Before They Were Stars: Guess The Celebrity Baby Picture!
Between awards ceremonies, black tie events, movie premieres, and the paparazzi always itching to get a shot of the next best candid of Hollywood's brightest, there are countless photos of your favorite celebrities around the web. But what you don't see often is them in their most innocent stages. Prepare yourself to see the biggest names in the entertainment industry looking cuter than ever in these childhood photos! Can you guess who's who?NEXT »
If there's one thing that's for sure, this actor is way more handsome than his teenage self! He made his acting debut on television in 1978 before gaining wide recognition for his role on ER. He's also been named one of the "Most Influential People in the World" and is known for his political activism. Still not sure? Think of films like The Perfect Storm, Up in the Air, and Gravity.
There's that salt and pepper-haired man we love! Clooney was born in Kentucky to a beauty queen and city councilwoman who married a game show host and former anchorman. During his childhood and teen years, this Hollywood heartthrob was an enthusiastic basketball and baseball player. He even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds, but failed to make the cut in the first round of tryouts. Clooney then went on to major in broadcast journalism and made money selling women's shoes and knocking on doors selling insurance before hitting the big screen.
This famed talk show host, actress, producer, media proprietor, and philanthropist is best known for hosting her own talk show. She's even been dubbed the "Queen of All Media" and has been ranked as the richest African-Amerian of the 20th century. Plus, she's easily one of the most influential women in the world - if not the most, as many people would say.
It's, of course, none other than Oprah! This star's grandmother once said that ever since Oprah could talk, she was on the stage. Before taking over the world on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she hosted the half-hour morning talk show AM Chicago. Nowadays, she's the greatest black philanthropist in American history and is North America's first and only black multi-billionaire.
This Colombian-American actress is also a comedian, producer, model, television host, and businesswoman. She's mostly known for co-hosting two television shows for a Spanish-language television network in the late 1990s. She's appeared in several films, including Escape from Planet Earth and Chef. On television, you can catch her on Modern Family. In 2012 and 2013, she was named the top-earning actress on US television.
Before this bombshell skyrocketed to fame, she was first discovered by a photographer while she was walking along a Colombian beach. He immediately presented her with the opportunity to model and perform on television. At the young age of 17, she made her first TV appearance in a Pepsi commercial. Much of Vergara's career likely blossomed from studying at the Creative Workshops School of Acting where artists like Gloria Estefan took her under their wing.
You could probably jump rope with those braids! This little cutie is a famous American singer, actress, fashion designer, dancer, author, and producer. But don't let her broad range of occupations fool you! Think of films like Out of Sight and The Wedding Planner and songs like "If You Had My Love." She was also once married to Cris Judd and Marc Anthony.
Hello, J.Lo! This stunning star's career began back in the early 1990s when she was selected as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block. And soon after, she danced herself into everyone's hearts on In Living Color. In 2001, she released her second studio album simultaneously with The Wedding Planner, making her the first woman to have a #1 album and film in the same week.
This big-eyed boy first rose to fame in the 1970s for his appearance on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter. You'll also recognize him from Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Though his acting career didn't exactly make waves throughout the 1980s, this actor did manage to shoot back up with his role in the cult classic Pulp Fiction!
All those hints must have given this one away - it's none other than John Travolta! The youngest of six children, Travolta's career began after he landed a role with the Grease touring company and on Broadway in Over Here! His first prominent role in film was that of Billy Nolan in Carrie. He even had a hit single in the 70s - "Let Her In" - which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Since his career first took off, Travolta's received several nominations for his roles and won a Golden Globe for his performance in Get Shortly.
You'll definitely never catch this babe wearing an outfit like this nowadays! This reality television star, actress, and model rose to fame as Paris Hilton's friend and stylist. She even released a controversial sex tape. The "pop culture phenomenon" now has tens of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram. She's also married to Kanye West.
Kim K has certainly matured over the past 35 years! Before she hit it big, Kim attended an all-girls Roman Catholic school in LA. And at just 19 years old, she eloped with Damon Thomas - the two divorced in 2003, a separation Kardashian credited to physical and emotional abuse. The most followed woman on television is now reportedly worth a staggering $150 million. Combined with Kanye, the two have a net worth of $212 million!
