Almost everybody has a favourite celebrity. In fact, many of us have several actors and actresses that we follow virtually religiously. We ensure to check out every movie or television show that has featured them and chomp a bit to find out what they are going to do next.
While it’s simple to get caught up in the fictional scenarios that surround them on television and the big screen, we frequently forget that they’ve a complete life outside of acting. Some stars have even transcended the Hollywood spotlight to become successful in the business world.
1) Excelina Ordonez
Born in Bogota, Colombia. Excelina Ordonez absolutely made a name for herself as an actress. He has starred in many movies and tv shows and even hosted a radio show. He has also produced several popular films. In some cases, she takes on the challenge of being a producer and lead actress. On top of that, Ordonez has been named an Honorary Ambassador to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Behind the scenes, she is also a successful fashion designer.
2) Jessica Alba
Another multi-tasking actress, Jessica Alba has appeared in several events popular movie. Fantastic Four, Valentine’s Day, and Awake are only a few of the blockbusters he’s known for. Alba has also appeared in several television series. He also created a successful business called The Honest Company. The goal with this entrepreneurial venture is to create eco-friendly products, such as diapers, beauty products, household cleaners and other items. The California native has built a cult following for his products across North America and Europe and will expand his reach even further in the future.
3) Clint Eastwood
Few people have never heard of it Clint Eastwood. He got his start in Hollywood in the 1950s, and his name is still well-known. His first big break was playing the role of Rowdy Yates on the tv series Rawhide. From there, he went on to star in a long list of films, including The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; Fistful of Dollars; Outlaw Josey Wales; and Dirty Harry. He is also known for his leading roles in Space Cowboys, Heartbreak Ridge, and Gran Torino, to name a few. Currently, he’s the owner of varied businesses, such as the Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant and the Tehama Golf Club.
4) Sandra Bullock
Born in Arlington, Virginia, Sandra Bullock first took to the stage at the age of five. From there, she studied music and dance, ultimately transitioning to the big screen. Some of his most notable films are Speed, Miss Congeniality, Gravity, Demolition Man, and The Blind Side. Off screen, he founded a successful production company dubbed Fortis Movie and is the executive producer of the sitcom, George Lopez. Bullock is also a restaurateur.
5) Dan Aykroyd
When people think of Dan Aykroyd, the Ghostbusters and Coneheads franchises often come to mind. Aykroyd also starred in the film Jala, which featured a comedic spin on the original television series of the same name. He appeared in many additional films, including The Blues Brothers, My Girl, and 1941. His other pursuits included becoming co-owner of the House of Blues and developing his own vodka brand, Crystal Head.
From the Screen to Behind the Scenes
These are only a few of the actors and actresses who are well known outside of television and film. They have followed numerous paths that have taken them everywhere from restaurants and clubs to fashion and environmental issues. While it is often difficult to describe them from the big screen, they absolutely make as much difference in the real world as they do in the fictional world.