Celebrities And Their Unexpected Day Jobs

Published on 01/22/2021
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Although we mere mortals are unable to imagine celebrities leading an unhappy life, it does happen. Often too much is the pace, pressure, media, and travel. They want to take a break in order to do something else they enjoy. Usually, people don’t even remember they started once in Hollywood when they were so well settled back into “normal life.” So, who are the celebrities who left behind the glory of an essential life that is lower than that? Keep reading to find out who these celebrities are, to find out!

Kirk Cameron – Religion

For his role in Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron is best remembered. Despite getting two Golden Globe nominations, he decided to give up acting and make a bigger commitment to his faith. He is very active with his church, hosts an evangelical television show, and occasionally makes appearances.

Kirk Cameron – Religion

Kirk Cameron – Religion

Josh Saviano – Lawyer

For good, Josh Saviano has abandoned Hollywood. For his role in The Wonder Years, he became well known. After the show, he went to Yale and earned a political science degree. He then opted to pursue a degree in law and graduated from Cardozo. He worked for many years as a lawyer at Morrison Cohen LLP and currently works on his law-related projects.

Josh Saviano – Lawyer

Josh Saviano – Lawyer

Greta Garbo

Leaving Hollywood at the height of your career is nearly unheard of. But that’s exactly what Greta Garbo did. The three-time Academy Award-nominated actress started her silent film career before speaking debut in Anna Christie in 1930. After a spell of “box office poison.” she decided to retire at the age of 35. Garbo enjoyed a retirement vacation life of leisure. She also started a massive art collection that, by the time she died, was worth millions.

Greta Gerbo

Greta Garbo

Peter Ostrum – Veterinarian

In Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Peter Ostrum is best known as Charlie. He decided that acting was not his passion and realized that to help animals, there was something he wanted to do. He got a degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. At the moment, he is a practicing vet and mostly treats horses.

Peter Ostrum – Veterinarian

Peter Ostrum – Veterinarian

Danny Lloyd

In “The Shining,” Danny Lloyd played Danny Torrance. In 1982, he retired from acting. Lloyd quit the acting profession around the age of 13 or 14 because he grew tired of the process of auditioning. He has no regrets. As of 2017, he is working as a teacher at a community college in Kentucky.

Dany Lloyd

Dany Lloyd

MC Hammer

Stanley Kirk Burrell, aka MC Hammer, had an incredible career in music. From the late 1980s until the early 1990s, he had amazing commercial success and popularity. He decided to switch careers after accumulating over $13 million of debt. Presently, he officiates weddings, teaches and develops Apple apps.

Mc Hammer

MC Hammer

Jeff Cohen – Lawyer/Writer

Jeff Cohen is well known for his chubby character in The Goonies. He played the character named “Chunk.” He worked hard to modify his image after the film. He started playing football and lost a large amount of weight. He went to Berkeley college and then to UCLA law school. He is still practicing law to this day. We’re proud of you, Jeff!

Jeff Cohen LawyerWriter

Jeff Cohen Lawyer/Writer

Gary Coleman – Security Guard

Gary Coleman was a household name during the 70s and 80s, after his role in the hit television show Diff’rent Strokes. He was an adorable young actor that won over Americans with his humor. But it appears that his career was short-lived. Although he was seen as one of the most promising stars of the time, Coleman later struggled financially. Unfortunately, while working as a security guard in 2010, he passed away.

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Harvard Graduate

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a very cute heartthrob for a teen. He is renowned for portraying Randy Taylor in Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King and Pinocchio in New Line Cinema’s 1996 film The Adventures of Pinocchio on Home Improvement and voicing young Simba. To pursue his education, he decided to leave acting. He studied in Scotland at Harvard, Columbia, and St. Andrew’s University. The schools are pretty impressive, JTT!

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Harvard Graduate

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – Harvard Graduate

Carrie Henn

Carrie Hen was the adorable girl in Alien, starring alongside Sigourney Weaver. Henn won the Saturn Award for “Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress.” That same year, she was nominated for the Young Artist Awards as well. That was the only role for her. She decided to pursue education and is still in the profession!

Carrie Henn

Carrie Henn

Doris Day

Doris Day was the talk of the city during the ’60s and’ 70s, becoming one of the biggest stars of that time. A true Hollywood legend, her name is never going to be forgotten. However, this star took herself out of the spotlight after facing personal issues of her own. She shifted her attention to her family life and also helped to recover wounded animals!

Doris Day

Doris Day

Lark Voorhies

In Saved by The Bell, Lark Voorhies was known as Lisa Turtle. She was nominated six times for the Young Artist Award, winning for her work in the show in 1990 and 1993. During her career, she took on a couple of other small acting roles. To pursue writing, she left acting. To date, she has three books published!

Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies

Barret Oliver

Beginning as a child actor, Barret Oliver temporarily stole our hearts in The Never Ending Story. His career ended when he became an adult after his last role in 1989 and decided acting was not for him. It was not for him to act. He decided and preferred to be on the other side of the camera. He works in printing and photography now, and he has proven himself successful in this field. His work has been shown in museums and gallery exhibitions.

Barret Oliver

Barret Oliver

Rick Moranis

In Hollywood movies like Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. This Canadian actor is most recognized for lead roles. After losing his wife in 1991, Rick decided to give up his acting career for six years to focus on his kids. The traveling that went along with filming was too much to handle when being a single parent. He’s made a comeback to voice acting in the past decade, however.

Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis

Brittany Ashton Holmes

Brittany Ashton Holmes became known when she played a character named Darla in Little Rascals. Her acting career was short-lived, and she decided she did not want to be in the limelight when she grew up. She is pursuing a degree in political science now and is a barista.

Brittany Ashton Holmes

Brittany Ashton Holmes

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was awarded a special youth Oscar at seven for her contribution to film in the year 1935. By age 22, Temple had lost interest in acting entirely. As a politician and diplomat, she returned to the spotlight in the 1960s and, in 1989, as the US ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

Andrew Shue

The young heartthrob of Melrose Place, Shue, became one of the world’s most famous mommy bloggers for seven years during the ’90s. The former actor exchanged scripts for content and co-founded CaféMom alongside his childhood best friend, Michael Sanchez. CaféMom is a social networking site that focuses on women’s interests and provides assistance, advice, and suggestions.

Andrew Shue

Andrew Shue

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes was a child star who, as a young adult, continued to have an acting career. To pursue fashion design, she decided to abandon the spotlight. She was best known for her television and film work throughout the 1990s and 2000s. She has received numerous awards, including a Critics’ Choice Award and seven Kids’ Choice Awards.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Angus T. Jones

Angus T. Jones became popular for his role in Two and a Half Men. After he left the show, he faced some controversy in his personal life and in the media. He became a Seventh Day Adventist and worked for a P.Diddy-founded multimedia company.

Angus T. Jones

Angus T. Jones

Jack Gleeson

The not so lovely King Joffrey was Jack Gleeson in Game of Thrones. He chose to take a break from acting because he did not enjoy it as much as he used to. At present, he is a full-time student, deciding what to do with his career.

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson was an unbelievable actress as a child! She gave very memorable performances in films like Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street. She decided to pursue writing and philanthropy instead of continuing with acting. She wrote a book that was published in 2016, acting like a kid, about her experiences. Wilson is currently working for a nonprofit called Publicolor in New York.

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Danica McKellar

In The Wonder Years, everybody remembers Danica McKellar as the lovely Winnie Cooper. She is a woman of tremendous talent. She was always gifted in school and graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She has published many math books, including “Math Doesn’t Suck.” She has brought math to the small screen with her show called Math Bites.

