30 Celebs With Awesome Hidden Talents

The celebrities we all know and love got to where they are today thanks to their talents. Whether it be singing, acting or dancing, they all have skills worthy of fame. But some celebs have even more talents than we think, and some are just unbelievable. So today, we’ll count down 30 celebrities with unbelievable hidden talents – many of which will surprise you.

#30. Christina Hendricks

The gorgeous redhead Christina Hendricks became known for her outstanding performance as Joan Holloway on Mad Men, which earned her a few awards and several nominations. She started out as a model at the age of 18, thanks to her stunning good looks. But, on top of her acting chops, the Tennessee native also showed off another talent of hers in front of the cameras on the award-winning AMC series.

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She is a big fan of French culture and is a very talented accordion player. Because of her skills with the instrument, the writes of Mad Men decided to include it as a character trait of Joan. In the season three episode My Old Kentucky Home, Hendricks delivered a beautiful rendition of C’est Magnifique on her accordion – and how magnificent it was!

#29. Margot Robbie

Australian actress Margot Robbie started out with small acting roles on Australian television until she decided to move to Hollywood in 2011. After getting a few gigs here and there, she rose to ultimate fame thanks to her role in Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street and took a permanent spot in the celebrity world. But, apart from her beauty and her amazing acting skills, the Suicide Squad blonde is also a tattoo artist.

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She garnered attention after she tattooed cast members from Suicide Squad, such as Cara Delevingne, to whom she gave a toe tattoo. According to Robbie, she has done over 100 tattoos over the years and even displayed her talents live on air on The Graham Norton Show, where she inked a smiley-face that on the big toe of a member of the production staff.

#28. Ed O’Neill

Veteran actor Ed O’Neill is mostly known for playing family patriarch Al Bundy in Married with Children, and Jay Pritchett in Modern Family many years later. But, unlike his famous characters, he doesn’t enjoy laying down and being lazy in his spare time. Instead, he prefers to kick some serious butt as a martial artist. The comedy legend has been practicing for more than 20 years.

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O’Neill became passionate about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after one of his friends introduced it to him. Although he’s known for his comedic performances, Jiu-Jitsu is no laughing matter for him, and always took it extremely seriously. In 2007, he earned his black belt, and has stated it has been “the greatest achievement of my life, apart from my children.

#27. Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried‘s first big role came with her appearance in Mean Girls, where she played air-head blonde Karen. The public fell in love with the charisma she displayed, but it wasn’t until her role in Mamma Mia! that people really knew what she had to offer. She wowed audiences with her beautiful voice in the movie, proving that she’s an incredible singer on top of being a great actress.

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But Seyfried has another card up her sleeve. The 32-year-old actress is also a big fan of crochet. So much so, that she has revealed that she loves to knit and crochet behind the scenes of her movies. She stitches accessories for her castmates when she’s not busy singing and acting her soul out. Her very down-to-earth hobby is just endearing!

#26. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is basically Hollywood royalty, and she has it all: the looks, the talent, the charisma, and a huge heart. When she’s not on set, she dedicates her time to being a mom of six adorable children and also to doing some amazing humanitarian work. But she also has other hidden talents that most people don’t know about. Just like her character Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider actress is versed in a form of combat.

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To be precise, the gorgeous Angelina is an avid knife-thrower and has an impressive collection of knives. But as if that wasn’t enough, she is also a skilled pilot. The Oscar-winning actress, filmmaker, and screenwriter loves flying her family on her private jet and has been doing it since she earned her pilot’s license in 2004. In fact, she might be even more badass in real life than all her characters put together!

#25. Jennifer Garner

The beautiful Jennifer Garner has proven herself to be an accomplished actress and climbed her way to the top of the A-list over the years. She appeared in numerous blockbusters and fan-favorite TV series such as Alias and Felicity. And, although she’s a huge celebrity now, she hasn’t forgotten where she came from and is still pursuing a hobby she got into when she was a young girl.

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The brunette beauty was born in Texas, and her family later moved to West Virginia. She had a humble upbringing, which had a lasting effect on her. Although she’s lived in Hollywood for years, she’s still in touch with her Southern roots. She can actually play the saxophone and spoons, and also enjoys clogging and folk dancing, whenever she gets the chance.

#24. Halle Berry

The incredibly talented Halle Berry received critical acclaim for many of her performances and became the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performance on Monster’s Ball. Before becoming an actress, Hallee was a beauty queen. She was the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant and came in 6th in the Miss World Pageant in 1986.

