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'Glee' cast: Then and now

By Henry Hanks, CNN

Updated 3:30 PM ET, Tue December 29, 2015
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Lea Michele's Rachel was been one of the mainstays of "Glee" throughout its six-season history. The Fox series came to a close on March 20. Fox
Michele soon appeared on Fox's "Scream Queens." Click through for other "Glee" cast members, past and present. Fox
Kurt (Chris Colfer) became more and more the focus of "Glee's" storylines as the show went on. Fox
Colfer is set to portray Noel Coward in a biopic about the playwright. Fox
Jane Lynch stole just about every scene as Coach Sue Sylvester. Fox
Since then, Lynch has hosted NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" and had a role in "Wreck-It Ralph." Fox
Mercedes (Amber Riley) often competed with Rachel for position in the glee club. Fox
Riley has since won "Dancing With the Stars." Fox
Dot Marie Jones, center, portrayed the kindly Coach Bieste. Fox
In the final season, Coach Bieste underwent a sex change. Fox
Broadway star Idina Menzel portrayed Rachel's mother. Fox
Menzel is now best known for voicing Elsa in the blockbuster hit "Frozen." Fox
Matthew Morrison was always the glee club's biggest supporter, Will Schuester. Fox
Morrison has since put out several albums. Fox
Kristin Chenoweth guest starred several times as an old troublemaking friend of Schuester's. Fox
Chenoweth has since starred on the short-lived ABC series "GCB" and had a role in "Rio 2." Fox
The geeky Jacob (Josh Sussman) was the vlogging gossip columnist of McKinley High. Fox
Jacob has popped up on "Glee" for years, and Sussman has acted on other series like "Fish Hooks" and "Warren the Ape." Fox
Kevin McHale brought a lot of heart to the wheelchair-bound Artie. Fox
McHale is rumored to star in the 2016 film "They Might Be Kennedys." Fox
Jenna Ushkowitz's Tina was with the glee club from the start. Fox
Ushkowitz has produced a documentary called "Twinsters." Fox
Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Puck (Mark Salling) had a baby in the first season of the show. Fox
The pair floated in and out of the show in later seasons. Fox
Chord Overstreet joined the show a bit later in the run but was a fan favorite as Sam. Fox
Overstreet is in the upcoming movie "Fourth Man Out." Fox
Melissa Benoist's voice rivaled Lea Michele's when she came onto the scene as Marley. Fox
Benoist scored the role of Supergirl in the hit CBS series. Warner Bros. Entertainment
Mike O'Malley was terrific in the role of Kurt's understanding but tough father. Michael Yarish/FOX
Already a star from his time on "Yes Dear," O'Malley was on the short-lived sitcom "Welcome to the Family." Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Then-unknown Darren Criss quickly became a fan favorite as Kurt's love interest Blaine. Joe Viles/FOX
Criss has since appeared on Broadway in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Michael Yarish/FOX
Becca Tobin portrayed mean girl Kitty later in the show's run. Mathieu Young/FOX
Tobin has appeared on shows like "Drop Dead Diva" and "Mystery Girls." Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Family Equality Council
Naya Rivera, left, and Heather Morris, right, portrayed lesbian couple Santana and Brittany. Carin Baer/FOX
Last season, Brittany and Santana got engaged. Morris appeared in 2015's "Most Likely to Die." Tyler Golden/FOX
Rivera has appeared on "Devious Maids." Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Grant Gustin played the glee club's biggest rival as leader of the Warblers. Beth Dubber/FOX
Gustin stars in the CW's hit series "The Flash." The CW
Sue always had her loyal sidekick, Becky (Lauren Potter). Michael Yarish/FOX
Potter has since been in the short film "Guest Room." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly
Harry Shum Jr. could always bust a move as Mike. Miranda Penn Turin/FOX
Shum will appear in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend." Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Family Equality Council
Jayma Mays' Emma captured Mr. Schue's heart. Michael Yarish/FOX
Mays has worked steadily on the series "The League," "The Millers" and "Getting On." Valerie Macon/Getty Images
Iqbal Theba was McKinley High's put-upon principal. Carin Baer/FOX
Theba has since been in the series "The Brink." Valerie Macon/Getty Images
Jessalyn Gilsig was Will's unstable ex, Terri. Miranda Penn Turin/FOX
Gilsig has co-starred on the History Channel series "Vikings." Angela Weiss/Getty Images for History
Ashley Fink was quite the scene-stealer as Lauren. Adam Rose/FOX
Fink has been on the shows "Anger Management" and "Austin & Ally." Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF
Jonathan Groff portrayed bad boy Jesse. Patrick Ecclesine/FOX
Groff was since in "Frozen" and HBO's "Looking." Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Blake Jenner, right, won "The Glee Project" and had quite a run on the show as Ryder. Jordin Althaus/FOX
Jenner met Benoist on the set, and the two got married in 2015. He has several movies on the way. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
The cross-dressing Unique was played by "The Glee Project's" Alex Newell. Adam Rose/FOX
Newell is in the upcoming short film "SuperNovas." Adam Rose/FOX
One of the biggest stars on the show, Cory Monteith (Finn), died in 2013. Michael Yarish/FOX
"Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy, center, has become a hot property in Hollywood. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Murphy's most successful show since "Glee" is "American Horror Story." Frazer Harrison/Getty Images