Everyone’s gotta start somewhere. Many of today’s famous actors, actresses, and even pop stars used to be dish washers, telemarketers, and even bagged groceries. But some got lucky and getting their big break on movies and shows that were already a break out series – like The Sopranos. The HBO hit series was the first home to many of today’s famous faces. Check them out here…
Will Arnett is best known for his goofy role on Arrested Development. But when he was on The Sopranos, he played a very serious undercover FBI agent.
Before he was the guy behind Hamilton, Lin had a brief cameo on The Sopranos, playing a hotel bellman who is being very evasive when Tony and Pauly start questioning him.
Michael B. Jordan
Sure, Michael B’s claim to fame was on the HBO hit: The Wire. But it was that HBO hit many years back where Michael B got his start playing a rough and tumble Newark bully in a Tony Soprano flashback scene.
Michael K. Williams
Yet another famed Wire star got his start on The Sopranos. Michael K. played Ray Ray – a crime-connected thug – which is not that different from his role as Omar, which made him famous.
Once you’re in the HBO family, you stay there – as is proof of Veep’s Tony Hale who played a nurse who gave Uncle Junior his chemotherapy on The Sopranos.
We all know who lady Gaga is. But many don’t know who she was. At least when she was on The Sopranos as a 15-year-old pot smoking brunette.
Almost through all our actors named Michael here, Michael Kelly played an FBI agent on The Sopranos long before he was Doug Stamper on House Of Cards.
You may remember Cristin Milioti as “the mother” from How I Met Your Mother much more than you’ll remember her as Catherine, Johnny Sack’s daughter.
Remember Massive Genius, the rapper who had plenty of unfinished business with Hesh? Well That was Bokeem Woodbine of the famed FX series.
If you forgot the kid with the bowl hair cut who was A.J.’s friend, surely you remember Paul from blockbusters such as 12 Years a Slave, as well as Love & Mercy.
We all know Mike from his long standing career as a stand-up comedian, along with his comedic roles on sitcoms like Uncle Buck. But his first ever role was one where he stole A.J.’s science teacher’s car, which ultimately had him facing the wrath of Pauly and Big Pussy.
Matthew Weiner is not much of an actor, even though he played Manny Safier on The Sopranos – a show which he also wrote and produced. Just like another hit HBO series you might have heard called Mad Men.