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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.

Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio began his career in the 70's doing commercials for Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper.
Ali MacGraw
In a situation reminiscent of "The Devil Wears Prada," MacGraw worked as the assistant to esteemed editor Diana Vreeland at Harper's Bazaar. (Around 1960-61).
Madonna
Madonna worked at a Dunkin' Donuts restaurant at one time.
Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire appeared in a 1979 episode of General Hospital (age 4) and a 1991 episode of Roseanne. He also appeared as "Boy #3" in Rodney Dangerfield's TV special "Opening Night at Rodney's Place."
Howie Mandel
Howie Mandel was fired from his job as an amusement park ride operator in Toronto for making jokes to riders about the ride's safety.
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth
Before appearing on The Apprentice, Omarosa worked in Vice President Al Gore's office answering invitations.
Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow was fired from a job at a brewery, when he reportedly left the truck door open & spilled the beer all over the road.
Marilyn Manson
As a journalism student in college, Manson wrote music articles for 25th Parallel, a South Florida lifestyle magazine. He also was the assistant entertainment editor of the school's student newspaper.
Steve Martin
Steve Martin was a performer at two amusement parks: Disneyland (in the Magic Shop on Main Street, USA) and Knott's Berry Farm.
Steve Martin started as a writer for the The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. He also wrote for The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.
Johnny Mathis
Before beginning his musical career, Johnny Mathis was a star high jumper at San Francisco State College and was invited to try out for the 1956 US Olympic Team.
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams worked at a McDonalds for 3 summers.
Matthew McConaughey
According to imdb, McConaughey spent a year in Australia after high school shoveling chicken manure.
Matthew McConaughey appeared in Trisha Yearwood's "Walkaway Joe" music video, and as a murder victim in a 1992 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor can be seen in a 1996 episode of Tales From the Crypt titled "Cold War."
Ed McMahon
As a teenager, Ed McMahon worked as a bingo caller and carnival barker. He also sold gadgets on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, most notably the Morris metric vegetable slicer.
Eva Mendes
Actress Eva Mendes once sold hot dogs at Glendale Galleria Mall in California.
Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant once worked as an arts & crafts volunteer with homeless children at a Harlem shelter.
Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman once worked as a secretary at a Ney York vacuum brake company.
Shawn Michaels
Before his career as a professoinal wrestler, Shawn Michaels worked as a cook in a pizza restaurant.
Bette Midler
Midler once worked at a pineapple processing factory.
Eddie Money
Eddie Money was a NYC Police Officer before he became a famous singer.
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn was discovered while she was working on an assembly line at the Radio Plane Munitions factory in Burbank, California. A photographer was there doing an article on women's contributions to the war.
Demi Moore
Demi Moore worked in a collection agency at one time.
Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore got her break when a FedEx employee heard her at a recording studio. He happened to know the head of A&R at Epic Records and sent her (unfinished) demo to him.
Alanis Morissette
As a child, Alanis Morissette appeared in five episodes of the Canadian children's show "You Can't Do That on Television." She would also later appear on Ed McMahon's "Star Search."
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally (Karen on Will and Grace) said that she used to teach ballet to young kids.
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy appeared in TV commercials for Pizza Hut and Skittles at age 13. She also appeared in episodes of Murphy Brown, Blossom and Frasier in the early 1990s.
Many people don't know that Brittany Murphy has done the voice of Luanne on King of the Hill since 1997.
Bill Murray
Bill Murray sold chestnuts outside of a grocery store.
Mike Myers
Myers started his career on a Canadian kids show - "Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid."


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