The road to success in Hollywood is a little different for every would-be actor, but these days, reality TV is becoming a major launching pad for some of the industry's biggest stars. Before they were red-carpet regulars, NeNe Leakes, Jennifer Hudson, Julianne Hough and Lucy Hale were among those who broke through as reality stars
She's since moved onto other pursuits, but who can forget NeNe Leakes' sassy debut on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2008? The sharp-tongued reality star would go on to compete on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011 (she famously feuded with fellow competitor Star Jones) before breaking into the sitcom world with The New Normal and Glee.
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