So great is the number of celebrities who try to make the transition between movies and music or modeling and acting that the trend has become somewhat of a Hollywood cliché -- and often the source of mockery (we're looking at you, Mariah Carey). Some public figures, however, take the career-switching road less traveled on their way to stardom.
The following well-knowns relied on skills from their previous education and experience -- not their famous names or connections -- to carve out successful second careers for themselves.
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