10 Celebrities That Abruptly Vanished From The Industry



The entertainment industry can be a bit overwhelming for certain individuals. Celebrities are forced to live under a microscope and have their every move on display for the entire world to see. Sometimes the celebrities are involved in scandals, or they flat out just can’t handle the fame that comes with working in the industry. Many of the celebrities on this list were at the peak of their careers when they decided to step away from the limelight. Let’s take a look at some celebrities who abruptly vanished from the world of entertainment.

Jamie Lynn Spears

Jamie Lynn Spears is the little sister of pop star Brittney Spears. Jamie had her own Nickelodeon series called Zoey 101. After news of her teenage pregnancy, the show was immediately canceled. Jamie hasn’t acted since she gave birth.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill was a member of the Hip Hop group The Fuguees. After releasing her critically acclaimed debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998, the songstress completely stopped recording new music.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was a heartthrob in the 90’s. After the early 00’s, Thomas abruptly left Hollywood to pursue a normal lifestyle.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr., was a popular actor in the mid 90s. He decided quit the entertainment industry and stopped acting after starring in Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The actor claimed that Hollywood was too weird for him.

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson is notably known for his role as Joffrey Baratheon on Game of Thrones. After the actor felt like his acting skills caused him to be a typecast, he decided to quit acting to purse an education.

Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis starred in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Little Shop of Horrors and The Flintstones. After his wife passed away in 1997, the actor left Hollywood to raise his children.

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen is mostly known for her role as Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl. She decided to quit acting in 2011 to pursue other career ventures.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes was a famous Nickelodeon child star. After starring in various films, she had a mini breakdown. She has since gotten healthy again and has left the entertainment industry for good.

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

The Sprouse twins were known for their roles on Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. After the series ended, the twins left the acting world, went off to college and obtained their degrees.

Phoebe Cates

Remember Phoebe Cates as the hot actress in Fast Times at Ridgemont High? In 1994 the actress officially retired from acting in order to help raise her children with Kevin Kline.