What the cast of Weeds looks like today
Weeds earned many fans throughout its eight-season run thanks to its frank take on the marijuana industry. Viewers were able to follow Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy Botwin as she transformed from grieving widow to drug kingpin, resulting in misadventures and wild plotlines as she traveled from Agrestic to Ren Mar to Mexico to Washington to New York City (and everywhere in between).
The series earned critical acclaim throughout its run, and, although it definitely had its low points, the show’s highs far outweighed its lesser moments. The show also helped to launch the career of Jenji Kohan, who would later go on to become well known for creating the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.
Its cast, though, have had the most visible journeys since the show ended, moving on to impressive (and often unexpected) roles in film, television, and theater. Here is where the cast of Weeds looks like today.
Mary-Louise Parker won a Golden Globe for playing suburban mom-turned-drug dealer Nancy Botwin for the entirety of Weeds’ run. Parker, who already held one of the prestigious awards for her performance in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, has continued to build on her successful career with projects in television, movies, theater, and even literature.
Parker followed up Weeds with an appearance in the ill-received Ryan Reynolds action film R.I.P.D., and then reprised her role in the RED franchise for 2013’s RED 2. She also originated the leading role of Elizabeth Gaesling in the Broadway play The Snow Geese. In 2014, she had a role in the Selena Gomez-starring comedy Behaving Badly and played a recurring role on the NBC series The Blacklist.
In 2015, Parker took some time off from acting to publish her memoir, Dear Mr. You, which was well-received by book critics. She also appeared in the 2016 Broadway play Heisenberg. She returned to the small screen for the ABC miniseries about LBGT rights, When We Rise, and also booked roles in Billions and Mr. Mercedes. She later starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the 2018 blockbuster Red Sparrow, and, although she didn’t get much screen time in the spy film, her drunken performance was certainly memorable.
Hunter Parrish played Nancy’s older son Silas on Weeds, but, during the show, he was also building a name for himself off-screen in the theater world. Parrish joined Broadway’s Spring Awakening in 2008 in the lead role of Melchior. He later went on to originate the role of Jesus in the 2011 Godspell revival.
Parrish has had some impressive roles in film and television as well. He booked a recurring role on the CBS drama The Good Wife in 2013 before appearing in the Oscar-winning film Still Alice in 2014. The next year, he appeared in the TV series The Following and Hand of God and led the romance A Rising Tide.
In 2015, Parrish booked a starring role on the Amazon series Good Girls Revolt. Despite receiving mostly positive critical reception, the show was canceled after one season, and revival efforts faltered. Parrish bounced back quickly, though, landing a recurring role on the buzzy ABC FBI drama Quantico.
Parrish also has a part in Syfy’s attempted Tremors reboot, playing a role that should be very familiar to him from his work on Weeds: “the young, magnetic leader of the pot-growing, earth-worshipping tribe of Millenials” (via Deadline). Outside of acting, Parrish has been busy in his personal life as well, marrying his longtime girlfriend Kathryn Wahl, whom he’d met when she was a personal assistant on the set of Weeds, in 2015.
Alexander Gould went through quite the journey on Weeds, graduating from cute kid to full blown murderer as Nancy’s slightly unhinged younger son Shane. Unfortunately for fans of Gould, the actor has stayed away from the spotlight since the show went off the air, only booking two voice roles: Jimmy Olsen in Superman: Unbound and Passenger Carl in Finding Dory.
Gould’s role in the Pixar film actually has a bit of history behind it. The actor provided the voice of Nemo in the 2003 film Finding Nemo, although his voice was a bit too far past puberty to return for the sequel. However, he still snagged a part, playing one of the humans whose truck gets hijacked at the end of the film. Gould also attended the premiere of the movie and posed with the new Nemo, Hayden Rolence.
In addition to his work in entertainment, Gould kept himself busy as a student at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Gould, who graduated in 2017, studied philosophy and politics.
Kevin Nealon was one of the most famous cast members when he signed on to play the town free spirit Doug on Weeds. The former Saturday Night Live cast member had been appearing in big screen comedies for years, including Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky, and Anger Management. During Weeds‘ run, he also led the Nickelodeon animated series Glenn Martin DDS, voicing the lead character.
Considering his already extensive resume and his impressive work on Weeds, it makes sense that Nealon has continued to land roles in Hollywood over the years. His credits include guest starring appearances on Drunk History, The League, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Soul Man, and Idiots. He has also starred in the big screen comedies Blended, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and Sandy Wexler. He is probably best known, though, for starring opposite former Friends star Matt LeBlanc in the CBS sitcom Man With a Plan.
Justin Kirk scored one Golden Globe nomination for his role as Nancy’s freeloading brother-in-law Andy on Weeds. Hollywood clearly recognized his star power after the series ended, snapping him up to lead a number of potential series. Unfortunately for Kirk, though, none have been huge successes, despite his consistently impressive performances throughout.
Kirk’s string of soon-to-be-canceled shows kicked off with the 2012 workplace comedy Animal Practice, which only lasted one season. Kirk followed it up with guest appearances on Modern Family, Childrens Hospital, and The Blacklist before he signed on to lead the FX series Tyrant. Although the show lasted three seasons, Kirk’s character unfortunately only lasted one.
Kirk then went back to guest starring, appearing in Wayward Pines, American Dad, You’re the Worst, and Manhattan, with the latter earning him a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He also made a big screen appearance in Aaron Sorkin’s drama Molly’s Game. Kirk had a role in a potential Sarah Silverman comedy for HBO, but it didn’t go to series. His most recent attempt at leading a series was the Fox technology-focused crime drama APB, which was also canceled after one season.
Nancy Botwin may have been the star of Weeds, but her best friend/worst enemy Celia came close to stealing her crown on multiple occasions. Elizabeth Perkins, who played Celia to perfection throughout the show’s first five seasons, earned two Golden Globe nominations and three Emmy nominations for her efforts, although she tragically never took home an award.
Perkins’ charisma and talent made it easy for her to land roles after she left the show, and, after a guest appearance on The Closer, she was snapped up to lead the ABC sitcom How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). Unfortunately, the show struggled with ratings and was canceled after just one season. Perkins bounced back with guest appearances on How to Get Away with Murder and One Child, as well as a role in 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot.
Perkins has continued to pop up in top TV shows, guest starring on Netflix’s GLOW and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also played Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) mother Janet on NBC’s hit drama series This Is Us. You can next spot Perkins acting opposite Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson in HBO’s upcoming drama series Sharp Objects, based on the novel of the same name from Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn.
Andy Milder often got the short end of the stick in his role as Celia’s put-upon husband Dean Hodes, but the actor still played the part with aplomb throughout the entirety of the show’s run. During the time the show was on the air, he also booked guest appearances on shows like Royal Pains, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, The Closer, The Middle, and Parks and Recreation.
After the series went off the air, Milder continued to make the guest starring rounds, making stops at Grey’s Anatomy, Masters of Sex, NCIS, Perception, Hot in Cleveland, Rizzoli and Isles, Bones, Rosewood, and Lucifer. He also lent his voice to the Cartoon Network series Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and had a more permanent role as the father of Ally (Laura Marano) on the Disney Channel series Austin and Ally. Milder’s film roles include the HBO sports comedy Tour de Pharmacy, the drama Con Man, and the comedy Over the Hill.
Allie Grant played Celia and Dean’s daughter Isabelle throughout Weeds‘ earlier seasons, with the role marking one of the young actresses’ earliest parts after guest starring arcs on That’s So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Although Isabelle left the show alongside her mother after the series’ fifth season, Grant was still able to earn a Young Artist Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild ensemble nominations for her role.
After Weeds, Grant booked a guest starring role on Private Practice before signing on to the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. She appeared throughout the show’s three seasons as Lisa Shay, the awkward best friend of Jane Levy’s Tessa. After the show’s run ended, she made appearances on Red Band Society, Zombie Basement, and Grey’s Anatomy. She also has a recurring guest role on ABC’s The Goldbergs.
