It’s been 22 years since ‘American Pie’ made it to the big screens of Hollywood. The film introduced audiences to a cast of quirky characters and succeeded in capturing the awkwardness and horniness of teenage years. It was released back in 1999 and became an instant classic. Its captivating story with a group of seniors that made a vow to lose their virginity at prom was an instant hit. Several stars of ‘American Pie’ kickstarted their careers through this raunchy teen comedy. Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Eugene Levy, and Jennifer Coolidge all made up the star-studded cast. The film grossed more than $235 million worldwide and spawned three more films: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012). Take a look at how the stars of ‘American Pie’ have changed over the years.
Jason Biggs played the naive and awkward character of Jim Levenstein. The actor pursued foreign exchange student Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) while deflecting his dad’s unsolicited advice and engaging in sexual endeavors with apple pies. The star is also famous for his early 2000s comedy films like Boys and Girls, Loser, Saving Silverman, and Anything Else. His extraordinary career includes movies like Prozac Nation, Eight Below, Jersey Girl, My Best Friend’s Girl, Wedding Daze, and All at Once. He has also made several TV series appearances, including Mad Love and Orange is the New Black. Biggs still looks dapper like his younger years.
Klein played Oz’s character and wanted to lose his virginity to churchly Heather (Mena Suvari). As the film unraveled, Oz ended up falling for her and forwent the sex pact altogether just to be with her. After getting a breakthrough, Klein starred in movies such as Here on Earth, Rollerball, Just Friends, We Were Soldiers, and Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls. His television career includes The Flash, Wilfred, TRON: Uprising, and Welcome to the Captain. Nevertheless, the star has aged like a fine wine.
Alyson Hannigan played the role of a band geek Michelle Flaherty who mostly got ignored by the student body. Everyone began noticing her when Jim took her to prom, where she revealed her sexually aggressive side, and the iconic phrase “This one time at band camp…” took a foothold in the entertainment world. After American Pie, the star appeared as Willow Rosenberg on Buffy the Vampire Slayer until the show’s end in 2003. Hannigan continued to make guest appearances in shows like That 70’s Show, King of the Hill, Veronica Mars, and Rugrats, and got her most notable role for nine years as Lily Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother. Now the star lives with her two daughters and husband Alexis Denisof in Los Angeles.