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Posted at 1:05 PM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Our favorite 'Lost' stars: where are they a year later?

By Jen Chaney

The "Lost" line-up.(ABC)

We all know what today is. And no, I don't mean Groundhog Day.

On this date, one year ago, the final season of "Lost" began. Think back to Feb. 2, 2010 -- back then, you didn't think there would eventually be an uprising against Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, did you? You also totally didn't see Dogen coming either, I'll bet. (Hey, few of us did.)

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the "Lost" end, we decided to catch up with some -- though hardly all -- of the stars from our bewildering, maddening, beloved island adventure. Join us on this brief journey, which will not involve any plane crashes or references to golden bodies of water. We promise.

Matthew Fox: The actor formerly known as Jack Shepherd is, unlike his character, alive and well. He'll be starring this spring in Neil Labute's London production of "In a Forest, Dark and Deep." It's also worth noting that during the holidays, he did some volunteer work with Operation Smile and traveled to India. We point this out not only because it's admirable, but also because it provides the opportunity to see Fox in medical scrubs again.

Josh Holloway: Sawyer's shot at reprising the role of Jim Rockford appears to be off, but Holloway is plenty busy these days, shooting "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" with Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner. The J.J. Abrams-produced sequel hits theaters in December.

Jorge Garcia: In addition to continuing to blog, Mr. Hugo Reyes will make a guest appearance on Matthew Perry's new show, "Mr. Sunshine." And, more importantly, he's been tapped to star in what could be a "Lost" fan's best hope for a TV substitute: "Alcatraz." Executive produced by "Lost" alums Abrams, Bryan Burk and Elizabeth Sarnoff, it's reportedly about the mysteries (shocker) surrounding guards and inmates from the former San Francisco Bay prison who suddenly appear in the present day. Garcia will play a "hippy-geek" Alcatraz expert. As we speak, portions of the pilot are being shot in Vancouver. (Coincidentally, Holloway's "M:I 4" recently shot some scenes in Vancouver as well.)

Evangeline Lilly: Lilly has stayed largely under the radar since "Lost" ended. But you can see her in "Real Steel," the robot boxing flick that comes to theaters in October and stars Hugh Jackman, Anthony Mackie and fellow "Lost" alum Kevin Durand, otherwise known as Keamy.

Terry O'Quinn: The TV series he plans to do with Michael Emerson -- yet another J.J. Abrams production called "Odd Jobs" -- has been postponed. But you may have noticed John Locke just this week, if you happened to be watching the Taraji P. Henson Lifetime movie "Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story." Yup, he was in it -- and without a trace of MIB tendencies, too.

Michael Emerson: How much do we all miss Ben Linus? Well, we can get a little taste, perhaps, when Emerson guest stars next month on "Parenthood," as a birthday party entertainer with Asperger's Syndrome. Emerson -- he's always got to play someone complicated, doesn't he?

Jeremy Davies: The dearly departed Daniel Faraday has a prime role on season two of "Justified," which kicks off Feb. 9, as a member of a decidedly creepy family called the Bennetts. Playing his brother on the FX series? None other than Brad William Henke, who you'll remember from "Lost" as good 'ol Bram.

Naveen Andrews: Apparently he's reunited with his ex, Barbara Hershey of "Black Swan." Which means we could see him on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. But in terms of new film or TV work, Andrews seems to playing it cool.

Henry Ian Cusick: Same goes for Cusick, who did a two-episode stint last year on "Law and Order: SVU" but has laid low since then.

William Mapother: Mapother only played a minor, albeit memorable, role on "Lost," as the ultra-disturbing Ethan Rom. But at the moment, he may be the "Lost" alum who's got the most buzz behind him, thanks to his performance in "Another Earth," an indie that became one of the break-out favorites at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

By Jen Chaney  | February 2, 2011; 1:05 PM ET
Categories:  Lost, TV  
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Comments back to work

Posted by: deltaxi | February 2, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

They're all in Purgatory, serving indeterminate sentences for starring in a show with a plot line that meandered more than a centenarian driving to a restaurant in Sarasota to get in line for the early-bird special.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 2, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

The actor who played Jacob is on SyFy's version of "Being Human".

Posted by: UvaGooner | February 2, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

From EW's review of Mr. Sunshine:

"...guest star Garcia needs to be made a regular, with an actual character name, immediately. "

Jorge is coming back to TV - yay yay jumpyclaps!!!

Posted by: duhneese | February 2, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Yep, Jacob is on "Being Human."

In fact when I was flipping channels & came across that show that's exactly what I yelled, "JACOB!!"

Posted by: wadejg | February 3, 2011 7:51 AM | Report abuse

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