Most of the stars we know today may not be that famous in the coming years, or they probably tried other careers aside from acting to secure their financial future. That’s what the entertainment industry is all about. Taking advantage of the situation they have at hand and securing their future with other investments.
Let’s take a look at the story of celebrities and their life after their retirement or their time while they are not in a set. Most of them did well because of their smart money management while others fell short and had their struggles in life. Let’s dive down and see what their lives are like after their shine fades on the stage. Most of them will surprise you, so let’s get started!
Debra Winger, whose full name is Debra Lynn Winger. Debra’s name was derived from the actor Debra Paget, who was her father favorite actress. During her part-time job at university, Winger was temporarily blind in a car accident. This accident made her decide to pursue her dream and give up college to become an actress. Winger’s career is nothing short of spectacular as she’s one of the most sought-after actresses during her prime and she also had all the awards and accolades to back this up.
However, even with all the success she had in her career, she still has an on and off period in the limelight. During Winger’s time off from filming, she spent some of it as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. Winger also tried her luck as an executive producer for a couple of documentaries including the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland. We are sure that she never experienced any issues financially especially with credit cards.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is an English actress. She is one of those actresses that found the secrets of eternal youth. Catherine’s father is the owner of a dessert factory and her mother is a tailor. She showed great interest in acting since she was a child and often participated in various performances in her school. When she was 15 years old, Catherine dropped out of school to start her acting career. In the 90s, Catherine starred in the drama series ‘The Darling Buds of May’ and became famous among the UK for it.
With the help of the movie Titanic, Catherine was favored by Hollywood director and made her way in Hollywood. She appeared in The Mask of Zorro and marked a successful start in her Hollywood career. However, things started to slow down a bit for her career in the late 2000s. Good thing, she was able to steer her career to the right path and managed to make a strong comeback. In 2000, Catherine married and had two children later.
Sally Field is not only a well-renowned actress, but she’s also respected behind the scenes as a director. Her contributions to the industry allowed her to cash-in a couple of awards and recognition under her wing, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, a pair of Academy and Golden Globe Awards. Field’s mother is the actress Margaret Field and her father is a salesman. After her parents divorced, Field lived with her mother, who remarried to a stuntman. Field later recalled that she was treated badly by her stepfather during that period.
Field began her acting career in 1965. She first started her journey on television with Gidget, but received mediocre response. In 1976, her Hollywood stock rose thanks to her part in Sybil and paved the way for her to become one of the greats in the industry. Field also showed good signs of money management and wasn’t involved in any bankruptcy reports in the past years. Recently, Sally Field has actively advocated women’s rights, supported homosexuality and participated in climate protests.
Performing arts may be part of their family genes and we could expect nothing less from Ashely Judd. Judd is the daughter of the famous country music singer Naomi Judd. She is also the half-sister of Wynonna Judd, a multi-award-winning American country music personality. Judd started her professional career in 1991, she starred in the movie Star Trek: The Next Generation. She’s part of the big movie hits of the 90s, including the films Ruby in Paradise, Heat, A Time to Kill and Double Jeopardy. Her career continued to ride the waves of her success in the 2000s and a few box-office hits during the 2010s.
Apart from her acting career, Judd also loves basketball, martial arts such as Taekwondo and Judo. She also focuses on humanitarian work and has been insisting on protecting the rights of women and children for several years. In 2016, Judd was appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador. She’s also one of the personalities that hired a couple of lawyers and filed a complaint against Harvey Weinstein.
Phoebe Belle Cates was born in a family of film and television professionals. Her mother is Broadway producer Lily, and her father is the television pioneer Joseph Cates. Cates became a model when she was 14 and has appeared on the covers of several magazines since. Her acting debut was in 1981, the film Paradise. For some inappropriate shots, Phoebe expressed regret to appear in this film. In 1982, Cates starred in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ and gained fame for it.
Cates not only proved herself that she’s one of the premier actresses out there in Hollywood, but she also showed that she had what it takes to manage her own investments. In 1994, Phoebe decided to quit acting and concentrate on taking care of her two children. Later, her boutique, the Blue Tree, has slowly emerged as one of the prime boutiques in New York and online. It also allowed her to spend precious time with her family. Now, that’s something any money can’t buy!
You must have heard of Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda or Peter Fonda. This luxurious Hollywood family is the fonda family where Bridget Fonda was born. Influenced by her family, Bridget is also an excellent actor. She appeared in the movie Easy Rider at the age of five. Bridget starred in the movie Harvey in high school and became interested in acting. Bridget was one of the most sought actresses of the 90s. She rose to prominence thanks to her part in the classic movie The Godfather Part III. She also appeared in Single White Female, Singles, and Could Happen to You.
We last saw Bridget Fonda in the television movie Snow Queen in 2002 and a year later, she shocked the entertainment world when she got involved in a serious car accident that caused severe injuries to the actress. Good thing she put a lot of investments in her insurance that led to her speedy recovery. At the same year, she married a singer and began a married life.
Rene Russo was born in a poor family. She dropped out of school early. She was discovered by chance to enter the modeling circle. Since then, Russo has appeared in various magazines and advertisements. In 1987, Russo made her first TV series, then she appeared in movies such as Lethal Weapon, Ransom, The Thomas Crown Affair and achieved success. Russo may not have the longest list of movies and television shows in the bunch but she clearly made up for it with the impact she made throughout her professional career as an actress.
While she’s not engaged in a project, she’s also working as a model and endorser for companies and products, as well as a producer. These gigs will surely keep her off from the bankruptcy line. During the height of her career, Russo decided to live a life away from the limelight and took a five-year break from acting. She later returned with a bang in the movie franchise Thor, which marked her return into prominence.
Joe Pesci’s career can be described as one of the best supporting actors in Hollywood of all time. He was so effective in his craft, he even overshadowed some of the main actors he came across with. Pesci has been a child actor since he was a child. When he was ten years old, Pesci starred in Star Time Kids. He also formed a band with friends in his teens. Pesci’s famous work is Raging Bull, for which he broke a rib. In addition, his famous works include Goodfellas, Casino, Lethal Weapon, etc.
Pesci was known to portray tough guys with a hot temper and appeared mostly alongside the team of Robert De Niro and the filmmaker Martin Scorsese. In 1999, he finally announced that he’ll be making his retirement official but will still accept occasional roles from time to time. Pesci then shifted his focus in his music and released a couple of albums after his retirement from the silver screen. He also appeared in commercials occasionally.
Born in 1967, Mira Sorvino has shown great interest in acting since she was a child. She made her screen debut in the TV series Swans Crossing. During the 90s, Mira Sorvino made a huge noise and grabbed almost all of the accolades available in the entertainment world. A huge part of that success came from her role in Mighty Aphrodite. Later, her works include Mimic, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, At First Sight, etc.
Her stroke of good luck continued up until the tail end of the 2000s when things started to slow down for her career. Though she still has a couple of films, during that span, it still doesn’t hold a candle compared to the success she received a decade earlier. However, she’s really not that worried, since her excellent money management skills allowed her to get through those rough times.
Back in the days, Macaulay Culkin was once the most popular kid not only in Hollywood but in the entire entertainment world. Almost everyone knew how talented and bright the future holds for this kid. Culkin started his acting career at the age of four and appeared in many Broadway shows. At the age of eight, he made his film debut Rocket Gibraltar. His comic antics in the Home Alone franchise made him a household name, especially during the 90s.