Look at that tiny little face and blonde hair! This guy went on to become an actor and film producer. You have probably recognized him in films like What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Titanic. In 2016, he finally won an Academy Award for Best Actor, an achievement his fans have been waiting years for! Who could it possibly be?
It's Leo! This handsome guy's name was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, whose paintings DiCaprio's mother was looking at while she was pregnant. Interestingly, Leo never finished his fourth year of high school, though he eventually earned his GED. His career jump-started as a young boy with appearances in several commercials and educational films. Leo's debut film role was the stepson of a despicable landlord in the comedic sci-fi horror film Critters 3. He's since gone on to act in and produce dozens of popular films!
This adorable little human grew up to be one of the most beautiful and powerful leading ladies in music history! Not only is she a singer and songwriter, she's also a record producer and actress who's married to another powerful music guru. Some of her best hits include "Crazy in Love" and "Drunk in Love." There's lots of love coming from this musical goddess!
It's the one and only Queen Bey! She skyrocketed to fame after performing in several singing and dancing competitions during her childhood. In the late 1990s, she became the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the most well-loved and best-selling girl groups our world has ever seen. Throughout her career, she's sold over 100 million records as a solo artist - not including the 60 million with Destiny's Child - and remains the most nominated woman in Grammy Awards history.
This cutie pie is both an actor and producer who's received several awards and nominations. In 1991, he made his first debut on the screen as a cowboy hitchhiker. And since then, he's grown into one of the world's most attractive men and one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. This star was also once married to Jennifer Aniston for five years. But you won't see those two together these days. In fact, you won't see him kissing ex-wife Angelina Jolie either.
Brad Pitt, take a bow! Before he became one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Brad was swinging clubs on the golf court, making waves in the pool, and smashing tennis balls on his high school sports teams. His career in acting started in 1987 when he took uncredited roles in No Way Out, No Man's Land, and Less Than Zero. And in 1988, he took his first leading film role in The Dark Side of the Sun.
This little guy is both an actor and a producer. You'd know him from starring in big hits like Risky Business, Top Gun, and Jerry Maguire. Aside from acting, he's an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and publicly criticized psychiatry and antidepressant drugs, putting him at the forefront of controversy. He's also been married three times - his most recent ex is Katie Holmes. Take a wild guess!
A once deeply religious young boy who aspired to become a Catholic priest grew up into one of the top 100 movie stars of all time! We're talking about none other than Tom Cruise, one of the highest-paid and desired actors to grace us on screen. His career began way back in 1981 when he portrayed roles in Endless Love and Taps. Since then, he's been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won several Golden Globe Awards.
You may know this sweetheart from starring as a video game heroine and performing in famed films like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt, and Maleficent. Not only is she an acclaimed actress, she's also a filmmaker and humanitarian. She's been cited as one of the most influential and powerful women in the American entertainment industry, as well as the world's most beautiful woman.
There's that stunning lady we all know and love! Angelina made her screen debut in 1982 alongside her father in Lookin' to Get Out. And in 1995, she landed her first leading role as Kate Libby in the major film Hackers. But interestingly, the big screen wasn't always where Angelina aspired to be. As a rebellious teenager, she dropped out of her acting classes to become a funeral director and even took at-home courses to study the ins and outs of embalming. But as we know, funeral directing just wasn't in her cards. She's since become one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood!
This pig-tailed princess is an actress, model, and filmmaker. In 2003, she had a starring role in Pieces of April. But you'll more than likely recognize her from the 2005 hit Batman Begins, the most successful film of her career to this day. If you're still stumped, she was married to Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012. The two were given the nickname "TomKat."
Meet Kate "Katie" Holmes! This star first rose to fame for her role as Joey Potter on the hit teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003. Afterward, she appeared in the thriller Disturbing Behavior, a role that earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. As a teenager, she attended classes at a modeling school and was eventually signed to an agent for her monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird. She's since appeared in over two dozen films.