Grant got more attention for her appearance in the 2015 short film The Red Thunder, which earned her the Best Actress prize at the Lionshead Film Festival and 30 Dies Festival. She also later booked a role on the Hulu series All Night, due out in 2018.
Tonye Patano had a memorable turn on Weeds as Heylia James, the drug dealer who is the first to work with Nancy as she enters the wild world of selling drugs. Patano was rewarded for her great work throughout the show’s run with an Image Award nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award ensemble nomination, and a NAMIC Vision Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Patano has continued acting since the show ended, appearing in multiple episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit throughout the 2000s as Judge Maskin. She also had a recurring role on the soap One Life to Live, and she appeared in the failed NBC pilot County, which also starred a young Michael B. Jordan. The show was the first of a few failed pilots for Patano, with the actress also starring in the proposed Ed Asner-starring sitcom Bennie’s Gym and the USA pilot Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic.
Still, Patano has made appearances on some successful series. Her laundry list of guest starring roles includes stops on Sneaky Pete, Elementary, The Blacklist, and The Americans. She has also appeared in a number of small films, including the dramas The David Dance and Time Out of Mind, the mystery Every Secret Thing, and the Netflix film Roxanne Roxanne.
Romany Malco’s Conrad was a regular fixture of Weeds‘ earlier seasons, and although he started appearing less once Nancy left Agrestic, he was still a memorable fixture of the show and an important part of Nancy’s journey. Malco’s talent allowed him to appear in quite a few other TV shows and films during and after Weeds‘ run.
While the show was on the air, Malco appeared in some memorable big screen comedies, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Blades of Glory, Baby Mama, and Think Like a Man. He was also a regular on the short-lived ABC superhero series No Ordinary Family and had a recurring role on the CBS procedural The Good Wife.
Once he permanently wrapped his run on the show, Malco continued to make appearances in theaters, starring in Last Vegas, Think Like a Man Too, The Duff, and Almost Christmas. He also made even more inroads on the small screen, guest starring on The Real Husbands of Hollywood and Key and Peele. He was also a regular on the Amazon Prime series Mad Dogs, which was canceled after one season.
More recently, he appeared in Patrick Stewart’s Starz sitcom Blunt Talk, which was canceled after two seasons, and signed on to the ABC drama pilot A Million Little Things. He also has a part in the Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart comedy Night School and is set to lead the comedy Prison Logic, which he wrote and directed.
Maulik Pancholy might not have had a huge part on Weeds, but he was memorable in his recurring guest role as Nancy’s protégé Sanjay. Pancholy appeared throughout the entirety of the show’s run, during which time he also booked guest appearances on The Comeback, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Web Therapy.
Pancholy also had a few more regular roles while he was appearing in Weeds, joining the cast of Whitney Cummings’ NBC sitcom Whitney, which was canceled after two seasons. He is probably best known, however, for his role as Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) put-upon assistant Jonathan on NBC’s 30 Rock, another recurring guest role that he held for the entirety of the show’s run.
Pancholy is also known for his voice work, including a long-time recurring role on Disney’s Phineas and Ferb and a starring role on Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig. (His Sanjay and Craig character, incidentally, has the same name as his Weeds character: Sanjay Patel.) Pancholy has also booked guest roles on The Good Wife, Friends From College, and Star Trek: Discovery.
Demián Bichir played Esteban Reyes, drug kingpin-turned-Nancy Botwin’s husband, throughout Weeds‘ fifth and sixth seasons. The actor earned his first ALMA Award nomination for his efforts, and he would later go on to earn two more for his appearances in the 2011 romantic drama A Better Life and the 2012 crime film Savages. A Better Life, Bichir’s first role after he finished up his run on Weeds, also earned the actor his first Oscar nomination, though he unfortunately lost out to Jean Dujardin for his performance in The Artist.
