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 Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
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Famous As: The Most Commercially Successful Director of All Time
Birthdate: December 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 2 Richard Branson

Richard Branson
25
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of the 'Virgin Group'
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, Engand
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver
14
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)

 4 Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew
15
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
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 5 Salma Hayek

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

 6 Holly Willoughby

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

Bob Hoskins
4
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)
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 9 Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen
4
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 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
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 11 Mark Henry

Mark Henry
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Weightlifter, Powerlifter
Birthdate: June 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Silsbee, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 12 Octavia Butler

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

 13 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)

 14 Jaime Murray

Jaime Murray
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 15 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)

 16 Caitlyn Jenner

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

 17 Paloma Faith

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

 18 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)

 19 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)

 20 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)

 21 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)

 22 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)

 23 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

 24 Scoot McNairy

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

 25 Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle
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Famous As: Explorer, Television presenter, Writer
Birthdate: November 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 26 Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn
3
Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 27 Mireille Mathieu

Mireille Mathieu
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 28 Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 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

 30 Penny Lancaster

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

 31 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

 32 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)

 33 Lahna Turner

Lahna Turner
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Famous As: Stand-up comedians
Birthdate: July 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canada

 34 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

 35 Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: March 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: July 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

 37 Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect, Politician
Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: December 18, 2021

 38 Mollie King

Mollie King
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer from the girl group The Saturdays
Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 39 George Steele

George Steele
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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)

 40 Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: painter
Birthdate: October 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas
Died: May 12, 2008

 41 Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 42 Lee Ryan

Lee Ryan
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Singer, Actor
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chatham
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 43 Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah
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Famous As: Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham

 44 Flex Wheeler

Flex Wheeler
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: August 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 45 Stephen J. Cannell

Stephen J. Cannell
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Famous As: Television producer
Birthdate: February 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 30, 2010

 46 Theo Paphitis

Theo Paphitis
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: September 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limassol

 47 Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño
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Famous As: Writer known for the novel Los detectives salvajes (The Savage Detectives), the novella Nocturno de Chile (By Night in Chile), and, posthumously, the novel 2666
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: July 15, 2003

 48 Tanya Robinson

Tanya Robinson
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Famous As: Model, reality TV star best known for starring in the ITVBe reality television series The Real Housewives of Cheshire
Birthdate: April 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 49 Shane Lynch

Shane Lynch
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 50 Terry Goodkind

Terry Goodkind
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States