Jennifer Aniston’s First Job? Cleaning Toilets!

 Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage.com

 

Before Jennifer Aniston made millions as an actress, she had a much less glamorous job.

"I made my allowance as a kid cleaning toilets. I'm actually pretty good at it," Aniston, 40, tells Parade magazine.

The actress — who earned $25 million in 2008 — says she "grew up with absolutely no money at all.

"I struggled for a while, but I was happy with my life whether I was making this amount of money, or that amount of money," she says. "I always enjoyed where I was working."

In addition to cleaning, she held a host of other jobs while waiting for her big break on Friends.

"I loved being a waitress. OK, I didn't like time-share selling, I hated that job. But people used to say to me, 'You need to focus on having ambition,'" she says. "And I guess sort of following that advice allowed a lot to come to me."

Aniston says she's still the same person today as when she was scrubbing bathrooms.

"There's just been a great ease with that evolvement in my life to being an actress. I didn't change that much, but my bank account changed," she jokes.

The actress — most recently linked to The Bounty costar Gerard Butler — also opens up about her love life, saying shooting so many romantic comedies "probably [doesn't] help because one is work and one is life. I certainly try to access my personal life when I'm doing my job. But you know what they say, 'Art imitates life, life imitates art.'" 

 

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!