One Tree Hill fans are in a treat this Christmas! Lifetime is releasing not one but two reunion shows of the famous drama series. In addition to the holiday special movie The Christmas Contract, which stars Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, and Antwon Tanner, the cast of One Tree Hill will also star in a special reunion show Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion. Both of the shows are set to be released on November 22. It has been almost 15 years since the pilot episode of One Tree Hill premiered on The WB on September 23, 2003. However, the hit drama series is still relevant. Thanks to Netflix, where every episode of the series is still streaming.
One Tree Hill turned some unknown actors into huge Hollywood actors, and even after all these years they are still best known for the character they portrayed 15 years ago. Remembering that, today we bring you a small insight on what some of the actors of One Tree Hill are doing now.
#5. Chad Michael Murray
Murray, who portrayed the series’ heartthrob character, Lucas Scott has enjoyed an immense success even after the show ended in 2012. Before landing the role of Lucas, the basketball player in One Tree Hill, Chad had recurring roles in different series including Gilmore Girls and Dawson’s Creek.
Following his departure from the show at the end of the sixth season, he starred on Chosen from 2013 to 2016 and he also appeared on History’s miniseries, Texas Rising in 2015. Apart from series, he has also appeared in movies like Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, A Madea Christmas, Left Behind and many more. Chad has also published 2 books, Everlast, in 2011 and American Drifter: An Exhilarating Tale of Love and Murder which he co-authored with Heather Graham in 2017.
#4. Hilarie Burton
Like Chad, Hilaire has also continued her acting career. After One Tree Hill, Hilarie starred alongside Halle Berry in the sci-fi thriller, Extant, and in Fox’s Lethal Weapon. She has also made guest appearances in different shows like Castle and Forever, and had recurring roles on ABC’s hit series, Grey’s Anatomy. Hilarie has also appeared in a number of television Christmas movies, including Christmas on the Bayou and Last Chance for Christmas.
#3. Bethany Joy Lenz
After the show ended in 2012, Bethany has played a variety of roles in TV series like Dexter, Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.L.E.D, American Gothic and others. Along with acting, Bethany has also tried her luck in the music industry. In 2002, she released her first studio album, Preincarnate and has released four studio albums since then. She is set to star as Keri Allen, a driven attorney who acts as the unofficial right hand to the major, in the Suits spin-off, Second City.
#2. James Lafferty
The actor obtained a career breakthrough after portraying Nathan Scott in One Tree Hill. Since the show ended, James has landed some recurring roles on series like Crisis and Underground. He also has enjoyed a successful career on the big screen appearing in movies like Lost on Purpose, Oculus, Waffle Street and Small Town Crime.
#1. Sophia Bush
The actress ruled One Tree Hill as the bold and beautiful cheerleader, Brooke Davis. She had already grabbed roles in movies like National Lampoon's Van Wilder and Learning Curves, before breaking out as Brooke. After the show ended in 2013, she has appeared in a number of TV series like Chicago Fire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Chicago P.D., and many more. In 2018, she voiced as Karen in Incredibles 2.
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