07/09/2013 01:44 pm ET

Actress Gaby Hoffman's Fort Greene


FORT GREENE — Struggling to make rent is a regular thing for most New Yorkers — even famous ones who have starred in Oscar-nominated movies.

Gaby Hoffman was once a child actress, starring in “Field of Dreams,” “Uncle Buck” and “Sleepless in Seattle.” After taking a break to go to school, Hoffman spent her 20s off-screen, ambivalent about acting. Then there was a point, she confessed to DNAinfo New York, when she was looking for a job, any job, just to cover her living expenses.

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