Before they rose to fame, celebrities were just normal people going about their businesses. They lived in our local neighborhood with their family and friends, went to grocery stores, went to work or school, were also involved in sports activities in school or their neighborhood. Most of them were struggling to survive, doing very menial jobs maybe even more menial than your job, some of them were so broke they barely ate before destiny shone on them. Most times we think celebrities who make millions by gracing our screens spent their lifetime going for acting lessons and mastering acting skills, some of them didn't think about acting, they were grossly involved in sports. Most of them were high school champions, some of them were college heroes, and some almost got to the biggest stage of their sport. Here are the list of celebrities and their sport before hitting our screens;

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman the Australian actor best known for his role as ‘Wolverine’ in the “ X Men” movie, is one physically fit dude. Jackman who is almost 50 and showing no slacking signs made it obvious on what he's capable of on a Pelota. It makes more sense cause Jackman has always been athletic. Recently he posted a Throwback Thursday photo of him with his soccer team, but growing up Australia, the Wolverine actor played a lot of Rugby. He told People in 2015 that sports were medium to vent out his anger and frustration, In playing Rugby my rage was let out, the rage I term the Wolverine rage”, he said. I'd be in a ruck in rugby, get hit on my face and I'll flare into a white rage.

Famous Actors Who Were Previously Sports Stars

Famous Actors Who Were Previously Sports Stars

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum’s story is amazing! He was discovered while stripping, yes! stripping. Much of Magic Mike was based on Tatum's life story. Now he's a popular celebrity actor known for his muscular physique and amazing dance moves. It wasn't just stripping that got Tatum those abs, He was also an outstanding football player, and was enlisted to play for Wake Forest University. He, however, admitted to the Chicago Tribune in 2012 that his grades were poor that his scholarship offer was recalled, he had to travel to Glenville State College on another football scholarship. He left one year later to pursue other goals

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

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