15 Celebs Who Had Weird Jobs Before They Became Famous

The road to success can be rather complicated and it could involve every form of struggle. Not every actor cannot be born with a silver spoon and hence they have to go through all that struggle. Before earning their recognition and success some of the most popular names had some of the most bizarre jobs. This only goes to prove that they didn’t all walk the same line and it’s a delight to see them experience this success. Let’s take a look at some celebs who had weird jobs before they became famous.

  1. Megyn Kelly

She used to be an aerobics teacher and also appeared as a background model in an abs tape. She said, “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.”


  1. Javier Bardem

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The Academy Award-winning once worked as a stripper. 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.”

  1. Gabourey Sidibe

Sidibe used to work as a phone sex operator.


  1. Channing Tatum

Celebs Who Had Weird Jobs

Tatum once worked in an animal nursery in Tampa, Floria and he says about the experience: “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.”

  1. Tyler the Creator

He once worked at a Starbucks outlet. In an interview 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!”


  1. Kurt Cobain

Before Nirvana became popular, Kurt Cobain worked as a janitor and he used the salary to pay for the first demo for Nirvana.

  1. Jon Hamm

Hamm used to do the dishes for a Greek restaurant. He said, “At first, was a busboy and a dishwasher, and eventually I worked my way up the ladder and became a waiter.


  1. Chris Pratt

Pratt had a lot of weird jobs before being popular in Hollywood and one of them was a waiter at 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,” he says.

  1. Brad Pitt

The Oscar-winning actor used to work as a stripper back when he used to attend the University of Missouri.


  1. Leslie Jones

Celebs Who Had Weird Jobs

Fans would be surprised to know Jones once worked for Scientology as a telemarketer. According to her, “I lived in Glendale. I needed to pay the rent and it was a very easy interview. I just acted crazy!”

  1. Maria Menounos

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


  1. Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle used to freelance as a calligrapher based on her handwriting skills. She says, “I used to do it for Dolce & Gabbana’s celebrity correspondence over the holidays.”

  1. Kristen Wiig

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Kristen Wiig actually met a lot of popular celebs before she had her breakthrough because she used to work as a stewardess in the dining hall of Universal Studios. 


  1. Jennifer Aniston

She used to work as a telemarketer before her acting career and about her experience she says, “I was a telemarketer selling time-shares in the Poconos. I didn’t make one sale. I was terrible at it.”

  1. Tiffany Haddish

Haddish used to work as an “energy producer” in a bar which required her to get people excited and bring in enthusiasm.

So these were the celebs who had weird jobs. Which of them were the most bizarre ones for you? Tell us.

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