Who Are Some Famous People With Learning Disabilities?


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Some celebrities with learning disabilities include Whoopi Goldberg and Daniel Radcliffe. These massively popular entertainers prove that success is possible even with disabilities such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.

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Classmates teased Whoopi Goldberg as a child for her dyslexia, which made it difficult for her to read. In spite of her struggles, Goldberg persevered, becoming one of the few entertainers to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe suffers from dyspraxia, a brain-based condition that can make precise physical movement difficult. Radcliffe struggles with handwriting and sometimes even experiences difficulty just tying his shoes. He turned to acting as a way to build confidence, starting in school plays and moving onto Hollywood films.

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