Skip To Content

    It's Been Two Decades Since Audiences First Saw "8 Mile," And Here's The Status Of Its Cast In 2022

    "This opportunity comes once in a lifetime..."

    Warning: This post contains mentions of violence and suicide.

    Believe it or not, 2022 marks two decades since the release of 8 Mile, a film following the journey of an up-and-coming Detroit rapper named Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith. The movie was loosely based on the real-life story of Eminem, whose birth name is Marshall Mathers. Eminem portrayed the lead role and earned Best Original Song at the 2003 Academy Awards for "Lose Yourself," the lead song on the 8 Mile soundtrack.

    Eminem as Jimmy listens to music during a bus ride

    Here is an update on the cast members from the inspirational '00s drama.

    1. Eminem (Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr.) then:

    Eminem as Jimmy fixes his car in "8 Mile"

    Eminem now:

    Dr. Dre and Eminem pose backstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio

    2. Brittany Murphy (Alex Latourno) then:

    Brittany Murphy as Alex talks to Jimmy in "8 Mile"

    Brittany Murphy in 2009:

    Brittany Murphy poses for portraits at Tt Collection Pop-Up Party on December 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

    3. Mekhi Phifer (Future) then:

    Mekhi Phifer as Future smiles in Jimmy's car

    Mekhi Phifer now:

    Mekhi Phifer attends the HempHera Kosmetikos pre-Emmy luxury lounge presented by GBK Brand Bar day one at Kimpton La Peer Hotel on September 17, 2021

    4. Kim Basinger (Stephanie) then:

    Kim Basinger as Stephanie talks to Jimmy in their trailer park home

    Kim Basinger now:

    Kim Basinger attends Last Chance For Animals' 35th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California

    5. Anthony Mackie (Clarence "Papa Doc") then:

    Anthony Mackie as Clarence listens to a rap battle

    Anthony Mackie now:

    Anthony Mackie attends the Cyrano premiere during the Red Sea International Film Festival on December 06, 2021 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    6. Michael Shannon (Greg Buehl) then:

    Michael Shannon as Greg argues with Jimmy and Stephanie

    Michael Shannon now:

    US actor Michael Shannon arrives on the red carpet during the 47th Deauville US Film Festival in Deauville, western France, on September 11, 2021

    7. Evan Jones (Cheddar Bob) then:

    Evan Jones as Cheddar Bob wears a beanie and flannel shirt in "8 Mile"

    Evan Jones now:

    Actor Evan Jones arrives at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival - Gala Screening Of "Shot Caller" at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on June 17, 2017 in Culver City, California

    8. Omar Benson Miller (Sol George) then:

    Omar Miller as Sol George listens to DJ Iz

    Omar Benson Miller now:

    Omar Miller attends the Players Alliance's "Game Changers Celebration" black carpet event at The GRAMMY Museum on July 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

    9. Chloe Greenfield (Lily) then:

    Chloe Greenfield as Lily smiles at Jimmy in "8 Mile"

    Chloe Greenfield now:

    Chloe Greenfield smiles while posing for headshot photos

    10. De'Angelo Wilson (DJ Iz) then:

    De'Angelo Wilson as Dj Iz smiles in "8 Mile"

    De'Angelo Wilson in 2004:

    De'Angelo Wilson during 2004 Sundance Film Festival - Party at Easy Street at Easy Street in Park City, Utah, United States

    11. Taryn Manning (Janeane) then:

    Taryn Manning as Janeane confronts Jimmy in "8 Mile"

    Taryn Manning now:

    Taryn Manning attends the World Premiere of "Sanctioning Evil" at DGA Theater on October 06, 2022 in New York City

    12. Eugene Byrd (Wink) then:

    Eugene Byrd as Wink meets up with Jimmy in "8 Mile"

    Eugene Byrd now:

    Eugene Byrd attends the Once Upon A Time In Black Hollywood event at Quixote Studios on October 01, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

    13. Proof (Lil’ Tic) then:

    Proof as Lil’ Tic gets ready for a rap battle with Jimmy

    Proof in 2005:

    Lil Deshaun Holton AKA Proof of D12 during Proof's Searching For Jerry Garcia Album Release Party at The Loft in New York, New York, United States