The Cast of 'Juno,' Then and Now

8:30 AM 12/5/2017

by Courtney Idasetima

It's been 10 years since sarcastic teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) got knocked up by Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera).

Juno was released 10 years ago, on Dec. 5, 2007.

The film, written by Diablo Cody (who won an Oscar for her work) and directed by Jason Reitman, grossed more than $231 million worldwide as it took a comedic route to tell the tale of teen pregnancy and adoption.

Below, take a look at what the cast of the coming-of-age story has been up to since the movie first hit theaters.

  • Ellen Page

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    Since her portrayal of pregnant teen Juno MacGuff, Page has become a household name. She has acted in numerous film and television shows, including playing Ariadne in Inception (2010), for which she was nominated for MTV Movie Award, and playing Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), which earned her Kids' Choice and Teen Choice nominations. She recently starred in a reboot of Flatliners.

    She has also made some news in her personal life. In 2014 on Valentine's Day, Page publicly came out as gay at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference. In her speech, she said, “Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves, and I know many of you have struggled with this, and I draw upon your strength and your support in ways you will never know, and I am here today because I am gay,” which was followed by a round of applause.

    Page currently serves as  executive producer and co-host of Viceland's unscripted reality show Gaycation, alongside her best friend, Ian Daniel, where they explore LGBTQ cultures throughout the world. The show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2016 and 2017.

  • Michael Cera

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    Michael Cera played Paulie Bleeker, a geeky member of the track team whom Juno's dad thought "didn’t have it in him" to get her pregnant.

    During his career as an actor, Cera went on to play teens in the films Superbad, which was released the same year as Juno, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). He held a role in the comedy series Children’s Hospital from 2008-16 and Arrested Development, which originally aired on Fox from 2003-06 and has since been revived by Netflix (co-starring fellow Juno alum Jason Bateman).

    Cera is also a musician. He released a solo album, True That ,in 2014. In 2017, he released the track "Best I Can" with Sharon Van Etten for the soundtrack of the documentary Dina.

    He currently has some on screen projects in the works including, Captain Dad, The Shivering Truth and Tyrel.

  • Jennifer Garner

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    In the film, Jennifer Garner plays Vanessa Loring, the — at first — standoffish wife in the couple Juno is leaning toward to adopt her unborn child.

    Gardner went on to star in films alongside Matthew McConaughey including Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) and Dallas Buyers Club (2013) in addition to the Garry Marshall films Valentine's Day (2010) and Mother's Day (2016). She is also voices a role in the upcoming animated comedy Amusement Park, set to hit the big screen in 2019.

  • Jason Bateman

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    Bateman plays Mark Loring, the husband of the couple to whom Juno looks to give her child up for adoption.

    Since Juno, Bateman has scored big film and television roles. He starred in Horrible Bosses (2011) and the sequel, Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and computer-animated comedy film Zootopia (2016), which earned him a Kids' Choice Award.

    He currently stars alongside fellow Juno actor Michael Cera in Netflix's revival of Arrested Development, playing Cera's father, and executive produces and stars in Netflix's Ozark, for which he directed four episodes during season 1.

  • Allison Janney

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    In the film, Janney plays Bren MacGuff, Juno’s stepmother, who tries to guide Juno through her pregnancy making sure she stays healthy for herself and the baby.

    Her most current roles also have been playing mothers. Janney stars alongside Anna Faris on the CBS comedy series Mom, for which she won Emmy in 2014 and 2015. Janney is an Oscar contender for her role as Tonya Harding's mom in the biopic I, Tonya, hitting theaters in December.

    Janney also has done voice acting in shows and movies like Phineas and Ferb, Finding Dory (2016) and Family Guy.

  • J.K. Simmons

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    J.K. Simmons portrays Mac MacGuff, Juno’s father, who is shocked when she announces her pregnancy.

    Since playing the fun-loving carefree dad, Simmons has portrayed roles on Law & Order, guest-starred on shows like Raising Hope and The Good Doctor and voiced numerous roles on Phineas and Ferb. He also held a voice part in Zootopia (2016), like co-star Jason Bateman, and BoJack Horseman. Simmons won an Oscar as the demanding music instructor in Whiplash (2014) and also had a role in La La Land (2016). He's currently filming drama The Front Runner and will appear in the 2018 television series Counterpart.

  • Olivia Thirlby

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    Thirlby plays Leah, Juno’s friend whom she confides in when she finds out she is pregnant.

    After Juno, Thirlby continued her acting career with roles in television, movies and theater. She currently stars in Amazon's legal drama Goliath, which has been picked up for a second season.

  • Rainn Wilson

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    Rainn Wilson played Rollo, the cashier at the convenience store who assures Juno that her "plus" sign means "pregnant." saying, “That ain't no Etch-a-Sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, Homeskillet.”

    After the film, Wilson continued his Emmy-nominated role as Dwight Schrute on The Office until 2013. He currently stars as Harry Mudd in the CBS All Access sci-fi series Star Trek: Discovery. In 2018, he will star in the science-fiction action-horror film The Meg, based on the novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.

     

  • Valerie Tian

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    Valerie Tian portrays Su Chin, the lone pro-life protester who told Juno her baby had fingernails outside of a women's clinic in an effort to prevent her from having an abortion.

    Tian has appeared in the film 21 Jump Street (2010) and the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Arrow and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.

     

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