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16 'Twilight' stars, ranked from least to most successful

Robert Pattinson, actress Kristen Stewart and actor Taylor Lautner
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner.
  • The "Twilight" films were a huge part of culture following the first movie's release on November 21, 2008.
  • The adults already had careers, but all of the teens of Forks were unknowns.
  • We've ranked all the teens of Forks based on their careers post-"Twilight" ahead of November 21.
Tyson Houseman has only appeared on-screen in one role post-"Twilight."
Tyson Houseman
Tyson Houseman.

Houseman, who played one of Jacob's friends and fellow werewolves Quil, only has one credit to his name outside of "Twilight," a 2015 horror film called "Feed the Devil."

According to his website, Houseman, 31, does a lot of touring with his theater company and is an accomplished puppeteer. He has around 3,000 followers on Instagram and 28,500 on Twitter.

Alex Meraz has had small roles in action films like "Suicide Squad" and "Bright." He appeared in multiple episodes of "The Walking Dead" this year.
Alex Meraz
Alex Meraz.

Meraz, 36, played a member of Jacob's pack, Paul. After "Twilight," he appeared in episodes of "The Glades" and "Single Ladies." He then scored roles in "Suicide Squad" and "Bright" before landing a recurring role in "Animal Kingdom."

He also wrote, directed, and starred in a film, "Bad Dad," which was released last year.

Meraz appeared in three episodes of "The Walking Dead" in 2021 as Carver. He'll also appear alongside Machine Gun Kelly, Sam Worthington, and Heather Graham in "The Last Son" in December.

Meraz has 18,200 followers on Instagram.

Michael Welch has been steadily appearing on TV since "Twilight."
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Michael Welch.

Welch, who played Bella's third suitor — the only human one, Mike — is still acting frequently. 

The 34-year-old had actually been a TV star before "Twilight," as he had a leading role in "Joan of Arcadia." Welch returned to the medium with episodes of "Grimm" and "Bones" before landing a leading role on SyFy series "Z Nation."

After that ended in 2015, he has once again appeared on episodes of "Scandal," "Lucifer," "Station 19," and others. According to his Instagram bio, Welch also has an OnlyFans, which is currently on hold.

He has 28,700 followers on Instagram and 70,700 on Twitter.

Kiowa Gordon has moved from vampires to aliens on "Roswell, New Mexico," and will star in an AMC series in 2022.
Kiowa Gordon
Kiowa Gordon in February 2020.

Gordon, who played one of Jacob's werewolf friends, Embry, now has a recurring role on the CW series "Roswell, New Mexico" as Flint Manes, the older brother of one of the main characters.

In 2022, he'll co-star with Zahn McClarnon on "Dark Winds," an AMC series based on the "Leaphorn and Chee" book series as Jim Chee.

The 31-year-old has also appeared in other projects like "The Red Road" and "The Liberator," and he has 29,600 followers on Instagram and 73.600 on Twitter.

Jackson Rathbone has a few projects lined up in the future.
Jackson Rathbone
Jackson Rathbone.

Rathbone played Jasper, the newest member of the Cullen family and former Confederate soldier. Like many of his on-screen siblings, Rathbone has stuck to indies, shorts, and VOD films. The 36-year-old starred in the box-office bomb "Samson," which was produced and distributed by evangelical Christian company Pure Flix.

He also starred in the MTV series "Finding Carter."

Rathbone's big break as a leading man actually came during the "Twilight" run, when he was cast as Sokka in "The Last Airbender," a notorious flop. The movie was released the same year as "Eclipse," and it effectively took him out of mainstream box office contention.

Rathbone, who has 749,000 followers on Instagram and 391,100 followers on Twitter, will co-star in "Mixtape," a Julie Bowen-led Netflix film in December, so maybe his career is on the rise again.

Justin Chon has now added director to his résumé.
Justin Chon
Justin Chon.

Chon, who is probably still best known for his role as Eric in "The Twilight Saga" — one of Bella's high school friends — has been steadily working since the series ended. He has directed three films and his latest, "Blue Bayou," is getting some Oscar buzz. He also co-stars in the film with Alicia Vikander.

On the acting front, he appeared in an episode of "New Girl," and multiple episodes of "Sin City Saints," "Dr. Ken," and "Deception." He also had a successful YouTube career, with more than 209,000 subscribers (though the channel seems to be inactive now), and is part of the parody K-pop group Boys Generally Asian.

Chon, 40, also has 104,000 followers on Instagram.

Ashley Greene has been appearing mainly in thrillers and TV movies.
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Ashley Greene.

