Jason Biggs and Cast of 'American Pie,' Then and Now

PHOTO: Actors Eugene Levy, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Natasha Lyonne, Director Jon Hurwitz, actors Alyson Hannigan, Jason Biggs, Director Hayden Schlossberg, actors Tara Reid, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Mena Suvari, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Coolidge and Shannon El
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Now that the presidential election is over, actor Jason Biggs is brushing off vulgar tweets he made about the Republican candidates' wives.

"I made a political tweet, so I got a little bit of heat from the right," Biggs said earlier this week during a photo call for New York's annual 24 Hour Plays event. "I'm more afraid of the Kardashians than I am of the Republicans."

While Biggs was unapologetic about the comments, which referenced parts of Ann Romney and Janna Ryan's anatomies, Nickelodeon, which hired him to provide the voice for its animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," issued an apology after an outpouring of criticism from conservative groups.

Biggs said he uses Twitter to express the darker side of his humor, which audiences first got a glimpse of during his famous dalliance with a pastry in "American Pie."

The 1999 raunchy teen comedy about four friends on a quest to lose their virginity before high school graduation not only launched the careers of a number of Hollywood newcomers, including Biggs, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari and Chris Klein, but also spawned three sequels and four spinoffs, including 2012's "American Reunion."

Here's what's happened to Biggs and his fellow cast members since then.

PHOTO: Jason Biggs during Hilfiger and Vanity Fair Celebrate "Icons of Rock" Party on November 11, 1999 at Tommy Hilfiger Store in Beverly Hills, Calif. and right, at the "Grassroots" premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End
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Jason Biggs

After starring as Jim Levenstein in all four films in the "American Pie" franchise, Biggs earned a few starring roles in films such as "Loser" and in Broadway's "The Graduate." But his 2009 CBS comedy, "Happiness Isn't Everything," failed to take off and his career cooled, prompting the 34-year-old actor to take the voicing gig for Leonardo in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in summer 2012.

PHOTO: Chris Klein during "Election" Los Angeles Premiere at Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Calif. and, right, at the 2012 Saturn Awards at The Castaway Event Center on July 26, 2012 in Burbank, Calif.
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Chris Klein

After starring in "Election" opposite Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein was cast in the role of Chris "Oz" Ostreicher in three of the "American Pie" films; he missed the third installment because of scheduling conflicts. That led to starring roles in other teen films, including 2005's "Just Friends," and "American Dreamz" a year later. Klein, now 33, was famously engaged to Katie Holmes for two years but the couple split in 2005, shortly after he was arrested for drunk driving. Klein was arrested on another DUI charge in 2010 and checked into rehab.

PHOTO: Tara Reid is seen, left, at the Los Angeles World Premiere Of "Eyes Wide Shut" on Jul 13, 1999 and right, at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Cap D'Antibes, France.
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Tara Reid

After a memorable role in "The Big Lebowski," Tara Reid played the virginal Vickie in three of the "American Pie" films, also skipping the third. But she failed to capitalize on her newfound stardom in flops such as "Josie and the Pussycats" and "My Boss's Daughter." After breaking off her engagement to Carson Daly in 2001, Reid quickly became better known for her string of broken engagements, her botched plastic surgery and her partying around the globe than for her acting. In 2011, the 37-year-old actress appeared in the U.K.'s "Celebrity Big Brother," and was the third person evicted from the house.

PHOTO: Mena Suvari, left, in 1999 and right, hosting GenArt's 14th Annual Fresh Faces In Fashion Intimate Dinner at Andaz on October 15, 2012 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari has probably had the most success of any of the cast members. Her debut in the "American Pie" franchise coincided with her starring role as good girl Heather in "American Beauty." With her breakout success, she went on to star in big budget movies such as "Rumor Has It" and "Beauty Shop," as well as smaller indie films, like "Spun" and "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh." She also played a memorable role as a lesbian poet in HBO's "Six Feet Under." Now modeling for Lancome, the 33-year-old actress recently got attention for her love life. The two-time divorcee is dating Salvador Sanchez, who is noticeably shorter than her.

PHOTO: Actor Seann William Scott attends the "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" Westwood Premiere on August 11, 1999 at the Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, Calif. and, right, at the Ireland premiere of 'American Pie: Reunion' at Savoy on April 18, 2012 in Dublin, Ire
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Seann William Scott

After playing Steve Stifler in the entire "American Pie" series, Seann William Scott made a living playing nerds and stoners in movies like "Final Destination," "Road Trip" and "Dude, Where's My Car?" He has also voiced the role of Crash, one of the twin possums, in the three "Ice Age" movies. The 36-year-old actor checked into a treatment facility in 2011 for "health and personal issues," his rep told "Access Hollywood."

PHOTO: Alyson Hannigan, left, during Flaunt's Magazine One Year Anniversary Party at The Sunset Room in Hollywood, Calif. in 1999, and right, at the "How I Met Your Mother" panel held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on January 27th, 2009 in North Holl
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Alyson Hannigan

After her breakout role as Buffy's best friend on the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Alyson Hannigan was cast as band camp geek Michelle Flaherty in the "American Pie" series. Since 2005, the 38-year-old actress has played Lily in the hit CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." Hannigan married her "Buffy" co-star, Alexis Denisof, in 2003 and they have two children.

PHOTO: Actress Shannon Elizabeth attends the "Any Given Sunday" Westwood Premiere on December 16, 1999 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. and right, on the red carpet before the 2012 Starkey Hearing Foundation's "So the World May Hear Awards
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Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth became a sex symbol for her role as the randy exchange student, Nadia, in the "American Pie" films. Though she appeared in several other films, including "Scary Movie" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," she mainly capitalized on her sex-symbol status, posing for Playboy and the cover of Maxim. Elizabeth dated her "Dancing with the Stars" partner Derek Hough for a year before breaking up in 2009. She has developed a second career as one of the leading celebrity poker players.

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