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.
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
22 November 1984
Actress

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor

Doris DayDoris Day
03 April 1922
Film actress
Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969
Actress

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972
Actress
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948
Screenwriter, Novelist

Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
11 June 1969
Actor
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924
Artist, Actress
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989
Actress
Lisa BonetLisa Bonet
16 November 1967
American Actress

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor
Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975
 

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer
Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate
25 November 1971
Actress
Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
12 February 1968
Actor

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987
Model and Actress

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972
Actress
Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film Producer

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner
10 August 1997
Model, Reality Star

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
08 October 1997
Actress, singer

Paul RuddPaul Rudd
06 April 1969
Actor, Comedian

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Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Chris FarleyChris Farley
15 February 1964
 

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926
Actress

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett
02 February 1947
Actress

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967
Actress

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988
Actress

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director
O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor
Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964
American actress

Zachary LeviZachary Levi
29 September 1980
Actor
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
 

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 
Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946
Actress

Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983
Actress
Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
28 April 1981
Actress

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990
Actress

Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana
19 June 1978
Actress
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972
Actress, Singer, Food Writer
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor

Amber HeardAmber Heard
22 April 1986
Actress

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976
Actress
Rami MalekRami Malek
12 May 1981
Actor
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
12 November 1982
Actress

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Sharon TateSharon Tate
24 January 1943
Model, Film Actress, Television Actress

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
David BenioffDavid Benioff
25 September 1970
TV Producer

Kris JennerKris Jenner
05 November 1955
Reality TV Personality
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor

Kiernan ShipkaKiernan Shipka
10 November 1999
Voice Actress

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
22 February 1975
Actress, Producer

Cole SprouseCole Sprouse
04 August 1992
Actor
Mark RuffaloMark Ruffalo
22 November 1967
Actor

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966
 

Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
26 January 1958
Comedian
Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress
Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor

Joey KingJoey King
30 July 1999
Actress

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966
Actress

Noah CentineoNoah Centineo
09 May 1996
Actor
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer