If you ask any movie-loving kid born in the 2000s who Brittany Ashton Holmes is, you will most likely get a long stare that says “I don’t know who you are talking about”. This wouldn’t be the reaction you will get if you ask slightly older kids born in the ’90s the same question. Brittany stole a lot of hearts when she stormed the limelight, she was loved a great deal to such extent it was a huge disappointment she abandoned acting as quickly as she embraced it.
This American was once a popular child actress admired and held in high esteem for her role in the 1994 Penelope Spheeris directed comedy film, The Little Rascals, in which she played the role of Dayla. Barely a few years after making her acting debut, she decided to abandon the profession, a decision that many haven’t been able to comprehend.
Brittany Ashton Holmes Biography & Age
Brittany Ashton Holmes was born on February 27, 1989, in California, USA. She is an American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group. There is little information available to the public that pertains to her parents and siblings owing to the fact that she barely talks about them.
Her voyage into acting came at the tender age of 5 when she got cast to play the role of Darla in the family comedy movie, The Little Rascals, alongside Jordan Warkol, Bug Hall, Kevin Jamal Woods, and the current US President, Donald Trump. The movie which became an instant hit and went on to gross $63.7 million was all little Brittany needed to set her on a path to fame. For her stellar performance, she received a Young Artist Award for “Best Performance by a Young Ensemble” in a motion picture.
Apart from her exceptional skills in acting, another thing that caught the hearts of directors and audiences alike was her cute and innocent looks which made it possible for her to make a couple of appearances in popular TV series like Red Shoe Diaries and Ellen in which she played the character of Julie.
In 1996, she got cast to play the role of Amy Carver in the low budget science fiction horror movie, Inhumanoid. Thereafter, she was featured in Humanoids From the Deep in which she played a minor role. Later that year, she would take part in yet another thriller, Death Benefit, wherein she portrayed Cynthia Coates which would turn out to be her final movie. Yeah, everyone expected her to be a part of many more fine works but she announced her retirement from acting, much to the dismay of her fans.
Where Is She Now?
Despite being active in the movie industry for only four years, Brittany Ashton Holmes enjoyed the popularity that many can only wish for. At the age of nine, she had already amassed a large number of loyal fans who regarded her as their icon and role model. As a result of that, it was heartbreaking that she decided to walk away from it all.
Even though she has been away from acting for so many years, people still wonder what’s up with her from time to time. If you are one of those, it should interest you to know that after quitting acting, Brittany Ashton decided to focus more on her studies. Several sources claim that she spent most of her time playing football in high school but we can’t confirm the authenticity of such reports. Nevertheless, we have been able to ascertain that she was an exemplary student who graduated from high school with clear distinctions.
After she completed her high school education, she enrolled at a reputable college where she majored in political science. It is said that she successfully obtained a degree in the field. Even after this, Brittany stayed away from the limelight until in 2014 when she pulled off a comeback and played Townslasy Britt in the Matt Piedmont directed comedy TV movie, We Hate Paul Revere. She starred alongside famous actors like Scott Adsit, Connor Barrett, and Mark Casimir Dyniewicz Jr.
The comeback was probably a big deal for her and others who may have been anticipating it but with the way things are, it would be difficult for her to recapture her past glory if she decides to return fully to acting.