If you’ve watched “The Walking Dead” since the beginning then you’re used to watching actors come and go. Some stick it out for the long haul, but others only last a few episodes. Luckily, they’re actors so there’s a good chance they will pop up on other screens sooner or later.
While most of the stars of “TWD” got their big breaks with the hit AMC show, that doesn’t mean you haven’t seen their faces before. It might be hard to imagine them as anyone but who they play now, but these actors and actresses weren’t new to the biz by any means.
Here are the other roles the cast played before they landed their parts in the zombie apocalypse:
Before he took on the lead role in TWD, he worked on the popular UK show 'This Life,' but his most notable role was Mark from 'Love Actually.'
It's hard to picture Norman Reedus playing anyone but Daryl Dixon. But before he became the fan favourite he starred in a pretty popular movie.
You might recognise him from his leading role in 1999's 'The Boondock Saints' where he acted alongside Sean Patrick Flanery and William Dafoe as the priest-avenging Murphy MacManus.
Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, proved her prowess on TWD and has since been cast in Marvel Studio's 'Black Panther.'
Before her big break as the samurai slayer she had parts in 'Ghost Town,' 'Law & Order,' and HBO's 'Treme.'
McBride showed off curly locks in season one of 'Dawson's Creek.' She played Nina who Dawson approached at a bar.
McBride also had parts in Stephen King's 2007 hit 'The Mist' and 'Pirates of Silicon Valley.'
Her role in 'The Mist' might have been minor, but she made a major imapct in the film's infamous ending. Plus, she shared the credits with her future co-stars Jeffrey DeMunn, a.k.a. Dale, and Laurie Holden, who played Andrea.
Maggie Green has had one of the roughest plot lines on the show. She lost her entire family and in the most recent season, her husband too.
Lauren Cohan's past roles weren't as somber. She acted alongside Ian Somerhalder as a love interest for his character, Damon Salvatore, on 'The Vampire Diaries.'
She also played Vivian Volkoff in the short-lived series 'Chuck.'
Television fans probably recognise this heartthrob as Denny from 'Grey's Anatomy.' He was Katherine Heigl's love interest and an early series regular.
You may also recognise Morgan from his role as the Comedian in 2009's 'Watchmen' adaptation.
Her love life and hardcore attitude has made her a favourite on 'TWD,' which is a complete 180 from the shy, nerdy Angela she portrayed in 'Twilight.'
Austin Nichols played one of Rosita's love interests until 2016's mid-season finale when he proved he just doesn't have the guts to make it in the apocalypse.
Thanks to Negan, Nichols didn't last too long, but on 'One Tree Hill' he was in a whopping 73 episodes playing Julian Baker, who married Sophia Bush's character, Brooke Davis.
Glenn Rhee, played by Steven Yuen, met his fateful end on the show in the tragic season seven premiere.
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