The Originals may be a relatively new series with fresh, young cast members - but they have already amassed quite a lot of experience on the small and bit screens.
The leads have starred with the likes of Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Henry Cavill and Ryan Gosling. Sharing scenes with Charisma Carpenter, Tyler Perry, Jack Black and Robert Knepper have been regular occurrences for these stars.
There has been a football player, a friend of Hercules, a sailor, a mermaid and a doctor. One star began their career alongside a co-star in another country on another continent! How did that happen?!
It's all just clicks away when you flip around the slideshow to find out where Joseph Morgan and company came from before they were stars...
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