Where Are They Now: The Cast of House Party

The hip hop classic celebrates 25 years today.


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House Party (1990) - In 1990, this classic of Black cinema became one of the first hip hop buddy comedies and a seminal film for Generation X. The coming-of-age film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, starred Kid 'N Play rappers Christopher "Kid" Reid and Chris "Play" Martin as two high school friends trying to pull off the ultimate house party. On the film's 25th anniversary, we revisit our favorite characters and see where they are now. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


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Christopher "Kid" Reid as Christopher Robinson, Jr. and Christopher "Play" Martin as Peter Martin - Kid 'N Play were the hottest duo in rap in the late 80s and early 90s. After showing up in numerous movies in the House Party franchise, Reid made guest appearances on sitcoms like Barbershop and Sister, Sister and was host of Showtime at the Apollo. Reid also made several appearances on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and even composed the theme music for Maher's Real Time. Meanwhile, his partner-in-crime Martin took a hiatus from acting to focus on his faith (he became a born-again Christian) and family (he married Boomerang actress Shari Headley). Now a Christian rapper, he has been making his way back into acting with the films Welcome to Durham, USA and The Return. (Photos from left: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for MAC Presents, Mike Coppola/Getty Images)


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Martin Lawrence as Bilal - After playing the reluctant DJ with a halitosis problem, Lawrence's movie career took off big time. The Martin star went on to headline the Bad Boys franchise, Big Momma's House, Blue Streak, Life and several other box office hits. Recently, Lawrence has hinted that he and Will Smith may reteam for Bad Boys 3. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)


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Full Force (Paul "Anthony" George, Lucien "Bowlegged Lou" George, Jr., Brian "B-Fine" George) - After taking a stab at acting in House Party and House Party 2, the R&B group put their focus back on making music and over the years have worked as producers with artists like ‘N Sync, The Black Eyed Peas, the Backstreet Boys, Rihanna and more. The talented group are still a force to reckon in the music business today. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


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Robin Harris as Christopher Robinson, Sr. - The native of Chicago's South Side was a comedian on the rise before landing the role of "Pop" in House Party, his most memorable role to date. But Harris's career was cut tragically short on March 18, 1990, just weeks after House Party's release, when he was found dead in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel. He was only 36.(Photo: New Line Cinema)


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Tisha Campbell as Sydney - After playing the love interest of Kid in three cycles of House Party movies, the actress' career took off. Now Tisha Campbell-Martin (she married actor Duane Martin), she starred opposite Martin Lawrence in the beloved sitcom Martin and in movies like Sprung, Boomerang, and in TV shows like My Wife and Kids and The Protector. She frequently appears on Real Husbands of Hollywood alongside her husband.(Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)


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A.J. Johnson as Sharane - Adrienne-Joi Johnson was the life of the Party in her yellow spandex jumpsuit and killer dance moves. After playing the object of both Kid and Play's affections, Johnson went on to land roles in Baby Boy and the occasional TV guest spot. She later become a fitness and wellness coach and hosted the show Flab to Fab. (Photo: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)


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Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as Chill - One half of hip hop group Groove B. Chill, Mitchell had a hot acting career with roles including House Party 2, Sgt. Bilko, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Black Knight, the TV series Queen, Veronica’s Closet, Ed, and the short-lived show Brothers with Michael Strahan. Sadly, the actor got into a car accident in 2001 and was paralyzed from the waist down. But rather than slow down, Mitchell started the Daryl Mitchell Foundation for awareness of spinal cord injuries, and he works as a minority spokesperson for the Christopher Reeves Foundation. (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage)


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Kelly Jo Minter as LaDonna - In the year following House Party, the actress starred in New Jack City and The People Under the Stairs before taking an extended break from film. Though she popped up in the occasional TV guest spot, Kelly is now primarily a handbag designer.  (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage) 


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John Witherspoon as Mr. Strickland - The comedian was already established on the comedy scene when he starred in House Party, but became best known to mainstream audiences for his work as Mr. Jones in the Friday film franchise and his role as Pops on the sitcom The Wayans Brothers. Witherspoon has worked steadily in films and television, including his ongoing role as Granddad on Adult Swim's animated show The Boondocks and in Black Jesus. A few years ago, Witherspoon was the victim of an internet death hoax — a rumor he took to Twitter himself to squash.  (Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images)


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Reginald Hudlin - The Harvard graduate had an illustrious career after his debut with House Party. He went on to direct the Black rom-com classic Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy, The Great White Hype, Ladies Man and other films. In 2013, Hudlin produced Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated film Django Unchained. Hudlin also served as the first President of Entertainment for BET, where created shows like Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, Sunday Best and BET Honors.   (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)