One of Oprah's favorite wildest dreamers was Paolo,
an Illinois man who worked at his family's grocery store but desperately wanted to become an actor. He turned to the one person he knew could help make his dream come true: Oprah. And she delivered—Paolo got offered a speaking role on the hit sitcom Will & Grace
After his primetime debut, Paolo moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion and landed a role on General Hospital
. What was supposed to be a one-time appearance became a recurring role!