Where are they now? The cast of Dawson's Creek, 22 years later.

It’s been 22 years since Joey first climbed in Dawson’s bedroom window in high waist jeans and a roll neck jumper.

What followed was five years of problematic storylines, emotional cliffhangers, and lots of close-ups of Dawson crying.

Since then its stars have gone on to live the kind of turbulent and fabulous lives even a teen drama scriptwriter couldn’t dream up.

There’s been a brief encounter with a cult, the tragic death of an ex taken way too young, and the most unlikely TV comeback.

Here’s what the kids from Dawson’s Creek have been up to in the last two decades:

James Van Der Beek AKA Dawson Leery

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He then out Van Der Beek-ed himself, landing a role playing himself in the much underrated Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23. Image via Netflix and Stan.

For a long time after Dawson's Creek things were quiet for the Beek.

But then he landed some guest roles on How I Met Your Mother and a Kesha music video and everyone remembered the legend that was Dawson Leery.

He then out Van Der Beek-ed himself, landing a role playing himself in the much underrated sitcom Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, which made for bloody glorious TV.

The now 43-year-old married business consult and producer Kimberly Brook in August 2010. The couple have five children together – nine-year-old Olivia, seven-year-old Joshua, five-year-old Annabel Leah, three-year-old Emilia and Gwendolyn, who is one.

Read more: Five children and four miscarriages: Inside James Van Der Beek's family life.

These days, he's playing Diplo in the Vice series What Would Diplo Do? and starring in TV series Pose.

Katie Holmes AKA Joey Potter

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Image via Getty.

Oh Joey.

After starring in the teen drama, Holmes went on to have roles in a range of movies including Batman Begins, First Daughter and Thank You for Smoking.

She then married Tom Cruise which resulted in him jumping on Oprah's couch, her narrowly escaping an international cult, and a very messy and public divorce.

Since the divorce Holmes has gotten back into the movie biz, appearing in films like Logan Lucky, Jack and Jill, and The Giver. She's also had recurring roles in the TV series The Kennedys and Ray Donovan.

She also dated Jamie Foxx... on the down low from August 2013 until August 2019.

Joshua Jackson AKA Pacey Witter

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Since Dawson's Creek Jackson has continued to be ridiculously good looking and talented.

Be still our beating hearts, Pacey Witter is in the creek house.

Pacey was the bad boy of the 'creek and the kind of teen heartthrob every girl wanted to be the one to change.

Since Dawson's Creek, Jackson has continued to be ridiculously good looking and talented.

He spent years working on the J.J Abrams sci-fi series Fringe, before taking on roles in The Affair and Little Fires Everywhere.

In 2016, he broke up with his long time girlfriend, Diane Kruger. Women around the world were simultaneously heartbroken but also just a lil' bit hopeful that it could finally be their chance.


He then went on start dating British model Jodie Turner-Smith in late 2018. The couple, who apparently 'secretly wed' in mid-2019, are now parents to a baby girl.


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Michelle Williams AKA Jen Lindley

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Most recently she's starred in The Greatest Showman and All The Money In The World.

Michelle Williams is probably the most successful of the 'creek alum.

She has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her roles in Brokeback Mountain, My Week With Marilyn, Blue Valentine and Manchester By The Sea.

Most recently she's starred in The Greatest ShowmanAll The Money In The World and Venom.

But her life hasn't been without tragedy. In 2008, her ex Heath Ledger died from an accidental drug overdose. Williams was left to raise their daughter, Matilda, on her own.

Busy Philipps AKA Audrey Liddell


Since her time on Dawson's Creek, Busy Philipps has appeared on Freaks and Geeks, Cougar Town, He's Just Not That Into You and Made of Honour.

She's also remained besties with co-star, Michelle Williams.

Philipps is also possibly the best thing on Instagram right now.

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