TV Stars Before They Were Famous

Before they hit the big time on the small screen, celebs such as Ashton Kutcher were students, salespeople and, yes, even child actors. Find out what their lives were like before hitting it big. By Serena Kappes


Jamie-Lynn Sigler (right, in New York City in April) was 17 when she was cast as Meadow on the smash HBO series The Sopranos. But Sigler (left, on a family vacation in 1989) was not new to performing: She had been dancing since age 3 and by 9 was appearing in musical theater productions in her native Jericho, N.Y., PEOPLE noted in April 2001.