List of Celebrities with Bell's Palsy, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Bell's palsy (sometimes commonly referred to as Bells palsy) is a condition that causes facial paralysis, where there is no known illness associated with the paralysation. The condition appears quickly, often overnight. Viruses can cause Bell's palsy and while the paralysation is usually temporary, some individuals permanently lose mobility in part of their face.
Plenty of famous people have suffered from the condition. Who is the most famous person who has suffered from Bell's palsy. George Clooney tops our list. The Gravity actor had Bell's palsy when he was in middle school. In 2003, Clooney spoke to the Daily Mirror about his Bell's palsy stating, “That was the worst time of my life. You know how cruel kids can be. I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger.” Clooney has fully recovered from the condition. Other actors who have had Bell's palsy include The Matador star Pierce Brosnan, Rocky mastermind Sylvester Stallone, and Hustle and Flow actor Terrence Howard.
Comedian Roseanne Barr had Bell's palsy when she was just three years old. She has fully recovered from the condition. Other famous women who have had Bell's palsy include Amy Brenneman, Katie Holmes, Joe Mantegna, and Jane Greer.
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Pierce Brosnan had Bell's palsy in his youth and has since recovered from the condition.
Birthplace: Drogheda, Republic of Ireland
Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor Artist
Credits: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough
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Sylvester Stallone was born with Bell's palsy. The condition has given him his signature slurred speaking style.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more
Credits: Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo, Cliffhanger
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The actress and ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise's signature smirk is a possible side effect of Bell's Palsy.
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Model, Actor
Credits: Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go, Phone Booth
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George Clooney struggled with Bell's palsy when he was in middle school. He called the period the "worst time of my life."
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more
Credits: Gravity, Ocean's Eleven, Up in the Air, The Descendants
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Rosanne Barr struggled with Bell's palsy when she was just three years old.
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Television producer, Actor Author, + more
Credits: Roseanne, The Roseanne Show, General Hospital, The Tipping Point
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Ralph Nader had a case of Bell's palsy that paralyzed one side of his face for a few months.
Birthplace: Eastern United States, New England, Connecticut, United States of America United States, + more
Profession: Activist, Politician, Lecturer, Author Actor, + more
Credits: Fun with Dick and Jane, An Unreasonable Man, Who Killed the Electric Car?, Overdrawn!
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As a teenager, the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" star developed Bell's palsy, which paralyzed the right side of her face for months.
Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
Profession: Event planner
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The right side of poet Allen Ginsberg's face was affected by Bell's palsy.
Age: Died at 71 (1926-1997)
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more
Credits: The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation, Me and My Brother, Heavy Petting, Hustler for Life
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