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10 Years of Pushing Daisies: Where are they now?


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It’s been 10 years since Pushing Daisies graced our screens with its surreal world full of piemakers who can raise the dead, crime-noir detectives who live above Chinese takeaway shops and the other curious characters that flitted in and out of their lives.

But what have the actors behind the show been up to since its end?

Lee Pace

Ned, glorious Ned. Our beloved piemaker has been quite productive since the show’s demise, starring as the formidable Thranduil in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, as well as Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy and a generous sprinkling of other roles throughout the years. It seems that the powers behind Hollywood’s biggest franchises have been paying attention, and he’s been anything but typecast by his starring role in Pushing Daises.

Anna Friel

Since playing ‘the girl named Chuck’, Anna Friel has been kept busy with acting work, starring in films like The Look of Love (alongside Steve Coogan) and Limitless (with Bradley Cooper), but also as the leading roles in a few TV shows, including Neverland (the SyFy miniseries), American Odyssey and as the title role in Marcella - a British crime show written and directed by Hans Rosenfeldt, Swedish creator of The Bridge.

Kristin Chenoweth

This actress feels like she needs no introduction, being as prolific as she is in the musical theatre world. As you would expect, since Pushing Daisies, Chenoweth has been in almost everything, from Glee (as April Rhodes) to Disney’s Descendants (as Maleficent), in addition to voice work as Rosetta in the Tinkerbell franchise and guest roles in too many shows to count.

Chi McBride

As with most actors in Hollywood, McBride has had guest roles on procedural shows like Suits and Psych, but is also the voice of Nick Fury in a few of Marvel’s animated properties (including the show Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble). He also stars in a recurring role on CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 revival, being added to the show’s main character roster from its fifth season.

Ellen Greene

Though best known for her highly specialised roles in Pushing Daisies and Little Shop of Horrors, Greene has been involved in many theatrical productions over the years. She played Miss Adelaide in a concert version of Guys and Dolls in 2009, starring alongside Scott Bakula, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jessica Biel. She also appeared in ABC’s Bunheads (with Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop) and played the role of Doctor Gale Macones in 2 webisodes of The Walking Dead: The Oath.

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