Quinn Cummings, now 45, got an Oscar nomination at age 10 for The Goodbye Girl, but she hasn’t acted since appearing on Evening Shade in 1992.
“I realized I didn’t love it anymore,” she says. She’s since found success as a writer. Her new book, The Year of Learning Dangerously, explores her decision to homeschool her 12-year-old daughter—who isn’t impressed by her mother’s acting past. “Moms by definition aren’t terribly interesting!” Cummings says. [Parade.com Aug 26 2012]