Where Are the 'Dollhouse' Stars Now, 10 Years Later? (PHOTOS)
Eliza Dushku (Echo)
After guest-starring roles on The Big Bang Theory
and White Collar
and recurring gigs on Banshee
(above), Dushku is now producing and starring in a TV adaptation of Glen Cook’s dark fantasy book series The Black Company
. The Buffy
vet also made headlines in the #MeToo movement in December, when The New York Times
revealed CBS had paid her a $9.5 million settlement
after she accused Bull
star Michael Weatherly of on-set sexual harassment.
Harry Lennix (Boyd Langton)
Lennix has been all over the big and small screens, appearing in the films Man of Steel
and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
and the TV shows Law & Order: LA
and Emily Owens, M.D
. His biggest post-Dollhouse
role, however, is that of FBI assistant director Harold Cooper in all six extant seasons of NBC’s The Blacklist
Fran Kranz (Topher Brink)
Kranz’s high-profile film credits include The Cabin in the Woods
and The Dark Tower
, but he also joined a cadre of other Whedonverse stars — including Dollhouse
’s Amy Acker and Reed Diamond — in Whedon’s cinematic adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing
. On TV, he has recurred on Dallas
, Major Crimes
, and Ballers
. And on Broadway, he appeared in Death of a Salesman
with Philip Seymour Hoffman and in You Can’t Take It With You
with James Earl Jones.
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Tahmoh Penikett (Paul Ballard)
Penikett, best known for his role on Battlestar Galactica
, has found steady work in his native Canada, recurring in the TV shows Continuum
(above) and popping up in the shows Arrow
. Most recently, he took a two-episode part in Netflix’s Altered Carbon
Enver Gjokaj (Victor)
After Whedon cast him in a bit part in The Avengers
, Gjokaj stayed in the Marvelverse with a starring role in the TV show Agent Carter
. You’ve also seen him in The Walking Dead
(above), Rizzoli & Isles, Extant
, and Major Crimes
. And fun fact: Gjokaj was awarded a U.S. patent in 2012
after developing a focusing system for motion picture cameras.
Dichen Lachman (Sierra)
Lachman has kept plenty busy in recent years, with recurring roles in The 100, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Shameless, The Last Ship, Supergirl
, and Animal Kingdom
. She also starred in the first season of Altered Carbon
(above) — putting her and Penikett in the same orbit again — and produced and starred in the indie rom-com film Lust for Love
, which also starred Kranz.
Olivia Williams (Adelle DeWitt)
In addition to roles in the films Anna Karenina, Hyde Park on Hudson
, and Victoria & Abdul
, Williams starred in the WGN America drama Manhattan
. These days, though, she’s a series regular on the Starz drama Counterpart
(above), playing the secretive wife of J.K. Simmons’ character.
Ten years ago this February, Dollhouse premiered on Fox, presenting a shadowy underground corporation in which human “Actives” could be implanted any personality or skill set for any purpose… for the right price. Eventually, however, Echo and the other Actives grow self-aware and start conspiring against their corporate overlords.
Creator Joss Whedon had a five-year vision for the show, but much to fans’ dismay, FOX canceled Dollhouse after two seasons. The cult-fave show’s demise hardly marked the end of its cast’s careers, though.
Click through the gallery above to see what Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, and the other Dollhouse stars have been up to in recent years.
Next year is shaping up to be a great one for fans of genre television.