5 Actors Whose TV Debuts Were Awful
Including Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2014 8:55 AM CDT
In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscarsat the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – These 10 actors rounded up by The Stir may have gone on to become big names, but their TV debuts were less than stellar:

  • Jim Carrey: Nope, he didn't get his start on In Living Color, he got it on The Duck Factory, a show about a young animator that aired on NBC in 1984.
  • Jennifer Lawrence: She starred as comedian Bill Engvall's daughter in The Bill Engvall Show on TBS from 2007 to 2009.

  • Christina Hendricks: The Mad Men star got her start playing a college student on MTV drama Undressed in 1999.
  • Bryan Cranston: Before he was Walter White or Hal in Malcolm in the Middle, he was an uncle—with a mullet—on CBS' Raising Miranda in 1988.
  • Jennifer Aniston: She and a pre-Blossom Mayim Bialik played stepsisters on Molloy, a short-lived 1990 Fox sitcom.
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