Famous People With Dyslexia

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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.
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Steven Spielberg
(One of the Most Influential Personalities in the History of Cinema & Hollywood's Best Known Director)
Steven Spielberg
51
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 2 
Richard Branson
(Founder of the 'Virgin Group')
Richard Branson
48
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, Engand
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jamie Oliver
(Chef and Restaurateur)
Jamie Oliver
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clavering, U.K.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Salma Hayek
(The First Mexican Actress to be Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress)
Salma Hayek
68
Birthdate: September 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 5 
Lee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)
Lee Kuan Yew
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: March 23, 2015
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Octavia Spencer
(The First Black Actress to Have Received two Successive Nominations at the Oscars)
Octavia Spencer
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Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Holly Willoughby
(Television Presenter, Model)
Holly Willoughby
13
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brighton
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Bob Hoskins
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Birthdate: October 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: April 29, 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Keith Flint
(Singer, Dancer and Motorcycle Racer Who Was a Member of the Electronic Dance Act ‘The Prodigy’)
Keith Flint
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: March 4, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Pierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)
Pierre Curie
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 19, 1906
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Daymond John
(American Businessman, Investor, TV Personality and CEO of ‘FUBU’)
Daymond John
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Steve McQueen
(British Director Best Known for His Film '12 Years a Slave')
Steve McQueen
4
Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Barbara Corcoran
(Investor on ABC's ‘Shark Tank’ & Founder of ‘The Corcoran Group’, a New York City Real Estate Brokerage)
Barbara Corcoran
2
Birthdate: March 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edgewater, New Jersey, United States
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Octavia Butler
(Science fiction author)
Octavia Butler
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
 15 
Mika
(Brit Award-Winning Singer Known for His Breakthrough EP 'Dodgy Holiday')
Mika
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Mark Henry
(Weightlifter, Powerlifter)
Mark Henry
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Iwan Rheon
(Actor Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: 'Misfits' and 'Game of Thrones')
Iwan Rheon
8
Birthdate: May 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Dyfed, Wales
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jackie Stewart
(British Retired Racecar Driver Who Competed in 'Formula One')
Jackie Stewart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Caitlyn Jenner
(Media Personality, Socialite)
Caitlyn Jenner
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Birthdate: October 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jaime Murray
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Stacie Monroe’ in the TV Series ‘Hustle’)
Jaime Murray
4
Birthdate: July 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Nelsan Ellis
5
Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harvey
Died: July 8, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Eliza Coupe
(Actress and Comedian Known for Roles in Comedy Series ‘Happy Endings’, ‘Scrubs’ and 'Future Man')
Eliza Coupe
10
Birthdate: April 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Heir Apparent to the Swedish Throne and Eldest Child of King ‘Carl XVI Gustav’ and Queen ‘Silvia’)
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Paloma Faith
(Pop and Soul Singer Best Known for Her Retro and Eccentric Fashion and Music)
Paloma Faith
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Rex Ryan
(Head coach)
Rex Ryan
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ardmore
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Scoot McNairy
3
Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Captain Beefheart
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2010
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Mireille Mathieu
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Nicolas Winding Refn
(Director Best Known for His Films: 'Pusher' Trilogy, 'Bronson' and 'Valhalla Rising')
Nicolas Winding Refn
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Penny Lancaster
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Neil Bush
(Businessman)
Neil Bush
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA
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Richard Rogers
(Architect, Politician)
Richard Rogers
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: December 18, 2021
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Dav Pilkey
(Author and Illustrator of the Children's Book Series 'Captain Underpants' & 'Dog Man')
Dav Pilkey
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Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Helen B. Taussig
(Cardiologist)
Helen B. Taussig
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 20, 1986
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lahna Turner
(Stand-up comedians)
Lahna Turner
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Birthdate: July 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canada
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Charles Schwab
(Investor)
Charles Schwab
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
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Toyah Willcox
(Actor, Singer)
Toyah Willcox
8
Birthdate: May 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Eugene Landy
(Psychologist)
Eugene Landy
5
Birthdate: November 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 22, 2006
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George Steele
(Wrestler)
George Steele
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 16, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Mollie King
(Singer from the girl group The Saturdays)
Mollie King
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Robert Rauschenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas
Died: May 12, 2008
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Lee Ryan
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Singer, Actor)
Lee Ryan
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chatham
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Benjamin Zephaniah
(Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer)
Benjamin Zephaniah
3
Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham
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Flex Wheeler
(Bodybuilder)
Flex Wheeler
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Theo Paphitis
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)
Theo Paphitis
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limassol
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Stephen J. Cannell
(Television producer)
Stephen J. Cannell
4
Birthdate: February 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 30, 2010
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Tanya Robinson
(Model, reality TV star best known for starring in the ITVBe reality television series The Real Housewives of Cheshire)
Tanya Robinson
5
Birthdate: April 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Shane Lynch
(Singer)
Shane Lynch
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Terry Goodkind
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Birthdate: May 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States