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Other stars with normal jobs after fame

Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp has revealed he got a summer job as a lifeguard “just for fun”.

The 17-year-old worked at his local swimming pool before heading to the University of Pennsylvania to study business.

“It’s kind of ‘just for fun,'” the actor said Flaunt.

“I kind of grew up with a normal life and normal friends and stuff outside of stranger thingsso it kind of kept me grounded.”

Noah Schnapp speaks at Awesome Con 2022 on June 05, 2022 in Washington, DC Schnapp revealed he got a summer job as a lifeguard “just for fun.”
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Schnapp isn’t the only star getting carried away while pursuing a career in Hollywood, with some even stepping out of the limelight to take on more “normal” jobs.

Here we take a look at some of the big names in show business who have tried their hand at regular professions.

MC Hammer

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Rapper MC Hammer at the premiere of “All Eyez On Me” on June 14, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Who could forget the ubiquitous early ’90s hit “U Can’t Touch This” by superstar rapper MC Hammer?

Not only did Hammer release one of the catchiest songs of the decade, but his album Please hammer, don’t hurt ’em is still one of the best-selling hip-hop albums of all time, with 10 million copies sold.

But in 1997, Hammer turned his back on his rap career to start a television ministry called MC Hammer and Friends on the Trinity Broadcast Network.

Then he appeared on a TV show Praise the Lordwhere he revealed that he had become an ordained minister.

Dylan Sprouse

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Dylan Sprouse is pictured at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California.
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Dylan Sprouse got his big break playing Ross Matthew’s son Ben on a sitcom Friends, a role he shared with his twin brother and Riverdale star, Cole.

The twins then had their own hit Disney show called The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, but Sprouse decided to ditch the fame to start his own mead brewing business called All-Mead Brewing.

Sprouse made a return to acting in 2020 as controversial boyfriend Nick in the feature film, Banana split.

Angus T. Jones

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Angus T. Jones is pictured at a reception to celebrate the release of Chuck Lorre’s ‘What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Bitter’ in Los Angeles in October 2012
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For nine years beginning in 2003, Angus T. Jones put the “half” on the hit CBS sitcom, Two and a half men.

But he became unhappy with the show during his religious conversion in 2012, calling it “filth”.

After leaving theater, Jones went on to study at the University of Colorado and in 2016 became the director of a multimedia and event management company.

Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz speaks onstage at the 2019 EEEEEatscon in Santa Monica, CA.
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Arguably one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, Cameron Diaz shocked the industry when she decided to retire from acting in 2014.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress who starred in hits such as The mask, charlie’s angels and vanilla skydecided to quit his career and wrote two self-help books.

Diaz welcomed daughter Raddix with Good Charlotte’s husband Benji Madden and dedicated herself to motherhood.

She also launched her own wine brand, Avaline, with her friend Katherine Power, while also working as an activist for social causes such as the environment and education.

Diaz recently announced a return to acting after being convinced by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, who asked her to team up with him in an action-adventure comedy, Back to action which will air on Netflix this year.

But McGraw

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‘Love Story’ actress Ali MacGraw in 1971.
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The 1970s sweetheart who made waves opposite Ryan O’Neal in Love story gave up acting to become a yoga teacher.

She posted a popular yoga video that vanity lounge credited with contributing to the success of the practice in the United States.

MacGraw has become a passionate rights activist and is even the American ambassador for the organization Animals Asia.

Mara Wilson

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Mara Wilson at the November 2019 premiere of “Knives Out” in Westwood, CA.
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Child star Mara Wilson became known for her innocent expression and heartbreaking performances in iconic 1990s films Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda.

With an already impressive resume under his belt, Wilson quit acting at the age of 13.

She became a writer and wrote a successful autobiography about her life as a child star.

Kevin Jonas

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Kevin Jonas attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards in 2022
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Kevin Jonas shot to fame alongside his brothers Nick and Joe on the Disney Channel.

The Jonas Brothers had their own show on the channel and sold 20 million records by the turn of the century.

But when the band broke up in 2013, Kevin decided to start a property development and construction company.

He also became co-CEO of a social media marketing company.

Kevin found his brothers. which announced a return tour, including a five-show residency in Las Vegas in June.

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