Being a child star places young children in the spotlight and under intense scrutiny from the media and fans, which is challenging in this current age of social media. Therefore, while some young actors go on to have extremely lucrative careers, such as Neil Patrick Harris and Natalie Portman, others choose to avoid the spotlight or discover that their interest in acting has diminished. Here are 10 young actors who left the business and what they are currently up to…
If you tuned into the new iCarly reboot and were confused at the lack of Sam Puckett, its because McCurdy, who played the goofy Sam has quit the acting scene. The former actress has also gone public with her poor treatment from producer Dan Schneider. Nowadays, the young woman has put her talents to use, pursuing writing and directing instead.
Bynes has technically been on a ‘break’ since 2010, when she withdrew from the public eye to address her substance misuse and legal problems. She appeared in Hairspray and She’s the Man as well as the comedies All That, The Amanda Show, What I Like About You, and others prior to her break. She earned her diploma from Irvine’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2019.