Everybody Needs A Little Help: Celebs Who Were On Public Assistance

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Viola Davis

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis has been vocal about her struggles growing up. As one of six siblings, food was scarce, especially in the weeks after their monthly welfare check arrived. “It was like, If you don’t eat it now, it’ll be gone, and you’re going to be hungry for the next — Lord, who knows how long?” the How To Get Away With Murder star said. “I was always so hungry and ashamed, I couldn’t tap into my potential.”

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