Smallville Cast: Life After the Show
After 10 seasons and over 200 episodes, Smallville said goodbye to the viewers in 2011. Ever since the series ended, cast members have appeared in a number of other projects and quite a few changes happened in their lives. And guess what, some of them are quite surprising! So, what has the cast of Smallville been up to in the past decade?
KRISTIN KREUK / LANA LANG
Perhaps not all of you realized that the hit series Smallville was filmed in Vancouver, where Kristin Kreuk aka Lana Lang coincidentally lived and worked. 19-year old Kristin went for an audition once she found out about the series and got accepted right away! While filming Smallville, Kristin got the leading role in a teenage drama series called Edgemont.
It’s stunning, but being an in-demand actress from an early age and already starring in two major shows, Kreuk kept accepting offers from Hollywood producers. In 2004, Kristin starred Eurotrip - a provocative teenage comedy that prevailed in the world’s cinemas and quickly maintained Kreuk’s status as a rising Hollywood starlet.
WHAT OTHER ROLES DID SHE TAKE ON?
Aside from the Superman saga, Kristin had leading roles in the Beauty and the Beast series and Burden of Truth that’s still running on CBC. Kreuk also pleasantly surprised her fans by appearing in the movies Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy. As you see, Kristin Kreuk’s talent is well-recognized among audiences and producers.
MICHAEL ROSENBAUM / LEX LUTHOR
And here comes Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent’s frenemy Lex Luthor. Over the course of his career, the actor managed to work on so many projects, that I wouldn’t be able to do them all in an eternity! Just try to picture this: he starred in 28 movies, 19 TV shows, and did voiceover work for 7 video games!
Before Smallville, Michael managed to get his name on Sweet November but his major breakthrough only came after the show. Many of his fans love him for his talents in comedy. If you’ve seen Sorority Boys you probably know what I am talking about. He also appeared in the hit series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Jackie Chan Adventures.
WHAT OTHER ROLES HAS ROSENBAUM BEEN WORKING ON?
In 2015, Rosenbaum had a leading role in the series Impastor, playing a runaway addict. Speaking of Michael’s latest works, you may have seen him in the thriller movie The Neighbour, Hunted series, and may recognize his voice in the video game LEGO DC Super-Villains as Flash.
WHAT ABOUT HIS LOVE LIFE?
Rosenbaum is still single but throughout so many years he’s been linked to many beauties, including Laura Vandervoort, who he met on the set of Smallville and Candice King. But let’s move forward, ‘cause here are some shocking facts coming.
ALLISON MACK / CHLOE SULLIVAN
The cute blond actress Allison Mack, who portrayed young reporter Chloe Sullivan with a broken heart over Clark Kent, is perhaps one of the most scandalous from the cast. On her Wiki page, among the default sections like Filmography, Career, and Personal Life you may find the one called Legal Issues and Association with NXIVM but we’ll get to that.
Before Smallville, Allison managed to take part in numerous projects, including really big ones like Disney’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. In fact, Mack is considered not only the most successful among Smallville cast members but also one of the most talented. She even directed 2 show’s episodes Power and Warrior.
TIME FOR GOSSIP: WHAT HAS SHE BEEN INVOLVED IN?
All of her achievements have been crossed out by the scandalous news, revealing that Mack combined her acting career with her work in a disturbing organization. A Canadian organization called NXIVM, where Mack worked as a vice president, recruited women for “personal growth classes”.
As a result, these women were blackmailed and forced to get intimate with the founder. The organization was declared a cult and many of its members went under trial. Mack was arrested and faced a life sentence, being found guilty. She was released for a bail amount of 5 million dollars and has since lived in California with her parents.
WHEN IS THE SENTENCE BEING GIVEN?
Allison has publicly repented, admitting her guilt. She is now waiting for the court's final sentence, as its session was due last September, however, it has been delayed and there is still no concrete date for when it will take place. This scandal became a huge smudge for her reputation and surely had an impact on her career.
ERICA DURANCE / LOIS LANE
The fans of the original Superman story know that his one and only lover was Lois Lane, so there was no surprise when they finally got together in the series finale. Erica Durance, who portrayed Lois, joined the cast of Smallville in 2004. According to critics, Erica’s performance was the main reason the series ran for so long.
Erica’s secret weapon is her unbelievable charisma or perhaps there’s no secret at all - I mean just take a look at her! In 2006 Erica was ranked 38 in the list of world’s sexiest women. In 2012 she played doctor Alex Reed in the drama series called Saving Hope about a hospital in Toronto.
WHAT WAS ERICA BEEN DOING SINCE THEN?
Afterward, Erica didn’t have to be dormant for long, as in the same year she joined the cast of Supergirl on CBS. Since 2005, Erica has been married to Canadian actor David Palffy, and the couple is raising two kids together. We hope that Erica will please us with not only her beauty but with new impressive roles.
It’s a party!! My man and his boys!! My loves ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/CUxuJMKFsc— Erica Durance (@ED_DURANCE) April 12, 2019
TOM WELLING / CLARK KENT
Can you believe that the infamous heartbreaker Tom Welling, who was an icon for many teenage girls, never dreamed of becoming an actor? Before Tom played Clark Kent in Smallville, he just had a few modeling contracts but signing with WB Television Network in 2001 is what made him famous indeed.
Over the course of 10-year long filming, Welling had a chance to star in some big Hollywood projects, including The Frog (on screen 2005) and two installments of Cheaper by the Dozen alongside Hollywood A-listed star Steve Martin. But once Smallville was over, Tom, whether on his own accord or not, somehow vanished from the spotlight. Why is that?
