Where Charlies Angels cast is now – quitting acting, co-star feud and surrogacy

Charlie's Angels has always been a hugely popular franchise ever since the 1970s TV show, and in 2000 Hollywood decided to make a movie starring three of the biggest female stars at the time.

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu were cast as Natalie Cook, Dylan Saunders and Alex Munday.

John Forsythe returned to his role of the unseen Charlie voice that fans loved from the series.

The movie grossed $264million worldwide, and the theme song of Independent Women by Destiny's Child went to No1 on the Billboard Chart and stayed there for an incredible 11 weeks.

Here's what the cast have been up to in the decades since.

Cameron Diaz

Stunning Cameron starred as Natalie Cook in the 2000 movie, and since then she has found love and started multiple businesses.

She starred in the sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003, and voiced the character of Fiona in Shrek from 2001 to 2010.

In 2002 she landed a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Gangs Of New York, and then starred in festive favourite The Holiday in 2006 alongside Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black.

She eventually retired from acting in 2014 after appearing in an adaption of Annie.

Cameron found love in an unlikely place with rocker Benji Madden from the band Good Charlotte, after meeting in 2015.

The couple were introduced by her close friend and now sister-in-law Nicole Richie, who is married to Benji's twin, Joel.

After a whirlwind romance, Benji and Cameron married after just 10 months. They welcomed their first child together, Raddix, in 2019.

Cameron now runs an organic wine brand Avaline, which she launched in 2020.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore played the role of Dylan Saunders, and also appeared in the sequel.

In 2001, she starred in Riding In Cars With Boys and appeared in Donnie Darko, which she also assisted with financing.

She appeared in several rom-coms, including 50 First Dates, Music And Lyrics, Lucky You and He's Just Not That Into You.

Drew then won multiple awards for her role in the HBO film Grey Gardens, and moved into directing with roller derby movie Whip It, and also directed music videos.

She has found further success on the small screen, starring in the likes of Santa Clarita Diet, and starred in a film called The Stand In.

Barrymore hosted her own daytime talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show in 2020, but then in 2021 said she was taking an indefinite hiatus from acting, much to the upset of her dedicated fans who were hoping for more shows.

Drew and Cameron were praised for "ageing gracefully" after an unedited picture of the pair went viral, with many thanking them for not airbrushing or having drastic plastic surgery.

She started dating art consultant Will Kopelman in 2011, and married him in 2012. They have two daughters together, Olive and Frankie.

Sadly they divorced in 2016, after separating a few months earlier. She is currently thought to be single.

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu played the role of Alex Munday in the film, and was praised as a trailblazer for Asian-Americans for being cast in the blockbuster.

In 2003, she went on to star as O-Ren Ishii in Tarantino's Kill Bill, and also worked with him on a documentary called Freedom's Fury.

She teamed up with her Charlie's Angel love interest Matt LeBlanc.

Lucy appeared in a few episodes of his show, Joey, the Friends spin-off.

She went on to have minor roles in Chicago and Lucky Number Slevin.

Like Drew, Lucy moved into producing and created and starred in a remake of Charlie Chan.

She also appeared on Broadway in the play God Of Carnage, before turning to TV and landing the role of Watson in Elementary.

In 2021 she was cast as a villain in upcoming superhero movie Shazam! Fury Of The Gods.

In 2015, she became a single parent by choice, to a son called Rockwell. She had him via a surrogate, and said it was the right option for her as she was so busy at the time.

She has since campaigned to raise awareness about different family types.

It was alleged that she had an ongoing feud with Bill Murray. Liu said Murray started "to sort of hurl insults” at her following rewrites.

Bill Murray

Hollywood star Bill featured as John Bosley, a character who appeared in the TV series too.

He was noted for giving rambling and funny speeches which were of little to no help to the Angels.

It was reported at the time that Barrymore pursued Murray for months to get him to play Bosley, but he kept declining.

He did not return for the sequels, after it was reported that he had on-set clashes with Lucy Liu who said she "stood up to him", and Patrick Stewart took over the role.

In 2003 he starred in Sofia Coppola's Lost In Translation to critical acclaim, and worked with Wes Anderson again for The Royal Tenenbaums.

In 2004, he worked on another Anderson movie, The Life Aquatic Of Steve Zissou, before announcing in 2005 that he would take a hiatus from writing as he hadn't stopped since his career resurgence in the early nineties.

He came back in 2008, for City Of Ember, and then a cameo in Zombieland as himself.

He also appeared in Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

He has a small role in Anderson's latest film, 2021's The French Dispatch.

In 2009, Charlie's Angel director McG (also known as Joseph McGinty Nichol) alleged that Murray head-butted him, which Murray has always denied.

His now ex-wife, Jennifer Butler Murray, filed for divorce in 2011 after almost 11 years of marriage.

Matt LeBlanc

Friends star Matt LeBlanc appeared in Charlie's Angels as Lucy Liu's love interest, Jason Gibbons.

He was still a huge star in the massively popular sitcom at the time, and filmed his role in between recording episodes for Friends, which then came to an end in 2004.

He starred as Joey for 12 years in total, for 10 seasons of Friends and two seasons of Joey. He went on to star in the sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

He announced in 2006 that he would be taking a one-year hiatus from acting after the cancellation of Joey, but this then ended up being a five-year break.

Matt played a fictional version of himself in Episodes, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a television series, musical or comedy.

In 2012 he set the fastest time on Top Gear for a race.

Then, in 2016 he signed on to host the show.

He retired from the show in 2018, saying the commitment was too much. He then starred in Man With A Plan until it was cancelled in 2020.

Matt married a model, Melissa McKight in 2003, and had a child together in 2004. They later divorced in 2006.

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