Julie Mayer, Andrew Van de Kamp, Juanita Solis … They grew up in the gardens of Wisteria Lane, but what has become of them? Aired from October 3, 2004 to May 13, 2012 on the American channel ABC, the series Desperate Housewives saw many young actors, most of them playing the children of the four most famous “housewives” of the small screen, Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) , Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross) and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria). Nine years later, all have taken very different paths …
Andrea Bowen – Julie Mayer
Now 31, Andrea Bowen has not let go of her acting career with the end of Desperates Housewives. Since 2012, the young actress has appeared in the FBI series: Missing, Ghost Whisperer, Scandal and The Secret Life of an Ordinary Teenager. However, she only played small roles. At the same time, she continues to lend her voice to the character of Aerith in the video games Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. On the heart, she shares her life with composer Ricky Schweitzer.
Mason Vale Cotton – MJ Delfino
After his stint in Desperate Housewives, the young performer of MJ Delfino, Mason Vale Cotton, got another recurring role in the series Mad Men. He played Bobby Draper, son of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Betty Hofstadt (January Jones). The young actor, now 18, has also had a few low-key movie roles, including Russell Madness, Mad Families and Scales: Mermaids Are Real.
Madison de la Garza – Juanita Solis
In Desperate Housewives, the charismatic Madison de la Garza played Juanita Solis, Gabrielle’s eldest daughter. Since then, the 19-year-old actress has only appeared in small roles, notably in the Bad Teacher and American Koko series. She recently made an appearance in her stepsister Demi Lovato’s music video Dancing with the Devil.
This Balagot – Grace Solis
Now 20 years old, Cette Balagot (of her birth name Cecilia Balagot) came out transgender on March 18, 2021, declaring on Instagram: “Congratulations, it’s a he / him!”. Two years after Desperate Housewives, he landed the role of Isadora Smackle in the Disney Channel series Finding Riley. Since 2020, he is in the cast of the series The envoys from elsewhere alongside Jason Segel and Sally Field.
Daniella Baltodano – Celia Solis
Since the end of Desperate Housewives, the young Daniella Baltodano, interpreter of Celia Solis, has put her acting career on hold. In 2014, she made a low-key appearance in the Shameless series before completely disappearing from the Hollywood landscape.
Brent and Shane Kinsman, Charlie and Max Carver – Porter and Preston Scavo
Brent and Shane Kinsman are the first to play Porter and Preston Scavo, sons of Tom and Lynette. Since leaving Desperate Housewives in 2008, they have ended their acting careers. Charlie and Max Carver, who played the twins from season 5, made a name for themselves playing werewolves Aiden and Ethan Steiner in the MTV Teen Wolf series, from 2013 to 2017. In 2020, Chalie got the role of Huck Finnigan in Ryan Murphy’s series Ratched, while Max walked away from the film sets. They are now 32 years old.
Zane Huett, Joshua L. Moore – Parker Scavo
The role of Parker Scavo was first played by Zane Huett, before he was replaced by Joshua L. Moore at the start of Season 5. Now 24, the first has only appeared only once on screen after leaving Desperate Housewives. It was in 2011, and he played Tommy in the TV movie My Father, This Rocker alongside Jack Coleman. Same fate for Joshua L. Moore. After the ABC series, the now 26-year-old actor has never done television again.
Kendall Applegate, Darcy Rose Byrnes – Penny Scavo
Like her brothers, Penny Scavo has been portrayed by several actresses. First played by twins Dylan and Jordan Cline during season 1, the youngest Scavo was then played by Darien and Kerstin Pinkerton during seasons 2 to 4. From season 5, the role was taken over. by Kendall Applegate, then by Darcy Rose Byrnes for Season 7 and 8. Kendall Applegate, 22, quit television after Desperate. Darcy Rose Byrnes, for her part, appeared in Brian Robbins’ film A Thousand Words in 2012. She then decided to devote herself to dubbing, and lent her voice to the character of Maricela in the Dreamworks Spirit series: Au gallop en tout. freedom since 2017. She will celebrate her 23rd birthday in November.
Shawn Pyfrom – Andrew Van de Kamp
At almost 35 years old, Shawn Pyfrom has made very few screen appearances since the end of Desperate Housewives. In 2013, he starred in the TV movie Killing Lincoln and then tried his hand at the movies in the films Hellbent (2018), Randy’s Canvas (2018) and Model Citizen (2020). Since 2017, he lives in Paris.
Joy Jorgensen – Danielle Katz
After Desperate Housewives, the interpreter of Bree’s daughter left the film sets to devote herself to her studies. A graduate of Columbia University in New York, she specialized in American history. Recently, she nevertheless decided to try her hand at directing through two short films. In 2017, Laps was presented at the Sundance Festival.
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