If keeping busy is the best way to handle a breakup, Katie Holmes seems to be on the right track.

On Thursday, the 33-year-old actress announced that she'll be appearing on Broadway this fall in playwright Theresa Rebeck's "Dead Accounts." The role is Holmes' first major project since filing to divorce Tom Cruise three weeks ago.

But Katie's not the only celeb to get back to work after a tough split. Click through the slideshow below for five other stars who got back to business after breaking up with their spouses.

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  • Sandra Bullock

    In the wake of her public <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/28/sandra-bullockjesse-james_n_628121.html" target="_hplink">split from Jesse James in 2010</a>, Sandra Bullock said she doubted whether she'd ever return to acting. The actress <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/23/sandra-bullock-back-to-ac_n_1167251.html" target="_hplink">confided in the AP</a> that she was "perfectly content to be permanently broken" at the time. "I honestly didn't think I was in a place where I wanted to work or wanted to step out of where I was," Bullock said. "I wasn't prepared. But the opportunity was louder than my head." The film opportunity that lured Bullock back to the big screen? Director Stephen Daldry's adaptation of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/16/extremely-loud-and-incredly-close-premiere_n_1154579.html" target="_hplink">"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."</a>

  • Nicole Kidman

    After her own <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/8/newsid_2492000/2492903.stm" target="_hplink">divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001</a>, Nicole Kidman went to work on "The Hours," taking on the role of writer Virginia Woolf in the ensemble film. Kidman, who <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/8/newsid_2492000/2492903.stm" target="_hplink">suffered a miscarriage</a> shortly after her split from Cruise, said that the opportunity to play the suicidal novelist came at just the right time. "This role came along when I needed to play her...I was raw enough and open enough to play it," <a href="http://news.sky.com/story/162324/nicole-heartache-helped-the-hours" target="_hplink">the actress told Sky News</a>. "Roles fall into your lap at certain times when it's meant to happen. I was lucky to have this role at this time." A year later, the Aussie actress walked away <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/24/1045935319499.html" target="_hplink">with an Oscar for Best Actress</a> for her portrayal.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger laid low after reports emerged that he had <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/17/arnold-schwarzenegger-fathered_n_862867.html" target="_hplink">fathered a child with former household staffer</a> Mildred Baena. But in July 2011, a week after wife Maria Shriver had <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/01/maria-shriver-arnold-schwarzenegger-divorce_n_889034.html" target="_hplink">filed for divorce</a>, Schwarzenegger revealed that <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20509576,00.html" target="_hplink">he would be getting back to work</a>. His first post-split project? The Lionsgate film "The Last Stand," where the action star will play a border-town sheriff who battles a notorious drug kingpin on the lam. The film, <a href="http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/arnold-schwarzenegger-is-back-on-january-18-2013-as-lionsgate-sets-release-of-the-last-stand/" target="_hplink">set to be released in January 2013</a>, is the action star's first major movie since 2003's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181852/" target="_hplink">"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."</a>

  • Mariah Carey

    Before she was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/28/mariah-carey-nick-cannon-wedding-vows_n_1461449.html" target="_hplink">Nick Cannon's better half</a> and mom to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/14/mariah-carey-twins_n_1515298.html" target="_hplink"> twins "Roc" and "Roe,"</a> Mariah Carey was married to music exec <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43547509/ns/today-entertainment/t/tommy-mottola-welcomes-son-singer-thalia/#.UAnhbDHLyRk" target="_hplink">Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 1998</a>. After the split, Carey recorded her seventh studio album, "Rainbow," which she said chronicled her <a href="http://music.msn.com/music/album-review/mariah-carey/rainbow.1/#Review_0" target="_hplink">"emotional roller coaster ride of the past year." </a>

  • Jack White

    Jack White and British model <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/10/karen-elson-jack-white-divorce_n_874878.html" target="_hplink">Karen Elson made their split known in June 2011</a>. The rocker said he spent <a href="http://www.uncut.net/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-same-boy-youve-always-known-a-jack-white-interview" target="_hplink">the next six months</a> writing the bulk of the songs that appeared on his <a href="http://www.metacritic.com/music/blunderbuss" target="_hplink">critically lauded album</a>, "Blunderbuss." And though divorce and heartbreak seem to loom large on the album, White cautions against too much close reading. "With any record I make, everything that's gone on in my life, not just in the last year but in the last ten years, is up for grabs... Any song that people think is about divorce could just as easily be about me and Meg," White <a href="http://www.uncut.net/blog/wild-mercury-sound/the-same-boy-youve-always-known-a-jack-white-interview" target="_hplink">recently told Uncut Magazine</a>, referencing his first divorce, from <a href="http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,130930,00.html" target="_hplink">former White Stripes bandmate Meg White.</a> "If it's about a girl, it could be about 12 diferent girls."

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