Who is the most famous person with a cleft lip? Joaquin Phoenix tops this list. The Walk the Line star was born with a microform cleft lip, which made it appear as if he has a scar on his upper lip. Many people thought that Phoenix got the scar after undergoing surgery to repair a cleft lip, but this is not the case. Other actors with a cleft lip include Natural Born Killers actor Stacy Keach, From Dusk Till Dawn actor Cheech Marin, and Only God Forgives actor Tom Burke.
Politician Jesse Jackson was born with a cleft lip (sometimes called a harelip), but it is hard to spot under his signature mustache. Jackson rarely speaks publicly about his cleft. Other famous people born with a cleft lip include NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning, broadcaster Tom Brokaw, and gun-slinger Doc Holiday.
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix has a microform cleft lip that looks like a scar.
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor Music video director, + more
Credits: Gladiator, Walk the Line, The Master, Her
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Politician Jesse Jackson was born with a cleft lip.
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America
Profession: Politician, Film Producer, Minister of religion, American football player
Credits: Both Sides with Jesse Jackson, Split: A Divided America, Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory, Law & Disorder: The Insanity Defense
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NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning was born with a cleft lip.
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Profession: Athlete, American football player
Credits: Spike Guys' Choice Awards, Battle of the Gridiron Stars, NFL Super Bowl XLIV Champions: New Orleans Saints, 1998 Orange Bowl National Championship Game NFL: In Just One Play, + more
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Cheech and Chong actor Cheech Marin was born with a cleft lip and had it repaired by surgery.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more
Credits: The Lion King, Nash Bridges, Cars, Desperado
#36 on The Best Short Actorssee more on Cheech Marin
Newsman Tom Brokaw was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate that have been fixed by surgery.
Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States of America
Profession: Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer Presenter
Credits: Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Run for Your Life, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed America: The Story of Us, + more
#60 on The Hottest Silver Foxessee more on Tom Brokaw
Photos suggest that gunslinger Doc Holliday was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.
Age: Died at 36 (1851-1887)
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States of America
Profession: Gunfighter, Dentist
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ExonMobile CEO Lee Raymond was born with a cleft lip.
Birthplace: South Dakota, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Engineersee more on Lee R Raymond
Stacy Keach was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. He now advocates for the cause.
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: American History X, Prison Break, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Get Smart The Bourne Legacy, + moresee more on Stacy Keach