Where are the cast of Fringe now?

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Fringe might have had a bit of a rocky start in the first season, but it soon became one of the best sci-fi shows around during its five-season and 100-episode run.

Created by JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the show was a thrilling blend of mysterious phenomena, parallel universes, alternate timelines and often bonkers sci-fi that overcame its 'monster of the week' early format to deliver one of the most engrossing shows on air.

Fringe ended five years ago, while 2018 also marks the ten-year anniversary of its debut in September 2008, so what better time to check in on the notable cast members and what they've been up to since.

Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham)

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Following the end of her lead role in Fringe, Anna Torv didn't star in another major US show, but instead appeared in two miniseries for Australian network Foxtel's Showcase, and reprised her voice role as Nariko in Heavenly Sword. She was most recently seen as Wendy Carr in Netflix hit Mindhunter and will return for the second season.

Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop)

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After his character's complicated on-off relationship with Olivia Dunham in Fringe, Joshua Jackson went pretty much straight into another complicated love story in Showtime's The Affair, which premieres its fourth season this June. It hasn't left him with much time to do anything else, save a guest appearance in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and a role in 2015 movie Sky.

John Noble (Dr Walter Bishop)

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A turn as a mad scientist in Fringe didn't put John Noble off the supernatural and weird as he went on to star as Henry Parrish, AKA Jeremy Crane, in Sleepy Hollow. Noble has also kept busy with guest roles in Australian shows Rake and Devil's Playground, as well as playing Sherlock Holmes's father in Elementary season four.

Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles)

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The Wire star Lance Reddick went from being in charge of Fringe division to working in the assassin hotel The Continental in the two John Wick movies. On the small screen, he has had guest appearances in the likes of Castle, American Horror Story: Coven and The Blacklist, as well as playing Chief Irvin Irving in all three seasons of Amazon Video's Bosch to date. You would have also heard his smooth tones in video games Destiny (and its sequel) and Horizon: Zero Dawn, among others.

Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth)

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Following her role as Olivia and Walter's loyal assistant Astrid, Jasika Nicole had recurring roles in Scandal and Underground, as well as guest roles in ABC hit The Good Doctor and Major Crimes. She married her long-term partner Claire J Savage in October 2013 and can be heard on podcasts Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead.

Blair Brown (Nina Sharp)

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Having reunited with Joshua Jackson for one episode of The Affair, Blair Brown has popped up in Limitless, Person of Interest and Elementary, but her most notable role post-Fringe is as celebrity chef Judy King in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Judy was out of prison come the end of season five, so it's not yet clear if she will appear in the next season.

Kirk Acevedo (Charlie Francis)

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Fringe isn't the only sci-fi show that Kirk Acevedo has played a major role in as he appeared as Jose Ramse in the first three seasons of SyFy's 12 Monkeys. His other lead role came in the short-lived US version of Prime Suspect, while he has had guest appearances in The Mentalist, Blue Bloods, The Walking Dead and Agents of SHIELD. He must have caught the superhero bug as he can currently be seen as Ricardo Diaz in Arrow season six.

Seth Gabel (Lincoln Lee)

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Bryce Dallas Howard's husband Seth Gabel played Fringe agent Lincoln Lee (and Peter's love rival for Olivia) from season two, and went on to play Cotton Mather in all three season of WGN America's Salem. He also appeared as Jeffrey Dahmer in American Horror Story: Hotel, Count Vertigo in Arrow, and Michele Besso in the first season of Genius.

Michael Cerveris (September)

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September, AKA The Observer, quietly became one of Fringe's most important characters across its run, with Michael Cerveris following up the key role with recurring roles in The Good Wife, The Tick and Gotham. He can currently be seen as Tom Davis in HBO's interactive murder mystery series Mosaic.

Leonard Nimoy (Dr William Bell)

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Iconic Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy appeared as Walter's former lab partner Dr William Bell in Fringe, marking one of his final-ever roles. Nimoy sadly passed away in 2015 at the age of 83 after a year-long battle with lung disease.

Ari Graynor (Rachel Dunham)

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After a brief role as Olivia's sister Rachel Dunham in Fringe, Ari Graynor had roles in movies including Celeste & Jesse Forever and, most recently, The Disaster Artist, while her TV work has included the lead role in CBS's ill-fated Bad Teacher remake and as Cassie Feder in Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here, which returns for a second season this May.

Jared Harris (David Robert Jones)

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Mad Men is arguably Jared Harris's most notable TV role, but he also appeared as the ZTF cult leader in the first season of Fringe. Since then, he's kept busy with movie and TV roles like Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and King George VI in The Crown, among many others. He will next be seen in AMC's adaptation of bestselling novel The Terror which is set to premiere in March.

Kevin Corrigan (Sam Weiss)

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After giving Olivia all the knowledge of the First People, Kevin Corrigan went from Fringe to recurring roles in the likes of Community, The Mentalist, The Get Down and Dice, alongside appearing in movies including A New York Winter's Tale and Seven Psychopaths. Fun fact, he also plays bass in psychedelic rock band Crystal Robots.

Orla Brady (Elizabeth Bishop)

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Having played Walter's wife and Peter's mother in Fringe, Orla Brady has gone on to star in Banished, Into the Badlands (which airs its third season this April) and even an episode of Doctor Who, as well as appearing in Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan action movie The Foreigner. She can also be seen in BBC Two's latest thriller Collateral.

Georgina Haig (Henrietta Bishop)

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Since playing Olivia and Peter's daughter in 2036, Georgina Haig's biggest role involved her stepping into Idina Menzel's shoes as Frozen's Queen Elsa in Once Upon a Time's fourth season. She's heading back into sci-fi in her next role as Dr Sophie Forbin in ABC's The Crossing, about refugees seeking asylum in an American town who are from 250 years in the future.

Michael Kopsa (Captain Windmark)

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Fresh from being the main villain of Fringe's final two seasons, Michael Kopsa has had guest roles in the US remake of The Killing, Arrow, iZombie, Van Helsing and, most recently, The Magicians, as well as recurring voice roles in animated shows Littlest Pet Shop and Superbook.

Meghan Markle (Amy Jessop)

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Sure, Meghan Markle was only in the first two episodes of season two of Fringe as FBI Special Agent Amy Jessop, but it's fair to say she's become quite a star since. Not only starring in seven seasons of Suits, but also the small matter of marrying a certain Prince this year.

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