Born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers in Sacramento, Calif., Brie Larson saw, even as a kid, that acting was her destiny. "When I was seven, I had been very vocal about wanting to be an actor," she told CBS News' Tracy Smith. "And my mom decided that we would try it out for a couple weeks and come to L.A. from Sacramento."
Brie, her mother and sister found a place near Hollywood. They were chasing a dream, but for mom, there was more to it than that. "The three of us would all sleep in the same bed," Larson said. "And I remembered waking up to my mom having these real guttural sort of choking sobs - she was covering her mouth so that we couldn't hear her.
"And it's not until now that I've been able to put all the pieces together and realize that right before we were gonna make this trip out to Los Angeles, my father had asked for a divorce. And so this was a much bigger move than my mother had anticipated, and a much bigger move than I and my sister knew about at all."