Being a Hollywood or Broadway superstar is like owning a Midas touch! Fans adore you, big brands hover around you, and the media cannot stop raving about you. In short, the world becomes your oyster. However, not all such film & theater personalities kick their way out into this life of luxury. You will get goose bumps when you discover how many such multi-millionaire superstars had humble beginnings and had no more than their dreams of making it to Hollywood or theatre. How they sustained through some incredibly trying times is indeed exemplary. Embarking on a road to fame meant sacrificing whatever little they had. They abandoned homes, lived out of their cars, sold off their belongings for one hot meal, and took up odd gigs to make ends meet, hoping to be discovered one day. We bring you the biographies of some such famous American film and theater personalities who with their sheer perseverance surmounted the biggest odds and went on to be counted among some of the biggest celebrities we know today.
Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande

26 June 1993

Rami MalekRami Malek

12 May 1981

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

Lisa BonetLisa Bonet

16 November 1967

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

Pete DavidsonPete Davidson

16 November 1993

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston

11 February 1969

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock

26 July 1964

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Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

Amber HeardAmber Heard

22 April 1986

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian

21 October 1980

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts

28 October 1967

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

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Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

Michael B. JordanMichael B. Jordan

09 February 1987

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz

01 December 1988

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson

22 November 1984

Mila KunisMila Kunis

14 August 1983

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

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Selena GomezSelena Gomez

22 July 1992

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas

25 September 1944

John CenaJohn Cena

23 April 1977

Hailee SteinfeldHailee Steinfeld

11 December 1996

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner

10 August 1997

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke

13 December 1925

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John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

01 June 1926

Dolly PartonDolly Parton

19 January 1946

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey

26 July 1959

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence

15 August 1990

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Blake LivelyBlake Lively

25 August 1987

Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

04 June 1975

Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn

21 November 1945

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

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Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

Ezra MillerEzra Miller

30 September 1992

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

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Ray LiottaRay Liotta

18 December 1954

Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson

17 December 1974

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

09 June 1981

Carla GuginoCarla Gugino

29 August 1971

Judy GarlandJudy Garland

10 June 1922

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

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Chris PineChris Pine

29 August 1980

Kristen BellKristen Bell

18 July 1980

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand

24 April 1942

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens

14 December 1988

Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

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Kate HudsonKate Hudson

19 April 1979

Donald GloverDonald Glover

25 September 1983

Steve CarellSteve Carell

16 August 1962

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

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Adam SandlerAdam Sandler

09 September 1966

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize

23 April 1943

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse

04 August 1992

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

Emma StoneEmma Stone

06 November 1988

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen

03 September 1965

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Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke

23 October 1986

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal

19 December 1980

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey

01 February 1987