It's been three years since Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan brutally murdered Steven Yeun's Glenn Rhee during the premiere of the seventh season of "The Walking Dead." But leaving the hit AMC series was hardly the end for the exceptional actor. In honor of the premiere of the new AMC horror series "The Walking Dead: World Beyond" on Oct. 4, 2020, Wonderwall.com got the scoop on Steven and more former stars of "TWD" to find out what they've been up to since their characters were killed off on the zombie drama. Keep reading to find out what life has been like after "The Walking Dead."
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Since leaving "The Walking Dead," Steven Yeun has accomplished quite a bit! He found a second calling as a voice actor, bringing to life characters on "Trollhunters" and "Voltron." He also portrayed K on Netflix's "Okja" and started a family. Steven wed his longtime love, photographer Joana Pak, in December 2016. They welcomed a son, Jude, in 2017, and a daughter in 2019. Steven has since appeared in films like "Sorry to Bother You" alongside Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson and "Burning." In 2020, he starred in and executive produced "Minari" and lent his voice to a character on the Guillermo del Toro limited series "Wizards: Tales of Arcadia." Next, he'll appear in the A24 drama "The Humans" alongside Beanie Feldstein and Amy Schumer.
Sarah Wayne Callies' Lori Grimes died in childbirth during the third season of "The Walking Dead."
Sarah Wayne Callies has headlined four films — "Into the Storm," "Pay the Ghost," "The Other Side of the Door" and "The Show" — since her time on "The Walking Dead" came to an end. She also starred on "Colony" alongside "Lost" alum Josh Holloway and returned to the role of Katie Bowman on the 2017 "Prison Break" revival. In 2019, Sarah landed a main role on the eight-episode Canadian miniseries "Unspeakable." 2020 marked the year in which she landed a starring role on the short-lived NBC series "Council of Dads."
Jon Bernthal's volatile Shane was stabbed to death by his former best friend, Rick, during the second season of "The Walking Dead."
Since he left "The Walking Dead" in 2012, Jon Bernthal has appeared in a number of high-profile films including "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Baby Driver" and "Ford v Ferrari." He also starred as the titular vigilante on Netflix's "The Punisher," which ran from 2017 to 2019, and guest starred on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" from 2018 to 2019. Next up, he will appear in four more films: "Small Engine Repair," "The Many Saints of Newark," "King Richard" and "Those Who Wish Me Dead." The actor and his wife, Erin Angle, have also become parents since he left "TWD." They welcomed their first child, a boy, in 2011 while Jon was still on the zombie drama. Their second son arrived in 2013 and they welcomed a daughter in 2015.
Laurie Holden's Andrea took her own life after she got bit by Milton when he turned into a walker during the third season of "The Walking Dead."
In 2014, Laurie Holden appeared in "Dumb and Dumber To." She then popped up on three episodes of "Major Crimes" in 2014 and 2015. She also appeared in films like "Pyewacket," "Dragged Across Concrete" and "Fireheart" and lent her voice to a character in "Arctic Dogs." In 2019, the blonde beauty had a seven-episode stint on "Proven Innocent."
Chandler Riggs' Carl Grimes took his own life after discovering a bite from a walker on his torso during the eighth season of "The Walking Dead."
Gone are the days we knew him as Rick Grimes' son! Since departing "The Walking Dead," Chandler Riggs has appeared in the films "Only" and "Inherit the Viper." Since 2019, the actor has played the recurring role of Patrick "PJ" Nelson on ABC's family drama "A Million Little Things."
Emily Kinney's Beth got shot while attacking Dawn, the leader of a group of survivors at Grady Memorial Hospital, during the fifth season of "The Walking Dead."
Since she left "The Walking Dead," Emily Kinney has appeared on "The Flash" and "Arrow," "Forever," "The Knick" and "Masters of Sex." She also starred on the short-lived legal drama "Conviction" and briefly appeared on the drama "Ten Days in the Valley." In late 2015, the singer-actress released her debut full-length album, "This is War." The same year, Emily and "TWD" co-star Norman Reedus were romantically linked, though he denied they were more than friends. 2018 marked the year in which Emily released her latest album, "Oh Jonathan." In addition to calling it quits with singer-songwriter Paul McDonald, with whom she started the band The Sweetheart Deal, in 2020, Emily landed a five-episode stint on the short-lived Netflix thriller "Messiah."
The Governor decapitated Scott Wilson's Hershel during the fourth season of "The Walking Dead."
Scott Wilson appeared on several episodes of Amazon's "Bosch" following his time on "The Walking Dead." In 2016, he had a stint on "Damien" and starred on the Netflix series "The OA."
Austin Nichols' Spencer Monroe was brutally killed by Negan on the seventh season of "The Walking Dead."
Following his 15-episode stint on "The Walking Dead," Austin Nichols landed roles on "Bates Motel," "The Village" and "This Close." He's since appeared in the historical film "The Iron Orchard" and will next appear in the flick "Masquerade."
Chad L. Coleman's Tyreese died after a run-in with walkers during season 5 of "The Walking Dead."
Chad L. Coleman currently portrays Fred Johnson on the critically acclaimed Syfy series "The Expanse" and Klyden on the new sci-fi-comedy "The Orville." He also had a stint on "Arrow" in 2016. The former star of "The Walking Dead" made headlines in 2015 when he was caught on camera screaming at fellow passengers on a New York City subway. The actor told TMZ that "built-up frustration" over the Baltimore riots and the death of Freddie Gray were the root of his anger. Chad added that his outburst was triggered when he overheard another subway rider refer to him with a racial slur. In 2019, he appeared on two television shows: "All American" and "Treadwater." He will next appear on the series "Interrogation" and will lend his voice to a character on "Invincible."
Jeffrey DeMunn's Dale died after a walker attacked him during the second season of "The Walking Dead."
Jeffrey DeMunn went on to star on the short-lived 2013 TNT drama "Mob City." He's also appeared on episodes of "Chicago Fire," "The Good Wife," "The Affair," "The Blacklist" and "Divorce." He had a role in the Thurgood Marshall biopic "Marshall" and currently portrays Chuck Rhoades Sr. on Showtime's "Billions."
Sonequa Martin-Green's Sasha took her own life rather than betray her friends on the finale of the seventh season of "The Walking Dead."
Sonequa Martin-Green is doing just fine since she left "The Walking Dead." She currently stars as Michael Burnham on "Star Trek: Discovery." She appeared in the films "Holiday Rush" and "The Outside Story." Sonequa will next appear in "Space Jam: A New Legacy," which is slated to debut in 2021.
Emma Bell's Amy turned after walkers attacked her during the first season of "The Walking Dead."
Emma Bell went on to star on the TNT reboot of "Dallas." She also appeared in 2011's "Final Destination 5" and in 2017's "A Quiet Passion" and popped up on episodes of "Rizzoli & Isles," "American Horror Story" and "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World." In 2019, she appeared in three films: "Plus One," "Deviant Love" and "Why?" Her latest film, "The Argument," debuted in 2020.
The Governor killed Michael Rooker's Merle by shooting him several times in the chest during the third season of "The Walking Dead."
After he left "The Walking Dead," Michael Rooker starred as Yondu in 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and its 2017 sequel. He's since appeared in films like "Bolden," "Brightburn" and "Fantasy Island" and had a two-episode stint on "True Detective." In 2021, Michael — who beat the coronavirus in 2020 — will appear in three films: "Monster Problems," "F9" and "The Suicide Squad."
After Michonne stabbed David Morrissey's Philip "The Governor" Blake in the back during Season 4 of "The Walking Dead," his girlfriend, Lilly, finished him off by shooting him in the head.
David Morrissey went on to star on the second seasons of "Extant" and "The Missing." He's also headlined a couple high-profile theater productions in London and stars on the British series "Britannia," which debuted in 2017. He's since appeared on television series including "The City & the City," "Good Omens," "Inside No. 9" and "The Singapore Grip." He will next appear in the film "Dampyr."
Tom Payne's Jesus was killed by the Whisperers during the ninth season of "The Walking Dead."
Since appearing on "The Walking Dead," Tom Payne went on to land the starring role of Malcolm Bright on FOX's "Prodigal Son." The series, which premiered in September 2019, was renewed for a second season in 2020. 2019 also marked the year in which Tom lent his voice to a character in the Netflix sci-fi film "Io."
Michael Cudlitz's Abraham Ford was killed by Negan's bat Lucille during the seventh season opener of "The Walking Dead."
After his time on "TWD," Michael Cudlitz appeared on "Ballers" and "Young Sheldon" and in the film "Driven." From 2018 to 2019, he starred as Mike Cleary on the short-lived ABC sitcom "The Kids Are Alright."