Then and Now: See the Cast of Lost 12 Years Later

Then and Now: See the Cast of Lost 12 Years Later
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The last episode of the show aired on ABC in the United States on May 23, 2010

Josh Holloway (Sawyer)

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Before being cast in Lost, Josh Holloway appeared in episodic roles in various movies and TV series, but it was the part of handsome Sawyer that brought him popularity. By the way, according to many polls, it was Sawyer who became the most popular character in the show.

After the series ended, Holloway has appeared in several lesser-known films, and since 2018 he has been working on the acclaimed western series Yellowstone.

Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen)

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The role of criminal Kate Austen was the first in the career of the Canadian model Evangeline Lilly. After her role in Lost, Evangeline planned to stop her acting career, focusing on humanitarian efforts.

In 2013, however, she returned to screens as the Woodland Elf Tauriel in The Hobbit trilogy, and in 2015, she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Wasp. The next Marvel movie where the actress will return to her character, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, is scheduled for release in 2023.

Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard)

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Matthew Fox was quite popular even before he joined the cast of Lost. He managed to gain popularity and love of the audience, starring in the TV series Party of Five, but it is thanks to the role of Jack Shephard that he became a world famous actor. It is interesting that Fox originally auditioned for the role of Sawyer, and Shephard was supposed to die right at the beginning of the series. But at some point the creators decided to make Jack the main character of the story.

After Lost Matthew Fox has appeared in major films such as We Are Marshall, Vantage Point, Alex Cross, Bone Tomahawk and Extinction, but the role of Jack Shephard still remains the pinnacle of his career. In September 2022, the mini-series Last Light premiered, where the actor played the role of a petrochemist who tries to reunite with his family after a disaster.

Dominic Monaghan (Charlie Pace)

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Prior to the role of drug-addicted musician Charlie Pace, Dominic Monaghan managed to become famous by playing the part of the hobbit Merry, one of Frodo Baggins' friends, in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

After Lost, the actor starred in the successful series FlashForward, as well as the post-apocalyptic thriller The Day and the action film Soldiers of Fortune. In 2022, two series with Monaghan were released at once: the animated action film The Legend of Vox Machina, where the actor voiced one of the characters, and the sci-fi drama Moonhaven that depicts a utopian colony on the Moon.

Terry O'Quinn (John Locke)

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The role of the mysterious John Locke, who is miraculously healed from a spinal injury after the plane crash, was the most famous and successful of the actor's career.

After Lost, O'Quinn starred in several other series: NCIS, Falling Skies, 666 Park Avenue, Gang Related and Castle Rock. In 2022, the actor played one of the roles in the Netflix detective series Pieces of Her.

Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah)

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British actor of Indian origin Naveen Andrews gained popularity long before Lost, starring in the Oscar-winning drama The English Patient. The role of the former Iraqi soldier Sayid brought him even more audience love.

The actor also starred in the cult project of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse, and in 2022 he played one of the leading roles in the biographical drama series The Dropout with Amanda Seyfried as his co-star. Now Andrews is working on the upcoming sci-fi series Rise of an Exiled which takes place in the 23rd century.

Jorge Garcia (Hurley)

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Jorge Garcia was the first actor to be cast in Lost. His work on the project brought him worldwide fame and a number of prestigious awards.

After the cult series ended, the actor continued filming, appearing in such projects as Alcatraz, Hawaii Five-0 and The Wedding Ringer. There are two projects with Garcia currently in post-production: the comedy drama Good Grief and the thriller Condor's Nest.

Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus)

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Michael Emerson who played the role of Ben, the series' main antagonist and leader of the Others, began his career on the theatrical stage. Before starring in Lost, he gained widespread fame by playing the role of a serial killer in the TV series The Practice as well as the role of orderly Zep Hindle, who is caught up in a deadly game, in the first part of Saw.

In 2019, Emerson appeared in one of the leading roles in the series Evil, playing occult expert Dr. Townsend. In 2022, the thriller Glimpse was released featuring the actor in one of the roles, and the fantasy film Man & Witch is in post-production now.

Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton)

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For Australian actress Emilie de Ravin the role in Lost was also a breakthrough. After the show, the actress regularly appeared on the screen. In 2006, she played in a remake of the cult horror The Hills Have Eyes, in 2010, she starred in the romantic drama Remember Me with Robert Pattinson as her co-star. In 2012, de Ravin got a role in another cult series: she played Belle in Once Upon a Time.

Now she is getting ready for the filming of the thriller Wreckage, where the actress will play the lead role.

Yunjin Kim (Sun-Hwa Kwon)

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Before her role in Lost, the actress starred in the successful Korean action film Shiri. But after her role of Sun-Hwa Kwon her career took off.

She starred in the series Mistresses and the films Ode to My Father and House of the Disappeared. In 2022, she appeared in the Korean remake of the acclaimed Spanish series Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area. A detective thriller Confession and a series XO, Kitty starring Yunjin Kim are planned for release in the near future.