Katie Holmes had been in a handful of productions before Dawson's Creek, but the show was her big break. Selma Blair also auditioned for the role of Joey Potter, but Katie Holmes got the role. Joey Potter was the only character to appear in all one hundred twenty-eight episodes.
Kerr Smith's character, Jack McPhee was the first gay male character to kiss another man on network TV. He was been working consistently since Dawson's Creek ended on shows like Charmed, Justice and CSI: NY. He is currently starring in the show The Foster's as Robert Quinn.
We lost Meredith for a while when her character Andie McPhee did a year abroad in Italy. That was of course before she starting attending Harvard University. The fans loved her so much that brought her back just to film the graduation episode.
Yes we know Mary Beth Peil as Grams on Dawson's Creek, but did you know that she is also a classically trained singer? She starred on Broadway in the revival of The King And I. She was even nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in 1985.
Sick of living in LA, he decided to move to North Carolina to play Mitch Leery on Dawson's Creek. He left the show after a few seasons when he noticed that the parents' storylines were no longer important on the show. Feeling like a background character, he moved on.
Since Dawson's Creek, Sasha has done 50 episodes of NCIS, 105 episodes of Rizzoli & Isles and 11 episodes of Shameless. Growing up, she was a dancer and an ice skater. Because of an injury she gave up that dream and became an actor instead.
It's been 19 years since Dawson's Creek first premiered and 14 years since the show ended. Almost 500 people audition for the role of Dawson, and James Van Der Beek won the role. He was an English major at Drew University and then left school to do Dawson's Creek.
Chad Michael Murray was the ultimate babe then, and he is the ultimate babe now. Charlie was one of his first acting roles, and he says he learned a lot from the cast of Dawson's Creek. The rest of the cast had already been at it for a while and they taught him about things like lighting and being on set in general.
Monica got bitten by the acting bug early on in life. She attended a performing arts high school at 13 years old and the rest is history. Apparently, she left the show because "got bored playing one character".
Did you know that Oliver is the son of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson? What?! Dawson's Creek was pretty early on in his career. Since the show ended, he has been in several TV movies, the TV shows Rules of Engagement, Nashville and Scream Queens.