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Hey there, fellow American English movie buffs! Let’s dive into the lives of the talented stars from that iconic romantic comedy, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson.

Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson:

You probably remember Kate Hudson from her role as Andie in this movie. Before that, she was already an Oscar-nominated actress for her performance in “Almost Famous” (2000). Since “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” she’s been in the limelight, starring in various films like “Fool’s Gold” (2008), “Bride Wars” (2009), “Something Borrowed” (2011), and “Mother’s Day” (2016). Recently, she appeared in “Music” (2021) and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (2022).

Beyond acting, Hudson launched her own clothing brand called Fabletics and even ventured into the vodka business with King St. Vodka. She’s a multi-talented woman who also authored a book titled “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body” and co-hosts the podcast “Sibling Revelry” with her brother, Oliver. Hudson has a lovely family too, with three kids: Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson, Bingham with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy, and daughter Rani Rose with her current fiancé Danny Fujikawa.

Matthew McConaughey as Ben Barry:

Of course, we can’t forget the charming Ben, played by Matthew McConaughey. Since this rom-com, he’s had remarkable success in his career. Most notably, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013). He’s been part of hit movies like “Magic Mike” (2012), “Mud” (2012), and “Interstellar” (2014). On the small screen, he starred in the first season of HBO’s “True Detective” and lent his voice to Buster Moon in the “Sing” franchise.

You might have seen those famous Lincoln car ads where McConaughey delivers philosophical monologues while driving. Additionally, he’s been actively involved in gun control advocacy following a mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. In 2020, McConaughey published a memoir called “Greenlights,” and he’s currently working on a picture book for kids, titled “Just Because,” exploring life’s little complexities. Family-wise, he’s happily married to Camila Alves, and they have three children together: Levi, Vida, and Livingston.

Kathryn Hahn as Michelle:

Kathryn Hahn played Andie’s best friend, Michelle, in one of her early roles. After “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” she appeared in the smash hit “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004). From there, she transitioned from romantic comedy sidekick to lead roles in movies like “Afternoon Delight” (2013) and “Bad Moms” (2016). Recently, she reunited with Kate Hudson in the Oscar-nominated film “Glass Onion.”

Besides her film work, Kathryn’s talents extend to television, where she’s been part of shows like HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True” and Disney+’s “WandaVision.” Her character, Agatha Harkness, even got her own spin-off series called “Agatha: Coven of Chaos.” Kathryn is married to Ethan Sandler, and they have two children together, Leonard Henry and Mae Marie.

Adam Goldberg as Tony:

Remember Ben’s buddy Tony, portrayed by Adam Goldberg? Since “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” he’s been active on TV, with appearances in shows like “Fargo,” “Taken,” and “The Equalizer.” Fun fact: Goldberg is not just an actor; he’s a talented multi-instrumentalist. In 2009, he released an album called “Eros and Omissions,” featuring collaborations with Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd.

In his personal life, Adam is married to artist and designer Roxanne Daner, and they have three sons. They welcomed their second son, Bud, in 2014, and their third, Sonny, in 2018.

Thomas Lennon as Thayer:

Thomas Lennon, who played Ben’s buddy Thayer, continued his journey with rom-coms and other films after the success of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” You may have seen him in movies like “17 Again” (2009), “I Love You, Man” (2009), and “We’re the Millers” (2013). He’s also known for his roles on comedy series like “Reno 911!” and “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.”

Beyond acting, Lennon is a talented comedy screenwriter, having worked on films like “Night at the Museum” (2006) and “Balls of Fury” (2007). He’s also written three young adult novels, the first of which, “Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles,” became a New York Times bestseller. Lennon is happily married to actress Jenny Robertson, and they have a son named Oliver.

Annie Parisse as Jeannie:

Annie Parisse, who portrayed Andie’s friend Jeannie, has had a successful career in television since her role in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” She’s been part of shows like “Vinyl” and “Friends from College.” Additionally, she starred alongside Al Pacino in the 2018 film “Paterno.” On stage, she’s been involved in productions like the New York Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park’s “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well.”

Annie is married to actor Paul Sparks, and together they have a son, Emmett, born in 2009, and a daughter, Lydia, born in 2014.

Bebe Neuwirth as Lana Jong:

Before playing Andie’s tough boss, Lana Jong, Bebe Neuwirth was well-known for her roles on TV’s “Frasier” and on Broadway in “Chicago,” which earned her a Tony award in 1997. Since then, she’s continued to work in various TV, Broadway, and film projects. Neuwirth starred in “Madame Secretary” on CBS and had a cameo appearance in Netflix’s “Tick, Tick…Boom!” (2021).

Bebe Neuwirth married director, producer, and writer Chris Calkins in a ceremony officiated by fellow actor Peter Coyote.

That’s a glimpse of what our favorite stars from “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” have been up to since the film’s release. Hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane! ,more movies on