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Where the Six Chicks Are Now 15 Years After 13 Going on 30

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Columbia Chicago chapter.

On its 15 year anniversary of being made, we look back on 13 Going on 30 as one of the most inspirational and heartwarming romantic comedies our generation has seen.

It’s obvious Jennifer Garner, who starred in the movie as Jenna Rink, is still thriving to this day. Now instead of working on the magazine like her iconic journalist character, Garner was just on the cover of People’s “Most Beautiful People” edition.

A group of girls we could never forget about is the Six Chicks. The OG mean girls in school that motivated Jenna to be so successful. So what are the six, now young women, up to now? Here’s the 4-1-1 on each cast member, including some familiar faces you may not have recognized over a decade ago.

Alexandra Kyle

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All hail Queen Tom-Tom. She was the face of the group and the hottest girl in school. Kyle still clearly lives for the drama as she recently wrote, directed and starred in “Anxiety’s Wilma,” and has appeared on shows like “Days of Our Lives” and “Rosewood.” Our childhood dreams came true as she’s still in touch with her Six Chicks roots and shared an Instagram post on what she says the BTS was like on memorable set.

Brittany Curran

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After the rom-com, Curran is best known for her role in the current series “The Magicians,” “Men of a Certain Age” and the film “Dear White People.” She’s ditched the mini scarf and pink gloss and is a lot of times now seen rocking mature clothes and a bold red lip.

Julia Roth

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Not as well known as some others, Roth went on to briefly appear in movies like “Rent” and “Christmas with the Kranks.” She has stayed out of the major spotlight, unlike a true six chick would.

Ashley Benson

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Almost unrecognizable in the pack of girls, Benson went from “Six Chick #2” to playing the role of Hanna Marin in the hit series “Pretty Little Liars.” She completely transformed into the show’s dramatic thriller from her bratty teen days on screen. She still continues to do movies too, starring in “Bring It On: In It to Win It” and “Spring Breakers.” The actress was just getting started in front of the camera and she has now become that classic girl next door. Although she has many productions under her belt, it looks as though her belt is not buckling anytime soon as her career has not slowed down since.

Brie Larson

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One of the most surprising familiar faces, even to co-star Mark Ruffalo, rocked the scrunchie and hoop earrings too. Maybe she can credit being in Tom Tom’s clique on her rise to fame? Either way, Larson is killing the game today. And literally today as she starred as Carol Danvers in Avengers: The End Game which premiered this week. Her other movies have included a wide variety of genres, from the hilarious “21 Jump Street” to the heart-wrenching memoir “The Glass Castle.” Not only is she talented in front of the camera, but Larson has also even directed three films. She herself will be 30 in just a couple months, and it’s safe to say she’s grown up to have just as successful of a life as Jenna Rink.

Megan Lusk

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“13 Going on 30” was only Lusk’s third out of four total movies. The other five bratty chicks could have scared her away from Hollywood, but one might also say she peaked in [movie] grade school . . .

Ally Stegman

Columbia Chicago '21

aspiring magazine writer with a passion for pop culture and fashion