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.
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.