Look at the attitude this curly blonde-haired little lady has! A singer, songwriter, and actress, she's the female vocalist for famed hip-hoppers The Black Eyed Peas. As a solo artist, three of her number one singles include "London Bridge," "Glamorous," and "Big Girls Don't Cry." Those must be enough hints for you to put a name to this darling face!
Listen up y'all, cause this is it - it's Fergie! This star's involvement in The Black Eyed Peas gained her worldwide success over the years. Aside from her musical career, the "London Bridge" singer has also dipped into film and television. As a young girl, Fergie starred on the show Kids Incorporated. Some of her well-known films include Be Cool, Poseidon, and Nine.
This young lad is a well-loved actor, producer, former model, and investor. If you can't recognize him by that adorable face alone, that light bulb will go off when you think of That '70s Show. He's also starred in films like Dude, Where's My Car? and No Strings Attached. Plus, he's the creator, producer, and host of the hit MTV series Punk'd. He even married one of his former co-stars!
It's Michael Kelso! Or, you know, Ashton Kutcher. At one point in his teenage years, this heartthrob contemplated committing suicide to save his brother, who needed a heart transplant at the time. But things turned out for the better and Ashton went on to develop a passion for acting, putting his skills to use in high school plays. He's since acted in and produced dozens of films and television shows and won several awards for his incredible work.
This pretty little lady grew up into one of the most beautiful women Hollywood, or maybe even the world, has ever seen! An actor, producer, director, activist, and businesswoman, she certainly doesn't shy away from showing her full potential. She may be most well-known for her appearance on the hit series Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012. She also appeared in Harsh Times and Over Her Dead Body.
It's the one and only Eva Longoria! Eva's career started in 1999 when she scored a spot guest starring in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90201. And after another guest appearance in General Hospital, she hit it big portraying Isabella Braña on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. Eva's also appeared in several advertising campaigns and magazines, from Vogue and Marie Claire to Harper's Bazaar. Plus, she's been consistently cited as one of the most beautiful women and highest-paid television actresses.
Wow, would you look at the style going on here? Between that hair and the shirt, this might be a tough one to get the right answer to. This gal is an actress and a model. Aside from playing notable roles in American Wedding and We are Marshall, she played a huge role in the hit series Mad Men. Maybe the character Betty Draper ring a bell...
The housewife hint probably gave this one away - it's January Jones, one of the lead actresses in the hit show Mad Men! This blonde beauty has had supporting roles in Anger Management, Love Actually, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. In 2009, she announced in Vanity Fair that she became a celebrity spokesperson for Oceana in an effort to save endangered sharks.
This tiny guy is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Before going solo, his voice melted hearts when he was the youngest member of NSYNC. As a solo artist, some of his hits include "SexyBack," "My Love," and "What Goes Around...Comes Around." He's also starred in films like The Social Network and Bad Teacher. Still stumped? He's married to Jessica Biel.
It's none other than Justin Timberlake! His rise to fame can be credited to his role as a lead vocalist in NSYNC, one of the most popular and best-selling boy bands of all time. But before he hit the recording studio and stage, Justin was a hit on Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. The "President of Pop" was named the biggest pop star of the year in 2003 by Rolling Stone. And throughout his career, he's won a boat load of awards!
Those adorable and squeezable cheeks belong to an American actress and singer adored by teens. Much of her success can be credited to her role on a Disney channel favorite. She then made a breakthrough after forming her own band, which released three studio albums by 2011. Aside from Disney and the stage, you've seen her acting in films like Monte Carlo and Spring Breakers. She even has her own clothing line!
It's Selena Gomez! The Texas-born sweetheart said her interest to pursue a career in the entertainment industry sparked after watching her mother, former stage actress Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett, prepare for stage productions. Selena's first television debut was on Barney and Friends, in which she played a role alongside Demi Lovato. She later made the cut for a lead role in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. Nowadays, Selena is still acting for film and television and singing her heart out on stage! She's even sold over 6 million albums and 22 million singles.
This long-haired lad is an actor, producer, director, and musician, though he's primarily known as an actor. He gained fame for his starring roles in films like Point Break, Speed, and The Matrix. He's also been quoted as saying, "Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries." Think you know him?
