Who Were They Before They Got 'Awkward.'? TV Shows The 'Awkward.' Cast Used to Be On


Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:42 p.m. ET

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When a cast like MTV's Awkward. gets together on-screen, everything just clicks. That's why it's so hard for us to believe they had some seriously awesome gigs before there was ever a Jenna, Tamara or even Matty McKibben!

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We put our detective skills to the test to find out some of the TV roles Awkward. peeps like Jillian Rose Reed, Ashely Rickards and Beau Mirchoff had before the show!

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Did you know the cast of Awkward. had these other gigs? Have you been watching the new season of the MTV show? Tweet us @OKMagazine and tell us!

1. Ashley Rickards - 'One Tree Hill'

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Prior to playing one of the most hilariously awkward high-schoolers on TV, Ashley Rickards was part of the cast of one of our favorite guilty pleasure shows, 'One Tree Hill'.

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2. Desi Lydic - 'Stan Helsing'

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Long before her days of crossing boundaries as a counselor on 'Awkward', Desi starred alongside Keenan Thompson in the hilarious flick, 'Stan Helsing'.

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3. Jessica Lu - 'Law and Order: Los Angeles'

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Jessica found herself in the middle of an interrogation room on the set of 'Law and Order: Los Angeles' before landing her gig on 'Awkward.'.

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4. Beau Mirchoff - 'Desperate Housewives'

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'Desperate Housewives' might have ended but we'll remember all of Beau's shirtless scenes back in 2009 on the show forever.

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5. Brett Davern - 'Cold Case'

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A few years before switching gears to playing the goofy Jake on 'Awkward.', Brett had a recurring role on the TV drama, 'Cold Case'.

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6. Jillian Rose Reed - 'Weeds'

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At just 16, Jillian Rose Reed was a threesome-having groupie on the Showtime hit, 'Weeds'.


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