Shows about aliens may come and go, but there’s one series that will always hold a special place in our hearts. We’re talking of course about WB and UPN’s hit supernatural series, Roswell.
Based on the YA book series, Roswell High, the series premiered in 1999 and followed the lives of teenagers Max, Isabel, and Michael, all of whom happen to be aliens with extraordinary superpowers living under the guise of being normal high school students. Over a decade may have passed since Roswell ruled the airwaves, but the cast of the show is still very much in action.
Check out what the stars of Roswell are up to today below!
Shiri Appleby (Liz Parker)
Shiri Appleby has come a long way from her days of waiting tables at the Crashdown Cafe. Since wrapping on Roswell, the actress has had a slew of recurring television roles on series like ER, Life Unexpected, and Chicago Fire. These days, you can catch Appleby on Lifetime’s hit drama, UnREAL, which just kicked off its second season.
Jason Behr (Max Evans)
Jason Behr melted hearts all over the world as the seemingly introverted Max Evans, but the wide variety of acting gigs he’s taken over the years are as far from a teenage alien as you can get. Since starring on Roswell, Behr has kept busy working on films like The Grudge, Skinwalkers, and Senseless. Most recently, the actor starred as Damien Fauntleroy in A&E’s crime drama, Breakout Kings.
Katherine Heigl (Isabel Evans)
Thanks to her breakout role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy, it’s safe to say that Heigl is one of the most recognizable names among the Roswell alums. Up next, the actress — whose resume includes movies like 27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth — will star opposite Daniel Craig in director Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. She’s also been tapped to lead the new CBS legal drama Doubt.
Brendan Fehr (Michael Guerin)
Like the rest of his Roswell co-stars, Fehr has been no stranger to television over the years. Since his days of playing Roswell’s resident rebel, Fehr has had recurring roles on CSI: Miami as Jake Stanton, and on Bones where he played Jared Booth. Currently, fans can catch the actor playing doctor as Drew Alister on NBC’s hit medical drama, The Night Shift.
Majandra Delfino as Maria DeLuca
Delfina didn’t stray far from our television screens after wrapping her stint as Liz’s spunky best friend, Maria. The actress went on to appear on series such as Boston Public, Quarterlife, and State of Georgia. Most recently, the actress starred opposite Melanie Griffith in the made-for-TV comedy, Nerd Herd, which was released just last year.
Colin Hanks as Alex Whitman
Roswell may have been Hanks’ big break, but the actor has definitely proven that he’s got some serious acting chops over the years. Since his days at Roswell High, Hanks has gone on to star in everything from blockbuster movies like 2005’s King Kong to the critically acclaimed series Fargo. The actor, who recently tried his hand at directing with his first full-length documentary film, All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, currently appears in CBS’ Life in Pieces.