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This Is What the Women of Two and a Half Men Have Been up To Since the Show Came To an End

It’s very rare that a sitcom is kept on the air for 12 seasons. Their popularity seems to fizzle out around season eight. And while some shows try and clutch on to the last remnants of fame and fortune with the help of guest stars and wild storylines, it’s often all in vain. But that wasn’t the case for Two and a Half Men. This hilarious sitcom was on our screens from 2003 until 2015, and these beautiful women definitely had something to do with that…

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Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Charlie Sheen, and later Ashton Kutcher kept everyone entertained at home, but it was their female visitors that really got everyone talking. Two and a Half Men saw countless women make their way in and out of the beach house, and this gave fans the chance to fall in love with the stunning actresses one by one. But have you ever wondered what they’ve been up to since? At Popular Everything, we’ve got the scoop on what the women of Two and a Half Men have been up to since the show ended.

Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper – Then

Every sitcom needs an impossible mother, and Evelyn Harper definitely fit that bill. Although Charlie and Alan didn’t have much of a relationship with their mom, she made an appearance every now and then – and what an appearance she made! From her superficial ways to her ability to marry rich men on the cusp of their death bed, it was clear to see that her sons were just an annoying accessory to her life.

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But that’s what made their relationship so hilarious. Neither Evelyn nor Charlie or Alan made any secret of the fact that they didn’t have a close relationship, and this resulted in some rude and funny remarks that just couldn’t go unnoticed. It’s no wonder Alan had to move out of his mom’s place and live in Alan’s beach house instead.

Holland Taylor – Now

Isn’t Holland Taylor just the best? Although fans of Two and a Half Men know this leading lady for starring in 101 episodes of the show from 2003 until 2015, she actually landed her first professional acting role back in 1969. Since then, her career has skyrocketed and she’s become one of the most successful women in Hollywood.

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Thanks to her television and movie success, Holland has been nominated for a whopping eight Primetime Emmy Awards. The most recent was for her 2020 miniseries, Hollywood, which saw her take on the starring role. As if that wasn’t enough, Taylor has also maintained her space in the limelight thanks to her high-profile relationship with Sarah Paulson, who is 32 years her junior.

Kelly Stables as Melissa – Then

It wasn’t uncommon for Charlie to temporarily get the girl before Alan scooped up the same one a short while later. While their relationships got a little too hot to handle sometimes, one thing we do know is that Alan was truly smitten with his receptionist – even though Charlie had dibs on her first. But after Charlie’s rendezvous with Melissa came to an end, the receptionist eventually fell in love with her boss.

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The couple dated for a while, but some would say that things got pretty toxic pretty quickly. While Melissa was sweet and good-natured, her relationship with Alan wasn’t all sunshine and daisies. Instead, it was full of lies, and Melissa wasn’t too impressed with her other half when she found out that he was lying about his supposed rental home. Ultimately, she brutally dumped him via text.

Kelly Stables – Now

Since working on the set of Two and a Half Men, Kelly Stables has become known as somewhat of a sitcom queen. As well as taking on the role of Melissa, she has also put her name to regular and recurring characters in shows such as Superstore, Malibu Dan the Family Man, and The Exes. But it seems as though television isn’t her only forté.

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Kelly has also worked alongside some of the biggest actors that Hollywood has to offer on huge blockbuster movies. You may have seen her in films like Horrible Bosses 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Dolittle. In fact, most of her movie appearances have been voice roles, thanks to her incredible ability to transform into all kinds of characters and animals.

Courtney Thorne-Smith as  Lyndsey McElroy – Then

Introduced in season seven of Two and a Half Men, Lyndsey was someone you just couldn’t take your eyes off. And not just because of her presence on the screen. As someone who constantly had a drink in her hand – or a few at a time – those around her needed to keep an eye on her, just in case she did something silly. Despite her issues, Courtney won over the heart of Alan.

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Well, sometimes. Alan and Courtney were on and off more than a light switch, and this is largely due to Courtney’s inability to not flirt with other men. She even made a move on Walden, but that wasn’t her most shocking display of all. The thing that got everyone talking was when she had intimate relations with Alan’s ex-girlfriend, Kandi, because nobody saw it coming.

Courtney Thorne-Smith – Now

While fans of Two and a Half Men know Courtney Thorne-Smith for her recurring role, it turns out that this lady had been famous for decades before stepping into the flirtatious shoes of Lyndsey. During the ’90s and early ’00s, she took on leading roles in the hugely popular soap opera and legal drama, Ally McBeal and Melrose Place.

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Since leaving these shows behind, Courtney’s diary hasn’t been quite as full, but she’s still working on and off. Over the past few years, she has put her name to the television film series, An Emma Fielding Mystery, and she’s appeared in a few odd TV shows here and there. Most recently, she starred in a 2020 episode of Mom.

