25 Celebrity Prom and Homecoming Photos Before Fame

Posted by , Updated on March 21, 2024

Although they are famous today, there was a time when when celebrities were just as unpopular as the rest of us. They had their share of awkward high school photographs and probably had their lunch money stolen a few times too. Ok, maybe they didn’t have it as hard as most of us but that’s why we compiled this list of 25 celebrity prom and homecoming pictures from before they were famous…so that you could see for yourself.

Halle Berry

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Shown in this photo is the American actress and former fashion model Halle Berry on the night of her senior prom, where she was crowned prom queen.  She was the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her impressive portrayal in the film entitled Monster’s Ball. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and is the only female African-American  to win an Oscar for a leading role in a film.


Kellie Pickler

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This photo reveals that charismatic smile that American country music artist and television star Kellie Dawn Pickler was never afraid to flaunt during her junior prom. Born on June 28, 1986, Pickler rose to fame when she became a contestant of the fifth season of American Idol, where she finished sixth. In 2009, she released her debut album entitled Small Town Girl which sold 800,000 copies around the world. This 2013, she and her partner Derek Hough won in the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars.


Kim Kardashian

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The gorgeous Kim Kardashian poses in this photo with her partner during her senior prom. Born Kimberly Noel Kardashian, Kim is an American socialite and television personality who rose to fame after she appeared in a sex tape that eventually resulted in a court awarding her $5 million. She was part of several E! reality television series, including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. She was the highest-paid reality star in the US in 2010.


Kristin Chenoweth

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Kristin Dawn Chenoweth poses in this photo during her 8th grade dance. Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress and singer who is more often seen in musical theaters than in film and television. She won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Sally Brown in the musical entitled You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 1999. She also starred NBC’s television series entitled The West Win where she portrayed Annabeth Schott.


Lance Bass

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The high school sophomore version of American pop singer, actor, film and television producer and author poses in this photo with the sports suit he wore on the night of his sophomore dance. This Mississippi-born American celebrity rose to fame when he became the bass singer for the American pop boy band ‘N Sync. He owns the Lance Bass Productions which he formed following his successful 2001 film entitled On the Line.


Lindsay Lohan

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American actress, recording artist and model Lindsay Lohan poses with a bunch of her friends in this freshman homecoming photo. At the age of three, Lohan began her career as a young fashion model. She was first featured in the old soap opera entitled Another World when she was 10. After a year, Disney gave her a break as she starred The Parent Trap in 1998, which turned out to be a sweeping success.


Brooklyn Decker

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Shown in this photo is the young Brooklyn Decker, still stunning as a brunette during her junior homecoming ball. Born on April 12, 1987, this American actress and model is known as a stunner in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated. In the past, she modeled Victoria’s Secret’s 2010 Swim Collection and starred a good number of television series, including Ugly Betty, Chuck and Royal Pains. She also starred Battleship before she married Andy Roddick.


Ryan Seacrest

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Born on December 24, 1974, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest adorably poses in this photo during his senior homecoming night. He is now an American radio personality, producer and television host, where he was nominated for an Emmy award as the “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.” He also co-hosted the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade in 2005, along with Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin.




This photo shows American reality television personality Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, all smiles on her senior prom night held in Marlboro, New York in 2006. More popularly called Snooki, she is best known for being among the cast of the MTV reality show entitled Jersey Shore. In the past, she appeared in The View, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman and The Wendy Williams Show. Snooki is among the highest paid reality personalities in the US today, earning $150,000 every episode.


Debra Messing

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In this photo, American actress Debra Messing shows off her 1980’s hairstyle during her senior homecoming. Born on August 15, 1968 as Debra Lynn Messing, this American actress is most popular for her role in television series entitled Will & Grace and The Starter Wife. She first rose to popularity in her rose on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace where she played the role of Grace Adler. She was critically acclaimed for her role as Molly Kagan in the series The Starter Wife.


Lizzy Caplan

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This photo shows Mean Girls star Elizabeth Anne Caplan during her senior homecoming. More commonly known as Lizzy, she is best known for her role as Janis in the hit film Mean Girls which was aired in 2004. She also starred Cloverfield in 2008 where she played Marlena Diamond and Hot Tub Time Machine where she played April. Among the television series she starred in the past are True Calling, Related and The Class.


Faith Hill

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American country pop singer and actress Faith Hill was all smiles during her senior homecoming night, as shown in this photo. Born Audrey Faith Perry, Faith Hill is popular for her commercial success as a singer. She recorded several duets with her mezzo-soprano voice type and sold over 40 million records internationally. She got married to another country star Tim McGraw and has been his wife for the past 16 years.


