Even worse, his parents eventually divorced leaving him to live with his mother.
Being poor and ultimately broke, La Beouf promised to have a better life from early age.
Born on June 11, 1986, La Beouf grew up as an only-child in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
His family was poor and dressed up as clowns in an effort to make money as pushcart vendors.
Though his days of growing up were far from picture perfect, this aspiring actor's quick-rise to stardom didn't sweep his feet off the ground nor make him big-headed.
When being asked what it's like to be a celebrity, he humbly answered, "I'll tell you when I become one." Born on June 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, Shia Saide La Beouf is the only child of a Jewish mother, Shayna Saide, and a Cajun father, Jeffrey Craig La Beouf.
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Tired of struggling, La Beouf met a child actor who received a nice payday from doing a guest spot on a television series.
He was then inspired to get into the entertainment industry as a way of improving his situation.
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