The famous celebrities that we see on our television screen may not be in the industry in the coming years, and that is a simple fact of life. When this happens, we usually see these personalities taking different career paths to cope up with the situation. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the alternative career choices these celebrities took.
ALFONSO RIBEIRO – HOST
Alfonso Ribeiro became famous after getting the role of Carlton Banks in the popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He also appeared as Maxwell Stanton in another sitcom in the 90s called In the House.Acting may be one of his fortes, but that’s not the only thing he can offer on the table.
In recent years, we have seen him hosting several shows, which proves that he’s just more than your one-dimensional celebrity. He also showed another strong part of his personality by winning the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. Ribeiro made headlines recently after he and his team of attorney filed a lawsuit against a game developer regarding the rights of the dance moves he popularized, which is called the “Carlton dance.”
KIRK CAMERON – EVANGELIST
Kirk Cameron is one of the most famous personalities during the ‘80s until the ‘90s. He mostly gained his fame with his role as Mike Seaver in the hit sitcom Growing Pains. He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for the role. Cameron started out as a child actor in films such as Like Father Like Son and Listen to Me. Before he left mainstream film and television, Cameron did a slew of Christian-themed films like Left Behind: The Movie and two other Left Behind films where he played the role of Cameron Williams. After his time investment in acting, he left the mainstream scene and focused more on his religious growth.
At the later part of his religious journey, he paired up with Ray Comfort and founded an evangelical ministry, The Way of the Master. He also worked together with his wife and established The Firefly Foundation. He can still be seen in several movie projects, and it looks like he won’t be needing any bankruptcy lawyers anytime soon.
PETER OSTRUM – VETERINARIAN
Peter Ostrum’s sole project in Hollywood was the classic 1971 motion picture Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Charlie Bucket. When Ostrum was selected as Willy Wonka by the talent agent, he was only 12 years old. Although he thought that making movies was a very interesting and attractive thing, he refused the following contract and decided to return to normal life.
After filming the film, he developed a huge fascination with animals, specifically horses. This passion for animals and his pursuit for a degree in Veterinary were greatly influenced by vets who are working near the set where they shot the film. After contemplating for a bit, Ostrum realized that acting might not be his cup of tea and wasted no time in his studies. He’s currently practicing and living in New York with his family and his beloved animals.
NIKKI BLONSKY – HAIRSTYLIST
Nicole Blonsky is an actress, singer and dancer. She is famous for playing the role of Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 romantic-comedy film Hairspray. As well remembered, Nicole Blonsky began her mainstream journey after playing this movie. Her aspiration of becoming a professional artist may be influenced by this movie. So we can see that she rarely participates in filming since then, except Huge, where she played Willamena Rader and got a Teen Choice Award nomination.
Nicole Blonsky has been simultaneously doing her acting and cosmetic career at the same time since 2011, right after she finished her course in cosmetology. Aside from acting, Nikki Blonsky is also making profits and deliberately pushing herself away from any loans by working as a part-time hairstylist. She not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill stylist as Blonsky is actually a licensed makeup artist and hairstylist in Great Neck, New York.
CHRIS OWEN – WAITER
The American Pie franchise has become one of the staples when it comes to American pop culture movies. For those who have seen any of the movies in the collection, you’ll definitely be going to spot Chris Owen. Owen began to star in movies when he was 10 years old. After that, he has participated in many movies and accumulated a lot of audiences, which laid the foundation for his fame.
Well, in this movie, Owen portrayed the character of Chuck Sherman, who is also known as “The Sherinator.” We have to give him credit for giving life to one of the most iconic characters that pushed the boundaries of American pop culture. A few years ago, though, he was spotted working in a restaurant as a waiter. He says that he likes acting but he also needs this work to
DANNY LLOYD – BIOLOGY PROFESSOR
Danny Lloyd had the pleasure of working in the industry and appeared in one of the most iconic psychological horror of all time, The Shining, which was based on Stephen King’s novel with the same name. Yes, he was the child that portrayed Danny Torrance in that film. He also starred in the show Will: G. Gordon Liddy as the young Liddy.
After his brief stay in Hollywood, he decided to lead a normal life and focus on his studies and kept his personal information private. This might be a good move for him since he was able to grab a degree in college, and he’s now working as a biology professor. Surprisingly, Lloyd played as a spectator in Doctor Sleep in 2019. Though it was a cameo role, it was his first role in 38 years.
TONY DANZA – ENGLISH TEACHER
Tony Danza is one of those people who received a gift of talent in all facets of life. He’s a skilled actor, comedian, and a well-respected singer. He starred in Taxi and Who’s the Boss?. Due to his excellent performances, he was nominated for Emmy Award and Golden Globe Awards. He’s also a gifted dancer, a brave boxer, and a very competent educator. Yes, you got that right, he’s also a teacher.
During the 2009-2010 school year, Danza appeared as a co-teacher on A&E’s reality show called Teach: Tony Danza and shared his knowledge with tenth-graders. He also expressed his thoughts in the book he wrote called I’d Like to Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Rookie Teacher at Northeast High. This showed how much he values his degree in teaching.
FREDDIE PRINZE JR. – COOK
Freddie Prinze Jr. was one of the hottest young stars of the 90s. Thanks to his good looks and charming personality, he was able to grab the hearts of his fans, especially the ladies! The heartthrob rose to prominence after appearing in films such as She’s All That. He also has a few movie credits, including the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise and the live-action animated film Scooby-Doo.
Freddie Prinze Jr.’ acting skills are very great. His performances in Friends, Freddie and Boston Legal were deeply rooted. However, after spending a few years in the industry, he decided to move back a little bit and bet on his own investment, a.k.a. his passion for cooking. Though it’s a pity that we can’t continue to enjoy his work any more, Freddie seems to be enjoying his new venture, and he already released a cookbook under his name.
BARBARA MANDRELL – SEAT BELT ADVOCATE
When we think about country music of the 70s and 80s, Barbara Mandrell’s name always appears in the equation. She’s an icon when it comes to this genre, and is considered to be one of the most successful vocalists of her time. Due to her charming voice and singing skills, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and received many awards.
Everything was going well for her until an unfortunate event happened. One day, Mandrell got involved in a car accident, along with her two children. That’s when she decided to become an advocate for safe and proper usage of seat belts. We just home she had the right insurance to back her up. Mandrell now spends time gardening, painting and taking care of her family and pets.