Bichir built off that Oscar nom and started a successful career on the big screen. In 2013, he starred opposite Sandra Bullock in the cop caper comedy The Heat, while later that year he appeared in the big screen action adventure Machete Kills. He also led the FX series The Bridge, alongside Diane Kruger. The series ran for two seasons before being canceled.
Bichir, though, bounced back quickly, landing a part in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight opposite another former Weeds star: Jennifer Jason Leigh. He also had a role in the 2017 sci-fi blockbuster Alien: Covenant, although his character met a pretty gruesome fate. Bichir is set to venture into horror over the next few years, with appearances in the Conjuring spin-off The Nun and the planned The Grudge reboot.
Guillermo Díaz brought the brick dance to Weeds when he joined the show as the drug dealer Guillermo in the third season. Although Guillermo was responsible for burning down Agrestic, he was still popular with the show’s fans, and Díaz wound up sharing in the show’s Screen Actors Guild ensemble award nomination in 2009.
Díaz didn’t take long to bounce back from the ending of Weeds. He quickly signed on to appear in the Shonda Rhimes political drama Scandal, which became a huge ratings performer and a critical hit when it debuted in 2012. Díaz’s role as the damaged former assassin Huck has earned him three Image Award nominations and an ALMA Award nomination. During his time on the long-running series, which wrapped up its run in 2018, he also made appearances in the sports comedy 2 nd Serve and the TV thriller The Dating Game Killer. He also made a guest starring appearance on HBO’s Girls.
Weeds earned many fans throughout its eight-season run, which followed Mary-Louise Parker's Nancy Botwin as she transformed from grieving widow to drug kingpin. Since the series' end, its cast has since moved on to other impressive (and often unexpected) roles.
‘Weeds’ cast: Where are they now?
Light it up! Back in the summer of 2005, the dark comedy “Weeds” premiered on Showtime to major acclaim. The series is about a suburban widow who launches a marijuana business so she can raise her two sons, and over the show’s eight seasons, she becomes increasingly entangled in illegal activity. “Weeds” became Showtime’s highest rated program, won two Emmy Awards and launched a lineup of hit half-hour dramedies for the network including “Nurse Jackie,” “United States of Tara” and “The Big C.” To celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary on Aug. 8, 2020, join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at what its stars are up to now…
Mary Louise-Parker led the cast as Nancy Botwin, a Southern California housewife who turns to dealing to support her two sons after her husband dies. Over the show’s 102 episodes, Nancy finds herself getting into more and more trouble to protect her family at any cost.
Mary-Louise Parker got her start on the TV soap “Ryan’s Hope” in the late 1980s before moving to New York City to work in theater. After a few minor roles, she made her Broadway debut in a 1990 production of “Prelude to a Kiss,” which earned her a Tony Award nomination. In 1989, Mary-Louise made her big-screen debut in the dramas “Signs of Life” and “Longtime Companion.” The South Carolina native garnered acclaim for her film work throughout the 1990s, including 1991’s “Grand Canyon” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” 1994’s “The Client” and “Bullets over Broadway,” 1995’s “Boys on the Side,” 1996’s “The Portrait of a Lady” and 1997’s “The Maker.” She then moved into doing indies and more theater, winning a Tony for her work in 2001’s “Proof.” Mary-Louise also started doing more TV, landing an Emmy-nominated recurring role on “The West Wing” and delivering an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance in the 2003 miniseries “Angels in America.” Shortly after, she landed the lead role on “Weeds,” which earned her three Emmy nominations and two more Golden Globes. Beyond “Weeds,” Mary-Louise took on more mainstream film roles in projects like “The Spiderwick Chronicles” in 2008, “Red” in 2010 and “R.I.P.D.” and “Red 2” in 2013. In 2015, she published the memoir “Dear Mr. You.” More recently, the actress was seen in the 2017 miniseries “When We Rise” as well as in a guest arc on the second season of Showtime’s “Billions.” She was set to star in a Broadway production of “How I Learned to Drive” in 2020, but that was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. She gave birth to a son in 2004 following the end of a long romance with actor Billy Crudup, and adopted a daughter from Ethiopia in 2007. She was also engaged to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan for a few months in 2008.