Jennifer Taylor as Chelsea Melini – Then

You would need about 15 hands to count all of Charlie Harper’s love interests on your fingers, but it’s safe to say that most of these conquests were flings and one-night-stands. But not Chelsea Melini. Although she started off as just another notch in his bedpost, it wasn’t long before he had developed real, genuine feelings for her. He even told her that he loved her.

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However, in true Charlie Harper style, his relationship with Chelsea wasn’t smooth sailing. Despite the fact that he proposed and agreed to go to couples’ counseling with Chelsea, she just didn’t believe that he was serious about a commitment. In the end, it proved too much for her and she moved on with someone pretty close to home. Yep, Charlie’s lawyer.

Jennifer Taylor – Now

Jennifer Taylor scored gold when she was offered the chance to appear on Two and a Half Men. Unlike many of the other women in Charlie’s life, Chelsea was more of a constant companion – which meant that Jennifer was given a recurring role from 2008 until 2015. Since then, she has continued to work as an actress within the television world.

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Over the years, she has worked on shows such as Burn Notice, Mom, Shameless, and The Young and the Restless. And it seems as though working with Charlie Sheen toughened this leading lady up, as Jennifer has recently worked on a few horror movies. In 2019 and 2020, she starred in two TV movies called In Bed With a Killer and Twisted Twin respectively.

Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper-Melnick- Then

Most of us saw Alan date woman after woman over the course of the show, but that’s not to say that his first wife didn’t have a hold on him. While Judith Harper-Melnick may have been the first woman that Alan had ever had intimate relations with, he often struggled to deal with the feelings he still felt for his ex-wife. After all, she had to be in his life for Jake’s sake.

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But it was clear to see that Judith didn’t feel quite the same about her ex. She moved on and remarried Dr. Herb Melnick, and she used her alimony money to gift herself some bigger and better assets – that Alan just couldn’t take his eyes off. They had a strained relationship, but Judith was still a huge part of his life.

Marin Hinkle – Now

Marin Hinkle had the pleasure of working alongside the Two and a Half Men for an incredible 83 episodes from 2003 until 2015, and while this took up a huge amount of her time, she still continued to work on other projects. In fact, she has built up a huge resume, full to the brim with Hollywood blockbusters and iconic TV shows.

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Most notably, she landed herself recurring roles in shows such as Madam Secretary, Speechless, and The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel. As if that wasn’t enough, she also starred in the 2017 and 2019 movies within the Jumanji movie franchise. Despite her incredible success, Marin only turned her attention to acting after her dreams of being a professional ballerina were thwarted due to injury. Thankfully, her career choice worked in her favor.

Allison Janney as Beverly – Then

Alan’s dating history was certainly a mixed bag, and while he struck gold with some of his conquests, others were a little questionable. You know, like Beverly. These two first met on a dating site and they eventually decided to meet up. But just like most online dates, Alan stretched the truth about his life. Specifically about his living situation.

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After he lied to Beverly and told her that the beach house was his, she then opened up about a rather messy divorce she was in the middle of. He felt sorry for her, so decided to tell the truth. This seemed to bring them together, and the next thing we knew they were in bed together. But then when Charlie checked up on Alan later, his brother had been tied to the bed and left all alone…

Allison Janney – Now

Hands up if you forgot that Allison Janney appeared in an episode of Two and a Half Men? We don’t blame you, because this leading lady has worked on so many amazing shows and movies that it’s hard to keep up. Allison appeared on the show back in 2007, and since then, she’s continued to take her career from strength to strength.

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This talented actress has bagged herself leading roles in countless TV shows over the years, and at the moment she’s best known for her main role in Mom, which she’s worked on since 2013. But that’s not all. Allison has also expanded her range to include Hollywood movies, and you may recognize her from films such as I, Tonya, The Girl on the Train, Bombshell, and Lazy Susan. Watch out for her in Breaking News in Yuba Country in 2021, as well.

Brooke Shields as Danielle Stewart – Then

Charlie and Alan had an unusual relationship, and while Charlie loved his brother, he also wanted him to move out of his beach house. Because of this, Charlie decided to set his brother up on a date with Danielle Stewart. He hoped that the couple would hit it right off, and then Alan would move out with his new love. And the former party girl decided to give it a go. She had wanted a man to quieten down her life.

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But when Danielle told Charlie about her promiscuous ways and her party lifestyle, he suddenly became interested in her. The brothers ended up in a rather vicious fight with each other before Danielle offered a solution. She noted that they could all be together if they wanted, but Alan declined. So, she took that as her cue to leave the house.

