33 Awfully Odd Jobs Celebrities Did Before Getting Famous

25 | Ellen DeGeneres was an oyster shucker

Before she got her big break in 1986, as the first female comedian to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Ellen DeGeneres worked a series of random gigs, including as a house painter, a vacuum salesperson, and—in a gig truly bringing the “odd” to “odd job”—an oyster shucker.

Ellen DeGeneres was an oyster shucker
Ellen DeGeneres was an oyster shucker

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