15 Popular Celebrities Who Worked As Waiters And Waitresses Before Getting Famous
Unless you are born into a family that has a footing in the entertainment industry, getting in can be quite hard. This is why many of our now famed and beloved actors began working small jobs to pay the bills while trying to get into Hollywood.
Where do these struggling actors work? The most common answer is actually as waiters. Yes, many of our famous and beloved actors and actresses began working as waiters and waitresses before going big in Hollywood. Here are some of today’s most famous actors whose first jobs included being waiters and waitresses.
She is best known to be in the ‘Transformers’ film franchise as well as the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. She has been regarded as one of the most beautiful and desirable women in Hollywood for years. When Megan was young she started working as a waitress in small restaurants. Believe it or not, this was a good thing as this is where she was spotted by a modeling agent.
Renee Zellweger began her career in the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation’ and gained worldwide fame thanks to the ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ films. She won an Oscar for her performance in the movie ‘Cold Mountain’. But, did you know that she had to work as a cocktail waitress at a Sugar’s Go-Go lap dancing club in Austin, Texas when her father lost his job.
The comedian and actor had a long road from being a dishwasher at the seafood chain ‘Red Lobster’ in 1989 on Queens Boulevard to the star he is today. He said multiple times during his stand up that he never got a raise or promotion. He also said that they had kept him in the back as they didn’t want people to think shrimp ruined your teeth.
She began her modeling career when she was 11 and her acting career at 15. She has said in multiple interviews that she did not dream of the success she has today. At the age of 17, she worked as a waitress at a retirement community. This was before she went on to star in the now cult classic ‘Mean Girls’.
She is now a voice for social taboos and controversial topics. The comedian and actor does not feel shy talking about things that would make others comfortable. She was seen in ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’. Before her career began she worked as a cocktail waitress in a Mexican restaurant called ‘La Cantina’.