Before your favorite celebrities became household names, most of your favorite stars worked ordinary jobs. To discover some of the most surprising careers of your favorite celebrities, simply continue reading.
Careers of some of the world’s most famous celebrities before they found fame and a detailed infographic from Simply Academy:
While Tom Cruise is now of the world’s most famous actors, he once worked as a hotel bell hop and would carry guests’ suitcases to their rooms. Prior to being cast in The Mission Impossible franchise and “Top Gun”, Cruise also seriously considered entering the seminary to become a Catholic priest.
Before she was cast on the hit TV show “Suits” and married Prince Harry, Meghan Markle worked used her calligraphy skills to create professional invitations for events such as weddings.
Before he was cast in “That 70s Show” Kutcher worked as a male model, which shouldn’t be surprising given his good looks. In fact, Kutcher auditioned for the role of Kelso when he was still booking acting gigs in New York City.
While Jay Z is now one of the most successful music producers in the world and is married to one of the most successful female musicians in the world, Jay Z used to sell drugs in order to make ends meet.
Before Tatum was cast in the iconic dance flick “Step Up” Tatum worked as a male stripper. Which was one of the reasons why producers choose to cast him the film “Magic Mike”, where Tatum played a male stripper.
While you may know Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and for his performances in “Australia” and “The Greatest Showman”, you may be shocked to learn that Jackman once worked as a gym teacher at Uppingham School in Australia. Jackman also made a bit of extra money by moonlighting as a clown in the weekends for kids’ parties.
Kanye West and Matthew Morrison:
Before West had become one of the world’s most successful rappers and married Kim Kardashian West spent a short period of time working at a sales assistant at the clothing store GAP. Which may of inspired West to start his very own clothing line as well as his every popular line of sneakers. Another celebrity who worked at GAP before he made it big was Matthew Morrison who starred in the show “Glee”.
Amy Adams and Naya Rivera:
Amy Adams was a server at a Hooters restaurant. However she isn’t the only starlet who worked at Hooters before they landed a gig of a lifetime. Naya Rivera who also starred in “Glee” also worked at Hooters. Although her experience wasn’t as pleasant as Amy Adams’ experience and Rivera claimed that working at Hooters gave her anxiety.
Harrison Ford and Matt LeBlanc:
Both Harrison Ford and Matt LeBlanc worked as carpenters before they became household names. In fact Ford was working as a carpenter on a film set when he was asked to read lines with the actors who were meant to be auditioning for roles in the first Star Wars film. However, the casting directors were so blown away by Ford’s acting ability that they chose to cast him as everyone’s favorite rouge Hans Solo.
So if you were surprised by some of your favorite stars’ previous jobs, it’s well worth sharing some of the information listed above with your friends and family members. Especially if one of their favorite stars is listed above.