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We've watched him play the awesome role of Zende Forrester on 'The Bold and the Beautiful' but many never knew just how far he was coming from. Before making his way to the acting world, Rome Flynn was once homeless with his family. After partaking in a selfless gesture on Thanksgiving for which he was a big sponsor at the event held at his mother's restaurant (Nickey's Place) in Illinois, Flynn revealed, "I remember being homeless with my mother and my 2 siblings in Chicago when I was younger, I spent many holidays in the shelter there. Now 10years later, working 10hrs and taking a red eye flight in time to make it to this event was the only thing I wanted for this thanksgiving."
Flynn's intention is to give back. With his mother, Nickey Alexander as his inspiration, he desires to do other events that will help others realize their ability to arrive at their intended goals as reported by the State Journal Registrar. “If you can open someone’s imagination or expand their horizons to possibilities that they don’t know about, that can really change the trajectory of their lives. I think that’s important,” Flynn shared.
After being homeless with his mother, a single parent and his siblings, Flynn arrived at a major breaking point in his life when he was cast in "Drumline". Ever since that he has acted in a number of series and has big things in the pipeline. Flynn currently has a number of projects that he's working on and he's set to debut on "The Haves and the Haves Nots" when the series returns on January 9, 2018, and to star in the upcoming movie, "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral" as Jesse.
Spent Thanksgiving this year in Springfield, Il, with my mother & her restaurant ( @nickeysplace ) sponsoring some families that aren’t fortunate to have a home for the holidays this year. This little girl, won’t remember this moment hanging with me but it meant the world & I wont forget it. I remember being homeless with my mother and my 2 siblings in Chicago when I was younger, I spent many holidays in the shelter there. Now 10years later, working 10hrs and taking a red eye flight in time to make it to this event was the only thing I wanted for this thanksgiving. I’m not trying to write a book here but some people have it bad out here, even changing the lives of maybe one family can make a difference. That’s why I’m going to make it my responsibility to make sure I do what I can to help these families I met yesterday. #happythanksgiving