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar

Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz was a massive star in the 90s. He is best known for his star role in Malcolm in the Middle. He was nominated for 2 Golden Globes and an Emmy. Awesome! In addition to acting, he is a very talented race car driver. Today, he continues to pursue race car driving.

Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz

Andrea Barber

Andrea Barber is best remembered for playing Kimmy Gibbler in Full House. She returned recently as her original character in the Netflix reboot. After Full House, aside from acting, she attended Whittier College in California, where she earned an English degree. She studied at the University of York afterward. She returned to the USA to direct Whittier’s international study program.

Andrea Barber

Andrea Barber

Tony Danza

Tony Danza is both a former professional boxer and an actor as well. After Who’s The Boss rapped, he starred in the reality show Teach: Tony Danza that featured him teaching a 10th grade English class in Philadelphia. His goal was to raise awareness of the educational state of America.

Tony Danza

Tony Danza

Karl Malone

For the 55-year-old Karl Malone, the days of his super successful basketball career are long gone. Following his career on the court, Malone took on several interesting jobs. He took his shot, wrestling as well, at the silver screen. After all that, he decided to become a lumber trucker.

Karl Malone

Karl Malone

Terrell Owens

In the NFL, Terrell Owens has earned himself quite a name. There is something else in his eyes now that he has retired from the pitch. It seems like his heart is telling him to pursue a career in modeling while he has a collection of jobs offered. What are your ideas on that?

Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens

Macaulay Culkin

Who could have forgotten our eight-year-old favorite, who was left at home alone? Even though, for the most part, he fell off the grid when he entered his late teens, we have seen minor appearances from him here and there. One such example of this was his spoof commercial for Home Alone for Google. Nowadays, he’s pursuing a newfound interest – creating a comedic rock band.

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel, of course, played Topanga in the hit ’90s Boy Meets World sitcom. The show lasted many years, and when it wrapped up, she wanted to pursue something different. Fishel chose to host the satirical show The Dish, and she reports for Popsugar. She has recently returned to acting as Topanga in the Disney spin-off series, Girl Meets World.

Daniel Fishel

Daniel Fishel

Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr. was, for sure, a teenage heartthrob. He played major roles that captivated everyone’s hearts in I Know What You Did Last Summer and She’s All That. Since he left the big screen, he has put a lot of time into cooking. He published his cookbook in the year 2016.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Lucy Liu

In Ling Woo, Ally McBeal was played by none other than Lucy Liu. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy because of her work! She, too, was Alex in the Angels of Charlie, of course. Aside from acting, she works in the visual arts world. She does pictures and paintings. A great deal of her work was donated to charity. Pretty cool, Lucy!

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Elizabeth Berkley

For her role in Saved By The Bell is where Elizabeth Berkley is best known. She has also appeared in a range of film and stage productions. Recently, she’s been taking a break from acting and is concentrating on writing. She wrote a self-help book called Ask-Elizabeth in 2011.

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

Linda Kozlowski

Linda Kozlowski from Crocodile Dundee is, unfortunately, no longer an actress. For quite a while now, she has been out of business. She married her ex-husband, Paul Hogan after the two met on set. They have been married for 23 years, and they have a teenage son together! Since then, the two have been divorced, and Linda Kozlowski is reportedly moving with her new partner, Moulay Hafid Baba, to Morocco. She is no longer in the show business and is spending a great deal of time on her personal life.

Linda Kowoloski

Linda Kowoloski

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey certainly became a massive star in the 90s with films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask. He took a break from acting to pursue painting. For the last six years, that has been his focus. He even has his own exhibit at a gallery in Las Vegas.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal was a martial arts instructor in Japan before he moved back to the USA to pursue acting. After retiring from acting, he went into law enforcement. He was the Reserve Deputy Sheriff of the Lousiana Police Department. Did you know that in Aikido, Steven Seagal is a 7th-dan black belt? Pretty awesome, right?

