Before They Were Famous: 10 Stars And Their Tiny Screen Roles

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Everyone has to climb the ladder of success, and that includes our favorite stars. Believe it not, everyone from Eva Longoria to Jessica Alba took on small (sometimes even uncredited!) roles in movies and TV shows before they made it big. See where these celebs got their start:


1. Eva Longoria in '90210'

Eva Longoria's very first role was as an uncredited flight attendant on an episode of 90210. She only has a few lines, but we can already see her star power blossoming!

2. Sara Ramirez in 'You’ve Got Mail'

Long before she was Dr. Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy, Sara Ramirez played a moody cashier in this iconic scene from the 1998 rom-com You’ve Got Mail. 

3. Adam Rodriguez in 'Felicity'

Adam Rodriguez appeared on three episodes of Felicity, as a record company exec who spots Julie performing. These clips are definitely worth a watch...if only to spot Adam with one a fantastic afro. 

4. Alexis Bledel in 'Rushmore'

Before she hit it big as Rory Gilmore on Gilmore GirlsAlexis Bledel took on an uncredited role in the cult classic Rushmore. Catch her directly to the right of Jason Schwartzman

5. Alexa Vega in 'Twister'

Sure, we all remember Alexa Vega from her work on Spy Kids, but the actress actually started even younger than that! Vega appeared as a younger version of Helen Hunt in the 1996 thriller Twister. 

6. Morena Baccarin in 'How I Met Your Mother'

Before this Brazilian beauty stole the spotlight on Homeland, she played the quirky, cute barista whom Marshall woos during his brief separation from Lily. Unfortunately, things go downhill for the budding couple when the gang discovers she has "Crazy Eyes."

7. Tyler Posey in 'Maid in Manhattan'

Tyler Posey, the star of Teen Wolf, originally got his start playing Jennifer Lopez's adorable son, Ty, in the 2002 film Maid in Manhattan. 

8. Odette Annable in 'Kindergarten Cop'

Odette Annable first hit the big screen as one of the adorable kindergarten children Arnold Schwarzenegger teaches in the comedy Kindergarten Cop. Fast forward to 1:25 to catch a quick peek at her character, Rosa! So cute! 

9. Jennifer Lopez in 'In Living Color'

Before she landed the role of a lifetime in the movie SelenaJLO was a Bronx girl who danced her way onto America's television sets. Lopez was one of 'The Fly Girls' on In Living Color from 1991 to 1993. Check out the footage from her first episode on the show below: 

10. Jessica Alba in 'Never Been Kissed'

Sure, at this point, she'd already appeared in cult-classics like Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack, but it was her role in Never Been Kissed that proved to audiences she was going to be a huge star. Gorgeous Alba played Kirsten, one of the three popular students who attempt to make Drew Barrymore's character miserable. Luckily, Alba had one of the best lines of the movie. Watch below;