The "American Horror Story: Asylum" cast is made up of Oscar winners, nominees and all sorts of industry veterans.

Before he was clashing with nuns, James Cromwell was endearingly palling around with a pig in "Babe." And way before she was winning Emmys for her work in "American Horror Story" and "Grey Gardens," Jessica Lange played the object of Dustin Hoffman's affection in "Tootsie," taking home an Oscar for her work in the comedy.

Where else have you seen the cast before? Check out the gallery below to see what the stars did before they checked in to the "Asylum."

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  • James Cromwell, "Babe" (1995)

    James Cromwell, who plays the dangerous Dr. Arthur Arden on "AHS: Asylum," has quite an extensive resume in both TV and film. The veteran actor was nominated for an Oscar for the 1995 family film "Babe" and has appeared in many hit movies, including "The Green Mile" and "The Artist." On TV, Cromwell has done guest arcs on "ER," "Six Feet Under" and "24."

  • Jessica Lange, "Tootsie" (1982)

    Long before she was scaring the bejesus out of you as Sister Jude on "Asylum," Jessica Lange had an impressive film career. Lange took home the Oscar for her work in 1982's "Tootsie" opposite Dustin Hoffman. She won another Oscar for "Blue Sky." In addition to her film work, Lange has made several TV movies, including "Grey Gardens," which earned her an Emmy, as did her performance in the first season of "American Horror Story."

  • Mark Consuelos, "All My Children" (1995-2010)

    Mark Conseulos got his start on ABC's "All My Children" soap opera, which is also where the heartthrob met his wife, Kelly Ripa. His other TV roles include "1-800-Missing" and "Hope & Faith," but he now appears as the aggressive Braircliff patient Spivey -- who threw fecal matter at Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) in the premiere -- on "AHS: Asylum."

  • Chloe Sevigny, "Boys Don't Cry" (1999)

    Chloe Sevigny, who appears as Shelly, Briarcliff's resident nymphomaniac on "AHS," is a veteran of the big and small screen. She starred on HBO's "Big Love" for five seasons and made guest appearances on "Will & Grace" and "Law & Order: SVU." She recently headlined her own miniseries "Hit & Miss." Sevigny's film roles include "Boys Don't Cry," "American Psycho" and "Zodiac."

  • Evan Peters, "One Tree Hill" (2008-2009)

    Before starring in the first season of "American Horror Story," Evan Peters appeared on several episodes of "One Tree Hill" opposite current "Awkward" star Ashley Rickards. His other TV credits include "Parenthood," "Invasion" and "Phil of the Future." On the big screen, Peters had roles in "Kick Ass," "Sleepover" and "Never Back Down."

  • Jenna Dewan-Tatum, "Step Up" (2006)

    Jenna Dewan-Tatum, one of the Haunted Honeymoon Tour-goers on "AHS," got her big break in 2006's "Step Up" opposite her now husband Channing Tatum. Her other credits include "The Grudge 2" and NBC's short-lived "The Playboy Club."

  • Lily Rabe, "The Good Wife" (2011)

    Before "American Horror Story," Lily Rabe, who plays Sister Mary Eunice on "Asylum," made appearances on several TV shows including "The Good Wife," "Medium" and "Law & Order: SVU."

  • Sarah Paulson, "The Other Sister" (1999)

    Sarah Paulson has numerous TV and film credits under her belt and on "Asylum," she plays lesbian journalist Lana. Paulson's TV credits include "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Deadwood" and "Desperate Housewives." On film, Paulson has starred in "Serenity," "New Year's Eve" and "The Other Sister," on which she played Diane Keaton's characters gay daughter.

  • Joseph Fiennes, "Shakespeare In Love" (1998)

    Joseph Fiennes is still sort of a TV newbie (besides "Flashforward"), but Fiennes took the big screen by storm with roles in "Shakespeare In Love," "Elizabeth" and "Luther." On "American Horror Story," he plays Monsignor Timothy Howard, who Sister Jude has fantasies about.

  • Zachary Quinto, "So NoTORIous" (2006)

    Zachary Quinto is no stranger to TV viewers thanks to his work as the villainous Sylar on "Heroes," but before he was murdering people and stealing their superpowers, Quinto had roles in VH1's "So NoTORIous," "24," and "Crossing Jordan." On the big screen he's appeared in "Star Trek," "What's Your Number?" and "Margin Call." Now, he's Dr. Oliver Thredson on "Asylum."

  • Clea DuVall, "She's All That" (1999)

    Actress Clea DuVall, Lana's partner school teacher Wendy on "American Horror Story: Asylum," was a staple of late '90s teen movies including "The Faculty," "Can't Hardly Wait" and "She's All That." DuVall also appeared on the small screen over the years on "Carnivàle," "Heroes," "Bones" and "CSI," among many others.

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