He also starred in other famous movies such as My Girl, Richie Rich, The Good Son, etc. In the midst of his prime as an actor, he decided to step away from the limelight and live a normal kid. Everything seems to be going in the right direction until he faced legal issues concerning his possession of certain substances which led him to hire a competent lawyer in his defense. Nowadays, he’s now back on track and still continues to act in his comedy website and podcast.
Born in 1986, Bynes appear in advertisements early at the age of 7. Her debut was in ‘All That’ in 1996, and it became popular later. Bynes rose through Hollywood ranks during the 90s and a big part of her success came from her television projects, including the comedy All That and The Amanda Show. In 2002, she won the Kids’ Choice Award for ‘Big Fat Liar’. Success followed her through the 2000s.
However, things started going south when she found herself in the middle of a trap hole. Bynes needed a couple of lawyers for her defense after she was charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and possession of illegal substances. Bynes went to the School of Fashion Design after falling into these personal turmoil and started her own clothing brand, which eventually ended in bankruptcy. We last saw her on-screen in 2010 in the teen comedy film Easy A. Good thing, she was able to bounce back from her predicament and now on the right track towards rebuilding her life again.
Cameron Diaz was one of the premier A-lister back in the day and she was part of many movies in the past. In 1978, Cameron Diaz became a model and appeared in advertisements such as Ck, Coca Cola, and Levi’s. In 1994, Diaz starred in her film debut ‘The Mask’. Since then, her famous works include The Last Supper, My Best Friend’s Wedding and There’s Something About Mary. In 2000, she starred in Charlie’s Angels, which was a huge success.
In 2017, Cameron Diaz suspended her career from Hollywood to find ‘something different’. Her last film appearance was in 2014, the film Annie. Aside from acting, she also wrote a couple of books about health and wellness. The first one was called The Body Book, which became a New York Times bestseller and the last one was in 2016 called Longevity Book. We are sure she wouldn’t face any threat financially and her money in her savings accounts are miles away from the bankruptcy limit.
Lindsay Lohan has been away from the limelight after living a tumultuous life, needing the help of her lawyers now and then. Lohan started in the business as a model when she was young. Her TV debut was the soap opera Another World. Lohan became famous a year later for her performance in film The Parent Trap, which received great acclaim. Since then Lohan made several appearances on different television shows and movies. She is best known for the coming of age movies, like Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Unfortunately, Lohan’s career has been affected due to some personal issues after 2005. In 2019, Lohan returned to the spotlight after it’s announced that she would be one of the panellist on the Australian adaptation of Masked Singer. She’s also set to return to Masked Singer Season 2. Apart from acting, Lohan is also involved in the fashion industry, for her childhood love for Monroe, Lohan launched a series of products about her.
ROBERT DE NIRO
Michael Scorsese’s mob films will never be complete without Robert De Niro. Born in 1943, he is best known as an actor, producer, and director. With his excellent acting skills, he has received several awards and accolades from almost all prestigious award-giving bodies that you can think of. Robert played on the school stage when he was young. At the age of 16, he dropped out of school to start his acting career. Robert first gained public attention in The Godfather Part II. Since then, he has become a household name in the US with ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘GoodFellas’ and ‘Casino’.
Robert remains an essential part of Hollywood, fans saw him as Murray Franklin in the critically-acclaimed 2019 movie Joker. He again wowed everyone when he starred in The Irishman. He also has an upcoming film directed by Scorsese again. In addition to movies, Robert has also made many investments, including hotels, restaurants and resorts. We believe these investments will make Robert not worry about bank accounts.
Richard Gere has been known to many as one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men. He started ien th business in the 1970s and captured every woman’s hearts in the movie American Gigolo. Gere showed a talent for music in his early years. He played the trumpet and created music in high school. After graduating from college, Robert started acting. He appeared in some musicals such as Grease, Taming of the Shrew in his early stage, and then gradually involved the movie screen. His early famous movie was Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
Since then, he has gradually consolidated his reputation in works such as Days of Heaven, The Cotton Club, Pretty Woman, Primal Fear. In 2016, he starred in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, where he played as a small-time Jewish fixer. Although Gere has yet to retire officially, he’s now rarely seen in the spotlight. In recent years, Gere has been active in the protection of human rights and tribes.
Dustin Hoffman rose to prominence for his versatile acting. He could play almost any character, from the villain to an emotionally vulnerable lead character. Robert De Niro himself gave him credit for being an actor with ‘everyman’s face’ that embodies the ‘heartbreakingly human’. Hoffman dreamed of becoming a pianist in the early years, but gave up for lack of talent. He later switched to acting. Hoffman had been struggling in various small roles in the early ten years of his acting career. He acted in theaters, appeared in commercials, and had walk-on roles in movies.
The turning point appeared in 1967. Hoffman starred in the film ‘The Graduate’ and was nominated for an Oscar. Since then, luck came, he starred in films like Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Papillon and other famous works. In 1979, Hoffman won the Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’. Hoffman’s other well-known works include: Rain Man, All the President’s Men, Death of a Salesman, Hook, etc. At 83, Hoffman is still active in the industry.
MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen started their career as child actresses. In fact, the Olsen Twins started off way early as an infant and played the role of the youngest member of the Tanner family in Full House. It was only the start of their fruitful career in Hollywood. They also appeared in the movies To Grandmother’s House We Go, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, How the West Was Fun, etc.
By the time they reached their young adulthood, they became one of the richest celebrities in Hollywood. They are not full-time actresses anymore, but they made their way towards the center of the fashion scene thanks to their investments in a couple of fashion brands including clothes and fashion accessories. The Council of Fashion Designers of America or CFDA named the twins the Womenswear Designer of the Year of 2012 and 2015.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
Sarah Michelle Gellar made a huge noise during the 90s thanks to her role as Kendall Hart in All My Children. She wowed her peers with her strong performance in the show that eventually got her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. Gellar was discovered by a scout in childhood. At the age of 4, Gellar appeared in her first film, ‘An Invasion of Privacy’.
Later, she managed to grab the role of Buffy Summers in the fantasy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gellar was widely recognized, being nominated for the Golden Globe Award for that. During that period, Gellar also participated in I Know What You Did Last Summer and hosted Saturday Night Live. Things started to slow down for her career in the mid-2000s but she managed to grab a few techniques that allowed her to work behind the scenes as a producer. She also made smart investments throughout the years and one of which is the cooking and lifestyle company called Foodstirs.
Katherine Heigl started off her career, not in films, but as a model for various brands. Heigl became a child model when she was a child, and she appeared nationwide in Cheerios ads. Then in 1992, she decided to start shifting into acting where she found the success she wanted. Heigl’s first appearance on the silver screen was in the movie That Night and she later appeared in My Father the Hero.
Her breakthrough role was her portrayal of Isabel Evans on the hit sci-fi series Roswell, which earned her a couple of nominations including a Saturn and Teen Choice Awards. Few years after, she landed another significant role as Izzie Stevens on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Later, her works include The Ugly Truth, Knocked Up, Life as We Know It. During the mid to late 2000s, she decided to step back a little from acting and tried her luck behind the scenes as a producer. Heigl is also committed to protecting animals and establishing conservation organizations.
Diana Ross was originally called Diane Ross. Ross showed a talent for music very early. In high school, she and several girls formed band ‘Primes’ to sing. Later, the band integrated and changed its name to ‘The Supreme’, which became popular worldwide. The famous song of ‘The Supremes’ is ‘Where Did Our Love Go’. In 1967, The Supremes was renamed ‘Diana Ross & Supremes’, and Ross began her solo career. Her solo works such as Endless Love have achieved great success and ranked in the forefront of the Billboard Hot 100.
