Hollywood is a fairly forgiving place. Many actors and actresses who have messed up their careers almost always find forgiveness, which usually comes in the form of new opportunities. Even Lindsay Lohan continues to get work! Needless to say, some celebrities we thought we’d seen the last of have made their way back onto the scene in some of the most popular TV shows and films of the new millennium. Here are the 11 most amazing celebrity comebacks we never saw coming!
11. Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was only a child when he garnered critical acclaim as the title character on “Doogie Howser, M.D.” After the show ended in 1993, he was able to continue working as an actor, but his new projects failed to reach the same success as his previous hit show. In 2004, however, that all changed when he played a fictional version of himself on “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle.” In 2005, he landed another critically acclaimed role on “How I Met Your Mother” and has been incredibly successful ever since.