What Celebrities Did Before They Became Famous
Claire Miles - June 26, 2019

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.
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Before making names for themselves in the public spotlight, most celebrities held simple, ordinary jobs. Just like the rest of us, they put in their dues working long hours, grueling work, and dealing with bad managers. Check out what our favorite celebrities were up to before they joined Hollywood’s elite. 


Rachel McAdams made orange juice at McDonald’s.


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Among other responsibilities, McAdams was an employee at the fast-food chain for nearly three years. She reportedly broke said orange juice machine while on the job.



Megan Fox was bananas about smoothies.


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The actress was working at a smoothie shop in Florida prior to her acting career. Although, dressing up as a banana and acting like you want to sell smoothies was probably some good practice.


Meghan Markle wrote calligraphy on wedding invitations.


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The soon-to-be royal had a variety of jobs before landing herself a position in the spotlight. Her favorite of her past professions? Wedding invitation calligraphy.



Johnny Depp sold ballpoint pens.


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Before making it in Hollywood, the avant-garde actor spent his days as a telemarketer selling a product everyone needs: ballpoint pens.


Amy Adams took orders at Hooters.


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The red-headed bombshell probably made a nice amount of tips working at the appropriately named restaurant. She didn’t last long as a waitress before making it in Hollywood, though.



Patrick Dempsey was a world champion juggler.



In the early 1980s, Dempsey came in second place in the Junior Division of the International Jugglers Competition (which is a thing that exists, by the way).


Jon Hamm designed sets for porn films.


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Allegedly he only worked on ‘soft-core’ films, and was responsible for designing basic sets for the… erm… actors and actresses.