Filmed over one summer, this documentary follows three very different teenage boys and girls all on the cusp of adulthood and dealing with the pressures of growing up with one similarity - they are all surviving on under ten quid a day.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-01-09

Growing Up Poor - John Witherspoon (actor) - Netflix

John Witherspoon (born John Weatherspoon; January 27, 1942) is an American comedian and actor who has performed in many television shows and films. Best known for his role as Willie Jones for the Friday series, Witherspoon has also starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987) and Boomerang (1992). He has also made appearances on television shows such as The Wayans Bros. (1995–99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), Barnaby Jones (1973), The Boondocks (2005), The Five Heartbeats (1991) and Black Jesus (2014). He wrote a film, From the Old School, in which he played an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighborhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club.

Growing Up Poor - Personal life - Netflix

In 1988, Witherspoon married Angela Robinson. They have two children, John David (“J.D.”) and Alexander. J.D. is known for making skits and gameplay videos on YouTube. David Letterman is the godfather to Witherspoon's two sons.

Growing Up Poor - References - Netflix