Brooke Shields – Now

What you might not know about Brooke Shields is that she actually made her way into the limelight when she was just a child. She started modeling when she was just a few months old, and then she bagged her first acting gig at 12 years old. Since then, she has continued her career in the limelight – and she even took a short break to graduate from Princeton University with a degree in Romance Languages.

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In recent years, Brooke has kept herself busy on the stage and the screen, as well as making a name for herself as a businesswoman. Since 2014, she has voiced the character of Mrs. Goodman in Mr. Pickles, and she recently appeared in the 2020 movie, My Boyfriend’s Meds. Alongside her career, Brooke is also known for her high-profile relationships with celebs such as Michael Jackson, John Travolta, and Liam Neeson.

Jeri Ryan as Sherri – Then

Although Sherri only appeared in three episodes, she didn’t need too long to make her moves. After all, she had some kind of pull over him and always managed to get him into bed. While this was not something that normally made Charlie upset, he knew that her intentions weren’t honorable – and that just didn’t sit well with him.

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When Alan set his eyes on Sherri, he begged Charlie to set him up on a date with her. Despite the fact that Charlie knew this wouldn’t be a good idea, Sherri and Alan quickly became a couple. Fortunately for Alan, the relationship didn’t last – and she left the brothers to their lives. However, she did make an appearance at Charlie’s funeral.

Jeri Ryan – Now

With her beauty, her brains, and her brilliant acting talent, it should come as no surprise to learn that Jeri Ryan has become a huge name within the world of show business. While there are some people who remember her short stint in Two and a Half Men, it’s her place in the sci-fi world that helps her truly stand out from the crowd.

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During the late ’90s, Jeri was given the chance to take on the role of Borg Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager. In 2020, she reprised this same role in Star Trek: Picard and wowed fans with her ability to slide seamlessly back into her old character. As if that wasn’t enough, she also worked on two other shows in 2020, including MacGyver and The Ready Room. When she’s not acting, Jeri is a doting mother to her two children.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Gretchen Martin – Then

Relationships in Two and a Half Men often got a little murky, and you could say that they all crossed over at least once. This happened most of the time, at least. And it was certainly the case for Gretchen Martin. When Alan learned that his ex, Lyndsey had got engaged to Larry, he decided to make the moves on Larry’s sister, Gretchen.

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However, Gretchen was under the impression that she was dating Alan’s alter-ego rather than the rather shy and awkward man in front of her. Her relationship with “Jeff Strongman” was incredibly physical and saucy, but she soon discovered that this alter-ego was all an act. In the end, she said goodbye to the strange encounter.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Now

Today, Kimberly Williams-Paisley is still known for a role she took in 1991. This was just her second professional acting gig, but it thrust her into the limelight and made her the famous actress she is today. Yes, that’s because Kimberly played the daughter in Father of the Bride. She also reprised this role for the sequel in 1995, and the third (short) installment in 2020.

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Alongside her role in the movie world, Kimberly has also staked her claim on television. Many fans now know her for her recurring role in the musical drama, Nashville, as well as the superhero show, The Flash. In 2015, Kimberly also wrote a book detailing her mother’s battle with dementia. Her book, Where the Light Gets In, was published six months before her mom passed away.

Judy Greer as Bridget Schmidt – Then

When Charlie’s absence was filled with the bold personality of Walden, we learned a little bit about his past. Most notably, we learned that he had been married to Bridget – and that he had been utterly heartbroken when she ended things with him. But that wasn’t the end for them.

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Walden and Bridget entered into a will-they-won’t-they situation, and it seemed as though they could never quite settle on the specifics of their divorce as they always got back together. But Walden eventually used other women to get over her, Bridget did often step in behind-the-scenes when he needed her. Especially when Courtney tried to con him.

Judy Greer – Now

Because she became a recurring character in the final few seasons of Two and a Half Men, most fans of the show will remember this leading lady. But that’s not to say that this is the role she’s known best for. Thanks to her decades-long career, Judy has countless iconic projects to her name. Her most recent role was a two-year stint on the TV show, Kidding.

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Alongside this, Greer has also appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Ant-Man, War for the Planet of the Apes, Playing with Fire, and Uncle Frank. She also has two movies in post-production, and she’s currently filming two new roles as well. It’s hard to imagine that she has much free time, but when she does get a chance, Judy works as a director of Project Chimps, a sanctuary for rescued former research chimps.

Sophie Winkleman as Zoey Hyde-Tottingham-Pierce – Then

When Walden made his way into the beach house, he didn’t have to work too hard to get ladies into his bed. But Zoey Hyde-Tottingham-Pierce wasn’t like his other conquests. There was something special about this British conquest, and Walden even got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Something he swore he would never do again after his divorce.

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But unfortunately, Zoey rejected him – and while he didn’t know why to begin with, it soon became clear that Zoey was actually dating someone else. Walden wasn’t happy, and so he decided to seek revenge on his would-have-been-fiancée. He did this by giving her daughter a rather vicious dog for her birthday.

