Celebrities Who Now Work Regular Jobs

Published on September 13, 2022

Life is like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs. This isn’t just for the normals but also for celebrities. However, what matters is how you handle such situations. Are you going to find a way out of it or just give up? A lot of celebrities have also found themselves in the same situations and what they did is very smart. These celebrities opted for a career change and went for regular jobs.

Tara Reid

Reid is an American actress with some big hits on her list. She has played Vicky in the films American Pie, American Pie 2, American Reunion, and Bunny Lebowski in The Big Lebowski.  Tara later gave up acting and moved to the food business when she started her own restaurant.

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Danielle Colby

Colby is known for her acting in the American Pickers. However, burlesque dancing was something that always excited her even before acting. The actress had taken up dancing after she saw the dance form being performed in Chicago and also began her own dance group.

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Lucy Liu

Lucy is best known for her acting skills but what people are missing out on is the creative side of the woman. Liu isn’t just an actress, she is also one of the most amazing visual artists. She spends most of her free time exploring and enhancing her creative side even more.

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Julia Stiles

Social work and charity are the best way to give back to people and thank God and Julia seems to know that well. Julia Stiles despite having a busy acting schedule takes out time to do something for society. Her charity work mostly includes Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International.

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Jim Carrey

The name Jim Carrey isn’t unknown to the world. Jim has definitely made his mark in acting and is well known. But what is almost a secret here is that Jim also has a knack for painting. Most of his time now is spent painting and making different art pieces.

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Ariana Richards

Ariana Richards is well known for her parts in Jurrasic Park and its sequels, however, Richards wasn’t seen doing a lot of acting after this. She got a fine arts degree from Skidmore College and ever since this she has made quite the name in the art community.

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Bo Derek

The actress from the superhit movie 10 started off her acting career in the film Orca. However, she did find her calling in something else. Today Bo owns a company for pet care products and that is where most of her time is spent.


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Karyn Parsons

Parsons was seen in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will Smith’s cousin. She has also landed a few other small roles in different projects. However, she too found her true calling and started her own production company is also an author now. Her production company produces small educational content for children.

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Chuck Norris

Known for being an action and karate star Chuck Norris is an American Martial Artist. Most people don’t know that Chuck is very passionate about doing something for the youth, particularly one that needs a guiding force. His foundation, Kickstart Kids, aims to use “karate to teach character-building values to students”

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Elisabeth Shue

The Karate Kid and Adventures in Babysitting star have always been so passionate about Tennis. During her youth days, she was into many sports but after starting her acting career she has been very keen on playing tennis and hasn’t stopped ever since.

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Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison

Corry and Gold & Silver Pawn Shop go way back and a lot of people recognize him as the employee at this pawn shop.  But Corey had a lap-band surgery after which he started boxing and hasn’t stopped ever since. He boxes five days a week and keeps up his passion.

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Angus T. Jones

The man was seen in the TV show, Two and a Half Men for 10 seasons. But he left the show after he was baptized and didn’t have good remarks about it. Tones later went to college to complete his studies, but never said anything about never coming back to the industry. Though he has mentioned that he is enjoying his time traveling and meeting new people right now.

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Frankie Muniz

Frankie began his Hollywood career solid. He featured in films like Malcolm in the Middle and Big Fat Liar. However, after his profession deteriorated, he turned into a drummer for a band called Kingsfoil and presently expertly races cars for Jensen Motorsport.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

The most prominent job Sarah Michelle Gellar played was that of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. However, despite the fact that she was very notable, she quit any price of representing her food crafting company called Foodstirs and is planning to release a cookbook in the future.

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Chris Owen

Popularly known for his acting in the film American Pie, and its other parts as “The Sherminator” Chris didn’t quit acting however he really wanted a way for making a decent living. After the series finished, he chose to turn into a waiter which was also quite sad to see.

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Nikki Blonsky

After acting in the film Hairspray, Nikki required one more job in between her acting career in television and film. Thus, she got her cosmetology permit and began working as a beautician. She presently works in New York and hasn’t left her acting career behind either.

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Marisa Tomei

Individuals realize her acting through her acting in projects like My Cousin Vinny, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and in Marvel films as the character of Aunt May. Marisa is an established entertainer, yet she has another calling: fitness. She has released two fitness videos and is still going strong—literally!

