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15 Celebrities Who Had Weird Jobs Before They Were Famous

15 Celebrities Who Had Weird Jobs Before They Were Famous

Not everyone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Take a look at 15 celebrities who had weird jobs before they were famous


Long before Nirvana became an established band, Kurt Cobain worked as a janitor. He was 17 y/o and he used his salary to pay for Nirvana’s first demo.

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Before Jennifer Aniston stepped into showbiz, she was working as a telemarketer. “I was a telemarketer selling time-shares in the Poconos. I didn’t make one sale. I was terrible at it.” said Jennifer in an interview.

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Kristen Wiig was working as a stewardess in the dining hall of Universal Studios before she made it big. Later she would often run into familiar faces on movie and TV show sets but couldn’t remember where she knew them from, “And then I’ll remember: oh yeah, I used to serve you Cobb salad” she says.

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Before fame, Jon Hamm was doing dishes in a Greek restaurant. “At first, was a busboy and a dishwasher, and eventually I worked my way up the ladder and became a waiter,” he says.

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Before making his way into Hollywood, Chris Pratt worked as a waiter at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. “I don’t know if you’ve ever had a dining experience at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., but they love a gregarious waiter who will get in your face and sing you birthday songs and do trivia,” says Chris

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Tyler the Creator was once serving coffee at a Starbucks outlet. In conversation with Jimmy Kimmel, he said: “This lady named Cindy, she was a new manager, she hated on me and she fired me and I hope she’s watching ’cause I still hate her. I hate you so much! I hate you, Cindy!”

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Megyn Kelly used to be an aerobics teacher and a background model in an abs tape. In her words: “It wasn’t an infomercial! It was an abs tape! In another life, and as like to say, another body. I used to teach aerobics. I was paid one whole dollar to be Backup Girl #1.”

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Brad Pitt used to work as a stripper back when he used to go to the University of Missouri. He was a part of the Sigma Chi fraternity where he was in a seven-man group called the “Dancing Bares.”

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Javier Bardem too worked as a stripper once upon a time. Well at least for one whole day, anyway. He said “It was a disaster. And you know who was there watching? My mum and my sister! It was kind of a thing, you had to go there and dance, they pay you some money. It wasn’t like a Full Monty thing.”

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Meghan Markle used to freelance as a calligrapher. “I used to do it for Dolce & Gabbana’s celebrity correspondence over the holidays,” she said in an interview. Apparently, Meghan practiced and learned her handwriting skills from the Catholic school that she went to.

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Leslie Jones once worked for Scientology as a telemarketer. “I lived in Glendale. I needed to pay the rent and it was a very easy interview. I just acted crazy!” she explained.

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Tiffany Haddish once worked in a bar as an “energy producer.” That is apparently a thing. She basically had to get people excited and bring in enthusiasm. She would give commands like “Get up, put them lox down, it’s time to dance!”

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Gabourey Sidibe used to work as a phone sex operator. The “Precious” star worked for three years in that field. She admits that even today she unintentionally slips into her sex voice when she orders room service.

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As a teen, Maria Menounos worked in Dunkin’ Donuts to fill her pockets.

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Channing Tatum once worked in an animal nursery in Tampa, Florida. Tatum said in an interview: “I worked at a puppy/kitty nursery in Tampa, Fla., for about a year or something. At that time, I thought maybe should get a job as a vet tech.”

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Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.