8 Famous People You May Not Have Realized Were In Mary-Kate And Ashley Movies

During the late 1990s to early 2000s, the Olsen Twins came out with a numerous amount of straight to video films with their future billion-dollar company, Dualstar. However, some fans may have missed some of today’s current stars that got their start in these memorable teen films.

2. Billboard Dad (1998)-Troian Bellasario

This Pretty Little Liar had a small scene as Mary-Kate and Ashley’s friend from the diving team.

3. Passport To Paris (1999)-Ethan Peck

The grandson of Gregory Peck starred in one of the most popular of the Mary-Kate and Ashley features as a love interest for Mary-Kate. He later went on to become Patrick Verona on the ABC Family series 10 Things I Hate About You.

4. Switching Goals (1999)-Michael Cera

Michael had one of his first (and typecast at that!) roles as a nerdy and delicate soccer player. Who could have forseen this whiny kid would become a huge and adorkable movie star?

5. Winning London (2001)-Jesse Spencer

This Australian (or for this film, British) hunk starred as Mary-Kate’s love interest in this film about Model UN. He would soon cross the pond to become the lovable Dr. Chase on House.

6. Holiday in the Sun (2001)-Austin Nichols and Megan Fox

A twofer! Former One Tree Hill star (and Sophia Bush’s ex) Austin Nichols played a family friend and Mary-Kate’s love interest while future superstar Megan Fox played the cliche spoiled mean girl

7. The Challenge (2003)-Theo Rossi

This lesser-known film is the last straight to video MKA film and is based on the reality shows Fear Factor and Survivor. One of the fellow competitors is Theo Rossi, who is best known for his role on Sons of Anarchy.

8. New York Minute (2004)-Jared Padalecki

In the twins’ critically panned last film together (on the big screen no less), future Supernatural star Jared Padalecki, who at the time was known for his role as Dean on Gilmore Girls, played Mary-Kate’s love interest (sensing a pattern with that casting position…).

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