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Before these celebrities became famous in Hollywood movies, TV shows, sports, business, or government, they had regular jobs just like you and me. Click the links below to see what your favorite stars did before they were famous.

Clark Gable
Before Clark Gable became the King of Hollywood, he worked as a necktie salesmen at the Meier & Frank department store.
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga revealed in an interview that her first job was waitressing at a Greek restaurant.
Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo was once a lather girl in a barbershop. She also worked at PUB, a major department store in Stockholm, Sweden, during the 1920s before becoming a successful actress.
Judy Garland
Judy Garland was born as Frances Ethel Gumm. Judy and her sisters performed in vaudeville houses under the name "The Gumm Sisters."
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner was a hostess at Isabella's Restaurant on New York's Upper West Side before becoming a famous actress.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates worked as a Congressional Page while attending Harvard.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar's road to fame included a Duncan Hines commercial alongside Seth Green, guest appearances on The Guiding Light, and an infamous Burger King commercial (at age 5) that is said to be the first commercial to bash a competitor by name, causing McDonald's to sue.
Richard Gere
Richard Gere attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship where he studied philosophy. He later dropped out to pursue acting.
Mel Gibson
Two years before his big break as Mad Max, Mel Gibson can be seen as an uncredited baseball player in "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden."
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg actually used to work as a bricklayer and a bank teller.
Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin once worked as a registered nurse before her rise to TV fame.
Nancy Grace
CNN news-woman Nancy Grace worked at an Indian burial grounds in Georgia.
Heather Graham
According to IMDB, Heather Graham worked at Toys R'Us as a teenager, and once worked as an usher at The Hollywood Bowl.
Kelsey Grammer
Like most hollywood hopefulls, Kelsey Grammer did his time as a waiter. He also painted apartments in New York before eventually landing regional theater roles.
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant once considered a career as an art historian. He intended to pursue PhD studies in Art History at the Courtauld Institute in London.
Macy Gray
Macy Gray worked at McDonald's. In fact she appeared in a 2006 McDonald's commercial saying "The action, the fun, the people, the sense of accomplishment -- it truly was my first big break!"
Seth Green
In 1985, a 9-year old Seth Green appeared as a detective in a Duncan Hines chocolate chip cookie commercial (alongside 8-year old Sarah Michelle Gellar). Seth can also be seen in a 1992 commercial for a NERF toy.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal's first role was in 1991 as Billy Crystal's son in "City Slickers."


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