Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast: Where Are They Now?!

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Can you believe it's been 13 entire years since a new episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer graced our television sets?

Sure, we've survived these long, cold years without new Sunnydale adventures with the comics, countless Netflix marathons, and the memories, but it's been rough.

So let's take a few moments to look back at this beloved show, to look at the main cast members and see what they're up to now.

Come on. You know you want to.

1. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar of course played the title role of Buffy Summers, the best darn vampire slayer that ever was. Sure, she died a couple times, but she came back to save the world, again and again. These days, Sarah is still acting, most recently in the animated series Star Wars Rebels. She's also married to Freddie Prinze Jr.!

2. Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan
Alyson Hannigan played the role of Willow, a shy nerd turned powerful witch. Alyson went on to star in another delightful television series, How I Met Your Mother, and she's married to Alexis Denishof, who hilariously played a Watcher named Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in both Buffy and Angel.

3. Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon
Nicholas Brendon played Xander, and oh, he played him so very well. Unfortunately, Nicholas has struggled since the show ended. He's been arrested multiple times for charges stemming from his addiction issues.

4. Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head
Anthony Stewart Head played Giles, and while he started off as Buffy's high school librarian and her Watcher, by the time the series was over he was definitely a father figure to her. Anthony's been acting steadily since the show ended, notably in the television series Merlin. And yeah, he's still oddly attracttive.

5. David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz played Angel, Buffy's one true love (sorry, Spike fans). He's been one of the more successful cast members, since he's starred in Bones for the past century (or since 2005, same thing).

6. Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter
Charisma Carpenter played Cordelia, the queen bee of Sunnydale High who eventually became one of the Scooby gang. She went on to play the same role in Angel, and she's been acting ever since. One of her best roles, honestly, was in a Lifetime movie called Deadly Sibling Rivalry (for real) in which she played a pair of twins (for real).

7. James Marsters

James Marsters
James Marsters played Spike, who was probably the best character on the show, let's be real. James played Spike again on Angel, and he's acted since on shows like the Hawaii Five-0 reboot, Smallville, and Witches of East End.

8. Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg
Michelle Trachtenberg played Dawn, Buffy's little sister who turned out to be The Key (spoiler alert, sorry). This was hardly her first role -- she starred in Harriet the Spy and was on The Adventures of Pete and Pete, to name a couple of early gigs -- and it wasn't her last, either. Her later roles include roles on Weeds, Mercy, and Gossip Girl.

9. Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku was the hot but villainous slayer known as Faith. She was Buffy's friend for a while, but then ... well, things weren't five-by-five for long, if you know what we mean. Eliza's also been very successful since Buffy: she got her own series, Tru Calling, and she starred in another Joss Whedon project, Dollhouse.

10. Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield
Emma Caulfield was the extremely lovable Anya, a vengeance demon who turned human. While Anya tragically died in the series finale, her spirit lives on. And so does Emma's greatness: she's been on shows like Gigantic, Once Upon a Time, and Royal Pains.

11. Amber Benson

Amber Benson
Amber Benson played Tara, a witch who won Willow's heart before ultimately dying after being shot by creepy old Warren. Amber's had plenty of smaller roles since her time as Tara came to end -- including a hilarious guest spot on Supernatural, where she played a vampire.

12. Seth Green

Seth Green
Seth Green was Oz, Willow's high school boyfriend who was also a werewolf. He broke Willow's heart by getting it on with a lady werewolf, then he went off to find himself or whatever, but really Seth went off to continue his extremely successful career. He created the popular series Robot Chicken, and he's voiced countless roles in TV shows and video games.

13. Juliet Landau

Juliet Landau
Juliet Landau played the amazing Drusilla, Spike's absolutely insane girlfriend. After Buffy, Juliet turned her focus mainly to voice acting and theatre work, but she's still just as lovely as ever.

14. Marc Blucas

Marc Blucas
Marc Blucas played Riley Finn, Buffy's longtime boyfriend and member of The Initiative, the government operation that studied vampires and demons and the like. Riley got into a bad place and ended up letting vampires suck his blood and then left on a helicopter because Buffy didn't love him enough (???), but Marc went on to have a successful career, including a costarring role in First Daughter with Katie Holmes, so who's the real winner?

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