Famous People With Dyslexia - Celebrities have Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a reading disorder which is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. People with dyslexia often start displaying difficulty in reading while at school and face difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, and writing words. Building a meaningful life and career while suffering from dyslexia is truly challenging, but not impossible, as these famous people with dyslexia have proven. Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg, unarguably one of the topmost filmmakers in Hollywood, has struggled with dyslexia. But he did not let the condition hamper his spirit and worked hard to achieve the success he deserved. Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg who became the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar was also diagnosed with dyslexia. Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has dyslexia—but he never let it dampen his ambitions to make it big in life. Dyslexia is relatively common and the prognosis is generally positive for individuals who are identified in childhood and receive support from friends and family. If you or anyone you know is dyslexic, do not despair and gain inspiration from these famous people with dyslexia. Know more about the life and works of celebrities who struggled with this disorder.

List of famous dyslexic people who made it big in life.

The Most Famous People With Dyslexia

Bella ThorneOctober 8, 1997AmericanBella Thorne is an American actress and singer
Kaya ScodelarioMarch 13, 1992BritishKaya Scodelario is a British actress known for her role in the series ‘Skins’
Patrick DempseyJanuary 13, 1966AmericanPatrick Dempsey is a famous film and television actor
Salma HayekSeptember 2, 1966Mexican, AmericanSalma Hayek is a Mexican-American actress born of Spanish-Lebanese parents
Jennifer AnistonFebruary 11, 1969AmericanJennifer Aniston is a famous American actress, film producer, businesswoman and philanthropist
Tom CruiseJuly 3, 1962AmericanTom Cruise is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker best known for movies in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film series
Nikola TeslaJuly 10, 1856AmericanNikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, best known for his development of alternating current electrical systems
Keanu ReevesSeptember 2, 1964Canadian, LebaneseKnown for his impeccable character of ‘Neo’ in ‘The Matrix’ trilogy, Keanu Reeves is a Canadian-American actor who has done a variety of roles in Hollywood movies.
Liv TylerJuly 1, 1977AmericanLiv Rundgren Tyler is an American actress and a former model and the daughter of Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler and Playhouse playmate, Bebe Buell
Cherilyn SarkisianMay 20, 1946AmericanCher is a well-known American singer and actress
Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest actors ever

BritishDecember 31, 1937178 views

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is a journalist and television personality who anchors the news show ‘Anderson Cooper 360°’

AmericanJune 3, 1967130 views

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-American scientist and inventor, referred to as ‘Father of the Telephone’

CanadianMarch 3, 1847123 views

Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad is the founder of the furniture company ‘IKEA’ and has been instrumental behind its success

SwedishMarch 30, 1926201 views

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician and photographer

BritishJanuary 27, 1832165 views

Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday was the most celebrated British scientist of the 19th century

BritishSeptember 22, 1791155 views

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is popularly known as the Father of Modern Physics

GermanMarch 14, 1879188 views

John Irving

John Irving is an award-winning American novelist and screenwriter

AmericanMarch 2, 1942161 views

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg was an American artist known for pioneering the concept of pop art with Jasper Johns

AmericanOctober 22, 1925112 views

Richard Ford

Richard Ford is an American writer

AmericanFebruary 16, 1944136 views