Ross has sold 100 million records worldwide. She also starred in the movies “Mahogany” and “Lady Sings the Blues” and was nominated for Oscar Award. Ross has won numerous awards and honors during her career. She won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite personal and professional ups and downs, Ross has withstood the test. Served as a performer for more than 40 years.
Elizabeth Hurley has a rough start and fell at the edge of bankruptcy during the first leg of her career. Hurley dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but in order to making a living, she became a model and appeared in various advertisements. Good thing she was able to persevere with her unparalleled talent and timeless beauty. At the age of 29, she went for her very first modeling gig and slowly made a huge impact on the industry. Hurley then became one of the premier personalities around the fashion scene as she was chosen to be the face of Estée Lauder.
The first time Hurley received widespread attention was her love affair with Hugh Grant in 1987. Later she starred in films like Aria, Christabel and Passenger 57. In 1997, Hurley participated in Austin Powers: International Mysteries and won widespread recognition. In 2000, Hurley starred in Bedazzled. Aside from modeling and acting, she and Estée Lauder are also active in advocacies, especially in Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns.
Renée Zellweger not only has the face, but the talent to be considered as one of the best in the industry. This was especially true during the 90s and the 2000s when she starred in numerous films throughout the decade. Zellweger wanted to be a journalist before, she studied literature at university. Later, she switched to performance. Zellweger appeared in some low-cost films in her early days. Her first well-known film was Jerry Maguire, which made her nominated for the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2001, Zellweger participated in the filming of Bridget Jones’s Diary, which was successful worldwide. During the same period, her TV series White Oleander was also well received. After the height of her career, Zellweger decided to step away from the spotlight and took a couple of years off from Hollywood. Fortunately, we can still see her works. Recently, Zellweger returned to screens, producing works such as Best Day of My Life, Same Kind of Different as Me, Judy, etc.
Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, producer, author, and artist. He is Known for his energetic slapstick performances. In the 1990s, Jim Carrey was Hollywood’s king of comedy, appearing in family favorite films like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber and Liar Liar.
Twenty years later, Carrey’s life had taken a very different turn. He was no longer making hit movies, he lived a reclusive life and was dogged by controversy. In an interview with CNN’s Larry King, Jim Carrey described himself as a weird, serious person, and he dove deeper into that topic when he chatted with iNews. His ‘serious’ personality isn’t one the public gets to see often, and it could be attributed to the actor’s emotion problem. In 2013, Carrey published his first book: How Roland Rolls and won the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award.
For those who enjoyed watching TV shows and movies during the 80s and 90s, we are sure and we will bet all our credit cards that you know the actress, Meg Ryan. Ryan was born in 1961 and is known as America’s Sweetheart. She took small roles during the beginning of her career and put up a lot of effort so producers will notice her potential. With the success of her career, Ryan appeared in many films such as: When a Man Loves a Woman, You’ve Got Mail, City of Angels, Sleepless in Seattle, etc.
Ryan’s investments paid off and she began appearing as part of the supporting casts. She eventually found success in the film When Harry Met Sally…and grabbed her very first Golden Globe nomination. During the last decade, things slowed down for the actress and she decided to shift careers from working in front of the camera to behind the scenes. She then grabbed a couple of projects as a director while still appearing as guests in other shows.
Actor and novelist, Gene Hackman had a successful career in Hollywood, he was awarded numerous accolades. Hackman lied about his age to join the army and left home in 1946. His military experience has provided him a lot of help for the character in the future. Hackman started acting in 1956. His famous work was the film The French Connection in 1971 and he won the Oscar for Best Actor.
Since then, his works include The Quick and The Dead, The Poseidon Adventure, A Bridge Too Far, etc. Gene often played the role of an officer in movies, which is inseparable from his previous experience. During his time away from the limelight, he wrote novels and already released three historical fiction novels under his name – Wake of the Perdido Star, Justice for None and Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War. With these, we are sure he got all of his retirement plans and insurance covered.
The actress Andie Macdowell, made a huge impact in her debut film Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. When Macdowell was 20, she debuted as a contract model, appearing in magazines and advertisements such as Vogue, Armani, CK, etc. Macdowell’s performance in these advertisements attracted people’s attention and she began to appear in some movies. Macdowell later starred in ‘Lies, and Videotape’ that earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.
Her other famous movies include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day and Groundhog Day. In recent years, Macdowell has reduced her workload. Her financial advisor probably advised her that she needed another avenue for her income that’s why she kept her part as a spokeswoman of the personal care and cosmetics company L’Oréal for the last three decades. Macdowell has three children. Her two daughters, Rainey Qualley and Margaret Qualley are also well-known actors.
Chuck Norris was one of the biggest stars in the action scenes back in the days. Big thanks to his flashy moves and unparalleled martial arts skills, he quickly rose to stardom and appeared in numerous movies. Chuck joined the U.S. Air Force at 18 and was stationed in South Korea with the military, where he earned the nickname Chuck.
After leaving the military, Chuck opened a martial arts studio and participated in various martial arts competitions for promotion. Unintentionally, Chuck won many championships in the later period and was favored by the director. In 1969, he performed his film debut The Wrecking Crew. His famous movies include: Lone Wolf McQuade, Sidekicks, Hellbound, etc. Chuck’s films were filled with dangerous stunts and death-defying sequences. Good thing, he and his production crew got good medical insurance coverage in case there were any injuries in his shows. In recent years, Chuck has focused on writing books. He also makes his own games, appearing in some advertisements to increase revenue.
Snoop Dogg remains to be one of the most significant parts of the rap music scene. Ever since he started in the 1990s, he remains active until today. Dogg started rap in sixth grade. He was a bodgie in high school. After Dogg’s graduation, he was sentenced to three years in jail for legal issues. Credits to Dr. Dre, he was the one who discovered the famed rapper and featured him on his solo album, Deep Cover. Since then, Dogg made history, selling over 23 million records in the US alone and a total of 35 million worldwide.
Dogg is known as the godfather of West Coast hip-hop due to his outstanding achievements in the field of rap. Until now, he still has tour schedules for his latest album, I Wanna Thank You, and a documentary with the same name. In addition to rap career, Dogg also appeared in some films and television works such as The Wash, Bones, etc. He also established his own film and television company.
Robert Blake’s career has been one great roller coaster ride. He enjoyed fruitful years as a child actor and appeared in Our Gang during the late 30s and early 40s. Blake was abused by his parents as a child and had an unfortunate childhood experience. The Young Artist Foundation recognized Robert Blake’s contributions to the industry and was awarded the Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement” Award.
After a few years, he entered his adulthood but faced certain issues such as lack of projects. Eventually, he was able to cope up and managed to get back on track. Everything looked bright until he found himself in the middle of a legal issue concerning the murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley. He was accused of the death of his wife and hired a couple of lawyers for his defense. It was a long chase, but eventually, he was acquitted with all the charges.
For those who loved action films during the 90s and early 2000s, we bet you guys will instantly recognize Wesley Snipes. Snipes was discovered by scouts In 1985. His film debut was Wildcats, Snipes often played small roles in his early career. He’s most remembered for his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character Blade in the blockbuster trilogy, the Blade film franchise. Aside from acting, he’s also a well-renowned martial artist, who started his training at a very young age of twelve.
Snipes has a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and a 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. Also, Snipes founded a bodyguard company with friends to provide security services. He also has his own film and television company. Just like most stars out there, controversies caught up with him, and it struck a significant blow not only in Snipes’ career but in his personal affairs too. He had some issues with his financial and credit reports regarding his taxes and served a couple of years behind bars for it.
