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Long before these small screen stars earned their Emmy nods, they were aspiring actors. Our friends over at Snakkle.com have dug up photos of 20 nominees before they were famous. Check out a few of our favorites below, and then click here to see all 20 photos!So what’s with the name, anyway? As a child, people kept mangling Louis C.K.’s last name Skekely -- so he changed it to a can’t-mess-up abbreviation of how it’s pronounced. But he didn’t stop there -- his nearly eponymous show "Louie" reflects how his first name is pronounced too. However you spell it, C.K. is nominated for seven awards: three for "Louie" and another four for "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre" (which he self-released on his website, earning a bundle and setting all kinds of precedents). So how popular is C.K. right now? His »

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