"Mad Men" will go down in the pantheon of extraordinary television. With talent like Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery and more bringing the Madison Avenue ad agency world of the 1960s to life, the show was set up for success — and proved its worth time and time again until its final episode aired in 2015. In honor of the venerable show's series premiere 10 years ago on July 19, 2007, Wonderwall.com is cataloging where the main protagonists are today. Read on!
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Jon Hamm portrayed Don Draper, the irascible, charming womanizer and creative director of the fictional Manhattan ad agency Sterling Cooper.
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One of the traits of a great character is when an audience is unable to distinguish the actor from the role — and for Jon Hamm, that is a definite truth. Although he will always be Don Draper in the eyes of many, his acting chops and consummate good looks have yielded him a steady career post-"Mad Men." In 2015, he appeared on Netflix's comedy series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" and in 2016 lent his vocal talents to TV shows "TripTank" and "The Amazing Gayl Pile." Later in 2016, he headlined the comedy flop "Keeping Up With the Joneses" with Gal Gadot, and in June 2017, he made a splash in "Baby Driver." His next film, the sci-fi drama "Marjorie Prime," hits theaters in August. Meanwhile, Jon has also continued to pop up on the Emmy-nominated series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." 2015 was a major year for the actor, and not just because "Mad Men" wound down: He went to rehab, split from long-time love Jennifer Westfeldt after 18 years together, and finally won an Emmy for his performance as Don Draper.
January Jones played Don's spouse — glamorous, depressed, hard-to-love housewife Betty Draper. After divorcing Don, she marries politician Henry Francis though never finds real happiness.
January Jones has continued to grace the small screen since "Mad Men" ended and maintains an active (and humorous!) social media presence. In 2017, she appeared on "Animals" and "Return of the Mac." Presently, she portrays Melissa Chartres on FOX's "The Last Man on Earth." January, a single mom to son Xander, born in 2011, is ostensibly solo these days. She split from her "Last Man on Earth" co-star Will Forte in 2015.
Kiernan Shipka played Don and Betty's daughter, Sally Draper, a precocious yet gentle girl who transitions from childhood to adolescence during the series.
After playing Sally on "Mad Men," Kiernan Shipka acted in 2015's "The Blackcoat's Daughter" and in 2017 played Bette Davis' daughter B.D. Hyman on FX's "Feud: Bette and Joan." As for a Sally Draper spin-off series in the future, she told Vulture in March 2017 that she's game for it. "Thank you, I'm down," she said with a laugh. "I'm super-down." It's unclear if the teenager is dating anyone.
John Slattery portrayed wealthy, witty, entitled Roger Sterling, a founding partner at Sterling Cooper who inherited the business from his father. But his penchant for partying always leads him to self-destructive places.
Since his iconic role as Roger, John Slattery has acted on Netflix's 2015 series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," guest-starred on "Documentary Now!" and had a recurring guest spot on the 2016 season of "Veep." In 2017, he appeared in the drama "Churchill." He's been married to actress Talia Balsam since 1998 and they have one son.
The character of Joan Holloway was tailor-made for Christina Hendricks. The actress played the fierce, no-nonsense single-mom secretary and office manager who later becomes an exec at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
In 2015, Christina Hendricks portrayed Celine aka Chair in the TV period comedy series "Another Period." She also starred in 2016's film "Bad Santa 2" and "Fist Fight." Christina has been married to Geoffrey Arend since 2009 and has said they do not plan to have children.
Elisabeth Moss played Peggy Olson, arguably the most pivotal feminist character on the show. Peggy rises through the ranks, moving from Don Draper's secretary to copywriter — one of the first female creatives at the agency — before becoming a founding member of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Elisabeth Moss's star continues to shine post-"Mad Men." She took on another strong female character, Offred, in 2017's hit Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale." Her performance earned her a seventh Primetime Emmy nomination. She also acted in the 2017 film "Mad to be Normal." In 2015 and 2016, the Golden Globe winner appeared in the films "Truth," "High-Rise" and "Chuck." Elisabeth, a Scientologist, divorced comedian Fred Armisen in 2011.
