These are all the major celebs you forgot began their careers in Gossip Girl

Melissa Fumero was Blair’s minion before Brooklyn Nine-Nine

When Gossip Girl began in 2007 it introduced the world to Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick. Some of the main cast went onto become major A-Listers who we still watch today, yes I’m talking about Penn Badgley in Netflix’s You. And some of their careers flopped.

However the show didn’t just launch the careers of the main five cast members, it was also the starting job of many famous names. Whether it was a one-off appearance or they were a series regular a number of mega famous actors began their careers by playing Upper East Side villains and minions.

These are all the celebrities you forgot began their acting careers in Gossip Girl:

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan is now known globally for his role as Bucky Barnes from Captain America, but before he reached Avengers level fame he started off his career in Gossip Girl as Carter Baizen.

Sebastian had been in a few other TV shows and the odd film before Gossip Girl. He appeared in the first season of Gossip Girl in 2007 and returned numerous times over the next three years.

His main storylines included helping finding Serena find her dad, dating Serena and sabotaging Nate.

Willa Holland

Willa Holland’s biggest role is undoubtedly Thea Queen in Arrow which she’s been in since 2012.

However one of her earliest roles was as Agnes in Gossip Girl. Willa had been in a number of episodes of the O.C. and a few films before joining Gossip Girl.

Agnes was a model and Jenny’s frenemy in the early seasons of the show. The two started off as friends but once it turned to starting a fashion label Agnes and Jenny quickly fell out.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer has had quite the career in the last 10 years. He’s been an unknown actor, to world famous A-Lister appearing in Call Me By Your Name and The Lone Ranger, to facing accusations of abuse and sexual assault last year.

However before all of this he started out his career on Gossip Girl as the character of Gabriel Edwards.

Gabriel was a man attempting to romance Serena in order to steal her family’s money as part of a scheme with Serena’s frenemy Poppy Lifton.

Krysten Ritter

Today no one could not look at Krysten Ritter and not think of her iconic roles as Jessica Jones and Chloe in Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23. However one of Krysten’s early roles was in Gossip Girl as Carol Rhodes.

She played Carol in a flashback episode of Gossip Girl as Lily’s older sister. The two sisters are seen exploring LA, causing plenty of drama and um getting on the bus??

Caitlin Fitzgerald

Who could forget when Blair interned at W Magazine and was supervised by highly strung Epperly Lawrence? Epperly was played by Caitlin Fitzgerald who at the time had had only a number of small roles in other projects.

Now however Caitilin is best known for her roles in Masters of Sex, Succession and the new Netflix series Inventing Anna.

Aaron Tviet

Nate’s cousin Tripp played a pretty big role in some of the early seasons of Gossip Girl with plot lines including trying to kill Nate and dating Serena.

He was played by Aaron Tviet who at the time had only had one role before joining the cast in 2009. Now Aaron Tviet is a well known actor who has had appearances in Les Miserables, Grease Live! and American Horror Stories.

Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter played the role of Raina Thorpe, she dated Chuck Bass and was the daughter of his business rival. Before joining the Gossip Girl cast she had a part in the series One Life To Live.

Now she’s got millions of followers on Instagram and has appeared in Southside With You as Michelle Obama, Ride Along and The Old Man & The Gun.

Melissa Fumero

Of course one of Blair’s minions had to be included and one who went onto have a great career is Melissa Fumero who played Zoe. Zoe was one of the minions from Blair’s time at Columbia.

Before appearing on Gossip Girl Melissa was in All My Children and One Life To Live.

Since leaving Gossip Girl her biggest role has been Amy Santiago in Brooklyn Nine-Nine but she’s also been in Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K and numerous other projects.

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