Chuck D is the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, which he also co-founded with Flavor Flav in 1985. The star was behind the social hip hop music in the mid-1980s. He even gets the credits for being ranked No.12 on the Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists of All Time list by The Source.
Outside of the music career, Chuck D released his autobiography Autobiography of Mistachuck in 1996. In 1999, he set up a multi-format “supersite” on the website Rapstation.com, which provided a place to share a lot of content online, including modules such as celebrity interview, free MP3 downloads, social commentary, etc. Since then, Chuck D has been working for online peer-to-peer file sharing in music industry. In 2011, he re-recorded a cover of Fight the Power with The Dillinger Escape Plan. In 2016, D joined Prophets of Rage with B-Real and former members of Rage Against the Machine.
Eddie Murphy is considered one of the best when it comes to comedy. When Eddie Murphy was 15 years old, he was influenced by Richard Pryor’s comedy album and determined to become a comedian. In the earlier part of his career, he used to be part of Saturday Night Live. He also kept him and his family from the clutches of bankruptcy with his work as a standup comedian.
Eddie Murphy made his film debut in 1982. He collaborated with Nick Nolte in the film 48 Hrs. After that, he starred in Trading Places, Best Defense, Beverly Hills Cop. These films performed well at the box office. However, things slowed down starting in the late 2000s for him. Projects came out less and less and that means less income for him. Good thing, he knew a trick or two working behind the scenes as a writer, director, and producer. With these added in his arsenal, he would never have to worry about using his credit card again.
LARA FLYNN BOYLE
Lara Flynn Boyle, although she had dyslexia in her childhood, she overcame this problem and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1986, Boyle appeared in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but the scene was deleted in the final editing. Her first protagonist movie was the horror movie Poltergeist. Boyle gathered public attention with her role in the mystery drama series Twin Peaks. After a few years, she went on for another successful run in Red Rock West.
During the same period, she starred in the comedy Threesome, Baby’s Day Out, Cafe Society, etc. Boyle also portrayed in the show The Practice. After the show ended, we saw the trend that she has lesser projects compared to the past. However, she knew a thing or two on how things work behind the scenes and made her way on becoming a producer in Hansel & Gretel Get Baked. Boyle has another project in the pipeline called Death in Texas, and it will be released soon.
Ali MacGraw was one of the top artists back in the days. She made a massive impact during the late 60s and 70s with her great looks and exceptional talent. MacGraw worked in fashion magazines as a photography assistant in her early days. Later, she appeared in some advertisements. MacGraw first tasted success in Hollywood with her role in the 1969 film Goodbye, Columbus.
Her peers noticed her acting skills and were awarded a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her effort. A year later, she conquered the world stage with the movie Love Story and became an international icon. She never had any issues with her credit scores back then, especially during the height of her career when she was named the top female box office star in the world in 1972. Nowadays, she is currently living a private life and enjoying her retirement while doing a quick session of yoga.
Wendy Williams is a writer, producer, businesswoman, and host of The Wendy Williams Show. She was famous for her no-nonsense attitude and brash personality and was controversial for Homophobic and inappropriate remarks. Williams began her career as a DJ in radio station. Later, she worked at WBLS as a music host, where she was well appreciated by listeners. In 2008, Williams made her debut on her talk Show, The Wendy Williams Show and got great acclaim.
In 2009, Wendy Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. She is also an author and novelist. Her best-selling books include “The Experience of Wendy Williams”, “Ask Wendy” and “Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood”. She contributes celebrity columns to entertainment magazines every week. On her 50th birthday, the Asbury Park City Council in New Jersey changed the name of the street where she grew up to Wendy Williams Way.
The actor, Mike Myers is one of Hollywood’s premier actors. His voice can be heard in the animated movie franchise Shrek. Of course, who would forget the iconic character of Austin Powers and his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil! Myers made his career began in many advertisements when he was a child. His TV debut was in 1988, Myers performed in the Saturday Night Live and he became famous for it. Later, he starred in films like Wayne’s World, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Inglourious Basterds etc, which strengthened his position.
However, there’s a huge drop in demands for his talents in recent years and projects came lesser and lesser throughout the years. For most stars, that will be a cause of a major panic but Myers may have planned ahead and placed smart investments for his future. It is still not too late for a strong comeback for this man since he has a lot of talent in his sleeves.
Michael Schoeffling, whose full name is Michael Earl Schoeffling. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1960. Schoeffling really knows how to live a life away from the limelight. Right after he made a name for himself as a fashion model and actor of the 80s and 90s, he just suddenly went out from the Hollywood picture and lived a comfortable life in his house filled with a top-notch home security system.
Schoeffling was an excellent wrestler when he was young and won many prizes in competitions. For those who don’t know, Michael played Jake Ryan in the classic comedy film Sixteen Candles. He also appeared in Vision Quest and Mermaids. We last saw him on screen in the 1991 film Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. Nowadays, reports suggest that he’s now running his own handcrafted furniture business.
Fans widely recognized Matthew Fox as Charlie Salinger of the American teen drama Party of Five. He continued his streak of success as Jack Shephard in the famous series Lost from 2004 until 2010. His Hollywood peers started to notice his remarkable performances and he managed to get a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his part in the series. Fox started his career in 1991, where he appeared in the TV series Wings.
Later he starred in If I Die Before I Wake, My Boyfriend’s Back, Haunted, etc. He also ever hosted the Saturday Night Live. After his successful run, things started to slow down and there were fewer projects available for Fox. However, we are sure that he had good money management skills and will not file any bankruptcy report anytime soon. Fox got into legal trouble for beating a lady in 2011, and later he got out of trouble cause the woman withdrew the lawsuit.
Born in Berlin, Germany, Dominic Monaghan is a British actor. He first made a huge impact in the British entertainment scene in the crime drama series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. However, he made his name famous for his role in one of the most successful film franchises of all time, the Lord of the Rings movie franchise, where he played his part as Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck. He later appeared as Charlie Pace in Lost.
After a few years, he reunited with the co-creator of Lost in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Aside from acting, he also produced his own show called Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan where he travels into exotic locations around the globe. In 2019 Monaghan starred in the film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Based on how things running, he will not need any kinds of loans for his finances.
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
Jennifer Love Hewitt has everything that it takes to be successful in Hollywood. She got the looks, wits, and the charisma that will put her on the top of Hollywood A-listers. Before we know her as the actress that she is today, she started her career as a young actress and appeared in numerous commercials in the past. She also used to be a backup singer before she landed the role in the teen and family drama series Party of Five.
Since that day, success continued to work in her favor as she became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Hewitt’s famous works include: I Know What You Did Last Summer, Heartbreakers, The Tuxed, etc. Aside from a successful acting career, she’s also keen on her works behind the scenes as a director, producer and writer. In 2010, Hewitt published a book called The Day I Shot Cupid. Now that will keep her credit card balance full!
Ronda Rousey is considered as one of the elite female athletes in the world of MMA. She dominated the scene with her powerful moves and captured the hearts of her fans with her iconic smile. Rousey is a successful judo player. When Rousey was 11 years old, she learned judo from her mother. In 2008, Rousey won an Olympic medal. After retirement, she worked as a waiter to make ends meet. Later, she joined MMA and won many competitions.
