History YMMV / WorkingGirl

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* RetroactiveRecognition: several actors who have since gone on to bigger and better things stand out in the cast list:
** Creator/AlecBaldwin: 1988 was a big year for Alec Baldwin. He entered the year with "Hey, It's That Guy" status, and then along came the Creator/JohnHughes flick ''Film/ShesHavingABaby'', followed by ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'', and ''Working Girl''. A little more than a year later he would [[StarMakingRole break out into stardom]] as Jack Ryan in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''.
** David Duchovny: ''Working Girl'' was his first ever film credit. Look for him in the back of the closet in the upper left at Tess's surprise birthday party. See him again in the credits billed as one of four "Tess's Birthday Party Friends".

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* RetroactiveRecognition: several Several actors who have since gone on to bigger and better things stand out in the cast list:
** Creator/AlecBaldwin: 1988 was a big year for Alec Baldwin.him. He entered the year with "Hey, It's That Guy" status, and then along came the Creator/JohnHughes flick ''Film/ShesHavingABaby'', followed by ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'', and ''Working Girl''. A little more than a year later he would [[StarMakingRole break out into stardom]] as Jack Ryan in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''.
** David Duchovny: ''Working Girl'' Creator/DavidDuchovny: This was his first ever film credit. Look for him in the back of the closet in the upper left at Tess's surprise birthday party. See him again in the credits billed as one of four "Tess's Birthday Party Friends".



** Creator/JoanCusack as Tess's friend Cyn. Cusack was coming off the heels of her only season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (during a season that nearly got the show canceled due to low ratings and bad reviews), as well as appearing in a few bit parts in other movies. She has worked steadily ever since in television and movies, including ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]'', in which she provides the voice of Jessie the Cowgirl.

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** Creator/JoanCusack as Tess's friend Cyn. Cusack was coming off the heels of her only season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (during a season that nearly got the show canceled cancelled due to low ratings and bad reviews), as well as appearing in a few bit parts in other movies. She has worked steadily ever since in television and movies, including ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]'', in which she provides the voice of Jessie the Cowgirl.



** Olympia Dukakis as the Personnel Director for Petty Marsh, who ends up placing Tess with Katharine Walker. Dukakis was most famous at the time for winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress playing Cher's mother in ''Film/{{Moonstruck}}'' the previous year, and for being the cousin of 1988 Democratic Presidential Nominee Michael Dukakis. She went on to play roles in ''Film/SteelMagnolias'', the ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' movies, and ''Film/MrHollandsOpus''.

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** Olympia Dukakis as the Personnel Director for Petty Marsh, who ends up placing Tess with Katharine Walker. Dukakis was most famous at the time for winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress playing Cher's Music/{{Cher}}'s mother in ''Film/{{Moonstruck}}'' the previous year, and for being the cousin of 1988 Democratic Presidential Nominee Michael Dukakis. She went on to play roles in ''Film/SteelMagnolias'', the ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' movies, and ''Film/MrHollandsOpus''.
10th Nov '16 11:46:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: several actors who have since gone on to bigger and better things stand out in the cast list:
** Creator/AlecBaldwin: 1988 was a big year for Alec Baldwin. He entered the year with "Hey, It's That Guy" status, and then along came the Creator/JohnHughes flick ''Film/ShesHavingABaby'', followed by ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'', ''Film/MarriedToTheMob'', and ''Working Girl''. A little more than a year later he would [[StarMakingRole break out into stardom]] as Jack Ryan in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''.
** David Duchovny: ''Working Girl'' was his first ever film credit. Look for him in the back of the closet in the upper left at Tess's surprise birthday party. See him again in the credits billed as one of four "Tess's Birthday Party Friends".
** Oliver Platt: Tess's coworker Lutz from early in the movie, in only his 3rd ever movie credit.
** Creator/KevinSpacey: Coke-snorting Bob Speck from Arbitrage. Spacey was a last-minute replacement to play the role, being picked up in the limo with a copy of the script on the back seat for him to learn on the way to the shoot. He had a recurring role on the 1980s crime drama ''{{Wiseguy}}'' at the time, but mostly was doing bit parts in movies and one-off roles on other TV shows.
** Creator/JoanCusack as Tess's friend Cyn. Cusack was coming off the heels of her only season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (during a season that nearly got the show canceled due to low ratings and bad reviews), as well as appearing in a few bit parts in other movies. She has worked steadily ever since in television and movies, including ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]'', in which she provides the voice of Jessie the Cowgirl.
** Nora Dunn as Ginny. This was the first movie Dunn ever appeared in. She was best known at the time for being a current regular on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (and also being in the same cast as Joan Cusack, though, unlike Cusack, Dunn was popular and funny enough to stay on the show when it was being revamped for its 12th season). Dunn was on ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]]'' from 1985-1990, where she was fired for refusing to appear in an episode hosted by misogynistic shock comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay. From then on, she's been in minor TV and film roles (for those who watch 1990s cartoons, you might know her as the voice of WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'s meddlesome network censor, Lydia Karaoke).
** Olympia Dukakis as the Personnel Director for Petty Marsh, who ends up placing Tess with Katharine Walker. Dukakis was most famous at the time for winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress playing Cher's mother in ''Film/{{Moonstruck}}'' the previous year, and for being the cousin of 1988 Democratic Presidential Nominee Michael Dukakis. She went on to play roles in ''Film/SteelMagnolias'', the ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' movies, and ''Film/MrHollandsOpus''.
** A 19-year-old Ricki Lake as a bridesmaid at the Trask wedding. She's only on screen long enough to point out fellow bridesmaid "Bitsy" to Creator/HarrisonFord. Earlier in 1988 she played the lead role in Creator/JohnWaters' ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'', and went on to a long and steady career in television, including a eleven-year run as a talk show host.
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