All of those major celebrities that we know nowadays, started with minor roles or even worked as extras in the movies. They have earned their spot at the topmost famous celebrities list with a great deal of hard work and patience. We are sure that each one of them now will probably advise you not to give up on your dreams.
Here is a list of some fierce females and their minor roles, compiled by Diply.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
The highest paid actress started her career not with a regular role in a movie, but rather she played a mascot on the famous TV show Monk. Yes, you have read it right. But, look where is she now. Her role as Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook got her an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Way to go Jenny. Started from the bottom now you’re here.
2. Lucy Liu
You probably know the famous 48-year-old Lucy Liu as the star of Charlie’s Angels and Elementary. But, she started as one of the namesake’s ex-girlfriends in Jerry Macguire. She’s clearly worked her way well on up through the ranks!
3. Michelle Williams
The Golden Globe-nominated actress, had her first minor role in the TV show Home Improvement, as Brad’s girlfriend. Her career definitely improved since that role. The Oscar-nominated star played alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in the movie Shutter Island.
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4. Kerry Washington
Before becoming the fierce and unstoppable Olivia Pope in Scandal, the stunning forty-year old Kerry used to be a one-time character in TV shows such as ABC Afterschool Special, Standard Deviants, and even NYPD Blue.
5. Jennifer Garner
The 45-year-old actress played in several minor roles before her breakthrough film debut in Dude, Where’s My Car. Her more recognizable roles are as Jenna Rink in 13 Going On 30 and Eve in Dallas Buyers Club.
6. Amanda Seyfried
The amazing, super-famous Amanda Seyfried most definitely will stay remembered as Karen in Mean Grils. But that was just the start for her. She is now one of the most recognizable faces in the rom-com genre. The roles in Mama Mia, Dear John, and Letters To Juliet just prove that.
7. Emma Stone
Almost everyone knows Emma Stone now. But, the Emmy-winning actress made her debut in the comedy Superbad with a minor role as a fellow student.
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8. Eva Longoria
The 42-year-old actress born in Texas has become famous for her role in the TV show Desperate Housewives. But, you can see a young Eva Longoria in Beverly Hills 90210.
9. Jennifer Lopez
The Shades Of Blue star once was a backup dancer for New Kids on the Block. Jenifer Lopez a backup dancer? That’s hard to imagine.
10. Mila Kunis
The 34-year-old star became famous for her role as Jackie Burkhart in That ’70s Show. But, she also appeared in several commercials and even a few small TV roles as a child.
11. Kristen Bell
Now you’ll see her in TV shows as The Good Place or popular movies such as Bad Moms but before that, the 37-year-old actress had mini roles in movies.
12. Zoe Saldana
Right after appearing on the criminal show Law & Order, the New Jersey-born actress got a main role in the drama Center Stage.