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13 Then Vs. Now Photos Of The 2021 Emmy Winners In Their First Big Roles And The Ones They Won For

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1. Jason Sudeikis

NBC / Apple TV+

Then: He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Ted Lasso on Ted Lasso.

2. Jean Smart

NBC / HBO

Then: She starred as Shari on Teachers Only.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Deborah Vance on Hacks. 

3. Brett Goldstein

Netflix / Apple TV+

Then: He played Tom on the British series Derek.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Roy Kent on Ted Lasso.

4. Hannah Waddingham

BBC / Apple TV+

Then: She played Miranda on My Hero, and then a few years later guest-starred again and played Lula/Thermowoman.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Rebecca Welton on Ted Lasso.

5. Michaela Coel

Channel 4 / HBO

Then: She played Kayla on the British seriesTop Boy.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her show I May Destroy You.

6. Kate Winslet

BBC1 / HBO

Then: She starred in the BBC series Dark Season.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of detective Mare Sheehan on Mare of Easttown. 

7. Ewan McGregor

Channel 4 / Netflix

Then: He starred on the miniseries Lipstick on Your Collar.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Halston on Halston.

8. Julianne Nicholson

ABC / HBO

Then: She played Katrina Withers in Stephen King's Storm of the Century miniseries.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Lori Ross on Mare of Easttown.

9. Evan Peters

ABC / HBO

Then: He played Cooper Days on the short-lived series The Days.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of detective Colin Zabel on Mare of Easttown.

10. Olivia Colman

BBC / Netflix

Then: She starred on the British sketch series Bruiser.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown.

11. Josh O’Connor

BBC / Netflix

Then: He played James for a few episodes on Peaky Blinders.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Prince Charles on The Crown. 

12. Tobias Menzies

ITV / Netflix

Then: He played Jack Dorset on an episode of Midsomer Murders.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Prince Philip on The Crown.

13. And Gillian Anderson

Fox / Netflix

Then: She played FBI special agent Dana Scully on The X-Files.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher on The Crown.

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