Before Markle became royalty, she had a royal prom night in high school. Markle may now be a member of the British royal family. However, it wasn’t too long ago that she was attending her high school prom and wearing a plastic crown. Recently Markle was named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World. ” That prom date would have never guessed what her future would hold.
Already as early as age 15, Reese Witherspoon began appearing on the big screen. The first film she did was called The Man In The Moon. Already at that point, she saw success as the film was nominated for a Young Artist Award. She then continued to advance her career and till this day has appeared in over fifty successful television shows and films. However, between auditions and filming, the young star still found time to attend her high school prom.
Julia Roberts first became a big Hollywood star after appearing in the romantic comedy Pretty Woman. Believe it or not, the film has grossed almost half a billion dollars worldwide! After that film, she went on to star in many other successful films with her most recent ones being Eat Pray Love, Money Monster, and Wonder. However, before she became a huge Hollywood star, she was just a regular high school girl attending prom.
Winter is both an actress and voice actress. You probably recognize her as Alex Dunphy from the comedy Modern Family. Winter, along with her cast-mates from Modern Family, has won four Screen Actors Guild Awards under the category of Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The star has been in the industry since a young age. However, she chose not to miss out on the opportunity to be in her high school prom. Good for her!
John Stamos has starred in various shows including General Hospital, Full House, ER, Grandfathered, and Fuller House. Before he was famous, the actor attended John F. Kennedy High school and was even in a marching band. After high school, he intended on going to college. However, already at the age of 18, he landed his first role on the soap opera General Hospital and the rest is history. Take a look at a photo of him in his high school prom, right before he went on to become a star.
Nowadays, Claire Danes has many successful films and television shows under her belt. Some of these include My So-Called Life, Little Women, Homeland, and Stardust. But before she became so influential and part of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, she was just a regular girl excited to attend prom with her date.
Since 2003, audiences worldwide have enjoyed watching Ellen on her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her career actually started back in the 80s. However, today she has become a true A-list star. She has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Primetime Emmys. She has also appeared in various sitcoms, movies, and talk shows. Check out what she looked like at her prom night, before she became who she is today.
Paris Jackson is the middle child and the only daughter of Michael Jackson. Nowadays Jackson is working to build a career in several fields. Recently she has signed a modeling contract with IMG models. This year she has also made her feature film debut with the film Gringo and her television debut with the series Star. Jackson is pictured below at her high school prom with her best friend Melissa Lauren.
Field’s acting career began way back in the 1960s with the sitcoms Gidget and The Flying Nun. Since then she has continued to act throughout the decades. One of her famous performances was her lead role as Miranda Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire. Moreover, nowadays she is in the filming process of a new Netflix series called Maniac; which is set to come out later this year. Judging from this photo, it looks like in high school her life wasn’t less glamorous…
Today Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. However, things didn’t always come easy for the actress. When she started out acting at the age of 16, she found it difficult to pass auditions. She was told that her look was “too dark.” However, already by the end of high school, she began appearing in films. This is what she looked like on her prom night before she became one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses.
Jamie Foxx is known for his acting, singing, and stand-up comedy skills. The star has won several awards for his talents. Some major films he did include Ray, Collateral, Django Unchained, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is also known as a Grammy Award-winning musician. His career actually started out a few years after high school when his girlfriend dared him to get on stage and tell jokes during one comedy club’s open mic night. This is Foxx a few years earlier at his prom night. We wonder, is the girl in the photo the same girlfriend who dared him to get up on stage a few years later?
Lewinsky first became known for the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. Later on, she ended up gaining an international celebrity status. Today she is both an activist and fashion designer. In this rare photo, we can see Monica and her friends on prom night. Little did they know, the future would be full of unexpected events.
A few years after high school, when Jimmy Fallon was just 21 years old, he moved to Los Angeles in the hopes of pursuing a career in stand-up comedy. He had one specific goal in mind: appear on Saturday Night Live. His first audition didn’t go well, and he didn’t get accepted. However, in 1998 he finally got in and already by the fourth episode he became a star. Today his show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has released almost 1,000 episodes! This photo was taken on his prom night- a few years before he made it big time!
Renner has appeared in various independent films including Dahmer and Neo Ned. He has also had a few supporting roles in bigger movies such as S.W.A.T and 28 Weeks Later. Later, he was nominated for an Academy Award for The Hurt Locker. You may also recognize him from The Avengers. While this photo was taken at his high school prom, it’s not hard to tell that this guy will soon become a Hollywood star.
Before Jennifer Aniston became the lovable actress we know today, she was busy dating her real-life Ross Geller at her high school prom. While today her character as Rachel Green from Friends is considered to be one of the greatest female characters in the history of American television, back then she was just a regular high school student. Except for the hair, the star’s look really hasn’t changed too much since those days.
Bethenny Frankel first appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart and The Real Housewives of New York City. Later she had her own reality series Bethenny Ever After and even her own talk show Bethenny. While today she enjoys talking in front of the camera, back then her main focus was what to wear to her high school prom.
The princess of pop started out her career very young. As a child, she would act in stage productions and tv shows. However, once she signed with Jive Records, things really began to gain momentum and eventually, she became the successful singer we know today. Despite the early success, the star did not give up on normal teenage activities, and she too went to her high school prom.
Will Farrell captured our attention already back in the 1990s when he first appeared on Saturday Night Live. Today he is a well-established comedian and actor who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From this photo it looks like even back in his high school days he was a funny guy…we’re loving the crown!
Before he ran the United States of America, former President Barack Obama was busy dancing at his high school prom in Honolulu, Hawaii. You can definitely tell from the photo that they were having a good time. We wonder where his prom date is now…and what she thinks about the fact that she went to prom with someone who ended up becoming the president of the United States!
Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger
This throwback includes two stars in one photo. Actors Candace Cameron and Scott Weinger actually went to prom together. The two are known for appearing on Full House, the ABC sitcom series which ran from 1987 to 1995. On the show, the two were a couple- Weigner played DJ’s boyfriend Steve. And as it turns out, they made their on-screen relationship a reality by going to prom together. Nowadays they appear on the Nexflix sequel Fuller House.
Montel Williams is best known for being the host of The Montel Williams Show. The program, which first debuted in 1991, ran for seventeen seasons and had over 4,000 episodes. The star is also known for having a successful military career for 22 years. This is what the star looked like in his earlier days when he attended high school prom.
Blake Lively is best known as Serena van der Woodsen from the TV show Gossip Girl. The star already began acting at the age of 10 when she appeared in the film Sandman, directed by her father. Initially, Lively didn’t want to be an actress- she actually wanted to attend Standford University. However, between her junior and senior years in high school, she was cast in the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the rest was history. Here is Blake at prom, when her career was just starting to gain momentum.
Bruce Willis has appeared in over 60 films throughout his career including some major classics such as Pulp Fiction. Willis described himself as coming from a “long line of blue collar people.” While his mother worked at a bank and his father was a factory worker, Willis chose a different path. It all began back in high school when he joined the drama club and started performing on stage. Here’s a flashback to those days.
Nowadays, Brad Pitt is considered to be one of the most influential and powerful actors in the entertainment industry in the USA. However, when he was in high school, he was just a regular kid who took part in the school’s tennis, golf, and swimming teams. After high school, Pitt actually majored in journalism at the University of Missouri. However, it wasn’t long before he realized he wanted to move to Los Angeles and pursue a career in acting.
Amy Poehler is probably best known as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation- a part which earned her a Golden Globe Award. She was also a member of Saturday Night Live and appeared in many other successful TV shows and films. However, before she was a star, Poehler was a high school student at Burlington High School. While her prom was in 1989, she only became active in the industry seven years later.
Today Faith Hill has made a name for herself as one of the most successful country stars of all times. In fact, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Hill started singing already at the age of seven. By the time she was a teenager, she was a regular performer at churches. At the time, she formed a band which played at local rodeos. However, at age 19, she decided to make a career out of it. She quit college and moved to Nashville to pursue her dream to be a singer. Here she is a few years beforehand on her prom night.
Beyoncé is a true legend. The star is the most nominated woman in the history of the Grammy Awards. She is also one of the world’s best selling music artists. Beyoncé actually started singing already at age seven when she won a school talent show after singing John Lennon’s “Imagine.” In elementary school, she participated in the school’s choir, and she attended a high school which specialized in performing arts. While she was busy building a career, she also found the time to attend her high school prom.
Matthew McConaughey is an actor well known for appearing in romantic comedies such as How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and The Wedding Planner. However, when he was attending Longview High School in Texas, he had no idea what his future would hold. Here is a photo of young McConaughey, before he found his passion for acting.
Before Courtney Cox was Monica Geller on Friends, she was busy attending her high school prom. After the star graduated from high school, she actually planned on studying architecture in Mount Vernon College. However, she soon realized she wanted to pursue a career in modeling and acting. Little did she know, she would go on to play one of the most loved characters on television.
Cote de Pablo
Cote de Pablo is a Chilean actress mainly known for her role as Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad officer who becomes an NCIS agent, in the hit drama series NCIS. The star was originally born in Chile but moved to the United States at age ten. She later attended the New World Schools of the Arts high school- where she studied musical theatre. This is what the star looked like back in the day.
Ann Curry has been a journalist for over 30 years now. She mainly focuses on reporting in war zones and natural disasters. In the past, she was an anchor for NBC News as well as the Today show. In her earlier years, she was just a high school student at Ashland High School in Oregon, excited to attend her senior year prom.
Rebel Wilson is an actress who has appeared in various films and television shows including A Few Best Men, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Struck by Lightning. You may also know her from the musical comedy Pitch Perfect. But before Wilson was busy acting, she was busy being a high school student at the Tara Anglican School For Girls.
Today, Lucy Liu is famous for her roles as Ling Moo in Ally McBeal, Alex Munday in Charlie’s Angels, and O-Ren Ishi in Kill Bill. The star was discovered at age 21 as she was traveling the subway. She started out by doing a commercial and things progressed from there. Take a look at Lucy in 1987 when she was in her late teen years at Stuyvesant High School.
It wasn’t too long ago that McKayla Maroney was in high school. Maroney has managed to become a gold-medal-awarded gymnast who participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, only a few years before this was all just a dream for her. In fact, her yearbook photo read: “…My goal for the future is to be in the Olympics.” Guess she was a real go-getter!
Dolly Parton is known for being both a singer and songwriter. She has come a long way since her debut album Hello, I’m Dolly in 1967. Her success carried on into the 1970s and 1980s. Today she has seen additional commercial success. She has 41 top-10 country albums and 110 singles. Before Parton made it big time, the year was 1964 and Parton was getting ready to attend her high school prom.
Ronda Rousey is a professional wrestler and judoka. She was the first American woman to get an Olympic medal in judo- she won the medal in Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Already at age 17, Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Here’s a look at what the athlete looked like during her high school years.
Gwen Stefani is a successful singer recognized worldwide. Some of her signature songs include Rich Girl, Hollaback Girl, and The Sweet Escape. She has won various awards for her talent. Besides singing, she is also a fashion designer and has her own clothing line called L.A.M.B. Here is a younger Stefani on her prom night, eager to finish high school and start her career.