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    Posted on Jul 9, 2018

    17 Famous Celebs Who Had Not-So-Famous Jobs Before They Became Stars

    Guess whose sis managed her at McDonald's?

    1. Amy Adams was a Hooters waitress.

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    Just out of high school, 18-year-old Amy Adams said she worked as a Hooters girl to pay for her first car.

    2. Madelaine Petsch worked three different jobs to help pay her rent in LA.

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    The Riverdale's actress opened a coffee shop in the morning, was the assistant to a photographer in Venice, and was a restaurant hostess in Beverly Hills.

    3. Harry Styles was a baker boy.

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    At 14 years old, Harry worked at a bakery in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire just before he auditioned for the X-Factor.

    4. Justin Hartley made money mowing lawns with his brother.

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    Long before This is Us, Hartley and his brother mowed lawns for $20 a pop. Justin said the two would make around $200 a week together.

    5. Emma Stone used to sell dog treats.

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    Emma moved to LA with her mom from Scotsdale, Arizona and worked at Three-Dog Bakery, baking and selling treats for pups.

    6. Lucy Lui was an aerobics instructor.

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    Lucy also worked as a secretary and a hostess at a SoHo restaurant.

    7. Jay-Z admitted to being a drug dealer.

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    The mega rap star said in a Vanity Fair interview that he dealt drugs as a teen. Jay-Z said he "sold crack but never used it."

    8. Beyonce worked at her mom's salon.

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    Queen Bey started her long road to super stardom sweeping up hair at her mom's (Tina Knowels) salon in Houston, Texas.

    9. Megan Fox was a human banana at a fruit smoothie shop.

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    Megan Fox told Ellen the only "real job" she ever had was dressing up in a banana suit to sell smoothies.

    10. Matt LeBlanc was a carpenter.

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    The Friends star said back in his hometown of Newton, Massachusetts, he trained to be a carpenter before he got the urge to seek out a career in acting.

    11. Rachel McAdams worked at McDonald's with both her siblings.

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    The Notebook star told Glamour that she worked there for three years and "wasn't very good." McAdams also said that she worked with her sister and brother, and that her sister was her manager!

    12. Kanye West worked at The Gap.

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    Kanye was a sales assistant at the Gap when he was 15 years old. West told Paper Magazine, however, that he didn't work enough hours to get the employee discount.

    13. Nicki Minaj was a waitress at Red Lobster.

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    In an interview with GQ, Nicki served seafood at the restaurant chain in high school until she was fired for flipping off some customers who took her pen.

    14. Gabourey Sidibe was a phone sex operator.

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    Right before Gabourey was cast in Precious she worked for a few months as a phone sex operator. Sidibe said to People, the job helped her with her acting career.

    15. Gwen Stefani worked at Dairy Queen.

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    Stefani said she made her first dollar working at Dairy Queen.

    16. Ashton Kutcher worked for General Mills.

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    Before he starred in That 70s Show, Kutcher paid for his education at the University of Iowa by sweeping up cereal dust for General Mills.

    17. Nicole Kidman used to be a massage therapist.

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    Nicole took a massage therapy course after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She said she liked it so much she went to people's homes to give massages.

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