The Fight to Fame: 14 Stars Who Struggled Before They Made it Big

Nights in homeless shelters, sharing rooms, waiting tables – it takes a lot of work to become a star

RYAN SEACREST SHARED A ONE-BEDROOM

Before he hit the big leagues on American Idol, Ryan Seacrest was just like the rest of us: paying rent and living with a roommate. But the situation was especially tight for the TV host: Said apartment was a one bedroom, and he shared it with "another dude." We can imagine his digs today are a bit more spacious.