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But, on top of her skills as an actress and as a model, Berry also enjoys playing music. The Catwoman star began playing the flute in grade school and was part of the school band. On top of that, she also joined the school newspaper, cheerleading team, and student government association. Also, she still enjoys playing the flute from time to time. Unbelievable!

#23. Cara Delevingne

We know that Margot Robbie has an impressive hidden talent, but her Suicide Squad costar Cara Delevingne also has some cool skills to show off. The British beauty started out as a model and earned worldwide recognition as such. She also became an actress later in her career and has appeared in many films since then. But her repertoire goes beyond the catwalk and the silver screen.

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The gorgeous blonde is much more than a pretty face. She has displayed her abilities as a brilliant beatboxer live on TV too. But her musical dexterity doesn’t end there. She is also a singer and she can rap; so much so that she released her first music video in 2017 titled I Feel Everything, which is part of the soundtrack of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a movie she also starred in.

#22. Geena Davis

Geena Davis established herself as a solid, gifted actress in the early 1990s. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her iconic performance in the cult film Thelma & Louise, and she won the Best Supporting Actress award for her work in The Accidental Tourist. She also modeled when she was a teenager before she stepped into the acting world. But the talented starlet also excelled in other ways.

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At the age of 41, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an archer. Just a couple of years after she took up archery and showed an impressive talent at it, she tried out for the US team that was headed to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it, but she was actually pretty close. She gained respect as a world-class archer, as well as a Hollywood legend.

#21. Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian rose to fame along with her family when they got their own reality TV show on the E! network Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2005. The show was an instant hit, and it allowed every member of the Kardashian clan to pursue their many passions. Before the show, however, Kourtney graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts and Spanish.

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Not only that, but after college, she opened a clothing store for children called Smooch with her mother, Kris Jenner, and later developed the fashion line D-A-S-H with her sisters Kim and Khloe Kardashian. She also makes a lot of her clothes herself, and she used to make clothes for her friends when she was in high school. She is pretty skilled with the sewing machine and makes lovely stuff.

#20. Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is one of the most famous and successful rappers in the world. He was discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992, who featured him in his album and thus introduced him to the rap world. He released his first album in 1993, which became an instant hit, and has sold 25 million records since then. Snoop has also appeared in numerous movies and had his own reality show a few years back.

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At the moment, he is also hosting a cooking show with Martha Stewart. But, on top of making music and the occasional acting, Snoop enjoys being a football coach. As a father of four, he loves spending as much time with his family as he can, and coaching his children’s football team is the perfect opportunity to do so. In fact, he’s a certified coach, and he coaches not one, but two teams.

#19. Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien is known for his skills as a comedian and for hosting his own late-night talk show, Conan. He has also worked as an actor, writer, and producer. Before that, however, he actually attended Harvard University, and after graduation, he started writing for comedy shows. But, the popular talk-show host also has an unbelievable secret talent.

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He loved black-and-white movies as a child and became interested with tap dancing because of that. He asked his parents to enroll him in tap lessons, and the rest is history. Although he never pursued it professionally, he still enjoys dancing from time to time, and he even demonstrated his skill on his show and in the Actor’s Studio. He’s said that his lanky limbs really came in handy when he started practicing.

#18. Colin Farrell

Actor Colin Farrell began his acting career in the 1990s and had his big break on the movie The War Zone. The Irish star has been breaking hearts ever since and gained international recognition for his amazing performances. He received several nominations over the years and eventually won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in Bruges in 2008.

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But before he rose to fame, the heartthrob made a living as a line dancer in his native Dublin. With a cowboy hat and tight denim costumes, he danced the nights away to put food on the table, until he decided to move to America and pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Although he was pretty good at it, we’re glad he made the choice to leave it behind and move to Hollywood.

#17. Heidi Klum

German supermodel Heidi Klum started her modeling career in 1992 when a friend encouraged her to sign up to a national modeling contest. Out of the 25,000 contestants that participated, Klum won, and she got a $300,000 modeling contract afterward. After succeeding in the German modeling world, she moved to America, and eventually became a Victoria’s Secret model.

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She later became the host of Project Runway and Germany’s Next Top Model. But she has also proven to be a very good yodeller. Although she has lived in the States for decades, she’s still in touch with her German roots and loves to grab the microphone and yodel away from time to time. So she’s got the looks, the charisma, and the voice. She really seems able to do it all, doesn’t she?

