Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless

Being homeless is not a very bizarre thing but if this happens to the most acclaimed Hollywood celebrities then it becomes weird. Because we have a belief that they have everything but at some point of time the below mentioned reverenced names were once homeless.
1. John Woo –

John Woo Yu-Sen SBS (born 1 May 1946) is a Hong Kong-based film director and producer.Recognized for his stylist films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. He told that once he became homeless due to the outbreak of severe fire in Hong Kong which burnt his house completely.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
2. Daniel Craig –

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor. His early film roles include Elizabeth, The Power of One, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court and the television episodes Sharpe’s Eagle, Zorro and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Daredevils of the Desert. His breakthrough performances were in the films Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake, Munich, and The Golden Compass. He was found on the bench of a park in London when he was a struggling actor.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
3. Michael Oher –

Michael Jerome Oher (born May 28, 1986) is an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Mississippi for the Ole Miss Rebels. His life through his final year of high school and first year of college is one of the subjects of Michael Lewis’s 2006 book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game and the subject of the 2009 film The Blind Side. In his childhood and teenaged days he was homeless and no one was present to look after him.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
4. Harry Houdini –

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. He was also a skeptic who set out to expose frauds purporting to be supernatural phenomena. It was said that he had left his home at the age of 12 to find some work and had to stay on the streets and shelters for 2 years.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
5. Hilary Swank –



Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American actress. Swank’s film career began with a small part in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and then a major part in The Next Karate Kid (1994), as Julie Pierce, the first female protégé of sensei Mr. Miyagi. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, as Brandon Teena, a transman in Boys Don’t Cry (1999) and as struggling waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby (2004). Since 2003, Swank has also worked as an executive producer. When she was 15 years old then she came to Los Angeles from Washington with her mother and they had to spend many nights in their car.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
6. Carmen Electra –

Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), professionally known as Carmen Electra, is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, and dancer. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, on the TV series Baywatch, and dancing with the Pussycat Dolls, and has since had roles in the parody films Scary Movie (as well as the fourth film), Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Disaster Movie. Once her boyfriend stole all her savings and she became homeless then.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
7. Sylvester Stallone –

Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946), commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed include boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. The Rocky and Rambo franchises, along with several other films, strengthened his reputation as an actor and his box office earnings. He slept for almost 3 weeks on port authority bus station.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
8. Jim Carrey –

James Eugene “Jim” Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions. Carrey began comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto, Ontario. After gaining prominence in 1981, he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances. It was said that once he along with his family lived in a tent outside the house of her married sister.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
9. Halle Berry –

Halle Berry (born August 14, 1966) is an American actress and a former fashion model. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2011, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman. When she was struggling as an actor then her mother refused to pay her and so she had to live in a shelter.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless
10. Charlie Chaplin –

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. After the death of his father his mother went mad and they became homeless in his childhood.

Renowned Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless