It was 18 years since Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore starred in 50 First Dates. In the film, Drew plays Lucy Whitmore, a girl who sadly suffered short-term memory loss from a car accident. Henry (played by Adam) then finds a way to make her fall in love with him every single day since she can’t remember what happened the day before. They produce a romantic couple that refers to Gere and Roberts in Pretty Woman, Day and Hudson in Lover Come Back, Grant and Loren in Houseboat, and Tracy and Hepburn in Adam’s Rib.
This comedy was released to the audience on February 13, 2004. And the director Peter Segal successfully mixed comedy with romance which attracted the audience and held them to the end of the movie. Therefore, the film has never been out of fashion over the years. But the time has changed the movie’s cast. What does Henry Roth look like and what this “veteran” does for a living now? Let’s see the changes of the cast of “50 First Dates” after 20 years.
1. Drew Barrymore as Lucy Whitmore
After 50 First Dates, Drew went on to appear in several other films Fever Pitch, He’s Just Not That Into You, Going the Distance, and Blended, as well as the show Santa Clarita Diet. Drew doesn’t only refer to a comedian, she has also worked as a director, producer, and photographer. Moreover, she has more than 14M followers on her Instagram where she shares everyday situations.
2. Adam Sandler as Henry Roth
Adam Sandler is an iconic actor in this comedy. He has starred in numerous Hollywood movies in different roles and involved in all aspects of movie production. This experience helps him set up his own production company named Happy Madison in 1999.
He released a popular Netflix movie Murder Mystery and took an important role in Uncut Gems in 2019. Hubie Hallow has currently been the last movie and Sandler’s planning the next movie projects.
3. Lusia Strus as Alexa
The character of Alexa has been a point of controversy over the years. Alexa was often the target of “cruel” jokes about her gender. However, it’s also the most recognized role of her career. Recently, she has worked on the popular series The Blacklist and New Amsterdam.
4. Amy Hill as Sue
Amy’s role in Sue in 50 First Dates is one of her recognized works. Otherwise, she played Jerry Stiller on Seinfeld and Margaret Cho’s grandma on All-American Girl. She has taken a 35-year-plus career in film and television. Recently, Hill played Mama P in the show Just Add Magic and some popular series like Mom and Magnum P.I.
5. Rob Schneider as Ula
In the movie, 50 First Dates, Rob Schneider plays a character named Ula. His role in this film is to portray a local weed-smoking Hawaiian. Certainly, it is not worth watching for the character of Ula. He currently worked in Hubie Halloween where he was a protagonist.
6. Maya Rudolph as Stacy
Maya Khabira Rudolph is an American actress, comedian, and singer. In 2000, she became a cast member on Saturday Night Live, then played supporting roles in films such as 50 First Dates (2004). Rudolph starred as Ava Alexander in the NBC sitcom Up All Night (2011–2012). She also voiced various characters in the Netflix animated sitcom Big Mouth (2017–present), which won her Primetime Emmy Awards in 2020 and 2021.
7. Pomaika’i Brown as Nick
Pomai Brown was born in Honolulu. He began his musical career playing the ukulele with Ka Hale Hula O Keko’olani at the age of 12. His first acting role in 50 First Dates (Nick, the chef) was created by comedian Adam Sandler and Director Peter Segal. Pomai and his wife Toni, have currently managed their own production company, Hollywood Brown Entertainment.
8. Sean Astin as Douglas ’Doug’ Whitmore
Sean took on one of his most important roles in The Lord of The Rings trilogy. He first played a role that is abused by his mother in Please Don’t hit me, Mom in 1981.
He is also a director, producer, writer, and runner. Sean wants to be a long-distance marathon runner and is interested in mental health awareness and civic engagement.
9. Blake Clark as Marlin Whitmore
Blake Clark is common in cooperating with another comedian Adam Sandler, such as Hubie Halloween. He has mainly taken roles in comedy and voice artists like Toy Story 3 and 4. He has also taken part in over 50 movies and so many TV shows over the past 20 years.
10. Allen Covert as “Ten-Second” Tom
Allen Covert is known as a screenwriter and producer. He starred in the comedy Grandma’s Boy which was his first and only starring role. Allen is also a close friend of Adam Sandler in real life. They went to college together and never stayed apart. Currently, Allen appeared in Hubie Halloween and has also been actively working behind the scenes at the Adam Sandler-owned Happy Madison Company.
11. Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Keats
Dan Aykroyd has taken on different genres of drama and comedy. He’s also known as a film writer, comedian, and singer. Aykroyd participated in the recording of “We Are the World” in 1985, as a member of the chorus. He also wrote the liner notes for fellow Ottawa-born blues musician JW-Jones’s album Bluelisted in 2008. Dan has recently worked in Ghostbusters as a film writer.