Brandy Norwood – Then
Brandy Rayana Norwood, better known by her mononym, Brandy, first gained public attention after she released her self-titled album in early 1995.
Brandy was a huge hit, and sold over two million copies in the United States alone.
In 1996, she landed the leading role in the UPN sitcom, Moesha, where she played the title character. The show lasted six seasons and resulted in countless other acting roles. In 1998, Brandy returned to the music world with her hit duet with Monica, “The Boy Is Mine”, which went on to become the best-selling female duet of all time and one of the longest running number one singles in music history.
Brandy Norwood – Now
Brandy continued to release music, as well as to act. She served as a judge on the first season of America’s Got Talent, and her 2012 album, Two Eleven was a huge critical and financial success.
In 2016, she starred in, and served as the executive producer of, the BET network sitcom, Zoe Ever After.
Brandy has sold over 40 million records worldwide by the end of 2018, and her songs have been streamed over 1.5 billion times online – making her the only ’90s female musician to have passed that record.
Winona Ryder – Then
Winona Ryder is probably one of the most memorable faces of the ’80s and ’90s.
With her unforgettable performance in Tim Burton’s 1988 horror comedy, Beetlejuice, Ryder became something of a cultural and fashion icon – a streak which she continued in 1990’s Edward Scissorhands and Mermaids, where she olayed alongside Cher.
In 1992, Ryder continued her dark, gothic streak and starred in master director Francis Ford Coppola’s retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and in 1997 she starred in Alien Resurrection.
Winona Ryder – Now
Winona Ryder went through several personal struggles throughout the early 2000s, and appeared in a smaller number of films and shows over the past decade. Still, she found the time to appear in 2009’s Star Trek, 2010’s Black Swan and in a few other films.
Her biggest comeback, however, was in Netflix’s 2016 hit nostalgic ’80s horror adventure show, Stranger Things, where she plays one of the leading characters.