JEFF COHEN – LAWYER/WRITER
Jeff Cohen is a former child actor that appeared in one of Steven Spielberg’s productions, The Goonies. He first was one of the children describing words to the contestants on the game show Child’s Play. Then he portrayed the role of Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen in the comedy-adventure film that was released in 1985. He still continued accepting roles a few years later. In 1986, he appeared in a Disney TV movie Ask Max.
However, then he decided to stay away from the limelight and focus more on his education. He breezed through his schooling life, and Cohen eventually got his degree from the UCLA School of Law in 2000. The former child actor also co-founded Cohen and Gardner, LPP. Today he is a lawyer and founding partner of Cohen & Gardner, LLP. During his free time, he writes a few columns for online news websites, The Huffington Post and CNBC.
GARY WAYNE COLEMAN – SECURITY GUARD
For those who enjoyed watching classic sitcoms during the 70s and 80s, we are sure they can instantly recognize the actor that played the role of Arnold Jackson in the popular sitcom Diff’rent Strokes. He has all the traits for becoming a very successful actor in Hollywood. In fact, VH1 named Coleman as the number 1 in their list of “100 Greatest Child Stars.”
However, things didn’t go according to his plan. Though he had a very successful acting career, he experienced a financial meltdown during the later part of the 80s. Coleman filed for bankruptcy right before he sued his business advisor for the misappropriation of his assets. It seemed to make no sense as he finally broke. He really ruined the fruits of his hard work. We later learned that he went on and worked as a security guard.
JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS – DIRECTOR
Actor and voice talent Jonathan Taylor Thomas took the world by storm during the 90s. He was part of the gang that handles roofing and flooring repairs in the hit sitcom Home Improvement. He later lent his voice in various animated films such as Simba in The Lion King and the protagonist in the 1996 movie The Adventures of Pinocchio.
Between acting and studying, he chose to complete his studies by himself. He enrolled at Harvard University after graduation and graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies in 2010. After gathering much-needed information, he decided to try his luck in directing. He paid his effort to get a few projects as a director, including a short film in 2006 called The Extra and a few episodes of The Last Man Standing. He has also been a vegetarian for much of his life.
KARL MALONE – BUSINESSMAN
Basketball junkies out there will instantly recognize Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz. He’s one of the best players that ever played the game, and to prove that he won multiple awards for his efforts. These awards include the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, where he won twice, and he’s a perennial All-star during his prime. In 2005, Malone officially announced his retirement from the NBA.
After his retirement from the hardwood, he decided to venture out in a little investment. One venture that he put through would be his cigar shop called The Legends Cigar and Vape Shop. This only goes to show that he’s not just a winner on the court, the Mailman is also responsible for his family’s financial status. Today, he also works as a couach in the Utah Jazz.
COTE DE PABLO – SINGER
Cote de Pablo started her career in the entertainment industry at an early age of fifteen. She then later took a quick hiatus for her pursuit of a degree in Music and Theater at Carnegie Mellon University. After a while, De Pablo grabbed a major role in the police procedural drama NCIS. Her part in the show allowed her to grab numerous awards and recognition from various award-giving bodies.
Aside from doing regular acting jobs, she also was a capable singer. In fact, she attended Carnegie Mellon University when she was 15 years old, where she learned drama and music. This probably caused her to start singing later. You may not know her full performance appeared for the first time on NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack. She is also the singer of “Samba in Prelude” and “Cry Me a River” in Vivo en vida.
CARRIE HENN – TEACHER
Many people might not even know Carrie Henn. However, for those who keep track of any artists in Hollywood who has the potential to become great, they will definitely put her name into their list. She didn’t have many movie credits under her name. In fact, she only appeared once in the 1986 sci-fi flick Aliens, which was well-received for its action and considered as one of the greatest films of the 1980s.
Even though she only appeared once, she grabbed the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In the same year, she was also nominated for the Young Artist Awards. However, she seemed to find herself lacking interest in filming after this movie. So after her quick stay in the Hollywood scene, she decided to continue her studies. After graduating from university, she pursued her passion for teaching kids in Atwater, California.
DORIS DAY – ANIMAL WELFARE ACTIVIST
Doris Day was considered as one of the biggest stars not only in music but in the acting department as well. She had a very charming voice. She achieved world-wide recognition, especially during the 60s and 70s. She’s even one of the elite group of eight performers that became the top-box office earners in the United States four times. That goes to show the talent, charisma, and the overall impact she had in the industry.
After working tirelessly in the industry, she put up an investment together with her son and established a pet-friendly hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California called Cypress Inn. As well-known animal welfare advocate, she clearly considers the well-being of our friendly companions. She ran a hotel that houses animals, which was named after her only son, Terry Melcher, who died before her. Doris was a vegetarian, too.
LARK VOORHIES – AUTHOR
Lark Voorhies is an actress, singer and model. She was famous for playing the role of Lisa Marie Turtle on the hit NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell. With the help of the show, her name became a household name, and that also boosted her career status. Due to her hard working, Voorhies has been nominated for the Young Artist Award six times. Beside these, she even ventured in the music industry as a part of a band called Third Degree.
The last time we saw her on the screen was back in 2012 for the film called Little Creeps. Since then, we have rarely seen her film and television performances. However, before that, she discovered her love for literary creation and devoted herself into it. She then wrote a couple of books, namely Reciprocity, Trek of the Cheshire, and A True Light.
BARRET OLIVER – PHOTOGRAPHER
Barret Oliver is a former child actor that appeared as Bastian Balthazar Bux in the 1984 film of The Neverending Story, which was based on Michael Ende’s novel with the same name. He became famous because of this movie and began to try to shoot more types of characters. Oliver had talent in this way. The following year, he starred in D.A.R.Y.L., where he got nominated for a couple of awards.
His career in front of the camera didn’t last long since he didn’t picture himself growing up as an actor. Instead, he put in time and effort to know the ins and outs of photography. His investments paid off, and he is now a professional photographer. He even conducted his own gallery exhibitions that show the degree of techniques he acquired throughout the years of training his eyes when capturing a moment.
KARYN PARSONS – ORGANIZATION FOUNDER
Solid fans of NBC’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will instantly recognize the actress that played the role of Hilary Banks, and that’s the one and only Karyn Parsons. A few years after the show went off-air, Parsons also took a significant hiatus from Hollywood. Parsons also published two books for children: an intermediate novel How High the Moon and a picture-book Flying Free, which were inspired by her mother’s childhood.
There is no doubt that Parsons was an very excellent actress and camedian in her first half of her life. However, after thinking about her future plans, she put a lot of investments and founded Sweet Blackberry Foundation, an organization that promotes and spreads the story unsung African-American people. This is her way of advocating equal rights and propagating the significance of African-American people in the society.
KEVIN JONAS – ENTREPRENEUR
The Jonas Brothers became an international icon because of the style of music they play and the talents that they showed to their fans. The group’s albums were all received good sales so that they were nominated for the Best New Artist award and won the Breakthrough Artist Award. However, there’s nothing permanent in this world, and the group of siblings decided to part ways in 2012 creative differences, all of them started to pursue their solo careers.
Kevin Jonas, one of the three siblings, decided to venture into a real estate investment. His development and construction firm, JonasWerner, became successful in this regard. Aside from this business venture, he also took part in developing a food app called Yood. During the term, he also occasionally shows up on the screen. Clearly, he has a knack for establishing a business with a good return of investment.
GRACE KELLY – PRINCESS OF MONACO
If you are a prime believer of the phrase, “fairy tales do come true,” you might be surprised that it actually happened in real life. Grace Kelly played very well in her works when she was an actress. Her great performance in Mogambo earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. Then she retired from acting at an early age of 26 just to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
She only had a few movie credits under her name, but it looked like she didn’t actually need any of that. After the marriage, she indulged herself in philanthropic works. She loved children and arts so that she established a Monaco-based non-profit organization that aims towards the overall well-being of every child regardless of their origins. Her strong ability led the organization later being recognized by the United Nations.
RICK MORANIS – VOICE ACTOR
Rick Moranis is probably well recognized in his roles in shows and movies such as Second City Television (SCTV), The Ghostbusters franchise, Little Shop of Horrors, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. All of them have one thing in common. They are all timeless comedic classics. Then it became a pop culture phenomenon that led Great White North to become a top-selling album and the movie Strange Brew received a high box office.
After his wife died in 1991, he slowly stepped away from Hollywood and spent more time with his family. He thought he should be a competent father so that he spent a lot of time with his two kids. Moranis took charge of his family’s home finances. He eventually made a comeback, but this time, as a voice talent for various animated films. He also released comedy albums and participated in fan meetings.
BRITTANY ASHTON HOLMES – STUDENT
Very few people will know Brittany Ashton Holmes and the roles she took during her stay in Hollywood. However, we are sure that you have seen the little girl named Darla in the 1994 movie Little Rascals. This was a very interesting and funny movie, in which the leading actors were all kids. Yes, the girl was the young actress that portrayed the cute child in that movie. Little Rascals received a big success and the actors all became famous.
The girl could have been exposed to more opportunities and become popular after this movie. However, in 1996, she found she wanted to be herself so she decided to step away from the limelight and focused more on her family and personal life. She pretty much blended silently within the crowd and enjoyed her private life as a student pursuing a degree in political science.
SHIRLEY TEMPLE – DIPLOMAT
Shirley Temple is another former child actress that took home the number one slot for box-office draw for three straight years. At a very young age, she showed her world-class talent and brought home the Juvenile Oscar Award. She was the world’s first child to receive this award. Temple is a natural singer and dancer, and also a talented actress. However, as she grew up, her film charm gradually faded.
Having a lot of movie credits under her name, she decided to retire early and worked as a diplomat and a public figure when she was 22 years old. At one point, she even became one of the delegates for the United Nations General Assembly. She sat on the boards of Del Monte Foods, The Walt Disney Company, and the National Wildlife Federation. She also released a publication, her autobiography titled Child Star, which was released in 1988.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR – ENTREPRENEUR
Sarah Michelle Gellar became famous after playing the lead role in the hit supernatural series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Then she became the most supported actress with this movie and won several awards and praises. However, few people knew that her first major television break came in 1993 in the soap opera All My Children. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for her excellent performance in this movie.
She pretty much proved her worth as an actress, and she decided to place a little bit of investment in food and cooking. She is keen to study how to make food more delicious. She released a couple of cookbooks and started an e-commerce brand that sells baking kits. She clearly has a good sense of money management, and the proof of this is the increasing numbers in her total net worth.
ANDREW SHUE – ENTREPRENEUR
Andrew Shue portrayed one of the main characters in the famous TV series Melrose Place. He stayed in the show for almost seven years and played the role of Billy Campbell. During this time, he also played some other small supporting roles. It looked like it was the start of his prosperous career in Hollywood. However, after the show ended, he didn’t get a new contract from his lawyer about any new projects.
Instead of being sulky, he quickly moved on and established his very own investment. He utilized the modern-day platform and created a networking website CafeMom. In 2018, his website was discontinued. However, we won’t be needing any bankruptcy attorney anytime soon as he founded Do Something with his friend Michael Sanchez. He is now a board member of the organization, which aims to help young people to do positive changes.
ALICIA SILVERSTONE – ACTIVIST
Alicia Silverstone holds one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. She made her debut in the movie The Crush in 1993, which earned her a MTV Movie Award and made her rise to fame. With the talents and the looks that she had, many women looked up to her as she became one of the teen idols during the early 90s. Because of that, she got numerous movie credits under her name during that decade.
Probably, one of the biggest reasons why she has good looks would be her diet. Silverstone opted for a vegan diet and pushed the awareness and the importance of eating healthy. She published a vegetarian recipe, The Kind Diet, which aimed to help people to recognize the importance of healthy eating. At the same time, she’s also helping various groups that promote and fight for animal rights.
AMANDA BYNES – FASHION DESIGNER
Amanda Bynes first rose to prominence after appearing as a child actress on Nickelodeon during the late 90s. Her childhood career began as a child comedian of All That and Amanda Show, in which she made great performances and won several awards and praises. However, at the peak of her career, she decided to step down from her career a bit and lay low from the Hollywood scene just to settle some of her personal issues.
She was struggling with various personal problems and fought for several years. Fortunately, after a few years, she found a new passion in life — designing products and becoming a fashion designer. In 2007, she collaborated with a company and launched her very own passion line. However, the company filed for bankruptcy just one year later. In 2018, Bynes announced her intention to return to TV series.
MEGHAN MARKLE – DUCHESS OF SUSSEX
Meghan Markle is a former actress by profession. She was one of the main characters in the series full of lawyers called Suits, which also brang her to fame. Her life is legendary, in active, she also proved that fairytales do come true and she now is the Duchess of Sussex. In 2019, they welcomed their first son. However, they finally decide to step down as senior members of the royal family and move to her native in 2020.
After her marriage to Prince Harry, Meghan decided to quit show business and focus more on helping the community. We have to give her credit for her dedication to her new calling. To focus on her task, she deleted all of her social media accounts. This lady has a very strong sense of fashion so that she starts to research the clothing with it. She once released two fashion collections and received huge successes.
JACK GLEESON – ENTREPRENEUR
Game of Thrones fans will instantly recognize Jack Gleeson if ever they see him. Well, he only played the role of probably the most hated character in the whole series, the infamous Joffrey Baratheon. This only shows how effective he is as an actor since he portrayed his character to a degree that fans would feel the impact he made on the show’s plot. In active, Gleeson’s performance well received and led him to be famous.
Gleeson retired from acting in the mainstream media after the show ended and focused on his studies. During this time, he became a university scholar, and that means he didn’t face any issues regarding student loans. After finishing his studies, he went on and became the founder and one of the primary producers of the Collapsing Horse Theater Company. Besides this, now he semi-retired from acting.
ELIZABETH BERKLEY – AUTHOR
Elizabeth Berkley was one of the staple members of the sitcom Saved by the Bell and Showgirls. She also has a bunch of movie credits under her name. She also did a great job dubbing anime movies. Her excellent performance in Hurlyburly also received critical acclaim. However, what most of her fans didn’t know was she first started out as a model right before she entered the entertainment scene.
During the peak of her career as an actress, she managed to come up with a self-help book named Ask-Elizabeth that is aimed towards teenage girls. She meets with young girls regularly to discuss different problems and topics and helps them solve all the problems they encounter, and tells them about their past difficulties. Berkley also is an active supporter of a vegetarian diet. At one point, she claimed the title of “The Sexiest Vegetarian of 2008.”
VANILLA ICE – REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER
Robert Van Winkle or professionally known as Vanilla Ice, leaped towards the international music scene thanks to his iconic song Ice Ice Baby. After that, he cooperated with many famous rappers but it seemed that he didn’t receive success. Then due to some reasons, he had to change his music style and lifestyle. However, his following singles weren’t able to get near the success that he got from his initial song.
Things went south after the ghost of Hollywood fame caught up with him. He employed several lawyers to help him with his legal issues in the latter part of his career. He was a subject for many legal issues starting from illegal drag racing down to burglary and theft. He was able to bounce back from this situation, and now he is working as a real estate developer. Nowadays we rarely see news about him.
JIM CARREY – PRODUCER
We bet that almost all of us most likely saw a movie or two of the famous comedian Jim Carrey. His style of comedy involves energetic and slapstick performances that made him one of the most iconic personalities in Hollywood. He is also succeeds in dramatic roles. He presented very good performances in Man on the Moon and won a Golden Globe Awards. Aside from doing comedy, he’s also a well-rounded musician, painter, and show producer.
However, the affairs of his ex-girlfriend caused him to disappear from the screen for a time. It is happy that he regained his motivation to live. Behind the scenes, his work can be traced down to various documentaries such as Rubble Kings. Having multiple avenues for generating an income might be the sole reason why his credit score and his net worth are showing healthy signs of growth throughout the years.
ERIK PER SULLIVAN – STUDENT
It’s been a while since we saw Erik Per Sullivan in Hollywood. The child actor that portrayed the role of Dewey on Fox’s Malcolm in the Middle has been out in the industry for almost one decade now, but his fans can still remember the antics that he did on the sitcom. Besides this, he had also done other tries, including playing in the independent film Mo and voicing in the video game Finding Nemo.
Though he did several tries in acting, he seemed to find himself find myself not suitable for this. After retiring early from Hollywood, he pretty much lived a normal and private life. With that in mind, there seems to be little to no news about his current activities. Some say that he is now handling his own investment venture. However, we last saw him finishing his degree in physiological science.
PHOEBE CATES – BUSINESSWOMAN
Phoebe Cates is an actress and model who reached worldwide-level fame thanks to the films she starred in during the 80s and early 90s. However, few people know that she was a ballet dancer before. Due to her severe knee injury, she had to give up the career of ballet. Fortunately, she is also very talented in acting. Her most notable projects were Fast Times at Ridgemont High and the comedy horror film The Gremlins.
Anyway, she decided to retire from acting temporarily and to spend more time with her family. During these years, she has lived a very fulfilling and happy life with her partner and two kids. After a few years living outside the limelight, she signed a contract together with her lawyers for one film called The Anniversary Party. During her absence in the silver screen, she put up investment and opened her own boutique called Blue Tree, located in New York.
CHARLIE KORSMO – LAWYER/PROFESSOR
The former child actor, Charlie Korsmo, is now a full-fledged lawyer! Back in the days, he played alongside Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman in their 1991 fantasy movie Hook. Well, most kids during that time can only dream of working Williams and Hoffman. But he rarely continued to appear on the screen afterward. Until now, his last movie role was William Lichter, a supporting role in the movie Can’t Hardly Wait in 1998.
However, Korsmo has already planned what he likes to become. He left the show business and continued his studies until he got his Juris Doctor degree at Yale Law School in 2006. During these years he found a partner who could fully understand and support him. Nowadays he has a very comfortable life. He may not have a long and prosperous career as an actor, but his contribution to the industry can’t really be taken for granted.
MICHAEL SCHOEFFLING – BUSINESSMAN AND WOODWORKER
Michael schoeffling was one of the most promising actors of the 80s. Few people know that he was once a wrestler and won championships in various domestic and international competitions. However, he finally rose to prominence thanks to his role as Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles. After that, he made eight films one after another which also made him widely acclaimed, including Vision Quest and Mermaids.
However, after a few years, he decided that acting alone can’t support his growing family’s needs, and he opted for establishing a business so he could get a stable source of income even if he didn’t have any acting projects. His small business grew, and it was a wise investment on his part to start his very own handcrafted furniture merchandise and his personal woodworking shop. He left Hollywood in 1991 and focused all of his attention on his new venture.
MIKE VITAR – FIREFIGHTER
Mike Vitar was one of the most talented young artists during the 90s. He was only 12 years old when was first found acting at a school carnival. A casting manager discovered his acting skills and talent and gave him a lot of opportunities. Some of his movies during his active days in Hollywood were the Mighty Ducks series and Sandlot, which made him widely acclaimed. It seemed that he would continue to walk down the road of actors.
However, he retired early from Hollywood after working for less than one decade under the limelight to pursue his true passion. He did several tries before he found his real way. Finally, he worked his way through the ranks and became a professional firefighter. If ever you have a house in Los Angels, and you happen to have an issue with your home security system and fire alarms, we are sure he’ll come and help out.
TOM SELLECK – FARMING
Tom Selleck is an easy-going actor. It took him many years to get a lot of attention from the entertainment industry – He has filmed more than fifty roles in movies and televisions. Fortunately, his efforts were not in vain. His most iconic role was his portrayal of Thomas Magnum, the awesome private investigator in the popular television show Magnum, P.I. He also stars in the show Blue Bloods that has been running for almost a decade now.
Whenever he works, he always works very hard so that after working tirelessly in Hollywood sets or whenever he wanted to get a breather, he always retreats to his farm in California. This real estate investment covers 60 acres of avocado farm, which was formerly owned by the actor and comedian Dean Martin. Farming is Selleck’s way of releasing the accumulated stress he got from his everyday workload.
DYLAN SPROUSE – BREWMASTER
Brothers Dylan and Cole were both actors and they always appeared on the screen together. During the early to mid-2000s, the Sprouse twins were making a huge wave in the entertainment scene with their show in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and its spin-off, The Suite Life on Deck. After their early Hollywood success, they followed it up by appearing in various shows throughout the years.
However, one of the twins, Dylan, decided that acting may not be the most stable source of financial freedom, so he worked his way towards making his own investment. He decided to continue his studies and obtained a four-year degree in video game design. After graduation, he tried several industries. After a lot of research, he finally became a brewmaster and established his very own meadery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN – FARMER
The Canadian actor, Hayden Christensen, started off his career in the mainstream entertainment scene at a very young age of 13. In 2001, he proved that he’s one of the best in the industry with his stellar performance as Sam in Life as a House, where he got nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. He later became a world-wide sensation after portraying Anakin Skywalker, and his alter ego Darth Vader in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
With his success in the film industry, of course, he also needed to have a quality personal life. That’s why he put in a lot of money in his real estate investment near Uxbridge, Ontario, for his farm and livestock ventures. Besides this , he also found him being interested in fashion design. In 2013, he collaborated with fashion chain RW&Co and Released a menswear collection under the inspiration on the farm.
STEVEN SEAGAL – RESERVE DEPUTY SHERIFF
Steven Seagal is known for his sleek martial arts moves and top-notch acting movies. His stature also gives him the title of a reserve deputy sheriff in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. During 1990s, he appeard in only three films and gradually exited the screen. Besides this, he is also a guitarist. Sometimes he performs on the scores of his own films. He once released two studio albums Songs fro the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest.
This came to light during the 80s when the sheriff at that time, Harry Lee, was impressed with his martial arts skills including his marksmanship training, and his unarmed combat skills were displayed. He willingly accepted the title and used it as an investment for his reality TV show called Steven Seagal: Lawman during the late 2000s. He also ventured into an energy drink and partnered with a firearms manufacturer.
CARY GRANT – BUSINESSMAN
Cary Grant is considered to be the ultimate leading man during the Classic Hollywood era. He pretty much revolutionized the film industry and dominated the scenes during the 1930s until the 1950s. Grant originally appeared in crime movies or TV series, including Blonde Venus and She Done Him Wrong. However, he decided to change and challenge more styles. He took his try in romantic and screwball comedies and received huge success.
A decade later, he decided to step back from the limelight and focused more on investments rather than acting. Midway through the 1960s, he took the initiative and became the face of a cosmetic firm. He made his way through the ranks and became a member of the board of Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer Studios. That pretty much sums up his career shifts to achieve more financial flexibility for himself and his family.
COREY HARRISON – BUSINESSMAN
Corey Harrison, or popularly known as “Big Hoss,” became famous after appearing in History’s Pawn Star. The show follows the daily challenges of every business establishment and the flow of its investments. In this reality television, Harrison worked with his father and demonstrated his strong business acumen and ability. Of course he also has a sense of variety, which guaranteed the ratings of this show.
Aside from being a television personality, he has a huge share in his family’s business, and this is one of his avenues for his journey towards a more stable financial status. He eventually became the daily operations manager of the store and later became the boss under his hard work . Getting shares in the family business also helps a lot with his portfolio. We are sure his financial advisor will approve this approach.
FRANKIE MUNIZ – RACE CAR DRIVER
Frankie Muniz became famous thanks to his role in the hit sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. He is considered as one of the most popular child actors. In 2003, he became one of Hollywood’s most bankable teens. He also did some tries in drumming. During this time, he was tagged by many financial advisors and experts that he’s one of the most commercially successful actors during that time.
After a few years of acting, he decided to do a quick break from the limelight, so he’ll have more room to do what he really wanted to do in life — competing in a race with his very own car. Well, it is really not easy to not think about the thoughts of burning rubber and consuming gas, especially if you often see race cars just roaming around Hollywood. However, he has done a lot better than everyone imagined, and has won several rankings.
SYD BARRETT – PAINTER
Syd Barrett was one of the founding members of the rock band Pink Floyd that rose to fame during the 60s. He revolutionized the guitar techniques and paved the way for the popularity of using dissonance, distortion, and feedback sounds while playing a piece on their lead guitar. Though Barrett had strong talent in music, he had only been active in music for less than ten years.
In 1972, Barrett left the music industry and retired from public life. He became a well-rounded artist and exhibited exceptional skills in painting especially abstract images in large canvases. He often went to London by train to see some major art collections, and he loved flowers. He often went to the botanical garden to observe plants. Due to this, he made a huge investment in his gardening skills, as this is one of his avenues for managing his stress levels.
GENE HACKMAN – NOVELIST
Gene Hackman’s portrayal of Buck Barrow in the hit movie Bonnie and Clyde, has given him the push that he needed to become financially successful. After that, he continued to play more outstanding roles. He was such an excellent actor that his great performances earned him severals awards, including Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Working in the industry for more than six decades is already considered as a fabulous feat.
In 2004, he announced that he had no future film projects and believed that his acting career was over. After retiring from the industry, he decided to become a writer and a novelist. He got himself a few credits when he released a couple of books under his name. He might have good money management skills since we haven’t seen any reports that suggest he’s having a problem with his family finances.
JOSH SAVIANO – LAWYER
Josh Saviano only has a few movie credits under his name. Probably because of the fact that he only spent time in Hollywood as a child actor then focused most of his time in his studies. He was known as Kevin Arnold’s best friend, Paul Pfeiffer in the show The Wonder Years, which was one of his few but classic TV or movie roles. After that, he only showed in few commercials and movies and then decided to leave Hollywood.
All of his efforts paid off, and he is now a full-fledged lawyer. During his time in the limelight, he played the role of Paul Joshua Pfeiffer in the comedy-drama series The Wonder Years. He also appeared in several commercials, including a toothpaste company. He got to “act out” his profession a few years ago when he returned to television and played a guest role in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – BUSINESSMAN
Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most gifted artists in recent times. He appeared in TV shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club since childhood. In 1990s, he grew up as a singer. He formed his own band and the band eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. However, in 2008, he decided to focus on his acting career again and received huge success.
He’s not only gifted in terms of talent, but he also has a good sense of money management skills that allowed him to become successful in every facet of life. His name can be traced down to various investments, such as clothing lines and restaurants. Aside from these business ventures, he and his wife also put in a lot of their fortune towards owning a portion of the NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies.
SEAN CONNERY – PRODUCER
Sean Connery is considered to be a legend when it comes to the worldwide movie industry. He was the very first actor that portrayed the iconic secret agent, James Bond, that ran during the 60s until the early 80s. Although he didn’t like the off-screen attention this role brought him, success brought favors and opportunities of excellent directors. The People Magazine also got him the title for “Sexiest Man of the Century” back in 1999.
In 2006, after earned the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Connery announced his retirement from the show business. With all the success he had in the entertainment scene, it is hard to imagine that he’ll spend time and effort working away from show business. From time to time, Connery’s name can be seen in the movie credits as a film producer.
AGNETHA FÄLTSKOG – STUDIED ASTROLOGY
The Swedish singer and songwriter, Agneta Fältskog, was one of the staple members of the iconic singing group ABBA. She and her group was one of the leaders in music during the 70s and 80s, where they sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide. That figure makes them one of the most commercially successful artists in history. In 2013, she released the album A under heris own name, which later became her highest solo album in the UK so far.
Their group became inactive during the mid-80s, and she took a 17-year hiatus from the entertainment scene. During this time, she engaged herself in studying astrology and doing yoga. An interesting trivia regarding the personal life of Agneta would be her fear of flight. Her phobia worsened after her band’s plane suffered an issue of gas shortage while in the middle of the flight.
TARAN NOAH SMITH – RESTAURATEUR AND SUBMARINE INSTRUCTOR
Taran Noah Smith is a former child actor that rose to prominence thanks to his role as Marcus “Mark” Taylor in one of the longest-running sitcom of the 90s called Home Improvement. His performance in the sitcom undoubtedly opened the door to Hollywood and he could have continued to play more and better roles. It was puzzling that he seemed to have other plans for his life.
After the show ended, Taran knew that he didn’t want to be in the acting scene anymore and decided to quit from the industry. He, together with his wife, established a business venture and made a smart investment in manufacturing cheese and establishing their own restaurant. In his free time, he volunteered for disaster relief in Communitere in the Philippines. He also teaches people how to pilot a submarine!
SUSAN BOYLE – STORE MANAGER
Susan Boyle achieved international fame after joining and capturing the hearts of the judges in Britain’s Got Talent. With her breathtaking voice, she breezed her way and made a significant impact right away in the worldwide music scene. It seemed that Boyle’s success resonated in the United States. Boyle herself is a legend, she represents the ability to overcome adversity and poverty.
In 2009, Boyle released her first commercial album and set the record for UK’s best-selling debut album of all-time. Her talent in singing can easily make millions of dollars to the point that she wouldn’t need any personal loans. However, she opted for a simpler life and worked as a store manager while enjoying her break from the music scene. In her free time, she also regularly participates in charity performances.
GEORGE FOREMAN – ENTREPRENEUR
When we mention the name George Foreman, many people will instantly think about his glorious boxing career. Well, that’s basically true since he has a few Olympics gold medals and a couple of boxing titles under his belt. Foreman insisted that winning the Olympic gold medal is his proudest achievement in the boxing world, and more important than any of his world championships.
In addition to boxing, he also invested in other industries. There are also people who remembered Foreman in his investment in a grill that sold millions of pieces across the globe. Later down the line, the George Foreman Grill made a wise move and sold the naming rights for his grill, and he was able to get an additional $138 million to his total net worth. With that amount of money, he’ll never have to worry about any future loans.
LEANNA CREEL – PRODUCER
Leanna Creel is one of the triplets that appeared in various shows during the late 80s and early 90s. They lent their talents and showcased their skills in acting in films such as The Parent Trap III and Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon. Leanna’s next projects were guest roles in famous TV series such as Saved by the Bell and a few episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210. Her performances were few but very classic.
A few years later, she ventured out behind the camera and worked as a producer and, sometimes, a director in many shows during the mid-90s until the late 2000s. Her degree in history and masters in film and television helped her boost her skills as a producer and director. Creel now runs a Creel Studio, which is a production company specializing in food, travel and lifestyle content.
TIFFANY – BOUTIQUE OWNER
Tiffany Darwish was one of the most famous singers during the 80s and early 90s. Her most notable hit single was her 1987 cover song I think We’re Alone Now. She’s also responsible for various cover songs that reached the number one spot on the Hot 100 list. Tiffany once posed for Playboy in 2002. It’s a very controversial decision for her as her family all disapproved. In her free time, she also participated in some movies and reality shows.
As a form of her personal investment, Tiffany decided to spend some of her hard-earned money in a boutique where she placed her own clothing line. She spends almost all of her free time studying fashion design so that her brand series are very special and very beautiful. The store is located in Nashville, Tennessee, if ever you are interested in shopping around for a new pair of clothes.
JON GOSSELIN – DJ AND PREP COOK
Jon Gossellin was well-remembered as the father of eight children, including a sextuplet. Their kids made a huge difference in their life, and it was because of them that Jon and her former wife, Kate became reality television stars. However, his personal life took a u-turn, and the couple ended up hiring the services of a divorce lawyer just to settle their differences. After the proceeding reached its conclusion, he worked in various occupations, such as a solar panel installer.
Recent reports say that he’s been working as a part-time DJ in his hometown and as a prep cook in T.G.I. Friday’s. Jon co-wrote the book Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets with Beth Carson and his ex-wife Kate Gosselin. The book was famous and made into The New York Times Best Seller list. He has a good net worth of $50 thousand which can help him support his children and himself.
MICHAEL MARONNA – ELECTRICIAN
Michael Maronna might not have a vast collection of film credits under his name, but the roles he played provided a big note in many viewers’ eyes. As we all remember, we saw him portraying his role as Big Pete in The Adventures of Pete and Pete. He also appeared in Home Alone and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as Jeff McCallister. Michael is already ready for the spotlight.
When he was studying at a public school in Brooklyn and Queens, he worked on soap operas, commercials, and even on Broadway. He was just in 7th grade when landing in a Nickelodeon TV show. After working for a few years in a couple of films, he decided to switch careers and worked as an electrician in New York. His new career choice might be riskier since it deals with live electricity, but we are sure he can handle it since he’s a profession.
JONATHAN BENNETT – PRODUCER/INSTRUCTOR
Jonathan Bennet started his career in Hollywood with minor film and TV credits under his name. However, that didn’t stop him as he slowly made his way towards the mainstream scene. His most notable role was with the movie Mean Girls playing alongside Lindsay Lohan. He is a remarkable actor, model, and host. Bennett is the host of Halloween Wars and previously hosted Cake Wars.
With all the experience he got from his past projects, he then learned the basics of working behind the camera as part of the production team. This aspiration led him to become an executive producer in his future projects — a nice return on investment for all of the time and effort he put in learning the craft. He has a net worth of $1 million, which comes from his hard work and dedication to TV. With his talents, Bennett will surely achieve more while slowly reaching his dreams.
MC HAMMER – ENTREPRENEUR
The singer and television personality Stanley Kirk Burrell, who is better known as MC Hammer or just Hammer, is the man behind the popular hit song U Can’t Touch This. He’s also one of the main figures in the Hollywood music scene from the ‘80s until the mid-’90s. He founded the record label Burst It Productions in 1980. The record label changed into Burstin’ Records, and in 1987, he released his debut album ever since he was persistent on being a good artist and devoted himself to music.
Things seem to be looking good for the singer during that time, but it went south after he found himself in a spending traphole. He needed to file bankruptcy in 1996, and this is due to his excessive spending while he was at the peak of his career. He’s now able to bounce back from the situation, thanks to the smart investments he made with some of his own business ventures.
LUCY LIU – VISUAL ARTIST
We all probably know how Lucy Lui is. If not, we’ll give you a quick background! You might have seen the action movie franchises of Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill during the 2000s. You might have also heard her voice in the animated film Kung Fu Panda. These are just some of the blockbuster projects she got in her resume, which helped her garner $16 million in her net worth.
In fact, Liu broke the expectations of many who discourage her that she will never make it in Hollywood. She is one of the iconic actresses and will always be one of Charlie’s Angels. Aside from her talent in acting, she’s a certified artist in blood. In fact, she already had a few gallery shows that showcase her artworks. If you have a good credit report and you like to add a painting to your collection, you might want to check Liu’s works of art.
KURT BUSCH – CELEBRITY
Kurt Busch is one of the most popular stock race car drivers who are competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Recently, he was seen driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for team Chip Ganassi Racing. He has a net worth of $50 million and won more than 30 races in his career. As of today, he is among the highest-paid NASCAR Drivers across the world. His overall income and revenue are from racing and different brand endorsements.
Coming from a family of professional and successful racers, it’s no surprise why he got exceptional skills in driving powerful race cars. Aside from the inherited racing prowess, it is said that he also has the same level of money management skills as his family. Now that’s a family full of champions both inside and outside the racing field. Currently, he and his wife can be seen in a reality TV show called Racing Wives.
MACKENZIE ROSMAN – PHILANTHROPIST AND EQUESTRIAN RIDER
You might recognize Mackenzie Rosman for her role as Ruthie Camden on the hit television series 7th Heaven. She held that role for more than a decade. After the show went off-air, she decided to slowly step away from Hollywood and focus all of her efforts elsewhere. That’s when she found herself surrounded by animals and built up a strong affection towards horses.
Rosman had a few investments made through her horses, which are mainly used various shows and events. She’s also a skilled equestrian rider who competes in many competitions. Aside from this, Rosman is also known for her efforts in helping different organizations with their charitable causes. She is beautiful from her looks and from her heart, who continues to help in many charities. Her net worth of $5 million is put into fair use because she always lends her hand to people in need.
REBECCA RITTERS – JOURNALIST
Rebecca Ritters started off her television career on the famous soap opera Neighbours back when she was only eight. She became one of the show’s main stars for the next seven years thanks to her role as Hannah Martin. She is lovely, and her beauty on screen is evident. After a few years of working in Hollywood, she decided to shift her focus elsewhere to have a more stable financial life. Rebecca is a notable journalist today and current news anchor of Deutsche Welle.
With that said, she pursued a degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Melbourne. Currently, she works as a journalist in Germany. She runs a blog that covers all of the latest news that is happening in Europe as well. Today, her chosen career helped her invest in many properties and have a good credit score in life.
ARIANA RICHARDS – PAINTER
Fans of the classic Jurassic Park movie will instantly recognize Ariana Richards and her role as Lex Murphy. She brought home a number of awards and got recognized by her peers in the industry as one of the best young actresses at that time. However, she had a different plan in mind.Richards decided to step away from the limelight and focus more on her studies.
It paid off well for her since she got her degree in Fine Arts and Drama. She then continued her journey at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After her studies, she now has produced several paintings and even won a competition for her piece. As of today, her net worth is about $1.5 million. Richards is one of the most excellent artists in this generation. As stated above, she did not only venture her skills in acting but also painting.
JASON ZIMBLER – SOFTWARE DESIGNER
During the 90s, Jason Zimbler rose to fame thanks to his role as Ferguson W. Darling in Clarissa Explains It All. Because of his role, he was tagged as “the world’s most brattiest little brother.” He also worked in various theater productions in New York and established his very own theater company as a form of investment. He was only seven years old when he started his lifelong career in the entertainment industry.
He became a good actor and producer where many people sought his talents in both fields. In 2011, Jason Zimbler became part of the workforce of HBO as a software designer. As we all know, the IT industry is on a steady rise, and he just took advantage of the resources he has to gain extra money for his account. Today, he built a support group for child actors to enhance their acting skills.
BLAKE AND DYLAN TUOMY-WILHOIT – FIREFIGHTER AND SOUND TECHNICIAN
The twins of Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit rose to prominence thanks to the show Full House. They played the role of Nicky and Alex Katsopolis as toddlers during the sixth until the eighth season of the show where they became famous and known to people. After the show ended, the two stepped away from Hollywood and lived a normal life. Blake decided to become a firefighter, and Dylan works as a sound technician in Hollywood sets.
