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Celebrities have a few things in common with the rest of us ... what did they do, Before They Were Stars.
60 quizzes and 630 trivia questions.
1.
  Celebs Who Went Greek    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about famous people and what fraternities and sororities named by Greek letters, if any, they were associated with. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, May 10 24
Average
PootyPootwell gold member
May 10 24
207 plays
2.
  Before They Were Stars They Were 'Horrorable' 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever watched a horror movie and thought 'that looks just like ____'? Well, if that blank is filled with the name of a big TV or movie star, it could be true. Many stars started the 'biz' in horror movies.
Difficult, 10 Qns, suzi_greer, Nov 14 10
Difficult
suzi_greer
443 plays
3.
  10 Question What I Did Before You Knew Me Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Check out some of the former occupations of these major stars. They're good for some chuckles.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 06 22
Very Easy
rossian editor
Jan 06 22
612 plays
4.
  What Was My First Job?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on how those big names of our movie and television screens first earned their living, before they became stars. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 21 21
Average
Creedy gold member
Mar 21 21
3056 plays
5.
  Famous Child Stars   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many child stars living or deceased can you recall?
Average, 10 Qns, heavensarrow, Sep 17 23
Average
heavensarrow gold member
Sep 17 23
5989 plays
6.
  Celebrities Who Stuttered As Children   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz gives you ten famous people who, surprisingly, stuttered as children. Given their very public professions, they are all the more remarkable for having overcome this distressing condition.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 26 15
Easier
Creedy gold member
1972 plays
7.
We often think of celebs in the context of their careers, but what if life had taken a different turn? Can you match these ten actors who played either football or basketball in college with their position and alma mater?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Jan 07 23
Average
Red_John
Jan 07 23
121 plays
8.
  Before They Made It Big   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are some big stars that have played some little parts in movies you may not know about, or maybe just forgot about.
Average, 10 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Nov 29 23
Average
bigjohnsludge gold member
Nov 29 23
1062 plays
9.
  Child Stars Past and Present   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Child Star is a great phenomenon of Hollywood. See how much you know about child stars of the past and present.
Tough, 15 Qns, nic6987, Mar 01 04
Tough
nic6987
6781 plays
10.
  NFL Players Turned Hollywood Stars   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some NFL players are just as talented off the field as they are on the field. Can you name these football players turned actors?
Easier, 10 Qns, Ctvega, Jun 14 18
Easier
Ctvega
Jun 14 18
785 plays
11.
  Amusing Facts about the Stars   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are a few comical or tragicomic things I've learned about the big name stars over time. Have fun doing the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Dec 27 23
Average
Creedy gold member
Dec 27 23
1598 plays
12.
  I Want to be an Adult When I Grow Up!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about former child and teenage actors who wanted to be adult stars when they grew up.
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, Jul 15 13
Average
AlonsoKing
1197 plays
13.
  Their Jobs Before Stardom   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These ten celebrities initially had some very different jobs before moving on to the careers for which they became famous. Can you work them out? Look for clues in the questions. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 28 15
Average
Creedy gold member
668 plays
14.
  Oscar Winners & Nominees Who Were On Soap Operas   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Soap Operas are often looked down upon within the entertainment industry, but some of the Academy Awards most hailed and respected performances came from actors who worked in this medium. The information in this quiz is as of June 2007.
Tough, 10 Qns, christina68, Sep 26 21
Tough
christina68
Sep 26 21
2669 plays
15.
  Waiter/Actor/Waiter    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Plenty of actors were waiters before they made it big....this subset played waiters after they became actors. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Mar 07 19
Easier
PootyPootwell gold member
Mar 07 19
676 plays
16.
  Celebrity School Daze   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here is a quiz on celebrities and where they went to school, or in some cases, where they didn't!
Difficult, 15 Qns, Bruyere, Dec 09 12
Difficult
Bruyere editor
2709 plays
17.
  And Then You Remember    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You're a world famous celebrity, appearing in many different movies, shows, and concerts. And then you remember you once did other stuff, like other people. Remember?
Average, 10 Qns, Lpez, Jul 25 22
Average
Lpez gold member
Jul 25 22
562 plays
18.
  Who's On What and What's On Next?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the birth name of a famous celebrity with questions relating to the stage shows or movies for which they were known under their adopted stage names. See if you can guess who's on what and what's on next.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 14 13
Average
Creedy gold member
1078 plays
19.
See if you can match the description with the name for these ten television and movie actors who won the Purple Heart while serving in the Armed Forces.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, May 23 19
Average
bernie73 gold member
May 23 19
385 plays
20.
  Universities To The Stars   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometimes it seems that our entertainment and sporting heroes are shallow, and some may be, but other are actually quite well educated. Let's look at some of them, and some of the universities to the stars.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, May 07 12
