Amanda Bynes was one of Nickelodeon’s breakout stars, and she went on to have a very successful film career in the 2000’s.
However, after a nervous breakdown and suffering from mental illness, Bynes left Hollywood. She now is attending school for fashion design and hopes to have her own line one day.
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Danny Lloyd scared audiences across the globe with his performance in The Shining, but would end up leaving acting in 1982.
He would later become a biology professor at a community college teaching biology.
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Two-time Oscar winner Gene Hackman chose to retire from acting in 2004 and become a historical fiction author.
He’s published three novels so far and seems to be enjoying the low-key life.
Everyone knows Jack Gleeson for his wicked portrayal of King Joffrey on “Game of Thrones.” Despite having amazing success in the role, after he left the series he chose to step away from acting and go back to school.
Will he ever return to the spotlight. Only time will tell.,.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas was one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood during the 90’s and early 2000’s before he decided he wanted to pursue other interests and focus on school.
This led to a major falling out with co-star Tim Allen during the final season of “Home Improvement”. While he has done a few gigs here and there, he mostly stays out of the spotlight.
Kevin Jonas is best known for his singing career alongside his brothers, Nick and Kevin. The Jonas Brothers toured the world and starred in a variety of TV specials before eventually going their separate ways.
Kevin decided to leave the life of a celebrity behind after his marriage and the birth of his first child. He is now focusing on being a husband and father.
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Angus T. Jones practically grew up on the set of “Two and a Half Men,” but when he turned 17 he became a born-again Christian.
Jones soon began to publicly criticize the show, which resulted in him exiting the sitcom in Season 10. However, he did return for the series finale.
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Tony Danza was the Italian heart throb that sent his female audience into fits when he starred in “Who’s the Boss?” While he would star in other sitcoms that failed to take off, he eventually did less and less in the acting spectrum.
In 2009, he became a 10th-grade English teacher.
Nikki Blonsky was a breakout star in 2007 when she starred in the film adaption of the musical “Hairspray!” Unfortunately, her career never took off after that.
She earned her license in cosmetology in 2011 and began working part-time as a hairstylist back in her hometown.
Cary Grant is best known for his roles in the golden era of Hollywood throughout the 40’s and 50’s.
However, in 1965 he chose to retire from acting to be a full-time father. He was definitely missed that’s for sure.
Steven Seagal used to be one of the hottest action stars in Hollywood, but his career eventually dwindled to direct-to-video swill.
He would end up working as a deputy in Louisiana and even scored a reality show because of the gig.
Known for her starring role in the Austin Powers franchise, Elizabeth Hurley decided to turn her back on Hollywood in 2002. The reason.
She wanted to raise her newborn son. While the possibility of a comeback is always an option, Elizabeth seems content being a mom full-time.
Karyn is best known for her role as Hilary Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” When that show ended, she attempted to star in several other sitcoms that failed to gain traction.
Eventually, she chose to leave the world of acting and raise her children full-time.
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