Here's What The Cast Of A League Of Their Own Looks Like Now

Director Penny Marshall's comedy hit about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was nominated for numerous awards following the film's 1992 release (via IMDb). But now, almost 30 years later, the film continues to resonate for a number of reasons. "A League of Their Own," with its all-star cast and themes of friendship, feminism and can-do-it attitudes, have cemented the film as one of the greatest sports movies of our generation. 

Lucky for us, the Rockford Peaches haven't laid down their baseball mitts for good. Amazon Prime announced earlier this year that it will be rebooting the fictionalized account of the AAGPBL as a tv show, set to air sometime in 2021 (via Cinema Blend). The series brought on a new slate of actors to revive the World War II era set flick including Abbi Jacobson of "Broad City" fame, Nick Offerman, and "The Good Place's" D'Arcy Carden. The series, written and created by Jacobson and Will Graham, is expanding viewpoints from Marshall's 1992 film to include more prevalent subject matter, such as race, sexuality and identity (via The Hollywood Reporter).  

But before the new show kicks off and reminds us "there's no crying in baseball," we're taking a walk down memory lane to catch up with the film's original stars who won our hearts all those years ago.

Geena Davis is working toward gender equality in Hollywood

Geena Davis had already made a name for herself in films like "Beetlejuice" and "Thelma & Louise" before taking on the role of Dottie Hinson in "A League of Their Own" (via IMDb).  Since portraying the simple farm girl who transitions to the Chicago Major Leagues, Davis has managed to stay in the glow of Hollywood's limelight, thanks to roles in the "Stuart Little" franchise, "Grey's Anatomy" and "GLOW".

In addition to her professional success, Davis has also found fulfillment through her philanthropy work. She founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004 (via Us Magazine), "the only research-based organization working collaboratively within the entertainment industry to create gender balance, foster inclusion and reduce negative stereotyping in family entertainment media" (via See Jane). In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, Davis explained, "Our goal is very simple: the storytellers and people on screen should reflect the population, which is half female and incredibly diverse. It's not like: 'Wow, what a far-fetched idea!' It just makes total sense."

Unlike her character Dottie, who linked up with husband Bob at the end of the film, Davis is still looking for love. She's been divorced four times, following marriages to Richard Emmolo, Jeff Goldblum, Renny Harlin and Reza Jarrahy, with whom she had three children. Davis doesn't have plans to wed again anytime soon, but states, "With my track record people might be skeptical" (via The Guardian).

Tom Hanks became America's sweetheart

After playing Coach Jimmy Dugan, Academy Award winner Tom Hanks continued his blockbuster movie streak with films like "Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail," "Saving Private Ryan," "Toy Story," "Philadelphia," and "Forrest Gump," to name a few (via IMDb). Though Jimmy was known for a "tough love" approach, Hanks in real life is a total softie. 

A number of anecdotes have earned Hanks the title of "America's Sweetheart" including using his Twitter account to help return a lost photo ID to a Fordham University student (via ABC News). Hanks' selfless reputation precedes him so much so that he was tapped to play television's favorite neighbor, Mister Rogers, in 2019's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." Even former President Barack Obama stated, "People have said that Tom is Hollywood's Everyman; that he's this generation's Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper," before bestowing Hanks the Presidential Medal of Freedom (via NY Times).

Hanks also made headlines as one of the first A-list celebrities to contract the coronavirus back in 2020. "I just had crippling body aches, I was very fatigued all the time and I couldn't concentrate on anything for more than about 12 minutes. That last bit is kinda like my natural state anyway," Hanks joked to The Guardian. And though Jimmy was a self-proclaimed loner, Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have a full house thanks to their four children and three grandkids. 

Lori Petty has switched gears from acting to directing

Lori Petty is lesser known in modern day compared to her A-list co-stars, but back in the '90s Petty was starring in hits like "Point Break," "Free Willy," and "Tank Girl" (via IMDb). Petty had her renaissance in 2014 when she reemerged on our television screens as inmate Lolly Whitehill in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," returning for each of the series' seven seasons. 

When she isn't working, Petty offers her services on Cameo, where fans of the actress can buy a birthday shout-out (via Cameo). Petty also continues to stay relevant through the convention circuit. In a 2019 interview with Detroit Metro Times, Petty revealed why these meet and greets mean so much to her. "Of course it's still weird," Petty stated. "But when you figure out that they're real excited to see you and they're super happy and that you're making these people happy and I'm getting paid, it's not hard."

Since "OITNB" wrapped, Petty has switched gears from acting to directing "because you don't just sit around so much." Petty explained, "[Directing] is just so much more fun, 'cause every single thing in the shot is your responsibility" (via Detroit Metro Times). Petty has two directorial credits under her belt with "The Poker House" and "Horrible Accident" (via IMDb). 

Madonna became the best-selling female recording artist of all time

Just like McLovin' or Beyoncé, Madonna has only needed one name in order to create her legacy. Before playing Mae "All the Way Mae" Mordabito in "A League of Their Own," Madonna had already taken home a number of Grammys, Golden Globes and VMAs (via IMDb) due to her pop star status. When the film premiered in 1992, Madonna was at the height of her success having just released songs like '90's "Vogue" and '91's "Rescue Me." She even recorded the film's theme song, "This Used to Be My Playground" (via AllMusic).

However, this wasn't Madonna's first foray into acting. The "Queen of Pop" began making a name for herself in Hollywood in the late '80s and early '90s with films like "Desperately Seeking Susan," "Dick Tracy," and movie musical "Evita." Since starring in Marshall's girl-power hit, Madonna has gone on to sell over 300 million records and become the best-selling female recording artist of all time (via Us Magazine). Not too shabby!

After divorces from Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie and mothering six children, Madonna has found love with background dancer Ahlamalik Williams.

Rosie O'Donnell publicly feuded with ex-President Trump

Rosie O'Donnell effortlessly took on the role of fast-talking tomboy Doris Murphy for the baseball flick. Before the movie premiered, O'Donnell had starred on television shows like "Gimme a Break!" and "Stand by Your Man," but "A League of Their Own" propelled her into stardom. So much so that O'Donnell was able to create her own daytime talk show "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" in 1996, for which she won a Daytime Emmy (via IMDb). O'Donnell eventually came out as a lesbian in 2002, becoming an advocate for LGBTQIA rights and adoptions (via Us Magazine). 

O'Donnell's contemporary work includes starring on Showtime series "SMILF," television mini series "I Know This Much Is True,and reboot "The L Word: Generation Q." She made headlines during the Trump presidency for being an outspoken adversary of the former presidents' politics since her "The View" days. In 2006, O'Donnell was even quoted as calling Trump "a snake oil salesman" (via NY Daily News). 

 O'Donnell has been married twice and shares 5 children with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter.