Julie Andrews, known for her iconic role in “The Sound of Music,” perfectly portrayed the fabulous Queen Clarisse Renaldi.
Andrews played Mia Thermopolis’ grandmother, who informs Mia that she is princess of Genovia.
Andrews now voices Lady Whistledown, the gossip columnist narrator on the hit Netflix show “Bridgerton.”
Andrews has lent her voice to “The King’s Daughter,” “Aquaman,” and the “Despicable Me” and “Shrek” movies. She also created the Netflix show “Julie’s Greenroom” in which she teaches toddlers about the performing arts with the help of puppets and celebrity guests.
Hector Elizondo played the devoted and loyal security guard/driver, Joe.
He actually had a role, big or small, in every movie directed by the late Garry Marshall. He was given 18 roles by Marshall including parts in “Pretty Women,” “Runaway Bride,” and “Valentine’s Day.”
He voiced Jim Gordon in “The LEGO Batman Movie” and has a lasting role on ABC’s “Last Man Standing.”
He was the ultimate Disney Channel star with roles in “Escape to Witch Mountain,” and “Brink!” He also voiced “Toy Story” antagonist Sid.
He started acting when he was about 10, but he hasn’t been on the scene since “Toy Story 3” came out in 2010.
The 38-year-old actor can sometimes be seen on Disney red carpets, but as far as acting professionally goes, he’s called it quits. He still enjoys getting involved in local productions, though, telling Romper in 2018, “I really enjoy acting from time to time [when] I’ve had the opportunity to do it — the neighborhood play and whatnot.”
At the time of the interview, he worked at a commodities brokerage as a sales manager.
Actor Sean O’Bryan was cast as Mr. O’Connell in “The Princess Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement,” where he was Mia’s stepdad.
Shortly after the first movie, he got supporting roles in “Big Fat Liar,” “Raising Helen,” and “Yes Man.”
More recently, O’Bryan played Ron Donahue on “The Middle” from 2011 to 2018.
He also played roles in the TV shows “Shameless,” “The Real Bros of Simi Valley,” “Dealbreakers,” and “Love, Victor.” He also starred in “Boy Makes Girl” this year.
Caroline Goodall played Helen, Mia’s artistic mother.
She had roles in the ’90s hits “Hook” and “Schindler’s List” before working on “The Princess Diaries.”
She’s had roles in several TV shows and movies since then, including “The Bay of Silence,” “Cold Courage,” and “Bulletproof.”
She’s also used to being in the royal scene on screen, playing Duchess Cecily in the Golden Globe-nominated miniseries, “The White Queen” and Lady Doris in “The Crown.” She most recently starred in “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” and is set to appear in “Birds of Paradise” later this year.
Sandra Oh did an incredible job as Vice Principal Gupta.
Like O’Bryan, she was also in “Big Fat Liar” shortly after this movie.
Oh played Dr. Christina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy” for almost 10 years before she left to pursue other roles.
She currently stars in “Killing Eve” — for which she won the best actress Golden Globe in 2019 and multiple Emmy nominations — and lends her voice to “Invincible” and “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.”
Todd Lowe had a minor role in the 2001 film playing Lana’s date at the beach party.
He took a few small roles before landing a spot as a regular cast member on “Gilmore Girls.”
You might also recognize him from his role as Terry Bellefleur on “True Blood” or as Lane’s boyfriend/husband Zack on “Gilmore Girls.”
Lowe appeared on “Gilmore Girls” between 2000 and 2007 and returned to play Zack for “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” a four-part miniseries released on Netflix in 2016.