I'm throwing a werewolf in to the mix.
Name: Jaden Micheal O'Connell
Jaden was born and raised in northern Michigan by a single mom. His father knocked his mother up and left before he was born. The only thing his mom could, or would, tell him was that his father was handsome and that he'd inherited said looks. When he was about thirteen he found out that he'd inherited something else from his father. He was also a werewolf.
He concealed the transformations from his mother, until he moved to Chicago for school. He went to school for a few years, earning a degree before becoming a freelance artist. He has enough success to survive, but by no means is he wealthy.