Celebrity·Posted on Jul 4, 202122 Surprising Jobs These Famous People Had On Their Way To Becoming Mega CelebritiesMargot Robbie may have made you a sandwich at Subway.by Simrin SinghBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Gwen Stefani earned her first dollar as an employee at Dairy Queen. Paul Archuleta / Getty Images Stefani also worked at a department store makeup counter in her twenties. 2. Dwayne Johnson worked as a dishwasher at a pizza parlor. Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic / Getty Images As a 13-year-old, The Rock washed dishes in the back of a restaurant from 3 to 11:30 p.m. daily. 3. Jennifer Aniston was a telemarketer who sold timeshares. Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / Film Magic / Getty Images Aniston was also a bike messenger, hair dresser, and waitress when she was younger. 4. Eva Longoria worked at Wendy's for six years. George Pimentel / Getty Images The Desperate Housewives star said she used the money from Wendy's to pay for different things in high school, like her quinceañera. 5. Brad Pitt handed out fliers for an El Pollo Loco restaurant. Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images Pitt's first acting job in Hollywood was as a dancing chicken. He directed customers into the El Pollo Loco with his costume and a sign. 6. Dua Lipa worked as a model for Topshop. Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for The Recording Academy On her journey to becoming a hit pop star, Lipa signed with a modeling agency in the hopes of meeting someone who could help her singing career. After modeling for Topshop, she got a gig singing in an X Factor ad, where she met a producer. 7. Kanye West folded sweatshirts at the Gap in high school. Paul Natkin / Getty Images In an interview with Paper, the rapper said it was ironic he worked at the Gap as a teenager because "in my past 15 years, it seems like that's the place I stood in my creative path — to be the gap, the bridge." 8. Harry Styles worked at a bakery. Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy Styles returned to the bakery in his hometown while filming the 2013 One Direction movie This Is Us. 9. Barack Obama scooped ice cream at Baskin Robbins. Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images The former president said the job helped him learn the value of hard work and how to balance work with friends, family, and school. 10. Meghan Markle was a calligrapher. Mark Cuthbert / UK Press via Getty Images Before Markle appeared on Suits, she taught calligraphy, gift wrapping, and book binding at a Paper Source in Los Angeles. 11. Nicki Minaj was a waiter at Red Lobster. James Devaney / GC Images / Getty Images Minaj was eventually fired for following a customer to the parking lot who took a pen from the restaurant. 12. Tan France was a flight attendant on Brittania Airways. Bryan Bedder / Getty Images for IMG France said the training to become a flight attendant was brutal and much more difficult than he thought it'd be. He meant to keep the job for six months, but lasted just two. 13. Tiffany Haddish worked at the Alaska Airlines airport gate. Christopher Polk / Getty Images Haddish's job with Alaska Airlines supported her while she pursued comedy on the weekends. She said she used her time with customers to practice making people laugh. 14. Alec Baldwin was a waiter at Studio 54 in New York. Rich Polk / Getty Images Entertainment While working toward an acting career, Baldwin took on 60 jobs, including driving a limo and selling T-shirts. 15. Margot Robbie was a sandwich artist at Subway. Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images On an episode of Hot Ones, Robbie said she was really good at making sandwiches and cringes now when she sees people at Subway make them incorrectly. 16. Whoopi Goldberg was a morgue beautician. Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images Goldberg, a licensed beautician, saw the job in a newspaper ad and decided to give it a shot. She said she never felt spooked working at the funeral home, aside from the one time her boss pranked her. 17. Tom Cruise was a bellhop at a hotel. MEGA / Getty Images Cruise also thought about a career as a Catholic priest before getting into acting. 18. Terry Crews was a courtroom sketch artist. Tibrina Hobson / WireImage / Getty Images In addition to acting, hosting shows, and playing football, Crews is an incredible artist. He often painted portraits of his NFL teammates, and before that, he was a courtroom sketch artist for a murder case in Flint, Michigan. 19. Matthew McConaughey exterminated armadillos for a golf course. Gary Miller / Getty Images McConaughey was originally hired to be a sand trap raker at a golf course, but when armadillos started to populate the course, his boss gave him a gun and permission to get rid of them. 20. Melissa McCarthy was a Starbucks barista. Randy Holmes / Getty Images When McCarthy first moved to LA, she didn't have a car, so she took a job at a place she was able to walk to from her apartment — Starbucks. 21. Constance Wu was a nanny. Jean-baptiste Lacroix / Getty Images The Crazy Rich Asians star took on many jobs while auditioning for her big break role. She worked as a nanny, waiter, and personal assistant to make ends meet while she pursued an acting career. 22. And finally, Mark Cuban was a bartender at a club. Steven Ferdman / Getty Images Cuban went through dozens of jobs, trying to find the one he loved most. He was a bartender briefly before becoming a salesperson for an early PC software retail store in Dallas.