Greene, who played the delightfully kooky Alice Cullen, starred in the one-season wonder "Pan Am" the same year that "Breaking Dawn Part 2" was released.

Since then, Greene has appeared in indie films like "CBGB" and "Wish I Was Here," as well as VOD-only films like "Staten Island Summer" and "Urge." She also had a small role in "Bombshell" as TV journalist Abby Huntsman.

She starred in the Netflix horror film "Aftermath" in August, and in 2022, she'll co-star with Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, and more in "The Retirement Plan." She also has "Max & Me" and "Some Other Woman" coming up.

On the TV front, Greene, 34, appeared in 17 episodes of DirecTV's "Rogue" and YouTube's "Step Up: High Water," which was canceled and then picked up by Starz. She also appeared in "Christmas on My Mind" and "The Charm Bracelet" (originally titled "A Little Christmas Charm").

Greene has 1.8 million followers on Instagram and 1.7 million on Twitter.

Nikki Reed has stepped back from acting — though she did appear in her husband's Netflix series "V-Wars" — to concentrate on her sustainable jewelry brand, BaYou With Love.
Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed.

Reed, who played Edward's ice queen sister Rosalie, was a child star due to her role in the controversial film "Thirteen."

But since "Twilight" ended, Reed hasn't acted that much. She's appeared in multiple direct-to-video films like "Pawn," "Empire State," "In Your Eyes," and "About Scout." Reed also appeared in 18 episodes of "Sleepy Hollow" as Betsy Ross, an episode of "Dollface," and five episodes of "V-Wars," which starred her husband Ian Somerhalder. Before that, she hadn't acted since 2016.

Instead, Reed, 33, has been focusing on activism and her sustainable jewelry line, BaYou with Love.

She has currently has 3.6 million Instagram followers and 762,800 Twitter followers.

Kellan Lutz starred in CBS' "FBI: Most Wanted" until September 2021.
Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz.

Lutz, 36, appeared in all five films as the boisterous Emmett Cullen, Edward's brother. Once the films ended, Lutz was poised to become one of Hollywood's next leading men, but due to some questionable career choices, he's been relegated to TV.

What was meant to be his big break, 2014's "The Legend of Hercules," ended up being a huge box-office bomb. After that, Lutz had a small role in "The Expendables 3" and roles in VOD films like "Money" and "Extraction."

In 2019, he appeared on two episodes of "FBI" to set up the new spin-off, "FBI: Most Wanted," in which he starred in for the first three seasons. He left the show in September to move back to California with his family.

He'll appear in the war film "Come Out Fighting " with Tyrese Gibson and Dolph Lundgren in 2022, as well as in "What Remains" with Cress Williams.

Lutz has 1 million followers on Instagram and 877,700 on Twitter.

Taylor Lautner hasn't had a movie role since 2016, but he did star on TV series "Cuckoo" and "Scream Queens."
taylor lautner
Taylor Lautner.

Pre-"Twilight," Lautner was already very famous to a certain age group — those who had grown up with "Shark Boy and Lava Girl." Lautner was cast in "Twilight" as Jacob Black, but he was very close to being re-cast for "New Moon" and subsequent films due to the physical transformation Jacob went through. Instead, Lautner put on pounds of muscle and remained in the cast.

After "Breaking Dawn Part 2," Lautner's career slowed down. He's only appeared in four films since the series ended: "Grown Ups 2" in an uncredited role, "Tracers," "The Ridiculous Six," and "Run the Tide" in 2016. But he had a recurring, starring role in BBC One's "Cuckoo" from 2014 to 2018, and he appeared in "Scream Queens" in 2016.

However, he'll be returning to the big screen soon, with a role in "Home Team," a film based on NFL coach Sean Payton's time coaching his son's 6th grade football team.

Nostalgia clearly helps Lautner, 29, on social media — he has 7.1 million followers on Instagram.

Mackenzie Foy had a pivotal role in "Interstellar," and she went on to star in "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" and "Black Beauty."
Mackenzie Foy
Mackenzie Foy.

While Foy, 21, only appeared in two films as Renesmee Cullen (the "Breaking Dawns"), her character made quite the impression. She was even nominated for a Young Artist Award.

Since then, Foy has appeared in "The Conjuring" (a mega-hit), "Interstellar" (mega-hit), and "The Little Prince" (the most successful French animated film abroad of all time). She got her first chance at a real leading role with "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms," which ended up as a box-office bomb, but it had a budget of over $100 million, which is still a huge opportunity.

Foy also starred in Disney+'s "Black Beauty" in 2020 alongside Kate Winslet, and she has 1.7 million followers on Instagram and 67,900 on Twitter (although she hasn't tweeted since 2018).

