1. Ali Macgraw – Yoga Coach
Ali Macgraw rose to fame for her role in the movie Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, which earned her the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She continued to gain an international profile after winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work in the movie Love Story. Apart from being a successful actress, Ali’s also a renowned Hatha Yoga instructor. No wonder she still looks so gorgeous at the age of 80.
2. Tom Selleck – Farmer
Tom Selleck is best known for starring as Thomas Magnum in the TV series, Magnum P.I.. The 74-year-old star doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, and his most recent appearance is in the drama series Blue Bloods. Whenever he wants to take a break from acting though, he goes to his 60-acre Californian ranch and tends his avocado farm.
3. Peter Ostrum – Veterinarian
Can you believe that child star of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is now a certified vet? Peter Ostrum did not continue his acting career after shooting Willy Wonka. Instead, he became more interested in animals and decided to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine at Cornell University. Nowadays, he works as a veterinarian in Lowville, New York.
4. Macaulay Culkin – Entrepreneur
Macaulay Culkin is best known for playing Kevin McCallister in the hit Christmas movie series Home Alone. His talent as a child star is well-recognized, and he has been nominated for numerous awards, including Golden Globe Awards, American Comedy Awards, and MTV Movie Awards. Unlike many child stars, he is still active in the industry today. Meanwhile, he also serves as the CEO and publisher of a comedy website called Bunny Ears.
5. Kirk Cameron – Evangelist
Kirk Cameron found stardom with his role as Mike Seaver in the sitcom Growing Pains. After a few years of acting, the actor decided to leave the entertainment industry and became a practising evangelist. He founded the evangelical ministry, The Way of the Master, with fellow evangelist Ray Comfort and is now dedicated to preaching evangelism.
6. Jeff Cohen – Lawyer & Writer
Do you still remember the adorable Chunk from the iconic 1985 movie The Goonies? Jeff Cohen, the actor behind the role, pursued a legal career and earned his degree at the UCLA School of Law in 2000. Jeff is now working as a columnist for the CNBC and The Huffington Post. He deals with law issues in his columns.
7. Jim Carrey – Producer
Jim Carrey has starred in many blockbusters, such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber. In addition to being an actor, Carrey also has many other professions under his belt. He is an impressionist, screenwriter, musician, artist, painter, cartoonist, and producer. As a producer, he has produced many standout documentaries and shows like the 2015 documentary film, Rubble Kings and the 2017 dramedy I’m Dying Up Here.
8. Susan Boyle – Store Manager
Remember Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent? Her voice sent chills down everyone’s spine with its perfect tone and rhythm. Susan released her first album, I Dream a Dream, in 2009, which was ranked among the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time. Most recently, she has appeared in season 14 of America’s Got Talent. While taking a break from music, she is reportedly working as a store manager.
9. Nikki Blonsky – Hairstylist & Make-Up Artist
Nikki Blonsky is best known for her roles as Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 hit movie Hairspray and as Maggie Baker in the 2008 film Queen Sized. Well, off screen, the actress works as a part-time hairstylist and make-up artist in her hometown, Great Neck, New York.
10. Brittany Ashton Holmes – Waitress
Brittany tasted fame at the age of five after playing Darla in the 1994 movie, The Little Rascals. However, at the age of seven, the actress retired from her acting career. She is currently pursuing a degree in political science. Aside from her studies, she also works at Starbucks.
11. Julia Stiles – Screenwriter & Director
One of the hottest names in Hollywood, Julia Stiles began her acting career at the age of 11. Her most recent standout project was the Bourne franchise. While working as an actress in films and televisions, Stiles is also a screenwriter and director. She made her writing and directorial debut with Elle magazine’s short film, Raving. The film premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
12. Sarah Michelle Gellar – Entrepreneur
Sarah Michelle Gellar became a household name because of her famous role in the iconic drama series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Today, the 42-year-old star is still active in showbiz. However, acting is no all she does these days. In October 2015, she co-founded Foodstirs, a food crafting brand and e-commerce startup that sells baking mixes and kits. Foodstirs recently made a deal with Starbucks to sell its mug cake mixes in 8,000 Starbucks stores.
13. Frankie Muniz – Racer
Frankie Muniz has received acclaim for his performance in the Fox TV sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, which earned him two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination. In 2006, the actor decided to take a hiatus from acting and began a racing career. He has gone on to participate in a number of different car racing competitions.
14. Charles Tillman – FBI Agent
Charles Tillman spent most of his football career with the Chicago Bears. On the court, he was known for his cover skills and his talent in forcing fumbles by stripping or punching the ball away from other players. However, the star has openly expressed his interest in working in law enforcement and even began training with law enforcement officers while playing in the NFL. So, it should come as no surprise that he joined the FBI after his retirement from the game.
15. George Foreman – Entrepreneur
Undoubtedly one of the most decorated boxers of all time, George Foreman has won the World Heavyweight title twice and the Olympic gold medal once. Since his retirement from boxing, he’s dabbled in the world of business and investments. He used to be the spokesperson and promoter for the George Foreman Grill, which sold over 100 million units all over the world. He went on to sell the naming rights of the grill for an eye-watering $138 million.
16. Kevin Jonas – Entrepreneur
Kevin Jonas is best known as one of the members of the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers. Apart from being a successful singer, he is also the owner of the food app, Yood, and is the co-CEO of The Blue Market Company, which deals with communications and management for social media influencers.
17. Mara Wilson – Writer
If you have ever seen Mrs. Doubtfire or Matilda, then Mara Wilson should need no introduction. Despite having a promising acting career, the star decided to leave acting in 2000 and focus on writing. In 2016, her book Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame was released.
18. Freddie Prinze Jr. – Cook & Cookbook Writer
Freddie Prinze Jr. wowed us with his stunning performances in movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer, She’s All That, as well as Scooby-Doo. Now the actor is taking a break from acting and focusing on his new passion – cooking. In 2016, he released his first cookbook, Back to the Kitchen, in which you can find 75 family-friendly recipes.
19. Taran Noah Smith – Restaurateur
The former actor is widely known for his role as Mark Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement. Taran portrayed the character from the age of 7 to 16. At 17, he married Heidi van Pelt, and they founded a California-based non-dairy cheese manufacturer and restaurant, Playfood, which specializes in vegan and organic foods.
20. Danny Lloyd – Biology Teacher
Danny Lloyd got his big break at the age of six when he played Danny Torrance in the 1980 horror film The Shining. When he was ten years old, he put a full stop to his acting career. Today, he is teaching at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Kentucky.
21. Drew Bledsoe – Winery Owner
Drew Bledsoe played fourteen seasons in the NFL, primarily with the New England Patriots. After his retirement in 2007, Bledsoe, along with his friend, founded the Doubleback Winery in his hometown Walla Walla, Washington. The winery is very popular in the Washington area, ranking 53rd overall in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines.
22. Myron Rolle – Neurosurgeon
While Myron Rolle was once an NFL player, he’s now a neurosurgeon. How impressive that is! Myron actually graduated from FSU School of Medicine and furthered his study at Oxford University before becoming a doctor.
23. Josh Saviano – Lawyer
After ending his time in The Wonder Years, Josh gave up acting and went to Yale University where he received a political science degree. After graduating from college, he worked as a paralegal for some time and then attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Since 2013, he has been working as a lawyer in his own companies, law firm JDS Legal and celebrity brand consultancy Act 3 Advisors.Image