Matilda is a beloved movie that has been entertaining audiences of all ages since it was released in 1996. The movie is based on the book by Roald Dahl, and it tells the story of a young girl with extraordinary powers. The movie was a huge success, and it launched the careers of many young actors. In this article, we’ll take a look at where the cast of Matilda is now, more than 25 years after the movie was released.
Danny DeVito (Harry Wormwood)
Danny DeVito played the role of Harry Wormwood, Matilda’s father. Since Matilda, DeVito has continued to act in movies and TV shows. He has also become a successful director and producer, with credits including Pulp Fiction and Erin Brockovich.
Rhea Perlman (Zinnia Wormwood)
Rhea Perlman played the role of Zinnia Wormwood, Matilda’s mother. Like DeVito, Perlman has continued to act in movies and TV shows. She is best known for her role on the TV show Cheers, which aired from 1982 to 1993.
Mara Wilson (Matilda Wormwood)
Mara Wilson played the role of Matilda Wormwood, the titular character in the movie. Since Matilda, Wilson has largely retired from acting. She has written a book called Where Am I Now? which talks about her experiences as a child actor and her decision to step away from Hollywood.
Embeth Davidtz (Miss Honey)
Embeth Davidtz played the role of Miss Honey, Matilda’s kind-hearted teacher. Since Matilda, Davidtz has continued to act in movies and TV shows. She is best known for her role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Pam Ferris (Miss Trunchbull)
Pam Ferris played the role of Miss Trunchbull, Matilda’s terrifying principal. Since Matilda, Ferris has continued to act in movies and TV shows. She is best known for her role on the TV show Rosemary and Thyme.
The Young Cast Members
In addition to the main cast members, Matilda featured a number of young actors in supporting roles. Here’s a look at where some of those young actors are today.
Kiami Davael (Lavender)
Kiami Davael played the role of Lavender, Matilda’s best friend. Since Matilda, Davael has continued to act in movies and TV shows, although she has taken a break from acting in recent years.
Jimmy Karz (Bruce Bogtrotter)
Jimmy Karz played the role of Bruce Bogtrotter, the boy who was forced to eat an entire chocolate cake. Since Matilda, Karz has largely retired from acting. He is now a doctor and practices medicine in Los Angeles.
Jacqueline Steiger (Amanda Thripp)
Jacqueline Steiger played the role of Amanda Thripp, the girl who was thrown over the fence by Miss Trunchbull. Since Matilda, Steiger has continued to act in movies and TV shows.
Matilda is a movie that has stood the test of time, and it’s no surprise that the cast members have gone on to do great things. Whether they’ve continued to act or have pursued other careers, the cast of Matilda will always be remembered for their roles in this beloved movie.