From a shy teen home-schooled by his mother to a lead actor in Sofia Coppola's 2013 outing "The Bling Ring," the story of Israel Broussard and his unlikely but successful acting career could headline a movie of its own. A small role in a local Biloxi, Mississippi production of "The Miracle Worker" in 2006 left Broussard with a case of the acting bug, and a year later his mother moved Israel and two of his siblings out to Los Angeles. A minor role in the Alyssa Milano sitcom "Romantically Challenged" (ABC, 2010) followed, while a family friend helped him land the role of a big-mouthed best friend in "Flipped" (2010). After a supporting part in family-friendly fare like "The Chaperone" (2011), Broussard entered the big leagues with a major role in the based-on-a-true-story film "The Bling Ring" as Marc, the doubting heart of a group of fame-obsessed, criminally-minded teens. A thoughtful performer with an eye for what makes people tick, Broussard was on the cusp of something big.