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.
Cameron BoyceCameron Boyce
28 May 1999
Actor, Dancer
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969
Actress

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979
Actor
Winona RyderWinona Ryder
29 October 1971
 

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963
Fimmaker

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974
Actor, Film Producer

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962
Actor
Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972
Actress

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948
Screenwriter, Novelist
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924
Artist, Actress

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963
Actor

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
22 November 1984
Actress
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930
Actor
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965
Actor, Producer

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
05 January 1975
Actor

Jake GyllenhaalJake Gyllenhaal
19 December 1980
 
Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979
Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor
Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947
Former Governor of California

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
18 August 1952
Actor

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Lisa BonetLisa Bonet
16 November 1967
American Actress
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946
Actor, Director
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951
American stand-up comedian

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967
Actress

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Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972
Actress

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner
10 August 1997
Model, Reality Star

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926
Actress

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
08 October 1997
Actress, singer
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956
Academy Award Winning Actor

O J SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player
Mila KunisMila Kunis
14 August 1983
Actress

Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963
Actor

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman
29 April 1970
 
Jon FavreauJon Favreau
19 October 1966
Actor

Duane ChapmanDuane Chapman
02 February 1953
Reality TV Star

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
01 December 1988
Actress

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
25 August 1987
Model and Actress
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975
 

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler
09 September 1966
Actor

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
22 March 1976
Actress

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948
Actor
Zachary LeviZachary Levi
29 September 1980
Actor

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress

Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton
30 August 1946
Actress

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973
Actor

Sandra BullockSandra Bullock
26 July 1964
Actress
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
15 August 1990
Actress

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
03 September 1965
Actor
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974
 
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director

Rami MalekRami Malek
12 May 1981
Actor

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922
Actress

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Brenda SongBrenda Song
27 March 1988
Actress & Model
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980
 

jack nicholsonJack Nicholson
22 April 1937
Actor, Filmmaker

Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player

James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931
Actor
Jane FondaJane Fonda
21 December 1937
American actress

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
12 November 1982
Actress

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

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961
Actor

Jeremy RennerJeremy Renner
07 January 1971
Actor
Megan FoxMegan Fox
16 May 1986
Actress, Model

Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967
Actor, Filmmaker
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
27 September 1972
Actress

David BenioffDavid Benioff
25 September 1970
TV Producer

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
07 February 1978
Actor, Producer, Model, Investor
Luke PerryLuke Perry
11 October 1966
Actor

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress
Kiernan ShipkaKiernan Shipka
10 November 1999
Voice Actress

Kevin HartKevin Hart
06 July 1979
Comedian

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep
22 June 1949
American actress

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943
Actor
Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
Cole SprouseCole Sprouse
04 August 1992
Actor

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart
09 April 1990
Actress
Amber HeardAmber Heard
22 April 1986
Actress

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967
Actress
John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954
Actor