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.
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856, Austrian, American
Inventor, Father of Radio

Cherilyn SarkisianCherilyn Sarkisian
20 May 1946, American
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985, British

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948, British

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946, American

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
08 October 1997, American
Actress, singer
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
15 April 1452, Italian

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
02 September 1966, Mexican, American

Liv TylerLiv Tyler
01 July 1977, American

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977, British

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
25 October 1881, Spanish
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847, American
Inventor, Businessman

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937, British, American, Welsh

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American

Channing TatumChanning Tatum
26 April 1980, American
Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
13 January 1966, American

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
15 February 1564, Italian
Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
10 September 1968, British
Filmmaker & Businessman

Alyssa MilanoAlyssa Milano
19 December 1972, American

Kaya ScodelarioKaya Scodelario
13 March 1992, British
Henry Franklin WinklerHenry Winkler
30 October 1945, American

Richard BransonRichard Branson
18 July 1950, British
Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
27 May 1975, British
Chef and Restaurateur

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847, Canadian, Scottish
Inventor of Telephone

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832, British
Author, Mathematician and Photographer
Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
28 October 1949, American

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Pierre CuriePierre Curie
15 May 1859, French
Nobel Laureate in Physics
Jules VerneJules Verne
08 February 1828, French

Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
22 September 1791, British
Physicist & Chemist

Holly WilloughbyHolly Willoughby
10 February 1981, British
Television Presenter, Model

Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis
30 November 1977, American
Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
16 September 1923, Singaporean
Founding Father of Modern Singapore
Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987, British
Soul Singer-songwriter

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
12 June 1915, American

Eliza CoupeEliza Coupe
06 April 1981, American

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
30 March 1926, Swedish
Business magnate
Penny LancasterPenny Lancaster
15 March 1971, British

John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
22 October 1925, American

Richard FordRichard Ford
16 February 1944, American
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science Fiction Writer
Angelo GeorgalliAngelo Georgalli
 , New Zealander

Octavia SpencerOctavia Spencer
25 May 1972, American
Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
09 October 1969, British

Abhishek BachchanAbhishek Bachchan
05 February 1976, Indian
Actor, Film producer

Paloma FaithPaloma Faith
21 July 1981, British
Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins
26 October 1942, British

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
13 May 1985, British, Welsh
18 August 1983, Lebanese, British, American
Recording artist

Scoot McNairyScoot McNairy
11 November 1977, American

Jackie StewartJackie Stewart
11 June 1939, British
Entrepreneur, Sport shooter, Racecar driver

Rex RyanRex Ryan
13 December 1962, American
Head coach

Toyah WillcoxToyah Willcox
18 May 1958, British
Actor, Singer
Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science fiction author

Mollie KingMollie King
04 June 1987, British
Singer, Guitarist, Model

Captain BeefheartCaptain Beefheart
15 January 1941, American

Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
29 September 1970, Danish
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer
Neil BushNeil Bush
22 January 1955, American

Ben FogleBen Fogle
03 November 1973, British
Explorer, Television presenter, Writer
Terry GoodkindTerry Goodkind
01 May 1948, American

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
29 January 1960, American

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Charles SchwabCharles Schwab
29 July 1937, American

Flex WheelerFlex Wheeler
23 August 1965, American
Stephen J. CannellStephen J. Cannell
05 February 1941, American
Television producer

Mireille MathieuMireille Mathieu
22 July 1946, French
Singer, Entertainer, Actor

Theo PaphitisTheo Paphitis
24 September 1959, British
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Lee RyanLee Ryan
17 June 1983, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Singer,

George SteeleGeorge Steele
16 April 1937, American
Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
28 April 1953, Chilean
Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic

Shane LynchShane Lynch
03 July 1976, Northern Irish

Richard RogersRichard Rogers
23 July 1933, Italian, British
Architect, Politician

Daniel PowterDaniel Powter
25 February 1971, Canadian
Singer, Pianist
Laura KirkpatrickLaura Kirkpatrick
12 June 1989, American
John T. ChambersJohn T. Chambers
23 August 1949, American

Ann BancroftAnn Bancroft
29 September 1955, American

Helen B. TaussigHelen B. Taussig
24 May 1898, American

Willem Johan KolffWillem Johan Kolff
14 February 1911
Physician, Internist, University teacher,
Jacques DubochetJacques Dubochet
08 June 1942, Swiss

Paul DewarPaul Dewar
25 January 1963, Canadian
Politician, Trade unionist

Colin MurdochColin Murdoch
06 February 1929, New Zealander
Pharmacist, veterinary chemist, and inventor