Although the road to Hollywood superstardom can be a little different for every actor, television proved to be the launchpad to the big screen for these 50 stars.
Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and many more A-listers are among those who appeared as TV newcomers before they became red carpet regulars. Click through to take a trip down memory lane, and see how these top-grossing actors started out.
TV series: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
One of the richest action stars of all time, Will Smith first rose to fame on the popular television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which spanned seven seasons from 1990 to 1996. The actor made his film debut in "Where the Day Takes You" in 1991, but his career really kicked into high gear with a series of popular films, including "Bad Boys," "Independence Day" and "Men in Black." The latter two earned worldwide revenues of $817.4 million and $589.3 million respectively.
Smith is the only actor to star in eight consecutive films that grossed over $100 million in the domestic box office and 11 films that grossed over $150 million internationally.
The Hollywood veteran, whose net worth totals $260 million, recently starred in the Netflix original "Bright." Next up, he will star as Detective Mike Lowrey in "Bad Boys for Life" and "Bad Boys 4."
TV series: "Gossip Girl"
Blake Lively launched her acting career in 1998 when she played Trixie the Tooth Fairy in "Sandman," a movie directed by her father, Ernie Lively. Her big break came in 2005 when she landed the co-starring role of Bridget in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."
Two years later, Lively nabbed her most well-known role in the CW's "Gossip Girl," where she ended up banking $60,000 per episode as Serena van der Woodsen. The star's net worth is estimated to be $16 million. She starred in "The Shallows" in 2016 and is set to appear on the big screen in Liane Moriarty's "The Husband's Secret," though the date has not yet been announced.
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TV series: "Bosom Buddies"
Tom Hanks launched his acting career on the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" before he became a household name. The show lasted three seasons from 1980 through 1982.
The actor transitioned to the silver screen with some minor roles before receiving major recognition for his role in the hit movie "Big" in 1988. Box office hit after hit followed as he starred in flicks, including "Sleepless in Seattle," "Apollo 13," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Cast Away" — all of which contributed to Hanks' rising net worth.
Hanks became the second actor in history to win back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor for "Philadelphia" in 1993 and for "Forrest Gump" in 1994. More recently, the Oscar winner has appeared in "The Circle" and "The Post." Next up, he's set to appear in "Greyhound" and "BIOS," and he'll also lend his voice to "Toy Story 4." His net worth is $350 million.
TV series: "Friends"
Jennifer Aniston nabbed the role of a lifetime in 1994, starring as Rachel Green in the long-running sitcom "Friends." The actress's character even inspired the "Rachel" haircut that was a fad in the mid to late '90s. Aniston won an Emmy in 2002 and a Golden Globe in 2003 for her work on the show.
Aniston and her female co-stars, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, each earned $1 million per episode during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, making them the highest-paid TV actresses at that time. And, the "Friends" cast still reportedly earns royalties for their reruns.
Aniston later landed lead roles in several movies, including "Bruce Almighty," "Along Came Polly," "The Break-Up" and "The Good Girl." The leading lady, whose net worth is estimated at $220 million, is next set to appear in "Dumplin'" and an as-yet untitled project with writer and director Sophie Goodhart.
TV series: "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock"
Tina Fey launched her career on "Saturday Night Live," where she wrote and performed comedy sketches from 1997 through 2016. She went on to star in the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series "30 Rock" from 2006 to 2013, raking in $500,000 per episode.
Fey later wrote and starred in a series of popular big-screen comedies including "Mean Girls," "Baby Mama," "Date Night" and "Admission." Most recently, she created and wrote all episodes of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and she's the executive producer on "Great News." The actress's net worth is estimated at $65 million.
TV series: "In Living Color"
Jim Carrey's first taste of stardom came in 1990 on the Wayans brothers' sketch comedy show, "In Living Color," where he was best known for his role as Fire Marshal Bill.
The actor made his film debut in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" in 1994, following up with starring roles in "The Mask" and "Dumb and Dumber," both becoming box office hits. He earned $20 million for his 1996 release, "The Cable Guy," setting a salary record among comic actors at that time.
