For some actors, the Hollywood life just isn’t for them. They get in, enjoy the parties, gift bags, and fame for a few years, then get out with enough money to live on for the rest of their lives. Some stars go back to school, switch careers, or just retire to joyful and relaxing obscurity. Here’s a reminder of some faces that have been missing from Hollywood lately, and what they’re up to now.
Meg Ryan did a few big movies in the 1980s, but her biggest break came in 1989 when she starred in When Harry Met Sally. Her ecstatic, orgasmic deli scene quickly became one of the most referenced movie scenes of all time, and she walked away from that award season with a Golden Globe nomination. In the 1990s, she did tons of romantic comedies and lighter films like Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail, which were both critically and commercially successful. Unfortunately, she followed those up with some box office flops.
Lately, Ryan has been directing films. Her debut as a director was a film called Ithaca – which she also appeared in — that came out in 2015.