Sophie Winkleman – Now

Sophie Winkleman played Walden’s British girlfriend from 2011 until 2015. And while there was no doubt about the fact that the character was one hot totty, it seems as though Winkleman didn’t have to act too hard for this role. After all, she is a Lady. And she’s married into the British Royal Family.

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Yes, while Sophie may be an actress and has worked on numerous television shows and movies over the years, her most prominent role to date has been as Lady Frederick Windsor. Sophie married Lord Frederick Windsor back in 2009, and he just happens to be the son of Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin. So when she’s not acting, she’s heading up charity events and doing what royals do.

Melanie Lynskey as Rose – Then

Rose appeared in every single season of Two and a Half Men, but it’s safe to say that her presence didn’t always receive a warm welcome from those in the beach house. After starting off as just another one of Charlie Harper’s one-night stands, many assumed that Rose would be gone after that. But she liked Charlie. And she didn’t want to let him go.

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In fact, she became somewhat of a stalker, trying to worm her way into the beach house – and Charlie’s heart – at any opportunity. Her persistence paid off in the end, as Charlie did end up falling for her. He even proposed, but he passed away before they could make things official. After his death, Rose set her sights on Walden instead.

Melanie Lynskey – Now

Hailing from New Zealand, Melanie Lynskey has been able to make her mark in Hollywood – and not just in Two and a Half Men. While her 12-year run on the show has definitely helped to secure her place in the limelight, that’s not to say that this actress hasn’t worked on anything else outside of the show. In fact, her life has been pretty hectic.

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Over the years, Melanie has worked on hugely famous television shows and movies, and you may recognize her from episodes of Girlboss, Castle Rock, Mrs. America, and more. And as if that wasn’t enough to make you feel tired, this actress also has two movies currently in post-production and almost ready to be released. She’s certainly kept herself busy.

Jane Lynch as Linda Freeman – Then

It was no secret that those who lived in the beach house had a few emotional issues, so it should come as no surprise to learn that they all had a therapist. Yes, her name was Linda Freeman. Linda actually started off as Jake’s therapist, but as time wore on, she also became Alan, Charlie, and even Walden’s therapist.

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While she didn’t have a huge role in their lives, Linda did get them to open up and think about their emotions on a deeper level. However, the men often found her sarcastic ways to be incredibly annoying – making them release even more anger and frustration. Sometimes with a baseball bat, in Alan’s case.

Jane Lynch – Now

This lady needs no introduction, right? Jane Lynch has been in the limelight for decades, and it can be easy to forget that she appeared in Two and a Half Men due to the fact that she has taken on so many amazing roles over the years. Alongside her role as the Two and a Half Men‘s therapist, Jane is also known primarily for her role in the musical comedy, Glee.

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And while it may have been a few years since Lynch appeared on either two of these shows, she hasn’t just been twiddling her thumbs and waiting for the next role to come along. Jane is constantly juggling her busy schedule, and at the moment she’s working on countless TV projects, including Hollywood Game Night, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Final Space, Space Force, as well as numerous movies.

Gail O’Grady as Mandi – Then

We’ve already seen that Kandi made her mark on the men in the beach house, but so did her mother, Mandi. When Mandi went to the house looking for her daughter, Charlie and Alan were blown away by her youthful looks and her beauty – and it seems as though Charlie just couldn’t resist.

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Kandi and Mandi looked just like sisters, and it didn’t take Charlie long to get her in his bed. They spent the whole day getting up close and personal with each other, and they even continued their saucy exploits later that evening when they made their way to Judith’s hot tub. Of course, like many of Charlie’s other conquests, she didn’t stay around too long.

Gail O’Grady – Now

There are many actresses in this world who have become well-known as TV legends, and some would say that Gail O’Grady is one of them. Although Gail took on a minor role in Two and a Half Men, it’s safe to say that she didn’t really need to. She’s been super busy over the years, working on some of the biggest shows of all time.

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Most notably, she’s worked on NYPD Blue, American Dreams, Hellcats, Revenge, and Criminal Minds. She also has an impressive filmography under her belt, as well as countless red carpet events to attend on a regular basis. But one thing that really stands out about Gail O’Grady is that she has been married six times!

Paula Marshall as Paula – Then

Alan’s love life was pretty complicated, right? Well, things became even more difficult when he met Paula. These two met on a night out and seemed to have an instant connection, but as they spent more and more time together, Paula decided that she had to come clean. She told Alan that she used to be a man named Paul and that she had transitioned.

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At first, Alan didn’t have any issues with this. He liked Paula for who she was, and everything seemed peachy. That’s until Paula’s ex-wife turned up, anyway. Not only did Paula ask Alan to consider an open relationship, but he also caught her kissing her ex-wife behind his back. Paula ended things, and Alan was left single once again.

