Back to Where Are They Now: The Cast of 'Footloose'
Lori Singer: Before she landed the role of rebellious Ariel, Singer was a Juilliard-trained cellist best known for her role as cello student Julie Miller on TV's 'Fame.' 'Footloose' would prove to be the peak of her career. Though a couple of mainstream movies followed ('The Falcon and the Snowman,' 'The Man With One Red Shoe'), Singer soon found herself co-starring in little-seen indie movies. Arguably, her biggest role of the last quarter century was in the ensemble of Robert Altman's sprawling 'Short Cuts' (1993, co-starring fellow "Footloose' hoofer Chris Penn), in which she played a suicidal cellist -- a role Altman created with her in mind. Over the last 15 years or so, she seems to have spent more time on her classical music career and raising a family than on acting. In the spring of 2011, the 53-year-old resurfaced in a guest spot on TV's 'Law & Order: SVU,' playing the mother of a kidnapped child. In a 2010 interview, Singer said she didn't mind being identified primarily with 'Footloose.' "I'm proud to be that rebel forever," she said. "It reminds me to carry that spirit with me."