Former The Wire star Idris Elba was left homeless during the breakdown of his marriage.
The British actor was wed to Dormowa Sherman and they have a seven-year-old daughter, Isan, together.
Elba, 37, admits the relationship unravelled while he was struggling to find work, and he ended up sleeping in his car while he attempted to land an acting job.
He tells Britain's Now magazine, "I was going through a really tough time some years ago. I couldn't get an acting job and my marriage was in a horrible place, so I ended up homeless. I slept rough in my brown Chevrolet Astro van for eight weeks."