12 Celebrities That Had Ordinary Jobs Before They Became Famous

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The path to glory is not always straightforward. Before becoming rich, successful, and famous, some of today’s stars had to try a lot of different professions. For example, many years ago, Jessica Chastain entertained kids wearing a Mickey Mouse costume, and Sylvester Stallone cleaned lion cages at the zoo.

1. Jessica Chastain

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Before becoming a famous actress, Jessica Chastain worked as a child entertainer at parties. She liked the Mickey Mouse costume.

2. Margot Robbie

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As a teenager, Margot Robbie had 3 jobs. She was a maid, a Subway sandwich maker, and a salesperson at a surf shop.

3. Meghan Markle

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The future movie star and wife of Prince Harry has beautiful handwriting. So, it’s not surprising that she used to work as a freelance calligrapher.

4. Victoria Beckham

When Victoria Beckham was young, she worked as a promo model for a national newspaper, and she also worked the perfume counter at a big department store.

5. Nicolas Cage

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Many years ago, action movie star Nicolas Cage used to sell popcorn at the famous Los Angeles Fairfax Theater.

6. Matthew McConaughey


When Matthew McConaughey lived in Australia, he once worked 6 jobs at once, including a job as a bank teller.

7. Hugh Jackman

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In 2015, Hugh Jackman tweeted a photo proving he worked as a clown at kids’ parties.

8. Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt tried many different things before becoming a movie star. He worked as a limo driver and furniture mover for several months while taking acting classes.

9. Megan Fox

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Once, Megan Fox said that her “only normal job” before she became an actress was for a smoothie shop in Florida. Once a week, she would go to the highway dressed as a banana to attract people.

10. Cardi B


Few people know that Cardi B worked as a cashier in a grocery store as a teenager. She earned $250 a week.

11. Sylvester Stallone

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Before becoming the star of Rocky, Sylvester Stallone worked many jobs, including cleaning lion cages in the zoo.

12. Amanda Seyfried

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As a teenager, Seyfried worked as a model, and at 17, she became a nursing home waitress.

Tell us about your first job! Did that experience help you in your future career or life?

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