Famous People With Dyslexia

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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 1 Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla
17
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
Died: January 7, 1943

 2 Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley
23
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Teddington
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
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Famous As: film director
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 4 Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: April 8, 1973
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 5 Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne
21
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aston, Birmingham, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei
9
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: February 15, 1564
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: January 8, 1642
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 7 Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins
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Birthdate: December 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Richard Branson

Richard Branson
16
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blackheath London
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 9 Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper
13
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek
30
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 11 Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver
7
Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Chef and Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clavering, U.K.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
4
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Novelist, Mathematician & Photographer
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Died: January 14, 1898

 13 Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Canterbury, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist & Chemist
Birthdate: September 22, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newington Butts
Died: August 25, 1867

 15 Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 16 David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: June 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 20, 2017

 17 Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Scodelario
12
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 18 Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founding Father of Modern Singapore
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: March 23, 2015

 20 Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby
4
Famous As: Television Presenter, Model
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brighton
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 21 Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 22 Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: April 29, 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 23 Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan
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Famous As: Actor, Film producer
Birthdate: February 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner
72
Famous As: Media Personality, Socialite
Birthdate: October 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 25 Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science Fiction Writer
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006

 26 Mark Henry

Mark Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: ilsbee, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 27 Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harvey
Died: July 8, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 28 Iwan Rheon

Iwan Rheon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Wales
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 29 Joss Stone

Joss Stone
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Soul Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dover, Kent, England, UK
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 30 Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 31 Mika

Mika
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 32 Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 33 Scoot McNairy

Scoot McNairy
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Physics
Birthdate: May 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 19, 1906

 35 Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 36 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Swedish throne
Birthdate: July 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 37 Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 38 Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Head coach
Birthdate: December 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ardmore
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 39 Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2010

 40 Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 41 Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business magnate
Birthdate: March 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agunnaryd

 42 Neil Bush

Neil Bush
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 43 Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect, Politician
Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florence

 44 Eugene Landy

Eugene Landy
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: November 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 22, 2006

 45 Helen B. Taussig

Helen B. Taussig
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: May 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 20, 1986

 46 Mollie King

Mollie King
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Model
Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London Borough of Wandsworth
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 47 John Irving

John Irving
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Exeter, New Hampshire

 48 George Steele

George Steele
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 16, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 49 Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: May 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 50 Penny Lancaster

Penny Lancaster
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)