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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.

Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff was a truck driver, asphalt spreader, and farm hand before making it big.
Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton got his start in show business on Mister Rogers Neighborhood.
Alicia Keys
In 1985, Alicia Keys appeared in an episode of The Cosby Show titled "Slumber Party." She was one of several girls appearing as Rudy Huxtable's sleepover friends.
Nicole Kidman
When Nicole Kidman was 15, she appeared in a music video for Australian singer Pat Wilson. The song was called "Bop Girl."
Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer at the age of 17 was the youngest person ever to be accepted to Julliard's prestigious drama program. He then co-authored and starred in the play "How It All Began" at the New York Shakespeare Festival before becoming a film star.
Lil' Kim
Rapper Lil' Kim once worked as a salesperson at Bloomingdale's department store in New York.
Stephen King
Stephen King worked as a janitor. His novel Carrie was reportedly inspired by cleaning the girl's locker room.
Stephen King worked as a school teacher in Hampden, teaching English, when he started writing his debut novel "Carrie"
Stephen Kings first two jobs were at a mill in Lisbon Falls, bagging loose fabric, and at the New Franklin Laundry. His experiences here inspired later stories such as "Graveyard Shift" and "The Mangler".
Greg Kinnear
Actor Greg Kinnear hosted "Talk Soup" on E! in the mid-1980's.
Keira Knightley
When she was 14, Keira Knightley was the un-named decoy for Queen Amidala in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."
Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles formed Destiny's Child in 1990 at the age of nine with her best friend. They had appeared on Star Search before reportedly being discovered by Whitney Houston.
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville got his start by doing commercials for Taco Bell, Coors Light, and Mountain Dew. He can also be seen in a 1992 episode of The Ben Stiller Show.
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher once pursued a career in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa. During summers, Kutcher worked in the cereal department for a General Mills plant.


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