Meryl Streep

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Long before renowned Hollywood actress Meryl Streep took home any awards for her unparalleled acting, she was hailed as the senior homecoming queen of her school as a teenager. Born Mary Louise Streep, this American actress is active on theater, film and television and is widely considered as one of the most talented artists of this generation. Her professional stage debut was in The Playboy of Seville which was aired in 1971. Among her other previous projects are The Deadliest Season, Julia and The Iron Lady.


Montell Williams

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The swag of talk show host Montell Williams has always been there since his teenage years, as shown in this photo of his senior prom night a couple of decades ago. This American television personality, actor and radio talk show host rose to fame because of his long-running show entitled The Montell Williams Show as well as his role as the selected spokesperson for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA). He is also the founder of the non-profit organization most popularly known as the MS Foundation.


Meg Ryan

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This photo shows American actress and producer Meg Ryan during her senior prom, where she was voted as the prom queen. Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra played in several minor roles in film and television before she turned into a box office superstar in 1989 following her appearance in the movie When Harry Met Sally. Since then, she has starred several romantic comedy films, including City of Angels, You’ve Got Mail and Addicted to Love.


Will Ferrell

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Shown in this photo is the young and handsome John William Ferrell, more popularly called Will, when he was voted prom king during his senior homecoming night decades ago. Will is an American comedian, actor and writer who began to establish himself in the mid 1990’s following his role as one of the cast of the comedy show entitled Saturday Night Live. He also starred other comedy films, including Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Stranger than Fiction.


Randy Jackson

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American Idol judge Randall Darius Jackson shows off his best tough guy attitude in this photo, taken during his senior prom. More popularly called Randy, he is an American bassist, record producer, television personality and entrepreneur who is best known for his being one of the judges on American Idol. He is also the current executive producer for the MTV dance show entitled America’s Best Dance Crew, where he won a Grammy Award.


Stacy Keibler

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An American actress, model and retired professional wrestler, Stacy Keibler shows off in this photo the 5-foot 11-inch stunner that she was back in high school, during her senior prom. She rose to fame when she became a contestant during the second season of Dancing with the Stars, where she landed on the third place. She was also part of several American Broadcasting Company (ABC) shows, including What About Bryan and October Road.


Magic Johnson

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The king of the basketball court, Magic Johnson, poses in this senior homecoming night photo as the hailed homecoming prince. He is now a retired American professional basketball player of the Los Angeles Lakers. As an athlete, he won several championships in high school and college and was picked to compete in the 1979 NBA Draft. He was also awarded the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in one of the seasons of NBA.


Carrie Underwood

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Shown in this photo is American Idol 2005 champion Carrie Underwood during her senior prom. Born Carrie Marie Underwood on March 10, 1983, she rose to popularity as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol and became a multi-platinum selling recording artist since then. Since she began her career, she has won a total of six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards and seven American Music Awards. She has also won a total of ten Academy of Country Music Awards and been nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.


Dianna Agron

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The high school version of the renowned American actress, dancer, singer, producer, writer and director Dianna Agron poses in this photo with her charming smile during her junior homecoming, where she was crowned as the Junior Homecoming Princess. Agron is best known for her role in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, where she played Quinn Fabray. She also appeared in some episodes of Veronica Mars and Heroes and starred the short film entitled The Fuchsia Elephant.


Amanda Seyfreid

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This photo shows American actress and model Amanda Michelle Seyfried as she poses with her buddies during their junior homecoming party. Born on December 3, 1985, the Cosette of the recent film Les Miserables started her career as a child model at the age of 11 and as an actress at the age of 15. She began playing minor roles in some independent films until she was given recurring roles in All My Children and As the World Turns.


Elizabeth Banks

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Shown in this photo is The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks during her senior year dance. Born Elizabeth Irene Mitchell, she had her first film debut in the independent film entitled Surrender Dorothy. Among her major projects in the past, were The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Definitely, Maybe, Role Models, The Uninvited, People Like Us and Man on a Ledge. She was also part of the recent hit Pitch Perfect. On the night of her senior ball, Banks was crowned queen.




Taken on the day of her senior prom, this photo shows the Black Eyed Peas star Fergie during her high school days. Born Stacy Ann Ferguson, Fergie is known today as an American signer, fashion designer, television host and songwriter. The female vocalist for the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas relished several hits and albums prior to the release of her first debut album entitled The Dutchess.  Fergie today is still just as hot as she was during her teenage years, as shown in this photo.


Paul Rudd

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Best known for starring the movie entitled The 40-Year-Old Virgin in 2005, Paul Rudd is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter who has appeared in a variety of comedy films in Hollywood. Among his previous projects are Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2012. In this photo, Paul Rudd poses with his friends during their senior prom, displaying his then popular mullet hairstyle.