Mrs. Doubtfire Kids: Where Are They Now?

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Can you believe it has been 30 years since the release of Mrs. Doubtfire? Neither can we!

The renowned comedy – which starred beloved actor Robin Williams – was released in 1993 and became a box-office sensation.

If you need a bit of a reminder, the plot focuses on Daniel Hillard, a man who disguises himself as a Scottish housekeeper to stay close to his kids after divorcing his wife (Sally Field).

The three children in the movie have been a part of our lives for over three decades – and were played by the actors Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, and Mara Wilson – but whatever happened to them after Mrs Doubtfire?

Lisa Jakub

Lisa Jakub played the eldest child in the movie – Lydia Hillard.

At the time of filming, she was 15 years old and was reportedly expelled from school for her poor attendance because of a hectic shooting schedule.

She Told Today: “I was upset, and Robin asked me about it. The next day he showed up at my trailer with a letter to the principal asking him to reconsider and let me come back to high school.”

She added: “The school framed the letter, hung it in the main office, and did not ask me to come back.”

Lisa continued acting up until the age of 22, appearing in films such as Independence Day and the TV series Jack & Jill.

In 2018, she released a tweet, informing her followers what she had been up to: “Acted for 8 more years, retired from acting, moved across the country, worked for non-profits, married my best friend, went to college, wrote and published two books, became a yoga teacher and public speaker, raised four amazing dogs, and now I’m about to make a burrito.”

She has even released an autobiography called You Look Like That Girl.

Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence was 13 years old when he played the cheeky middle child – Chris Hillard.

After Mrs. Doubtfire, Lawrence and his real-life brothers starred in the TV series Brotherly Love between 1995 and 1997.

Lawrence is still acting to this day and most recently appeared in his brother’s sitcom, Melissa and Joey, from 2011 to 2014.

In 2017, Lawrence started a band named Still Three and separated from his professional dancer wife, Cheryl Burke, in January this year.

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson played the youngest Hillard child, Natalie. It was Wilson’s first film at the age of just six years old.

However, after Mrs. Doubtfire, she gained fame in the much-loved movies Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street.

Wilson stepped out of the limelight in 2000 and became an author.

In 2015, she opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression.

A year later, she discussed her Hollywood upbringing and the fact that she never intended to become a child actress: “I never meant to become famous. I grew up in Los Angeles, and as a child was acting, it was almost like a hobby.”

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