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You Won’t Believe Which Pop Stars Got Their Start On The Sopranos

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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…
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Will Arnett

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.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda

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.
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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.
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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.
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Tony Hale

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.
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Lady Gaga

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.
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Michael Kelly

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.
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Cristin Milioti

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.
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Bokeem Woodbine

Remember Massive Genius, the rapper who had plenty of unfinished business with Hesh? Well That was Bokeem Woodbine of the famed FX series.
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Paul Dano

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.
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Mike Epps

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.
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Matthew Weiner

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.
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