Community: Actors' Lives After the Show
"Community" is among the well-loved sitcoms that ran for six seasons. Here's a look at the cast members' lives after the show ended.
We all remember one of our favorite TV shows, "Community." However, do we know the latest updates about it? Which Community co-stars work on a new project together? Who regrets starring in the show? And Is there a chance to see a Community Movie?
While we binge-watch the beloved sitcom on Netflix, let's take a look at what happened to the Community cast since the show ended.
Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir
After playing Abed Nadir, Danny Pudi portrayed Teddy in a DC sitcom "Powerless" and later appeared in "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," which premiered on Apple TV + in February 2020.
There are a few more upcoming projects with Pudi in the cast, such as comedies "High & Tight" and "The Argument." The actor is happily married to Bridget Showalter, with whom he shares eight-year-old twins, James and Fiona.
In addition to acting and parenting, Pudi is also a passionate runner who completed several marathons and does not plan to stop.
Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley Bennett
The 48-year-old actress has made over 90 acting credits during her diverse TV and film career. Yvette Brown's most prominent roles in sitcoms include Dany in "The Odd Couple," Dina Rose in "The Mayor," and Nora in "Mom."
Brown is a big fan of "The Walking Dead." She has occasionally been hosting "Talking Dead" and served as a moderator for "The Walking Dead: panels at the San Diego Comic-Con.
In recognition of her fandom, Brown received her own character in the mobile game "The Walking Dead: Road To Survival." The actress used to be very vocal about body positivity, but since she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2013, Brown started eating healthy and lost a lot of weight.
Yvette is keeping her love life private, but rumor has it that she was dating "Shazam!" actor Zachary Levi. She used to post cute pictures with him, and back in 2017.
Jim Rash as Dean Pelton
This actor's comedy and writing skills were crucial for shaping up Dean Pelton in the character we loved. Jim Rash wrote many jokes and came up with some signature oddities for Greendale's hilarious leader.
Though he is a brilliant actor, Jim's most significant career achievement so far was winning an Oscar for best writing of adapted screenplay "The Descendants" in 2012.
In addition to "Community," Rash appeared in such popular TV shows, such as "Brooklyn 9-9," "Lucifer," and "Glee." The actor's most recent work is an upcoming drama, "Long Weekend," which will premiere later in 2020.
To keep his humor up, Rash is regularly practicing joke-making art as a member of the Los Angeles-based improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings.
While many people questioned the sexuality of his "Community" character, Rash was heavily covered with gay rumors in real life. In 2012, while filming the movie "The Way Way Back," Rash came out as gay. The actor shared that it was one of the most stressful moments of his life, but it made him free. Still, nothing is known about his current or previous relationship.
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Chevy Chase as Pierce Hawthorne
At the peak of his acting career in the '80s, Chevy Chase gained about $7 million per film and was very picky about his roles. He became famous for starring in "Foul Play," "Caddyshack," and "Fletch," and even has streets named after him in four states.
"Community" became a real return in the game for Chase, who by that time made rare appearances on the screen. However, he regrets his experience in the hit sitcom. Chevy kept playing Pierce for four seasons just for the money and the cast, who became his friends.
Eventually, the actor's criticism of the show's quality and his character's bigotry led to disputes with creator Dan Harmon, and Chase left "Community."
The actor starred in the 2019 Netflix comedy "The Last Laugh" and will be back on the screen in the upcoming "The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee." Chase is happily married to his third wife, Jayni Chase.
The couple has been together for almost 40 years, and they share three daughters: Cydney, Caley, and Emily.
Alison Brie as Annie Edison
With over one million followers on her Instagram, she is considered one of the most beautiful actresses by numerous ratings.
While starring in "Community," Alison Brie managed to work on another hit TV show - "Mad Men." Alison played a recurring role of Trudy Campbell and admitted that her double schedule was pretty crazy, and she didn't have much for life.
