5 Funny Celebrity Pre-Fame Jobs

Posted by PZ on February 11th, 2015

Before they were famous, these 5 celebrities were just like anyone else and that meant joining the  regular workforce to make a living! However, they selected quite funny jobs to take on. From strippers to waiters, these celebs have had a random mix of jobs, but at least came away from the experience with an amusing story to tell. Here are their funny pre-fame jobs!

Channing Tatum


Channing was a stripper before making it big. He remembered a funny incident: “The lady goes, ‘Oh my God! Look at you! You remind me of my nephew!’ — and then grabs me. It hit me like a hand grenade. It was like tick, tick, tick, boom: She’s grabbing my butt and saying, ‘You remind me of my nephew.'”

Hugh Grant

Hugh used to work as a waiter: “I was a very good waiter in a restaurant that catered to a gay clientele on the Kings Road. I got a lot of tips because I was very flirty and would wiggle my bottom. And I cleaned many lavatories. I was rather good at it. I remember I was cleaning lavatories at Ibm in London and I was on my way to work and I was thinking I really can’t stand this another day; I wish the place would burn down. And as I turned the corner it was burning down! And I didn’t know I had that power! And I’ve tried not to use it too much since.”

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer worked at a restaurant but would always have accidents: “I waited a lot of tables, and I wasn’t very good at that. I dropped more than one Alpine burger in customers’ laps, and you just do not want all of that Swiss cheese and mushrooms in your pants.”

Jon Hamm

Jon had a job as a porno set-dresser. He explained the unusual gig: “You gotta move cameras around, and ashtrays; and continuity is apparently an issue.”

Mariah Carey

Mariah swept up hair at a salon: “It was the pits working in a salon, sweeping up hair. What made it worse was that the manager wanted every female working there to have a cute, phony name, like Foxy or Stormy. He decided I would be Echo. So as I was sweeping up hair, he kept asking me, ‘What’s your name again?’ I told him, ‘It’s Mariah.’ And he said, ‘No, no—now it’s Echo.’ So I said, ‘Excuse me, I have to go make a phone call,’ and I never went back.”

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