Alicia Silverstone was already well-known for having appeared in the thriller The Crush, which earned her an MTV award, and alongside Liv Tyler in the Aerosmith music videos for the songs "Cryin'," "Crazy," and "Amazing." Clueless became her most iconic role, and her portrayal of Cher Horowitz was lauded as being a perfect depiction of privileged, plucky California teen culture.
Because of the success of Clueless, and Silverstone's star-making performance, the actress signed a deal with Columbia-TriStar, received funding for her own production company, and won another MTV Movie award.
Silverstone went on to star in Batman and Robin, Blast From the Past, and Love's Labour's Lost. She also starred on the television show Miss Match, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She continues to act and has become an outspoken animal rights and environmental activist.
Stacey Dash is best known for her portrayal of Dionne. She reprised her role in the television spin-off, and has appeared in a number of television shows and films since. Dash is active in politics, and while she initially supported Barack Obama's campaign for president, she has since switched party affiliations and become a prominent conservative pundit, co-hosting a show on Fox News.
Tai Frasier was Brittany Murphy's breakout role, and established her as a true 90s star. Skilled in both comedy and drama, Murphy went on to have starring roles in films such as Girl, Interrupted, Drop Dead Gorgeous, 8 Mile, Riding in Cars with Boys, Uptown Girls, Sin City, and voicing a character in the animated film Happy Feet. She also worked on Broadway in a production of A View from the Bridge, and was noted for being an accomplished singer and dancer. She died tragically in 2009 of pneumonia, and her death was likely connected to drug use as well.
Rudd's performance as Josh is one of his earlier roles, and he has since gone on to become a prominent comedic star. He started out as an actor in the television drama Sisters, before appearing in Clueless, which was his breakout role. He went on to act in films such as Romeo + Juliet, The Object of My Affection, and The Cider House Rules, and Wet Hot American Summer. After working on several television shows, Rudd became a frequent collaborator of Judd Apatow, appearing in the films Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Walk Hard, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This is 40, and I Love You Man. He has also appeared in several plays.
While he gives a memorable performance in Clueless, Faison is perhaps best known for his role as Chris Turk in the television show Scrubs. He has also appeared in many films, including Remember the Titans, Josie and the Pussycats, Uptown Girls, and Next Day Air.
Donovan is best known for her role as Amber in Clueless, and in its TV spin-off. She also appeared in A Night at the Roxbury, Beverly Hills 90210, and the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Breckin Meyer made his start playing the lovable stoner, Travis, before going on to act in a number of comedies throughout the late 90s and early 2000s, such as The Craft, Road Trip, Rat Race, and Josie and the Pussycats.
Jeremy Sisto has had a long career in film, television, and onstage. Sisto screen tested for the role of Jack in Titanic, but lost out to Leonardo DiCaprio. He then acted in the acclaimed television series, Six Feet Under and the film Thirteen. Onstage, he acted in the play Festen on Broadway. In 2008, he became a regular on Law & Order.
Hedaya is an acclaimed character actor, known for his work in Wise Guys, Blood Simple, Benny and Joon, Dick, To Die For, The First Wives Club, Marvin's Room, Mulholland Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and in the classic TV show Cheers.
Justin Walker's depiction of Christian is one of his only film roles.
Clueless Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Clueless is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Clueless study guide contains a biography of director Amy Heckerling, quiz questions, major themes, character descriptions, and a full summary and analysis. The movie Clueless is an adaption of the book Emma by Jane Austen and provides a modern update on the social matchmaking of the lead character, Emma (Cher).
Clueless literature essays are academic essays about the movie Clueless provided for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling and adapted from Jane Austen's Emma.