Celebrities share their first jobs with theSkimm

Published on: Sep 16, 2019fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

We all have to start somewhere.

So we asked some of our favorite celebrities to share the stories behind their first jobs. Turns out "celebs – they're just like us!" isn't just a tabloid tagline.

Ann Curry

Ann Curry was the first woman *and* the first woman of color at the local Oregon station where she started her journalism career.

Troian Bellisario

Pretty Little... Latte? Troian Bellisario was learning how to make everyone's favorite caffeinated beverages at The Coffee Bean before she starred on Pretty Little Liars.

O-T Fagbenle

"The Handmaid's Tale" star O-T Fagbenle (and his accent) made ad sales cold-calls way back when.

Jonathan Van Ness

Long before he was the resident hair stylist on "Queer Eye," JVN was a waiter with an affinity for leftover French fries.

Julia Stiles

1 of the 10 Things We Love About Our Jobs... interviewing celebrities about their careers. Julia started on stage before she was in front of the camera.

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