The term “military brat” typically describes any child with a parent in the armed forces. It’s typically characterized by a nomadic lifestyle, war related stress, and immersion in foreign cultures. The title is also considered an endearing, even respectful label that denotes a childhood marked by adaptability. With this in mind, here are 15 celebrities whose experiences as military brats influenced their careers.
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Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba was the child of the Air Force. Her father’s job forced her family to move three times, going from Biloxi, Mississippi to Del Rio, Texas and finally Claremont, California. The latter locale would allow her to easily begin acting auditions as a child. By 1994 she had earned her first lead in the family comedy Camp Nowhere.