20 A-Listers of Hollywood Industry Who Has Awful Jobs Before They Got Famous


Success is not made in a day is a popular saying. To climb the ladder of success, every person has to go through the tough times. It is somewhat the same in case of some of the famous A-Listers of Hollywood industry. They had the worst jobs before they became the actors.

These celebrities went through many hardships and challenges. They are now at the top position because of their hard work and dedication. Let us see the jobs which these celebrities did before they entered the Hollywood industry.

  1. Fetty Wap

Fetty Wap

An American rapper and singer, Fetty Wap released some of the best singles. Before he became a singer, he did the job at Fed-Ex of wrapping the packages and delivering them. Fetty Wap received many awards and nominations for his songs.

  1. Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

The next on the list is Channing Tatum, an American actor. He acted in some of the best Hollywood movies like The Vow, Logan Lucky, and others. He was a stripper at a local club. The actor did many odd jobs before acting.

  1. Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is currently the Duchess of Sussex. Earlier, she used to wrap the gifts. She also taught Calligraphy and was a freelancing writer to write wedding invitations. She also gave campaign. Meghan Markle did an internship at the American embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  1. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is an American rapper, singer, and model. She is one of the best-selling artists with more than 20 million singles sold. Before becoming a singer, Nicki Minaj worked as a waitress at a Red Lobster in the Bronx.

  1. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

A cute American singer and actress, Miley Cyrus started her career by playing small roles in TV series Doc and Big Fish. She used to go with her father in concerts and picked up the undergarments thrown at her dad.

  1. Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

The next on the list of A-Listers of Hollywood industry is American actress, Gabourey Sidibe. She has acted in many TV series and films. Before choosing acting as her career, she used to work at the Fresh Air Fund’s office as a receptionist.

  1. Beyoncé


One of the most popular American singers, Beyoncé is now one of the best-selling singers in the globe. She has also received many awards and nominations in the music career. Before a singer, Beyoncé worked in her mother’s hair salon.

  1. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is one of the most reputed actors in Hollywood industry. He used to work as a bellhop in a hotel and carried the luggage of guests. He has acted in some of the best movies of all time.

  1. George Clooney

George Clooney

The winner of 3 Golden Globe Awards and 2 Academy Awards, George Clooney is an American actor and producer. He started his acting career with TV series ER. Before acting, he used to sell women’s shoes and also worked in the construction field.

  1. Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

An American actor and model, Matthew McConaughey is next on A-Listers of Hollywood industry. He has acted in some of the romantic comedies such as Fool’s Gold, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days and others. He worked as a chicken coops cleaner before coming in Hollywood industry.

  1. Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

A beautiful English fashion designer and model, Victoria Beckham released some of the hit singles. Later, she acted in many TV series, documentaries and reality shows. Victoria Beckham was a dancer in a club. She is one of the A-listers of Hollywood industry to do awful jobs.

  1. Queen Latifah 

Queen Latifah

An American rapper, singer, and actress, Queen Latifah released many music albums in her music career. She is well known for hip-hop music. She worked at Burger King before becoming a singer.

  1. Madonna 


Madonna is one of the most popular American actresses and songwriters. She has the nickname as “Queen of Pop”. She is the best-selling music artists in the world with more than 300 million copies sold. Madonna used to work as a cashier at Dunkin Donuts.

  1. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is famous for his role in Wolverine. He has acted in many comedy movies such as Kate & Leopold and The Prestige. Before he entered Hollywood industry, the actor was a P.E teacher. He is also on the list of A-listers of Hollywood industry to do awful jobs.

  1. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is one of the most successful Hollywood actors. With some of the best movies such as Thelma & Louise and Legends of the fall, the actor started his career. He used to dress like a chicken on the streets.

  1. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp also acted in some of the best films such as Alice in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, and others. Before the career in acting, Johnny Depp worked as a salesman for pens. Today, he is one of the most prominent celebrities in Hollywood.

  1. Megan Fox

Megan Fox

The next on the list is the most beautiful woman in the world, Megan Fox. She rose to fame with Transformers movie. She started her acting career by playing small roles in some TV shows. Megan Fox used to work in a smoothie shop to promote it. She is one of the famous A-Listers of Hollywood industry to do an awful job.

  1. Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

A gorgeous American model and actress, Eva Mendes is also on the list of A-Listers of Hollywood industry. She acted in many movies such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Other Guys, Hitch, and others. She has also appeared in many music videos with popular music artists. Eva Mendes used to work as a waitress serving hot-dog.

  1. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

An American writer, comedian, and producer, Ellen DeGeneres used to work as house-painter and also as a vacuum salesperson. She is one of the A-listers of Hollywood industry who has awful jobs.

  1. Geena Davis

Geena Davis

An American actress and writer, Geena Davis acted in many films such as Stuart Little and The Fly. She played a mannequin in one of the local shops.

Working hard day and night, these A-Listers of Hollywood industry proved that life is not just a bed of roses. Life has several ups and downs and one has to pass through them for becoming a winner. Instead of miserable life, these celebrities managed to come out of all and finally headed towards their ambitions. This attitude makes them the best persons.