At some point in their careers, these celebs looked at their artistic and professional achievements fame, fortune and shelves full of awards and said this isn’t for me.
Here is the Top 5 Most Popular Celebrities who quit acting for good-
- Jordan Peele
- Heather Donahue
- Cameron Diaz
- Lisa Jakub
- Ariana Richards
Then they left acting behind and we’re fortunate enough to discover the things they really wanted to do.
After five seasons of the popular Comedy Central sketch show Key and Peele, it was obvious that Jordan Peele would move on to something even bigger. Most people would have predicted starring roles in a string of big-screen comedies. He threw the world for a loop when he chose to be a filmmaker instead of writing and directing the satirical horror movie get out.
For which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In other words, these new trajectory suits peel one of the best-reviewed movies of 2017 gets out clinched his decision but so did one of the worst reviewed movies according to complex.
During his acceptance speech for best rookie director at the Directors Guild of America Awards in February 2018, Peele said the emoji movie actually helped me quit acting. I was offered the role of bloop. This is true.
I would not make this up.
There was a brief period after the release of The Blair Witch Project in 1999 in which many people thought that Heather Donahue would never work again because she was actually dead. That’s how effective Blair Witch was as the pioneering classic of modern found footage style horror movies.
When the world realized the movie was fiction Donahue got very famous very fast but was also so closely tied to the film that she couldn’t keep a decent career going according to People magazine.
I wasn’t getting to do things that I was very proud of putting out to the world and so she gave it all up. For marijuana in her 2012 memoir grow girl. How my life after the Blair Witch Project went to pot Donna. He recounted how she followed a boyfriend into the world of high scale marijuana farming in California.
The central cast of the raunchy 2002 called classic The Sweetest Thing and Cameron Diaz Selma Blair and Christina Applegate reunited in 2018 for an Entertainment Weekly profile. When asked if the actresses ever hung out Diaz said she’d like to and that she had the time offhandedly noting that she’s currently quote literally doing nothing then adding that she’s quote actually retired.
A few weeks earlier Blair claimed to Metro that since appearing in the remake of Annie in 2014 and marrying Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden in 2015 Diaz had quietly quit Hollywood. She explained quote Cameron’s retired from acting. I mean she doesn’t need to make any more films she has a pretty great life. I don’t know what it would take to bring her back. She’s happy.
You might remember Lisa Jacob from such unforgettable mid 90s blockbusters as Mrs Doubtfire and Independence Day. But around the year 2000, she quit acting. In 2013 Jacob wrote on her blog the competition and the politics and the superficial nature of the industry started to get to me. I felt like a phoney who was trying to live someone else’s dream.
She added that the nastiness of Hollywood increased her anxiety and depression. So she left show business before she could turn into quote a train wreck of a former child actor. These days Jacob plays a lot of roles just off-screen. In addition to her blog, she’s published books. She’s a public speaker and she teaches yoga and writing.
Ariana Richards Richards was a very successful child and teen star in the late 1980s and early 1990s appearing in movies like Prancer, tremors and most famously Jurassic Park. Richards appeared in a few more films after the release of that box office smash in 1993 but she’s basically retired from the art of filmmaking in favour of the art of painting.
Oddly it was Jurassic Park that inspired her career shift and artistic awakening. Richards told People magazine in 2011 I wanted to boil down the whole experience of Jurassic into my art. I painted an image of me from the jello scene. I ended up presenting Steven Spielberg with one of my paintings at the end of filming.
Nowadays Richard says her own art gallery in Salem Oregon called gallery arena.