The First Jobs of Your Favorite Celebrities Revealed!

First jobs -- we all have to start somewhere. Maybe you flipped burgers at a fast food joint or perfected your fold working in retail.

Celebrities are no different. Click through below to find out how some of our celebs made ends meet before making the big bucks.

1. First Jobs: Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Before the actor graced the big screen with sensual dance moves on Magic Mike (and, you know, his other TV/film roles), Puerto Rican/Cuban cutie Adam Rodriguez worked as a stockbroker.

2. First Jobs: George Lopez

George Lopez

The Mexican American funny man worked in radio before making it big in the stand-up comedy world and television.

3. First Jobs: La La Anthony

La La Anthony

The incredibly hard-working La La Anthony worked as a programming assistant at an Atlanta-based radio station before breaking her way into television. The rest is a wrap.

4. First Jobs: Fergie


Before her voice entertained millions worldwide with her fellow Black Eyed Peas, Fergie dabbled in voiceover work – the pop star was once the voice of Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally in several Peanuts movies and was one of the original Sally voices for the series. Pretty cool, huh?

5. First Jobs: Chuy Bravo

Chuy Bravo

Before he snagged his coveted gig as Chelsea Handler’s late-night show sidekick, one of Chuy Bravo’s first jobs was finding hookers during the production of The Three Amigos

6. First Jobs: Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

The 43-year-old diva worked several odd jobs before catapulting to super-stardom, including a gig as a coat checker and another as a waitress.

7. First Jobs: Evelyn Lozada

Evelyn Lozada

The Puerto Rican reality TV star/businesswoman worked as an assistant to an entertainment attorney before she got picked to star in VH1’s Basketball Wives.

8. First Jobs: Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

The Spanish actor was quite a bit of things before becoming an actor – his jobs included being a bouncer, writer, construction worker, and a stripper (for one day only). 

9. First Jobs: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

While she struggled to make it in dancing, a very young J.Lo worked at a law firm during the day to make ends meet.

10. First Jobs: Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

As a struggling young actor, the handsome Antonio Banderas juggled work as a waiter and model.

11. First Jobs: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Way before she made the big bucks in Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria fetched fries and burgers at Wendy’s for six years. The Mexican American actress also worked at an automotive repair shop.

12. First Jobs: Paz Vega

Paz Vega

The 37-year-old Spanish actress mixed drinks as a bartender/bar waitress before making her television debut in the Spanish TV series, Menudo Es Mi Padre.

13. First Jobs: Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

Years before establishing herself as an international sex symbol, Raquel Welch (whose father was from Bolivia) worked as a local TV weather girl in San Diego, California. She was also a barmaid at one point. 

14. First Jobs: Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Can you believe the Cuban American actor once worked as a security guard for Nordstrom?

15. First Jobs: Mark Consuelos

Mark Consuelos

Yes, ladies. Actor/stud Mark Consuelos was a stripper before becoming an actor.