Easier
darksplash
737 plays
21.
  They Also Served   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many American actors/actresses served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Title of the quiz and some info from the book "They Also Served" by Scott Baron, MIE Publishing, 1998.
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Feb 02 15
Average
wjames gold member
505 plays
22.
  Celebrity Schoolmates   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Try to match the celebrity with his or her celebrity classmate...of course, they were not celebrities at the time.
Tough, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 29 17
Tough
nyirene330
334 plays
23.
  Before We Sought the "Fallen Madonna"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten actors and actresses from "'Allo 'Allo!" (1982-1992), telling about some of their other roles. Can you recognise them? The title of this quiz refers to the painting that is one of the overarching themes of the comedy series.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Oct 08 21
Average
JanIQ gold member
Oct 08 21
172 plays
24.
  Before They Were Famous...    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
You know them as huge stars today, but how well do you know their roots? Let's find out how much you really know about these popular artists!
Difficult, 20 Qns, Logan24, Sep 11 04
Difficult
Logan24
4304 plays
25.
  The Stars of "Glee": What They Used To Do    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz that looks at a history of the "Glee" cast members and some of their significant appearances, on stage and film, before joining one of the most talented and award winning, cast ensembles in a long time. Enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, Spaudrey, Apr 30 10
Tough
Spaudrey
1206 plays
26.
  Take this Before They Were Stars Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everybody knows a movie star's breakthrough movie, but can you guess their very first movie before they were stars?
Difficult, 10 Qns, cornbread5, Jul 10 13
Difficult
cornbread5
4047 plays
27.
  From Rags to Riches    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the rich and famous went through periods of being homeless and sometimes penniless. It may surprise you to see who some of these personalities are.
Tough, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Sep 19 10
Tough
funnytrivianna gold member
1019 plays
28.
  When I Was Younger    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before they were stars, this is how they started out. Small clues are given in the statements.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Feb 03 15
Average
pennie1478 gold member
464 plays
29.
  A Blank Canvas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all start out as a blank canvas. This quiz will not take you back to babyhood, but rather to celebrities and what they were before they applied their "paint" to become well known.
Average, 10 Qns, zippolover, Aug 03 13
Average
zippolover
584 plays
30.
  Before They Were Stars - Bollywood Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a look at some of the professions these Bollywood stars tried their hands at before striking gold on the big screen.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 30 15
Average
zorba_scank gold member
416 plays
31.
  They did WHAT in High School?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some celebrities were part of some interesting sports, clubs, and organizations in high School. Can you identify the celebrity from clues about past extracurricular activities?
Tough, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jun 13 15
Tough
coachpauly
316 plays
32.
  They Started on Reality TV    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Reality TV is full of people who want to be famous celebrities but only a few have succeeded. How many famous people do you know who were once reality celebrities?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Nov 25 20
Average
Joepetz gold member
Nov 25 20
200 plays
33.
  Today's Stars in Yesterday's Films    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Not everyone becomes a star overnight. Check out how well you remember some early performances in well known films by these established actors. Note: There's a pattern in the questions that may provide hints as you go along!
Tough, 15 Qns, zanneliza, Sep 05 05
Tough
zanneliza
2410 plays
34.
  Before They Were Stars They Were 'Horrorable' 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever watched a horror movie and thought 'that looks just like ____'? Well, if that blank is filled with the name of a big TV or movie star, it could be true. Many stars started the 'biz' in horror movies.
Average, 10 Qns, suzi_greer, Nov 05 10
Average
suzi_greer
829 plays
35.
  Actors' Other Lives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many actors weren't mainly actors until their big break. Others retired from acting, only to return much later. Still others gave up acting altogether. How much do you know about their other lives?
Difficult, 10 Qns, TonyTheDad, Mar 06 06
Difficult
TonyTheDad gold member
2822 plays
36.
  Not Just A Pretty Face    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz features beautiful women who have proven to have brains as well ... they are not just a pretty face!
Tough, 20 Qns, Ballykissangel, Jul 11 03
Tough
Ballykissangel
2967 plays
37.
  When I Was Young...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before most celebrities were famous, they went to college. What do you know about celebrities and their colleges? Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, triviaking162, May 09 12
Average
triviaking162
636 plays
38.
  Smarty Stars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This highlights the academic achievement of some of the brainy celebrities.
Average, 10 Qns, Ate_May, Aug 24 09
Average
Ate_May
1344 plays
39.
  Is it Jamie Kennedy or Seth Green?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I will ask a few questions that deal with the lives and careers of Jamie Kennedy and Seth Green. Enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, NalaMarie, Mar 16 21
Difficult
NalaMarie gold member
Mar 16 21
964 plays
40.
