Making It: Stars Who Were Once Homeless

November 7, 2011  |  
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Halle Berry

When Halle turned 21 she decided to actively pursue this acting thing. Her mother drove her to Chicago but that was it as far as her commitment was concerned. When Berry called her mom asking for money after a month or two, her mother told her she was not sending her any money. She told her to figure it out or come home. At 21, Berry was a little bit hard headed and a lot determined. She didn’t go home but found herself in a homeless shelter for a little bit. She was infuriated with her mother and didn’t speak to her for a year and a half; but now, she appreciates the lesson she learned from the whole experience, “I’m actually grateful she did that, because it taught me how to take care of myself and that I could live through any situation, even if it meant going to a shelter for a small stint, or living within my means, which were meager.”

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