The sitcom Two and a Half Men was without a doubt one of the most popular American shows ever. It was thought that when the then lead character, played by Charlie Sheen, left the show after twelve years, that the ratings would drop. But they never did as the lead role was taken up by Ashton Kutcher and continued its success. A big part of the show were the gorgeous woman who were part of the show over the years and if you wondered what happened to them, let’s take a quick look.
Emmanuelle Vaugier played Mia – Then
This lovely dance teacher was not interested in Charlie until he mentioned that Jake, his nephew loved dancing. She agrees to date him but he had to stop smoking, drinking and meat – yeah right!. Eventually, they break up but she comes back and asks him to donate his sperm so she could fall pregnant. Charlie then proposes and off the go to Vegas with Alan and Kandi to get married. Just before the ‘I do” she asks him when his brother is moving out, which of course he is never going to. She hands the ring back and leaves.
Emmanuelle Vaugier as Mia – Now
Since appearing in Two and a Half Men, Emmanuelle Vaugier has continued to land many roles in both movies and TV, such as Niko in ABC’s Mistresses, Evony in the science fiction series of Lost Girl and most recently this lovely actress has had roles in made for TV movies like Destruction LA and Washed Away and is currently on set in the thriller Masks Don’t Lie.
Denise Richards as Lisa – Then
The romance of Lisa and Charlie preceded Alan moving into the house but ended as Charlie could not commit to a relationship. When Charlie hears that Lisa is about to get married he tries to win her back with tales of commitment and family. She eventually divorces her husband and gives Charlie his second chance. They eventually separate as he claims she can’t commit.
Denise Richards as Lisa – Now
Charlie Sheen and Denise were married in 2002 and divorced in 2006. They have 2 daughters together; Sam (now 13) and Lola.(now 12) and despite being divorced spend time together with the kids. In 2012 Denise adopted her 3rddaughter Eloise Joni. At 46 Denis still lands leading roles and is currently on set filming First Born.
Melanie Lynskey as Rose – Then
Who could forget Rose? She was part of the show for more than 8 years. What started as a one-night stand with Charlie ended in years of her stalking him and eventually becoming friends with both brothers. After many years her and Charlie get together and leave for Paris after becoming engaged, however, Charlie dies before they marry. Rose then sets her sights on Walden Schmidt.
Melanie Lynskey as Rose – Now
This very successful 40-year-old actress had an already established career before this show with movies like Sweet Home Alabama and Heavenly Creatures and has more recently moved into TV and is currently filming a mini-series called Sunshine and Castle Rock simultaneously.
Jennifer Taylor as Chelsea Melini – Then
Chelsea was the first “I love you” for Charlie. What was supposed to be a one night stand turned into a serious relationship? Charlie tricks her into saying it back by proposing to her. This romance ended in flames when Chelsea runs off with Alan’s lawyer and Charlie hooks up with her best friend Gali.
Jennifer Taylor as Chelsea Melini – Now
Married to Paul Taylor, the songwriter with 2 kids (a son and a daughter) this stunning 45 year old continues to take on mainly TV roles and has recently appeared in series like Shameless, Mom, and NCIS.
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper – Then
Who could ever forget Evelyn Harper the MOTHER? She was superficial and self-absorbed, and had a string of marriages to much older wealthy men, who left her loads of money when the passed away. She did all she could to avoid the boys and her grandson whenever possible.
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper – Now
AT 74 she is dating 42-year-old actress Sarah Paulson (from American Horror Story) and continues to take on roles in TV series like Hollywood Mom, The Orville and recently a leading role as Ida Silver in the series Mr. Mercedes.
Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper-Melnick – Then
Judith was Alan’s first wife and the mother of their son Jake. After they divorced she took such pleasure in spending Alans alimony on shopping sprees and plastic surgery. Eventually, she marries her son’s pediatrician Dr. Herb Melnick, which made Alan very happy as he no longer had to pay alimony.
Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper-Melnick – Now
Now aged 51 with key roles in the series Madam Secretary, Homeland, Dr. Miller and Speechless Marin is currently filming a drama movie called Before/During/After. She has been happily married to Randall Sommer, a theatre director for many years.
Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey McElroy – Then
Lyndsey was in the show for many years and had a continual on/off relationship with Alan. They split so many times it’s hard to remember. Her son Eldridge and Jake are best friends. She has always loved Alan but has a bit of a drinking problem that continually leads her astray.
Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey McElroy – Now
Currently married to her second husband Roger Fishman, they have a 9-year-old son named Jacob. She has had a few roles and has done a number of voice actress parts such as the animated film Robot Chicken and has appeared in a few episodes of Fresh off the Boat.
Allison Janney as Beverly – Then
Alan went onto a dating site and met Beverly. To impress her he said the beach house was his. When they get together she tells him of her past divorces and he comes clean about his “white lies”. She did not mind as her past was worse than his. Charlie walks in on them on the porch and finds Alan tied up and Alan’s response was simply…”everyone makes mistakes”.
Allison Janney as Beverly – Now
Allison Janney has had so many roles. She is incredibly talented and successful and has had starring roles in The West Wing, Hairspray, Juno, The Girl on the Train to name a few. At 57 she now has a leading role in the comedy-drama series Mom. She was awarded an Emmy for this role.
Brooke Shields as Danielle Stewart – Then
Charlie set up Danielle and Alan on a date hoping they would connect and Alan would move out. When Danielle tells Charlie of her promiscuous past and how being with Alan will help her settle down Charlie decides she is the girl for him. The brothers fight over this and Danielle leaves slipping on Jakes skateboard on her way out.
Brooke Shields as Danielle Stewart – Now
Brooke is a well-known actress and has been in the business since childhood. After her minor role in TAAHM she has appeared in many movies like; The Other Guys and Furry Vengeance. She also appeared in the series Army Wives. She is 52 and currently has reoccurring roles in Law & Order Special Victims Unit. She is married to screenwriter Chris Henchy and has 2 children.
Jeri Ryan as Sherri – Then
Sherri was the female version of Charlie and they dated for a while, but he got tired of her playing hard to get and they broke up. Alan meets her at the doctor’s office and they start dating. Like all the relationships on the show, they eventually broke up.
Jeri Ryan as Sherri – Now
At 49 Jeri has had many roles since being in TAAHM these include Leverage, Body of Proof, Helix, and Major Crimes and is currently in the series Bosch. She is best known for her role in Star Trek as Borg Seven of Nine. She marries Christophe Eme – a French chef I 2007 and they have two children.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen Martin – Then
Gretchen was the sister of Larry and started dating Alan – who was then calling himself Jeff Strongman. He gets swept up in his new alter-ego. Gretchen shares with Alan how her ex lied to her all the time. She finds out about Alan’s lies and leaves him.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen Martin – Now
Kimberley had starring roles in movies like Father of the Bride and an 8 year run with series According to Jim, before joining TAAHM. She is 46 and married to country star Brad Paisley and they have two children together. She is currently in the movie – The Christmas Train.
Judy Greer as Bridget Schmidt – Then
We meet Bridget as Walden’s ex-wife in his debut to the series. He is heartbroken as she has left him. When he starts seeing Zoey she returns to ask him to take her back. He rejects her and gets her to sign their divorce papers. She, in turn, drives her car into the house.
Judy Greer as Bridget Schmidt – Now
At 42- this actress is still keeping busy with a variety of jobs. She was the casting director for the film Entourage. She has done a number of voice acting roles like Archer and Story Bots and has just been cast in the remake of the horror classic Halloween.
Sophie Winkleman as Zoey Hyde-Tottingham Pierce – Then
Zoey was from England and Walden’s first serious girlfriend after his divorce. She is a single mom and they date for 2 seasons. When he proposes she turns him down. Later he finds out she was seeing someone else and as revenge, he gives her daughter a puppy that shreds everything.
Sophie Winkleman as Zoey Hyde-Tottingham Pierce – Now
Married to Lord Frederick Windsor of the Royal Family she’s actually royalty. She has done a number of voice acting roles and is currently shooting new TV crime series Trust with Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank.
Ming-Na Wen as Linda Harris – Then
Charlie and Linda meet on a double date set up by Alan. At first, she was horrified by his rude behavior. Charlie gets pulled over for a D.U.I and lands up in front of the judge – you guessed it – Linda. They date for a while, but then she dumps him after a personal embarrassment.
Ming-Na Wen as Linda Harris – Now
Ming-Ha was the voice of Mulan in the Disney movie. She has had leading roles in ER, SGU Stargate Universe to name a few. Now at 53 she is playing Melinda may in the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Heather Locklear as Laura – Then
We met Laura as Alan’s divorce attorney until Charlie sleeps with her promising to always be available for her. Of course, this did not happen and she takes it out on Alan by messing up his divorce. He fires her and has to hire another attorney.