Paula Marshall – Now

Paula Marshall may not be one of the most famous actresses on this list, but her role in Two and a Half Men was certainly memorable. And it seems as though it’s this creativity and versatility that’s helped her land countless TV gigs over the years. And Paula is definitely more of a TV actress than a movie actress, having only starred in 15 films over the course of her career.

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In recent years, Paula has struggled to bag herself leading roles in TV shows, but she’s appeared in more minor roles than we could count. Her resume includes episodes in shows such as Euphoria, Modern Family, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Californication, and Veronica Mars. Yes, you’ve definitely seen this lady before.

Missi Pyle as Miss Pasternak  – Then

It’s not a secret that Charlie Harper had a huge impact on women’s lives, and while this was sometimes for the better- this wasn’t the case for Miss Pasternak. When Charlie was first introduced to Jake’s fifth-grade teacher, he started charming her in an effort to lift Jake’s suspension. His wooing paid off, but he soon became stuck with her.

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Charlie could see that Miss Pasternak wasn’t very well when it came to her mental health, and he eventually dumped her. But she didn’t take this very well. The next thing we knew she was fired from her teaching position, lived in a motel and was working as an exotic dancer. And it was all Charlie’s doing.

Missi Pyle – Now

Missi Pyle has one of those faces that you just can’t forget, and this has certainly helped her in terms of her acting career. Since making her way into the limelight in the mid-90s, Missi has worked on huge productions with major names by her side. Of course, most people know her as Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky from Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

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But there’s so much more to this woman than just her acting talent. Did you know that Missi can also sing? In fact, she has been able to make a career for herself in music. When she’s not starring in the latest blockbuster, Missi is teaming up with fellow actress Shawnee Smith to create the country-rock band, Smith & Pyle.

Tricia Helfer as Gail – Then

We’re not sure how he did it, but Charlie always managed to get women back to his beach house. He seemed to charm the pants off them – quite literally – but sometimes it took a little more persuading. This was the case for Gail, who was the best friend of Chelsea. When Charlie meets Gail for the first time, his girlfriend is with him – but that doesn’t stop him from flirting.

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To make matters even worse, when the blonde bombshell started crying over the fact that her boyfriend just broke up with her, Charlie decided that this was even more reason to hit on her. He dreamed of getting intimate with both Chelsea and Gail, but this only happened in his literal dreams before the women caught on to his plans and left the beach house.

Tricia Helfer – Now

Tricia Helfer starred in Two and a Half Men for three episodes from 2009 until 2011, but it seems as though she’s known for so much more than this one small role. Today, most people recognize her talent and beauty from television shows such as Battlestar Galactica and Lucifer. She’s played the latter role for four years, and fans have absolutely fallen in love with her.

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With these roles in mind, it might not come as a surprise to learn that Tricia has become known as the actress who loves to star in scary, creepy TV shows. In recent years she has taken on the main role in Van Helsing, and in 2019 she made her mark in Creepshow. It’s no wonder she’s been nominated for numerous Scream Awards.

Jenny McCarthy as Courtney Leopold – Then

During the course of Charlie’s love adventures, he was almost always the one in control. He was the one who made the decisions, and he was the one in charge of the relationship. But things were a little different with Courtney Leopold. After making her first appearance in season five, we at home quickly discovered that Courtney was a con-artist. But Charlie was none the wiser.

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He seemed to be smitten with the blonde beauty, but things go a little awry when she manages to convince him to buy her a brand new Ferrari and give her $50,000 cash in the process. Despite all of this, Charlie continues with the relationship and even asks Courtney to marry him. Thankfully, he eventually finds out her real intentions – and her real name!

Jenny McCarthy – Now

You probably don’t need us to tell you who Jenny McCarthy is, but we’ll give you the low-down anyway. This actress, model, author, television host, and activist may have numerous strings to her bow, but she’s been pretty controversial over the years. Sure, she may have countless acting credits to her name and she may have even won the Playmate of the Year title in 1993, but she’s still caused a stir.

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Over the years, Jenny has made no secret of the fact that she does not believe in modern medicine, and her views on alternative therapies and treatment have got everyone talking. She has written numerous books on her beliefs, but many experts have called her out for spreading dangerous information.

Teri Hatcher as Liz – Then

Introduced as Judith’s sister, it didn’t take long for Liz to make herself known to the men of the beach house. In fact, it didn’t take her long for her to get up close and personal with one particular member of the beach house – as Charlie and Liz have intimate relations with each other at their own siblings’ wedding! But then Liz conveniently forgets about this when she sees him next.

