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

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Alias: Jennifer Garner and Bradley Cooper

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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

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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

4 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

5 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

6 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

7 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

 

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Sarah Paulson

8 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

9 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

10 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

11 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

 

The Get Down: Justice Smith

12 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

 

Crashing: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

13 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

14 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

15 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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.

 

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Broadchurch: Olivia Colman

16 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

17 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

18 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

 

Enlightened: Laura Dern

19 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

20 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

21 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

 

12 Monkeys: Emily Hampshire

22 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame

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

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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.

 

24 Actors And Actresses Who’ve Starred In TV Shows Before Their Fame


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Julias 8 month s ago
so basically actors who have been in more than 1 tv show....
       
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Jeanne 8 month s 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.
       
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Marvin 8 month s ago
Isn't Laura dern known from Jurassic Park?
       
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