1. Kyle MacLachlan / Special Agent Dale Cooper
You know about all the acting roles he’s had in recent years, from Sex And The City to Portlandia. What you might not know is that the animal-obsessed MacLachlan owns a winery called Pursued By Bear, and has built a website devoted to his dogs, Mookie and Sam.
2. Sherilyn Fenn / Audrey Horne
In the immediate aftermath of Twin Peaks Fenn was offered an Audrey Horne spin-off series, but she turned it down. In recent years her acting roles have been numerous, but relatively low-profile. She’s been in CSI: Miami, Gilmore Girls and TV movie The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning.
3. Mädchen Amick / Shelly Johnson
The mid-‘90s were quiet for Amick, but she bounced back at the end of the decade with a recurring role in Dawson’s Creek. Since then she’s appeared in Gossip Girl, Californication and My Own Worst Enemy.
4. Sheryl Lee / Laura Palmer
Despite initially only appearing in Twin Peaks as a dead body, Lee went on to have a successful, if low-key, acting career. TV shows she’s been in include Desperate Housewives and One Tree Hill. Fun fact: she dated David Duchovny in the ’90s.
5. Dana Ashbrook / Bobby Briggs
After playing swaggering football captain Briggs in Twin Peaks, Ashbrook played the role of Rich Rinaldi in Dawson’s Creek, and was a series regular in the TV adaptation of Crash. Since that show ended in 2009, he’s turned up on episodes of Psych (where he brought back Bobby for the Twin Peaks tribute episode ‘Dual Spires’) and Blue Collar.
7. Lara Flynn Boyle / Donna Hayward
These days Boyle works mostly in film. She was in Happiness, Men In Black II and, er, Hansel And Gretel Get Baked.
8. Peggy Lipton / Norma Jennings
Lipton, now 66, doesn’t do much acting these days, but in 2005 she released her memoirs, Breathing Out. In the book Lipton revealed she’d been diagnosed with colon cancer.
Twin Peaks gave Lipton a second flush of fame. She ‘d been well known to US television viewers in the late 60s/early 70s thanks to her role in police drama The Mod Squad. She was also, at one point, married to the record producer Quincy Jones. Their daughter is Rashida Jones, star of The Social Network, Parks And Recreation, and The Muppets.
9. Jack Nance / Pete Martell
Nance’s life took a downward turn after Twin Peaks. In November 1991 his wife Kelly Jean Van Dyke, a porn actress, committed suicide. Nance himself died in 1996, from injuries incurred during a drunken brawl outside a donut store.
10. Catherine E. Coulson / The Log Lady
Coulson is now primarily a theatre actor, though she did appear in season two of Portlandia. She was married to Jack Nance (aka Pete Martell) from 1968 to 1976.
12. Joan Chen / Jocelyn Packard
Shanghai-born Chen has had a busy career, starring in a string of mostly Chinese language films, as well as Ang Lee’s acclaimed Lust, Caution in 2007.
13. Kimmy Robertson / Lucy Moran
Robertson is 58 now, and has enjoyed a successful career as a voice artist for film and TV. Her most recent role was on American Dad.
14. Piper Laurie / Catherine Martell
Laurie is 81, but kept working until a couple of years ago. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards over the course of her career.
15. Ray Wise / Leland Palmer
Wise, 65, is always popping up in US TV dramas, notably How I Met Your Mother and several episodes of Mad Men, in which he played the role of Ken Cosgrove’s father-in-law Ed Baxter.
Wise cut his teeth performing in ‘80s soap operas such as Dallas and Days Of Our Lives.
16. Grace Zabriskie / Sarah Palmer
Zabriskie has been in loads of TV dramas, including The West Wing and HBO’s Big Love. Plus of course everyone remembers her as Susan’s mother in Seinfeld. Zabriskie’s character’s husband on the series was played by her former Twin Peaks co-star, Warren Frost.
17. Eric De Re / Leo Johnson
Since appearing as a medic in Starship Troopers in 1997, Da Re has not been up to much. According to IMDB his last role was as Male Partygoer in the 2002 serial killer film Bundy. The photo on the right was taken in 2012, when he was detained by the L.A.P.D. on suspicion of starting more than 50 fires in Hollywood. He wasn’t guilty, though.
18. James Marshall / James Hurley
Marshall had a pretty desultory acting career post-Twin Peaks, beyond a role in A Few Good Men in 1992. He battled ill health for much of the noughties, eventually having his colon removed, thanks to a bowel disease which he claimed was a reaction to taking the acne drug Accutane. He sued the manufacturers for $11m in damages, but lost the case. His acting career over, he has now reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter.
19. Heather Graham / Annie Blackburn
Twin Peaks was a springboard to a huge career for Graham. Her filmography includes Austin Powers, Boogie Nights and The Hangover, to name just a few.