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But things got even more complicated when Liz decided to flirt with her sister’s husband at Jake’s birthday party, and new knowledge soon came to light. It turned out that Alan had actually asked Liz out before asking Judith out, and it’s safe to say that his wife wasn’t best pleased.

Teri Hatcher – Now

While Teri Hatcher did land this small role in Two and a Half Men, this was nothing compared to the notable characters she has played in the past. Today, fans still remember her four-year stint as Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, the “Bond Girl” in Tomorrow Never Dies, and, of course, as Susan Meyer in Desperate Housewives.

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Teri’s Desperate Housewives appearance won her a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild awards, so you could say she was a big deal. And she still is, of course. In recent years, Hatcher has put her name to numerous television shows, including the 2017 superhero show, Supergirl, and the 2019 movie, Madness in the Method.

Jaime Pressly as Tammy – Then

With Charlie, Alan, and eventually Walden as his male role models, it might not surprise you to learn that Jake eventually grew up to become somewhat of a womanizer. In fact, he took the whole beach house by surprise when he took home a 36-year-old woman by the name of Tammy. As a mother of three who was also covered in tattoos, she was unlike any other girlfriend he’d had.

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Although Jake tried to make it work with Tammy, their differences – and Tammy’s younger daughter – were too obvious for him to ignore. And when Tammy learned that her boyfriend had intimate relations with her daughter, she knew that they couldn’t continue with the relationship. Thankfully, she did find some solace in the arms of Walden afterward.

Jaime Pressly – Now

Jaime Pressly’s time on Two and a Half Men came to an end in 2013, but her career has only intensified since then. The actress and model has a huge resume to her name, and there’s a high chance that you’ve seen her on your television screen at least once. Right now, you can see her as Jill Kendall in the hilarious sitcom, Mom.

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But that’s not all. Over the years, Jaime has also worked on shows like Bojack Horseman, Jennifer Falls, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, and more. While she has become a prominent member of Hollywood society, it seems as though this leading lady also loves to kick back and relax when she’s not filming. Especially with her three children by her side.

Miley Cyrus as Missi – Then

By the time season 10 had come around, Jake had left the beach house and made his way into the army – but he ventured home every so often. It was during one of these breaks that he met Missi, a talkative and slightly odd young woman who seems to be attracted to his shy and sheepish ways.

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This works in Jake’s favor, as Missi soon became one of his first intimate partners. But when the time came for him to return back to base, he had to make a decision. He could either return to his position, or he could stay AWOL and spend more time with Missi. He chose the latter, but Missi eventually told him that he had to go back.

Miley Cyrus – Now

When Miley Cyrus made her appearance in Two and a Half Men, it was certainly a moment to remember. After all, this lady has been in the limelight for most of her life as an actress and a singer – and everyone knows who she is. But it’s safe to say that her role in Two and a Half Men was very different from her life as Hannah Montana.

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Since her time on the show, Miley has continued to dominate the music industry. She’s transformed from cute country girl to an awesome rockstar, and her ability to be her own, unique person is one that some fans love – while others just like to talk about. Outside of her music career, Miley has got many people asking questions about her former on-and-off relationship/marriage to Liam Hemsworth. Will they ever get back together?

Denise Richards as Lisa – Then

There were certain women in Charlie’s life who truly stole his heart – much to his dismay – and Lisa was one of them. Appearing in season one, we learned that Lisa and Charlie had dated for a while, and they had even lived together. But Lisa broke things off because she just couldn’t see a serious or committed side to her boyfriend.

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When Charlie heard that Lisa was getting married, he made numerous attempts to win her back. He invited her to the beach house and tried to convince her that he was the “family guy” she had always wanted – but it didn’t quite work. She returned again (this time divorced) in season two, and the couple dated for a day. But once again, they ultimately parted ways.

Denise Richards – Now

What you might not realize about Denise Richard’s cameo in Two and a Half Men is that she was actually married to Charlie Sheen (AKA Charlie Harper) at the time. Yes, the couple had been married since 2002 – although this marriage broke down rather dramatically a few years later. But you’ll be happy to know that this hasn’t hindered Denise’s career.

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Today, Denise Richards is still a famous actress and television personality. While most people know her as Carmen Ibanez in Starship Troopers, she’s continually achieved greatness. She’s currently working on numerous projects, including the famous soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as being a cast member on the reality television show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Heather Locklear as Laura Lang – Then

When Alan and Judy were going through the motions of their divorce, he had hoped that everything would run smoothly and he would be able to get out of his marriage without too many issues. But he soon realized that whenever his brother Charlie got involved in anything, things would go wrong. And that’s exactly what happened when Charlie met Laura Lang, Alan’s divorce lawyer.

