While you might be on top of the world one day with millions in the bank, sometimes life comes at you and before you know it you might find yourself down on your luck the next. The same goes for some celebrities. Here are some famous faces who are now working jobs that are quite different from the ones they originally were known for. Here’s what these celebs are up to these days.
Tara Reid was at the peak of her career in the 2000s after starring in hit films like American Pie and The Big Lebowski. These days Reid is working as a restaurant owner and has released a clothing line as well as perfume.
Danielle Colby of American Pickers fame had success before making it on TV. She was a successful burlesque dancer who fell in love with the dance style after seeing a burlesque performance in Chicago. She started taking classes and also started her own dance troupe.
Lucy Liu is a successful actress who is also a very talented visual artist, which many people don’t know about. Although she still appears in TV shows sporadically, she dedicates a majority of her time to creating stunning visual art pieces.
Julia Stiles appeared in countless films and TV roles, appearing in hits like 10 Things I Hate About You, The Prince & Me, and the Bourne film series. Even with her busy acting career, Stiles has managed to find the time to do philanthropic work. She has worked with Amnesty International as well as Habitat For Humanity.
Angus T. Jones
Angus T. Jones is best known for his role on Two and a Half Men, which he abruptly quit after being baptized. He chose to attend college and leave the limelight. When asked if he would ever return to TV, he said: “The door is definitely still open for me to do that, but I’m taking things slowly. But I’m kind of liking the ability to travel and to move around at a moment’s notice and not have to be in one spot for years at a time.”
Frankie Muniz was a teenage heartthrob who seemed to be in every single popular movie in the early 2000’s like Big Fat Liar and also hit TV series Malcolm in the Middle. After a while, he stopped appearing in movies and started drumming in a band named Kingsfoil. Now he races cars professionally for Jensen Motorsport.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar became a household name when she played the main role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She now has turned to a new venture that has nothing to do with acting: businesswoman. She has a company called Foodstirs and is working on releasing a cookbook.
Jack Gleeson is known for his one big role in the biggest TV show ever, Game of Thrones. He played King Joffrey, of course, but it seems like this will be the only role we’ll know him for. He decided to leave acting in order to pursue school. He chose to attend Trinity University.