Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame (22 pics + 2 gifs)

Posted in CELEBS       2 Jul 2020       2655       3

Alias: Jennifer Garner and Bradley Cooper

Before they were movie stars, these two famous faces appeared in a series that followed a double agent for the CIA.


Everwood: Chris Pratt and Sarah Drew

The series followed a young Chris Pratt before he became a dorky Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec or Star-Lord in the MCU. You might also recognize Sarah Drew, who became well-known on the hit tv series Grey’s Anatomy.


Dark Angel: Jessica Alba

She’s a gorgeous actress with a long list of acting credits, but in this series Jessica Alba was just getting started.


Stargate Atlantis: Jason Momoa

Before Game of Thrones and Aquaman, Jason Momoa played Ronon Dex in this sci-fi series.


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Roswell: Katherine Heigl and Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks landed his first acting role ever alongside Katherine Heigl before the two would go on to gain immense fame.


Undeclared: Charlie Hunnam, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel

The show follows a group of college freshmen starring a cast full of recognizable faces.


Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Sarah Paulson

You probably know Sarah Paulson from a few different things, including her roles on American Horror Story. Before her rise to fame, the actress starred in this series that follows a live sketch comedy show. The series also included Merritt Wever, Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, D.L. Hughley,


Friday Night Lights: Michael B. Jordan

While many are familiar with the show, you may not have noticed a young Michael B. Jordan before he would wind up in the MCU.


Misfits: Iwan Rheon

Iwan Rheon starred as a young convict in this series before going on to land the role of Ramsay Bolton on Game of Thrones.


My So-Called Life: Claire Danes, Jared Leto, and Wilson Cruz

All three of these actors gained their first notable acting credit from this one-season wonder.


The Get Down: Justice Smith

Before acting in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Justice Smith starred as Zeke in this series set in the ’70s.


Crashing: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

If you’ve seen the award-winning British show Fleagbag starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, then consider checking out this older show.


Party Down: Adam Scott

Before he was a lovable nerd on Parks and Rec or the asshole brother in Step Brothers, Adam Scott was a cast member of this series that follows struggling actors in L.A.


Firefly: Nathan Fillion

You may know him as the star of Castle, but before this hit show Nathan Fillion starred in a sci-fi show that only lasted one season.


Broadchurch: Olivia Colman

She won an Academy Award for The Favourite, but prior to this Olivia Colman starred as a police detective in this investigative series.


United States of Tara: Brie Larson and Toni Collette

Before she was Captain Marvel, Brie Larson played the daughter of a whacky woman with a dissociative personality disorder. The mother Tara was played by Toni Collette, who you probably recognize from Hereditary and Knives Out.

Girlfriends: Tracee Ellis Ross

Before she was Bow on Black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross starred in the series Girlfriends.


Enlightened: Laura Dern

Though she is known for her roles on Big Little Lies and Marriage Story, Laura Dern starred as character Amy in this quirky series.


My Mad Fat Diary: Jodie Comer

If you like Villanelle on Kiling Eve, check out Jodie Comer in her first major role on this British tv series.


Lincoln Heights: Chadwick Boseman

Before he became Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman appeared as Nate Sutton, the son of the protagonist in this series.


12 Monkeys: Emily Hampshire

If you’re a fan of Schitt’s Creek then you probably recognize actress Emily Hampshire. Before that hit comedy, she played a math genius in this sci-fi series.


Freaks and Geeks: Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, and Martin Starr

Most people know about the star-studded cast of the late ’90s show that only made it one season. It’s well worth a re-watch to see all these famous faces when they were younger.



Julias 1 month ago
so basically actors who have been in more than 1 tv show....
Jeanne 1 month ago
I respect that Colin Hanks didn't start out like his dad in goofy comedies. I think he was in an episode of Dexter also. He's been pretty good in the few things I've seen so far.
Marvin 1 month ago
Isn't Laura dern known from Jurassic Park?



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