It’s been exactly a dozen years since we last hung out with the Baker family in Cheaper By The Dozen 2. The amicable ending in which the Bakers and the Murtaughs finally became friends has made another sequel pretty much redundant and the Bakers have slowly faded away from our memory.
That’s why we want to show you what those kids have been doing, how they’ve grown up and what are they’re up to today.
1. Nora Baker – Piper Perabo
Piper continued acting, appearing in The Prestige and Looper. She also played the lead role in the TV show Covert Affairs.
2. Jake Baker – Jacob Smith
We could never decide if having the same name with the character one’s playing, makes it easier or more difficult for the actor. Perhaps we could ask young Mr. Smith? He retired from acting after appearing in Hansel & Gretel and Party of Five.
3. Lorraine Baker – Hilary Duff
The Texan went on to do a lot after this movie. Hilary has put out several music records, she appeared in Cinderella Story and starred in shows such as Lizzie McGuire, as well as being a loving mom.
4. Jessica Baker – Liliana Mumy
Mumy has continued acting. Her forte is doing voice-acting for shows such as Loud House and Bravest Warriors.
5. Charlie Baker – Tom Welling
The handsome oldest Baker kid was played by green-eyed Tom Welling. Tom went on to play Clark Kent in Smallville. After the show ended back in 2011, he appeared in movies such as Draft Day and Parkland.
6. Henry Baker – Kevin Schmidt
My god, Kevin! Can you believe how much he’s changed? These days he’s working on the long-running CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, which has been in syndication since 1973!
7. Kim Baker – Morgan York
Morgan York kept plugging away at acting for a while, appearing on Hannah Montana among other gigs, but ultimately decided to follow her dream of becoming a writer. She went on to complete a literary course at the University of Redlands and she’s currently working on publishing her first Young Adult novel.
8. Mark Baker – Forrest Landis
It seems like Forrest still likes to be around aquatic creatures. He retired from acting after appearing as the main character in Spy School, back in 2008.
9. Sarah Baker – Alyson Stoner
Alyson specialized herself in Disney Channel projects since Cheaper by the Dozen. She co-hosted Mike’s Super Short Show, did voice work on Phineas and Ferb and appeared in That’s So Raven.
10. Nigel & Kyle Baker – Brent & Shane Kinsman
After charming everyone in The Dozen, the Kinsman twins went on to play another couple of twin brothers: the Scavo twins in Desperate Housewives. Since then, they haven’t appeared in any movies.
11. Mike Baker – Blake Woodruff
Blake appeared in Mr. Ed and Back to You and Me. He retired from acting after the 2007 film Whisper.