25 Odd Jobs That Celebrities Had Before They Were Famous

The “New York Post” has compiled a list of jobs that celebrities supposedly had before they were famous.

Some of them are fairly well known in pop culture, like that ANGELINA JOLIE working as a funeral director.  And some of them aren’t 100% accurate . . . like the fact that Angelina Jolie DIDN’T actually work as a funeral director, she just SAID that was one of her backup plans if the acting thing didn’t work out.

So, take these for what they are.  Here are 25 highlights. . .

  1.   Wyclef Jean was a gypsy cab driver.  Kids, that’s like an old-school Uber
  2.   Nicole Kidman was a massage therapist in Australia.
  3.   Jennifer Aniston was a bike messenger and a waitress.
  4.   Julia Roberts was a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream scooper.
  5.   Beyoncé used to sweep up hair at her mother’s salon.
  6.   Demi Moore was a debt collector.
  7.   Meryl Streep was a high school cheerleader.  Rumor has it she was also nominated for Homecoming Queen every year, whether she deserved it or not.  (???)
  8.   Bill Murray used to sell chestnuts outside a Chicago grocery store.
  9.   Gwen Stefani mopped floors at a Dairy Queen in Southern California.
  10.   Matthew McConaughey cleaned chicken coops.
  11.   Martha Stewart used to baby-sit Mickey Mantle’s four boys.
  12.   Rod Stewart was a soccer player.
  13.   Whoopi Goldberg worked in a mortuary, making up dead people’s faces.
  14.   Elvis Costello worked at a bank as a data entry clerk.
  15.   Jay-Z was a drug dealer.
  16.   Morgan Freeman was a “radar technician” for the U.S. Air Force.
  17.   Eddie Vedder worked nights as a hotel security guard.
  18.   Channing Tatum was a male stripper, obviously.
  19.   Patrick Dempsey was a juggler.
  20.   Victoria Beckham appeared on a BBC sex-education show.
  21.   Ozzy Osbourne worked a daily 9-to-5 in a slaughterhouse.
  22.   Mick Jagger was a porter in a mental hospital.
  23.   Mark Wahlberg modeled Calvin Klein BVDs, as EVERYONE knows by now.
  24.   Cyndi Lauper was a pop singer known for songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time”.  Oh, wait!  That was her famous period.  So let’s see . . . before that she cleaned the cages at a dog-kennel.
  25.   Keith Richards was a ball boy in a tennis club.

(Jedis:  At this point, maybe you can add in a job that YOU used to do . . . before scoring your glamorous job in radio.)



(For the whole list, hit up PageSix.com.)

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