After countless of title defenses, she was struck with a devastating defeat from Holly Holm in 2015. However, all of her investments in the sports paid off as she was named the first female fighter to be inducted in the prestigious UFC Hall of Fame. Rousey then switched careers and decided her luck in acting and appeared in one of the movies in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
Leelee Sobieski, whose full name is Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta “Leelee” Sobieski. Her mother is a producer and screenwriter. When Sobieski was 10 years old, she was discovered by talent scout in school thus starting her acting career. She got her ticket to stardom thanks to her role in movies such as Deep Impact, Never Been Kissed, Eyes Wide Shut and The Glass House.
She also portrayed Joan of Arc in a three-part television miniseries, where she earned prestigious nominations to the Emmys and the Golden Globe. The actress still worked in films and television shows until 2012 and focused all of her investments in her art career. She even launched a successful solo exhibit last 2018 in Brooklyn that earned much respect from fellow artists and big players in the visual arts community. We think that her true calling is with visual arts rather than acting. Sobieski married in 2010 with a desinger and she has a son and a daughter.
Alyson Hannigan was blessed with good looks and charms that will make everyone fall into their knees. At a young age of four, she already had a couple of commercials under her name which paved the way towards her stardom in the coming years. Her family then hired a moving company and relocated to Hollywood at the age of 11. Her talent soon became apparent and after spending time in minor roles in the past, she finally grabbed a spot in the limelight with her role in My Stepmother Is an Alien.
She then joined the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Willow Rosenberg. There, she found Alexis Denisof, who became her other half. After that, Hannigan’s works include American Pie, How I Met Your Mother, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and so on. Hannigan then focused more on her personal life. She still has a few projects under her contracts though. Hannigan also appeared at some events to encourage people to conduct regular breast cancer screenings.
Allison Mack may not have the most eye-catching career out there, but she certainly has one of the best stories in the bunch. The earlier part of her career mainly focused as an endorser for various brands and the most notable on the list was from a chocolate company. Almost all kids love chocolates and we can only think of the frustration she had when she’s not allowed to eat the chocolate right in front of her.
Mack’s early appearance on the screen was in the TV series 7th Heaven. She also starred in ‘My Horrible Year!’ and ‘Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves’. In the later part of her career, she entered the mainstream acting scene and starred in Smallville. In recent years, she was involved with legal issues left and right and she badly needed help from competent defense lawyers. Mack was also alleged to have entered into a bogus marriage in 2017 to gain American immigration, and she filed for divorce in 2020.
Carey Mulligan is one of those actresses that has everything in their arsenal. She has the looks, the charms, and the talent to be successful. She did just that after making a huge name on stage with her debut performance on the stage of the Royal Court Theatre for the play Forty Winks. A year later, she jumped into the mainstream media and starred on Pride & Prejudice, Bleak House and an episode of Doctor Who.
Though he had all the makings of a great superstar, she’s rarely offered by big production companies with major roles. Even with that situation in mind, she was never in any threat of going into bankruptcy. In fact, she was even active in her philanthropic works, raising funds for Alzheimer’s disease and becoming a child protection ambassador. In 2020, Mulligan made the film Promising Young Woman as an actor and executive producer, which will be released soon.
Dave Chappelle possesses one of the most unique skill sets in this bunch. He is not only a successful actor, but he’s also a well-respected standup comedian that brought home numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including a pair of Emmy Awards and three Grammys. Chappelle started his career in high school, when he performed comedy shows in nightclubs. In an interview later, Chappelle mentioned that his comedy performance was greatly influenced by Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, etc.
During the 90s, Chappelle appeared in a couple of successful movies, including Mel Brooks’s 1993 film Robin Hood: Men in Tights and The Nutty Professor alongside Eddie Murphy. In 2016, he, his lawyers and manager received a hefty $20 million deal with Netflix for his comedy specials. Now that’s a deal that may be hard to beat. In 2020 Chappelle’s Netflix special won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Born in 1964, Calista Flockhart has loved acting since childhood. She wrote a play called Toyland and performed it when she was a child. Flockhart studied acting at the university. For about ten years after graduating, she has been playing some small roles and kept unknown. During this period, she worked as waiter and aerobics coach to make ends meet. Flockhart’s debut on screen is Guiding Light. She rose to fame thanks to her part as the lovely lawyer in her titular role in Ally McBeal.
During this run, she consistently got herself accolades and recognition from her peers bringing in nominations from various award-giving bodies and cashing in a couple of awards along the way. She also starred in Brothers & Sisters and Supergirl. After her successful stay in Ally McBeal, fans expected that her Hollywood stock will rise, but she only managed to grab a couple of significant roles. The good thing about that, it is still not yet too late for a big comeback.
Born in 1937, Jack Nicholson is an actor, director and producer. He is one of those personalities that will surprise us especially if we tell you that it has been ages since we last saw him in action. He’s so popular and was part of many movies, we can barely tell if he’s still active or not. Nicholson’s early acting career did not develop well, so he switched to be a screenwriter. His first successful screenplay was The Trip.
Later, he gradually appeared in some famous works such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining and gained his fame. Even if he’s retired or not, it will not change the fact that he’s one of the best actors out there in Hollywood. Nicholson might have a good investment plan and that probably allowed him to retire early without anyone noticing it. However, many fans still wanted to see him in a couple of movies in the future. Only time will tell.
Kel Mitchell rose to fame thanks to his comic antics and his talent for music as a musician, rapper and singer. He began his acting career at the age of 12, participating in some stage plays. His most notable role back in the days was his part in the television series All That. He also appeared in the 1999 film Mystery Men as he played alongside Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush. Mitchell once participated in the Saturday Night Live audition in 2003, but ended in failure. In 2015, Mitchell starred in The Tonight Show.
He consistently got himself a couple of projects throughout the years but it was nothing compared to the significance he made during the earlier part of his career. In 2019, Mitchell became the young pastor of a church in Los Angeles. Overall, he has lived up to the expectations of his peers in the industry and never faced any issues with his finances because of his excellent money management skills.
If there’s any strong and genuine woman out there in Hollywood, Geena Davis might be on the top of everyone’s lists. Over the years, she showed what a woman can do in the entertainment scene and she has all the accolades to go along with it. Because of the personality she portrayed, she often plays characters that have strong personalities.Geena wanted to be an actor since she was a child. In her high school, Geena was excluded by her classmates because of her height.
She began her early career as a waiter. Later she became a model, working for victoria’s secret. Geena’s film debut was in Tootsie. Later, she starred in Beetlejuice, The Daughters of Thelma and Louise, The Long Kiss Goodnight, etc and gained her fame. Aside from doing full-time work as an actress, she also put a lot of investments in advocating equal rights for women. She also earned herself an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree back in 2009 from Bates College because of her contributions.
Dana Carvey is a famous stand-up comedian and actor that rose to fame thanks to his part in Saturday Night Live. However, things didn’t start up well for Carvey. During the first leg of his career, he hired a divorce lawyer with his former wife. He then slowly made a strive in Hollywood and received a minor role in Halloween II. He struggled to find a role that will place his name in the top actors of his time and in 1986, his biggest break came into light with the movie Tough Guys.
In 1990, Dana made his first comedy film vehicle Opportunity Knocks, which received a certain welcome. Later, he starred in Wayne’s World, Clean Slate, Trapped in Paradise, etc. In 1996, he made the TV show The Dana Carvey Show, but the response was mediocre. Overall, he had a very successful career but had to stop every once in a while, because of health and personal issues.
Dennis Franz became a household name during the 90s when he accepted the role of Andy Sipowicz in the hit drama NYPD Blue. This role helped him get a couple of awards and nominations such as Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and one from Golden Globe. That goes to show how effective Franz’s acting was! Franz started his acting career in 1972, when he joined the Organic Theatre Company. His first appearance on screen was in the movie The Last Affair.
