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.
Luke PerryLuke Perry

11 October 1966

Brie LarsonBrie Larson

01 October 1989

Rami MalekRami Malek

12 May 1981

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

Jason MomoaJason Momoa

01 August 1979

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande

26 June 1993

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett

21 June 1982

Lori LoughlinLori Loughlin

28 July 1964

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke

23 October 1986

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson

22 November 1984

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.

04 April 1965

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Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

Lisa BonetLisa Bonet

16 November 1967

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner

10 August 1997

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston

11 February 1969

Joe JonasJoe Jonas

15 August 1989

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Kim KardashianKim Kardashian

21 October 1980

Ken JeongKen Jeong

13 July 1969

Dolly PartonDolly Parton

19 January 1946

Natasha LyonneNatasha Lyonne

04 April 1979

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

Lucy BoyntonLucy Boynton

17 February 1994

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Amber HeardAmber Heard

22 April 1986

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen

20 October 1958

Zachary LeviZachary Levi

29 September 1980

Pete DavidsonPete Davidson

16 November 1993

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Donald GloverDonald Glover

25 September 1983

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

Selma BlairSelma Blair

23 June 1972

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

AaliyahAaliyah

16 January 1979

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Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin

12 February 1968

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse

04 August 1992

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

01 June 1926

Bruce LeeBruce Lee

27 November 1940

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Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson

21 December 1948

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson

07 June 1952

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys

25 January 1981

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

04 June 1975

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Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage

11 June 1969

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

Mila KunisMila Kunis

14 August 1983

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence

15 August 1990

Joey KingJoey King

30 July 1999

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Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito

11 April 1973

Black DahliaBlack Dahlia

29 July 1924

Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana

19 June 1978

Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

Will SmithWill Smith

25 September 1968

John CenaJohn Cena

23 April 1977

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Blake LivelyBlake Lively

25 August 1987

Paul RuddPaul Rudd

06 April 1969

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts

28 October 1967

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz

01 December 1988

Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

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Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore

22 February 1975

Selena GomezSelena Gomez

22 July 1992

Jane FondaJane Fonda

21 December 1937

Emma StoneEmma Stone

06 November 1988

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin

20 September 1948

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage

07 January 1964

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Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen

16 February 1989

John LegendJohn Legend

28 December 1978

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

Hailee SteinfeldHailee Steinfeld

11 December 1996

John MulaneyJohn Mulaney

26 August 1982

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

09 June 1981

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Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

Spike LeeSpike Lee

20 March 1957