9 famous actors who struggled to find work after making it big

Rita Moreno

Despite her groundbreaking success in Hollywood, Rita Moreno faced challenges finding substantial roles after her initial breakthrough, with limited opportunities available for Latina actresses at the time.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry, after becoming the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, encountered difficulties securing leading roles in major films, facing typecasting and industry biases.

Quinton Aaron

Quinton Aaron, best known for his role in "The Blind Side," struggled to find significant acting opportunities following his breakout performance, facing challenges associated with being a larger-bodied actor in Hollywood.

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene, who gained fame for her role in the "Twilight" franchise, experienced difficulties in transitioning to other roles outside the blockbuster series, facing typecasting and limited casting opportunities.

Jacob Elordi

Jacob Elordi, known for his role in "The Kissing Booth," faced challenges in breaking away from teen-oriented projects and finding diverse roles that showcased his acting range and versatility.


Mo'Nique, despite winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Precious," encountered industry backlash and struggled to secure leading roles due to outspokenness and conflicts with industry executives.

Drea de Matteo

Drea de Matteo, celebrated for her role in "The Sopranos," faced difficulties finding work after the series ended, with limited opportunities available for actresses transitioning from television to film.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, despite early success in Hollywood, experienced challenges in maintaining her acting career and struggled to find roles that capitalized on her talents, focusing more on entrepreneurship and business ventures in recent years.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne, known for her Disney Channel stardom, encountered challenges in transitioning to more mature roles and faced criticism for her public image and personal life choices, impacting her career opportunities.