It's a question we've all asked at one point or another, "Whatever happened to" that one certain celebrity?
Well, if you've ever wondered about Lisa Jakub, the child actor who played the elder daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire, wonder no longer.
When a website posed that very query, she publicly answered.
The internet is loving her for it.
Celebrity gossip site Nicki Swift posted an article asking about Jakub's whereabouts, so Jakub screenshot the site's article and gave them an answer.
"Well, ummm, I mean, a lot of stuff has happened since 1993 so you're gonna need to be more specific."
It's kind of a perfect answer.
After all, pretty much any of us would have a list a mile long if we had to account for the past 18 years. And for Jakub, it turns out that list is pretty impressive.
Just what has she been up to since she acted alongside Robin Williams and Sally Field in one of the most beloved films of the 90s?
People always ask me what I've "done since Mrs. Doubtfire." Acted for 8 more years, retired from acting, left LA,… https://t.co/vdMZ5DDgsn— Lisa Jakub (@Lisa Jakub)1605210060.0
She's published two books, trained to be a yoga teacher, started a yoga practice for veterans, and became a speaker, author and advocate on mental health topics. That's after she acted for eight more years following Mrs. Doubtfire, went to college and got married as well.
And made at least one burrito.
But perhaps you're one of the people wondering why she did all that when she could have just continued being a movie star? Jakub has an answer for that too—in book form.
Wow, thanks for all the liking and sharing! The next question I usually get is why I quit acting after an 18 yr car… https://t.co/3PAvagRCRr— Lisa Jakub (@Lisa Jakub)1619830326.0
As she shared in a follow-up to her viral tweet, she published a memoir in 2015 about her 18-year career in Hollywood and why she decided to leave it behind, titled You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up.
Suffice to say, "whatever happened to that girl from Mrs. Doubtfire" turns out to have a lengthy answer.
And on Twitter, people loved her cheeky response to the question.
@Lisa_Jakub I once ran into someone in my 30s who I had not seen since 4th Grade. She said, "So what's new?" "Well,… https://t.co/x9EiZwm9Ir— Jack Cameron (@Jack Cameron)1619827836.0
@Lisa_Jakub So the answer is "She did stuff mostly good with her life, continued to positively impact others, and a… https://t.co/o3N9954SDa— Reptilian Overlord #38274619 (@Reptilian Overlord #38274619)1619857489.0
@Lisa_Jakub @BillHorton17 You mean you became a pretty well adjusted human being with flaws like the rest of us...a… https://t.co/NQbQcOILSC— Terminal Writer’s Block (@Terminal Writer’s Block)1619864114.0
@Lisa_Jakub CLICKBAIT: Who was that girl who played Lydia? LISA JAKUB: Lisa Jakub CB: Whatever became of her? LJ: I… https://t.co/m2jYIGPX4q— Jewish Space Laser Wolf (@Jewish Space Laser Wolf)1619917990.0
@Lisa_Jakub @kelsey_caine At least you didn't make "10 Celebrities Who Died in 2020 And No One Noticed." Or this ta… https://t.co/owDoV63aIK— Loz Yennah🐀 (@Loz Yennah🐀)1619817152.0
@Lisa_Jakub She wrote an incredible book that inspired me to make some changes in my life.— The Fight Doctor (@The Fight Doctor)1619804818.0
BOOM https://t.co/DFnL2Tr2cx— DorothyOzma (@DorothyOzma)1619834531.0
This tweet is fantastic. 👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/16ljF8NQJx— Let Me Bend Your Ear Podcast (@Let Me Bend Your Ear Podcast)1619915415.0
Once in a while, Twitter really earns its keep. https://t.co/k17ubxDQ3V— Brian Lowry (@Brian Lowry)1619805975.0
With this list of accomplishments, who knows what "that girl from Mrs. Doubtfire" will have achieved in another 18 years.
Hopefully more burritos are involved.