Justin Kirk played Nancy’s brother-in-law, Andy Botwin, a fun-loving, irresponsible slacker who helps Nancy with both her business and her sons after her husband dies. Andy has a longstanding love for Nancy that she never reciprocates.
Justin Kirk began as a theater actor, landing his first role in 1993’s “Spine.” He made his Broadway debut in the play “Any Given Day” that same year. Shortly after, he had a part in the 1995 production of “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and made his film debut in the big-screen adaptation of the project. Justin had guest roles on the TV series “New York News” and “The Pretender” before scoring his first lead role in the WB drama “Jack & Jill” in 1999. In 2003, the Oregon-born actor received raves for his Emmy-nominated work in HBO’s “Angels in America” miniseries. While starring on “Weeds” from 2005 to 2012, Justin also starred in a number of indies like 2006’s “Ask the Dust,” 2009’s “Against the Current” and 2010’s “See You in September.” After “Weeds,” he had a recurring role on “Modern Family” and starred in the short-lived comedy “Animal Practice” in 2012 and the first season of the drama “Tyrant” in 2014. Justin also continued doing theater, like 2011’s “Other Desert Cities” and 2014’s “The Invisible Hands.” He more recently starred on the short-lived FOX procedural “AFB” in 2017 and the Showtime comedy “Kidding,” which finished in 2020 after two seasons. He also popped up in the 2018 political satire “Vice” opposite Christian Bale. He currently has a recurring role on the HBO period drama “Perry Mason.”
Hunter Parrish starred as Silas Botwin, Nancy’s eldest son. The teen is impulsive and naive, often taking the pain of losing his father out on his family. Later in the show, Silas follows in his mother’s footsteps by becoming a dealer, grower and dispensary operator.
Hunter Parrish made his screen debut on a 2003 episode of the TV drama “The Guardian” and followed it with his film debut in the 2004 teen comedy “Sleepover.” While filming “Weeds,” the Virginia native also starred in the big screen hits “RV” in 2006, “Freedom Writers” in 2007 and “17 Again” and “It’s Complicated” in 2009. In 2008, Hunter made his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning hit “Spring Awakening,” taking over the lead role from Jonathan Groff. He also starred in the Broadway revival of “Godspell” from 2011 to 2012. Since “Weeds,” Hunter has had a string of recurring TV roles on shows like “The Good Wife,” “The Following” and “Quantico.” He also had a lead role on the short-lived Amazon show “Good Girls Revolt,” a part in the Oscar-winning drama “Still Alice” opposite Julianne Moore and will next star on the Ryan Murphy-produced Netflix series “Ratched” later in 2020. In 2012, Hunter released an EP. He married actress Kathryn Wahl in 2015.
Rounding out the Botwin family is Alexander Gould as Shane, Nancy’s youngest son. Highly intelligent but socially awkward, Shane faces lasting psychological effects from his dad’s passing, leading him to eventually kill to protect his mother. Shane goes on to become an NYPD officer.
Alexander Gould’s acting career began when he was just a toddler and saw him guest starring on TV shows like “Freaks and Geeks,” “7th Heaven,” “Ally McBeal,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Even Stevens.” At 7, the Los Angeles-born actor landed the lead voice role as the titular missing clownfish in the Pixar smash “Finding Nemo” in 2003. While doing eight seasons of “Weeds,” he also lent his voice to films like “Curious George” and “Bambi 2,” guested on TV hits like “Criminal Minds,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Supernatural” and starred in the children’s film “How to Eat Fried Worms.” After “Weeds,” Alexander stepped away from acting to attend college, graduating from Brandeis University in 2017 with a dual major in philosophy and politics. His most recent work was a cameo in the 2016 sequel “Finding Dory.” He married Lieba Hall in 2018.