  Before They Were Famous    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Even the biggest stars had to start somewhere. I'll describe television and movie appearances by some well known actors and actresses, you try to guess who it is.
Difficult, 10 Qns, James76255, Mar 13 03
Difficult
James76255
1997 plays
41.
  Singers Turned Actors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many actors have tried out on film or theatre or television. Some have made it, some really stunk. Here are some questions about singers turned actors!
Tough, 10 Qns, RFletch118, Feb 19 13
Tough
RFletch118
5920 plays
42.
  Before They Were Stars They Were 'Horrorable' 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever watched a horror movie and thought 'that looks just like ____'? Well, if that blank is filled with the name of a big TV or movie star, it could be true. Many stars started the 'biz' in horror movies.
Tough, 10 Qns, suzi_greer, Mar 28 17
Tough
suzi_greer
548 plays
43.
  Previous Jobs of the Stars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You may know them from their famous TV or Hollywood roles, but what did they do to help pay the bills before the big bucks came rolling in? Good luck, and please, feedback is greatly appreciated!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Zeron7, Sep 26 13
Difficult
Zeron7
1994 plays
44.
  Aussies or Wannabes? (Actors and Actresses)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just for a bit of fun, are the following actors and actresses truly Australian (i.e., born in Australia) or do they just 'wannabe' Aussies?
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jul 20 03
Average
Engadine
1555 plays
45.
  Brains and Brawn    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features actors with more to them than meets the eye! Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, Ballykissangel, Mar 15 13
Tough
Ballykissangel
1909 plays
46.
  Celebrity Pitchmen    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some celebrities who have advertised products in the distant past, before or after they were stars.
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 08 14
Difficult
robert362
2108 plays
47.
  Before They Were Famous Too    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll list some early television and movie work, you guess which star I'm talking about.
Difficult, 10 Qns, James76255, Mar 27 03
Difficult
James76255
1156 plays
48.
  Outside the Actor's Studio    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sure they're big stars now. But do you know what they did before they were stars?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Jul 26 13
Difficult
Ilona_Ritter gold member
406 plays
49.
  Before They Were Stars They Were 'Horrorable' 4    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever watched a horror movie and thought 'that looks just like ____'? Well, if that blank is filled with the name of a big TV or movie star, it could be true. Many stars started the 'biz' in horror movies.
Difficult, 10 Qns, suzi_greer, Nov 18 10
Difficult
suzi_greer
419 plays
50.
  Aussies or Wannabes II? (Actors and Actresses)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just for a bit more fun, are the following actors and actresses truly Australian (i.e., born in Australia) or do they just 'wannabe' Aussies?
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jul 22 03
Average
Engadine
834 plays
51.
  Athletes Turned Actors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a look at some athletes who made the jump to the big screen.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 09 03
Tough
robert362
2196 plays
52.
  Previous Jobs Of The Rich And Famous    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Believe it or not some stars had regular jobs like you and I before hitting the big time. Here are a few questions on those stars former lives. Enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, kristian88, Sep 06 03
Difficult
kristian88
888 plays
53.
  Celebrity Colleges    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz tests your knowledge about where different celebrities went to college. I got most of the information from People.com. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, lucyz, Jun 01 02
Tough
lucyz
950 plays
54.
  They Had To Start Somewhere    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every celebrity had to start somewhere before they were stars. Some shows you might not have heard of, but believe me they exist. Choose which show the actor or actress was on. (As a regular and not a guest appearance.) Good luck and have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, sprinkles, Apr 24 20
Difficult
sprinkles
Apr 24 20
2101 plays
55.
  Famous Celebrity Sackings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Believe it or not, some famous movie stars were once human and worked for a living.... Some of them were rubbish at it as well...and sacked by their employers. Here are some of them. Enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, kristian88, Jul 26 03
Difficult
kristian88
927 plays
56.
  Their First Big Screen Roles!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many of today's big movie stars started off their film careers in bit parts or uncredited roles. Others began with a bang. Can you determine the movie star from the description of his or her first movie role?
Difficult, 10 Qns, jesseg, Mar 13 06
Difficult
jesseg
3088 plays
57.
  What College Did They Go To?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Actually, pick the person that did NOT go to the College mentioned.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Sarah606, Jan 22 10
Very Difficult
Sarah606
620 plays
58.
  Career Beginnings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about famous people and their former jobs. ( more to follow ) Enjoy
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, steiny1, Jun 01 02
Very Difficult
steiny1
2252 plays
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  Celebrity Schools    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Do you know your celebs? This is a quiz of where the stars went to school.
Average, 5 Qns, misskitty_87, Aug 10 16
Average
misskitty_87
2347 plays
60.
  Famous High Schools & Celebrities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know these famous high schools & the celebs who attended them?
Difficult, 10 Qns, joopie, Aug 27 21
Difficult
joopie
Aug 27 21
1019 plays

