Celebrities' jobs before they were famous

Published On: Sep 05 2012 02:19:39 PM PDT   Updated On: Nov 27 2014 11:00:00 PM PST

Even the biggest celebrity had to start somewhere. With that in mind, check out what these stars did for a living before they became famous.

celebrity first jobs - Ellen DeGeneres
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After one semester at the University of New Orleans, Ellen DeGeneres left to work as a paralegal at a law firm with her cousin. Before finding fame as a stand-up comedian, she also sold clothes at department stores and worked as a waitress, a house painter, a hostess and a bartender.

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