List of people diagnosed with dyslexia


List of people diagnosed with dyslexia

The following is a list of notable people who have been diagnosed with dyslexia.
*Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood actor. [cite web|title=Times of India|work=Aamir praises Abhishek|url=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/India_Buzz/Aamir_praises_Abhishek/articleshow/2631936.cms]
*Marcus Brigstocke, English comedian and satirist. [cite web|title=Room 101 - Marcus Brigstocke Grammar Bullies|url=http://www.ulinkx.com/video/1745449|accessmonthday=August 7 |accessyear=2007]
* Orlando Bloom, actorcite web | title=The Orlando Bloom Files | work=Learning Disability | url=http://www.theorlandobloomfiles.com/articles/j1404march.html | accessmonthday=July 1 | accessyear=2006]
* Jeremy Bonderman, baseball player [cite web | title=Detroit Free Press | work=FAMILY, FORDS AND FASTBALLS: Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman stays true to small-town, blue-jeans roots | url=http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060507/SPORTS02/605070680/1050 | accessmonthday=July 1 | accessyear=2006]
* Richard Branson, entrepreneur [cite book | last=Branson | first=Richard | year=1999 | title=Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way | chapter=A family that would have killed for each other. 1950 - 1963 | edition=1st Edition | url=http://www.virgin.com/aboutus/autobiography/ | publisher = Three Rivers Press | location = | accessdate=2006-08-30 | id= ISBN 0-8129-3229-3 ]
* Erin Brockovich, legal clerk. [cite news
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* George W Bush, 43rd President of the United States [cite web|title=Bush's Dyslexia|url=http://www.bushwatch.com/dyslexia.htm| accessdate = July 17 | accessyear=2008]
* Octavia Butler,science fiction author [cite web|title=Obituary (The Guardian)|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2006/mar/16/guardianobituaries.bookscomment| accessdate = July 25 | accessyear=2008]
* Carl XVI Gustaf, king of Sweden [ "A time to rejoice: Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at 50" by Michael Jagerblom in "Scandinavian Review", autumn 1996 [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3760/is_199610/ai_n8750692] ]
* Stephen J. Cannell, creator of shows such as "The A-Team" [cite web|title=Cannell Helps "Cobra" Star Find Ways Around Dyslexia|url=http://www.dudikoff.de/english/artikel03.htm| accessdate = October 9 | accessyear=2006]
* Dave Chalk, Canadian broadcaster and technology journalist [cite web|title=Dave Chalk profile at Chalk Media|url=http://www.chalk.com/About/OurFounder.asp| accessdate = November 11 | accessyear=2007]
* John Chambers, CEO of Cisco [cite web|title=How Cisco's CEO Works the Crowd|url=http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/oct2006/sb20061011_917113.htm|accessdate = April 07 | accessyear=2008]
* Cher, singer and actress, and her daughter, Chastity Bono [ Cher, The First Time, ISBN 0-684-80900-1 ]
* Anderson Cooper, American journalist [cite web | title=Books That Made a Difference to Anderson Cooper | work="As a child, I had a problem reading. I had a mild form of dyslexia where I would see some letters backward, and I had to go to a special reading instructor'.| url=http://www.oprah.com/obc/omag/obc_omag_200507_books.jhtml ]
* Tom Cruise, actor [cite web | title=MSN | work=Cruise credits Scientology for his success | url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7968809/ | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* John de Lancie, actor [cite web |title=Scifi.com | work = Interview november 17, 1997 | url=http://www.scifi.com/transcripts/JohnDeLancie.html | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Samuel R. Delany, science fiction author and literary critic [ Samuel R. Delany, The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village ISBN 0-8166-4523-X ]
* Patrick Dempsey, actor [cite web | title=Medicine.net | work = Patrick Dempsey Reveals His Dyslexia | url=http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=60267 | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Andrew Dornenburg, author and chef [cite web | title=Dyslexia.tv | work=Andrew Dornenburg | url=http://www.dyslexia.tv/snapshots/andrewdornenburg/ | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Michael Dudikoff, actor [cite web|title=Cannell Helps "Cobra" Star Find Ways Around Dyslexia|url=http://www.dudikoff.de/english/artikel03.htm | accessdate = October 9 | accessyear=2006]
