Here’s What The Stars Of Coyote Ugly Are Up To Now

Coyote Ugly may have come out at the start of the new millennium, but it feels like it was just yesterday. Even if the film does have a 23% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s a classic that features tons of stars like Piper Perabo and LeAnn Rimes. There were also some celebrities hidden in little roles you may have forgotten about, like model Tyra Banks and Kaitlin Olson. Read on to see what the cast has been up to for the past couple of decades.

Piper Perabo Was The Film’s Lead Character

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Coyote Ugly almost starred Jessica Simpson as the lead character Violet, but Piper Perabo changed the producers’ minds. We can’t imagine anyone else portraying the aspiring songwriter who gets caught up at the saloon on her way to stardom.

Piper’s ‘new girl on the block’ persona was so convincing that she won the MTV movie award for best musical moment. Part of why she nailed the role could be that she was an aspiring actress waitressing in New York at the time she landed the part! It was truly her breakthrough moment, just like Violet.