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar, of course, played Buffy for years. A show that we love! Lately, she has pursued her other passion: cooking. She co-founded her own start-up called Foodstirs. It sells baking kits for children. She has been married to Freddie Prinze Jr. for over 15 years! She also loves to cook.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice is a rapper who, of course, rose to fame in 1985. He is currently pursuing real estate. He buys homes, renovates them, and later sells them. His show, which can be seen on HGTV, is his Vanilla Ice Project, which features him leading home renovations.

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Gary Dourdan

Actor Gary Dourdan is best known as Warrick Brown, Shazza Zulu in the television series A Different World, and Mickey Monroe in the crime thriller Righteous Villains for his role in CSI. Did you know that for eight years, he had been on CSI? His character was sadly killed off at the start of season 9. These days, he collects cars and is pursuing a career in DJing.

Gary Dourdan

Gary Dourdan

Helen Hunt

Actor Gary Dourdan is best known as Warrick Brown, Shazza Zulu in the television series A Different World, and Mickey Monroe in the crime thriller Righteous Villains for his role in CSI. Did you know that for eight years, he had been on CSI? His character was sadly killed off at the start of season 9. These days, he collects cars and is pursuing a career in DJing.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Nick Offerman

He plays a manly man, Ron Swanson, and has received a lot of praise for his role. He continues to act, but a side job is also pursued: carpentry. He was fond of crafting furniture and ships. He is also known for his role in The Founder, in which he portrays one of the brothers who developed the McDonald’s fast-food chain, Richard McDonald.

Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman

Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton is famous for being a beautiful Playboy Bunny. She also has experience with television, movies, and five albums she’s recorded! She is an extraordinarily talented lady. In the 1980s, she retired from show business to raise her kids and currently works in real estate.

Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton

Sharona Alperin

There’s no doubt that you have heard of the song named ‘My Sharona’ Doug Fieger wrote these lyrics for his 1979 hit after his girlfriend, Sharona. They’ve been together for four years. Alperin is now a realtor in LA and has many entertainment industry clients.

Sharona Alperin

Sharona Alperin

Al Franken

Al Franken is hilarious! He was an incredible SNL actor and writer. He was an amazing actor and writer on SNL. He has authored several satirical books as well. He has a keen political interest and is running for a Senate seat. He won the Minnesota seat in 2009 and was re-elected in 2014 for a second term. Awesome!

Al Franken

Al Franken

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is a songwriter and singer. He is best known for being part of the well-known rock band of the 1990s, Oasis. He began his own clothing line after Oasis, called Pretty Green, which is still operating today. Gallagher is noted for his outspoken and abrasive manner, a penchant for wearing parkas, and distinctive singing style as one of the most recognizable British music figures.

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Roseanne Barr

In the sitcom Roseanne, Roseanne Barr played a hilarious mom. She is now renowned and hopes to be elected to office for her political work. She was a candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party in the 2012 presidential election. In 6th place, she arrived. Ever since the election, she has appeared on many TV programs discussing politics.

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Jon Gosselin

Jon became famous due to the success of the TLC show Jon and Kate Plus 8. When Discovery Health offered the couple a reality series chronicling their family’s lives, Jon and his former wife received local media coverage until the sextuplets were 17 months old. He divorced Kate in 2009 and worked a series of jobs. He is currently a DJ performing in his hometown of Atlantic City.

Jon Gosselin

Jon Gosselin

Chris Owen

Chris Owen is a photographer and an American actor. In the American Pie film franchise, he is best known for his role as Chuck Sherman, a.k.a. The Sherminator, appearing in American Pie, American Pie 2, American Pie Presents: Band Camp and American Reunion. In all of the franchise’s films and projects, he is the only actor to appear. He still resides in LA and works as a waiter at a sushi restaurant.

Chris Owen

Chris Owen

Ariana Richards

Ariana Richards was a child actress in the 80s who appeared in Tremors and Jurassic Park films. She changed occupations and decided to pursue painting. She traveled to Skidmore and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena to study art.

