Celebrities with Academic Problems

There are and were a lot of celebrities who had to go through some serious academic problems due to some diseases or some other factors that affected their learning ability a lot.

Dyslexia is one of the most common one in the celebrities.

You won’t believe the people who actually have this disability or how people call it nowadays, a true gift.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is a celebrity who had struggled in his school years. Most of us do know him as Harry Potter but what we don’t know is that he suffers from dyspraxia, a condition in which a person is unable to perform several tasks, and to this day, he still can’t tie his shoelaces on his own.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake, who is a famous singer and songwriter and has won one too many awards in all these fields, suffers from OCD and ADD. He needs all things to be perfectly placed, and he allows a certain kind of food in his refrigerator. It can give anyone a hard time and he once himself said. “I have OCD mixed with ADD. You try living with that.”

He suffered through his college years and yet has managed to be successful somehow.

Keira Knightley

Pirates of the Caribbean Sea star, Keira Knightley was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 6, and she had to struggle in reading, and it made her early years very tough for him in school. Her mother set up the condition that she would only let her act if she studies and reads every day and keeps up good grades.

She then worked hard in this field and said that I didn’t let this get me down except I worked hard every day to achieve my dream of acting and when I left the school; I had the highest grades.

Whoopi Goldberg


Whoopie Goldberg who is a writer and an actress were called dumb in her early ages due to her natural deficiency in which she couldn’t read and perform well in her academic field. In a 2004 interview, she said that she knew she wasn’t dumb or stupid and this was how her mother consoled her.

She then proved all her critics wrong and got a successful career. Has now won so many awards and is leading her life to success.


Some more of the celebrities who suffered from academic problems were:

Steven Spielberg (Dyslexia)

Michael Phelps (ADHD)

Ty Pennington (ADHD)

Keanu Reeves (Dyslexia)

Paul Orfalea (Dyslexia and ADHD)

Vince Vaughn (ADD and Dyslexia)

Henry Winkler (Dyslexia)

Tim Tebow (Dyslexia)

Howie Mandel (ADHD and OCD)

Richard Branson (Dyslexia)

Tommy Hilfiger (Dyslexia)

Anderson Cooper (Dyslexia)

Karina Smirnoff (ADHD)

Richard Engel (Dyslexia)

The list continues with a lot of other names of famous people and celebrities.

The days they suffered from these problems were tough, but nowadays you can get most of your work done online by different services offered and cop up without much of the difficulty.

You can now text into voice or voice into text software(s) which doesn’t require many efforts in reading or writing. You can get online tutoring or assignment and essay writing service which can be a lot handy to you in all the ways.

Written by CelebMix