The One '90s Actress No Millennial Properly Appreciated
The '90s were a glorious time as far as I'm concerned. So many classic movies came out in that decade, starring plenty of iconic actresses. People like Alicia Silverstone, Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, and Winona Ryder had incredible roles in '90s movies, and have continued to stay in the public eye ever since. But what about the unsung heroes of the '90s? The actors and actresses who did stellar work in everyone's fave teen movies like Can't Hardly Wait, and She's All That? Despite starring in several unforgettable films in the decade, you'll definitely recognize this person, even if you can't put a name to the face. The one '90s actress millennials failed to appreciate is Clea DuVall, and I'm here to right that grievous wrong.
DuVall continues to have a busy and varied career, recently booking roles on Veep, Better Call Saul, and New Girl, and having played striking roles on shows like American Horror Story and Carnivàle. But, back in the '90s, DuVall was in a run of films which have since become veritable classics. She's acted opposite Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted, and starred in horror film The Faculty with Josh Hartnett and Elijah Wood, among others. Not to mention that back in the '90s, DuVall had enviable style, and a nonchalant air, which made us all fall in love with her work. Or at least I did.
One of the actor's first roles was on ER in 1997. Acting opposite George Clooney is an amazing way to kick-start your career, right?
In the episode "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, DuVall played a girl who started to disappear because she felt so ignored by the people around her.
Her style in classic '90s horror movie The Faculty was to die for.
And 1998's Can't Hardly Wait had such an impossibly great cast, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Seth Green, Sean Patrick Thomas, and, you guessed it, Clea DuVall. So why wasn't her name thrown around as consistently during the decade as Sarah Michelle Gellar's or Angelina Jolie's or Melissa Joan Hart's or Larisa Oleynik's? It's a phenomenon that I just can't understand, you guys, especially considering how talented she was back then and how talented she still is now.
Duvall has had some awesome post-'90s roles, but she definitely deserves more praise for the stellar work she did in everyone's favorite decade.
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