Ariana Richards

Ariana Richards

Tommy Rettig

Tommy is renowned, of course, for being Lassie’s best friend. He also co-starred in the mid-1960s television teen soap opera Never Too Young with another former child actor, Tony Dow, and recorded the song with the group, The TR-4, under that title. After the show wrapped, he pursued some other acting projects, but he was unsatisfied. He became a software engineer and worked working with computers until he died in 1996.

Tommy Rettig

Tommy Rettig

Mackenzie Rosman

Mackenzie Rosman is renowned in 7th Heaven for portraying the character named Ruthie Camden. For the majority of her childhood and teenage years, she was on the show. Outside of acting, she is a devout philanthropist. She is most involved as chairwoman of Curefinders, which assists children suffering from cystic fibrosis.

Mackenzie Rosman

Mackenzie Rosman

Steven Anthony Lawrence

Steven Anthony Lawrence is most famous for his work on Disney Channel. He appeared in the beloved show, Even Stevens. However, he didn’t leave acting soon after that. He later appeared on several other kid-friendly TV shows and movies. Once he retired from the world of acting, he settled into a life of teaching, which he adores. He now teaches acting techniques and helps his pupils prepare to handle the business side of acting as well.

Steven Anthony Lawrence

Steven Anthony Lawrence

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad was first seen on the reality show, Laguna Beach, before graduating and moving on to the sequel series, The Hills. When 2009 came around, Lauren wasn’t able to see herself as taking part in another reality TV show. So, she steered her career in another direction. Despite the fact that she was the highest-paid cast member on The Hills, Lauren knew career longevity in reality TV is uncommon. Instead, she’s gone on to write a successful book series as well as design clothing.

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

Kevin Jonas

Who hasn’t heard of the iconic Jonas Brothers? Kevin was one-third of the singing trio and he got a taste of stardom when he was rather young. After he had met and married his wife, Danielle, Kevin decided it was time to take care of his family with a more reliable and practical career. So, he became a contractor and entrepreneur. However, he and his two brothers have recently reunited their band and have resumed releasing music!

Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas

Dylan Sprouse

With his twin brother, Cole, Dylan Sprouse started acting at just 8 months old. The two are most famous for their hit TV show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on Disney Channel. Additionally, the twins shared the role of Julian McGrath in Big Daddy. After the twins’ show came to an end, Dylan decided to enroll in NYU and pursue other interests outside of acting. These days, he’s a brewer and co-founder of the All-Wise Meadery in Brooklyn, New York. There, he’s a CEO and head mazer.

Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse

Cameron Diaz

Last appearing in Annie in 2014, Cameron Diaz has retired from acting. Instead, she’s now the author of two self-help books: The Body Book and The Longevity Book. She’s spoken about the fact that she’d experienced fame at such a young age and that she hadn’t taken time to have a private life. So, it was crucial for her to take time for herself and who knows, maybe one day she’ll return to the spotlight?

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Phoebe Cates

Who could forget Pheobe Cates’ incredible performance in Fast Times and Ridgemont High? There’s no doubt in our minds that she could have easily become the next A-list celebrity in Hollywood. However, she instead chose to lead a quiet life outside of the spotlight. She retired from acting and became a stay-at-home mom for a while. After she’d gotten married to Kevin Kline, she was inspired. And so, she started working at her boutique in New York, Blue Tree.

Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates

Kris Humphries

You must have heard the name Kris Humphries at some point or another. The Minneapolis-born basketball player has played for nine professional teams, including the New Jersey and Brooklyn Nets. However, he never once played for his hometown team, the Minnesota Timberwolves. But then, something changed. He met Kim Kardashian. Kris married Kim and all of a sudden, the spotlight followed him everywhere. After he and Kim divorced just 72 days later, he retired from the NBA, moved back home, and began franchising fast-casual restaurants.

Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries

Shaquille O’Neal

He may not be great at free throws, but there’s a lot going on with the beloved Shaquille O’Neal. In addition to his successful NBA career, he’s appeared in movies, created hip-hop albums, and did some basketball commentating. All the same, he has one post-basketball career that’s different than the others. Shaquille loves cops, so he decided to become one – in multiple cities. He’s gone through Los Angeles’ sheriff academy and became a reserve officer. In fact, he’s busted perps committing a hate crime in Miami. Additionally, he participated in cases in Virginia and Georgia, becoming an honorary sheriff’s deputy in both states.

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal

Nikki Blonsky

When she appeared in 2007’s Hairspray alongside John Travolta and Zac Efron, Nikki Blonsky blew people away. After that performance, she wasn’t able to land more major roles. So, she left Hollywood altogether and found other ways to pay her rent. Nowadays, she works at a hair salon in New York City as a cosmetologist and is doing great! While she did make a brief return to Hollywood in 2017 for the movie Dog Years, she’s been keeping to herself since.

Nikki Blonsky

Nikki Blonsky

Gene Hackman

At first, Welcome to Mooseport was meant to be a gentle comedy. This was a rare opportunity for Gene Hackman to get some laughs while starring alongside Ray Romano. Instead, all it did was cause Gene to decide to retire from acting altogether. Nowadays, the former actor is spending his days writing books – historical novels, to be exact. All the same, we’ll always think of him when we watch movies like Bonnie and Clyde, Superman, and Unforgiven.

Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman

Hayden Christensen

After appearing in the Star Wars movies, Hayden Christensen was offered many opportunities to keep acting in big movies. However, the actor turned them all down, one after another. He instead bought land in Ontario, Canada, and began working on his very own farm. Later on, he started his own clothing company. In 2017, he returned to Hollywood, appearing in a movie named First Kill. Maybe he’s back for good?

Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen

Michael Schoeffling

If you’re someone who’s grown up watching Sixteen Candles, you must have had a crush on Jake Ryan – we all did, honestly. The actor who played the iconic character, Michael Schoeffling, was undoubtedly about to become America’s male sweetheart. Things took an unexpected turn, however. After Sixteen Candles, he appeared in eight movies before calling it quits. He got bored with the entertainment industry and wanted to spend more time with his family. So, he moved to Pennsylvania and became a woodworker, making custom furniture.

Michael Schoeffling

Michael Schoeffling

Ali McGraw

We’ve all heard of Ali McGraw. The successful actress was honored in Hollywood with impressions of her footprints and an autograph in front of the famous Grauman’s Theater after appearing in just three movies. All the same, the financial benefits of being a movie star weren’t enough for Ali to stay in the business. After spending decades acting, Ali turned to yoga in her 50s and it completely changed her perspective. She became a yoga teacher after that.

Ali McGraw

Ali McGraw

Mike Vitar

Mike Vitar was the go-to actor in Hollywood for sports movies in his youth after he starred in The Sandlot and The Mighty Ducks franchise. The young actor quickly realized how unstable life as an actor can be, so he said goodbye to his fame in favor of becoming a firefighter. After graduating from high school, he worked for Gerber Ambulance. Helping emergency medical services was part of the reason he wanted to become a firefighter.

Mike Vitar

Mike Vitar

Jamie Walters

After Aaron Spelling created a character tailored to Jamie Walters on Beverly Hills 90210, Jamie left after two seasons to pursue his musical career instead. Unfortunately, his music career didn’t take off the way he’d hoped, and so, Jamie went on to train to become a paramedic. Still living in Los Angeles, he now works full-time for the Los Angeles City Fire Department as a firefighter and paramedic.

Jamie Walters

Jamie Walters

Charlie Korsmo

Seeing as he’s now a law professor at Cal Western Reserve University’s Law School, you’d never guess that Charlie Korsmo was once a child star in Hollywood. He’d starred in Men Don’t Leave, Dick Tracy, What About Bob?, and Hook. Recently, however, he’s been active in law rather than acting. All the same, he’d appeared in the movie Chained for Life back in 2018, so maybe he’s still interested in acting gigs every now and again?

