He is also the adopted son of Stef Adams Foster and Lena Adams Foster, as well as the adopted brother of Brandon Foster, Jesus Adams Foster and Mariana Adams Foster.

Jude has suffered through hard times - having lost his mother to a drunk driving accident and his father to prison before being sent, alongside his elder sister Callie, into the foster system where he would be bounced through various foster homes.

"I feel fragile, unsure, struggling to figure it all out, trying to get there even though I'm not sure where there is," she said.

As with most questions about her personal life, the actress has refused to comment on gossip that the father was an old university friend from Yale, who is also gay.

Accepting the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, she offered an insight into the insecurities that haunt her.

I was so glad to see that 0 out of 12 people found his review useful (lol) but because this poorly-disguised rant against homosexuality was the featured user review, and also because there were only 2 reviews at time of writing, i felt it would be useful to be number 3 to let you guys know you won't be wasting your time with this one :)I really can't think where they fell down, apart from a small complaint that 'who was who' was a little hard to follow at times, even though that by the end you know who is who.

I'm taking a hard stance on this point and deducting one from the score.9/10.

One theory was that she is forging a new career off camera as a director and producer and feels less pressure to compromise to the conservative demands of Middle America. Critics have suggested she feared her career could suffer if she spoke about her personal life.

They pointed to comic Ellen De Generes, whose sitcom was taken off the air after she declared her love for actress Anne Heche and engineered her show so that her TV character came out at about the same time.

"She wants to be treated like everybody else and has been in movies long enough not to be unduly worried about the effect it's going to have on her career."One reason for guarding her privacy so intently was because she was the victim of stalkers earlier in her career, including John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan.

Miss Foster landed her first job in a sun cream commercial when she was three years old and appeared in 50 films before she left school, including her shocking breakthrough role as a child prostitute in Taxi Driver with Robert De Niro.

A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Stef Foster and Lena Adams, a lesbian couple, have a family of adopted, biological, and foster children.

16-year-old Callie and her 12-year-old brother Jude have been in many different foster homes, but when they are placed with the Fosters, things begin to happen.