Before They Were Stars Trivia Questions

1. "It is I, Arthur Wormold. Or to be precise: that was my first recurring role in the TV series "Christmas with the Stars" (1963-1964) and "Hugh and I" (1965). What is my real name?"

From Quiz
Before We Sought the "Fallen Madonna"

Answer: Jack Haig

"It is indeed I, Jack Haig. In "Hugh and I" Terry Scott played a young bachelor, also named Terry Scott, aspiring to get rich without much effort, and he was aided and abetted in his shenanigans by Hugh Lloyd. Hugh played Terry's lodger, and Hugh's character was named .. Hugh Lloyd. You'd never guess, eh? Wallas Eaton (as Arthur Crispin) and I (as Arthur Wormold) played their neighbours. In "'Allo 'Allo!" I played the forger Roger Leclerc, who frequently dressed up as some weird salesman doing errands for the Resistance. Whenever I arrived at René's café, I lifted my glasses and delivered the line "It is I, Leclerc". Of course this was quite superfluous, for every other character recognized me immediately." Jack Haig was born in 1913 and died in 1989. As the role of Leclerc was already planned for the following seasons, Haig's successor Derek Royle was introduced as Ernest Leclerc, brother of Roger.

2. Which actor, best known for his leading role on the series "Grimm", got his start after appearing on "Road Rules: South Pacific" in 2003?