Heather Locklear as Laura – Now
Well known for her role in Melrose Place before TAAHM Heather went on to star in a number of roles; LAX , Franklin & Bash, Scary Movie 5. Now at age 56, she is playing First Lady Katelynn Christian in the series Too Close to Home.
Gail O’Grady as Mandi – Then
Kandi is married to Alan and her mom Mandi arrives at the house looking for her. She and Charlie hit it off. Mom and daughter look so alike they are often mistaken for sisters.
Gail O’Grady as Mandi – Now
Gail O’Grady has been married 6 times and is currently taking a break from relationships. She has starred in many roles over the years; American Dreams, Revenge, Ms. Fields and Lycan to mention a few.
Paula Marshall as Paula – Then
Paula used to be a man named Paul. Her and Alan meet and hit it off and start dating. Alan then meets Paula’s ex-wife Rachel. Paula says Alan can see other people while they are dating and Alan takes Rachel on a date. Paula sees them kiss and long story short Paula and Rachel land up back together.
Paula Marshall as Paula – Now
Married to actor Danny Nucci this gorgeous 53-year-old has a 12-year-old daughter with Danny and has had a great career with starring roles in Murder in the First, Gortimer Gibbons Life, We love you, Sally Carmichael.
Missi Pyle as Miss Pasternak – Then
Charlie starts dating Jake’s teacher Miss Pasternak and he starts getting good grades. Charlie then dumps her as she is a bit “mental”. Years later they meet up again. She has lost her teaching license and is now an exotic dancer. Charlie hires her to tutor Jake. She finds religion and asks Charlie to marry. He dumps her.
Missi Pyle as Miss Pasternak – Now
Now aged 44 Missi Pyle has starred in several TV shows over the years; Inside Amy Schumer, The Soul Man, Sing It, Gone Girls and The Artist. She currently stars in Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle as Coach Webb.
Kimberly Quinn as Donna – Then
Donna meets Alan on a blind date and Charlie meets her friend Linda Harris. They date until Alan gets bored. Charlie offers advice on how to break up with her and what to say. Alan goes to break up and she starts hysterically crying.
Kimberly Quinn as Donna – Now
After her lead role in two episodes of TAAHM Kimberly has continued to act and has starred in series like Twisted playing the role of Tess Masterson. She then did the highly acclaimed and psychologically intense thriller Gypsy for Netflix. She is married to producer Theodore Melfi.
Tammy Lauren as Shannon – Then
At Herb and Judith’s wedding, Alan meets Shannon, Herbs ex fiancé. They start kissing and then pretend to make love very loudly in the closet hoping to make Herb and Judith jealous on their wedding day. All the while Alan was not too keen but played along. Needless to say, the plan was ill-fated.
Tammy Lauren as Shannon – Now
Tammy Lauren only had a single episode of TAAHM. At the time she was also starring in The Young and the Restless as Maggie Sullivan. She also appeared in Criminal Minds and now aged 48 has taken a break from acting. She married actor Guri Weinberg in 1997.
Justine Eyre as Gabrielle – Then
Alan tries to steal Gabriella away from Charlie after he finds out that his brother had stolen his high school sweetheart Charity away from him. He manages to get it on with Gabrielle but finds it a tad strange so he goes home and finds Charlie with Charity.
Justine Eyre as Gabrielle – Now
This Canadian beauty married actor John Allen Nelson in 2007. After her small role in TAAHM she starred in a few shows like CSI Miami, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and has done a number of voice acting characters for video games, such as the Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End.
Maggie Lawson as Ms. McMartin – Then
After Maggie’s appearance in the final season of Two and a Half Men, she went on to play Allison in Angel from Hell and Rachel in The Great Indoors. The 37-year-old will be reliving her role as Juliet O’Hara in the upcoming film, Psych: The Movie. In 2015, Maggie married her actor husband Ben Koldyke, who is known for his role in NBC’s Mr. Robinson, in a Las Vegas wedding.
Maggie Lawson – Now
In 2015 Maggie married actor Ben Koldyke Vegas. She appeared in the final season of Two and a Half Men and then went on to star in Angel from Hell and The Great Indoors. She now has the lead role as Juliet O’Hare in the feature film Psych – The Movie.
Jenny McCarthy as Courtney Leopold – Then
Jenny played a minor role on the show as Teddy’s daughter, the character Courtney Leopold goes on a few dates with Charlie despite Alan’s protesting that she was not mentally unstable. Courtney’s sly ways convince Charlie to buy her a Ferrari and loan her money. Charlie lands up getting scammed by both Courtney and Teddy.
