11 Surprising Celebrities You’d Never Know Have Dyslexia

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When experts reckon that anywhere between 15% and 20% of the population suffer from dyslexia it should come as no surprise that more than a few celebrities are included in those numbers. You would never have guessed that so many of these celebrities have a little extra trouble learning their lines.

1. Henry Winkler Has Worked Tirelessly To Bring More Public Awareness About The Problem

Henry Winkler – aka The Fonz – has worked with a co-author to publish a set of books about Hank Zipzer – a fourth grader suffering from dyslexia.

2. Orlando Bloom Star Of Lord Of The Rings And Pirates Of The Caribbean

Orlando Bloom is another star who suffers from dyslexia describing it as working three times harder to only get to two thirds distance.

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3. Tom Cruise Was Diagnosed As Dyslexic At A Very Early Age

At only seven years old Tom Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia – he certainly didn’t let that stop him from reaching his dreams.

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4. Cher Describes Her School Days As “Hell” Thanks To Dyslexia

Cher has been a regular “tweeter” of her frustrations at growing up with dyslexia.

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5. Bruce Jenner Sports Star And Star Of Reality TV

Bruce Jenner found time in his busy schedule to host a documentary about dyslexia and the problems it brings called Demystifying Dyslexia.

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6. Sir Anthony Hopkins Has Proved That Hard Work Pays Off

Dyslexia sufferer Sir Anthony Hopkins has sometimes had to memorize his scripts as much as 250 times in order to overcome difficulties due to dyslexia.

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7. Jay Leno The Popular Talk Show Host

Jay Leno opened up about his dyslexia problems to audiences back in 2007.

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8. Whoopi Goldberg Was Late To Discover That She Had Dyslexia

Some people are diagnosed with dyslexia as young children; others have to wait much longer for the diagnosis like the award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg.

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9. Patrick Dempsey Struggles To Learn Scripts Thanks To His Dyslexia

Patrick Dempsey, the popular star of Grey’s Anatomy, struggles to learn new scripts and opened up about his dyslexia in 2006.

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10. Keira Knightley Found Out Very Early About Dyslexia Problems

Stunning actress Kiera Knightley was diagnosed with dyslexia at only 6 years of age and did extra reading and writing study as a child.

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11. Anderson Cooper Suffers From Dyslexia In A Mild Form

Growing up with mild dyslexia was not enough to stop Anderson Cooper from learning to read.

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