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

Rami MalekRami Malek

12 May 1981

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper

05 January 1975

Lisa BonetLisa Bonet

16 November 1967

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande

26 June 1993

AaliyahAaliyah

16 January 1979

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett

21 June 1982

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock

26 July 1964

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston

11 February 1969

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

Dolly PartonDolly Parton

19 January 1946

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Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson

02 May 1972

Amber HeardAmber Heard

22 April 1986

Chris PrattChris Pratt

21 June 1979

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres

26 January 1958

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz

01 December 1988

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

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Lucy BoyntonLucy Boynton

17 February 1994

Hailee SteinfeldHailee Steinfeld

11 December 1996

Tom CruiseTom Cruise

03 July 1962

Ken JeongKen Jeong

13 July 1969

Black DahliaBlack Dahlia

29 July 1924

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Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio

11 November 1974

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner

10 August 1997

Jane FondaJane Fonda

21 December 1937

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian

21 October 1980

Sam ElliottSam Elliott

09 August 1944

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson

07 June 1952

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Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner

07 January 1971

Dick Van DykeDick Van Dyke

13 December 1925

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

06 July 1946

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts

28 October 1967

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson

22 November 1984

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman

20 June 1967

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John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Brie LarsonBrie Larson

01 October 1989

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence

15 August 1990

Mila KunisMila Kunis

14 August 1983

Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson

17 December 1974

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

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Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen

20 October 1958

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp

09 June 1963

Blake LivelyBlake Lively

25 August 1987

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe

01 June 1926

Donald GloverDonald Glover

25 September 1983

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey

04 November 1969

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Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

John CenaJohn Cena

23 April 1977

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal

19 December 1980

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

04 June 1975

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke

23 October 1986

Terry CrewsTerry Crews

30 July 1968

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Brad PittBrad Pitt

18 December 1963

Natasha LyonneNatasha Lyonne

04 April 1979

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens

14 December 1988

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

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Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher

07 February 1978

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas

25 September 1944

Pete DavidsonPete Davidson

16 November 1993

Trevante RhodesTrevante Rhodes

10 February 1990

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas

09 December 1916

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Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito

11 April 1973

Jenny McCarthyJenny McCarthy

01 November 1972

Kurt RussellKurt Russell

17 March 1951

Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet

27 December 1995

Chris PineChris Pine

29 August 1980

Emma StoneEmma Stone

06 November 1988

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Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey

26 July 1959

Michael B. JordanMichael B. Jordan

09 February 1987

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman

09 June 1981

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys

25 January 1981

Tom HanksTom Hanks

09 July 1956

Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn

21 November 1945

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betty whiteBetty White

17 January 1922

Kristen BellKristen Bell

18 July 1980

Glenn CloseGlenn Close

19 March 1947