Eliza Dushku – Then
Eliza Dushku started her career young. By the time she was ten, she had landed a lead role in the coming of age film, That Night, and would later play alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life, and as the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the cult action film, True Lies.
While she was still in high school, Dushku landed what many would consider her most important role: the part of Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series, Angel.
Eliza Dushku – Now
In 2000, Dushku went on to star in another smash hit: the cheerleader comedy, Bring It On.
She would continue to make multiple appearances in both films and television shows, but perhaps her biggest project after Buffy was in another Joss Wheadon show; Dollhouse.
In Dollhouse, Dushku played the starring role of Echo/Caroline Farrell for the duration of the show’s run, and won multiple awards and nominations for her performance.
Today, she stars in the main role of The Lady in The Black Company, a show based on author Glen Cook’s fantasy books.
Melissa Joan Hart – Then
Back in the ’90s, there was no one bigger on kids’ TV than Melissa Joan Hart.
She started out playing the titular Clarissa in Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All when she was just 15.
Following her success in Clarissa, Joan Hart later landed the leading role in the TV movie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which was followed by a television series of the same name – that lasted for seven seasons, well into the early 2000s.
Melissa Joan Hart – Now
In 2010, after a short hiatus, Melissa Joan Hart returned to acting, landing a lead role in ABC Family’s sitcom, Melissa & Joey – a show in which she not only acted, but also got to direct an episode.
Hart continues to act today, and is also set to star in the upcoming – and much talked about – Netflix comedy series, No Good Nick, where she will play a “hyper-competitive career mom who, with the lovable but dorky “fun dad,” welcome 13-year-old Nick (short for Nicole) into their family of four before realizing she is a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda.”