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Famous People Who Were Homeless

APRIL 17, 2015  —  By Spencer Montgomery

1. Tyler Perry

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.

2. Steve Harvey

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.

3. 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.

4. Daniel Craig

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

5. Lil' Kim

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

6. Carmen Electra

Electra was homeless in her 20s, when her boyfriend stole all of her money and ran off, leaving her penniless.

7.  Dr Phil

  Dr Phil


 Dr Phil

8. Djimon Hounsou

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

9. Eartha Kitt

Eartha was moved from relative to relative as a child, and her guardians were often abusive. She ran away off and on, living homeless in New York.

10. Chris Gardner

Gardner was homeless after going broke while competing for a position as a stockbroker. He and his son slept wherever they could until he gained employment.

11. Sylvester Stallone

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

12. Michael Oher

His father was incarcerated and murdered while Oher was in high school, leaving Oher homeless until he was adopted by the Tuohy family.

13. 2Pac

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

14. Jennifer Lopez

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

15. Colonel Sanders

Sanders was homeless for much of his life, living out of his car with his wife as he tried to find someone to take on his now-famous chicken recipe.