·Nicki Minaj, Red Lobster Waitress: Nicki has repeatedly discussed her pre-fame job as a waitress, but even she’d tell you it wasn’t her forte. She was fired from Red Lobster after she followed a couple who’d stolen her pen into the parking lot and flipped them off.
·Jon Hamm, Porn Set Dresser: You know Jon as the incredibly suave Don Draper, but back in 1996, he worked as a set dresser for soft-core porn movies that aired on Cinemax. “It was soul-crushing,” he said.
·Meghan Markle, Calligrapher: Before she was a Suits actress or the future wife of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was a professional calligrapher. She worked at Paper Source and actually addressed the invitations for Robin Thicke’s wedding to Paula Patton.
·Brad Pitt, Chicken Costume Wearer: Brad Pitt’s first job in Hollywood was at an El Pollo Loco chicken restaurant, where he had to stand outside in a chicken costume and wave at passing would-be customers.
·Gabourey Sidibe, Phone Sex Operator: Before she landed her career-making role in the movie Precious, Gabourey worked as an operator on a phone-sex line for three years. “I was actually pretty good at it,” she toldPeople in 2017.
· Kanye West, Gap Sales Associate: Before he was designing his own Yeezy collections, Kanye worked as a sales associate at the Gap during his teen years.
·Taraji P. Henson, Tina Turner Cover Singer: Prior to introducing the world to the wonder of Cookie Lyon, Taraji P. Henson worked a few jobs to pay off her student loans. She was a secretary at the Pentagon, but also sang Tina Turner covers on a Potomac River cruise ship.