It's election season and we've all been hearing the word "hope" a whole lot. There has been a lot of talk about the land of milk & honey and the opportunities that we all have to make America and our lives great. Here are three real life examples that should give you hope and make you realize that we live in a country where anything is possible. The next three examples, compliments of, will show you how far these actresses have come from their first jobs.

Mila Kunis

"After Mila Kunis’ family moved to the U.S. from the Ukraine when she was 7, her parents enrolled her in acting classes to improve her English. After booking her first job in a Barbie commercial, she got to keep the doll, which inspired her to keep working in the industry (in hopes of getting more free toys). She was cast in "That ’70s Show" at 14 years old."

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Ellen Degeneres

"The comedian, talk show host, and “Finding Nemo” actress landed her first gig as a cashier at JCPenney in her hometown of Metairie, Louisiana. On a 2012 episode of “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” she went back to the same store where she got her first job and worked a shift."

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Beyonce Knowles

"The international superstar made her first paycheck (in the form of tips) by sweeping hair off the floor of her mother’s hair salon, Headliners. She had been entertaining customers since the age of 6. According to an interview in Essence, Knowles used the money to pay for a season pass to Six Flags."

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