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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.

Jon Hamm
Before Jon Hamm became a Golden Globe winning star playing Don Draper in the AMC drama series "Mad Men," he worked as a high school drama teacher, waiter, and set dresser for "adult" films.
Tom Hanks
As a teenager, Tom Hanks was a popcorn and peanuts vendor at the Oakland Coliseum. He also worked as a hotel bellman and carried bags for a number of celebs. Tom Hanks also worked as an actor in several plays for the Great Lakes Shakespearean Festival in Cleveland, Ohio.
Teri Hatcher
While studying mathematics and engineering in college, Teri Hatcher landed an appearance on The Love Boat. She also played "Penny" in six episodes of MacGyver before making it big on Lois & Clark.
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway wanted to be a nun when she was a young girl.
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl got her TV break in a Cheerios commercial.
Audrey Hepburn
Hepburn formally entered a Dance Academy in Holland to become a ballerina. She was considered too tall, and was advised not to continue.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Before finding fame on Party of Five, Jennifer Love Hewitt could be seen in a 1990 Chex cereal commercial and a 1992 Mrs. Smith's apple pie commercial.
Tommy Hilfiger
Before becoming a household name, Tommy Hilfiger sold his clothes out of his car trunk.
Benny Hill
Comedian Benny Hill was once a milkman.
Faith Hill
Country music star Faith Hill had several jobs before becoming famous: selling T-shirts, working as a receptionist at a music publishing company and packaging merchandise for Reba McEntire.
Paris Hilton
Paris got her start modeling in ads for Iceberg, GUESS, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, and Marciano.
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman was once a typist for the Yellowpages. He can also be seen in a 1966 Volkswagon commercial.
Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway (Sawyer on the TV show Lost) has said his first job was picking up dead chickens at a farm.
Katie Holmes
Before Holmes achieved fame on Dawson's creek, she appeared in the 1997 film The Ice Storm directed by Ang Lee.
Whitney Houston
Before her singing career, Whitney Houston began as a fashion model. She was featured on the covers of Vogue, Seventeen, & Glamour Magazine, as well as a Canada Dry ginger ale commercial.
Ron Howard
Befor Ron Howard became a director, he played Opie Tayler on "The Andy Griffith Show."
Jennifer Hudson
Before her appearance on American Idol or her break-through role in Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson's first job was at a Burger King restaurant in Chicago. In fact, Burger King rewarded her with free food for life when she mentioned this job after her Oscar win in 2007.
D.L. Hughley
Comedian D.L. Hughley's first job was cleaning the lobby at McDonald's.
Engelbert Humperdinck
Long before his music career took off in the sixties, Engelbert Humperdinck worked in a boot factory operating a lathe.
William Hung
William Hung studied civil engineering at UC Berkeley before he got his famous audition on American Idol.
Anjelica Huston
After first role in A Walk With Love and Death (1969) brought her terrible reviews about her talent and look, Anjelica left movie industry. Ironically she became a successful model.


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