It's Keanu Reeves! This Canadian's career has spanned over three decades. As a school-aged boy, he was a successful ice hockey goalie and dreamed of playing the sport for Canada until an injury ended his potential career. But since he was acting from the time he was just nine years old, he was already on his way to staying in front of a crowd. He now has dozens of films and shows under his belt!
This star might still be just a little boy to some people! He melted teenage girls' hearts when his voice was first heard years ago and he's still one of the most popular singer-songwriters today. He was first discovered on YouTube covering songs in 2008, and he's since been listed four times by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 most powerful celebrities in the world. Who could this "Baby" have turned into?
Is it too late to say sorry we didn't tell you it was the Biebs? Before he stood before screaming fans on stage, Justin spent his childhood learning to play a variety of instruments - piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. His popularity really grew on YouTube when his mother posted videos of him performing covers of various R&B songs. It was then that Scooter Braun discovered Bieber's talent, by accident, and partnered with Usher to sign him. He's since won several awards and received several Grammy nominations.
Recognize this yellow-suited sweetheart? Years ago, she became every teenage girl's idol for her role in Hannah Montana. She quickly jumped into the music industry, and by 2010, she already released her third album under the name Can't Be Tamed. And not too long after, she quickly proved that she really couldn't be tamed with the chart-topping "Wrecking Ball." Still, she's been named one of the most influential people two times on the Time 100 list.
You probably threw a party in the U.S.A for getting that one right! But don't worry if not, nobody's perfect. Miley, who got her nickname for being a super smiley infant, first told her country singing father that she wanted to be an actress when he took her to see Mamma Mia! back in 2001. Her very first role was on the television series Doc, in which she played a girl named Kylie. Miley's since become one of the biggest names in pop music with five albums and nearly a dozen films under her belt!
Take a look at that flashy outfit! This singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band No Doubt. But in 2004, she steered away into her own solo career, releasing her debut studio album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Some of her widely successful singles include "Rich Girl" and "Hollaback Girl." Think you know who it is?
Here she is - blonde bombshell Gwen Stefani! This pop star has earned herself three Grammy Awards, as well as an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award, and two Billboard Music Awards. And in 2012, VH1 gave her the #13 spot on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list. She's sold more than 30 million albums worldwide to date, including her work with No Doubt.
This little cupcake is now one of the most highly acclaimed musicians of the 21st century! He's also one of the best-selling artists of all time. And he has no problem calling the shots on who he thinks deserves recognition either! He's also the other half of an iconic power couple. And his children? He's got two of those with some pretty out of the ordinary names.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Kanye West. At just five years old, he was already digging deep into his creative roots and began writing poetry. He even started rapping in the third grade and was making musical compositions in the seventh grade, which he eventually sold to other artists. Now at the age of 39, he's sold over 32 million albums and 100 digital downloads across the world. He's also one of the most-awarded artists of all time, having won 21 Grammy Awards.
Who could be the woman behind this adorable little face and pigtails? She's an actress, singer, and author who is best known for her role as Rachel Berry on the hit comedy-drama series Glee. And as far as music goes, her first single was "Cannonball," released in December 2013. This may be a tough one to guess, but we have total faith in you!
It's Lea Michele! Lea first began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway, appearing in productions like Les Misérables, Ragtime, and Fiddler on the Roof. In 2011, she made her big film debut when she starred in the rom-com New Year's Eve alongside stars like Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ashton Kutcher. She's even written a New York Times Best Seller, Brunette Ambition.
This young stud isn't rocking an afro anymore! He first rose to fame for his role on the hit teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. But acting didn't quite seem to tickle his fancy, so he left the series to pursue a career in rapping. Some of his most popular songs include "One Dance," "Started from the Bottom," and "Forever." And that's not all - he even has his own clothing line!
If you couldn't guess, it's Drake! The Canadian rapper, actor, singer, songwriter, and record producer has been stealing ladies' hearts since the early 2000s when he portrayed wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks. Shortly after, Drake released his first mixtape, Room for Improvement, in 2006. Bonus fun fact: Drake makes his very own whiskey! It's probably delicious.