Neuroscientist, racing driver, paramedic: These stars broke new ground


Writed by - Andy Gocker
  Former stars like Vanessa Petrua, Tic Tac Toe and Tobi Schlegl (from left to right) now have other jobs.
Former stars like Vanessa Petrua, Tic Tac Toe and Tobi Schlegl (from left to right) now have other jobs. © picture alliance

Not all stars and celebrities spend their entire lives in the spotlight. Some celebrities have embarked on completely new career paths after their great success, and some have taken on more down-to-earth jobs. An overview of former stars who are now pursuing a completely different job.

No Angels singer Vanessa is a neuroscientist

  MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 2:  German pop star Vanessa Petruo, better known just as Vanessa of the German girl band No Angels arrives for the German premiere of"Bad Boys II" on October 2, 2003 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Vanessa Petruo was once the singer of 'No Angels' © Getty Images, Sean Gallup

The German girl group no angels celebrated their greatest successes in the early 2000s, most recently gathered Lucy, Nadja, Sandy and Jessica are making a comeback in 2021 . However, Vanessa Petruo (43) is no longer a member of the group. In 2014 she announced the end of her career and began studying psychology. After graduating magna cum laude in 2018, Petruo is now a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles doing research on the human brain.

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In the video: Sandy Mölling explains what Vanessa Petruo is doing today

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'Malcolm in the Middle' star Frankie Muniz becomes a full-time racing driver

  MONTMELO, SPAIN - MAY 13: Actor Frankie Muniz in the Red Bull Racing garage during final practice for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 13, 2017 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Frankie Muniz today © Getty Images, Bongarts, wt

Frankie Muniz (37) is a former child star, who became famous above all through the legendary sitcom 'Malcolm in the Middle' (2000-2006). . After a few other highlights such as the agent comedies 'Agent Cody Banks' (2003) and 'Agent Cody Banks 2: Mission London' (2004), Muniz' acting career has flattened out noticeably in recent years. In the 2023 season, Muniz joins a NASCAR racing series as a professional racing driver . On February 18 he will be behind the wheel of his car for the first time in a race.

'Two and a Half Men'-Star Angus T. Jones ist Eventmanager

  Angus T. Jones then and now
Angus T. Jones then and now © Getty Images/Bongarts

Angus T. Jones (29) was an integral part of the successful sitcom 'Two and a Half Men' (2003-2015) for many years. Because he played the 'half man' Jake Harper, the son of Charlie's (Charlie Sheen, 57) brother Alan (Jon Cryer, 57). After season ten, however, Jones turned his back on the CBS series, first took up a degree, and then began working for the company of P. Diddy's (53) son Justin Combs (29) as an events manager.

Ex-Viva moderator Tobi Schlegl is an emergency paramedic

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Tobi Schlegl at VIVA times

Tobias 'Tobi' Schlegl (45) began his television career as a Viva presenter, switched to ProSieben and moderated the satirical magazine 'extra 3' from 2007 to 2011. But then the TV star said to himself: 'It can't be all. That's why I now want to become a full-time paramedic for the German Red Cross No sooner said than done. In 2021, Schlegl even worked as an emergency paramedic on the sea rescue ship Sea-Eye 4 in the Mediterranean. He processed this experience in the successful non-fiction book: 'See. distress. Rescue. My days on board the SEA-EYE 4'.

In the video: Tobi Schlegel from moderator to paramedic

  From moderator to paramedic

Meghan Markle: From Actress to Duchess

  HRH Prince Harry (of Wales) and Meghan Markle on their first official engagement together, since announcing their engagement earlier in the week. They started their visit at National Justice Museum, before walking to the Nottingham Contemporary, whic
Meghan Markle is now married to Prince Harry © Paul Marriott / Splash News, Paul Marriott

The American Meghan Markle (41) is better known these days as Duchess Meghan of Sussex. After a relatively successful acting career with the popular legal Series 'Suits' as a career highlight, Markle turned his back on acting when she met and married Prince Harry (38). Since then, Duchess Meghan has not actually been seen in fictional roles, but appeared as herself in the Netflix-Doku 'Harry & Meghan' - and it is impossible to imagine the international gossip press without it.

In the video: excerpts from the Netflix documentary 'Harry and Meghan'

  This is revealed by the royal dropouts in the first episodes

The members of Tic Tac Toe

  German girlie pop band ('I find' dich Scheiße", "Verpiß' Dich"), (l-r) Lee, Ricky und Jazzy, aufgenommen am 7.2.1997 bei der "Bravo Supershow" in Dortmund.
1997: Tic Tac Toe © C2824 Franz-Peter Tschauner

From the mid-1990s, the German girl group Tic Tac Toe caused a stir with their self-confident demeanor and hits like 'Warum?' and 'I hate you' for a sensation. After a brief comeback from 2005 to 2007, the three former band members Ricky, Jazzy and Lee are now pursuing completely different occupations. Jazzy (47), whose real name is Marlene Victoria Tackenberg, lives with her husband and child in southern France and is a housewife and mother.

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Ricky (44), whose real name is Ricarda Priscilla Nonyem Wältken, first began studying to become a teacher, but dropped out and became an occupational therapist, while Lee (Liane Claudia Wiegelmann, 48), the third in the group, was last seen more than ten years ago . At that time she worked as a cashier at the Cologne Zoo. What has become of her since then is not known.

Actress Jessica Alba is a successful entrepreneur

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Jessica Alba ©

Jessica Alba (41) once appeared in major Hollywood films such as 'Fantastic Four' (2005) and 'Sin City' (2005). Magazines like 'Men's Health' and 'Vanity Fair' voted her one of the most beautiful women in the world. In 2012 Alba founded the successful company together with some business partners The Honest Company, which offers sustainable products and is now publicly traded. Alba ist (Stand 2022) Chief Creative Officer von The Honest Company, also appears sporadically as an actress.

Danny Lloyd from 'The Shining' is a biology professor

  Danny Lloyd then and now
Danny Lloyd then and now © Getty Images

Another child star: Danny Lloyd (50) played Danny, the son of Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson (85), in Stanley Kubrick's (1928-1999) masterful Stephen King adaptation 'The Shining' from 1980. After just one more appearance in the TV movie Will: G. Gordon Liddy, Lloyd retired from acting in 1982 and is now a professor of biology at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Kentucky.

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