What Happened To The Kids From 'Cheaper By The Dozen?'
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What Happened To The Kids From 'Cheaper By The Dozen?'

16 years later, and it's still a great laugh.

What Happened To The Kids From 'Cheaper By The Dozen?'
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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you've probably seen two child-star names in the press: Hilary Duff and Alyson Stoner.

Last week, Duff announced her 2000s hit show, "Lizzie McGuire" is going to be rebooted and streamed on Disney Plus services; while Alyson Stoner performed at the VMAs to honor and reunite with Missy Elliott.

If you are a mid to late '90s baby you probably remember "Cheaper by the Dozen," a movie about a football coach, his wife, and their 12 mischievous kids.

Growing up, I loved the movie. As an only child, I found it incredibly entertaining to see how a large family functions, and secretly wished that my family was just like them.

In retrospect, I'm incredibly happy that wish never came true. Seeing Duff and Stoner's names all over social media this past week made me wonder where the rest of the Baker Dozen was and what they were up to.

Piper Perabo as Nora Baker

Perabo played the oldest of the Baker children, remember the one they were going to photoshop in? This movie was the first time I heard the reference of photoshop, but that's a different story. Anyway, since "Cheaper by the Dozen" and its sequel Parabo went to star in "Because I said So," "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," and "Angel Has Fallen."

Tom Welling as Charlie Baker

Welling was a household name even before he became the oldest Baker son thanks to his role as Clark Kent in the television series "Smallville."

Personally, he is my favorite Superman. Anyway, after the show ended in 2011, he went to star in several movies and is currently in the show "Lucifer" as one of the main antagonists.

Hilary Duff as Lorraine Baker

We all know her as Lizzie McGuire, but Duff has consistently worked since "Cheaper by the Dozen."

Past credits include "A Cinderella Story" where she played the modern version of Cinderella otherwise known as Sam, "Material Girls" which she starred in alongside her real-life sister Haylie Duff, and is currently starring in the show "Younger" written by "Sex in the City's" Darren Star.

Not to mention, she will return to her iconic role as Lizzie McGuire in the reboot happening (hopefully) soon.

Kevin Schmidt as Henry Baker

Although Schmidt hasn't done much since his days as Henry Baker, he's had a few minor roles on shows like "Bones," and appeared in "The Young and the Restless."

He is still active on social media and pretty active in real life, looking nothing like what he did during his teen days.

Alyson Stoner as Sarah Baker

The inspiration for this article. Stoner is pretty active on social media, specifically within the past year and a half.

She is the host of Simplexity Podcast and has a YouTube Channel where she posts inspirational videos that help check and love yourself.

She is also recording her own music, like Stripped Bare. She was also the voice of Isabella on Disney's animated show "Phineas and Ferb."

Jacob Smith as Jake Baker

Despite multiple attempts and searches on IMDB and Instagram, I have not been able to figure out what Smith has been up to since his days as Jake Baker.

Forrest Landis as Mark Baker

Was I the only kid who cried when Mark ran away after his frog died? Since his role as Mark, Landis had a role in "Spy School" but has pretty much removed himself from the entertainment industry. He is however connected with the skate shop, Minus Skate Shop in the midwest.

Liliana Mumy as Jessica Baker

The first half of the first set of "twins." I couldn't have been the only kid watching this who thought there is no way the twin girls looked anything alike.

Regardless of my casting opinion, Mumy has since become a voice actress and guest-starred in "Fresh Off the Boat."

Morgan York as Kim Baker

The other half of the first set of "twins." Before leaving the acting world, York appeared in "The Pacifier" and had a recurring role in "Hannah Montana." She is now a young-adult fantasy writer and works in publishing.

Blake Woodruff as Mike Baker

Since starring as one of the younger Baker boys, Woodruff recently appeared in the slasher comedy "Victor Crowley." Thanks to Instagram, it seems like he is living his best life and enjoying whatever comes his way.

Brent and Shane Kinsman as Kyle and Nigel Baker

The youngest of the Baker dozen went to appear as twins in "Desperate Housewives" and "ER." Let's hope they are causing less trouble at their university than their characters did when they were children.

I wonder what the Bakers' lives would look like now that all the kids are technically grown up. Where would they have gone to college, would they have played sports, are they still causing trouble, but most importantly, are they still close? In the spirit of movies and shows being revamped, it would be interesting to see what became of the Bakers (with all the original actors of course.)

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