Dawson's Creek, cast, group shot, Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek
By Jessica Wedemeyer
Jan. 20, 1998 marked one of the most important events in pop culture history: The premiere of "Dawson's Creek." In the 15 years since then, Dawson, Joey, Pacey, and Jen have become some of our oldest friends, and now the actors who played them are among Hollywood's biggest stars. But the hit series didn't just introduce us to some of the greatest characters in the history of soapy teen melodrama, it also helped usher many of its fans from the awkward teenage years to full-fledged adulthood. In honor of the 15th anniversary of "Dawson's Creek," take a look back at the cast as they were at the time of their debut in 1998 -- and where they are now.