From Quiz They Started on Reality TV

Answer: Dave Giuntoli

Dave Giuntoli was born in Milwaukee and was discovered by MTV while attending college in St. Louis. He was cast on the twelfth season of the popular MTV reality show "Road Rules". He was one of the original contestants and lasted the entire journey to claim the handsome reward at the end show. He later competed on the spin-off "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: the Gauntlet" which also won as part of the "Road Rules" team. He is best known for his role on the long-running series "Grimm" where he plays Nick Burkhardt, a homicide detective who fights supernatural beings. He also plays Eddie on the drama "A Million Little Things" which is about a group of friends dealing with the aftermath of another friend's suicide.

3. This famous actress with Greek heritage worked as a telemarketer, bike messenger, and waitress before starring in the movie "Office Space" as a waitress without enough flair. What is the name of this friendly actress?

From Quiz Waiter/Actor/Waiter

Answer: Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, in 1969. John Aniston, her father, is also an actor, originating the role of Victor Kiriakis in the long-running daytime drama "Days of Our Lives". Jennifer was hugely successful as runaway bride Rachel Green in "Friends"; Rachel was a waitress in a coffee shop at one point. In "Office Space", Jennifer played Joanna, a waitress who is annoyed at her restaurant's requirement that their servers embellish their uniforms to demonstrate their flair.

4. Which former NFL defensive end has been seen in the movie "Idiocracy" (2006) as President Camacho and then as a NYPD sergeant in the Fox series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", which first aired in 2013?

From Quiz NFL Players Turned Hollywood Stars

Answer: Terry Crews

Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University on a athletic, as well as an art, scholarship. He was drafted by the LA Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL draft. He played in the NFL until he retired in 1997. During his career, he also played for the Redskins, Eagles and Chargers. Crews plays President Camacho, who is the leader of the US 500 years into the future. The collective intelligence of the people has gone down in the time set in the movie and the world is in danger of starvation. In "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" he plays Sgt. Jeffords, who is the lovable sergeant in charge of the detectives in the 99th precinct. In addition to his TV and movie roles, he did star in a series of rather humorous Old Spice TV ads. Luke Wilson also appeared in "Idiocracy" but was not an NFL player. Alex Karras was an NFL player-turned actor, but did not appear in either of the mentioned shows. Dirk Blocker plays Detective Hitchcock in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

5. This famous guy had a tiny non-speaking part in the 1982 movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" playing one of Brad Hamilton's buddies. In 1997, he would have a serious "Face Off" with another famous actor. Who is this guy?

From Quiz Before They Made It Big

Answer: Nicolas Cage

It was a non-speaking part and you only see Cage for a few seconds standing with Brad in the school parking lot, just before Arnold walks up and asks Brad if he could work at All American Burger. In the credits, he is listed as Nicolas Coppola. He is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola.

6. Who was the star of the very popular 1999 "Notting Hill", who had quite a marked stutter as a child?

From Quiz Celebrities Who Stuttered As Children

Answer: Hugh Grant

English actor Hugh Grant was born in London in 1960 into a reasonably aristocratic family. He is famous for such delightful romantic comedies as the 1999 "Notting Hill". With the lovely Julia Roberts as his co-star, it relates the story of a famous American film star, Anna Scott, and her on again, off again romance with William Thacker, a shy bookshop owner in Notting Hill, London. This is a lovely story with a superb cast of characters, and has a perfect ending. Incidentally, Julia Roberts was also a stutterer as a child. Part of Hugh's characteristics in this role are a little hesitancy in speech at times and a slight stutter, characteristics he brings to many films, and for which he has been sometimes panned by the critics. Hugh, however, is not producing those endearing qualities artificially. He overcame a bad stutter as a child, but occasionally these emerge in his many movie roles. Remarkably, he has made them a part of his many portrayals, so much so that, rather than making us aware of same, they slip easily and unobtrusively into our enjoyment of the personality of his characters.

