Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

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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.
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 1 
Jean-Claude Van Damme
(Actor and Martial Artist Best Known for His Martial Arts Action Movies ‘Bloodsport’, ‘Cyborg’ and ‘Kickboxer’)
Jean-Claude Van Damme
60
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Tim Burton
(Film Director Known for His 'Gothic Fantasy' & 'Horror' Films)
Tim Burton
36
Birthdate: August 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Ada Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
33
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852
 4 
Lil Peep
(A Leading Figure of the Mid–late 2010s Emo Rap Scene)
Lil Peep
181
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 15, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Peter Gabriel
(Musician & Singer)
Peter Gabriel
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chobham, Surrey, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)
Dusty Springfield
33
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Lily Allen
(English Singer-Songwriter and Actress)
Lily Allen
19
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 8 
David Walliams
(Comedian)
David Walliams
66
Birthdate: August 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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AJ Lee
(Retired Professional Wrestler and Executive Producer for WOW – Women of Wrestling)
AJ Lee
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Union City, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 10 
Lee Thompson Young
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’)
Lee Thompson Young
13
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 19, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jonathan Winters
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Films: ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ and ‘The Loved One’)
Jonathan Winters
9
Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: April 11, 2013
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Charley Pride
(Country Singer and One of Three African-American Members of the 'Grand Ole Opr')
Charley Pride
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Dick Cavett
(Comedian & Former Talk Show Host Notable for His Conversational Style and In-depth Discussions)
Dick Cavett
14
Birthdate: November 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Henry Graham Greene
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991
 15 
Abbie Hoffman
(Political Activist, Co-Founder of the 'Youth International Party' and Member of the 'Chicago Seven')
Abbie Hoffman
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12, 1989
 16 
Jack Cassidy
2
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12, 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Larry Flynt
(American Publisher and the President of 'Larry Flynt Publications')
Larry Flynt
18
Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lakeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: February 10, 2021
 18 
Ray Davies
(Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Ray Davies
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Timothy Treadwell
(Environmentalist)
Timothy Treadwell
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: October 6, 2003
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Georg Cantor
(Mathematician)
Georg Cantor
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 6, 1918
 21 
Paul Gascoigne
(Association football player, Autobiographer, Association football manager)
Paul Gascoigne
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gateshead
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Adam Ant
(Guitarist, Actor, Singer)
Adam Ant
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marylebone
 23 
Johnny Manziel
(American football player)
Johnny Manziel
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Delonte West
(Basketball player)
Delonte West
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 25 
John Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)
John Ruskin
7
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900
 26 
Phil Ochs
(Singer)
Phil Ochs
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976
 27 
Tiffany Pollard
(Television personality)
Tiffany Pollard
4
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Utica, New York, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 28 
Devin Townsend
(Founder, Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist for the Extreme Metal Band 'Strapping Young Lad')
Devin Townsend
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
 29 
Jaco Pastorius
(Musician)
Jaco Pastorius
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 21, 1987
 30 
Randy Meisner
(Retired American musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles)
Randy Meisner
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scottsbluff, Nebraska, United States
 31 
Tom Fletcher
(Musician)
Tom Fletcher
19
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Peter Steele
(Singer and bassist for the goth and metal band Type O Negative)
Peter Steele
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 2010
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 33 
Spike Milligan
(Actor, Comedian and Cast Member of the British Radio Comedy Programme ‘The Goon Show’)
Spike Milligan
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died: February 27, 2002
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
Scott Stapp
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Scott Stapp
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Charles Haley
(American Football Player)
Charles Haley
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gladys, Virginia, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 36 
Kerry Katona
(Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer)
Kerry Katona
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warrington
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 37 
David LaChapelle
(Photographer)
David LaChapelle
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fairfield
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
Peter Scolari
1
Birthdate: September 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Frank Bruno
(British Former Professional Boxer)
Frank Bruno
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 40 
Elisa Lam
(Chinese-Canadian Tourist Who Was Found Dead in Los Angeles Cecil Hotel)
Elisa Lam
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: February 1, 2013
 41 
Sidney Sheldon
(Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film director, Actor, Television producer, Author)
Sidney Sheldon
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 30, 2007
 42 
Sherman Alexie
(Novelist)
Sherman Alexie
11
Birthdate: October 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spokane
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 43 
Yo Yo Honey Singh
(Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer)
Yo Yo Honey Singh
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jalandhar
 44 
Patrick J. Kennedy
(Politician)
Patrick J. Kennedy
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, Massachusetts, United States
 45 
Gail Porter
(Scottish Television Personality, Former Model & Actress)
Gail Porter
3
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 46 
Lee Joon
(Actor)
Lee Joon
3
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 47 
Ludwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)
Ludwig Boltzmann
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 20, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: September 5, 1906
 48 
Isabella Blow
(Former magazine editor who once served as the muse for millioner Philip Treacy)
Isabella Blow
2
Birthdate: November 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 7, 2007
 49 
Patricia Cornwell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 50 
Emma Forrest
(Journalists)
Emma Forrest
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK