Scary Movie, released on July 7, 2000, was a hilarious spoof that delighted audiences with its clever parody of popular horror films. The movie featured a talented ensemble cast from Regina Hall to the Wayans brothers. On today's anniversary, we look at what some key cast members have been up to since their memorable roles in this cult comedy.
Anna Faris (Cindy Campbell)
Anna Faris, known for her role as Cindy Campbell, had a successful acting career. After "Scary Movie," she appeared in several films, including the "Scary Movie" sequels. She also starred in comedies like "The House Bunny" and "Just Friends." Additionally, she voiced characters in animated movies like the "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" series. Faris has also ventured into television, starring in the sitcom "Mom" from 2013 to 2021
Marlon Wayans (Shorty Meeks)
Marlon Wayans, one of the Wayans brothers who co-wrote and starred in "Scary Movie," continued his acting career after the film's release. He appeared in various comedic roles in movies like "White Chicks," "Little Man," and "Dance Flick." Wayans also created and starred in the parody film series "A Haunted House." He has had other television and film projects, including the sitcom "Marlon" and the Netflix film "Sextuplets." This year, he dropped the HBO Max comedy special "God Loves Me."
Regina Hall (Brenda Meeks)
Regina Hall has had an incredibly successful career since "Scary Movie." She appeared in the "Scary Movie" sequels and went on to star in various films, such as the "Think Like a Man" series, "Girls Trip," and "The Hate U Give." Hall has also ventured into television with notable roles in shows like "Black Monday" and "Insecure." Brenda, her character "Scary Movie," has also lived on in memes and GIFs on social media.
Shawn Wayans (Ray Wilkins)
Shawn Wayans, one of the Wayans brothers, continued his acting career after "Scary Movie." He appeared in the film's sequels and had roles in other comedy movies, including "White Chicks" and "Little Man." Wayans also co-created and starred in the television series "The Wayans Bros." Additionally, he has worked as a writer and producer on various projects.
Shannon Elizabeth (Buffy Gilmore)
Shannon Elizabeth, who played Buffy Gilmore, appeared in a few films after "Scary Movie." She had notable roles in movies like "American Pie" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." Elizabeth also participated in reality television shows such as "Dancing with the Stars" and "Celebrity Big Brother." She has been involved in animal activism and poker tournaments in recent years.
Carmen Electra (Drew Decker)
Carmen Electra, who portrayed the iconic Drew Decker, has remained active in the entertainment industry since "Scary Movie." She starred in movies such as "Starsky & Hutch" and "Date Movie." Electra also appeared in popular television shows like "Baywatch" and "Jane the Virgin." In recent years, she has been involved in hosting and reality TV, including shows like "Britain's Got Talent" and "Ex on the Beach."
Keenen Ivory Wayans (Director/Writer)
- Keenen Ivory Wayans was the director and one of the writers of "Scary Movie." After its release, Wayans continued his successful career in the entertainment industry. He directed and produced other comedies such as "White Chicks" and "Little Man." Wayans has also worked on television projects and served as a judge on the talent competition show "Last Comic Standing."