Jenny McCarthy – Now
Jenny is best known for being a Playboy Bunny and was already a star before joining the show. In the 90’s she hosted her own TV show and was recently seen playing herself in the show about New Kids on the Block star Joey McIntyre. The show was called Return of the Mac. She is married to actor Donnie Wahlberg. She is an activist against vaccinations.
Krista Allen as Olivia Pearson – Then
Charlie met Olivia already in season one, but runs into her again at his mother Evelyn’s house. She had invited her boyfriend and his daughter to dinner. It then comes out that they had dated before. The evening was filled with arguments and drink throwing and everyone got sent home.
Krista Allen as Olivia Pearson – Now
An actress since the early 90 with her first major role was in the soapy Days of our Lives; Krista has continued to start in several movies; Anger Management and The Final Destination. Recently has kept busy with a number of projects and soon this 46-year-old star will be seen in the comedy film Best Mom and Eleven Eleven.
Teri Hatcher as Liz – Then
Charlie and Liz (Judith’s sister) hook up at the wedding of Alan and Judith. Her first appearance on the show was for Jake’s 11th birthday. It is revealed that Alan had asked Liz out before asking Judith out and it does not end well for the brothers as both sisters land up leaving them.
Teri Hatcher as Liz – Now
After her appearance in TAAHM, Teri got the role of a lifetime as Susan Mayer in the hit series Desperate Housewives. She starred in the show for more than 8 years and then went on to roles in The Odd Coup and is currently Rhea is the show Supergirl. She is single and 42, but has been married twice.
Kristin Dattilo as Cindy – Then
The only woman that Charlie did not sleep with was Cindy! Jake met her and developed a serious crush on her. She becomes very close friends with Judith and teaches her how to surf and they hang out together at the movies. Their relationship was so close that Alan thought they may be lovers.
Kristin Dattilo as Cindy – Now
Kristin starred at Yola Gaylen on The Chris Isaak Show before her minor role in TAAHM. She has also appeared in a number of episodes of Grounded for Life and also had the role of Detective Barbara Gianna in the hit series Dexter. She is now 46 and recently starred in the film How to get rid of a Body (and still be friends.)
Liz Vassey as Kate McLaughlin and Michelle – Then
Charlie and Liz, a single mom, meet at one of Jake’s soccer games. She giggles at his drunken behavior and his quick escape from two women. They go on a few dates where she confesses how stressful the life of a single mom is. She then also played another role in season 8 as Charlie’s dermatologist, Michelle.
Liz Vassey as Kate McLaughlin and Michelle – Now
Her outstanding performances on TAAHM landed Liz some great roles after the show. She is now 45 and appears as Gillian Hint in the sci-fi series Riley Parra. Prior to this, she played the lead in Nikki & Nora. She has also starred in The N&N File, but her most memorable role is that of Wendy Simms on CSI.
Paget Brewster as Jamie Eckleberry – Then
Jamie and brothers Charlie and Alan knew each other when they were kids. They remember her as the ugly duckling but when they bump into her years later she has turned into a gorgeous woman. Both brothers try dating her, but she rejects them both and reminds them of how they used to treat her.
Paget Brewster as Jamie Eckleberry – Now
Paget has appeared in many shows since her role on TAAHM. She played Kathy in Friends. She had a leading role in the show Community and her biggest role to date has been as Emily Prentiss in Criminal Minds. Now 46, she had also done voice characters in the animated series American Dad.
Rachel Cannon as Chloe – Then
Chloe was the girlfriend that Charlie was always trying to get rid of until she falls for the handsome handyman played by Enrique Iglesias. Charlie becomes jealous and then wants her back. He then tries to appear younger to compete with the handyman. Long story short he bribes her with money and fires the handyman.
Rachel Cannon as Chloe – Now
Rachel is a well-known face on our TV screens. She has been in many shows like Ghost Whisperer, The Big Bang Theory, Mad Men and Underemployed. Mostly she has had smaller roles but this cute blonde is destined for bigger roles. She recently played Deirdre in the sitcom Fresh off the Boat.
Sara Rue as Naomi – Then
Berta’s daughter is Naomi and is her absolute joy and pride. When she falls pregnant and loses her job she meets Charlie and Alan has to move in with his mother. She likes Alan and kisses him and then goes straight into labor. After the birth of her daughter Brittany, her and Alan date until the baby’s father appears.