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Despite Alan telling him to stay away, Charlie and Laura entered into a relationship that was more physical than emotional. Laura laid down the law and told Charlie that he needed to be at her beck and call – but he didn’t quite fulfill this promise. Laura then sought her revenge by messing up Alan’s divorce proceedings. In the end, she had to be fired.

Heather Locklear – Now

When Heather Locklear took on the role of Laura Lang in 2004, she was already so established within the acting world that it was a huge privilege for the cast to work alongside her. After all, this leading lady made her professional debut in 1980 and spent her early years making a name for herself on shows such as Melrose Place, Dynasty, T.J Hooker, and Spin City.

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Heather hasn’t really worked on anything since 2017, but she’s certainly still at the forefront of everyone’s attention. That’s because, over the course of her career, she has been arrested numerous times. Her most recent arrest came in 2018 when she was charged with two counts of battery. In 2019, she was charged and sentenced to stay in a residential mental health facility for 30 days.

Megan Fox as Prudence – Then

If you cast your mind back to season one, you may remember when Prudence made herself known to the men of the beach house. Her grandmother, Charlie’s housekeeper, didn’t want to leave her by herself, so she decided to take her to work with her. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but it wasn’t long before all of the men – including Jake – were drooling over her.

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As Prudence tanned herself in the sun and walked around in skimpy clothing, Charlie, Alan, and Jake couldn’t contain themselves. And they were even happier when she made her way back to the beach house in the evening after a fight with her grandmother. However, her mother followed her and quickly took her away from the guys.

Megan Fox – Now

We bet you didn’t even remember Megan Fox was in an episode of Two and a Half Men, right? After all, this small cameo took place way before she became the Hollywood superstar she is today. But that doesn’t mean it was any less momentous. Despite the fact that she’s now worked alongside some of the biggest actors the world has to offer, we bet she still remembers this project with fond memories.

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In recent years, Megan has made a name for herself as a hugely talented actress. She has put her name to huge blockbuster movies such as Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Above the Shadows. And she’s still super busy today! In 2020 she had two new movies released, as well as four movies in post-production at the moment.

Emmanuelle Vaugier as Mia – Then

Charlie never had too many issues when it came to getting women into his bed, but there was something different about Mia. This dance teacher didn’t really have an interest in him, to begin with, and she thought of him as somewhat of a slime ball. It wasn’t until Charlie noted that he had a “dance-loving” nephew that she gave him any kind of attention.

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But when these two started dating, Charlie had to give up many of the things he loved in his life. Mia asked him to stop eating meat, stop smoking cigarettes, stop drinking beer, and she even suggested that they wait to be intimate with each other. Charlie tried to hold on for a little while, but he eventually did everything he wasn’t allowed to behind her back. When Mia found out, she dumped him.

Emmanuelle Vaugier – Now

To this day, Emmanuelle Vaugier is still known for her role on Two and a Half Men. After all, she managed to tame the elusive Charlie Harper – for a little while, anyway. But that’s not to say that she hasn’t kept herself busy since her 12-episode run on the show. Emmanuelle has worked on countless television shows, and you’re probably pretty used to seeing her face on your screen.

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In recent years, you may have seen Emmanuelle on shows such as Lost Girl, Mistresses, Rogue, and MacGyver. But if you’re a fan of Canadian comedy movies, you might be familiar with her role as Sarah Getz in the 2020 movie, Eat Wheaties! As if that wasn’t enough, Vaugier also served as the voice of Nikki in the video game, Need for Speed: Carbon, in 2006.

Justine Eyre as Gabrielle – Then

Considering they were so different, it’s actually pretty strange that Charlie and Alan shared so many of their women. Talk about keeping it within the family. But that’s exactly what happened when Gabrielle made her way into the picture. To begin with, she dated Charlie. But it wasn’t long before Alan stole her away from his brother.

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In fact, Alan deliberately sought to steal Gabrielle away from Charlie, after he learned that his brother had swooped in on his high school sweetheart many years before. But when he learned just how upset Charlie was over losing Gabrielle, Alan had to give up his game of revenge and his conscience kicked in. She didn’t last very long in their lives after that.

Justine Eyre – Now

Many actors and actresses dream of working on a show like Two and a Half Men, and they see it as a stepping stone to a much larger career surrounded by even bigger stars. And while some of the women who starred in this show have gone on to great things, others have gone a little quiet. And this has been the case for Justine Eyre.

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Since appearing in two episodes of the show between 2007 and 2010, Justine’s diary hasn’t been brimming over with work – but she’s had a few jobs here and there. She’s bagged minor roles on TV shows like CSI: Miami and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and she’s also currently filming a new movie called Mommune.

Maggie Lawson as Ms. McMartin – Then

Alan and Walden made strange decisions while living in the beach house, and adopting a 6-year-old boy was one of them. When they bizarrely adopted Louis, the two men enlisted the help of a social worker by the name of Ms. McCartin. Although the child was later taken away from them because they weren’t exactly fit to be parents, Alan did manage to win over Ms. McCartin’s heart.