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Fabio Lanzoni

He was a huge name in the entertainment and modeling industry during the 80s and 90s. Fabio was also considered as the “hottest man alive” at that point. But as his popularity faded down, he turned into a spokesperson for organizations like Old Spice, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! furthermore, Oral-B.

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Jack Gleeson

If you’re one of the many people who have watched the Game of Thrones, you know who Jack Gleeson is. And like the vast majority, you were also probably stunned to see what happened with him. However, you don’t need to stress over Gleeson, he chose to leave his acting career and went to Trinity College to complete his education.

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Jeff Cohen

From an actor to a lawyer is a big jump but Jeff wasn’t scared to take it. Best known for his work on “The Goonies” he is not a practicing lawyer. We wish him all the very best of it and hope that he works for the greater good.

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Jon Gosselin

A lot of people have to find alternative careers after their previous job has been shut down and so did Jon. He was last seen on the popular TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8. However, now he has an amazing gig as a DJ at Pennsylvania’s Building 24 nightclub.

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Vanilla Ice

He was quite possibly the greatest rapper during the ’90s however when his fame started to lessen, he turned to real estate. He sold his property that wasn’t in his use, created a profit out of it, and today even has a Television program about it on the DIY Network called The Vanilla Ice Project.

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Rebecca Ritters

Rebecca was a youthful television actor on the show Neighbors, yet after that job, she didn’t secure numerous different roles. Thus she completed her education and got a politics and international relations degree and now works as a producer.

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Dylan Sprouse

Known for acting in the film Big Daddy, Dylan didn’t get a lot of acting work after the film. However, presently he is an expert beer brewer and worked for Kings County Distillery. Moreover, he turned into the most youthful brewmaster in America.

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Michael Schoeffling

Michael began his acting with the main role in the film Sixteen Candles. However, presently he is working as a carpenter living in Virginia. He left the Hollywood business a couple of years after his huge role but now he makes custom furniture.

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Tony Danza

From Taxi to Who’s The Boss, Tony has had an extraordinary acting career, and afterward, he chose to take on perhaps of the hardest work on the planet, teaching. He presently works at Upper east Philadelphia Secondary School and teaches tenth-grade English.

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Mara Wilson

Featuring the lead role in Matilda and handling a section in Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara was all set to become a star yet she concluded that the life of a writer was a lot better for her. From that point forward she published a book too.

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Jason Zimbler

You might recall Jason from the sitcom Clarissa Explains It All. After that show finished, he went to the University of Notre Dame and studied software design. He then, at that point, got back to Hollywood however not as an entertainer, and presently works for HBO as a software designer.

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Hank Aaron

He is a legend for beating Babe Ruth’s record. Hank trained the Atlanta Braves after resigning from baseball and after that, he opened a BMW showroom in Georgia. He says that he gives out autographs with every vehicle sold.

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Dylan & Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit

They are most popular for playing the twin children in “Full House” and the Netflix reboot “Fuller House”. However, from that point forward they have altogether created some distance from the Hollywood scene. Blake is presently a sound technician and Dylan is a fireman.

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Danny Lloyd

Danny was a part of one of the most prestigious horror films ever, The Sparkling. He played Danny Torrance in the film. He decided to leave the film business and on second thought at the time he is a biology professor at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

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Cameron Diaz

Everybody knows Cameron, and that is also one of the reasons why she has been off the media’s radar recently. After her latest role, she said that she needed to have some time for herself and she is currently having some distance from the public eye to give time to parenthood after giving birth to a baby girl with her husband Benji Madden.

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George Foreman

George Foreman is a name known to all for his heavyweight boxing and his quality grills. Foreman is known for two things, being a heavyweight boxing champion and his quality-made barbecues. After he retired from boxing he made and grew his grills to support healthy eating and is doing that right up to the present day.

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Nick Offerman

Featuring in the hit television series, Parks and Recreation, Nick is quite like his on-screen partner Ron Swanson. The two of them love meat and carpentry and he claims the ‘Offerman Woodshop’ in LA where he makes tables and canoes.

