It was… like… the greatest show to ever be canceled after a single season. My So-Called Life was lauded by critics, and fell through the cracks of the populous. Sadly, people were engrossed with something in 1994 and 1995 that prevented them from really digging into the show–or perhaps, the people with the ratings boxes were afraid of something hitting on too much… like… so-called realness. Was it the O.J. trial? Whatever the case, the show stands to the test of time, and the fans are loyal! So, what is that incredible cast up to now?
Claire Danes – Angela Chase
My So-Called Life was built around the character of Angela Chase, played by the incomparable Claire Danes. It was Angela’s so-called life, and she led the cast, as a young teenager, in a manner that had never been done before, or since. What has Claire done since she went riding away in Jordan Catalano’s car at the end of the 19th and final episode? She’s lived on the Hollywood A-List. From starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio to winning awards portraying Temple Grandin to dropping the boom in season after season of Homeland, she remains an actress over a movie star, and a New Yorker over a Hollywood socialite. She and Hugh Dancy have one child together.Photo by Richard Young/REX Shutterstock