13 Then Vs. Now Photos Of The 2021 Emmy Winners In Their First Big Roles And The Ones They Won For

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1.Jason Sudeikis

Then: He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Ted Lasso on Ted Lasso.

Then: He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Ted Lasso on Ted Lasso.

NBC / Apple TV+

2.Jean Smart

Then: She starred as Shari on Teachers Only.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Deborah Vance on Hacks. 

Then: She starred as Shari on Teachers Only.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Deborah Vance on Hacks.

NBC / HBO

3.Brett Goldstein

Then: He played Tom on the British series Derek.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Roy Kent on Ted Lasso.

Then: He played Tom on the British series Derek.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Roy Kent on Ted Lasso.

Netflix / Apple TV+

4.Hannah Waddingham

Then: She played Miranda on My Hero, and then a few years later guest-starred again and played Lula/Thermowoman.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Rebecca Welton on Ted Lasso.

Then: She played Miranda on My Hero, and then a few years later guest-starred again and played Lula/Thermowoman.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Rebecca Welton on Ted Lasso.

BBC / Apple TV+

5.Michaela Coel

Then: She played Kayla on the British seriesTop Boy.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her show I May Destroy You.

Then: She played Kayla on the British seriesTop Boy.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her show I May Destroy You.

Channel 4 / HBO

6.Kate Winslet

Then: She starred in the BBC series Dark Season.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of detective Mare Sheehan on Mare of Easttown. 

Then: She starred in the BBC series Dark Season.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of detective Mare Sheehan on Mare of Easttown.

BBC1 / HBO

7.Ewan McGregor

Then: He starred on the miniseries Lipstick on Your Collar.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Halston on Halston.

Then: He starred on the miniseries Lipstick on Your Collar.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Halston on Halston.

Channel 4 / Netflix

8.Julianne Nicholson

Then: She played Katrina Withers in Stephen King's Storm of the Century miniseries.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Lori Ross on Mare of Easttown.

Then: She played Katrina Withers in Stephen King's Storm of the Century miniseries.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Lori Ross on Mare of Easttown.

ABC / HBO

9.Evan Peters

Then: He played Cooper Days on the short-lived series The Days.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of detective Colin Zabel on Mare of Easttown.

Then: He played Cooper Days on the short-lived series The Days.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of detective Colin Zabel on Mare of Easttown.

ABC / HBO

10.Olivia Colman

Then: She starred on the British sketch series Bruiser.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown.

Then: She starred on the British sketch series Bruiser.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown.

BBC / Netflix

11.Josh O’Connor

Then: He played James for a few episodes on Peaky Blinders.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Prince Charles on The Crown. 

Then: He played James for a few episodes on Peaky Blinders.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Prince Charles on The Crown.

BBC / Netflix

12.Tobias Menzies

Then: He played Jack Dorset on an episode of Midsomer Murders.Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Prince Philip on The Crown.

Then: He played Jack Dorset on an episode of Midsomer Murders.

Now: He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Prince Philip on The Crown.

ITV / Netflix

13.And Gillian Anderson

Then: She played FBI special agent Dana Scully on The X-Files.Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher on The Crown.

Then: She played FBI special agent Dana Scully on The X-Files.

Now: She won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher on The Crown.

Fox / Netflix