Long live the Gallaghers!

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So to celebrate this iconic show, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the cast in their first episodes vs. their last:

1. William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

2. Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode1)

Last episode (2019): “Found” (Season 9, Episode 14)

What she’s up to now: Since leaving Shameless, Emmy has directed an episode of Modern Love and has recently starred in and executive produced the new show, Angelyne.

3. Jeremy Allen White as Philip “Lip” Gallagher

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

4. Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

5. Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

6. Christian Isaiah as Liam Gallagher

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First episode (2017): “We Become What We…Frank” (Season 8, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

Obviously, Liam has been a character since day 1, but Christian didn’t start acting on the show until Season 8.

7. Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

8. Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

9. Steve Howey as Kevin Ball

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

10. Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich

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First episode (2011): “Aunt Ginger” (Season 1, Episode 3)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

11. Kate Miner as Tami Tamietti

Shameless

First episode (2018): “Are You There Shim? It’s Me, Ian.” (Season 9, Episode 1)

Last episode (2021): “Father Frank, Full of Grace” (Season 11, Episode 12)

12. Justin Chatwin as Steve Wilton/Jimmy Lishman

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First episode (2011): “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last episode (2015): “Tell Me You F***ing Need Me” (Season 5, Episode 7)

What he’s up to now: Since leaving the show, Justin has starred in several films and TV shows. He is currently in Another Life, playing scientist Erik Wallace.

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