Celebrities who struggled – The decade that is your 20s is no doubt an exciting and bizarre time. But, whilst it might be the best time of our lives it is often the most difficult, confusing and heartbreaking. We are supposed to find a career in a world where there are more graduates but less job opportunities. We are bombarded with so much choice and so many different life pathways, it’s often difficult to know which one to take.
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And if we do take the right pathway, we’re supposed we feel the pressure to be successful from the get-go. Meanwhile, we’re bombarded with other people’s successes 24/7 through social media. So then we feel even more pressure to succeed.
The thing is, success often takes years, if not decades to achieve. Sure, there are a lucky few who fell into the golden pot of success early on – shout out to Zuckerberg, J.Law and Lena Denham. But for the rest of us twenty-somethings, it ain’t always that easy. But fret not, many of the most successful people in the world were also fumbling through their 20s. So if you’re late on the rent, stuck in a depressing job and have a dream but you see no way out, then check out this list of celebrities who also struggled in their 20s – it’ll make you feel better.
13. Tina Fey
Famous for her sexy-librarian schtick, Mean Girls (2004) and 30 Rock, Tina Fey came from humble beginnings. During her 20s, Fey worked on the front desk at the YMCA and took evening acting classes to perfect her craft whilst living in a dodgy borough of Chicago. Fey did not get hired as a writer on Saturday Night Live until she was in her mid 20s, after some SNL writers discovered her at an improv group.
Impressed with Fey’s improv prowess and sketch ideas, they hired her as a staff writer. By 1999, Fey had climbed her way to head writer and remained there until 2006. Just think, if Fey had given up and resigned herself to a life at the YMCA, we wouldn’t have the universally loved sport that is quoting Mean Girls (2004), and a world without Mean Girls (2004) is almost unimaginable.