Kevin Nealon played Doug Wilson, city councilman in Nancy’s quiet suburb community who helps get her business off the ground before losing his job. The drifter then becomes an extended part of the Botwin clan, assisting with their company while falling head first into various other failed business ventures.
Before landing “Weeds,” Kevin Nealon was a veteran comedian who got his start doing improv and stand-up around Los Angeles in the late 1970s. He made his TV debut in 1984 on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and eventually became a regular on both that and “Late Night with David Letterman.” The St. Louis native joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1986 where he remained a cast member for a then-record nine seasons until 1995. Kevin scored his first major film role in the 1991 comedy “All I Want for Christmas” and followed it with hits like 1996’s “Happy Gilmore,” 1998’s “The Wedding Singer,” 2000’s “Little Nicky,” 2003’s “Daddy Day Care,” 2008’s “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” 2009’s “Aliens in the Attic” and 2011’s “Just Go with It.” He also had recurring roles on the sitcoms “Still Standing” from 2003 to 2006 and “‘Til Death” in 2010. After “Weeds,” Kevin had parts in films like “Blended” in 2014, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” in 2016 and “Father of the Year” in 2018. He was also a supporting player on all four seasons of the Matt LeBlanc sitcom “Man with a Plan” from 2016 to 2020. In 2020, he lent his voice to the animated shows “Family Guy” and “Mike Tyson Mysteries.” Outside of acting, Kevin published a book in 2008 titled “Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?” and hosts the YouTube series “Hiking with Kevin.” He was married to model and stuntwoman Linda Dupree from 1989 to 2002 and wed actress Susan Yeagley in 2005. The pair have one son.
Elizabeth Perkins starred on the first five seasons of “Weeds” as Nancy’s neighbor and frenemy Celia Hodes. Manipulative and self-obsessed, Celia annoys almost everyone in her presence while also dealing with breast cancer, divorce, the DEA, rehab and being held for ransom in Mexico.
Elizabeth Perkins made her film debut in 1986’s “About Last Night…” before landing a breakthrough role opposite Tom Hanks in 1988’s “Big.” The New York City-born actress received critical acclaim for her work in the 1990 drama “Avalon” and 1991’s “The Doctor.” Elizabeth followed these with big-screen hits like “The Flintstones” and “Miracle on 34th Street” in 1994, “28 Days” in 2000, “Cats & Dogs” in 2001, “Finding Nemo” in 2003 and “The Ring Two” and “Must Love Dogs” in 2005. She had a lead role on the short-lived sitcom “Battery Park” in 2000 before getting her next major TV role in “Weeds,” which earned her three Emmy nominations. Elizabeth left “Weeds” after the fifth season to pursue other television projects including 2013’s “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)” and guest parts on “How to Get Away with Murder,” “This Is Us” and “GLOW.” More recently, the star appeared in 2018’s “Sharp Objects” miniseries, the 2019 FOX comedy “The Moodys” and the 2020 Apple+ drama “Truth Be Told.” She was married to actor Terry Kinney from 1984 to 1988 and wed cinematographer Julio Macat in 2000. She has one daughter from a previous relationship.
Romany Malco played Conrad Shepard on the first three seasons of “Weeds.” Conrad is Nancy’s initial supplier who eventually partners with her to sell his own strain. He left the show when the Botwins moved out of their burning suburb but returned for the final season to join Nancy in her new growing and selling venture.
