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Say What? Andrea Barber Ditched Hollywood, Only to Return for the Ultimate Fuller House Revival!
2024/05/15

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The Joyous Beginnings and Unexpected Exit

Full House, a beacon of 80s and 90s family sitcoms, carved a special niche in television history, lauded by audiences despite critics' cold shoulders. Among its stars was Andrea Barber, best known as the quirky neighbor Kimmy Gibbler. Before her Full House acclaim, Barber cut her acting teeth on Days of Our Lives as Carrie Brady, showcasing impressive talent early in her career. However, despite the love and laud, the end of Full House in 1995 saw Barber stepping away from the limelight, driven not by failure but a yearning for a less public, more scholarly life.

Behind the Curtains: Why Hollywood Lost Its Sparkle

The industry's demanding nature, particularly its "torturous" auditions, marred Barber's enthusiasm for acting. Revealing to People magazine, she reflected on the simplicity and readiness with which she transitioned from star to student, a move that surprised many. Her successful stint in childhood acting was enough, and college introduced new passions, diverting her from an industry she no longer fancied.

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Yet, her narrative took an unforeseen turn, proving life's proclivity for surprise.

An Offer Too Good to Refuse: The Fuller House Revival

Advancing her education and venturing into international education displayed Barber's versatility outside acting. Motherhood introduced a new chapter, setting her further apart from her Hollywood days. However, the 2014 call from Full House creator Jeff Franklin was a game-changer.

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