31 Celebrities Who Probably Have Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's, is a developmental disorder which is a milder autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is marked by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication. While living a normal and healthy life with Asperger syndrome is quite challenging, the condition hasn’t been able to stop numerous people from achieving great heights in their careers. Some of the most brilliant minds of all time, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton are believed by modern researchers to have displayed symptoms of Asperger syndrome. Musical great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and renowned painter Vincent Van Gogh also had this condition. Asperger syndrome causes the patients to display behavior, interests, and activities that are restricted and repetitive. Their social behavior is also severely restricted which makes it extremely difficult for such people to enjoy a normal social life. However, with determination and hard work, people with Asperger's can not only lead a normal life, but can also excel in their professional fields. Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Schulz, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and Bill Gates are among the highly successful people who achieved a lot despite suffering from the syndrome. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with Asperger’s.
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Abraham Lincoln
(16th President of the United States (1861-1865))
Abraham Lincoln
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Larue County, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 15, 1865

A self-educated lawyer, Abraham Lincoln rose from modest background to become one of the greatest presidents of America. The 16th president of the country, who is also known as Honest Abe and the Great Emancipator, played a crucial role in establishing a truly democratic government, abolished slavery, modernised economy and led the country during the American Civil War.

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David Byrne
(American-Scottish musician)
David Byrne
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Scotland
Talking Heads lead vocalist and avant-garde musician David Byrne has won several awards, including the Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe. He has spoken at TED Talks, launched his own record label, and held visual arts exhibitions. He advocates for cycling and has mostly used a bike throughout his life.
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Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 12, 2000

Charles M. Schulz was an American cartoonist. He is credited with creating the popular comic strip, Peanuts, which featured world-renowned characters like Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Considered one of the most influential cartoonists ever, Schulz's works have influenced other cartoonists like Dav Pilkey, Matt Groening, and Jim Davis. In 1996, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Paddy Considine
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)
Paddy Considine
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Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

Paddy Considine is an English actor, musician, screenwriter, and director. The quintessential antihero of the British film industry, Paddy Considine is also famous for playing emotionally vulnerable characters. As a musician, he is credited with forming bands, such as She Talks To Angels and Pedestrians. He is currently an important member of the rock band Riding the Low.

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Michael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)
Michael Palin
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Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Member of the comedy group Monty Python, Michael Palin received a CBE in 2000. His portrayal of Ken Pile in A Fish Called Wanda earned him a BAFTA award. He ranked 30th in The Comedians' Comedian poll, was a Royal Geographical Society president, and later turned into a travel documentarian.
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Jamie Hyneman
(American Television Host and Special Effects Expert)
Jamie Hyneman
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Birthdate: September 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall

Jamie Hyneman is an American television host and special effects expert. He achieved popularity as the co-host of the popular TV series MythBusters. He is also credited with inventing an unmanned firefighting robotic vehicle called Sentry. Jamie Hyneman also co-designed Wavecam, an aerial cable robotic camera system used in entertainment and sports events.

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Daniel Tammet
(Inspirational Author and Autistic Savant Known for His Memoir 'Born on a Blue Day')
Daniel Tammet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barking, London, England

Daniel Tammet grew up having seizures and was later diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. A rare prodigious savant, he set a record by reciting the value of pi to 22,514 decimal places. He is best known for his memoir Born on a Blue Day and has also launched the language-learning site Optimnem.

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Keith Olbermann
(Television presenter, Writer, Journalist)
Keith Olbermann
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
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Marcelo Ríos
(Chilean Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Marcelo Ríos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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James Durbin
(Singer)
James Durbin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, United States
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Camilla Henemark
(Singer, Model)
Camilla Henemark
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Camilla Henemark became known as a member of the Swedish dance pop group Army of Lovers with which she primarily worked from 1987 to 1992, and later from 1995 to 1997 and then in 2013. Also known as La Camilla, she has done television, film and theatre projects too. These include the miniseries Kenny Starfighter and the film Jarrett (Encounters).

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Craig Nicholls
(Singer, Composer, Painter, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Craig Nicholls
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

Best known as lead singer and solo continues member of the Australian alternative rock band The Vines, Craig Nicholls developed an early interest in music. He opened his band, then called Rishikesh, in 1994. Later he changed the name to Vines and as it started playing gigs he began writing songs for it, also painting covers for several of its album.