Sara Rue as Naomi – Now
Sara has had many roles in TV series like; Mom, Impastor, Bones, Less Than Perfect and, Popular and Claude Casey and has appeared in a number of films; The Ring and Pearl Harbour. She is now 38 and has a lead role in the Netflix original – A series of Unfortunate Events.
Stephany Jacobsen as Penelope – Then
When Charlie died and Walden bought his house he meets Penelope at Charlie’s door wearing nothing but a bikini. She has come looking for Charlie. She was sad at hearing about his death, but soon gets over it as she eyes out Walden. Walden’s ex-wife arrives at the same time and Alan pretends to be Penelope’s boyfriend.
Stephany Jacobsen as Penelope – Now
Stephany has a long-running role in the series Home and Away and Battlestar Galactica before joining the cast of TAAHM. After the show, she went on to join the cast of Melrose Place. She later took a 4-year break from acting and next year we will see this 37 year old in the thriller Occupation.
Jaime Pressly as Tammy – Then
Tammy is a mother of 3 kids and is 36 years old and starts dating Jake in season 10. She is the owner of a tattoo parlor. Alan certainly does not approve of his son dating someone so much older than him. The eventually break up when Jake hooks up with her daughter Ashley.
Jaime Pressly as Tammy – Now
Jamie has had a very successful career and has stared in many movies; I Love You, Man and Not Another Teen Movie to mention a few. She then focussed on the small screen as a lead in I Hate My Teenage Daughter until 2014 and currently plays Jill Kendall in the series Mom.
Miley Cyrus as Missi – Then
When Jake is home on a weekend pass from the Army he meets Missi and immediately falls for her. When he is ready to return to base she tells him she has a boyfriend. She plans a romantic beach evening and Alan is notified that Jake is AWOL. Jake has fallen for Missi, but she convinces him to go back to the army.
Miley Cyrus as Missi – Now
Miley Cyrus is no stranger to us. Today she is a huge star and has released more than 6 albums. She first rose to fame in her role in the Disney show Hannah Montana. She has won several awards for her music and continues to shine as a megastar.
Megan Fox as Prudence – Then
Berta’s 16-year-old granddaughter Prudence can’t be left alone at home so she goes to work every day with Berta to Charlie’s house. Both Alan and Jake develop a crush on her. After a fight with her gran, she comes to Charlie’s house and things get very heated as she reveals she is running off to Vegas to get married.
Megan Fox as Prudence – Now
After her appearance in TAAHM, Megan’s career really took off. She appeared in the series Hope & Faith and then landed a role in the Transformers. She also appeared in the sequel but then got fired as she was too much of a diva on set. Her most recent role was in the series New Girl.
Conchata Ferrell as Berta – Then
Berta has been with the series since day one. Her cynical but caring nature as Charlie’s housekeeper kept audiences laughing as she constantly made fun of the Harper brothers. When Charlie passes away Walden hires her to be his housekeeper. She kind of fancies him and happily agreed. Over the years we noted that not much housework ever got done.
Conchata Ferrell as Berta – Now
Having been with Two and a Half Men since day one, we will always see Conchata as Bertha. Now 74-year-old Conchata is playing the role of Shirley in the comedy series The Ranch. She also had a lead role in the movie Krampus. She is married to Arnie Anderson the actor and they have a daughter Samantha.
Kelly Stables as Melissa – Then
Melissa was Alan’s secretary and started dating Charlie. When the relationship ended she landed up dating Alan until she finds out about his lying around a rented house. They date on and off over the years and Alan eventually ends the relationship via a text message.
Kelly Stables as Melissa – Now
Kelly was part of 3 seasons on TAAHM and was known for her voice character in the animated series W.I.T.C.H. She has continued to work in film and television and has landed roles in Horrible Bosses 2, The Exes and is now playing Kate in the new series Malibu Dan the Family Man.
April Bowlby as Kandi – Then
Kandi the ditzy 22-year-old hooks up with Charlie, Alan and Alan’s ex divorce lawyer. Alan and Kandi marry in Vegas. She then lands an acting role and breaks up with Alan for not wanting to have children and the fact that he has hair in his ears.
April Bowlby as Kandi – Now
Now 37 years old and having had a number of minor roles in shows like The Big Bang Theory and Mom, April continues to work steadily in Hollywood. She is currently cast in a new thriller called Love me or Else. She is not married and is dating singer Josh Groban.