Romany Malco started as a musician, working as a member of the rap group College Boyz after completing high school. They released albums in 1992 and and 1994 before calling it quits. Romany then went on to pursue acting, making his debut on a 1998 episode of “Touched by an Angel” before appearing in the 1999 horror film “Urban Menace” starring Snoop Dogg. He then earned a lead role on the UPN sci-fi series “Level 9” and a part in the Jackie Chan action flick “The Tuxedo” in 2002. Romany got his major break in the summer of 2005 with the premiere of “Weeds” as well as a large role in the hit “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Since then, the New York City native has worked steadily with films like 2007’s “Blades of Glory,” 2008’s “Baby Mama,” 2010’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” 2012’s “Think Like a Man” and 2014’s “Think Like a Man Too,” 2015’s “The DUFF,” 2016’s “Almost Christmas” and 2018’s “Night School.” He also starred on the ABC dramedy “No Ordinary Family” in 2010 and the Amazon thriller “Mad Dogs” in 2016. Romany, currently stars on the hit drama series “A Million Little Things” and in 2019 led the Netflix holiday film “Holiday Rush.” He was married to former ice skater Taryn Dakha from 2008 to 2016.
Andy Milder starred as Dean Hodes, Cecilia’s husband — and eventual ex-husband. Dean is also Nancy’s lawyer and Doug’s BFF who, over the series’ run, begins to make a full-time career out of being a “pot attorney.”
Andy Milder was a longtime character actor before taking on “Weeds,” having appeared in films like 1991’s “For The Boys,” 1994’s “I Love Trouble,” 1995’s “Apollo 13,” 1998’s “Armageddon” and 2005’s “Rumor Has It.” He also guested on a long list of television shows, making his screen debut on “Empty Nest” in 1991. He went on to appear on hits like “Married… with Children,” “The Wonder Years,” “Murphy Brown,” “NYPD Blue,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Yes, Dear,” “House,” “CSI: NY,” “Medium” and “Six Feet Under.” Andy also had a multi-episode arc on “The West Wing.” Outside of “Weeds,” Andy was busy with parts in “Transformers” in 2007, “Frost/Nixon” and “Seven Pounds” in 2008 and “The Artist” in 2011. The Nebraska-born actor has also stayed booked on TV with parts on “Private Practice,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Middle,” “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Austin & Ally” and “Rosewood.” He was more recently seen on the web series “Chicken Girls” in 2018. Andy is married to doctor Betty Lee.
Tonye Patano played Heylia James on the show’s first three seasons and returned for the seventh season. Heylia is Conrad’s aunt and Nancy’s supplier and has a no-nonsense approach to dealing. She’s wary of Nancy and how she operates her business and despite working with her is quick to lay down the law when necessary.
Tonye Patano had a list of small roles to her name before scoring her best known part on “Weeds.” She made her debut in 1984’s “The Jesse Owen Story” and went on to appear in 1994’s “Fresh,” 1999’s “The Hurricane” and 2004’s “Imaginary Heroes.” Tonye appeared on nine episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and had guest parts on shows like “New York Undercover,” “Sex and the City,” “Hope & Faith,” “Monk” and “Third Watch.” She was also in the original cast of the Broadway play “45 Seconds from Broadway” in 2001. Since starring on “Weeds,” Tonye has enjoyed roles on shows such as “One Life to Live,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Americans,” “The Blacklist” and “Younger.” More recently, she was seen on “Madam Secretary” in 2019.
Allie Grant rounded out the main cast of “Weeds” as Isabelle Hodes on the show’s first five seasons. Isabelle is Celia and Dean’s daughter who drives her mother nuts with her refusal to lose weight and her open homosexuality. Isabelle befriends Shane and the two bond over their unusual mothers.
Allie Grant had only appeared on one episode of “That’s So Raven” before landing “Weeds.” While making the hit comedy, she also had parts on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and “Private Practice.” The Mississippi-born actress also had minor roles in the films “Fanboys” in 2009 and “The Runaways” in 2010. In 2011, Allie joined the hit comedy “Suburgatory,” remaining part of the main cast until the show ended in 2014. She appeared in the 2012 film “Struck by Lightning” as well as on TV shows “Red Band Society,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Goldbergs.” Allie was more recently seen on the Hulu comedy “All Night” in 2018 and an episode of the ABC series “Schooled” in 2019.
Find out what the stars of 'Weeds' are up to 15 years after the award-winning comedy premiered on Showtime.