Carrey later continued his reign as the king of comedy with a series of hit movies, including "Me, Myself and Irene," "Bruce Almighty" and "Yes Man." The actor, whose net worth is $150 million, most recently appeared in "The Bad Batch" and "True Crimes," reprised his role as Lloyd Christmas in "Dumb and Dumber To." He's set to appear in "The Bad Batch" and "True Crimes." And, he's taken on the role of executive producer on the new TV series "Kidding."
TV series: "Saturday Night Live"
Will Ferrell launched his career on "Saturday Night Live" in 1995. He later transitioned to the big screen, stealing the spotlight in movies such as "Old School," "Zoolander," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and "Elf."
The actor later nabbed Golden Globe nominations for his performances in the movies "The Producers" and "Stranger than Fiction." He's next set to appear in "Zeroville" and "Holmes and Watson."
Ferrell has a net worth of $100 million. And thanks to his comedy website Funny or Die, he's considered one of today's most successful celebrity entrepreneurs.
TV series: "Home Improvement"
Tim Allen became a household name as everyone's favorite neighbor, Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, on "Home Improvement." The show aired for nine seasons.
During that time, Allen also provided the voice for Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story" and starred in "The Santa Clause" (making him one of the richest movie Santas of all time). Now, the actor has returned to sitcom television in "Last Man Standing," and he had a small role in the holiday movie "El Camino Christmas."
Allen has a net worth of $80 million. He's expected to reprise his role as Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story 4" in 2019.
TV series: "ER"
George Clooney nabbed his first major television role on the NBC drama "ER" in 1984. During Clooney's rise to fame and fortune, the actor appeared in a number of films as well, including "The Thin Red Line," "One Fine Day" and "Batman & Robin."
One of his most popular movies was "Ocean's Eleven," which raked in over $450 million at the box office. Clooney followed up that performance with the film "Syriana," for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
More recently, the famed heartthrob starred in "Hail, Caesar" and "Money Monster," and he was the director and producer of "Suburbicon." Clooney reportedly has a net worth of $500 million.
TV series: "Growing Pains"
Leonardo DiCaprio first stole the hearts of teenage girls everywhere with his role on "Growing Pains." He later earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape."
In 1996, the actor starred in the box office hit "Romeo + Juliet," which grossed $147.5 million worldwide. Following the success of that movie, the star nabbed the lead role in James Cameron's "Titanic" — and struck gold.
Next up, Leo raked in $352 million at the box office with "Catch Me If You Can" before bringing in another $213 million for "The Aviator" and $289 million for "The Departed." His most recent films include "The Great Gatsby," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Revenant," for which he won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
His upcoming schedule includes starring roles in "Killers of the Flower Moon" and "The Black Hand." His net worth is $245 million.
TV series: "Mork & Mindy"
The late Robin Williams first charmed fans with his role as Mork on "Mork & Mindy" from 1978 through 1982. Williams later took his success to the big screen, becoming a household name after the success of movies including "Good Will Hunting," "Hook," "Jumanji" and "Mrs. Doubtfire."
Tragically, the actor died on Aug. 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide at his home. He was 63 years old and reportedly had been battling severe depression. His net worth at the time of his death was an estimated $50 million.
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TV series: "Friends"
Matthew Perry got his start with a series of minor appearances on television before nabbing the career-launching role of Chandler Bing on "Friends." The star earned over $1 million per episode during the last few seasons of the show.
Perry also appeared in several films while working on "Friends," including "Three to Tango," "Fools Rush In" and "The Whole Nine Yards." The actor recently wrapped up a starring stint in the sitcom "The Odd Couple" before moving on to roles in the TV series "The Good Fight" and "The Kennedys: Decline and Fall." His net worth is an estimated $80 million.
TV series: "Everwood," "Parks and Recreation"
Chris Pratt launched to fame after his starring roles in "Everwood" and "Parks and Recreation." He later appeared in the films "Bride Wars," "Jennifer's Body," "Moneyball" and "Zero Dark Thirty." Pratt became a bona fide superhero in "Guardians of the Galaxy" in 2014. The movie earned a whopping $773 million at the box office, making it one of the biggest summer blockbuster hits of all time.
More recently, the actor starred in "Passengers" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." Next up, Pratt will appear in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and "Avengers: Infinity War." Pratt's net worth is said to be $40 million.
