What The Biggest Stars From The 1980s Are Doing Now

The 1980s brought us many television and film favorites. The decade also introduced us to plenty of dream-worthy actors and actresses whose faces were plastered across tabloids and posters in teenagers’ bedrooms. Many of these famed actors went on to have long careers in the industry, while some chose different paths away from the spotlight.

From Tom Cruise’s famous tighty-whities scene in Risky Business to the guys and girls of the infamous “Brat Pack,” there are so many questions about what the stars of the 80s have done with their lives since we last saw them. The good news is that we have some answers.

Winona Ryder Is Now Known As Joyce Byers

Although we now know her as the paranoid mom, Joyce Byers, who talks to Christmas lights after her son vanishes in the science-fiction series, Stranger Things, Winona Ryder will always be the creepy goth girl from the 1988 film Beetlejuice. Ryder took up a love for acting at a young age, rising up the ranks of Hollywood in films such as Heathers, Girl, Interrupted, and Edward Scissorhands.

Winona Ryder Is Know Known As Joyce Byers
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Cinemarque Entertainment; Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images

In recent years, Ryder has been cast on the small screen but made her way back to film in 2018 when she starred alongside Keanu Reeves in the romantic comedy, Destination Wedding.