We don’t have to tell you that celebrity and politics often intersect. Formerly famous for other things, candidates like Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and yes, Donald Trump, also found political success. But these well-known line-crossers aren’t the only celebrities who ran for public office. From controversial radio hosts to American Idol favorites, we’ve rounded up 11 stars who’ve explored their political sides—usually without much success. And for stars with growing families, check out 36 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Grandparents.
You may have tried to forget, but Roseanne Barr actually ran for president in 2012 as the candidate chosen by the Peace and Freedom party, a left-wing party that still exists. The comedian came in sixth place in the popular vote; a documentary called Roseanne for President! tracked her controversial campaign.
And for stars who’ve known each other forever, check out 35 Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Grew Up…