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5 Musicians Who Became Actors

today22 June 2020


A star is born, but for these stars they were born with more than just one talent.

Here are 5 celebrities who started of as musician in their early career and are now well known actors.

Will Smith

Columbia Pictures

Now here is a story about Will Smith…The actor started off as a rapper who made his mark on to Hollywood after the release of the first single with DJ Jazzy Jeff (A.K.A Jeff Townes) β€œGirls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble,” in their 1986 debut album, Rock the House. Β In 1991, he got his big break on the sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since then Smith has starred in many roles including Bad Boys, and Men in Black and was nominated at the Oscars for Β Ali, and The Pursuit of Happyness.

Lady Gaga

Warner bros.

The pop icon took her biggest movie role yet when she starred as struggling artist Ally, Jackson on A Star Is Born. Gaga has appeared in movies Sin City: A Dame to Kill (2014), two seasons of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology series, where she won a Golden Globe for her role of the Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel.

Mark Walhberg

Universal Pictures

Mark Wahlberg was initially from a boy band, New Kids On The Block. At the time, he was known as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Wahlberg’s breakthrough acting role was in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, but his first starring role was for the film Boogie Nights(1997). Since then, he’s starred in major block busters including The Departed and The Fighter, Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Ted and countless film.


DreamWorks Pictures

Beyonce was already a huge star from Destiny’s Child when she embarked into acting. Her first big role in the motion picture was in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). She later acted in several other films including The Fighting Temptations, The Pink Panther and Dreamgirls. In 2019,she voiced the character Nala, in the Jon Favreau reboot of The Lion King.

Justin Timberlake

Sony Pictures Ent./ Glen Wilson

Justin Timberlake started his career young joining The Mickey Mouse Club. But things didn’t go far until he became a member of one of the biggest 90’s boy band N’Sync. He then started starring in The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends With Benefits, In Time and many more. Β Justin also voice the Branch on the animated musical film Trolls.

Written by: Elyda

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