Jennifer Lawrence: Discovered by a talent agent during her first trip to NYC- on the same day she went into an agency and was signed on the spot
Rosario Dawson: Discovered as a 15-year old when she was sitting on the stoop of her family’s apartment building in Manhattan
Channing Tatum: Discovered by a modeling scout while he was walking down a random street in Miami
Discovered while he was installing new doors at Star Wars director George Lucas’ home
Charlize Theron: Discovered by a talent scout when he happened upon her yelling at a bank teller in LA
Pamela Anderson: Discovered after she was featured on a stadium’s JumboTron in her hometown of Vancouver, BC
Ellen Pompeo: Discovered when she was working as a bartender in SoHo by a casting agent who thought she would be great for commercial work
Discovered when he tagged along with a friend to an audition for the movie ‘Nightmare on Elm Street.’ Depp has been quoted saying “I only went to the audition because I had nothing else to do.”
Discovered while working as a flight attendant for Air Canada
Natalie Portman: Discovered at a pizza parlor when a talent manager approached her asking if she had any interest in acting
Nick Jonas: Discovered after he accompanied his mother on an errand to their local hair salon-Someone happened to overhear the then 6 year old singing and referred him to a manager.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: Discovered out of the blue while she was eating with her parents at an NYC restaurant- she was only 4-years old!
Toni Braxton: Discovered at an Amoco station in Annapolis, Maryland when a record producer overheard her signing to herself as she pumped her gas
Marilyn Monroe: Discovered by a photographer for Yank Magazine while she was working in a manufacturing plant