Booboo Stewart starred in the Disney Channel movie series "The Descendants," and he had a recurring role on Netflix's "Julie and the Phantoms."
booboo stewart
Booboo Stewart.

Stewart, who played the adorable Seth Clearwater starting with "Eclipse," has kept very busy since the end of the film series. He joined the "X-Men" universe in 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" as Warpath, starred in all three "Descendants" movies as Jay, the son of Jafar, popped up in "Westworld," and co-starred in 2020's "Let Him Go" with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane.

Up next is the film "Those Who Walk Away" with his father, and (potentially) a second season of "Julie and the Phantoms" on Netflix. The 27-year-old also stars in the Prime Video musical series "Paradise City," a continuation of the characters from the film "American Satan."

Stewart currently has 2.1 million followers on Instagram.

Christian Serratos might not have had the biggest part in "Twilight," but she received the role of a lifetime playing Selena Quintanilla in the Netflix series about her life.
christian serratos
Christian Serratos.

Serratos, who played Bella's sweetly shy friend Angela, has been starring in "The Walking Dead" as Rosita Espinosa since 2014. But her big break came in 2020 when she was cast as famed Tejano icon Selena, who was murdered in 1995.

Serratos, 31, played the singer in Netflix's "Selena: The Series," which covers her rise to fame and eventual untimely death.

The first part was released in December 2020, and the second part dropped in May 2021. Though the critical reception was tepid, Netflix announced it was watched by 25 million households in the first 28 days after its debut.

She currently has 2.6 million followers on Instagram.

Kristen Stewart is heavily favored to win an Oscar in 2022 for her performance in "Spencer."
Kristen Stewart in a dress
Kristen Stewart.

Stewart is almost unrecognizable from her days as leading damsel in distress Bella Swan. After the end of "Twilight," and the critical flop that was "Snow White and the Huntsman," Stewart focused on prestige projects like "Clouds of Sils Maria," "Still Alice," and "Personal Shopper."

In 2019, she began exploring mainstream films again, appearing in "Charlie's Angels" that year. In 2020, she starred in the sci-fi horror film "Underwater" and the first major LGBTQ holiday rom-com "Happiest Season."

This year, the 31-year-old took on her most challenging role to date — Princess Diana in the semi-fictional biopic "Spencer" — which has earned her rave reviews.

No doubt to the disappointment of her fans, she doesn't have any social media accounts.

Anna Kendrick has been the star of her own successful franchise ("Pitch Perfect") and received an Oscar nomination.
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Anna Kendrick in 2015.

The same year Kendrick, 36, appeared in "New Moon," she also co-starred in "Up in the Air" alongside George Clooney and was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress. The next year, at the same time as "Eclipse," she appeared in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." Essentially, she was already reaching levels of stardom that others in the cast would aspire to — and she was playing the minor role of Jessica, one of Bella's friends in "Twilight."

The year after "Breaking Dawn Part 2," Kendrick starred in "Pitch Perfect," which would spawn two sequels, earn over $100 million at the box office, and earn her a top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with "Cups."

Besides "Pitch Perfect," Kendrick has also starred in musicals like "Into the Woods" and "The Last Five Years," was nominated for an Emmy for her work in "Dummy," starred in one of HBO Max's first original series ("Love Life"), joined another franchise with "Trolls," and wrote a memoir. Other popular films she's been in include "A Simple Favor," "Noelle," and "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," among others.

Most recently, she starred in the Netflix sci-fi film "Stowaway" in April, and she will star in the thriller "Alice, Darling."

She also has 19 million followers on Instagram and 7 million on Twitter.

Robert Pattinson has leveraged the clout he earned from "Twilight" to become a legitimate, major movie star — and the next Batman.
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Robert Pattinson.

Pattinson already had a small reputation from his role in "Harry Potter," but when he was cast as Edward Cullen, he almost immediately became an A-lister.

After concluding the last "Twilight" film, Pattinson focused on working with talented directors, like the Safdie brothers ("Good Time"), Werner Herzog ("Queen of the Desert"), Claire Denis ("High Life"), Robert Eggers ("The Lighthouse"), and Christopher Nolan ("Tenet") — the last one was also his reintroduction into blockbuster films.

Pattinson, who also does not have an Instagram account, is now facing his biggest role yet: In 2022, the 35-year-old actor will be the latest in a line of stars to take on Bruce Wayne's cape and cowl in "The Batman," solidifying his leading man status forever — and earning the top spot on our list.

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16 'Twilight' stars, ranked from least to most successful
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