7 Actors Who Worked Humbling Jobs Before Breaking Out

You must understand that most actors you may be following today had humble beginnings, and life wasn’t as rosy as it seems now. They didn’t just break out by traveling to Cannes or Rome by private jet. Although it is impossible to say all actors started just like the rest of us; however, the fact is that some have done the groundwork, with quite a few of them managing extremely ordinary jobs before breaking out into the limelight. Read on to find out several actors who worked petty jobs before becoming famous.

Sean Connery

Before becoming the famous James Bond, Connery worked as a coffin polisher, lifeguard, bricklayer, and milkman. In fact, he was the first actor to portray the fictional British secret agent James Bond. Between 1962 and 1983, Sir Sean Connery starred in seven Bond films.

Jennifer Garner

Long before gaining stardom on the television show – Alias, Garner worked a series of ordinary jobs to push through life. Some of these ordinary jobs include working as a hostess and a babysitter at a New York restaurant.

Tom Cruise

There are few celebrities with the remarkable features of Tom Cruise due to his standout performance in Top Gun and Risky Business, and he has continued to dominate the screen in “Mission: Impossible” films. However, not many people know that Cruise was once a hotel bellhop.

Whoopi Goldberg

Before becoming famous in stand-up, film, and recently featured as a co-host on “The View,” this popular actor has done many unglamorous jobs. Some of these jobs include working as a bricklayer and a morgue beautician.

Johnny Depp

Depp made his fortune as Captain Jack Sparrow in the popular movie “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” However, Depp did some unglamorous jobs in the past, like selling pens over the telephone.

Amy Adams

The Oscar Winner once worked as a server and hostess at the food chain Hooters. She did this job to earn money for college. 

Jerry Seinfeld

Before starting as a stand-up performer, Seinfeld sold light bulbs and peddled knockoff jewelry on New York City streets. Nevertheless, he has been able to improve his fortune due to several celebrity car collections.

There you have it! Above are some actors who worked humbling jobs before breaking out. You might be thinking that these celebrities were super rich before fame, but this isn’t true for most of them as they had to do odd jobs to earn a living.