* Fannie Flagg, comedienne and author [ cite web | title=CNN | work=High hurdles didn't stop Fannie Flagg | url=http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9901/12/flagg/ | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Joseph Fiennes, actor [cite web|title=Joseph Fiennes|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001212/]
* Richard Ford, author [ cite web | title=RN Book Show - 10 June 2007 - Richard Ford's Lay of the Land | work=Richard Ford's Lay of the Land interview | url=http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bookshow/stories/2007/1946268.htm| accessdate = October 31 | accessyear=2007]
* Noel Gallagher, musician [ cite web | title=telegraph.co.uk | work=I don't want dyslexia to be an issue | url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/health/2004/05/28/hdyslexia28.xml&site=13 | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Whoopi Goldberg, actress and comedienne [cite web |url=http://www.dyslexiaonline.com/famous/famous.htm |title=Famous people with Dyslexia |accessdate=2007-04-05 |work=DyslexiaOnline.com |date= ]
* Mike Gravel, former United States Senator [cite web |url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/04/AR2007090401794_5.html?sid=ST2007101600688 |title=Last |accessdate=2007-10-29 |work=WashingtonPost.com |date=2007-09-09 ]
* Susan Hampshire, actress [ Susan Hampshire, Susan's Story: My Struggle With Dyslexia ISBN 0-312-77966-6]
* Anthony Hopkins, actor [cite web | title=American eagle latitudes | work=The One and Only Anthony Hopkins | url=http://www.eaglelatitudes.com/current/2.html?id=165 | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* John Irving, novelist [ cite web |title=Queen's university of Charlotte | work=John Irving Captivates Sold-out Crowd at Queens | url=http://www.queens.edu/print_news.asp?press_id=1249 | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Ingvar Kamprad, industrialist, founder of IKEA [cite web|title=Mirror.co.uk | work=IKEA king is world's richest man | url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/tm_objectid=14124440%26method=full%26siteid=94762-name_page.html | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Keira Knightley, actress [cite web | title=Tough Enough | work=Keira Knightley has overcome childhood challenges -- including dyslexia -- to become an actress. Yet the 20-year-old says she can't be a role model.| url=http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2005/11/06/tough_enough/ | accessmonthday=March 13 | accessyear=2007]
* Jay Leno, talk show host and comedian [cite web| title=HOME BUSINESS Magazine | work=Jay Leno: Leading With His ChinSuccess Secrets from the Host of The Tonight Show | url=http://www.money-at-home.com/jayleno.htm | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Kenny Logan, rugby player [Citation
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* Katharine McPhee, singer [cite web|last_name=Ho | first_name= Rodney | title=The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | work="American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee reveals reading disorder and struggles with father to talk show host Dr. Keith Ablow. | url=http://groups.google.com/group/alt.tv.american-idol/browse_thread/thread/8f4c5a46e77113e7/daa34db3b5de77aa?hl=en#daa34db3b5de77aa
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* Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=378212 Print ] ]
* Shlomo Moussaieff, Jewelry businessman and Bible expert [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=378212 Print ] ]
* Paul Oakenfold, a record producer and one of the best-known Trance DJs worldwide [ [http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/campaign/champions2002/pauloakenfold.html Paul Oakenfold - Reading Champion ] ]