TV series: "That '70s Show"
Ashton Kutcher launched his acting career as Michael Kelso on the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show." Then, the actor took his talents to the big screen, appearing in movies such as "Dude, Where's My Car?" "The Butterfly Effect" and "Just Married."
Kutcher also produced and hosted the MTV hidden camera show "Punk'd," beginning in 2003. In 2011, he was hired to replace Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men."
More recently, Kutcher starred in Netflix's "The Ranch." He's also got a starring role in the upcoming "The Long Home." Kutcher reportedly has a net worth of $200 million.
TV series: "Fifteen"
Ryan Reynolds got his TV start when he nabbed the role of Billy on the Nickelodeon show "Fifteen" in 1991. Then, the actor took his skills to the big screen on the heels of his television success, starring in National Lampoon's "Van Wilder: Party Liaison," "Waiting…" "Just Friends" and "Definitely, Maybe."
More recently, Reynolds, who has a net worth of $75 million, won the lead role in the movie "Deadpool," which earned $783 million worldwide. He most recently starred in the space action flick "Life" and "The Hitman's Bodyguard." Next up, fans can see their favorite action hero in an as-yet untitled Deadpool sequel.
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TV series: "That '70s Show," "Family Guy"
Mila Kunis got her start on television as Jackie Burkhart on the hit sitcom "That '70s Show," which ran from 1998 through 2006. The actress also continues to provide the voice of Meg Griffin on the animated series "Family Guy."
Kunis has appeared in dozens of popular movies, including "Black Swan," "Ted," "Friends with Benefits" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" since her career-launching stint on television.
Most recently, the leading lady appeared in "Bad Moms," which has brought in $179 million at the box office worldwide, and she's next set to appear in "The Spy Who Dumped Me." Her net worth is $55 million.
Neil Patrick Harris
TV series: "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "How I Met Your Mother"
One of Hollywood's most successful child stars, Neil Patrick Harris got his start as Doogie Houser, M.D., in the show named for his role that ran from 1989 through 1993. He continued his successful reign on television with his role as Barney Stinson on "How I Met Your Mother," which earned him four Emmy nominations.
Harris then took his talents to the big screen, starring in movies such as "Starship Troopers" and "Beastly." He also lent his voice to "The Smurfs" and "The Smurfs 2."
Harris' net worth is reportedly $35 million. He's currently filming a TV series called "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and recently appeared in the big-screen comedy "Downsizing."
TV series: "3rd Rock from the Sun"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt rocketed to TV stardom when he nabbed the lead role on the NBC sitcom "3rd Rock from The Sun" in 1996. His television success led to a series of big-screen roles, including "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
Gordon-Levitt made his directorial debut with the film "Don Jon" in 2013. It brought in $30 million at the box office. He most recently became the voice of Slowen Lo in hit movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and played Iosif Baciu in the TV series "Comrade Detective."
Next up, this actor with a net worth estimated at $35 million is rumored to be playing Major Lewis Merrill in "K Troop" and starring in "7500."
Sarah Michelle Gellar
TV series: "Swans Crossing," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Sarah Michelle Gellar first appeared in the TV series "Swans Crossing" in 1992 before landing the lead role of Buffy Summers in the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She later appeared in various films, including "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Cruel Intentions" and "The Grudge."
More recently, Gellar continued her television reign on "Star Wars: Rebels," and she had a lead role in the TV movie "Cruel Intentions." Gellar has a net worth of $20 million.
TV series: "Little House on the Prairie," "Arrested Development"
Jason Bateman started his television career playing James Cooper Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie" before nabbing his career-changing role of Michael Bluth on "Arrested Development."
He's taken his comedic chops to the big screen since then, starring in movies like "The Kingdom," "Juno," "Horrible Bosses" and "Identity Thief." The actor appeared in several 2016 films, including "Office Christmas Party" and "Zootopia."
Bateman is currently starring in the Netflix crime drama "Ozark" and has a starring role in the upcoming movie "Game Night." His net worth is $30 million.
TV series: "Dawson's Creek"
Michelle Williams landed the coveted role of Jen Lindley on "Dawson's Creek" in 1998. When she made a foray into film, she earned an Oscar nomination for her role in 2005's "Brokeback Mountain" beside Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger.
