‘American Pie became a box office sensation more than two decades ago. At the end of the 1990s, the adolescent audience (mostly male) found a thug and generational portrait of their own experiences in its protagonists’ sexual and love adventures.
That was the central theme of the story. But what became of the actors and actresses who brought him to life? Did they know how to ride the fame wave, or did they get stuck in the middle? What was the trajectory of their careers over the next two decades?
Alyson Hannigan as Michelle
We can confidently state that Alyson Hannigan has had the most successful career since her days in ‘American Pie.’
And it’s worth noting that she was already a star before the saga, thanks to her role as Willow in the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ series.
Following these successes came another of her outstanding accomplishments. Perhaps the series most of the modern public is familiar with her: ‘How I met your mother,’ in which Hannigan played Lily Aldrin. Since then, her career has been relatively quiet, except for a recent appearance in the ‘live-action series ‘Kim Possible.’
Jason Biggs as Jim
Jason Biggs, who played Jim Levenstein, was the undisputed hero of the ‘American Pie’ saga. Yes, the guy who set up an exchange student to record her undressing ended up humiliating himself in front of the entire internet over a bit of dance and her premature ejaculation from him.
For his part, Jason Biggs never starred in another story as successful as this one. We saw him in films such as ‘A Lucky Loser,’ ‘Three Idiots and a Witch,’ and ‘Who We Are Now,’ but we may remember him more for his role as Larry in the Netflix series ‘Orange Is the New Black.’
Sean William Scott as Steve Stifler
Maybe Jim was the star of ‘American Pie,’ but the character who drew the most attention every time he appeared as Steve Stifler, whether he was being watered down by a bit of pee or eating dog excrement. All divine retribution for the “member” of the most offensive, sexist, and divisive group.
Sean William Scott could never escape Stifler’s shadow, which was unfortunate for his career. A very long and obscene shadow. Nonetheless, he has appeared in hit films such as ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ and ‘Bad Example.’ Since then, he has voiced Crash in the movie ‘Ice Age’ and appeared in Lethal Weapon’s television series.