One Tree Hill: Where Are They Now?

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Teen drama One Tree Hill ended its nine-season run in 2012, and there hasn't been a show quite like it since. 

Many of the actors catapulted into stardom thanks to the series and are now killing it on both the big and small screen. Meanwhile, others have removed themselves from the spotlight completely.

However, nothing bonds a group of strangers quite like a TV show. Their bond has remained strong, and they continue to hang out and keep in touch with fans at conventions which have also kept the legacy of the series alive for new and old fans alike.

There are even talks of a possible revival in the near-future.

So, let's return to Tree Hill and see what your basketball-loving, small-town actors have been up to since the series wrapped. 

1. Chad Michael Murray - Lucas Scott

Chad Michael Murray - Lucas Scott
Much like his character Lucas Scott, actor Chad Michael Murray became a writer. He published his first novel, Everlast HC in 2011, and in 2017 he published American Drifter: A Thriller. Murray has also been keeping up appearances on the small screen.

He starred in Hallmark's "The Beach House," played Sam Phillips in Sun Records, tackled the role of Jack Thompson in Agent Carter, and even had a minor role in Fox's Scream Queens. He married Chosen co-star Sarah Roemer in 2015, and they welcomed their first son in 2016. He attends many of the One Tree Hill fan conventions so make sure you add one to your bucket list.

2. James Lafferty - Nathan Scott

James Lafferty - Nathan Scott
The other Scott brother graduated from actor to director. Lafferty has been working off-screen directing several episodes of E!'s series The Royals, which hails from now-disgraced OTH showrunner Mark Schwahn. Much like Murray, Lafferty is a frequent guest at the OTH conventions where he catches up with fans.

Recently, he teamed up with former co-star Stephen Colletti on an independent TV pilot titled Everyone is Doing Great. The half-hour comedy follows the two struggling actors, Seth and Jeremy played by Colletti and Lafferty, respectively, as they try to reclaim the success they had when their vampire drama was in its prime. The pilot will be showcased at the 2018 ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas in June. He also starred in the Underground TV series in 2016 as U.S Marshal Kyle Risdin. And as far as we know, he's still single, ladies!

3. Sophia Bush - Brooke Davis

Sophia Bush - Brooke Davis
Sophia Bush has remained in the spotlight the most. After her role as Brooke Davis came to an end, she starred in Chicago PD as Detective Lindsay. She left the show abruptly after season four and later revealed that she "couldn't do the job anymore." She said the show made her "miserable" before alluding to how women are treated in the industry.

She recently announced that she will be voicing Voyd in Incredibles 2. In addition to her acting career, Bush is also an activist who uses her platform to address women's issues, the fight for equality, LGBTQ rights, climate change and much more.

4. Joy Lenz - Hailey James Scott

Joy Lenz - Hailey James Scott
You'll be happy to know that Tutor Girl is still acting and singing. Bethany Joy Galeotti returned to her maiden name Joy Lenz after divorcing Michael Galeotti in 2012. The ex-couple share 7-year-old Marie Rose Galeotti. Since OTH ended, she's worked on several movies and shows; she played Morgan in Colony, guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy as Jenny, and even appeared on American Gothic and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She also wrapped up a musical tour in 2016, and like her other cast members occasionally makes an appearance at the fan conventions.

5. Hilarie Burton - Peyton Sawyer

Hilarie Burton - Peyton Sawyer
From dark cheerleader to doting mother! Family gal Hilarie Burton has been leading quite a busy life since her premature departure from the hit WB drama. Burton is a mom to two beautiful children, Augustus (born in 2010) and George (born in 2018) with husband and The Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

When she's not living on her ranch home and being family goals, Burton continues to act. She played Karen Palmer in Lethal Weapon, Anna Schaefer in Extant (coincidentally with OTH co-star Tyler Hilton), and Dr. Lauren Boswell on Grey's Anatomy. Other acting credits include White Collar, Hostages, and Forever.

6. Paul Johansson - Dan Scott

Paul Johansson - Dan Scott
The dad everyone loved to hate! Paul Johansson has remained active in the acting community appearaing in shows like Once Upon a Time, Van Helsing, CSI and Mad Men. He's also a father to a little boy named Quinn and documents their adventures on social meida. Hopefully, a much better dad than his character Dan was to Lucas and Nathan! He can also be spotted at the fan conventions.

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One Tree Hill Quotes

Nathan:You're Haley James, right?
Haley: I'm sorry. I'm best friends with Lucas.
Nathan: Well, then I'm sorry too.
Haley: Forget it, I'll find you someone else.
Nathan: Look, there is no one else. All right? I'd be fine with it if there was.
Haley: If there were.
Nathan: See, you're helping me already.
Haley: Look, I can't help you. And on top of that, I won't help you. Okay?

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise, like a reward for persisting through life so long alone. A belief in each other and the possibility of love. A decision to ignore simply rise above the pain in the past. A covenant, which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties. The celebration of the chance taken and the challenge that lies ahead. For two will always be stronger than one. Like a team braced against the tempests of the world. And love will always be the guiding force in our lives. For tonight is mere formality. Only an announcement to the world of feelings long held, promises made long ago in the sacred space in our hearts.

Lucas