Charlie Korsmo

Charlie Korsmo

Danielle Christine Fishel

Most famous for her role as Topanga in Boy Meets World, Danielle Christine Fishel is now a writer for PopSugar and appears on their YouTube channel, PopSugar Girls Guide. It’s funny to think about how she’d been interviewed so much at the start of her career, and now she’s the one doing the interviews! Despite the fact that she hasn’t acted in a long while, there still are articles about her on PopSugar.

Danielle Christine Fishel

Danielle Christine Fishel

Geena Davis

Known for her roles in movies like Thelma & Louis and A League of Their Own, Geena Davis was always playing empowered women, and for good reason. Having been in some roles that really resonated with women, I became hyper-aware of how women are represented in Hollywood,” she once said. So, it’s not surprising that she’s now an activist. She’s sponsored research that discovered that women only make up 17% of crowd scenes in movies. She also founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2006 to promote gender equality and balance in the media.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Karyn Parsons

If you’ve watched The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you know who Karyn Parsons is – she played Hilary Banks. After she played on the show, she decided to found the Sweet Blackberry Foundation. It’s a production company that educates children about Black history. The foundation creates incredible movies. One of them, The Journey of Henry Box Brown, tells the incredible story of former slave Henry Brown who literally mailed himself to freedom in a wooden crate.

Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons

Jennie Garth

A lot of Beverly Hills 90210 fans loved watching Jennie Garth play the character of Kelly Taylor on TV. She made other TV appearances in shows like What I Like About You, Dancing with the Stars, and even had her own reality show, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country. While she’s still active in Hollywood, she’s also branched out into different career ventures. She became a businesswoman and collaborates with amazing brands.

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Lisa Whelchel

Lisa Whelchel played Blair Warner on The Facts of Life and then decided to walk away from acting. She’d gotten married to Steven Cauble and then decided to become a stay-at-home mom and author. The writer has been making some nice money after publishing ten books on motherhood, religion, and a memoir as well. While she said goodbye to acting, she still came back to TV for Survivor: Philippines season 25. She won $100,000 as runner-up!

Lisa Whelchel

Lisa Whelchel

Kal Penn

Back in 2004, Kal Penn went to White Castle. Then, in 2009, he went to the White House. That’s quite the upgrade. Despite his comedic on-screen appearances in the Harold & Kumar franchise, he got a serious position in the White House Office of Public Engagement. Using his real name, Kalpen Modi, he worked with the government. After serving in this position for two years, he came back to Hollywood.

Kal Penn

Kal Penn

Audrey Hepburn

Who hasn’t seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Everyone adores that movie, let’s be honest. Audrey Hepburn was a classic Hollywood style influence that we can still see in fashion today. While she did an amazing job acting, people tend to forget that she retired just a few years after her career peaked in Hollywood. Instead, she ventured into another world, working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for all her adult life. In 1988, however, after she retired from acting, she became an official ambassador.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Cary Grant

The suave and handsome actor, Cary Grant, was Hollywood’s leading man who was able to flawlessly tackle any genre. In 1966, at age 62, he decided he no longer wanted to act. That’s when he became a board member for many companies. One company he was a board member of was Faberge. People assumed it was an honorary position, but Cary took the role very seriously. The same was true for his time serving on boards for MGM, the Academy of Magical Arts, and Western Airlines.

Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Gerardo

Remember the ’90s Latin hip-hop hit Rico Suave? Weirdly enough, that song was not recorded by an artist named Rico. The voice behind the track belonged to Gerardo. After he transitioned into a behind-the-scenes music industry job, he threw everyone a curveball. In 2013, he announced that he was rededicating his life to the Lord. He then became a youth pastor in Kansas and Kentucky.

Gerardo

Gerardo

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