See The Cast Of ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ 15 Years Later

Not everyone enjoys the holidays. Sometimes you just feel like a a bad banana with a greasy black peel, and there is nothing wrong with that. No one understands this feeling better than Dr. Seuss‘ timeless character The Grinch. Though we knew of the character long before the 2000 live action adaptation starring Jim Carrey, the mega talented comedian and the motley crew of Whos really gave the story new life. See the cast of  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas 15 years later!

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Jim Carrey - The Grinch
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Funnyman Jim Carrey was a Hollywood legend long before he starred as the Christmas-hating Grinch. In the past 15 years since portraying The Grinch, Carrey has gone to have even more legendary roles in films like the critically acclaimed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind alongside Kate Winslet. He even portrayed another opponent of Christmas; the ill-tempered Ebenezer Scrooge in 2009's Disney's A Christmas Carol. Despite his success as a comedian, Carrey seems to be moving away from comedy. His latest role is in the drama thriller, True Crimes. Despite his mega success, the Canadian actor has stated that if he wasn't in show business, he would be working a steel mill in Ontario.
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Taylor Momsen - Cindy Lou Who
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas was only a stepping stone for Taylor Momsen. The 22-year-old was only 7 when she starred as Cindy Lou Who, the precocious little girl who was brave enough to befriend The Grinch. After The Grinch Momsen went on to star in Hansel and Gretel as well as Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams. She even auditioned for the starring role in Disney Channel's Hannah Montana. (A role she has expressed she was happy she did not land in retrospect.) Momsen starred on The CW's  hit show Gossip Girl as Little J during the first four seasons, but left the show to focus on her music career. She is the frontwoman for her rock band, The Pretty Reckless and is currently signed to IMG Models.
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Bill Irwin - Lou Lou Who
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We bet you didn't realize that Cindy Lou's Christmas loving postman daddy was also Mr.Noodle on Sesame Street's Elmo's World! Seriously, how cool is that? Since his role in The Grinch, Bill Irwin has had recurring roles on both Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The Tony Award winning actor is currently slated to star alongside Kerry Washington in the upcoming HBO film, Confirmation.
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Molly Shannon - Betty Lou Who
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Saturday Night Live  alum Molly Shannon has been cracking us up for decades. When Shannon left SNL in 2001, she was the longest serving female cast member at the time. Since her role as the competitive Christmas decorator Betty Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Molly Shannon has gone on to star in a plethora of other films and television shows including, Glee, Kath and Kim and Bob's Burgers. According to Shannon's IMDB, she currently has six films in some of form of production as well as a new HBO television series called Divorce where she will starring with Sarah Jessica Parker.
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Christine Baranski - Martha May Whovier
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After appearing as Martha May Whovier, the woman who helped get The Grinch's blood flowing, Christine Baranski went on to star in several critically acclaimed musicals including Chicago, Mamma Mia! and Into the Woods. She also currently stars on two of CBS' biggest shows The Big Bang Theory and The Good Wife. Baranski is a 14-time Emmy Award nominee and an acclaimed Broadway actress. Though she is adamant this rumor being false, it has been stated that Baranksi appeared on The Brady Bunch as a child under the name "Chris Charney."
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Jeffrey Tambor - Mayor Augustus May Who
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Though Jeffrey Tambor's filmography stretches back nearly four decades, most people today will know him from his iconic portrayal of George Oscar Bluth Sr. on the hilarious FOX/Netflix comedy Arrested Development which came shortly after Tambor's portrayal of the narcissistic Mayor Augustus May Who in The Grinch. Since then, Tambor has lent his voice to numerous animated series including The Proud Family and Bob's Burgers. He also starred in The Hangover trilogy. Currently, Tambor portrays a transwoman named Maura Pfefferman on the Amazon series Transparent for which he has garnered two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. He is the first actor to win an Emmy for portraying a transgender character.
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Clint Howard - Whobris
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You're pretty much Hollywood royalty if your big brother is director Ron Howard and you made your television debut on The Andy Griffith Show. Since his role as Whobris, Mayor Augustus May Who's insane assistant, Clint Howard has gone on to have roles in Cinderella Man and Fost/Nixon. Howard is an avid golfer and a World of Warcraft gamer. He also have numerous projects that he's working on for 2016.

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T.J. Thyne - Stu Lou Who
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If you're obsessed with Fox's long running drama Bones, then you certainly recognize T.J. Thyne from his role as Dr. Jack Hodgins since he has starred on the series for the past decade. The same year Thyne starred as Stu Lou in The Grinch, he also had roles in Erin Brockovich and What Women Want.  The 40-year old actor's full name is Thomas Joseph Thyne just in case you were curious.
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Jeremy Howard - Drew Lou
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The son of Grumpy Old Men star Joe Howard, Jeremy Howard has continued to act since starring as Cindy Lou's annoying big bro in The Grinch. Since then, Howard has guest starred in various television series including Entourage and Breaking Bad. He voiced Donatello in the 2014 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Howard is currently working on the 2016 sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell.


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Sir. Anthony Hopkins - Narrator
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Though many of us know Sir Anthony Hopkins as the menacing Hannibal Lector or even as Thor's fallen father, the thespian was also the narrator in Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Since 2000, Hopkins has continued to be the icon that he is. Hopkins filmography is beyond extensive and spans a near 50-year time frame. His most recent role will be in the upcoming HBO series Westworld. He also has several films in post-production.
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RIP - Josh Ryan Evans- 8 Year-Old Grinch
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One of the best parts about Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, was the fact that the film portrayed The Grinch as a baby, and as a  small child. Josh Ryan Evans portrayed 8-year-old Grinch who comes to despise Christmas after his classmates torment him for being different. Sadly, Evans passed away in 2002 at the age of 20 years old. Evans had a rare form of dwarfism that gave him the appearance of a small child even though he was 18-years-old the year The Grinch premiered. Evans was starring on the television soap opera Passions at the time of his death.

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