Cast Of 'Six Degrees of Separation': Where Are They Now?

The Will Smith film was released 30 years ago today.

Celebrating its remarkable 30-year milestone today (December 8), "Six Degrees of Separation" stands as Will Smith's breakthrough performance.

In the film, Smith portrays a charming and enigmatic young man named Paul, who infiltrates the lives of an affluent New York couple, claiming to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier. His portrayal captured the essence of a young man navigating identity, privilege, and the blurred lines between truth and fiction. The performance was a departure from his previous roles, earning critical acclaim and laying the groundwork for Smith's transition into more diverse roles throughout his career.

Outside of Smith, "Six Degrees of Separation" had an incredible cast, from seasoned veterans to rising stars. Let's see where the cast is today.

  • Will Smith (Paul)

    Where hasn't Will Smith been?

    After his breakout role in the film, Will Smith has solidified his status as a Hollywood icon. In 2022, he nabbed a Best Actor Oscar for "King Richard" (2021), where he portrayed Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams.

  • Stockard Channing (Ouisa)

    Known for her remarkable performance -- she earned as Oscar nomination for Best Actress -- Channing has remained a prominent figure in film and television. She appeared in the TV series "The Good Fight," The Guest Book" and you can currently see her in the Max series "Julia."

  • Donald Sutherland (Flan):

    Sutherland's illustrious career continues with roles in recent films like "The Burnt Orange Heresy" (2019) and the popular TV series "The Undoing." You can currently see him in "Lawmen: Bass Reeves," the story of the first Black lawman west of the Mississippi, which stars David Oyelowo.

  • Ian McKellen (Geoffrey)

    The esteemed actor has been active in various projects, including reprising his role as Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film series, appearing in the acclaimed film "Mr. Holmes" (2015) and playing Magneto in the X-Men franchise. At 84 years old, McKellen is still appearing in several projects a year,

  • Frederic Alan Schepisi (Director)

    Frederic Alan Schepisi has not made a film in ten years. According to his IMDB page, he has two projects in the works but the details are unknown.

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