7. When I was younger and before I saw my silver lining, I was an assistant nurse at the children's camp my parents ran. Who am I?

From Quiz When I Was Younger

Answer: Jennifer Lawrence

Before Jennifer Lawrence fell up the steps of the Dolby Theater, while going to accept her first Oscar, she played a mascot on the USA series "Monk". Her first Oscar nomination in 2011 came from the independent movie, "Winter's Bone". In 2013, Jennifer Lawrence accepted her first Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Silver Lining's Playbook".

8. One of this famous British woman's first acting roles was playing a sperm on roller skates. Can you name her?

From Quiz Their Jobs Before Stardom

Answer: Victoria Beckham

Born in 1974, Victoria Beckham nee Adams is a British business woman, fashion designer of sorts, singer and model. She initially rose to fame as one of the members of the singing group, the Spice Girls, but by 2013 was considered to be one of the top 100 richest and most powerful women in the United Kingdom. And to think it all began as a sperm on roller skates, played on the British television show "Body Matters". Imagine the success her life would have been if she remained in that worthy career. Of the other three choices above - those women are American born celebrities.

9. Which world famous actress was a Coppertone Girl at age three, but then had to wait another three years (a whole lifetime!) before securing her first acting role?

From Quiz A Blank Canvas

Answer: Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster was born in 1962. Her first acting role was in a 1968 episode of "Mayberry R.F.D." This winner of many awards, including Oscars, has gone on to star, produce and direct. Three of her most famous films were "Silence of the Lambs", "The Accused" and "Little Man Tate". The third of these she starred in and directed.

10. Jon Hamm was on "Ally McBeal" but what did he do before he was a star?

From Quiz Outside the Actor's Studio

Answer: dishwasher

Jon Hamm was born March 10, 1971. He is probably best known for playing Don Draper on "Mad Men". The information about him being a dishwasher was found at "Before They Were Famous" on the Fox News website.

11. Which actor starred in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004) and was a student at the University of Southern California?

From Quiz When I Was Young...

Answer: Will Ferrell

Will studied Sports Broadcasting at USC. He graduated in 1990. Will became famous for his many roles on the TV show "Saturday Night Live". He played the lead role in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004) and one of the leads in "Step Brothers" (2008).

12. When he was a boy, Mr Masculinity himself, Robert De Niro, had a rather pale skin. What dairy name was he promptly given by his class mates?

From Quiz Amusing Facts about the Stars

Answer: Bobby Milk

Kids are so awful - and just a little bit funny - at the nicknames they come up with for their classmates. De Niro soon toughened up as a result and began hanging round with other street kids in New York where he grew up. Many of these early childhood friends are still his best friends today, so he couldn't have been too bruised by the nickname. I wouldn't dream of calling this brilliant but rather frightening actor anything but Sir. Born in 1943, De Niro completely absorbs himself in whatever character he is playing. Just as an example of the range of his acting skills, take the terrifying ex-convict out for revenge that he played in the 1991 film "Cape Fear" and then contrast it against his hilarious role as an over the top retired cat-loving CIA operative in the 2000 film "Meet the Parents". De Niro has been nominated very many times for acting awards and won an Academy Award for his roles in the 1974 film "Godfather Part II" and the 1980 film "Raging Bull".

13. The beautiful and elusive Greta Garbo first began work in what unlikely occupation?

From Quiz What Was My First Job?

Answer: Soap-lather girl in a barbershop

Swedish born Garbo (1905-1990) was one of Hollywood's most beautiful women to ever grace the screen. There was something about her face that drew the camera irresistibly, and her skin had a shimmering translucence to it that was astonishly lovely. The film for which she is best remembered, perhaps, is the 1936 production of "Camille". In this movie she played a dying woman of great beauty who had been the mistress of a rich man, but who had fallen in love with another younger, more or less penniless fellow. This great star, who remained as mysterious as any of her screen characters, indeed started out her working life as a soap-lather girl in a barbershop. It was there she met the son of a famous department store owner who gave her a job, firstly as a clerk and then as a model. From that she graduated to film and massive stardom. In her early forties, tired of Hollywood and the artificiality of its life, she completely retired from the screen, and became a recluse in a secluded New York apartment. She died there, unmarried and childless, at the age of 84.