Franz’s other famous works include Hill Street Blues, Dressed to Kill and Die Hard 2. Soon after the show went off the air, he decided to hang his gloves and went on for his retirement. He finally had all the time in the world for his family and loved ones. Reports suggest that every summer, Franz and his family retreat in their real estate investment, a precious lake house in Idaho.
Born in 1966, Karyn Parsons dreamed of becoming an actor at the age of 13. Parsons has the potential to be one of the best in the industry. However, She decided to law low from the limelight and focus elsewhere. She made her TV debut in 1987, where she appeared in the series The Bronx Zo. For those who don’t know who she was, she’s one of the main stars of the show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Hilary Banks.
She then worked as a writer and producer in Lush Life. After a few years, she starred alongside Denis Leary in the critically acclaimed series The Job. In 2020, Parsons starred in the film Sweet Thing. Apart from her acting career, Parsons is also a writer. She has published two works How High the Moon and Flying Free. We bet she had solid money management skills since there isn’t any news about her going into some kind of financial trouble lately.
Kelly McGillis, born in 1957. McGillis worked as a waiter early in her career to make ends meet. She made her film debut in Reuben, Reuben in 1983. She was one of the premier actresses of the 80s when she appeared as Rachel Lapp in the 1985 thriller film Witness. Thanks to her excellent performance, she was able to grab a nomination slot for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. She also appeared in Top Gun alongside Tom Cruise and the 1988 legal drama film The Accused.
McGillis other famous works include The Accused, Cat Chaser, The House on Carroll Street, etc. McGillis took a hiatus from Hollywood in the early 2000s but eventually returned to acting in 2006. She’s slowly making her way back into the top of Hollywood rankings and it is still not too late for the party. In 2016, news broke out that Kelly got assaulted right in her own home. Probably it is time to get a top-notch home security system installed in the McGillis residence.
Shelley Duvall, whose full name is Shelley Alexis Duvall. She was discovered by the director Robert Altman and then appeared in her film debut Brewster McCloud. Later, Duvall starred in the movie Thieves Like US, 3 Women, The Shining, etc. She also hosted SNL in1977. Duvall was one of the top personalities in Hollywood a couple of decades ago. She easily got herself a couple of awards including Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, Peabody Award, a pair of Emmy nominations and BAFTA Award nomination.
She not only one of the finest actresses back in the days, but she’s also a well-respected person behind the scenes while working as a creator and producer in various shows in the past. She was part of the industry for more than three decades and finally decided to hang the gloves after playing her last role in Manna from Heaven. We are pretty sure that she had everything covered when she retired, from her retirement plans down to her insurance policy.
Nick Stahl has been acting since his childhood days but only entered the mainstream media with his minor role in Stranger at My Door. After a few years, he found the role that would catapult his career to the top of Hollywood rankings in the 1993 dramatic film The Man Without a Face. He was rewarded with a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Youth Actor Co-Starring in a Motion Picture Drama for his trouble.
Stahl also starred in the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sin City, Disturbing Behavior, etc when he grew up. After all the success he experienced, personal issues started to catch up with him. First, the actor was arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act. A year later, he hired a couple of lawyers for his defense against an alleged possession of an illegal substance.
Raw talent must be running through the veins of the actor Emilio Estevez. First of all, he’s the son of Martin Sheen and Janet Templeton. Emilio is also part of the Estevez-Sheen clan that includes Ramon Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Renée Estevez, and Joe Estevez. He rose through Hollywood ranks as part of the Brat Pack of the 80s. He appeared in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire and The Mighty Ducks franchise.
He has also appeared in some music videos such as St. Elmo’s Fire, Blaze of Glory and Say It Isn’t So. Aside from acting, he also showed flashes of greatness in terms of working behind the scenes as a writer and director. In 1986, Estevez produced his directorial debut Wisdom, and he also directed the movies Bobby, The Way and The Public. He will not be in the bankruptcy limit anytime soon since he’s still active in the industry.
For those who love the 90s tragic love story classic Titanic, we bet that you will recognize Billy Zane as the actor that played the infamous millionaire antagonist Caledon Hockley. For those who are not in the loop, he is the fiancé of Rose, the character played by Kate Winslet. He was so hated at that time, Zane was even nominated for an MTV Movie Award nomination for “Best Villain” Award.
Zane’s other famous works include Back to the Future, Dead Calm, Twin Peaks, etc. He had a decent run throughout his acting career and worked as the executive producer in a couple of projects in the past. Zane is still active on the screen. This year his films include Guest House, Final Kill and Ghosts of War. We are sure he’s out of the bankruptcy limit with all the smart investments he did during his prime.
We all know Jesse Eisenberg played a huge part in the success of the hit heist thriller Now You See Me franchise back in 2013 and 2016. Before that, most of his fans didn’t know that he tackled roles in the comedy-drama genre such as his television debut in getting Real and his first lead role in Roger Dodger. He later tried his luck in dramatic films like The Emperor’s Club and The Education of Charlie Banks.
Eisenberg’s other famous works include Zombieland, Now You See Me and Vivarium. In 2010, Eisenberg starred in The Social Network and was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. These repertoires show how much raw talent this guy has and we bet all of our credit cards to him. Aside from acting, he’s also a playwright and has written a couple of books under his name.
Hollywood wouldn’t be the same without the talent of the actress, Patricia Arquette. In fact, Arquette has one of the most successful runs during her prime and starred in many shows, unlike her other peers that got caught up with personal issues that sometimes lead them into bankruptcy. She first rose to prominence thanks to her part as Kristen Parker in the 1987 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
She also starred in the 2014 hit Boyhood that earned her praises from her peers and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Award. She may not be that active in acting lately but her impact still can be felt. She even won a couple of awards for her role in Escape at Dannemora. That goes to show how much talent she can offer on the table.
For those who loved sitcoms back in the late 80s and early 90s, we are sure that you guys remembered the classic NBC show Saved by the Bell. You also probably remembered the show Good Morning, Miss Bliss and they had one thing in common. The programs showed how great Lark Voorhies was. Yes, on both shows, she portrayed Lisa Turtle as she rose to fame and built up her credit report. She got nominated a couple of times for her performance and eventually got the prize in 1990 and 1993.
The show went off-air after a few years, and Voorhies found herself in small projects and minor roles. Voorhies also appeared in music videos such as On Bended Knee, These Are the Times and Never Too Busy. We last saw her in 2012 in the movie Little Creeps and shifted her focus in writing books. Overall, she had three books with her name on it Trek of the Cheshire, Reciprocity, and A True Light.
Martin Lawrence whose full name is Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence. Born in 1965, he was one of the top actors during the 90s with numerous projects left and right. He was famous for the films like What’s Happening Now, Bad Boys, House Party and so on. That decade was very fruitful for his career and he amassed huge wealth and he probably needed help from a financial advisor just to sort out his finances and cash flow.
It was that decade also that he had his own sitcom named after himself that was shown in televisions for a total of five seasons. Things are looking in the right direction until controversies started to appear that might have affected his overall career status. Because of the legal issues, he decided to branch out his knowledge and worked behind the scenes as a producer. Good Thing, we saw Lawrence again on screen in 2020, when he appeared in Bad Boys for Life alongside Will Smith.
Randy Quaid made a huge noise in Hollywood during the 70s until the 80s. He became one of the most sought actors at that time and a huge reason for that is his style that encompasses both dramatic and light-hearted comedy. He picked up a couple of nominations back in the days for his role in the film The Last Detail. He later won the Golden Globe Best Actor Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in the hit television movie LBJ: The Early Years.
