11 Celebrities’ First Jobs Before They Hit Hollywood

11 Celebrities’ First Jobs Before They Hit Hollywood


Harry Styles

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Before he rose to fame on the X Factor, Harry Styles held a part-time job at a bakery in Cheshire, England. Today, Styles is a bonafide actor and musician who most recently starred in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling.


Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt rose to fame seemingly overnight for his performance in Thelma and Louise—but before that? He worked at El Pollo Loco where he wore a chicken costume to draw in customers.


Amy Poehler

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Amy Poehler is one of the most successful Saturday Night Live alumni. Before she made her late night debut, however, she earned cash scooping ice cream in her hometown.

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Michael B. Jordan

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Before landing his earliest roles in The Sopranos and Cosby, Michael B. Jordan was a model as a child. He ended up working for a number of popular brands, one of them being Toys ‘R’ Us.


Cardi B

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Cardi B made her feature film debut in Hustlers, but before she was a rapper-turned-actor, the superstar (whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus) was a cashier at an Amish Market in New York City. She later went on to work at strip club before her songs started topping charts.


Channing Tatum

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For Channing Tatum, art imitates life. Long before he was Magic Mike, the actor worked as a stripper at an all-male show in Florida.

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Julia Roberts

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Before she captured our hearts on the silver screen, Julia Roberts paid the bills with a job at Baskin-Robbins scooping ice cream.


Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie quickly rose to fame after her breakout role in Wolf of Wall Street, but it was time spent at Subway making sandwiches well before she became an Oscar nominee.


Chris Hemsworth


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You might know him as the God of Thunder, but Chris Hemsworth worked for a pharmacy before hitting the big screen. The most unique part of his job description: cleaning breast pumps the pharmacy rented out after they were returned.

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Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie got her start in Hollywood at a young age, but you’d be surprised to know she applied to become a funeral director before officially going down the actress road.


George Clooney

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George Clooney became a household name after he landed his breakout role on ER, but he sold insurance to earn a living before he played a doctor on television.

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