What is the Lost cast up to today?
Over the course of six wild, sometimes confusing seasons, ABC‘s Lost series took viewers on a mind-bending journey to find out exactly what was going on on that island. Filled with endless twists and turns—not all of them necessarily good or well thought-out—Lost was truly like nothing audiences had seen before. More than 10 years later, it remains one of the most talked about shows of all time. We thought it would be a good idea to check in with the most notable Lost cast members to see what they’re up to today.
MATTHEW FOX (DR. JACK SHEPHARD)
Some questionable plot twists aside (we still want to know what was up with his tattoos), Dr. Jack Shephard was undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of the Lost cast and—of all the Lost characters—the one that we eventually learned the most about. Unfortunately, Matthew Fox hasn’t really been able to parlay his starring momentum into much continued success. Instead, he’s developed a bit of a reputation as a bad boy due to his ongoing legal troubles. Still, he did have small roles in Bone Tomahawk and World War Z in addition to playing the villains in box-office flops Alex Cross and Speed Racer.
EVANGELINE LILLY (KATE AUSTEN)
Hollywood hasn’t always been kind to the cast of Lost, but Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly is one major exception. Her riveting turn as warrior elf Tauriel in the Hobbit films helped to earn Lilly the role of Hope Van Dyne in the superhero film Ant-Man. Word on the street is that the actress is set to have a much larger role, and her own superhero costume, in the 2018 follow-up Ant-Man and The Wasp. She also continues to be linked to numerous other superhero films, and there has even been talk about the Wasp getting her own full-length film.
TERRY O’QUINN (JOHN LOCKE)
The only Emmy winner in the Lost TV show cast, the enormously talented Terry O’Quinn hasn’t done nearly as much as you would expect since the conclusion of Lost. In addition to appearing on the ABC show Secrets and Lies, he’s also had minor roles in various other TV shows like Full Circle and Phineas and Ferb.
JOSH HOLLOWAY (JAMES ‘SAWYER’ FORD)
Though Jack may have turned bad-boy after Lost, Sawyer was undoubtedly one on the show. Following his time on the island, Josh Holloway attempted to break into the film world. However, more recently he has returned to his main calling and starred in several TV shows like the doomed spy show Espionage. Currently, he can be seen on Colony.
NAVEEN ANDREWS (SAYID JARRAH)
One of British-born actor Naveen Andrews’ biggest accomplishments since Lost was becoming an American citizen. Of course, he’s also had no shortage of film and TV roles. Among others, he starred in the critically-panned Princess Diana movie and can now be seen on the wildly exciting Netflix show Sense8.
JORGE GARCIA (HUGO ‘HURLEY’ REYES)
Hurley made waves in 2010 for appearing on the cover of a Weezer album, but Garcia has also taken his lovable act to both the big and small screen. Still, TV is where he’s had the most success, and you can currently catch him alongside Daniel Dae Kim on the remake of Hawaii Five-O.
DANIEL DAE KIM (JIN-SOO KWON)
Daniel Dae Kim apparently fell in love with Hawaii after filming Lost and almost immediately jumped into a starring role on Hawaii Five-O. He’s also flexed his muscles on the big screen with his role in the Divergent series.
YUNJIN KIM (SUN-HWA KWON)
Yunjin Kim used her role on Lost to propel her to fame in her native South Korea, where she continues to star in various films. While she also appeared on the U.S. show Mistresses, this did not last.
ELIZABETH MITCHELL (JULIET BURKE)
Known for continually coming between Jack and Kate as nurse Juliet Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell has continued to be a much-sought after television actress. She had a recurring role as the Snow Queen on Once Upon a Time and starred in the remake of the V miniseries. Horror movie fans may have also recognized her in Purge: Election Year.