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Susan Boyle

She turned into a worldwide star in the wake of showing up on Britain’s Got Talent and then went on to release multiple albums. Nonetheless, she could have done without all the fame and limelight, so she pulled back from the public eye and has been seen going after a cashier’s job.

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Rick Moranis

Rick has seen an era of success in the Hollywood circle. He showed up in films like Honey, II Shrunk the Kids, and Little Shop of Horrors yet from that point forward he has fanned out into another diversion – specifically comedic singing.

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J.K. Rowling

The maker of Harry Potter herself has even spent her time in different professions, to be specific charity work. She is the president of Gingerbread, an association that assists single parents to manage the upbringing of a kid. She hasn’t abandoned writing but has chosen to spend a significant amount of her time on charity work.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

He is most popular for wrestling and his acting in numerous films throughout the years however what many people don’t know is that he is likewise an Exercise Apparel Designer. He has as of late delivered a line of clothing called “Project Rock”.

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Richard Rawlings

He is the moderator for the series Fast N’ Loud, a mechanic, and a bar owner. His bar is known as the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill and fills in as an extraordinary spot for anybody searching for live music and a great time.

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Ronda Rousey

She is one of the most amazing UFC contenders in the game at the moment. But she additionally invests her free time in writing. She distributed her autobiography, My Fight, Your Fight, in 2015. In it, she portrays her numerous accomplishments throughout everyday life.

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Peter Ostrum

You’ll remember Ostrum as Charlie, the kid who was fortunate to track down the last brilliant golden ticket, in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He played the famous part when he was only 12, yet he went with the choice not to seek acting any further. All things considered, when he grew up, Ostrum turned into a veterinarian.

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Gene Hackman

Quality Hackman is an unbelievable and award-winning actor who has featured in movies like Bonnie and Clyde, Unforgiven, and Superman. However, he has had a renowned life as an entertainer, and in his later years, he chose to seek an alternate career in writing. He as of now invests the vast majority of his energy in writing historical novels.

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Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates won our love in the ’80s the point at which she featured in Quick Times at Ridgemont High as well as Demons. She wedded her significant other Kevin Kline in 1989 and in 1994 she resigned from acting to bring up their children. She opened up a shop called Blue Tree in 2005, and it is situated on Madison Road in New York City.

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Danielle Fishel

You might recollect Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence on the hit show Kid Meets World and its side project, Young lady Meets World. Fishel is presently a writer and journalist, working for the well-known media site PopSugar. She likewise shows up on PopSugar’s YouTube channel.

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Ali McGraw

Ali McGraw came to fame in the wake of featuring in the 1970 film Love Story, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Golden Globe for Best Actress. She became committed to Hatha Yoga and at last delivered a yoga video alongside Yoga Expert Erich Schiffmann. She is additionally exceptionally engaged with work to improve animal welfare.

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Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas is one of the brothers of The Jonas Brothers band. The band broke in 2013. After this, Kevin sought home improvement and became a contractor, and even appeared on an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey as a contractor. Be that as it may, the Jonas Brothers band as of late rejoined, so his contract work was placed on hold.

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Mike Vitar

Mike Vitar is known for playing Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez in the much-cherished film The Sandlot. He kept acting to a great extent, landing several guest appearances both on TV and in films. However, he decided to leave acting as a profession. He has since become a firefighter and works in Los Angeles.

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Josh Saviano

Recollect Paul Pfieffer, Kevin Arnold’s really brilliant dearest companion from the hit TV show “The Wonder Years?” He was played by Josh Saviano who decided to go to Yale College and study political science after his spell in acting. He then earned a J.D. and worked in law for several years before pursuing entrepreneurship.

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Jennie Garth

Garth was at the top of her fame in the ’90s the point at which she featured as Kelly Taylor in the hugely successful Program V show Beverly Hills 90210. After 10 seasons, the show finished and Garth showed up in a handful of small roles elsewhere. However, she later decided to start her own online business: MomGiftBox.com, which is a subscription gift service. She has also released a workout video.

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Charlie Korsmo

If you’ve seen 1991’s movie Hook, then you remember the adorable Jack, played by Charlie Korsmo. He appeared in several other films as a child actor, but decided to leave showbusiness. He has since pursued law and after becoming a successful lawyer, Korsmo is now a member of the faculty of Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law.

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