Another famous TV role of hers is Ruth Wilder in a Netflix wrestling comedy-drama GLOW. To land the part and to be able to do her stunts by herself, Brie turned on the intense workout routine.
Another important part of Brie's career is voice acting for Diane Nguyen in "BoJack Horseman" for all six seasons. And we were wondering whether this experience was an inspiration for a recent Netflix film, "Horse Girl." Alison wrote, produced, and starred in the drama about a horse-obsessed woman.
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Another upcoming project, a horror "The Rental," is very special for Brie, as it is the director's debut of her husband, Dave Franco.
The couple has been together since 2011 and secretly tied the knot in 2017. Alison and Dave do not have kids, and they have no plans on becoming parents. Still, their family includes two cats, Harry and Arturo.
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Donald Glover as Troy Barnes
The 36-year-old actor is the youngest on the cast, and he considers the sitcom his best day job. After "Community," Glover created, wrote, produced, directed, and starred in another hit series, Atlanta, for which he received numerous awards.
His big-screen credits include "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Solo: A Star Wars Story," and "Guava Island." Glover also voiced Simba in a 2019 remake of "The Lion King."
It became an absolute hit and brought the multi-talented star four Grammys. In 2017 Time Magazine included Glover in the list of "100 Most Influential People in the World." He has never revealed his marital status, but he has been in a long-term relationship with his partner, Michelle White.
The couple raises two sons together, four-year-old Legend and two-year-old Drake. Glover is very protective of his private life, but he never forgets to mention his kids and their mother when accepting awards.
Joel McHale as Jeff Winger
Since he left the role of Jeff Winger behind, Joel McHale continued doing mostly TV projects. He appeared on "The X-Files" and was the lead character on the sitcom "The Great Indoors." Joel also has numerous work credits as a TV host, including his deal with Netflix.
"The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale" premiered in February 2018 but was canceled after 18 episodes, reportedly due to low viewership. But that wasn't the end for McHale and Netflix hosting collaboration.
The actor's most recent job is an aftershow episode, "The Tiger King and I," where McHale had video chats with the hit docuseries' stars.
Due to the recent popularity of "Community" on Netflix, McHale is quite optimistic about a movie to happen sooner or later.
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The actor is a husband of 23 years to artist Sarah McHale. Together the couple is raising two sons, 15-year-old Eddie and 12-year-old Isaac.
Gillian Jacobs as Britta Perry
While she is often cast to portray messy and flawed characters, Gillian Jacobs is exactly the opposite in real life. The "Community" was her first experience in the comedy genre, and it became an absolute success.
Right after Gillian said goodbye to her character, Britta, the actress got the role of Adam Driver's on-screen girlfriend Mimi-Rose in HBO's series "Girls."
Another prominent TV role for Jacobs was Mickey Dobbs in a Netflix rom-com series "Love." While her character is a sex-and-alcohol addict, Jacobs is a lifelong teetotaler. She decided to stay sober, as her late father was an addict.
Her film credits mostly include comedies like "Life of the Party," where she shared the screen with Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph. This year we'll be able to watch her acting alongside Chris Pine in the thriller "Violence of Action." Gillian is not married, and she keeps her private life under covers.
Ken Jeong as Ben Chang
The first two projects that brought Ken Jeong acting fame are "Community" and "The Hangover" trilogy. While he was making a name for himself as a stand-up comedian and actor, Jeong also became a licensed physician.
These two roles were perfectly combined in his next significant TV work - ABC sitcom Dr. Ken. Jeong was the show's creator, writer, leading actor, and executive producer.
For this show, Jeong brought back six of his "Community" castmates in guest appearances. He is also known for starring in the 2018 films "Departures," "Crazy Rich Asians," and his most recent credits include being a panelist on both the American and British versions of the competition show "The Masked Singer."
Jeong is a loving husband to doctor Tran Ho. They have been married for 15 years and raise two twin teenage girls, Alexa and Zooey.