Williams received another Oscar nod for her role in 2010's "Blue Valentine" and her third nomination for "My Week with Marilyn" in 2011. She most recently appeared in "Wonderstruck," "The Greatest Showman" and "All the Money In the World."
Next up, the leading lady, who has a net worth of $16 million, will play Janis Joplin in "Janis" and star in several other films, including "I Feel Pretty" and "Venom."
TV series: "Dawson's Creek"
Katie Holmes became our favorite girl next door, Joey Potter on "Dawson's Creek," in 1998. The actress then nabbed film roles in "Disturbing Behavior," "Go," "Teaching Mrs. Tingle," "Batman Begins" and "Thank You for Smoking."
More recently, Holmes — who enjoys a net worth of $25 million — had a recurring role on "Ray Donovan" in 2015. Her upcoming appearances include starring roles in "Dear Dictator," "The Gift" and "Ocean's 8."
TV series: "Freaks and Geeks"
Seth Rogen launched his career playing Ken Miller on the NBC high school comedy "Freaks and Geeks." He later took his talents to the big screen, appearing in Judd Apatow's smash hits "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up."
Rogen has since appeared in a number of other popular films, including "You, Me and Dupree," "This Is the End," "Neighbors 2" and "The Green Hornet." More recently, the actor starred with Dave and James Franco in "The Disaster Artist."
Next up, Rogen is set to star in "Zeroville," "Like Father" and several other films. His net worth is $55 million.
TV series: "Flipper," "Dark Angel"
Jessica Alba got her start on television playing Maya Graham in "Flipper" from 1995 to 1997 before landing the lead role in the Fox action show "Dark Angel" in 2000. Since then, Alba's big-screen resume includes movies like "Honey," "Sin City," "Fantastic Four" and "Good Luck Chuck."
Outside of acting, Alba is also the co-founder of The Honest Company, which manufactures eco-friendly products. The company had an estimated value of less than $1 billion in 2017. The entrepreneur, who has a net worth of $350 million, recently returned to film in "El Camino Christmas."
TV series: "Alias"
Jennifer Garner first struck it big with the role of CIA officer Sydney Bristow on ABC's "Alias." She later jumped to the big screen in "Pearl Harbor" and "Catch Me If You Can."
Her other movie roles include "Daredevil" opposite Ben Affleck, "Mother's Day" and "Dallas Buyers Club." More recently, Garner appeared in "The Tribes of Palos Verdes" and "A Happening of Monumental Proportions."
Up next, the actress — who has a net worth of $60 million — is set to star in "Love, Simon."
TV series: "Lizzie McGuire"
Hilary Duff was thrust into stardom when she nabbed the title role in the hit TV series "Lizzie McGuire." The show led to a slew of film roles in movies like "Agent Cody Banks," "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Cinderella Story."
Duff also has appeared in guest roles on several television shows, including "George Lopez," "Gossip Girl" and "Two and a Half Men." More recently, the actress, who has a net worth of $25 million, came back to television in TV Land's "Younger." In addition to acting, Duff has released three RIAA-Certified Platinum albums.
TV series: "21 Jump Street"
Johnny Depp launched his television career with a starring role on "21 Jump Street" in 1987. Then he jumped to the big screen in 1990 with the title role in "Edward Scissorhands."
Depp appeared in the first of four "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies in 2003, playing Captain Jack Sparrow. His performance earned him a hefty paycheck as well as an Oscar nomination, which he followed up with another award-worthy performance in 2004's "Finding Neverland" and 2007's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."
The actor has a net worth of $200 million and recently reprised his role of Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," as well as starring in "Murder On the Orient Express." Depp's next moves include starring roles in "Richard Says Goodbye" and "LAbyrinth."
TV series: "Arrested Development"
Michael Cera got his start in the role of George-Michael Bluth on the award-winning television series "Arrested Development."
Following his TV success, Cera made a splash on the big screen in "Superbad," "Juno," "Paper Heart" and "This Is the End." He also has lent his voice to several TV series, including "Brace Face," "The LEGO Batman Movie" and "Blazing Samurai."
