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 Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died: April 18, 1955
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 5 Nikola Tesla

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

 6 Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: April 15, 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anchiano, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 7 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)
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 8 Pablo Picasso

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

 9 Ozzy Osbourne

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

 10 Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei.
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: February 15, 1564
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: January 8, 1642
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 11 Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 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)

 13 Keira Knightley

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

 14 Cherilyn Sarkisian

Cherilyn Sarkisian.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Centro, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 Anderson Cooper

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

 16 Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Producer
Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cullman, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 17 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)

 18 Salma Hayek

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

 19 Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison.
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Famous As: Inventor, Businessman
Birthdate: February 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, United States
Died: October 18, 1931

 20 Lewis Carroll

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

 21 Michael Faraday

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

 22 Orlando Bloom

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

 23 Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 Richard Branson

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

 25 Whoopi Goldberg

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

 26 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

 27 Jules Verne

Jules Verne.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes
Died: March 24, 1905

 28 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell.
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Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: August 2, 1922

 29 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)

 30 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)

 31 Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 32 Kaya Scodelario

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

 33 Henry Winkler

Henry Franklin Winkler.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 34 Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver.
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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)

 35 Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie.
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Famous As: Filmmaker & Businessman
Birthdate: September 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 36 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)

 37 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)

 38 Octavia Butler

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

 39 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

 40 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)

 41 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)

 42 Joss Stone

Joss Stone.
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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)

 43 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)

 44 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)

 45 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)

 46 Jackie Stewart

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

 47 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

 48 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)

 49 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

 50 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)