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Cheer-Up! 10 Big Celebrities Who Used To Be Waiters Before They Became Famous In Hollywood Are Totally Revealed!

Hollywood industry never fails to astonish us. Whether it is something surprising about celebrities’ lives or some facts that we didn’t know before, we are bound to get amazed with the industry. When we talk about the lives of our beloved celebrities, we know that it is not perfect but today we will be spilling some shocking yet amazing facts about your favorite celebrities and their past lives.

We all love a good riches to rags story, right? Well, here are 10. Today with this article we will be presenting you the list of celebrities who were waiters before they made it big in the Hollywood industry.

1. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston rose to fame with her role in the world-famous sitcom ‘Friends’. The character of Rachel Green soon reached every corner of the world that got Jennifer Aniston the name and fame that she deserved. But you would be surprised to know that Jennifer Aniston used to be a waiter before she entered the Hollywood industry.

She used to work at Jackson Hole Burgers in Manhattan in New York City. At the restaurant, she had the coolest job boss ever who let her come back to waitressing whenever she wanted to and she was also free to leave to pursue her dream whenever she wanted. Jennifer said, “If I got a crappy little play down on 13th street or whatever awesome job I thought I had received,” she mused, “he would let me go for two or three months, and they would always let me come back. My job was always there.”

2. Amy Adams

The famous American actress, who is among the highest-paid actresses in the world, also had to wait tables before she made her name in the Hollywood industry. Amy Adams who is famous for her role in famous movies like Julie and Julia, Enchanted, American Hustle, and Arrival, was once a waitress in Hooters.

As Amy Adams explained, ‘It was a great job out of high school,’ she explained. ‘I was a hostess at first and then I waited tables for a while and it was a great way to earn money for a car!’ She also mentioned that she used to get 7 dollars an hour for her job, which was a fortune for her at the time.

3. Sandra Bullock

Another big name in the Hollywood industry who was once a waitress is Sandra Bullock. She certainly has an impressive career in the Hollywood industry today but back in the day, her job used to be of a waitress, a bartender and a hostess.

You would be surprised to know that Jennifer Coolidge also used to be a co-worker at the bar with her. In an interview, while talking about Sandra Bullock, she said, “She was actually the hostess and I was the cocktail waitress. She ended up getting my shifts because I had such bad attendance.”

4.  Megan Fox

Megan Fox is a famous American Actress. But before she got cast in various famous movies and TV shows, she also used to be a waitress at a diner. Earlier, she used to have many fights with her mother. While talking about it, she said once, “When I was 10, I stole her purse and ran away. I went to the mall and spent everything she had. She obviously had enough of me.”

Megan and her family used to be really poor and then she also had to work as a waitress. She then arrived in LA to pursue her dream and at the time she only had 2000 euros with her, and nowhere to live and no car as well. Megan said, “I had 2 choices: become a hooker or get a job.” While doing her job, she was spotted by a model agent and then she soon started modeling. Later she started getting acting projects and we all know how successful she got.

5. Chris Rock

Chris Rock who is among the well-recognized actors of today’s time used to wait tables in his early years. Apart from being a waiter, he was also a dishwasher at a famous seafood chain, named ‘Red Lobster’.

“I used to scrape shrimp into the garbage can and then load up the dishwasher. That was my real job,” he has said on stage. “I never got a raise, I never got a promotion. They kept me in the back because I had really f—ed-up teeth and they didn’t want people to think that shrimp f—ed up your teeth.”

6. Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt and his goofiness are all over Hollywood. He is certainly one of the most likable personalities in the industry. But today’s reality was yesterday’s dream for him. He used to be a waiter at a restaurant in Beverly Hills. Pratt also explained that, at the restaurant, he worked at, the tips were not good and due to his financial situation, he used to eat leftovers off the plates of his customers as he was not able to buy his own food.

‘That’s how I ate. I had no money. ‘No one was coming to the restaurant so I wasn’t making any tips. It was a place I’d go to eat.’

7. Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore who made her name in the Hollywood industry by herself graduated in performing arts from Boston University. At the time she was also attending countless auditions.

While talking about her experience of working as a waitress, she said, ‘I’m a worker,’ she says. ‘I was a good waitress because if you ask me to do a job, I’ll do it, no matter what it is. ‘

8. Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm, before he got famous for his acclaimed performance as Don Draper. used to have many minimum wage jobs such as a busboy, dishwasher, and waiter. While talking about this, he said in an interview, “Working in a restaurant is a good life lesson for anybody. I learned how to be nice to people and to ask for help when I need it.”

Jon Hamm also believes that his experience at doing these minimum wage jobs helped him become better at his job as an actor. He also claims that if he was not working in a restaurant, he may not be able to work in Hollywood.

9. Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried belongs to the rare category of people who dream small but achieve bigger. When she was younger, she thought the best she can do is become a waitress or a broadway singer at the most. At the age of 17, she used to work as a waitress in a retirement community but at the time, even she didn’t know that she will go on to be starred in superhit and classic movies such as “Mamma Mia”, “Mean Girls. and “Red Riding Hood”.

10. Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman is a two-time Emmy award winner but did you know that her first job was as a waitress. She used to be a cocktail waitress in a Mexican restaurant that was called ‘La Cantina. Sarah Silverman also has this quote noted on her phone by Charlie Kaufman to remind herself to never give up: “Don’t worry about failure. Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure.”

Shockingly, at her job, she also faced sexual harassment. She also made a tweet about it that reads, “I was a waitress in HS. Boss called me in his office I was so scared. he just made small talk. looked d

own & he was stroking his penis…”

Final Thoughts

So these were all the celebrities who used to be waiters in their early days when they started working. With their passion and determination, they managed to make their way to stardom. Today they are very famous in their respective careers but back in the day, they had to face various struggles. These celebrities set an example for all of us, that regardless of how your situation is, you can always create a bright future for yourself. 

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