The star is next set to appear in "Tyrel" and "Gloria." Cera has a net worth of $20 million.
TV series: "In Living Color"
Before Jennifer Lopez became an A-list actress, she landed a spot as a Fly Girl on the '90s television show "In Living Color." Later, she put her acting skills on display in 1995 when she won the title role in the biopic "Selena."
Next, J.Lo went on to appear in movies including "Anaconda," "Out of Sight" and "The Wedding Planner." Lopez then kicked off her musical career with her debut album "On the 6" in 1999.
More recently, J.Lo lent her voice to the character Shira in "Ice Age: Collision Course." The superstar has a net worth of $380 million. She currently stars on the television show "Shades of Blue."
TV series: "The O.C.," "House"
Olivia Wilde first made a splash playing a rebellious bartender on the Fox teen drama "The O.C.," which ran in 2004 and 2005. She then landed a major role on the Fox drama "House."
Wilde later transitioned to the big screen, landing roles in movies such as "Alpha Dog," "Tron: Legacy," "Cowboys & Aliens," "The Change-Up" and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." More recently, the actress starred in HBO's original series "Vinyl."
Wilde has a net worth of $20 million and is set to appear next in the films "A Vigilante" and "Life Itself."
TV series: "The Dana Carvey Show," "Saturday Night Live," "The Office"
Steve Carell got his start on "The Dana Carvey Show" in 1996. He was also a player on "Saturday Night Live" from 1996 through 2011 before he got his big break on "The Office" playing lead character Michael Scott.
Following the show's end in 2013, Carell had several major movie successes, including roles in "Foxcatcher" and "The Big Short." He also lent his voice to the character of Young Gru in the "Despicable Me" franchise, which has raked in over $3.53 billion worldwide.
The actor recently starred in "Battle of the Sexes" and "Last Flag Flying," and his next big-screen appearances will be in "Beautiful Boy" and "Backseat." Carell has a net worth of $50 million.
TV series: "Malcolm in the Middle," "How I Met Your Mother," "Breaking Bad"
Bryan Cranston got his start with a series of guest-starring roles on shows such as "CHiPs," "Seinfeld" and "King of Queens."
His career got a big boost when he was cast as Hal on "Malcolm in the Middle," which ran from 2000 to 2006. His role as Hammond Druthers in "How I Met Your Mother" followed, running from 2006 through 2013. The actor also got rave reviews for his role as Walter White on the AMC show "Breaking Bad."
Cranston has a net worth of $30 million. He recently starred in "Power Rangers" and the "Last Flag Flying," and he's set to lend his voice to Chief in the upcoming "Isle of Dogs."
TV series: "How I Met Your Mother"
Jason Segel became a household name with his role as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."
Segel took his talents to the big screen on the heels of his television success, appearing in a series of hilarious comedies such as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Sex Tape," "Knocked Up" and "The Five-Year Engagement." He also lent his voice to the character of Vector in "Despicable Me," which brought in a whopping $543 million at the box office.
Segel has a net worth of $30 million. His most recent appearance was in "The Discovery," which he'll follow up with the role of Henry in "Come Sunday."
TV series: "Freaks and Geeks"
James Franco launched his career when he landed a role in the short-lived television sitcom "Freaks and Geeks."
He later made a splash on the big screen playing James Dean in "James Dean," earning a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or TV Film. Franco received another Golden Globe nod in 2009 for his performance in the movie "Pineapple Express" and was nominated for an Oscar for his work in the film "127 Hours."
The talented star, who has a net worth of $30 million, recently appeared in "The Disaster Artist," and has plenty of upcoming roles in movies such as "Zeroville" and "The Long Home."
Michael J. Fox
TV series: "Family Ties," "Spin City"
Michael J. Fox rose to television stardom as Alex P. Keaton on the show "Family Ties." Following its seven-year run, Fox starred as Marty McFly in the highly popular "Back to the Future" trilogy from 1985 to 1990. He later returned to TV as Mike Flaherty on "Spin City," which earned him an Emmy, three Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The actor revealed his battle with early-onset Parkinson's disease in 1998. In addition to acting, Fox is dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and has launched The Michael J. Fox Foundation. More recently, the Hollywood veteran who starred on "The Good Wife" lent his voice to "A.R.C.H.I.E. 2." Fox has a net worth of $65 million.
TV series: "Saturday Night Live"
Adam Sandler first rose to fame as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" before making the jump to movies.
His hilarious performance in the 1996 movie "Happy Gilmore" added to his notoriety. Sandler gained even more popularity with his roles in "The Waterboy," "The Wedding Singer" and "Big Daddy," and went on to star in several romantic comedies including "50 First Dates," "Just Go With It" and "Blended."
The comedian has a net worth of $400 million. His upcoming projects include lending his voice to the Dracula character in "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" and a starring role in "The Week Of."
TV series: "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Facts of Life"
Molly Ringwald launched her TV career with roles on "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life." Two years later, the actress rocketed to fame with her role in the John Hughes film "Sixteen Candles."
She went on to star in "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink," "The Pickup Artist" and "For Keeps?" More recently, Ringwald returned to television in the hit series "Riverdale."
The actress has a net worth of $11 million. She's got several upcoming films, including "Kingfish," "All These Small Moments," "Siberia" and "The Kissing Booth."
TV series: "Moonlighting"
Bruce Willis got his first big break on the TV show "Moonlighting," co-starring with Cybill Shepherd. His role earned him an Emmy and Golden Globe award.
Willis went on to star in five "Die Hard" movies, which earned a total of $1.43 billion worldwide. Willis, who has a net worth of $180 million, is set to appear next in "Death Wish" and "Acts of Violence."
TV series: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Shailene Woodley made her TV debut on "The O.C." and "Crossing Jordan." Woodley later became nationally known as Amy Juergens in 2008's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" on ABC Family.
Her first major film role came in 2011's "The Descendants" with George Clooney, and she received a Golden Globe nod for her performance. More recently, she nabbed the role of Beatrice "Tris" Prior in the Divergent series film adaptation, which earned over $340 million at the box office, and a stint in the TV series "Big Little Lies."
Next up, the actress will appear in "Arkie" and "Adrift." She has a net worth of $9 million.
TV series: "Saturday Night Live"
Bill Murray got his start on "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The comedian's career skyrocketed with his debut film role in the comedy "Meatballs," followed by hilarious hits such as "Caddyshack" and "Ghostbusters," which grossed $295 million worldwide.
Murray continued his success with movies such as "Scrooged" and "Groundhog Day," and he earned a Golden Globe and his first Oscar nod for 2003's "Lost in Translation." Murray also lent his voice to "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "The Jungle Book."
The Hollywood veteran has a net worth of $140 million, and he also made an appearance in 2016's "Ghostbusters" reboot. You can see him in the TV series "Extra Innings," and he's also lending his voice to the upcoming "Isle of Dogs" and "B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations."
TV series: "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour"
Steve Martin got his start as a writer on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" and "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour." Then the actor co-wrote and starred in the movie "The Jerk" in 1979, which grossed over $73 million at the box office.
Martin became a household name on the heels of that flick when he starred alongside Chevy Chase in "Three Amigos" and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles."
His other box office hits include the "Father of the Bride" series, "Out-of-Towners" and "Cheaper by the Dozen," which earned over $190 million in theaters. More recently, this comedian with a net worth of $130 million appeared in "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" and the TV special "The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special."
TV series: "7th Heaven"
Jessica Biel launched her television career playing Mary Camden on the WB television show "7th Heaven." She went on to land roles in movies like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Blade: Trinity" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."
More recently, Biel appeared in the TV series "The Sinner" and had a lead role in the big screen flick "Shock and Awe." She has also opened a restaurant in Los Angeles called Au Fudge. Biel's net worth is reportedly $18 million.
TV series: "The Swiss Family Robinson," "Mad About You"
Helen Hunt began her long-running acting career on "The Swiss Family Robinson," when she played Helga Wagner for 20 episodes beginning in 1975. The actress later starred with Sarah Jessica Parker in the 1985 film "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."
But Hunt's career really skyrocketed with her role on the popular sitcom "Mad About You," for which she won four Emmy Awards. Her success translated to the big screen as well. She earned an Oscar in 1998 for her role in "As Good As It Gets."
More recently, the actress has starred in "I Love You, Daddy" and the TV series "Shots Fired," and she's set to appear next in "The Miracle Season" and "Candy Jar." Hunt has a reported net worth of $55 million.
TV series: "Rawhide"
Clint Eastwood landed his first big role in the TV series "Rawhide" in 1959. The actor was cast in his first iconic role in 1964 as Joe in "A Fistful of Dollars." He went on to star in other westerns, including "Hang 'Em High," "Paint Your Wagon" and "Two Mules for Sister Sara" before taking on his most memorable role as Dirty Harry in the film of the same name.
Eastwood has amassed a net worth of $375 million — making him one of the richest directors in Hollywood. He made his directorial debut with "Play Misty for Me" and later won two Oscars for directing "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby."
The star's latest movie, "Trouble With the Curve," was released in 2012. It earned almost $49 million at the box office. He continues work as a director and producer on movies, including "American Sniper," "Sully" and "Indian Horse."
TV series: "Friends," "Family Ties"
Courteney Cox got a big career boost when she joined the cast of the successful sitcom "Family Ties," playing Michael J. Fox's on-screen girlfriend. But Cox's most iconic role came in 1994, when she landed the role of Monica Gellar on "Friends."
Cox also nabbed a role in the "Scream" trilogy, playing reporter Gale Weathers. More recently, Cox starred in the TV series "Cougar Town" and played the lead in the TV movie "Charity Case." She also made an appearance in the the big-screen flick "Mothers and Daughters." Her net worth is $120 million.
TV series: "Saturday Night Live"
Kristen Wiig launched her career on "Saturday Night Live," appearing from 2005 through 2014. She later took her talents to the big screen, making a splash in movies such as "Knocked Up," "Girl Most Likely" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." "Bridesmaids" earned her an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay in 2012.
Wiig also lent her voice to the character of Lucy in "Despicable Me 2," which brought in $970 million at the box office worldwide, and "Despicable Me 3," which surpassed the $1 billion milestone.
The actress has a net worth of $20 million and is set to appear on "Where'd You Go, Bernadette." She will also lend her voice to the animated flick "How to Train Your Dragon 3."
TV series: "Saturday Night Live," "Up All Night"
Maya Rudolph also launched her career on "Saturday Night Live," where she was a player from 2000 through 2007. She later starred in films such as "Away We Go," "Grown Ups" and "Bridesmaids" before nabbing the role of Ava Alexander in the NBC sitcom "Up All Night."
More recently, the actress appeared in the TV series "Big Mouth" and played Mother Parker in "A Christmas Story Live!" Rudolph has a net worth of $4 million and is set to appear in "Life of the Party" and "The Wiilloughbys."
TV series: "Mickey Mouse Club," "Goosebumps," "Breaker High"
Ryan Gosling got his start on the "Mickey Mouse Club" along with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. He later appeared on "Goosebumps," "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" "Breaker High" and "Young Hercules" before transitioning to more mature roles in "Remember the Titans" and "Murder by Numbers."
Gosling's big break came with his performance in "The Notebook" in 2004. He later earned his second Golden Globe nomination for the 2010 film "Blue Valentine" before appearing in "Drive," "The Ides of March," "Gangster Squad," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and most recently, the musical film production "La La Land" and big-screen flick "Blade Runner 2049."
Gosling has a net worth of $60 million and will next star in the movie "First Man."
TV series: "Unfabulous"
Emma Roberts made a name for herself with the role of Addie Singer on Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous." She later starred in "Nancy Drew," "Hotel for Dogs" and "Valentine's Day."
Her other TV and film credits include "The Art of Getting By," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "We're the Millers" and "Nerve."
The actress has a net worth of $15 million and is currently appearing on the TV series "American Horror Story." She's set to star in the upcoming movies "In a Relationship" and "Little Italy."
TV series: "Saturday Night Live"
Andy Samberg launched his career as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," where he was a key player from 2005 through 2012. During that time, the actor also starred in movies like "Hot Rod," "Space Chimps" and "Celeste and Jesse Forever." Today, the comedian plays the role of Jake Peralta in the award-winning Fox sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Samberg has a net worth of $16 million and is set to lend his voice as Johnny in the upcoming "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation."
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