Where Are They Now? The Cast of B*A*P*S

The film opened on this day in 1997.

B*A*P*S (1997)

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B*A*P*S - This 1997 rags-to-riches tale wasn't exactly loved by critics (Roger Ebert gave it a rare zero stars), but in the 19 years since its release, it has achieved something far greater: cult status. We know what happened to the film's young lead, Halle Berry, but where is the rest of the cast today?(Photo: New Line Cinema)


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Martin Landau - This American icon and three-time Oscar nominee (he won for Ed Wood) is still going strong at 87. After his turn as dying millionaire Donald Blakemore, Landau appeared in such hit films as EdTV, Sleepy Hollow and The Majestic. In 2012, he voiced a character in the animated film Frankenweenie and was also in the 2015 film Entourage. He currently has several projects in production. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)


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Natalie Desselle-Reid - Halle Berry's partner in crime didn't quite achieve her level of stardom post-B*A*P*S, but she held her own with supporting parts in Def Jam's How to Be a Player, Madea's Big Happy Family and on three seasons of UPN's sitcom Eve. Following that, she went on to star in a few TV movies, including Freaknik: The Musical and A Mother's Rage. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Dr. Dre Samples Dolemite - Dr. Dre tapped the comedy world earlier on his solo debut, The Chronic, sampling Rudy Ray "Dolemite" Moore's hilarious "Chestnuts" routine on the classic "Deeez Nuuuts" interlude.  (Photo: Dimension Films)

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Rudy Ray Moore - His role in B*A*P*S was one of the rare occasions when he appeared on film not as his famous alter-ego Dolemite, but this foul-mouthed comedian and R&B singer made a few more appearances in cult or straight-to-video films in the 1990s and 2000s. The 81-year-old died in 2008 of complications from diabetes, just months after co-star Bernie Mac. (Photo:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


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Ian Richardson - This classically-trained Shakespearean actor brought a touch of the bard to Beverly Hills with his role as butler Manley. While he mostly worked in the United Kingdom, Americans will forever remember him as the man in the Rolls-Royce from the famous Grey Poupon commercial. Richardson died of a heart attack in 2007 at age 72.  (Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Faizon Love: June 14 - The Cuban-born Elf star turns 44.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Faizon Love - After a breakthrough role as Big Worm in 1995's Friday, Love was already a household name by the time he did B*A*P*S. He and director Robert Townsend did another two seasons of their hit sitcom The Parent 'Hood, which Love followed up with dozens of film roles, including Torque, Idlewild and The Perfect Holiday. Love recently appeared in Lee Daniels's The Paperboy and had an arc on Real Husbands of Hollywood in 2013. He has also appeared in a few projects since the film, including Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Mr. Box Office, Novermber Rule and Black-ish. (Photo:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


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Troy Beyer - Though she has movie star looks, Beyer made waves behind the camera as well. After writing B*A*P*S, she wrote and directed indie comedy Let's Talk About Sex and then the Nick Cannon/Christina Milian hit Love Don't Co$t a Thing. The actress has kept a pretty low profile since then, having only appeared in a couple projects sporadically throughout the years, including the TV movie Recipe for Disaster and most recently I Really Hate My Ex.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Halle Berry in Waiting to Exhale - Before reaching the top of the A-list in the late 1990s, Berry was competing for limited roles with a long list of beautiful and talented Black actresses. She lost the part of high-powered executive with man troubles Robin Stokes to Lela Rochon.(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Halle Berry - One of Berry's first leading roles was also a rare glimpse into her comic side and gave audiences a taste of her range as an actress. Over the next decade and a half, Berry ran the spectrum from Razzies to Oscars, action to romance and everything in between. Most recently, the actress was seen in the films Frankie & Alice and X Men: Days of Future Past and the television drama Extant, which has since been canceled. She is set to star as the head of the CIA in the upcoming film Kingsman 2. (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)


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Robert Townsend (Director) - This triple threat (comedian/actor/filmmaker) added CEO to his resume when he applied his years of TV experience to become head of programming at the Black Family Channel, which ultimately folded in 2007. Luckily, he still has plenty to fall back on. After the series finale of The Parent 'Hood, he got back in the director's chair for Phantom Punch, a biopic of boxing great Sonny Liston, in 2008 and the TV series Diary of a Single Mom in 2010. He also directed Bill Cosby's comeback standup special Bill Cosby: Far From Finished. Over the years, he has produced several projects including the TV series Diary of a Single Mom and Playin' for Love. Most recently, he was honored with the Classic Cinema Award at the 2016 American Black Film Festival. (Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)


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Bernie Mac - Like Berry, Mac's career blew up after the film. He starred in over two dozen movies and headlined the Emmy-winning Bernie Mac Show for 103 episodes. Sadly, Mac passed away from pneumonia at age 50 in 2008. (Photo: Armando Gallo / Retna Ltd.)