15 Little-Known Underdog Stories (Of Celebs)

15 Little-Known Underdog Stories (Of Celebs)

Hollywood has a terrible tendency to take true stories and embellish them until all that's left is a sad husk of truth stuffed with too much questionable artistic license.

So let's hope Hollywood doesn't touch the following celebrity biographies, because these underdog tales are dramatic enough.

Chris Pratt Chris Pratt lived in a van in Hawaii. It wasn't until a chance encounter with actress-director Rae Dawn Chong at his job as a waiter for B

Source: CNBC

Danny Trejo His uncle got him into marijuana at eight, and since then, he was in and out of prison over taking drugs. And dealing drugs. And committin

Source: BBC

Dr. Phil WILL GIVE BAD ADVICE FOR RATINGS CRACKEDO COM Dr. Phil was homeless. Al 12, McGraw lived out of a car with his father before securing a $5 a

Source: Parade

Billie Holiday CRACKED .COM She was 10 when a neighbor tried to rape her. At 11, she dropped OUT of school. At 12, she was running errands for a broth

Source: Time

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