14. 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' is a pretty well known horror movie. Someone who became a big star was in that movie. Who was it?

From Quiz Before They Were Stars They Were 'Horrorable' 1

Answer: Johnny Depp

This slasher film from Wes Craven was released in 1984. Johnny Depp played Glen Lantz, a friend of protagonist Nancy Thompson (played by Heather Langenkamp). Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund) came out of dreams to terrorize the community. This was Depp's debut and he died in the movie. Good thing it didn't end his career or we wouldn't have had years of '21 Jump Street' on TV and all those wonderful pirate movies.

15. This "First Lady of Song" started out homeless on the streets of Harlem in New York City, U.S.A. Who was she?

From Quiz From Rags to Riches

Answer: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 to June 15, 1996) lived on the streets of New York City when she was a teenager. Home was the streets of Harlem, for about a year. On November 21, 1934, at the age of seventeen, she entered a singing talent contest at the Apollo Theater and won. Her jazz career soared earning her fourteen Grammy awards, one of which was for Lifetime Achievement (1967). This impressive woman, who was awarded several other awards, went from rags to riches with great dignity and respect.

16. Which television series starred Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez?

From Quiz Who's On What and What's On Next?

Answer: The West Wing

Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez was the birth name of Martin Sheen who was born in 1940. He is the father of a very impressive family of actors which includes Charlie Sheen, and Emilio and Ramon and Renee Estevez. He is also the brother of actor, Joe Estevez. The TV series, "The West Wing" in which he played the role of the President of the United States, ran for seven years, from 1999 until 2006.

17. Matthew Morrison, Will Schuester on "Glee", had a spotty history on television before "Glee", but his biggest exposure came when he nabbed the role of Link Larkin in the 2002 Broadway production of what musical?

From Quiz The Stars of "Glee": What They Used To Do

Answer: Hairspray

"Hairspray" had a long history, starting as a 1988 John Waters movie, becoming a musical in 2002 (the one that Matthew was in) based on the original movie, then again becoming a different movie in 2007 based on the musical. The musical dealt with the racial integration of an "American Bandstand"-like show in the 1960s. Matthew Morrison has demonstrated his singing and dancing ability on "Glee" numerous times, so it is no surprise, given his youthful looks that he fit right in to the teen idol role of Link Larkin.

18. This celebrity graduated from Columbia University. She starred as Rachel Dawes, a lawyer in the 2008 film "The Dark Knight," a story of Bruce Wayne's war against organized crime in Gotham.

From Quiz Smarty Stars

Answer: Maggie Gyllenhaal

She graduated from Columbia University, where she earned Bachelor of Arts in English. Her first film was "Waterland"(1992). It was directed by her father, Stephen Gyllenhaal.

19. Vince Vaughn made it to the big time for his role in 1996's "Swingers". What was his very first film in 1993?

From Quiz Before They Were Stars

Answer: Rudy

"Rudy" is based on the true story of a young man's dream to play football at Notre Dame. The movie stars Sean Astin and Ned Beatty. Vince Vaughn plays the part of Jamie O'Hara. Vaughn was born in Minneapolis in 1970, and was accepted into Yale University, but never attended.

20. She appeared on both "One Life To Live" and "As The World Turns" and her win at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1992 was surrounded by rumours that her name was mistakenly read by the presenter, and that she was not the actual winner. Who is she?

From Quiz Oscar Winners & Nominees Who Were On Soap Operas

Answer: Marisa Tomei

Marisa's win for Best Supporting Actress as Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny" has often been considered a fluke, and many disparaging comments have been made about her acting ability. Being nominated again in 2001 as Natalie Strout in "In The Bedroom" did nothing to dispel these rumours.

