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.
EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

Hayward

American

Taurus

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S

British,American

Scorpio

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

Albuquerque

American

Leo

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

28 March 1941

England

British

Aquarius

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Canadian,American

Capricorn

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

15 April 1865

Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
(Pop Singer)

02 December 1981

McComb, Mississippi, United States

American

Sagittarius

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

12 September 1967

Washington, D.C.

Mexican,American

Virgo

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

Shawnee

American

Sagittarius

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

The Bronx, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

11 August 2014

Chicago

American

Cancer

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

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

New Orleans

American

Aries

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

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

03 October 1969

Fullerton

American

Libra

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

20 January 1993

Ixelles

British

Taurus

Kristen BellKristen Bell
(Actress, Singer)

18 July 1980

Huntington Woods

American

Cancer

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

Chicago, Illinois, U.S

American

Cancer

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

New York City

American

Aries

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

08 June 1977

Atlanta

American

Gemini

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

07 February 1978

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Welsh

Libra

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

American

Gemini

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

31 March 1727

Woolsthorpe Manor, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst
(Actress)

30 April 1982

Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States

German,American

Taurus

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish

Aries

Friedrich NietzscheFriedrich Nietzsche
(Philosopher and Philologist)

15 October 1844

25 August 1900

Röcken-bei-Lützen, Kingdom of Prussia

German

Libra

Mike TysonMike Tyson
(Boxer)

30 June 1966

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

American

Cancer

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

31 July 1965

Yate

British

Leo

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

British

Aquarius

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

British,Welsh

Aquarius

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
(American actor)

18 November 1968

Dallas

American

Scorpio

Stephen KingStephen King
(Author)

21 September 1947

Portland, Maine

American

Virgo

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
(Actor)

03 April 1924

01 July 2004

Omaha

American

Aries

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey
(Mixed Martial Artist)

01 February 1987

Riverside County

American

Aquarius

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin
(Actor, Producer, Comedian)

03 April 1958

Amityville, New York, U.S.

American

Aries

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
(Singer)

19 January 1946

Sevierville

American

Capricorn

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
(Actress, Singer, Food Writer)

27 September 1972

Los Angeles

American

Libra

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie

15 September 1890

12 January 1976

Torquay, Devon, England

British

Virgo

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

Brooklyn

American

Cancer

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
(Actress)

12 November 1982

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

Boston

American

Taurus

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

02 July 1961

Oak Park

American

Cancer

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

British

Aries

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Composer)

27 January 1756

05 December 1791

Salzburg

Austrian

Aquarius

Terry BradshawTerry Bradshaw
(Former NFL Star & TV Analyst)

02 September 1948

Shreveport

American

Virgo

Chris CornellChris Cornell
(Musician)

20 July 1964

18 May 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

American

Cancer

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter

26 May 1966

Golders Green

British

Gemini

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

Cleveland

American

Leo

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman
(Stand-up Comedian)

01 December 1970

Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
(Comedian, Actor)

08 October 1943

New York City

American

Libra

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Paddington

British

Aries

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
(Professional Wrestler)

11 August 1953

Augusta

American

Leo

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

30 October 1735

04 July 1826

Braintree

American

Scorpio

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields
(Actress and Model)

31 May 1965

Manhattan

American

Gemini

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
(Singer-songwriter)

23 September 1949

Long Branch

American

Virgo

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

18 February 1564

Caprese Michelangelo

Italian

Pisces

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

British

Aquarius

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Melbourne

Australian

Gemini

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

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

American

Taurus

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
(Businessman)

08 July 1839

23 May 1937

Richford, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Ashley JuddAshley Judd
(Actress and Activist)

19 April 1968

Granada Hills, California

Aries

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

21 April 1910

Florida

American

Sagittarius

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

17 February 1981

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

John DenverJohn Denver
(Singer-songwriter)

31 December 1943

12 October 1997

Roswell

German,American

Capricorn

Chris FarleyChris Farley

15 February 1964

18 December 1997

Madison

American

Aquarius

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

Gary, Indiana, U.S.

American

Taurus

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt

27 January 1969

Portsmouth, Virginia

American

Aquarius

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Townsville

Australian

Cancer

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

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

10 June 2004

Albany

American

Virgo

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 September 1896

21 December 1940

Saint Paul

American

Libra

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1934

07 November 2016

Westmount

Canadian

Virgo

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

Christina RicciChristina Ricci
(Actress)

12 February 1980

Santa Monica

American

Aquarius

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom

British

Leo

Lizzie BordenLizzie Borden

19 July 1860

01 June 1927

American

Cancer

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams

13 February 1974

Stoke-on-Trent

British

Aquarius

Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi

02 March 1962

Sayreville, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Pisces

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

Hampstead, London, England, UK

British

Virgo

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
(Author)

30 September 1924

25 August 1984

New Orleans

American

Libra

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

Craig FergusonCraig Ferguson

17 May 1962

Springburn

American

Taurus

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
(American engineer)

20 January 1930

Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Capricorn

William BlakeWilliam Blake
(Painter)

28 November 1757

12 August 1827

Soho

British

Sagittarius

Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
(President of the U.S.A)

04 July 1872

05 January 1933

Plymouth Notch, Vermont

American

Cancer

Rachel MaddowRachel Maddow
(American television host)

01 April 1973

Castro Valley, California, United States

American

Aries

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

American

Sagittarius

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Hampton, London

British

Cancer

Peter SellersPeter Sellers

08 September 1925

24 July 1980

British

Virgo

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(Composer)

07 May 1840

06 November 1893

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

Soviet Russian,Russian

Taurus

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