We all know about the Eddie Murphys, Amy Poehlers, and Will Ferrells of the SNL world. But some other superstars also graced the Studio 8H stage. Here aer five stars who you may not have known were cast members on Saturday Night Live. [SOUND] Coinage. Life, well spent. [MUSIC] Presented by Geico. Damon Wayans was fired in his first season after going rogue on air during a sketch. He has since gone on to a successful career in standup, movies and TV, including classic '90s sketch show In Living Color. Sarah Silverman is now one of the best known stand up comedians in America. But at the tender age of twenty-two she appeared in one season of Thirty Rockefeller Center. Though she didn't last long she has certainly landed on her feet. Ben Stiller left in the middle of his first season after being told he wouldn't be able to make videos on the show. Given his rise to stardom and SNL's increased reliance on digital shorts He may have been onto something. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is known for her iconic TV characters and award show prowess. But before all that she was a regular on SNL. During Loren Michaels brief time away from the show, she made her mark with three years of hilarious characters. Robert Downey Jr. is currently one of the highest paid movie stars on the planet. At the beginning of his long and tumultuous career, he was a one year wonder alongside Damon Wayans, Anthony Michael Hall, and Joan Cusack in the 85 to 86 season. Though always considered a talent to watch, few could imagine the marvelous success that awaited. Clearly a forgettable run at Saturday Night Live is by no means a career ender. [MUSIC] Coinage. Life well spent. Presented by Geico.
Leslie Jones is getting a ton of support from her fans after she opened up while sharing a gym selfie on Instagram.
In the snap, the Saturday Night Live star rocks a black tank top, black workout pants, and a bandana and stands in front of a mirror. “OK back to cardio. But confession I feel like I’m doing it for nothing,” she captioned the shot Tuesday. “I know it not I’m healthy and look good but I really feel like 'what’s it all for' if the people you want to notice don’t. I just feel like I might die alone. Sorry that’s pretty heavy today!! @trainwiththaddeus.”
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Fans flooded her comments with support following the post, and have continued to do so as she shares more fitspiration videos and photos on the 'gram.
“You. Are. Amazing. We see you. Everything will happen. Don’t stress. X,” one person wrote, while another commented, “You inspire me so much to smile and try even in days where I’m like life is for what? Please keep on keeping on!! warm wishes.”
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. actress Meagan Good was also struck by Jones’s post and responded as well. “The right people will notice,” she said. “You are a ‘Gift’ and God doesn’t give His precious gifts away to everyone ... He’s selective ... He gives you to who He can trust. Your doing it for something ...Your preparing for something (career, relationship, purpose etc.). Making it so that your body will continue to take you wherever God wants you to go. He has a plan and He WILL give you the desires of your heart at the perfect time, with the right people/person. Be encouraged.”
While Jones hasn’t responded to the comments with a post just yet, she has since gone on to share two more fitspiration videos of herself crushing a work out. “It was serious today gonna have to do this in two posts #muthaf—ingarmday @trainwiththaddeus,” she captioned it.