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However, their relationship fizzled out when she started to develop feelings for Walden, and it’s not long before they’re in a committed relationship. Walden even asked the social worker whether she would consider getting married to him, but she told him she wasn’t ready. Although they stayed together for a little longer after this rejection, they eventually broke up.

Maggie Lawson – Now

Do you remember when Maggie appeared in 12 episodes of Two and a Half Men? Considering her last appearance was only six years ago, we’re going to assume that you do. And that’s where many of her fans know her from, but she’s also appeared in so many other sitcoms it’s easy to lose count of them all.

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In recent years, she has put her face, name, and acting talent to huge TV productions such as The Ranch, Lethal Weapon, Santa Clarita Diet, and The Great Indoors. But her crowning glory came in 2020 when she was cast as the series lead in Outmatched. We don’t think we’ve seen the last of her yet. This is just the start of Maggie’s career.

Paget Brewster as Jamie Eckleberry – Then

No sitcom would be complete without a blast from the past, and Charlie and Alan got a serious taste of their own medicine when Jamie Eckleberry made her way back into their lives. After growing up with Jamie, they had always called her the “Eckleberry Hound.” She was the unattractive, plump, ugly duckling that every town had. At least, that’s what she was like when she was younger.

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But when she made her way back into their lives, they soon realized that she had grown out of that awkward stage. She had become a beautiful woman that they would have dated in a heartbeat – and they definitely tried their luck. But Jamie hadn’t forgotten how mean they had been to her when she was younger, and she wasn’t going to give in. She rejected them both.

Paget Brewster – Now

There’s a high chance that you don’t remember Paget Brewster taking on her role in Two and a Half Men. She’s now super famous enough for this role to be just a tiny speck on her huge portfolio. And it seems as though she’s now known for other projects that have thrust her career even further into the limelight.

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Most notably, Paget is known for her roles in the likes of Community, Another Period, Grandfathered, Mom, and Bojack Horseman. And it’s not just her face you recognize. Paget has also become a hugely successful voice artist, and since 2017 she has voiced the character of Della Duck in DuckTales. For this role, she has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Sara Rue as Naomi – Then

If you remember when Naomi made her appearance, you’ll remember that she caused quite the storm. Naomi was the daughter of Alan and Charlie’s housekeeper, Berta, and when she first entered the beach house, she was extremely pregnant. After stealing office supplies and losing her job, she had nowhere to go and no money to provide for her baby.

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But that didn’t stop her and Alan from developing a strong connection. Despite her condition, the two of them started dating – even after Naomi welcomed her daughter into the world. They continued a secret love affair behind Charlie and Berta’s backs for a while, but in the end, the father of Naomi’s baby came back into the picture and they got back together.

Sara Rue – Now

With her pregnant belly and her impressive personality, Sara Rue certainly made an impression on Two and a Half Men. But that’s not surprising, considering she’s a hugely famous actress – even today. In fact, her career seems to have soared over the past few years, and you can find her on the big screen, the small screen, and even as a television host.

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Instead of sticking to minor roles like some of the other women of the show, Sara has stuck out from the crowd and bagged herself leading roles. You may have seen her as a major character in Impastor, Bones, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. And at the moment, she’s currently starring in two hugely famous shows called American Housewife and B Positive as the main character.

April Bowlby as Kandi – Then

First appearing in season three, Kandi certainly made an entrance into the men’s lives. First, the 22-year-old beauty jumped her way into the arms of Charlie Harper, and then she quickly made her way onto her next conquests. Of course, with her stunning looks and her large assets, it didn’t take long for all of the men to fall at her feet.

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But it was Alan who managed to properly tie her down. The couple, head over heels in love (or perhaps lust) made their way to Vegas to get hitched, and they lived happily in marital bliss for a little while. Until Kandi was offered the chance to work as a reporter on a television show, that is. Although she left her husband, Kandi did return in season 10 to try and get Alan back, stating that “he is the best she had.” But he turned her down.

April Bowlby – Now

To this day, most people know April Bowlby thanks to her role on Two and a Half Men. Although she only starred in 17 episodes – which isn’t a lot in the grand scheme of things – she seemed to have a presence that won over the fans at home. They became obsessed with her, and this ultimately helped her subsequent acting career.

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In recent years, April has kept herself pretty busy. From 2009 until 2014 she took on the lead in the hilarious legal comedy, Drop Dead Diva and once again proved to viewers across the world that she was not only talented but also stunning on the screen. But taking on the main role isn’t a strange experience for this actress. Today, April can be seen as the leading lady in the TV show, Doom Patrol.