Best known for originating Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon series and later reprising the role on Sam & Cat with Ariana Grande, Jennette shared during the latest episode of her Empty Inside podcast that not only has she stopped acting, but her Hollywood success doesn't fill her with pride.
"I quit a few years ago because I initially didn't want to do it," she told guest Anna Faris. Jennette explained that her mom had encouraged her to start acting at a young age, and that her gigs ended up supporting her family financially, but she decided to change career paths after her mom died in 2013 following a battle with cancer.
"Once I started to get the nerves under control was when I started to actually get some traction, but I ultimately quit after my mom passed away because with her death kind of died a lot of her ideas for my life, and that was its own journey, and a difficult one, for sure," Jennette said.
The 28-year-old star, who is also known for Netflix's dystopian sci-fi series Beyond, said she may have felt more invested in acting had she been cast in different projects but that she's now "ashamed of the parts I've done." She added she's not necessarily opposed to reevaluating things down the road if she has an opportunity to work with a highly respected director.
Jennette clearly isn't the only high-profile performer to have found happiness away from Hollywood. Keep scrolling to learn why other notable names decided to see what life had to offer away from the camera.