Famous People With Bipolar Disorder - Celebrities have Bipolar Disorder

When the popular singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato came out publically with the fact that she was suffering from bipolar disorder, there was a public outpouring of support and good wishes for her. Living with bipolar disorder is not easy—as this Disney star and other celebrities suffering from the condition would attest. But the resounding success enjoyed by celebrities diagnosed with the disorder proves that it need not be the end of normalcy in a person’s life. While the term Bipolar Disorder may have been recently coined, the condition is not a new one by any means. Ernest Hemingway, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his later years. The glamorous actress of yesteryears, Vivien Leigh, was also someone who suffered from this disorder, previously known as "manic depression." Living and working with the condition is very challenging, as it causes unusual shifts in mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. It is chronic in nature and can cause risky behavior, even suicidal tendencies. But with proper treatment, patients can not only lead a normal life but can also excel in their fields. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with bipolar disorder.

List of famous people with Bipolar disorder.

The Most Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
David WalliamsAugust 20, 1971BritishDavid Walliams is an English comedian, actor, author, talent-show judge, and activist
Mel GibsonJanuary 3, 1956AmericanMel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker
Ludwig van BeethovenDecember 16, 1770GermanLudwig Van Beethoven was one of the greatest composers the world has ever had
Stephen FryAugust 24, 1957BritishStephen Fry is a comedian, actor, author, television and radio presenter
Marilyn MonroeJune 1, 1926AmericanMarilyn Monroe was a famous and one of the foremost and biggest sex symbol of Hollywood
Axl RoseFebruary 6, 1962AmericanAxl Rose is the lead singer of the heavy rock band, ‘Guns N’ Roses’
Demi LovatoAugust 20, 1992AmericanDemi Lovato is a popular contemporary singer and actress of American descent known for her albums ‘Don’t Forget’ and ‘Here We Go Again’
Peter GabrielFebruary 13, 1950BritishPeter Gabriel is a singer, songwriter and a flautist, best known for his association with the rock band ‘Genesis’
HalseySeptember 29, 1994AmericanHalsey is an American pop artist and songwriter
Tom FletcherJuly 17, 1985BritishTom Fletcher is an English songwriter, singer, musician, children’s author, and a YouTuber

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was one of the most iconic American musical icons of the 20th century

AmericanFebruary 21, 1933215 views

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is an American singer, record artist, songwriter, dancer and an actress

Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson is a vocalist, musician, music composer and producer

AmericanJune 20, 1942128 views

Axl Rose

Axl Rose is the lead singer of the heavy rock band, ‘Guns N’ Roses’

John Curtin

John Curtin was an Australian politician and trade unionist, who rose from the grassroots to become the 14th Prime Minister of the country

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a renowned Welsh actress

WelshSeptember 25, 1969126 views

Maria Bello

Maria Bello is an American TV and film actress most celebrated for her role in ventures such as ‘E.R.’, ‘The Cooler’, and ‘A History of Violence’.

AmericanApril 18, 1967182 views

Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney was a famous American cabaret singer who lent her voice to hit numbers like ‘Come On-a My House’ and ‘Mambo Italiano’

AmericanMay 23, 192891 views

Ludwig Boltzmann

Ludwig Boltzmann was a famous Austrian physicist who is the eponym for the Boltzmann Constant in physics

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician, known as the world’s first computer programmer

BritishDecember 10, 1815178 views