Everyone has their struggles, and it can be hard to keep working towards your dreams when life tears you down. These famous people prove that if you work hard and don’t give up, you can make it happen.


Jennifer Lopez


Jennifer Lopez was left homeless when her parents didn’t support her decision to go to Hollywood.


Dr. Phil

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Dr Phil was living out of a car with his father until he got a room at a YMCA.


Halle Berry


Halle Berry ran out of money while trying to catch her big break in New York, and stayed in a homeless shelter before getting a role on ABC.




2Pac went through many brief stints of homelessness, staying in shelters in New York and Baltimore.


Steve Harvey

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Harvey became homeless after a few gigs fell through. He lived in his car and was homeless for 3 years before catching his big break on Showtime at the Apollo.


Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

After being evicted, Stallone lived in a New York bus station for 3 weeks.


Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry lived out of his car after his first production failed. He rewrote the script repeatedly until he caught his break at the House of Blues.


Lil Kim

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This rapper lived in a car with her mother when she was young.


Daniel Craig


This James Bond was homeless before getting his role as 007, couch surfing and sleeping on park benches.


Djimon Hounsou


Hounsou was homeless for 2 years while living in Paris as a teenager.


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