Quaid’s other famous movies include Midnight Express, Kingpin and Days of Thunder. Unfortunately, he was tangled up with a couple of legal issues in the latter part of his career. He and his lawyers sued the production team of the movie Brokeback Mountain for misrepresenting the flick as “low-budget.” After a few years, he entered the music scene along with his band, Randy Quaid & The Fugitives.
Mischa Barton has been around in the industry since the 90s and her career shows that she achieved nothing short of spectacular feats. Her performance on-stage marked the beginning of a fruitful career for Barton in the Tony Kushner’s Slavs! She later appeared in Twelve Dreams at the prestigious Lincoln Center located in the heart of the Big Apple. After a few years, she went on and starred in the show All My Children and Lawn Dogs.
It was only when she appeared in ‘The O.C.’, where she garnered media attention as she instantly became a superstar. Financial advisors projected that she’d have a surge of projects after the show ended but only got a couple that left a mark in people’s minds. Good thing, she learned a couple of tricks behind the scenes and she then worked as a producer in some of her shows. Barton is also involved in fashion and beauty. She has appeared on the covers of various magazines, and also advertises for many brands.
FREDDIE PRINZE JR.
Acting may be part of Freddie Prinze Jr.’s genes as his father, Freddie Prinze, was also a bonafide actor and comedian back in his prime. For those who are not in the loop, Freddie Prinze Jr. rose to fame thanks to his parts in the movies I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. He also appeared as Fred Jones in the Scooby-Doo franchise during the early 2000s.
Freddie’s other works include She’s All That, Friends and Summer Catch etc. However, his Hollywood stock didn’t rose up as he hoped for. Good thing, he has good back up plans and possesses proper money management skills. He also had the flexibility that other actors didn’t have. He lent his voice to triple-A games and even ventured behind the scenes as a producer, host, and writer. In 2002 Freddie married Sarah Michelle Gellar, who is also the heroine in the ‘I Know’ series.
Born in Great Neck, New York, Nikki Blonsky began acting when she was in her high school, where she played the Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Kiss Me, Kate and so on. She hit the jackpot during the late 2000s and a big part of it came through the success of the film Hairspray. She also followed it up with her successful part in Queen Sized and Huge, where she got nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star.
All of her achievements have one thing in common and that’s her natural talents when it comes to acting and singing. After a few years, she probably noticed that her career as an actress was starting to slow down. She then took up lessons in cosmetology and started putting up investments into her new craft.
Born in 1983, Hill was famous for his role in Superbad. His works include Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. Many people around Hollywood agree that Jonah Hill might be one of the top actors of his generation. Not only he made a name for himself in front of the camera, but he also strived to be one of the most significant personalities behind the scenes. He’s a competent director, producer, and screenwriter throughout his career.
With his success, he managed to grab one of the top spots when it comes to financial earnings among Hollywood celebrities and that has a significant effect on his overall credit score. He still can be seen in a couple of shows recently but he seems to be considering his work behind the scenes as his full-time work since most of his recent projects were part of the production team.
PAZ DE LA HUERTA
Paz de la Huerta started off her modeling career during her adolescent years. After gaining much recognition, she then shifted her focus and aimed to be an actress in the mainstream media. She starred in The Object of My Affection with a minor role but slowly etched her ground. After a few years, she appeared in The Cider House Rules and A Walk to Remember.
Because of the film’s huge success, she also rode the waves and grabbed the attention of the public with her stellar performance. During the heat of the Me Too movement, the actress also stepped up and hired a couple of lawyers to file a case against Harvey Weinstein. She stated that the things that happened to her with Harvey Weinstein damaged her career. We last saw her on-screen in the movie Puppy Love.
Monique Angela Hicks or professionally known as Mo’Nique initially got herself in minor TV and movie roles. She also worked as a standup comedian in various venues. Good thing, she hit the jackpot as one of the excellent performers in The Queens of Comedy and the sitcom The Parkers. Mo’Nique also appeared in the films like The Parkers, Phat Girlz, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, etc.
After that, her lawyers and managers got a couple of supporting roles, including the one in Precious, where she earned the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In 2015, she starred in the film Bessie and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award. Outside of working in a Hollywood set, she released a couple of books under her name. Even though we don’t see her anymore on our screen, she is pretty much not in any harm’s way of going into bankruptcy anytime soon.
Mara Elizabeth Wilson or professionally known as Mara Wilson was born in 1987. She was one of the child prodigies of the 90s. She was part of famous movies of that decade that includes playing the role of Natalie Hillard in the 1993 movie Mrs. Doubtfire. She also appeared as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street and Matilda Wormwood, the sweet little kid with psychokinetic abilities in the 1996 children’s movie Matilda.
Her last major role on screen was in Thomas and the Magic Railroad and she turned her back away from the limelight after that. However, she made a comeback after a few years of living a normal life as a voice talent. She also put a lot of investments in her career as an internet career. Wilson is also a screenwriter and writer, owning works ‘Sheeple’ and ‘Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame’.
Jonathan Bennett was discovered by a talent scout on a train. He rose to prominence thanks to his role as Aaron Samuels in the teen comedy film Mean Girls. For that movie, he received two nominations, one for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry that he shared with his fellow star Lindsay Lohan and the other one was for Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Movie Star – Male. It seems like it was the start of a fruitful career until things started to slow down for him during the late 2000s.
He probably took the advice of any financial advisor out there that we should have another avenue for our finances and that’s when he realized that he can also work behind the scenes as part of the production. In 2014, Bennett participated in Dancing with the Stars and won the ninth place. Bennett also appeared in guest appearances in the movie. In 2019, Bennett became a guest on the Celebrity Big Brother show.
Jack Gleeson, born in 1992, he made his film debut in the film Reign of Fire. Later, he appeared in films like Batman Begins, Shrooms and A Shine of Rainbows. Gleeson gained his fame in 2011. There are times in Jack Gleeson’s career that he was considered as one of the most hated characters on the face of the planet. That’s because of his excellent portrayal of King Joffrey Baratheon on the hit series Game of Thrones. Single-handedly, he managed to crawl under the skin of his audience with his spotless acting.
Probably that time, he also had a couple of home security systems installed in their house to protect his family’s safety. That’s how convincing his acting skills are. After the show ended, he decided to slow down a bit and focus on Collapsing Horse Theatre Company as their founder and producer. In 2020, Jack Gleeson announced that he will return to television.
JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS
During the 90s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas was living the life that most teenagers only dream off. He’s probably the most famous teenage celebrity out there during that time. He can be seen in movies and his voice can also be heard in animated films such as the 1994 animated film The Lion King as he lent his voice for the young Simba. He also voiced Shoukichi in Pom Poko and in The Adventures of Pinocchio. He also appeared in more than a hundred episodes of Home Improvement as Randy Taylor.
After about a decade in the industry, he decided to live a normal life and left Hollywood for the time being. We are sure he’s well equipped with proper money management skills as there were no reports out there that he filed any bankruptcy reports over the years. He went to Harvard University to study history and philosophy. Later in 2016, Thomas directed an episode of Last Man Standing, and then we never heard from him again.
Big Hollywood fans will most likely recognize the actor and musician Adrian Grenier as Vincent Chase in the hit television series Entourage, which aired from the mid-2000s until early 2010. He also appeared in movies such as Trash Fire in 2016, The Devil Wears Prada in the mid-2000s and Drive Me Crazy in the late 90s. Many financial advisors set the bar high for his journey to stardom. However, things didn’t go as he hoped for as projects did come through as expected.
