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    Here Are 23 Celebs That Went From Being A TV Or Movie Extra To A Huge Star

    Kristen Stewart played Girl in Fountain Line in The Thirteenth Year.

    1. Before playing Jess Mariano or Jack Pearson, Milo Ventimiglia played Party Guest #1 in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

    NBC

    2. Lady Gaga appeared in a 2001 episode of The Sopranos as Girl at Swimming Pool #2.

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    3. Julianne Hough appeared in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as a Hogwarts student before making it big.

    Warner Bros.

    4. Before her Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award wins, Viola Davis had a small speaking role in the hit TV series NYPD Blue.

    ABC

    5. Sally Field's first on-screen role was playing Girl in Lineup in the movie Moon Pilot.

    Disney

    6. Before Twilight, Kristen Stewart appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Thirteenth Year as Girl in Fountain Line.

    Disney Channel

    7. Leonardo DiCaprio played Darlene's classmate in an episode of Roseanne.

    ABC

    8. Before playing Cristina Yang and Eve Polastri, Sandra Oh appeared as a waitress in the background of Degrassi High: School's Out.

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    9. Renée Zellweger appeared in Dazed and Confused as Girl in Blue Truck.

    Gramercy Pictures

    10. Harrison Ford's first on-screen appearance was playing a bellhop in the 1966 film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round.

    Columbia Pictures

    11. Before playing Michonne or Okoye, Danai Gurira appeared as Woman in Blue Dress in the indie film 3 Backyards.

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    12. Before starring in Lost and Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly appeared in The Lizzie McGuire Movie as a police officer.

    Disney

    13. Before being hired as a writer for 30 Rock, Donald Glover appeared as Young P.A. in a Season 1 episode.

    NBC

    14. Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali once appeared as a security guard in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

    CBS

    15. Before High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale appeared as Dorky Girl in Donnie Darko.

    Pandora Cinema

    16. The O.C.'s Adam Brody appeared in American Pie 2 as a high school student at a party.

    Universal Pictures

    17. The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev started her career playing Tall Girl in the Bathroom in the movie How She Move.

    Paramount Vantage

    18. Little Mix's Jesy Nelson played a student in the Hugh Grant movie About a Boy.

    Universal Pictures

    19. Dax Shepard started his career by playing a cameraman in Cheaper by the Dozen.

    20th Century Fox

    20. The Good Place's William Jackson Harper appeared in an episode of 30 Rock as a protestor.

    NBC

    21. Before The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rachel Brosnahan appeared in an episode of Gossip Girl as Girl.

    The CW

    22. How to Get Away With Murder star Matt McGorry also appeared in Gossip Girl as a personal shopper.

    The CW

    23. And finally, Lin-Manuel Miranda played a bellhop in Season 6 of The Sopranos.

    HBO

    Have you spotted a famous celeb in the background of a TV show or movie? Tell us in the comments below!

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