The Cast of ‘Matilda’: Where Are They Now?

If you can believe it, Matilda was released in theaters 19 years ago. Surprisingly, Danny DeVito does not look the same anymore. Find out which cast member aged really well and see who shocked who at the cast reunion!

Mara Wilson - Matilda
Matilda, Mara Wilson
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After Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street, we expected Mara Wilson to be a force to be reckoned with in the child star world. But then she had a 12+ year break from acting, while claiming her acting days are over. However, she's set to star in Joe Kowalski's film Billie Bob Joe in late 2015. Since she took her acting hiatus, Wilson attended New York University, where she had a one-woman show titled "Weren't You That Girl?". She has her own story-telling show "What Are You Afraid Of?" that she is looking to turn into a podcast. She regularly appears in other podcasts, such as: Nostalgia Chick and Welcome to the Night Vale. She's signed on to Penguin Books and her book (K) for Kid is scheduled for a 2016 release.
Danny DeVito - Mr. Wormwood
Matilda, Danny DeVito
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Unlike his on-screen daughter, Danny DeVito hasn't stopped acting. He's most popularly known for his older work, like playing the Penguin in Batman Returns and Louie in Taxi, but he's still doing well for himself. He's been on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia since 2006. In 2011 he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in film and television. In 2012 he voiced the title character in The Lorax. He also "directed" One Direction's music video for "Steal My Girl" in 2014. He's currently working on the film Animal Crackers, with Emily Blunt and Sylvester Stallone.
Rhea Perlman - Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda, Rhea Perlman
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Raise your hand if you were excited and scared when Rhea Perlman popped up as Danny's mother on The Mindy Project? She's been on several shows and numerous films since Matilda, the most notable being: 10 Items or Less, Frasier, Law & Order: SVU, Wilfred, and Hot in Cleavland. In 2015 she'll be in I'll See You In My Dreams as Sally. Acting business aside, Perlman has also become a successful children's author. She's written six illustrated books in the Otto Undercover series.
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Brian Levinson - Michael Wormwood
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Brian's only acting credit post-Matilda is a 1997 episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Apology". He did, however, make it to the 2013 Matilda cast reunion, but other than that, he's been out of the public eye for many years now.
Embeth Davidtz - Miss Honey
Matilda, Embeth Davidtz
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Since Matilda. Embeth Davidtz hasn't had a role that made us love as much as we loved Miss Honey, but she has been a busy gal. She's had roles on popular TV shows like: Citizen Baines, Mad Men, Californication, and In Treatment. Most recently, she was in Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Mary Parker, the webslinger's mother.
Pam Ferris - Agatha Trunchbull
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Right after Matilda, Pam Ferris did something television work, on the shows Our Mutual Friend, Where the Heart IsParadise Heights, and Rosemay & Thyme. More importantly, she put her evil shoes back on to play Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. Since 2012 she's played Sister Evangelina on Call the Midwife.
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Paul Reubens - FBI Agent Bob
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Paul Reubens will always be known to us as Pee-wee Herman. His acting career around the time of Matilda was meant to be his "comeback" after an embarrassing arrest scandal. Yet only a few years after the film released, he was arrested again in a child pornography case. Though most of the charges were dropped or knocked down, he spent the years after trying to fix his career once more. He's done some voice-over work on Cartoon Network, appeared as Pee-wee on a handful of late night shows like The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. For years he's discussed future Pee-wee projects, and it looks like the time has finally come. In 2016 we can look forward to Pee-wee's Big Holiday.
Tracey Walter - FBI Agent Bill
Matilda, Tracey Walter
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Post-Matilda, Tracey Walter has been busy, appearing in over 100 films and television shows in his career. He's best known for playing a sidekick or henchmen. Since Matilda, the most notable films and shows he has been in: Mighty Joe Young, Death to Smoochy, Reno 911!, and Monk.
Kiami Davael - Lavender
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Like her buddy Mara Wilson, since Matilda Kiami Daveal has acted sparingly. She was on a few episodes of In The House with LL Cool J. Since her last acting credit, 2000's Bruno, she has focused her career more on singing/writing. She attended the University of Kentucky, where she graduated from in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She still hangs out with her Matilda cast mates, most recently she was out with Wilson for lunch.
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Jacqueline Steiger - Amanda Thripp
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Like most of the other child stars in this film, Jacqueline (best known for that pigtails scene in Matilda) had a long hiatus from acting. She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA. She's worked on stage, in Antigone and Buffy the Musical. More recently, she appeared on the TV show Force Push as Leila. In 2014 she was in the short film Rise of the Kitchen Appliances.
Jimmy Karz - Bruce Bogtrotter
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Jimmy hasn't acted since his guest spot on ER in 1998. But, it looks like that inspired his life ambitions, as it seems he is now in medical school and pursuing a career in that field. He did reenact that amazing chocolate cake scene though in 2013, so we'll always have that to hold onto.

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