So, he decided to think of something and that’s when he went behind the scenes as a director and producer. With these kinds of professions, he wouldn’t file any personal loans anytime soon. In 2001, Grenier established his own film production company. The company has produced movies such as Shot in the Dark, Teenage Paparazzo and TV series Alter Eco. Grenier is also committed to environmental protection. In 2017, Grenier was appointed as the UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Aaron Eckhart’s life and career can be described as a roller coaster ride. He had his ups and definitely had his down moments especially during the early part of his career. After he graduated from BYU with a degree in Fine Arts, Eckhart moved to New York in the hopes of finding a decent job. However, lady luck wasn’t on his side that time and he only managed to grab occasional openings as a bartender, bus driver, and as a construction worker.
With enough perseverance and dedication, he managed a commercial gig in the mid-90s, and that’s when fortune started to favor him. Then in 1997, Neil LaBute approached Eckhart and offered him a role in In the Company of Men. The rest is what they called history! His films include Nurse Betty, Erin Brockovich, etc. In 2006, Eckhart starred in the film Thank You For Smoking and was nominated for Golden Globe. He also starred in The Dark Knight, which was a big breakthrough.
The British actor and model Alex Pettyfer started off his career on small stages as school plays before jumping into the big screen. Pettyfer was a model when he was a child, he became a Gap model when he was seven years old. He starred in one film before getting the role of Alex Rider in the film adaptation of the action spy film Stormbreaker. Pettyfer was nominated for his troubles with a Young Artist Award and an Empire Award for his excellent performance.
With growing demands, he needed to hire a team that would take care of his paperwork. Years later, he, his lawyers and manager got the contract to be part of hit movies such as I Am Number Four, Beastly and Magic Mike. In recent years, he appeared in the movies The Last Witness, The Laundromat and Echo Boomers, etc. Aside from acting, he’s working as a model and ads campaign for Burberry.
Rick Moranis made a huge impact in the entertainment scene during the 80s and 90s and it all started with his role in Second City Television (SCTV). He then got included in classic films such as the Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. With this in his back, he became one of the prominent figures in Hollywood.
However, personal things caught up with him and as a family guy as he is, he opted to stay away from the spotlight and took on the full role of the head of his family. We are sure he has built up good investment throughout the years that enabled him to turn his back from acting. Most of his fans will be glad to know that he’ll be coming back once again as Wayne Szalinski in Shrunk that is being arranged in the pipeline. Good thing, Moranis seems to be returning in recent years. In 2018, Moranis’ voice appeared in The Goldbergs. In 2020, Rick Moranis returned to the movie and appeared in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Kids that grew up during the 90s will love to hear that Ariana Richards has become a successful artist nowadays. For those who don’t know who Richards was, she’s the actress behind the character of Lex Murphy in the blockbuster sci-fi film Jurassic Park. Thanks to her part in the movie, she earned a Young Artist Awards for her effort. However, acting might not be her cup of tea after all.
After spending a few years in a couple of projects, she decided to step away from the limelight and live a normal life as a student. She later earned a degree in Fine Arts from Skidmore College, which helped her paved the way towards a successful career in visual arts. The last time we saw Richards on screen was in the movie Battledogs in 2013, and she has not appeared since. Now she spends her time in her art studio.
DYLAN AND COLE SPROUSE
Dylan Thomas and Cole Mitchell were American actors collectively known as the Sprouse brothers. They enjoyed a successful time under the limelight during the mid-90s until the late 2000s. They are famous for their performances in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. In 2005, they cooperated with the company and founded the Sprouse Bros brand to produce clothing, comics, magazines, etc.
They actually lived a pretty comfortable life during their childhood and teenage years thanks to proper money management and the big paycheck they got from Disney. Even though they were successful in their field, they decided to step away from the limelight and focused more on their education and college life. Cole then went back to acting in 2016 and quickly found a project on the television series Riverdale. Dylan, on the other hand, is the co-owner & brewmaster of All-Wise Meadery located in Brooklyn.
Joshua David Saviano or professionally known as Josh Saviano, might be one of the biggest stars of today if he only continued working in Hollywood back in the days. He first appeared as a public figure in commercials, specifically for a toothpaste company. He’s most-remembered role was the time he spent as Paul Joshua Pfeiffer in the coming-of-age drama with a mix of comedy, The Wonder Years. He also appeared in The Wrong Guys and Camp Cucamonga.
As he grew older and graduated from Yale University, his career perception shifted from acting to practicing law and became a full-fledged lawyer. In 2015, he founded a law firm and a star brand consulting company. However, acting seems to be one of his nature so he still appeared in a couple of episodes in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Taylor Momsen has all the star potential to be one of the best actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s. She first appeared on television with a small role in Early Edition and only a couple of years later, became one of the most favorite newcomers in the industry. A big part of her success was her part in the 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Cindy Lou Who. Within the same decade, she starred in Gossip Girl as Jenny Humphrey.
Momsen is also a model. She became a contract model when she was 14 years old and appeared in various magazines and brand promotions. After her contract ended, she decided to switch careers and focus more on her true passion, music. Her songs include Make Me Wanna Die, Just Tonight, Kill Me, etc and appear in various movies as episodes. We are sure she never faced any issues with her finances given her good money management skills.
Born in 1966, Stacey Lauretta Dash started her acting career very early. Dash didn’t have a good start in her career, but she eventually made a name for herself and established that she’s one of the top female celebrities in Hollywood. Her first television appearance didn’t go well, and the show ended up after airing its pilot episode. Dash later appeared on TV 101, but the show got canceled after its 13th episodes.
Based on what you read, most of you think that she’ll be on the verge of bankruptcy because of the unfortunate events that happened with her professional career. However, with her talent and perseverance, she was able to get back to her feet. After a few years, she became one of the prime casts of Clueless. She also starred in the TV series Clueless based on this movie. After that, Dash appeared in Cold Around the Heart, Personals, Gang of Roses, etc. She also became a respected author and released a book back in 2016.
Tobey Maguire, formerly known as Tobias Vincent Maguire, was born in Santa Monica, California in 1975. Maguire made his film debut in The Wizard in 1989. Later, he became one of the best Hollywood personalities we have seen during the 2000s. During that time, he’s clearly not within the risk of going into bankruptcy thanks to his multiple projects. Maguire’s more notable role in the past was Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. He also appeared in the movies Brothers, The Great Gatsby, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, etc.
Over the course of his career, he garnered numerous awards and accolades such as Best Younger Actor from Saturn Awards and a couple of nominations under his wing. He also showed flashes of top-notch money management as he established a couple of companies, including the production company Material Pictures. Now that’s how you keep your finances in good shape!
Kevin Jonas was part of the hit boy group that dominated the hearts and minds of many female fans, the fabulous Jonas Brothers. The bond is formed by Kevin Jonas and his brothers Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas. They serenaded millions around the world with their sweet music and wonderful voices and in return, they earned millions through their deals and sponsorships. We assume that they hired a group of lawyers and financial managers just to handle their deals since they were busy with their tours and concerts.
After enjoying solid years on top of the entertainment ladder, the siblings decided to part ways and create their own future. Kevin then established his real-estate development company, now, he’s the co-CEO of JonasWerner. He also had a couple of investments in the tech industry. In 2019, the Jonas Brothers band reunited and released a new single Sucker. Since then, they released a series of songs such as Happiness Begins, Like It’s Christmas and What Man Mantta Do.