In 2002, it was announced that 98 Degrees were taking a break. However, it turned out that the group disbanded permanently. Drew Lachey resurfaced on screen, this time as Brad in the Canadian thriller movie The Wisher (2002). He too seemed in a lot of episodes of MTVâ€™s reality series â€śNewlyweds: Nick And Jessicaâ€ť (2003-2005) and the special show Nick & Jessicaâ€™s Family Christmas (2004, TV), starring his brother and then-wife Jessica Simpson.
Lachey, who in 2003 guest starred in the teen sitcom â€śSabrina, the Teenage Witch,â€ť delved into his acting skills on action with the role of Mark in the Broadway musical â€śRentâ€ť (2005). On how he acquired the part, Lachey said, â€śBack when Hairspray was about to go to Broadway, [casting director] Bernie Telsey referred to as my manager and said they were having headaches finding a Link Larkin. So I flew to New York, auditioned and worked with Marc Shaiman. I guess Bernie remembered my audition. He asked me about Rent, and the role of Mark was a normal fit.â€ť
In 2006, Lachey co-hosted the Miss USA pageant, alongside Access Hollywood star Nancy Oâ€™Dell. In addition, he joined in the second season of ABCâ€™s hit reality show â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť (2006). Teaming up with Cheryl Burke, Lachey earned the champion title of the season and was handed a Teen Choice award for Choice Reality Star.
He and Cheryl Burke re-teamed for the â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť Tour, (began on December 19, 2006). Other celebrities involved in the tour were Joey McIntyre, Joey Lawrence, Willa Ford, Lisa Rinna and her husband Harry Hamlin. In 2007, Lachey is set to appear in a sport-themed comedy picture titled The Comebacks, directed by Tom Brady.
|Day of Birth||8 August 1976|
|Place of Birth||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|