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.
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
(Father of Modern Physics)

14 March 1879

German,American

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
(Father of Radio)

10 July 1856

American

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

British

Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
(Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Scientist)

15 April 1452

Italian

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
(Actress, singer)

08 October 1997

American

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
(Filmmaker)

18 December 1946

American

Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso
(Painter)

25 October 1881

Spanish

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
(Actress)

26 March 1985

British

Channing TatumChanning Tatum

26 April 1980

American

Salma HayekSalma Hayek
(Actress)

02 September 1966

Mexican,American

Alyssa MilanoAlyssa Milano

19 December 1972

American

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
(Inventor, Businessman)

11 February 1847

American

Liv TylerLiv Tyler

01 July 1977

American

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
(Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel Scientist, Physicist)

15 February 1564

Italian

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

British,American,Welsh

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
(Journalist)

03 June 1967

American

Richard BransonRichard Branson
(Entrepreneur)

18 July 1950

British

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

British

Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
(Actor)

13 January 1966

American

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

Canadian,Scottish

Kaya ScodelarioKaya Scodelario
(Actress)

13 March 1992

British

Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie
(Filmmaker & Businessman)

10 September 1968

British

Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
(Physicist & Chemist)

22 September 1791

British

Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
(Chef and Restaurateur)

27 May 1975

British

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
(Author, Mathematician and Photographer)

27 January 1832

British

Nelsan EllisNelsan Ellis
(Actor)

30 November 1977

American

Jules VerneJules Verne
(Writer)

08 February 1828

French

Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)

16 September 1923

Singaporean

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner
(Athlete)

28 October 1949

American

Holly WilloughbyHolly Willoughby
(Television Presenter, Model)

10 February 1981

British

Joss StoneJoss Stone
(Soul Singer-songwriter)

11 April 1987

British

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
(Banker)

12 June 1915

American

Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
(Business magnate)

30 March 1926

Swedish

Pierre CuriePierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)

15 May 1859

French

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

American

Robert RauschenbergRobert Rauschenberg
(painter)

22 October 1925

American

Richard FordRichard Ford
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

16 February 1944

American

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
(Science Fiction Writer)

22 June 1947

American

Angelo GeorgalliAngelo Georgalli
(Chef)

New Zealander

Cherilyn SarkisianCherilyn Sarkisian
(American singer)

20 May 1946

American

CherCher
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film director, Character actor, Record producer, Television actor, Model, Film actor)

20 May 1946

American

Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
(Film director)

09 October 1969

British,American

Abhishek BachchanAbhishek Bachchan
(Actor, Film producer)

05 February 1976

Indian

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher
(Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer)

29 May 1967

British

Lee RyanLee Ryan
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Singer, Actor)

17 June 1983

British

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter)

13 May 1985

British

Paloma FaithPaloma Faith
(film actor, actor, singer, ballet dancer, singer-songwriter, jazz musician)

21 July 1981

British

Mollie KingMollie King
(Singer, Guitarist, Model)

04 June 1987

British

Ben FogleBen Fogle
(Explorer, Television presenter, Writer)

03 November 1973

British

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
(Platform diver, Autobiographer, Diver, Coach)

29 January 1960

American

Nicolas Winding RefnNicolas Winding Refn
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)

29 September 1970

Danish

Rex RyanRex Ryan
(Head coach)

13 December 1962

American

Jackie StewartJackie Stewart
(Entrepreneur, Sport shooter, Racecar driver)

11 June 1939

British

Toyah WillcoxToyah Willcox
(Actor, Singer)

18 May 1958

British

Theo PaphitisTheo Paphitis
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

24 September 1959

British

Stephen J. CannellStephen J. Cannell
(Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer, Novelist, Writer, Television actor)

05 February 1941

American

Terry GoodkindTerry Goodkind
(Writer)

01 May 1948

American

Mireille MathieuMireille Mathieu
(Singer, Entertainer, Actor)

22 July 1946

French

Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
(Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic)

28 April 1953

Chilean

Richard RogersRichard Rogers
(Architect, Politician)

23 July 1933

Italian,British

Daniel PowterDaniel Powter
(Singer, Pianist)

25 February 1971

Canadian

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
(Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer)

15 April 1958

British

MikaMika
(singer-songwriter, singer, pianist)

18 August 1983

Lebanese,British

Laura KirkpatrickLaura Kirkpatrick
(Model)

12 June 1989

American

Willem Johan KolffWillem Johan Kolff
(Physician, Internist, University teacher, Researcher, Q20950187)

14 February 1911

Charles SchwabCharles Schwab

18 February 1862

American

Paul DewarPaul Dewar
(Politician, Trade unionist)

25 January 1963

Canadian