List of famous people who battled depression. Though depression is considered to be a tabboo, a look at this list will convince you that even the celebrities are susceptible to it.

Human lives are full of ups and downs, and it is but inevitable that the tough times sometimes take a major toll on one’s mental health. To the layman, celebrities seem to be having it all—success, fame, money, and adulation. But what we miss out is the darker side of fame. To the world, actor Angelina Jolie comes across as a gorgeous, wealthy, and highly successful woman, but did you know she once battled depression so bad that it gave her suicidal thoughts? Depression is a serious illness that can strike anyone and even the most popular and successful people aren’t immune. Film director and comedian Woody Allen is undoubtedly one of the funniest guys on-screen, but he has faced some huge challenges in his personal life including his bouts with depression. Creative people especially are more prone to mental illness and thus it might not be surprising to note that the legendary rock singer Jon Bon Jovi, award winning author Truman Capote, and singer song-writer Sheryl Crow also battled depression at some points in their lives. Read on for more information about the life and works of famous people who battled depression.
Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey
(Mixed Martial Artist)

01 February 1987

Riverside County

American

Aquarius

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
(Author)

30 November 1874

24 April 1942

Clifton, Prince Edward Island

Canadian

Sagittarius

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

Hayward

American

Taurus

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

15 April 1865

Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

Gary, Indiana, U.S.

American

Taurus

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

Atlanta

American

Gemini

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
(Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress)

03 October 1969

Fullerton

American

Libra

Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst
(Actress)

30 April 1982

Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States

German,American

Taurus

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

New York City

American

Aries

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

Albuquerque

American

Leo

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

25 December 1642

20 March 1727

Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

British

Capricorn

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

Chicago, Illinois, U.S

American

Cancer

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

11 August 2014

Chicago

American

Cancer

Mike TysonMike Tyson
(Boxer)

30 June 1966

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S

American

Cancer

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

02 July 1961

Oak Park

American

Cancer

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

Shawnee

American

Sagittarius

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

05 December 1791

Salzburg

Austrian

Aquarius

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Canadian,American

Capricorn

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
(Actress)

12 November 1982

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

British

Aquarius

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

American

Gemini

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
(Actor, Director)

17 February 1981

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

20 January 1993

Ixelles

British

Taurus

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

British

Aquarius

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
(Pop Singer)

02 December 1981

McComb

American

Sagittarius

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish

Aries

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
(Actor)

03 April 1924

01 July 2004

Omaha

American

Aries

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
(Author)

31 July 1965

Yate

British

Leo

Stephen KingStephen King
(Author)

21 September 1947

Portland, Maine

American

Virgo

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

British,Welsh

Aquarius

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche
(Philosopher and Philologist)

15 October 1844

25 August 1900

Röcken-bei-Lützen, Kingdom of Prussia

German

Libra

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
(Actor, Producer, Model, Investor)

07 February 1978

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

18 February 1564

Caprese Michelangelo

Italian

Pisces

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

21 April 1910

Florida

American

Sagittarius

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

The Bronx, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

British

Aries

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom

British

Leo

John AdamsJohn Adams
(2nd U.S. President)

30 October 1735

04 July 1826

Braintree

American

Scorpio

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
(Businessman)

08 July 1839

23 May 1937

Richford, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
(Singer)

19 January 1946

Sevierville

American

Capricorn

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

Cleveland

American

Leo

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S

British,American

Scorpio

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

New Orleans

American

Aries

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter

26 May 1966

Golders Green

British

Gemini

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Melbourne

Australian

Gemini

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
(Singer-songwriter)

23 September 1949

Long Branch

American

Virgo

Corey TaylorCorey Taylor
(Singer, Actor)

08 December 1973

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

American

Sagittarius

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
(Stand-up Comedian)

01 December 1970

Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

Boston

American

Taurus

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
(Actress, Singer, Food Writer)

27 September 1972

Los Angeles

American

Libra

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
(Professional Wrestler)

11 August 1953

Augusta

American

Leo

Kristen BellKristen Bell
(Actress, Singer)

18 July 1980

Huntington Woods

American

Cancer

Ayn RandAyn Rand
(Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a philosophical system named by her as Objectivism)

02 February 1905

06 March 1982

Saint Petersburg

American,Russian

Aquarius

Bill HicksBill Hicks
(Comedian)

16 December 1961

26 February 1994

Valdosta, Georgia, U.S

American

Sagittarius

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
(Comedian, Actor)

08 October 1943

New York City

American

Libra

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Taurus

Christina RicciChristina Ricci
(Actress)

12 February 1980

Santa Monica

American

Aquarius

Louis CKLouis C.K.
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer)

12 September 1967

Washington, D.C.

Mexican,American

Virgo

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
(Actor, Producer, Comedian)

03 April 1958

Amityville, New York, U.S.

American

Aries

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson

18 November 1968

Dallas

American

Scorpio

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

Brooklyn

American

Cancer

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

Hampstead, London, England, UK

British

Virgo

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

10 June 2004

Albany

American

Virgo

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Welsh

Libra

Gerard WayGerard Way
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)

09 April 1977

Summit, New Jersey, United States

American

Aries

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie

15 September 1890

12 January 1976

Torquay, Devon, England

British

Virgo

Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy

09 September 1828

20 November 1910

Yasnaya Polyana

Soviet Russian,Russian

Virgo

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

John DenverJohn Denver
(Singer-songwriter)

31 December 1943

12 October 1997

Roswell

German,American

Capricorn

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

28 March 1941

England

British

Aquarius

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Townsville

Australian

Cancer

Chris CornellChris Cornell
(Musician)

20 July 1964

18 May 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

American

Cancer

William BlakeWilliam Blake
(Painter)

28 November 1757

12 August 1827

Soho

British

Sagittarius

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1934

07 November 2016

Westmount

Canadian

Virgo

Chris FarleyChris Farley

15 February 1964

18 December 1997

Madison

American

Aquarius

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Paddington

British

Aries

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
(Author of novels)

24 September 1896

21 December 1940

Saint Paul

American

Libra

James TaylorJames Taylor

12 March 1948

Boston

American

Pisces

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(Composer)

07 May 1840

06 November 1893

Votkinsk, Vyatka Governorate (present-day Udmurtia), Russian Empire

Soviet Russian,Russian

Taurus

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

18 May 1872

02 February 1970

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

British,Welsh

Taurus

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman

14 July 1918

30 July 2007

Swedish

Cancer

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

11 April 2007

Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States

American

Scorpio

Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin

01 February 1931

23 April 2007

Butka

Russian

Aquarius

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

29 April 1951

Vienna

Austrian

Taurus

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
(Painter)

28 January 1912

11 August 1956

Cody

American

Aquarius

Craig FergusonCraig Ferguson

17 May 1962

Springburn

American

Taurus

Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel

13 February 1950

Chobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

British

Aquarius

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields
(Actress and Model)

31 May 1965

Manhattan

American

Gemini

Elliott SmithElliott Smith

06 August 1969

21 October 2003

Omaha

American

Leo

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