Composure magazine, Neuwirth was well-known for her roles on the TV show “Frasier” and in the Broadway musical “Chicago,” which earned her a Tony Award in 1997. She has continued to work in TV, Broadway, and film, appearing on CBS’s “Madam Secretary” and making a cameo in Netflix’s “Tick, Tick…Boom!” (2021).

Neuwirth tied the knot with director, producer, and writer Chris Calkins, and their wedding was officiated by fellow actor Peter Coyote more on