The twins indeed decided to go on their separate ways. However, we are sure that they both possess strong money management skills. Living an everyday life after fame may not be ideal for many, but it was a fulfilling achievement for the twins. They have invested in their ways and what is essential for them is that they are happy with what they have pursued even if it is not under the spotlight and screens.
JESSICA SIMPSON – FASHION DESIGNER
The American actress and singer, Jessica Simpson, has made a significant amount of income with the success she made with all of her hit singles. A few of her albums reached gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and many of her hit singles made it to the top echelon of Billboard Hot 100 list. She also had a few television credits under her name, including a recurring role in That ’70s Show.
Her unique sense of style and choice of clothing became one of her strong suits, and she used it as a launching pad for her fashion career. She later became a full-fledged fashion designer. Until now, Jessica’s beauty never aged. She still looks young and glowing in all these years. Many ask her what her secret is, and she said that investing in skincare is the answer. Her life today is filled with happiness in her chosen career.
PETER BILLINGSLEY – FILMMAKER
Peter Billingsley has a long list of projects in the entertainment scene. He first jumped into commercials as an infant and later got recognized as Messy Marvin in a series of chocolate syrup commercials during the 70s. He also got a few television credits under his name and an outstanding $12 of net worth. After familiarizing himself with how films and television productions run, he went in and joined the backseat as a producer and, sometimes, a director.
He pretty much became successful in this field as well. Over the course of his career running the show behind the scenes, he produced several box-office hits, including the first installment of Iron Man. You should not be shocked anymore because, as stated above, he already appeared in various commercials when he was just an infant. It proves that the fame and spotlight are already for him way before he grew.
MAIA BREWTON – ATTORNEY
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Maia Brewton rose to prominence during the late 80s and early 90s. A big part of this success came from her role as Sara Anderson in the 1987 teen comedy film Adventures in Babysitting. She also starred as Shelly Lewis in Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. She showcased her unique talents in making people laugh and her excellent skills in acting. After a few years, she contemplated her future and decided that acting might not be the best career choice.
She then continued her studies and eventually got a degree at Yale University, and this might be the correct choice for her since she’s now a full-fledged lawyer. She dedicates her life now, helping people in court. Sometimes, the things that we pursue first will never be for us. Like Maia, her showbiz career lasts for a short time, but her passion for being an attorney will remain.
HEATHER DELOACH – ENTREPRENEUR
Heather DeLoach is popularly known for her appearance in one of Blind Melon’s music videos. If you’ve seen it, you might recognize the “Bee Girl” who loves to do tap dancing. Aside from the iconic “Bee Girl” role, she also got featured in the two episodes of ER. She may not have a bunch of movie and television credits under her name, but she proved to her fans that she has a good sense of money management.
A part of her earnings was used for her investments in various businesses, including candy stations all across her neighborhood. Her husband is an excellent financial advisor who also helped her to manage money right. Their wedding is a unique one, and she will always be grateful for her amazing man. Lately, she appeared on the show I Can See Your Voice, and it surprised her many fans to see her again.
BARBI BENTON – INTERIOR DECORATOR
Barbi Benton was a famous actress, singer, and model who rose to prominence during the ‘70s. She’s one of the most iconic figures that appeared in several magazines back in the day. She was also part of the regular cast in the variety show Hee Haw. During the height of her career, she surprised many of her fans with her sudden retirement. Benton then shifted her focus and worked her way to become a competent interior designer.
That was a good backup career for her, especially after failing to pursue a degree to become a vet. Even today, her beauty still amazes many people. She always looks like a model, and even at the age of 70, she can still flaunt it. Although her career is not that long, she learned so much from it and embraced what she has now. Benton is happily married to his husband, a finance expert, and their two daughters.
MERCEDES LANDER – REAL ESTATE AGENT
For those who are well-versed in the music scene, you might recognize the heavy metal band named Kittie. The one handling the drums who also happened to be the co-founder of the band is none other than Mercedes Lander. Together with her bandmates, they have been sharing their music for more than two decades now. Mercedes’ music genre is alternative and death metal. It is very unusual for a girl, but this makes her happy.
With her passion for this genre, she produced and made different albums that metal lovers adore. She sings well, has clean rapping, and shouting, a unique style for a lady to be in this field. Outside of her band duties, Mercedes Lander is also working as a real estate agent. If you are interested in getting a real estate investment in Canada, then there’s a big chance that you’ll come across her.
AMANDA BYNES – FASHION DESIGNER
Amanda Bynes is a popular actress and comedian who first appeared as a child actress. During the late ‘90s and early 2000s, she became one of the most popular child stars thanks to the comedy series All That and The Amanda Show. She also got a few movie credits under her name, including Big Fat Liar and Hairspray. A massive media personality has recognized her, and she earned numerous awards such as a Critic’s Choice Award and seven Kids’ Choice Awards.
These accolades prove that she is one of the best actresses of her time, and every movie she portrays quickly became a hit. In 2010, Bynes decided to take a few steps away from Hollywood because of personal reasons. A few years later, she decided to come back, not as an actress, but as a fashion designer after getting a degree in Merchandise Product Development, which she dreamed of becoming.
DANICA MCKELLAR – AUTHOR
Danica McKellar rose to prominence with the help of her role in the television series The Wonder Years. She had a pretty much stable career in Hollywood, and she consistently got a project that can sustain her financial needs. Aside from being a great actress, she is an education advocate and mathematics writer. Danica has written several books about Math to help children and adults to cope up with this subject. She stated that it is not hard if you are willing to learn from it.
Since then, people give credit to her for being an outspoken and intelligent woman. After a few years, she later realized that her income as an actress might not be as stable as she hoped for, and that led her to finish her studies. She received a degree at UCLA and produced several publications with her name credits. Three of her mathematical books got included in the New York Times Bestseller for children.
HELEN HUNT – PRODUCER
During the 90s, actress Helen Hunt dominated the television scene with her role as Jamie Buchman in the award-winning sitcom Mad About You. She brought home numerous awards for the show, including three Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Academy Award. She also made her way towards the back seat as she tried her luck working as a film and television producer. Helen was attracted to films when her father would always bring her to the theatre. Since that moment, she dreamed of becoming her father, and she did.
At the age of 57, she is aging gracefully, and this is what happens when you are focused on building yourself rather than busy with something else. Everything seems to be going smoothly for her. However, her married life might not be that successful as her fans hoped for. After exchanging vows with the actor Hank Azaria in 1999, they quickly hired a divorce lawyer and finalized the deal just after 17 months.