#16. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber rose to fame at a very young age, after being discovered by Scooter Braun and Usher, thanks to his homemade youtube music videos that showed him singing his heart out. He became an instant star after his first album came out in 2009. Not only can the Biebs sing, but he also plays the guitar, the piano, and the drums very well, and he started playing when he was 5 years old.

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When he doesn’t have an instrument in his hands, he’s dancing and singing his songs at the same time. But that’s not all he can do. The Canadian heartbreaker is also very athletic and is especially good at playing basketball. But his best-hidden talent is just insane: he’s somewhat of a wiz with a Rubik’s Cube, and it takes him less than two minutes to solve the exasperating 3D puzzle that drives most people crazy.

#15. Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain started out as a TV actress, doing small parts here and there. It wasn’t until 2008, when her dream of appearing in a movie came true when she starred in Jolene. After that, the offers came pouring, and she appeared in many films displaying her impressive acting skills, which earned her two Academy Award nominations. But acting is not the only thing the beautiful actress can do.

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The Zero Dark Thirty star has a very cool hidden talent that nobody saw coming. On one occasion, while greeting fans, she began communicating with a deaf fan in sign language, and her actions spoke louder than words. The fan was surprised and moved by Chastain’s gesture, and everyone else was as well.

#14. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris started out as a child star on the movie Clara’s Heart, which got him a Golden Globe nomination, at just 15 years old. He then had his big break on Doogie Howser, M.D., and became a global superstar thanks to his role as Barney Stinson on the hit comedy series How I Met Your Mother. Not only is he an amazing actor, but he’s also a spectacular singer and dancer.

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He worked on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award because of it. But the beloved celeb has another card up his sleeve -literally: he’s a magician. His magic skills were even written into his character on HIMYM, and his chops as an illusionist led him to become President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. It really is legenwait for it dary!

#13. Vin Diesel

We all know Vin Diesel as the star of the Fast and Furious franchise. He has also appeared on many other action movies, establishing himself as a true action hero. His impressive physique is surely made for it! But, this famous tough guy doesn’t spend all his time in the gym. He also spends a lot of time in his studio, developing video games.

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When he’s not beating bad guys on films, he’s creating them in one of his games. The Riddick star even adapted the sci-fi thriller movie into a video game. He founded Tigon Studios and has been featured in most of the games that the studio develops. Although he has a very busy schedule, he tries to find as much time as possible to work on his games.

#12. Rachel Weisz

British actress Rachel Weisz had her breakthrough role in the blockbuster action film The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. Since then, she has appeared in countless projects, and won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, a Critics’ Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, which is pretty impressive. But the talented actress also has an interesting hidden talent.

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The gorgeous actress loves riding the unicycle. When she’s not winning awards, she’s back home with husband Daniel Craig, enjoying a relaxing afternoon on her unicycle. She learned how to ride in just two weeks before shooting her movie The Brothers Bloom. She also learned how to juggle, and also practiced playing the violin, piano, banjo and guitar, all for the sake of the movie.

#11. Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis excelled as an actress thanks to her many performances over the years. She started acting in the 1970s and became a scream queen as she appeared in a string of horror movies throughout the early 1980s. Later in her career, she moved on to many different genres, and also became a Human Rights activist and pursued many philanthropic efforts.

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But aside from acting awards, Curtis was granted a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for one of her inventions. She created a special diaper with a moisture-proof pocket that contains wet wipes. She came up with the idea when she became a mom and decided to develop the prototype and apply for a patent. We can’t wait to see what other inventions she’ll come up with in the future!

#10. Jack White

Jack White entered the music scene as one half of the band The White Stripes but later reached success as a solo artist as well. He is widely credited as one of the key artists in the garage rock revival of the 2000s. He has won 12 Grammys, and all of his three solo albums became number one on the Billboard charts. So, it’s safe to say everyone knows how talented he is at making music.

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The acclaimed musician has other talents as well. The Detroit native worked in a completely different trade before becoming a rockstar: he made furniture. During an upholstery apprenticeship as a teenager, he discovered punk music, and his life changed forever. He even hid copies of his recordings inside furniture. Who would have known?

#9. Steve Martin

Steve Martin is a comedy legend but is also known as a jack of all trades in the entertainment world. After all, not many stars can claim they have won an Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy – but Steve sure can. The famous actor has also worked as a writer and producer, author, and is also a gifted banjo and piano player. He included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his career.

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Since the 2000s, he decided to focus on his music career rather than acting, and has spent most of his time playing banjo, recording, and touring. Together with Earl Scruggs, he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.

#8. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford has played some of the coolest characters in film history. The beloved actor played iconic sci-fi/action characters such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, but he’s not too different from his characters in real life. Just like both of the action heroes he played, he loves the thrill of flying. Although he’s not piloting the Millennium Falcon, he’s a licensed plane and helicopter pilot.

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But he was interested in aviation long before he became a superstar. He started learning how to fly in the 1960s, but as flying lessons are extremely expensive, he couldn’t afford to finish his training. Lucky for him, he became a celebrity, and with that, came a whole lot of money. He got his license after getting famous, and he’s even assisted in several search and rescue operations as a professional pilot.

#7. Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis is one of the most legendary action movie heroes of all time. His most iconic role was as John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, and he’s appeared in over 70 films during his extensive career. Although he’s widely regarded as an action hero, he’s also shown off his acting skills in other genres, such as comedy, sci-fi, and drama. But, this tough guy has a soft side.

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Willis’ hidden talent that not many people know about is that he plays the harmonica extremely well. In fact, he has released multiple solo albums, performed live numerous times, and also played harmonica in several bands, such as Loose Goose and, most recently, with The Accelerators. Oh, and he’s also performed on Broadway. Not bad, right?

#6. Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon has been gracing the small and big screens for five decades, as she showed her diverse talents for everyone to see. The Oscar-winning actress also made her way to the stages of Broadway and continued to act in the theater even after she became a movie star. She is also known for her humanitarian work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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But did you know that the beloved superstar has a passion for table tennis? She’s been all paddles up in recent years, and even opened a ping-pong nightclub called SPiN in New York in 2010. She got involved in the project after attending a table tennis party, and she became obsessed with it. Since then, she has opened franchises in Toronto, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more.

#5. Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken has been active in Hollywood since 1952 and has shown his many talents as an actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright. So far, he has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows of basically every genre imaginable. He caught the acting bug at a very young age and began his career in the show business as an extra in movies.

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Before making it big in Hollywood, however, Walken was already working as a performer. His biggest inspiration was none other than Elvis, who sparked his desire to become famous. As a teenager, he worked as a lion tamer in a circus. How cool is that? He also trained as a dancer at the Washington Dance Studio, until he moved on to acting.

#4. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson started boxing in 1980 as an amateur and won two gold medals in the Junior Olympic Games. Shortly after that, he debuted as a professional boxer and reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1985 to 2005. He has also appeared in several movies, including a role in The Hangover franchise. But the acclaimed boxer has another passion, very different from boxing.

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Tyson is actually very passionate about pigeon racing and has been since a very young age. In fact, he got into his first fight at age 11, after a bully killed one of his beloved pigeons. He was recently featured in a documentary for Animal Planet titled Taking on Tyson, which revolves around his passion for raising and racing pigeons. Unbelievable, right?

#3. Tom Cruise

Mission Impossible superstar Tom Cruise is, without a doubt, one of the most legendary action stars in Hollywood, and he takes his job very seriously. In fact, he performs all of his own stunts in his movies. Of course, he is in perfect shape and has always taken his physique seriously. His favorite sport to practice and stay in shape is actually fencing.

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Cruise is an adept fencer in his free time and even convinced his celebrity friends, Will Smith and David Beckham to practice with him. He has a room in his house for training, and the three of them get together to spend some quality time, bond, and of course, fence their nights away. We just don’t understand how Cruise never starred in any of the Three Musketeers movies!

#2. Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan became a superstar overnight when he became James Bond in 1994. He took on the role of agent 007 in a total of four films and broke many hearts in the process. But the handsome actor is more than just a pretty face, and he has one of the strangest hidden talents imaginable, and it all dates back decades.

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Before he was cast as the legendary spy, Brosnan was a fire eater -yes, a fire eater. While attending a workshop at the Oval House, a fire eater was teaching people how to eat fire, and he decided to join. He displayed such skill, that a circus agent saw him, and hired him for three years. While he was a fire eater, he discovered his passion for acting and decided to quit.

#1. Jennifer Lawrence

The gorgeous and loveable Jennifer Lawrence rose to fame thanks to her role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise, which allowed her to pursue even bigger movie parts later in her career. She went on to star on numerous box-office successes and even won the Academy Award for Best Actress thanks to her performance on Silver linings Playbook.

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But Lawrence is not only an amazing actress and a charismatic, funny, down-to-earth woman. She is also a mime. In 2016, Vanity Fair released the annual Hollywood issue with an all-female cover featuring the Oscar nominees for the year. The issue also came with short videos on the Vanity Fair website, where the actresses showed off their secret talents, and Lawrence blew everyone away with her impressive miming skills.

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