* Jamie Oliver, chef and television host [cite web | title=BBC News | work=Profile Jamie Oliver | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4394025.stm | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Paul Orfalea, founder of FedEx Kinko's [ Paul Orfalea & Ann Marsh, Copy This!: Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America's Best Companies ISBN 0-7611-3777-7 ]
* Ozzy Osbourne, musician [cite news
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* Scott Quinnell, Rugby player [cite web | title = bbc.co.uk | work=Quinnell's dyslexia triumph | url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/02_february/16/quinnell.shtml | accessdate = August 18 | accessyear=2007]
* Daniel Powter, singer and songwriter [cite web | title = All Music Guide | work=Biography | url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47E1DDE4CAB7E20C3932D4DC6BA22A2598E63E38F162F451BDFBA3C548C5F23B208F495CAAEFB6AB679AFF962AD500ED6C0EA51ECBC1B&sql=11:3277gjer56ix | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Guy Ritchie, film director [cite web | title = bbc.co.uk | work=Dyslexia | url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/health/atoz/dyslexia.shtml | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Charles Schwab, founder of U.S. brokerage firm [cite web|title=The chief executive | work=Creative learning: how dyslexic CEOs have turned a weakness into a leadership strength | url=http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m4070/is_197/ai_n6040957/pg_2 | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
*Jo Self, Artist [| http://artsdyslexiatrust.org/ADT-shows.ht http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/paintingflowers/generic/jo_self_text.shtml]
* Suzanne Somers, actress [cite web|title=lifetimetv.com|work=Suzanne Somers: The Battling Spirit Behind the Bombshell|url=http://www.lifetimetv.com/shows/ip/portraits/9813/9813_bio.html|accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Jackie Stewart, racing driver [ [http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/52309.html The Herald newspaper (Glasgow)] , 'Sir Jackie, was not diagnosed with dyslexia until he was 42' ]
* Joss Stone, singer [cite web |url=http://www.vh1.com/movies/news/articles/1547720/20061211/story.jhtml |title=Joss Stone Gets In Touch With Witchy Side For Film Debut In 'Eragon' |accessdate=2007-03-04 |work=VH1 |date=December 12 2006 ]
* Helen B. Taussig cardiologist [cite web|title=National library of medicine|Changing the face of medicine|url=http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_316.html|accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Lindsay Wagner, actress [cite web|title=USAToday.com|work=Lindsay Wagner defeats dyslexia|url=http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlight/2002/05/01-wagner.htm|accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Ben Way, entrepreneur [cite web|title=telegraph.co.uk|work=One day, we'll take over the world|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/health/2001/01/10/tldis10.xml&site=13|accessdate = December 6 | accessyear=2006]
* Bob Weir, guitarist [cite web | title = All Music Guide | work=Biography | url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47E1DDE4CAB7E20C3932D4DC6BA22A2598E63E38F162F451BDFBA3C548C5F23B208F495CAAEFB6AB679AFF962AD500BD5C0EB55ECBC1B&sql=11:61u67uy0h0j3~T1 | accessdate = July 2 | accessyear=2006]
* Henry Winkler, actor, spokesman for the Dyslexia Foundation [cite web | title = The Bubble Burst | work=biography | url=http://www.thebubbleburst.co.uk/bb.php?entry=Henry%20Winkler | accessmonthday=September 5 | accessyear=2007]
* Benjamin Zephaniah, poet [cite web|title=Benjamin Zephaniah: A poet to be seen and heard, British Council.org|url=http://www.britishcouncil.org/argentina-arts-zephaniah_about.htm]

ee also

*Dyslexia in fiction

Notes

External links

* dyslexia.com - [http://www.dyslexia.com/qafame.htm Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia]
* dyslexia.tv - [http://www.dyslexia.tv/snapshots/index.htm Blessed with dyslexia]
* dyslexiaonline.com - [http://www.dyslexiaonline.com/famous/famous.htm Dyslexic? You're not alone...]
* dyslexiamentor.com - [http://www.dyslexiamentor.com/famousdyslexics.php Famous dyslexics]
* dhea.org.uk - [http://dhea.org.uk/dyslexia/famous_dyslexics-0.html Famous dyslexics]


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