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


Friends star Matthew Perry (right, in London in April) once had hoop dreams: Perry (left, in a 1986 high school photo) was a top-ranked junior tennis player in his Ottawa-area hometown until moving to L.A. in 1984. "Sweating, running for shots, this is a world I love to be in," he told PEOPLE in September 2002.