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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.

Katey Sagal
Katey Sagal sang back-up for Bette Midler in 1979 as one of the Harlettes.
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler played Smitty (one of Theo's friends) in four episodes of The Cosby Show.
Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider once worked in an ice cream parlor washing dishes.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Before he was a superstar (and politician), Arnold Schwarzenegger spent a year in the Austrian army.
Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld once worked as a telephone salesmen selling LIGHTBULBS!.
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck made his first TV appearance as a college student on "The Dating Game."
Tom Selleck appeared in several failed TV pilots and commercials, including Pepsi-Cola and Chaz after shave, before hitting it big.
Shakira
Not everyone knows that while Shakira was still in high school, she released two albums that were big commercial flops.
Tupac Shakur
Tupac got his start in 1990 as a back-up dancer and roadie for the rap group Digital Underground. A year later he released his first solo album.
William Shatner
William Shatner studied dance at the National Ballet School of Canada.
Brooke Shields
Brooke Shield's modeling and film career began as an infant and continued throughout her childhood until she took a break from 1983 to 1987 to pursue a degree in French Literature at Princeton University.
Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue appeared in a 1982 commercial for the Whopper at Burger King.
Gene Simmons
When he was 13, Gene Simmons delivered the Long Island Star Journal in Queens, New York.
Gene Simmons (of KISS) was an elementary school teacher in Harlem and knows five languages.
During his first year of college in South Fallsberg, New York, Gene Simmons worked as a lifeguard at the Pines Hotel swimming pool.
Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons (founder of Def Jam Records) was fired from Orange Julius in high school.
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson auditioned for The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1992 but lost out to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra once worked as a riveter at the Tietjan and Lang shipyard.
Sisqo
Before recording his hit "The Thong Song," Sisqo and the members of Dru Hill worked at The Fudgery in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith used to be a stripper before she made it big. She also was the Guess Jeans model for years.
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey once worked as a stand-up comedian, shoe salesman, and a building superintendent.
David Spade
David Spade once worked at a skateboard shop.
Britney Spears
As a child, Britney Spears was an accomplished gymnast. In 1992, Spears appeared on Star Search (she lost) and then got her break as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993.
Tori Spelling
Before her giant success with Beverly Hills 90210, Tori Spelling once played Scheech's nerdy girlfriend, Violet on "Saved by the bell."
Steven Spielberg
Spielberg used to work outside keeping the bugs away from fruit trees.
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer was mayor of Cincinnati in the late 1970's.
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone got his break into the movie scene by acting in a 1970 adult film for $200. He was 24 years old.
Sylvester Stallone was an usher at a movie theater before hitting it big.
Stallone worked at the Central Park Zoo for a while tending the lion cages.
Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck was a fashion model and a Ziegfeld Follies Girl before landing a film role.
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani's first job was scrubbing floors at Dairy Queen.
George Steinbrenner
As a child, George Steinbrenner sold eggs from the family chicken farm to his neighbors.
Howard Stern
Howard originally worked as an ice cream truck driver selling ice cream to kids.
Steve-O
Before Steve-O found fame on MTV's Jackass, he attended Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and performed on Royal Carribean Cruise Lines.
Jon Stewart
Stewart worked as a busboy in a Mexican restaurant. His production company was later called "Busboy Productions".
While studying psychology at the College of William and Mary, Jon Stewart worked as a high school soccer coach.
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart had a business planning birthday parties.
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart was reportedly a grave digger at one time.
Sting
Sting has had several early occupations including school teacher, soccer coach and ditch digger.
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone began her career with guest appearances on Silver Spoons.
Barbra Streisand
Streisand worked as a waitress in a Chinese restaurant and also was a babysitter to the owner's children.
Kiefer Sutherland
As a teenager, one of Kiefer Sutherland's earliest acting credits was in a 1985 episode of "Amazing Stories" titled "The Mission." He played radio operator Static.
Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes worked as a procurement officer at the National Security Agency for five years before moving to New York City to start her comic career.


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