21. Which Oscar-nominated actress played a waitress and flirted with Aidan Quinn in 1993's "Benny & Joon"?

From Quiz Today's Stars in Yesterday's Films

Answer: Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her work in "Far From Heaven" (2002). She was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for "The Hours" (2002).

22. Movie great Sidney Poitier once worked in a job involving parking cars. He didn't last too long in this profession, however, and was soon sacked because ______________ ?

From Quiz Famous Celebrity Sackings

Answer: he couldn't drive

Fortunately Poitier went on to act in such classic films as: "Blackboard Jungle"(1955), "The Defiant Ones"(1958), "Porgy and Bess"(1959) and "In The Heat Of The Night"(1967).

23. Born April 6, 1946 this actor had a job as a lion-cage cleaner before finding his vocation in acting. He hit his first acting job in "A Party At Kitty And Stud's" in 1970. Who is he?

From Quiz Previous Jobs Of The Rich And Famous

Answer: Sylvester Stallone

The film was later re-titled "The Italian Stallion" giving him his nickname. Sly actually received Oscar nominations for "Rocky" in 1976 for acting and screenplay.

24. Long before winning the Academy Award, this actor made guest appearances as a stoner on "Taxi" and a childhood rival of Fonzie on "Happy Days". Who is he?

From Quiz Before They Were Famous

Answer: Tom Hanks

Hanks also appeared on "The Love Boat" and in the 1980 horror movie "He Knows You're Alone". More than a decade later he would win back to back Oscars for 1993's "Philadelphia" and 1994's "Forrest Gump".

25. Dennis Farina, star of such movies as "Midnight Run" and "Get Shorty" and TV shows "In-Laws" and "Crime Story", had this occupation before becoming an actor.

From Quiz Actors' Other Lives

Answer: Policeman

Once claimed in an interview that as a Chicago cop he was such a bad shot, he earned the nickname "The Great Wounder."

26. "There's something about an aqua velva man" was the pitch used to promote an after shave. Who was the sexy blonde singing the lyric on tv?

From Quiz Celebrity Pitchmen

Answer: Mamie Van Doren

"I get a warm romantic notion when you use aqua velva lotion - that's how our romance began. Because there's something about an aqua velva man." She convinced me.

27. On "Beverly Hills 90210" which academic high school year lasted 2 years in TV time?

From Quiz Famous High Schools & Celebrities

Answer: Junior

They were juniors from 1990-1992 and finally graduated in the 1992-1993 season.

28. Who would have thought that this 'ditzy' actress has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in biology from Vassar College. You know her as Pheobe from the TV sitcom 'Friends'.

From Quiz Not Just A Pretty Face

Answer: Lisa Kudrow & Kudrow

Lisa's father was a physician. When she graduated from college she thought that she wanted to pursue a career in research and she worked for a while with her father. Then the acting bug struck! The rest is history!

29. This famous TV Dad was an ordained minister, and continued to practice teaching the gospel for many years after the much-loved show in which he appeared was off the air. Who was this clergyman and actor?

From Quiz Previous Jobs of the Stars

Answer: Hugh Beaumont (Leave It To Beaver)

Beaumont held an M.S. in Theology and was ordained in 1946. He continued to both study and practice divinity until his death in 1982 while on a trip to Munich.

30. Where did Madonna work when she first came to New York City?

From Quiz Before They Were Famous...

Answer: Dunkin' Donuts

Madonna first worked behind the counter at a Dunkin' Donuts when she first came to New York City. She has, of course, went on to become one of the most famous people to ever grace the earth. However, at the premiere of the James Bond film, "Die Another Day" (in which she has a cameo as a lesbian fencing instructor), Madonna was introduced to Queen Elizabeth. The Queen took Madonna's hand and said, "So you sing, do you?" Apparently the Palace does not have radio or television.

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