WHAT HAPPENED TO TOM WELLING’S CAREER?
Perhaps the producers were just afraid to cast an actor who is strongly associated with Clark Kent in our minds, who knows?! Welling revealed that he was offered to star in 2006 Superman Returns but had to turn it down because of a Smallville scheduling conflict.
After Smallville, Welling appeared in Parkland, Drafty Day, The Choice and, most recently, in the series Lucifer. However, none of these roles managed to replicate the success that Welling had previously attained in the role of Clark Kent. However, Tom did come back to his Smallville role in Arrowverse's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.
WHAT IS THERE TO KNOW ABOUT THE CROSSOVER?
The crossover aired between at the end of 2019, and it was a success! All the episodes have been released, so if you miss having a look at Tom, make sure to watch it. Even though the crossover already had three different actors in this role, there is no such thing as too many Supermen, right?
BUT SPEAKING OF IMPORTANT THINGS, WHAT HAS TOM’S LOVE LIFE BEEN LIKE?
For 11 years straight, Tom had been married to Jamie White but in 2015 Tom and Jamie parted ways in 2015. But don’t rush to buy tickets to LA, ladies! Welling is already married! His darling is Saddle Club Founder Jessica Rose Lee. The two welcomed a baby son in January 2019.
JOHN GLOVER / LIONEL LUTHOR
Let’s move on from children to their parents, and I would like to start with villains. The role of Lex’s father is played by the iconic John Glover. He acted on Broadway for a decade and then, one by one, the offers for TV and film roles started to come, however, he has mainly received the roles of villains.
His CV includes characters from Robocop 2, Batman and Robin, Star Trek, and even Murder, She Wrote. However, the most famous villain that made Glover a world-known celebrity is, for sure, Lionel Luthor. Overall, Glover has played in 43 films, and his latest role was in Shazam!, where he played Mr. Sivana.
WHAT NEWS ARE THERE ABOUT GLOVER’S PERSONAL LIFE?
In 2016, the actor tied the knot with sculptor Adam Kurtzman, whom he previously dated for 23 years. According to Glover himself, in the 70’s he had relationships with Freddie Mercury and John Oates. Wow, this is an impressive list!
ANNETTE O’TOOLE / MARTHA KENT
You probably did not know that Annette O’Toole has already been on the big screen in a Superman story back in 1983. Back then, she played the sweetheart of Superman, Lois Lane. And at the beginning of the millennium, she became his mother Martha in Smallville.
Annette has over 90 acting credits, as she started her acting path back in 1967. Among her biggest projects are films like Limite: 48 hours and IT, a famous adaptation of Stephen King’s work. Three years ago O’Toole, along with James Franco, acted in a sci-fi miniseries called November Twenty-Second, 1963 based on King’s novel as well.
WHAT NEW PROJECTS HAS O’TOOLE BEEN INVOLVED IN?
The actress came back to the superhero world, though this time to the Marvel Universe. She is currently playing Eliza Schultz in Netflix’s series The Punisher. Annette's talents are truly diverse, which she proved once again when her famous song A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow for the comedy film A Mighty Wind was nominated for an Oscar.
JOHN SCHNEIDER / JONATHAN KENT
The actor John Schneider, who portrayed the father of Clark, Jonathan Kent, found himself in country-music and even made some headway! Schneider has 9 albums and 18 singles, 5 of them even reached top positions on Billboard Hot 100, isn't that impressive?
Apart from his musical career, Schneider continued developing as an actor and in 2013 he played the main lead in the series The Haves and the Have Nots on the OWN channel. The pilot was torn to bits by critics, although it brought the largest number of viewers in the channel’s history.
CASSIDY FREEMAN / TESS MERCER
Another star of the show, Cassidy Freeman, whom you should remember as Tess Mercer, joined the Smallville team in 2008, replacing Michael Rosenbaum. The role of acting CEO of LuthorCorp was, probably, the most famous one for the beautiful Cassidy.
In 2001, Freeman played Sage in the fantasy drama series The Vampire Diaries. She also acted as Cady Longmire on Netflix show Longmire and as Russian spy Eva Azarova in NCIS: New Orleans! on CBS. Cassidy is also a member of Heal the Bay that works toward cleaning up the West Coast waters.
WHAT ABOUT CASSIDY’S LOVE LIFE?
There is not much to find on the web about Cassidy’s personal life. However, we managed to discover that Cassidy is married to Justin Carpenter. Besides, despite her attempts to hide her relationship from the public eye, her partner continues to share pics with his beloved woman on his Instagram account. Busted!
JUSTIN HARTLEY / OLIVER QUEEN
And last but not least is the handsome Justin Hartley, who played the role of multi-millionaire Oliver Queen. Hartley was the first person who portrayed the image of Green Arrow on TV. Handsome Hartley instantly captured the hearts of millions and became one of the most memorable characters of Smallville. Among his subsequent roles, there were not many huge hits.
However, in 2017 Hartley joined the star-cast of A Bad Moms Christmas by playing Todd alongside Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Christine Baranski. Justin also joined some TV projects. For instance, he had roles in CSI: NY, Melissa and Joey, Mistress, and NBC's This Is Us, which is still being broadcasted.
ARE THERE ANY NEWS ABOUT HIS PERSONAL LIFE?
When it comes to his love life, Hartley had been previously married to actress Lindsay Korman, which led to the birth of their wonderful daughter Isabella. In 2017, Hartley got married once again, this time to the actress Chrishell Stause, however, the two also recently divorced. Hopefully, the third time is the charm!
Now you know what the actors from Smallville are doing now! Who do you miss the most? Perhaps there is someone we did not mention? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure to share this story!