Everyone loves a good ‘rags-to-riches’ tale. Celebrities in particular are more respectable when you hear about their humble beginnings. It gives people a feeling of hope to hear about how their favourite actor or actress used to be earning minimum wage at a little known pub or restaurant. Here’s a list of actors who were waiters before they got their big break.
15. Megan Fox
Before she was cast in ‘Transformers’, Megan fox was a bit-part TV actress who worked as a waitress at a diner. She recalls her constant fights she had with her mother: “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.” When Megan arrived in LA, she had 2000 euros in her pocket, had nowhere to live and had no car. “I had 2 choices: become a hooker or get a job.” It was while she was doing her job that she got spotted by a model agent. Modelling soon turned into acting when she landed a role in the television show ‘Hope and Faith’. Soon after, she received a call from Paramount to audition for a ‘new action film’.
14. Chris Rock
Chris Rock has come a long way from working as a dishwasher at the seafood chain ‘Red Lobster’ in 1989 on Queens Boulevard. “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.”