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Becoming chronicles the origin stories of entertainers and athletes in their own words. Each subject takes a trip down memory lane for an intimate look at the struggles and successes that led them to where they are today. Loved ones share never-before-heard stories that showcase each subject's inspirational journey towards becoming a star.
Anthony Davis visits his hometown and shares his story of becoming an NBA star. His parents, sisters, close friends, and University of Kentucky coach, John Calipari help chronicle the trials and tribulations A.D. faced while growing up on the South Side of Chicago. Everyday violence forced Anthony's family to find alternative places to hone his athletic ability. When he starts his journey towards becoming a professional player, Anthony faces new challenges that nearly cause him to leave basketball behind for good. But with hard work, the support of loved ones, and dedication to his sport, Anthony overcomes a variety of obstacles to become one of the most talented players in the game.
Funny man Adam DeVine visits his beloved hometown of Omaha and goes back to the site of the accident that forever changed his life at 11-years-old. After relearning how to walk, Adam began to believe anything is possible if you put in the hard work. With a new lease on life, he decided to pursue his comedy dreams. On this trip down memory lane, the Pitch Perfect actor tracks down the high school drama teacher who believed in him from the very beginning and gave him the confidence to go to Hollywood. With the help of his Workaholics co-stars, family and friends, Adam shares how he was able to stay true to himself and become awell-recognized comedy star.
Basketball star Candace Parker returns to her roots and reflects on the pivotal moments in her journey towards becoming an iconic WNBA player. With the help of her family, friends, former teammates and coaches, Candace shares personal and professional victories as well as the setbacks she faced along the way. She recalls devastating injuries and personal struggles that could have sidelined her career. But Candace worked through the hardships to become an elite player and helped pave the way for the next generation of female athletes.
Multitalented performer Caleb McLaughlin reflects on his path towards becoming a popular actor at a young age. He pays a surprise visit to his old stomping ground: the set of "The Lion King" on Broadway, where he got his start playing Young Simba. With the help of his parents, sister, mentor Aubrey Lynch, and "Stranger Things" producer Shawn Levy, Caleb opens up about his struggles with stage fright, self-doubt, and navigating friendships while working towards making his dreams come true. As he retraces his roots, the star celebrates the drive and dedication it took to become one of the most promising performers of his generation.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat revisits her roots and recounts her battle with crippling stage fright. She looks back on her musical upbringing, as her dad produced albums for the legendary Fleetwood Mac. Colbie opens up about her love of singing, her rejection from American Idol, and her battle with performance anxiety. With the encouragement of family and friends, she started posting songs, like her breakthrough hit "Bubbly," on MySpace. In the process, Colbie became one of the first artists to gain a massive following on social media. But just as her career started to take off, her fear of singing on stage threatened to stop her rise to the top in its tracks. With help from a stage coach, Colbie worked through her fears and overcame her struggles to become the successful musician she is today.
Comedian Nick Kroll visits his college stomping grounds at Georgetown University as he recalls his rise to the top. With the help of his family, and friends like John Mulaney, Nick shares his inspiring journey from an awkward adolescent who was smaller than everyone in his class to a successful actor. The Big Mouth creator and star found his voice early in life through humor and used his experiences as a late bloomer to help shape his future goals. Nick struggled early in his career to break into comedy world, but fearing regret more so than rejection, he was willing to do anything to make his dreams come true.
Dancer and actress Julianne Hough describes growing up in a family of performers in Utah and moving across the pond to London as a child to pursue competitive ballroom dancing. As she tours the spots in London where she lived and trained with her mentor Shirley Ballas, Julianne looks back on the challenges of trying to balance a normal childhood with the rigorous lifestyle of a professional dancer. Alongside friends and family including brother, Derek Hough, Julianne reflects on the decisions that led her to Hollywood where she became a "Dancing With The Stars" champion and actress.
Multitalented actor, producer, and celebrated host Nick Cannon returns to his hometown in San Diego as he details his rise to fame. With memories and insights from his family, friends, and colleagues, including former roommate and co-star Kenan Thompson, Nick shares rarely heard stories from his childhood and early career. He talks about his days as a teenaged stand-up comedian sleeping in his car before being discovered and making a huge name for himself in film and television. Nick also opens up about his ongoing battle with lupus, and the successes and missteps through his journey from precocious child performer to becoming one of the most popular entertainers today.
Actress and singer Ashley Tisdale looks back on her journey from small roles in commercials to starring in a variety of successful movies and television shows. Ashley revisits the Valencia, California mall where she worked before she got her big break, and reflects on her persistence and refusal to give up despite countless rejections. With insights from friends, family and colleagues, like director Kenny Ortega, Ashley shares little known stories from early in her career. The High School Musical star bravely opens up about her battle with shyness, anxiety and depression, and how she pushed through her struggles to become an internationally recognized entertainer.
Three-time Super Bowl Champion Rob Gronkowski returns to his childhood home where, alongside his dad and brothers, he looks back on the upbringing that set him on the path to becoming a talented football star. He pays a visit to his high school coach, Mike Mammoliti, and the two reflect on his evolution from a timid freshman to a powerhouse NFL hopeful. With the help of family members and childhood friends, the former New England Patriots player discusses the upsets and victories from his career. When serious injuries threatened his NFL dreams, Gronk relied on a positive attitude and determination as he pushed through the pain to become one of the most legendary tight ends in NFL history.
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