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14 Celebrity Acting Roles From Before They Were Famous

Before bagging some crazily incredible roles, these famous celebrities appeared in small roles in shows and movies. And if you’ve been wondering about the same; you’re at the right place. It always amazes me all the miles actors have traveled to be where they are today. Take a look at these celebrities with roles from before they were famous.

1. The mighty superhero, Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, was in Home Alone 3. She played the role of Alex’s sister.

Celebrity Acting Roles From Before They Were Famous
Scarlett Johansson

2. Our beloved actor and Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio started off as an extra in Roseanne. However, his performances in Titanic and The Revenant are unforgettable.

Roseanne Celebrity Acting Roles From Before They Were Famous
Leonardo DiCaprio

3. Did you notice La La Land star Ryan Gosling in an episode of Goosebumps in 1996? 

Celebrity Acting Roles From Before They Were Famous Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

4. There wouldn’t be anyone who didn’t have a crush on Kaley Cuoco, along with Leonard, on Big Bang Theory. Before becoming the famous “Penny”, we saw her in a Disney channel movie called Alley Cats Strike. 

Celebrity Acting Roles From Before They Were Famous
Kaley Cuoco

5. Ben Affleck, aka Batman, appeared as a basketball player in Buffy The Vampire Slayer in 1992.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Celebrity Acting Roles From Before They Were Famous
Ben Affleck

6. Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy, also played a role of a school mascot in an episode of Monk. 

Jennifer Lawrence in an episode of Monk Celebrity Acting Roles From Before They Were Famous
Jennifer Lawrence

7. Dianna Argon, who played Quinn Fabray in Glee, first took the role of a girl who could fit her fist in her mouth in Drake and Josh. 

not lately — Dianna Agron/Quinn Fabray in Drake and Josh
Dianna Argon

8. Amy Adams’s first acting job was in an episode of Charmed. The pretty and courageous Lois Lane from the DC universe is now a household name.

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Amy Adams

9. The strongest among the Fantastic Four, the Invisible Woman, aka Sue Storm, played by Jessica Alba, played the role of a bully in The Secret World of Alex Mack. 

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Jessica Alba

10. One of the nerds from The Big Bang Theory, Howard Wolowitz, played the role of one more nerd in A Cinderella Story. 

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Simon Helberg

11. MCU’s War Machine, played by Don Cheadle, also played a role for one episode in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

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Don Cheadle

12. Laurence Fishburne lied about his age to get the first acting job, which was of a soldier in Apocalypse Now. 

Laurence Fishburne In Apocalypse Now Movie: Age & Character
Laurence Fishburne

13. One of the beloved characters from FRIENDS, Janice, played by Maggie Wheeler, played the role of a camp counselor in The Parent Trap. 

Wait, Janice From "Friends" Was In "The Parent Trap"?!
Maggie Wheeler

14. Leonard from Big Bang Theory, played by Johnny Galecki, got his big break very early in his life. He played the role of a kid named Rusty in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. 

ken on Twitter: "FYI: Rusty from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is Leonard from The Big Bang Theory (Johnny Galecki)"
Johnny Galecki

These celebrities have come a long way and their struggle and dedication reflects from their performances. Do you know more celebrities and their roles from before they were famous? Tell us in the comments.

Written by FandomWire Staff