James landed starring roles in "Varsity Blues" and "The Rules of Attraction" during the height of his "Dawson's" success, but after the show wrapped in 2003, his career cooled. It didn't pick up momentum again until 2012, when James won the role he was born to play -- himself! Now James Van Der Beek stars as hard-partying, washed-up actor James Van Der Beek on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23." In addition to the resurgence in his star power, James also experienced a newfound peace at home. He divorced actress Heather McComb after six years of marriage in 2009. A year later, he wed his pregnant girlfriend, business consultant Kimberly Brook. Now the happy couple are parents of Olivia, 2, and Joshua, 10 months.