15 Classy Ladies From The Hood Who Landed In Hollywood (J. Lo, Stacey Dash, Zoe Saldana, & More Women We Adore!)

Some of Hollywood’s wealthiest stars didn’t grow up in a house with a white picket fence and a back yard.  Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Kerry Washington are a few of many successful concrete roses who were born and raised in the hood. Although the hood may be an extremely challenging environment to grow up in,  these classy ladies still managed to make a name for themselves, and brought truth to the saying: “It doesn’t matter where you come from, it matters where you’re going.” Get inspired by 15 sophisticated women with humble beginnings that helped to mold them into the superstars they are today.

Find out which Hollywood A-listers made their way out of the hood below.

Queen Latifah grew up in Newark, NJ.

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  1. says:

    None of them are from the South.

  2. says:

    J.Ho Will Never Be Classy

  3. says:

    This article is totally misleading. It simply states the city and state that these women are from. Most of them come from educated 2 parent homes. Disturbing

  4. says:

    How could ANY survey like this not include Whoopi Goldberg. She should be NO. 1!!!!!!

  5. says:

    Most of these peeps are not from the hood. Just mention cities, but which part of the city. All cities have good and bad.

  6. says:

    Werent the Huxtables from Brooklyn, NY?

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