My Secret Teen Past

Nostalgia alert! See the (sometimes cheesy) ways stars – from Ian Somerhalder to Julie Bowen – got their start

JULIE BOWEN

Like most actresses, the Modern Family star toiled away as a waitress before her big break. Only Bowen worked as Shelly the waitress at Salinger's, the eatery owned by the siblings of Party of Five. In a 1996 Very Special Episode, Charlie (Matthew Fox) makes a pass at Shelly – then fires her, only to end up eventually getting Lost on an island with Ian Somerhalder.