That '70s Show

Here’s Where Donna From That 70s Show and the Rest of the Cast Are Today

The hilarious and adored period sitcom That '70s Show introduced audiences everywhere to the lovable stoner misfits of Point Place, Wisconsin.

The hilarious and adored period sitcom That ’70s Show introduced audiences everywhere to the lovable stoner misfits of Point Place, Wisconsin. The series follows a group of six teenagers living in the grooviest decade of all as they deal with adolescence, romance, and overbearing parents while navigating life’s ups and downs. The sitcom was notorious for its depiction of “the circle,” a recurring scene which illustrated the gang’s use of marijuana in Eric Forman’s basement without actually ever showing cannabis paraphernalia. That ’70s Show addressed many social issues of the time period, such as generational conflict, sexual attitudes, and both fashion and entertainment trends. The program helped launch the careers of many of its talented leads, as the cast members went on to star in an array of hit television shows and films.

Over the course of its run, That ’70s Show delivered steady ratings for Fox and became one of their flagship sitcoms. It inspired two failed remakes and adaptations, the U.K. ‘s almost verbatim version Days Like These and the short-lived That ’80s Show. Netflix greenlit the spin-off series That ’90s Showwhich will revolve around the daughter of Eric and Donna Forman as she spends the summer of 1995 with her grandparents Red and Kitty. Both Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith are set to reprise their hilarious roles, though it’s difficult to know for sure whether Laura Prepon who played Donna in That 70s Show, or Topher Grace who played Eric, will appear in That 90s Show, though they’re in negotiations. Here’s where Donna from That ’70s Show and the rest of the cast are today.

Topher Grace (Eric Forman)

Topher Grace hilariously stars as the Star Wars movies-obsessed, geeky wisecracker Eric Forman, whose friends hang out in his basement and try to avoid the watchful eye of the no-nonsense Red. The character is written out at the end of the seventh season, with Eric deciding he wants to become a teacher and travel to Africa; he reappears for the show’s series finale. Topher Grace wanted to leave That ’70s Show to further explore his career, and did so to portray Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3. He went on to appear in popular films like Valentine’s Day, the retro comedy Take Me Home Tonight, and American Ultra. Grace co-starred in the Oscar-winning Spike Lee biographical drama BlacKkKlansman and most recently in Jon Stewart’s 2020 political comedy Irresistible. The funnyman returned to his sitcom roots and currently stars in the ABC comedy Home Economics, playing a struggling middle-class writer.

Laura Prepon (Donna Pinciotti)

Point Place’s resident redhead and favorite “girl next door,” Donna Pinciotti, was Eric Forman’s longtime girlfriend, and was portrayed by the lovely Laura Prepon. The character was known for being a head-strong and intelligent feminist tomboy with big dreams and aspirations, becoming “Hot Donna” at the town’s radio station and serving as a DJ. Prepon appeared throughout the show’s entire eight-season run and went on to find further success in the groundbreaking Netflix series Orange is the New Black, appearing as Alex Vause. The actress has also had notable roles in popular shows such as October Road, How I Met Your Mother, and Are You There, Chelsea? in which she played comedian Chelsea Handler, but still remains beloved as Donna from That 70s Show. Prepon is married to actor Ben Foster, and the pair have two children together.

Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso)

Michael Kelso is the dim-witted but lovable member of the group who for the first half of the series is in a relationship with the equally vapid Jackie. Kelso offers sidesplitting comedic relief through his dense-but-endearing antics and goes on to surprise his pals by becoming a police officer. Ashton Kutcher left the show prior to the eighth and final season, as his big screen acting career (and MTV show Punk’d) was truly taking off, and he was doing a slew of projects. The star appeared in the smash hit rom-coms What Happens in Vegas, Killers and No Strings Attached, and portrayed Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, in the 2013 biographical drama Jobs. He reunited with co-star and close friend Danny Masterson to headline the Netflix dramedy The Ranch, in which the duo portray brothers Colt and Rooster Bennett. He will star in B.J. Novak’s upcoming directorial debut Vengeance, a horror thriller film that is due for release this summer.

Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart)

The dynamic Mila Kunis stars as the pretty and spoiled Jackie Burkhart, the youngest member of the group who is often superficial and selfish but, as the series progresses, becomes more genuine and considerate. After Kelso repeatedly cheats one her, Jackie begins a long-term relationship with Steven Hyde, much to the dismay of Kelso. Upon the completion of That ’70s Show, Mila Kunis took Hollywood by storm and starred in a myriad of diverse and lucrative films, such as the comedies Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Friends with Benefits, and Ted. She also showed off her acting chops in pictures like the Oscar-winning Black Swan, The Book of Eli, and most recently 2020’s Four Good Days, opposite the great Glenn Close. Since 1999, Kunis has voiced Meg Griffin in Family Guy, and she is set to star in the upcoming Netflix mystery Luckiest Girl Alive. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been married since 2015 and have two children.

Danny Masterson (Steven Hyde)

Steven Hyde is Eric’s best friend and the anti-establishment member of the group and has a direct and sarcastic sense of humor and overall rebellious personality. Hyde is often the mastermind of the gang and is extremely smart, regularly providing advice for his friends, but is an epically lazy weed-smoker. Danny Masterson starred in all eight seasons of That ’70s Show, and would go on to appear alongside his real-life wife Bijou Phillips in the 2009 drama The Bridge to Nowhere, in addition to roles in films like Yes Man, The Chicago 8, and the thriller Urge. He also portrayed Milo Foster for three seasons in the TBS sitcom Men at Work and joined forces with close friend Ashton Kutcher for the Netflix dramedy The Ranch as Rooster Bennett. In 2020, Masterson was arrested and charged in connection with four rape allegations, with a trial set to begin in August 2022.

