‘Parent Trap’ Campers: Where Are They Now?


    Let’s get together, yeah, yeah, yeah! It’s been more than two decades since fans were reintroduced to The Parent Trap with the 1998 remake of the 1961 original.

    The reboot, starring Lindsay Lohan as 11-year-old twins Annie James and Hallie Parker, gained its own dedicated fanbase after its release and the story still resonates with many.

    Whether fans first viewed the movie in theaters during the late ‘90s or fell in love with the separated-at-birth story decades later, The Parent Trap has cemented itself as a childhood classic.

    While some viewers enjoy the love story between the twins’ parents, Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson), others watch the childhood flick for the high jinks and sabotage used on Nick’s fiancée Meredith Blake (Elaine Hendrix).

    But for many fans, the nostalgia begins and ends with all the fun that took place at Camp Walden. The location is responsible for introducing the girls and forming their bond as sisters. Plus, it had all of the ideal summertime activities, including swimming, archery and Oreos dipped in peanut butter.

    Annie, who was raised in London with her designer mother, excelled at fencing and handshakes. Hallie, who was raised by her winery-owning father in Napa, California, was a ringer at card games and mastermind when it comes to pranks.

    While at camp, Annie and Hallie — who were named after director Nancy Meyers‘ daughters —  create their own super teams made up of one to two BFFs each. Outside of staying in the Isolation Cabin, the girls experiences at the sleepaway camp were enriched by their fellow campers, many of whom helped them wreak havoc one each other.

    Kat Graham’s Jackie and Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s Lindsay had Annie’s back when she somehow put her rival Hallie’s bed on the roof of her cabin. When the Navajo bunk was boobytrapped, Hallie had Courtney Wood’s Nicole a.k.a. Tie-Dye Girl by her side.

    Scroll down to see what Camp Walden’s most memorable campers have been up to for the past two decades — and where the leaders of the camp ended up.

    Lindsay Lohan

    Lohan’s career took off after she played the dual role of Annie and Hallie. She became a Disney star with Get a Clue and Freaky Friday before starring in Mean Girls, Just My Luck and Georgia Rule. The “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)” singer’s personal struggles overshadowed her success from 2007 to 2012, when she appeared in court numerous times amid her substance abuse issues. She later revived her career with a recurring role on Sick Note and the release of new music. The former child star then landed her own reality series, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, and was a judge on The Masked Singer Australia. Romance-wise, Lohan ended her long engagement to Egor Tarabasov in 2016.

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    Kat Graham

    Graham’s role as Jackie, one of Annie’s camp besties, was her first acting gig. She has since appeared in All Eyes on Me, The Knight Before Christmas, Fashionably Yours and Cut Throat City. Her biggest TV role to date was playing witch Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries before voicing April O’Neil on Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Switzerland-born star has also released two solo albums. Us Weekly confirmed in December 2014 that Graham split from fiancé Cottrell Guidry after a two-year engagement.

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    Hallie Meyers-Shyer

    Meyers’ daughter, Meyers-Shyer, played Annie’s cabin mate Lindsay, who had shaving cream put on her hair while she was sleeping. The Los Angeles native then appeared in What Women Want and The Affair of the Necklace. She has since followed in her mom’s footsteps with 2017’s Home Again, which she both wrote and directed. Her mom served as the producer in the Reese Witherspoon-helmed film. In August 2018, Meyers-Shyer got engaged to her longtime love, Ophir Tanz.

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    Courtney Woods

    Woods’ role as “Tie-Dye Girl” Nicole, who magically pulled Hallie’s yellow duffle out of the pile at camp, is her only acting credit. The New York native is now married to Jeremy Gilberto and is the mother of three girls. Woods is also the founder of Rose & Marigold Photography in Kansas City, Missouri.

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    Michael Lohan Jr.

    Lohan’s brother Michael played “Lost Boy at Camp” in the 1998 film. His role mainly consisted of calling home after realizing he was accidentally sent to an all-girls camp. Michael has since appeared as himself on Living Lohan and an episode of Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, following a role in the short film Razors and Balloons. The New York native graduated from Ithaca College in 2010 and has been working in real estate investment for the Nassimi Group since 2016. Michael married his longtime love, Nina Ginsberg in 2017 after dating for 10 years.

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    Polly Holliday

    Holliday played Camp Walden’s owner Marva Kulp Sr., who famously asked both Annie and Hallie if they wanted strawberries in the mess hall but was shot down because they’re “deathly allergic.” She then had a recurring role on Home Improvement and appeared in Stick It and The Heartbreak Kid. The Alice alum’s final film role before retiring was 2010’s Fair Game. The actress was inducted into the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame in 2000 and is a two-time Golden Globe winner.

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    Maggie Wheeler

    The New York native portrayed Marva Kulp Jr., daughter of Marva Kulp Sr. and assistant at the summer camp. She appeared in The Parent Trap in between her recurring roles on both Friends as Janice and Everybody Loves Raymond as Linda Gruenfelder. She has since appeared on Californication, Archer and Shameless and voiced Trudy Pickering on The Addams Family. Wheeler is married to Daniel Borden Wheeler and is mother of two children.

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