A-list status! Mad Men catapulted the careers of its cast, including Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and January Jones, to a new level.
The period drama, which focused on a New York City ad agency in the ‘60s, aired on AMC for seven seasons from July 2007 to May 2015. During that time, the show and its stars won five Golden Globes, 16 Emmy Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
After the series ended, the cast stayed in touch with each other via text message. “We’re all on a chain. I was actually with [creator] Matt Weiner last night hanging out,” Hendricks exclusively told Us Weekly in October 2019. “The holidays [we] always [have] a big one, where everyone writes in. Someone will sort of instigate one [text], and it’ll go on for, like, two days.”
While the group remains close, the possibility of a revival is far-fetched, according to the actress. “No, everyone’s busy,” she explained.
Hamm agreed in an exclusive interview with Us. “You mean like The Division on Lifetime? Is that what you’re talking about?” he quipped in February 2020 when asked whether he would be interested in rebooting any of his previous projects. “No is the short answer. But I’m glad I was involved with such a wonderful television program and hopefully, I’ll get involved in another one.”
In fact, the actor never even watches old episodes of Mad Men. “No, I watch myself enough, I don’t need to,” he told Us in January 2017. “I don’t sit at home and obsess.”
Hamm added: “It’s always weird. Because inevitably, you’re gonna think something looks terrible. Or is terrible. And unfortunately, it’s the internet that points those things out. Very often, someone online will tell you that it was [terrible], usually behind an anonymous screen name. I try to stay off the internet as it pertains to me.”
The Bridesmaids star and his castmates revealed in April 2015 what they nabbed from the set upon wrapping filming. “I took nothing but memories, and they were delightful, at that,” he told Us at the time. “Most of it was rented, so if I would have taken it, I would literally be stealing.”
Hendricks kept items from her character Joan’s apartment, including a serving tray, a picture and glasses. “Now they’re in my home, and it makes me smile every time I see them,” she noted.
As for John Slattery, he grabbed “the desk lamp from Roger’s office — with permission.”
Scroll through the gallery below to find out what the cast of Mad Men is doing now!
Jon Hamm (Don Draper)
Hamm became one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood after Mad Men. He went on to star in Baby Driver, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tag, Bad Times at the El Royale, Good Omens, Richard Jewell, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Top Gun: Maverick.
After his 2015 split from longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, Us confirmed in June 2020 that the actor is dating his Mad Men costar Anna Osceola. News broke in February 2023 that Hamm and Osceola are engaged after nearly three years together.
Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson)
Moss continued to impress critics and fans alike with her performances in The Handmaid’s Tale, Top of the Lake, Us, Her Smell, The Kitchen and The Invisible Man.
The Golden Globe winner revealed in 2019 that she had “a special someone” who “shall remain nameless,” telling Marie Claire, “I learned you just don’t talk about it. Who really gives a s—t whether or not I’m dating anyone? I hate to put that importance on it. I cringe a little.”
Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell)
The actor has appeared in Casual, Genius, The Path, The OA, Proven Innocent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Das Boot and Titans.
Kartheiser married Alexis Bledel — who guest starred on Mad Men in 2012 — in June 2014. The couple secretly welcomed a son in 2015. After eight years of marriage, Kartheiser filed for divorce in August 2022. The exes finalized their divorce later that month.
January Jones (Betty Francis)
The actress moved on to The Last Man on Earth, Spinning Out and The Politician.
Jones gave birth to son Xander in September 2011.
Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris)
Hendricks has since starred on Good Girls, The Romanoffs, Toy Story 4, Hap and Leonard, Another Period, Bad Santa 2, Fist Fight and Tin Star.
Us broke the news in October 2019 that she and Geoffrey Arend split after 10 years of marriage. They finalized their divorce that December. In 2021, Hendricks moved on with camera operator George Bianchini. They announced their engagement in March 2023.
John Slattery (Roger Sterling)
Slattery appeared in star-studded projects such as Avengers: Endgame, Spotlight, Veep, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Churchill, The Romanoffs, Modern Love, Mrs. America and Next.
The actor wed his Mad Men costar Talia Balsam in 1998; they are parents of son Harry.