Wilmer Valderrama (Fez)

The hormonal foreign exchange student Fez is perverted-yet-sweet, and his vague country of origin is one of the show’s longest running gags. He loves candy and pornography, and has a close friendship with Michael Kelso, as well as constantly flirts with the unattainable Donna and Jackie. Wilmer Valderrama portrayed the lovable oddball for all eight seasons, and found further success when he voiced the character of Manny in the children’s show Handy Manny. The accomplished actor appeared in Robert Rodriquez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series before landing the role of Nick Torres in the long-running police procedural NCIS in 2016. Valderrama recently voiced the character of Agustín Madrigal in the Disney animated hit Encanto and is set to executive produce and star in an untitled Zorro series for Disney Branded Television.

Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman)

Kitty is the cheerful and doting mother of Eric and Laurie, can get a little overzealous with her drinking and is known for getting sassy when pushed too far. She is the mother hen to all of her son’s friends and constantly aims to make her home a warm and inviting space. The esteemed Debra Jo Rupp stars as the kooky but kindhearted character, and continued performing on stage when the show ended in 2006. Rupp appeared in the Barrington Stage Company’s rendition of To Kill A Mockingbird and as the titular role in Westside Theatre’s Becoming Dr. Ruth, for which she earned an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. Aside from the theater, the actress had parts in television shows like Better With You, This Is Us, The Ranch, and in the Disney+ miniseries WandaVision. Rupp will be reprising her role as Kitty Forman for the upcoming That ’70s Show Netflix spin-off, That ’90s Show.

Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman)

The man who got creative with the many uses of both an ass and foot, Red Forman is the stern and short-tempered father of Eric and Laurie who constantly pushes his kids to do more with their lives. Kurtwood Smith perfectly portrays the grouchy yet secretly soft Red, and gained notoriety as the entertaining combat veteran. Following the success of That ’70s Show, the Robocop actor played Senator Blaine Mayer in the seventh season of the thriller 24 and as a rogue FBI agent in the Patricia Arquette series Medium. The acclaimed actor also had major roles on the ABC sci-fi drama Resurrection and Amazon Prime dramedy Patriot, and will appear in upcoming Peacock sci-fi horror Firestarter based on the Stephen King novel. He will once again join his on-screen wife Debra Jo Rupp and reprise his character of Red Forman for the Netflix series That ’90s Show.

Don Stark (Bob Pinciotti)

The lovable and good-natured Bob Pinciotti is Donna’s father and best friend to the wary Red, often taking his buddy’s insults in a jolly manner. Bob is a notorious ladies man and inspiration to the guys in the gang, who are in stunned awe over his Lothario status. Don Stark charmingly portrays the confident character and did so during all eight seasons of the successful show. Since That ’70s Show’s end, Stark has appeared in many films and television programs including Supernatural, Workshop and Red Sleep, and starred as Oscar Kincade in the sports drama series Hit the Floor. Stark will be in the second season of Netflix’s Dollface and the crime TV miniseries Three Way Mirror.

Tommy Chong (Leo Chingkwake)

Beloved stoner and one-half of the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Tommy Chong portrayed the lovable town hippie Leo, who owned the Photo Hut that Hyde worked at, and the two became close friends. His laid-back attitude and fondness for all things reefer endeared him to both the gang and audiences, as his episodes became some fan favorites. Chong disappears from the series after season four, before returning for the seventh until the show’s end; the comedian was serving a brief jail sentence and was therefore forced to step away. Since his Point Place days, Chong has continued cementing his legacy as a Hollywood treasure, providing voiceover work for films like Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie and Zootopia, and appearing in the 2019 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The star also appeared on television shows like Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer and founded multiple hemp brands, crediting his use of cannabis as one of the methods he used to overcome his cancer.

Lisa Robin Kelly (Laurie Forman)

Laurie Forman is Eric’s beautiful but mean-spirited older sister, who thoroughly enjoys torturing her little brother and teasing his group of friends. She’s often depicted as highly promiscuous and guy-crazy, a fact Eric, Hyde, and Donna continuously mock her for in a way that hasn’t dated well. Throughout the course of the show, Lisa Robin Kelly struggled with addiction and her character was written out midway through the third season to “attend beauty school.” Kelly later admitted to ABC News that, “with That ’70s Show I was guilty of a drinking problem, and I ran.” She returned briefly to the series in the fifth season but was ultimately replaced by Christina Moore in the subsequent season due to her drug and alcohol issues. Kelly passed away tragically young in 2013 from an accidental unspecified oral “multiple drug intoxication.”

Tanya Roberts (Midge Pinciotti)

The beautiful but dense Midge Pinciotti is the object of Eric and his pals’ desires when coming of age, and she’s Bob’s flighty wife and Donna’s well-meaning mother. Tanya Roberts left That ’70s Show after the third season in 2001 because her husband had terminal cancer, and returned to the series a few times as a special guest. Roberts retired from acting in 2005, but is known for her colorful and exciting roles in films like the James Bond flick A View to Kill, Sheena and The Beastmaster, and for portraying Julie Rogers in the final season of Charlie’s Angels. The gifted actress sadly passed away on January 4, 2021, due to sepsis.

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