Smarmy sales exec Pete Campbell was portrayed by Vincent Kartheiser. Pete is a headstrong and at times loathsome account executive at Sterling Cooper who briefly dates Peggy and later divorces his wife, Trudy, played by Alison Brie.
After his run as Pete Campbell, Vincent Kartheiser acted in the 2015 miniseries "Saints & Strangers" and in the 2016 film "A Kind of Murder." He proceeded to appear in "Casual," a Hulu TV series, playing Jordan Anderson. In 2017, he played Raymond Geist in the National Geographic series "Genius" and acted in the film "My Friend Dahmer." Vincent is married to "The Handmaid's Tale" actress Alexis Bledel — whom he fell for when she guest-starred on "Mad Men" in 2012. They married in 2014 and quietly welcomed a son in 2015.
Alison Brie portrayed Trudy Vogel, Pete Campbell's wealthy wife-turned-divorcee. Trudy and Pete have a volatile relationship that sees her acting more like his mother than his spouse.
Alison Brie's work on "Mad Men" lead to even more great roles, including her latest: She stars as actress-turned-wrestler Ruth on Netflix's critically praised 2017 series "GLOW." She also acted in 2017's "The Little Hours" and has voiced characters on "BoJack Horseman" since 2014. Additionally, the "Community" alum acted in 2016's "A Family Man, "Get a Job" and "Joshy." She married actor Dave Franco in early 2017.
Jessica Paré played Don Draper's second wife, free-spirited actress and former secretary Megan Calvet.
Canadian actress and singer Jessica Paré is still best known for her work on "Mad Men." Since the show wound down, she's appeared on the 2016 TV movie "The Interestings" and in the film "Lovesick." Jessica is married to musician John Kastner and they have one son.
Rich Sommer portrayed Harry Crane, the head of Sterling Cooper's television department. He's well-connected in Hollywood and often travels to California.
Since "Mad Men," Rich Sommer has had a fruitful acting career. Like many of his "Mad Men" co-stars, he appeared on 2015's Netflix comedy series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." He also guest-starred on "Masters of Sex" the same year. He plays characters on the successful Netflix shows "Love" and "GLOW." He acted in the 2017 film "A Crooked Somebody" and has lent his vocal talents to the animated series "Elena of Avalor." Rich has been married to Virginia Donohoe since 2005. They have two children.
Jay R. Ferguson played macho man-turned-sensitive soul Stan Rizzo, an art director at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Jay R. Ferguson has acted in "The Mindy Project," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "The Real O'Neals" since the end of "Mad Men." He is married to Lorena Ruiz and they have three children.
Bryan Batt portrayed closeted gay art director Salvatore Romano early in the series' run. Sal was fired from Sterling Cooper after brushing off a high-profile client's advances.
Bryan Batt has amassed many film and TV credits following his stint on "Mad Men," which came to an end in 2009. Though primarily a theater actor, Bryan has had notable roles on TV shows including "NCIS," "Scream: The TV Series" and "Ugly Betty." As for film, he appeared in 2013's "Twelve Years a Slave" and "Parkland" plus 2016's "Abattoir," "Mississippi Murder" and "A Boy Called Po." Bryan has been in a relationship with event planner Tom Cianfichi for more than 20 years. The couple own a home decor and furnishings store in New Orleans.
Aaron Staton portrayed Ken Cosgrove (seen on the right), an overly confident account executive at Sterling Cooper who moonlighted as a science fiction writer.
Following his days on "Mad Men," Aaron Staton has acted on "Ray Donovan," "My Mother and Other Strangers" and "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." He also had a role in the 2016 film "The List." He is married to actress Connie Fletcher and they have three sons.