It seems that the top headlines these days all revolve around celebrity scandals. It could be cheating spouses, botched surgeries, drugs and alcohol, or even crime sprees. Scandalous stars take over the media, we know who slept with who and who hit who. But, what about those celebrities who had one or two hits and disappeared? The ones who disappeared without a scandal, or spending all their hard-earned money?
Whatever happened to the sister from Fresh Prince of Bel Air? Or the little girl from Jurassic Park? What about the dad from Honey I Shrunk the Kids?
Those celebrities seem to slide through the cracks, and disappear from the public’s eye, as well as our minds a lot of the time. In this list, we will look at what happened to those forgotten stars, and see how they smoothly crept out of the spotlight and into a more normal life. This list contains the ones who care about family, school, and following less-publicized dreams, the ones who stayed away from jail, rehab, and negative tabloids.
10 Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson, better known as Matilda, left Hollywood despite finding fame as a young child. She won and was nominated for multiple awards as a child and even turned down multiple roles that were offered to her. She supposedly admitted to never having liked acting, saying the directors telling her what to do and how to do it affected her creative freedom. Her last major role was in 2000. She currently lives in New York and dabbles in plays and performances. She also worked with a non-profit, Project UROK, in 2015 to help draw attention to mental illness, which she admitted to struggling with herself.
9 Kevin Jonas
8 Jack Gleeson
7 Dave Chappelle
6 Ariana Richards
5 Kel Mitchell
4 Gene Hackman
3 Sir Sean Connery
2 Rick Moranis
1 Karyn Parsons
Karyn Parsons played Hilary Banks on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, finding fame alongside Will Smith in the 80s and 90s. She never played any other big name roles in television, but she did make a few appearances in movies such as Major Payne and The Ladies Man, and even dabbled in producing and writing a sitcom. Parsons now focuses on a different dream. She has a group called Sweet Blackberry that teaches children about black history and lesser known heroes. Sweet Blackberry creates animated shorts that focus on one unsung hero at a time. She is now married with two kids.
Sources: <strong> </strong>IMDB, TMZ
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