Brittany Ashton Holmes achieved fame as a child actress in 1994 with her role as Darla in ‘The Little Rascals.’ The film’s commercial success reached $60 million at the box office while bringing Holmes a Young Artist Award for her part, although she left the acting scene in the years following its release.
Holmes’ Career After ‘The Little Rascals’
After ‘The Little Rascals,’ the child star continued to act, though in minor roles. In 1995, she appeared in a McDonald’s commercial, and this move maintained her position in a family-friendly context, along with a few more appearances on TV.
For that reason, she later received criticism from the audience for her role in ‘Red Shoe Diaries,’ a drama series known for its mature themes. Still, new gigs from her kept coming, with the last one, ‘Death Benefit,’ hitting the screen in 1996.
Leaving The Acting Scene
After the role of Cynthia Coates in the mid-90s crime thriller, the former actress chose to focus on her education, stepping away from the entertainment industry. She herself addressed her departure from acting in a MySpace post that ScreenRant reported by writing that her part in ‘The Little Rascals’ was ’embarrassing to watch’ and was the reason for her ‘not wanting to act anymore.’
Her Life After The Spotlight
An attempt to return to acting came years later in 2014 with a role in ‘We Hate Paul Revere’ and an appearance in a reunion event for ‘The Little Rascals.’ But neither of these became a permanent comeback for Holmes, as she pursued a degree in Political Science at a US-based university after leaving the spotlight and kept the details of her personal life a secret in the last few decades.
Still, some sources reported a few things about her life after the show business by writing that Holmes dated her co-star in ‘The Little Rascals,’ Bug Hall, at some point and earned a net worth of $6.3 million with her past acting gigs.