23 Famous People Who Are Asexual

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This list contains information about famous people who are asexual, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, comedians, and politicians identify themselves as asexual. Some of these celebrities had relationships early in their lives and later became celibate, while others have never had a romantic relationship of any kind.

Who is the most famous person who is asexual? Morrissey tops this list. The former Smiths singer has often said that he is asexual and celibate. His autobiography revealed that at one time he did have a romantic relationship with Jake Walters. Morrissey is also quoted as saying, "Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course... not many."

Comedian Janeane Garofalo identifies herself as asexual in her stand-up act. She says, "I don't have a fear of intimacy, I have sort of a genuine lack of interest." Fashion consultant Tim Gunn is believed to be one of many famous asexual people as well. He has stated that he hasn't been in a relationship since the early 1980s.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities are asexual? Which of these asexual celebrities are you most surprised by? Share your thoughts in the comments section and see if you already knew of any of the celebs on this list of asexual people.


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  1. Morrissey
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    Former Smiths singer Morrissey has often said that he is asexual and celibate. His autobiography revealed that at one time he did have a romantic relationship with Jake Walters.

    Morrissey is also quoted as saying, "Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course... not many."

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Davyhulme, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths: The Complete Picture, Morrissey: Oye Esteban!, Morrissey: The Malady Lingers On, Is It Really So Strange?, + more
  2. Tim Gunn
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    Fashion consultant Tim Gunn is believed to be asexual. He has stated that he hasn't been in a relationship since the early 1980s.

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Consultant, + more
    • Credits: The Smurfs, Project Runway, The Revolution, Sofia the First, Models of the Runway, + more
  3. Politician Ralph Nader is believed to be asexual because of his lack of interest in romantic relationships.

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Politician, Lecturer, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Enchanted, An Unreasonable Man, American Drug War: The Last White Hope, Killer At Large, The Party's Over, + more
  4. Janeane Garofalo
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    Comedian Janeane Garofalo identifies herself as asexual in her stand-up act. She says, "I don't have a fear of intimacy, I have sort of a genuine lack of interest."

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Newton, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Ratatouille, Dogma, 24, Wet Hot American Summer, The Cable Guy, + more
  5. Peter Pan creator J. M. Barrie is believed to have been asexual. Some people also fear that he may have been a pedophile because he was drawn to young children.

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1860-1937)
    • Birthplace: Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Peter Pan, Hook, Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Return to Never Land, + more
  6. Paula Poundstone
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    Comedian Paula Poundstone identifies as asexual. She says, "It is hard to say a lot more about being asexual. I don’t like sex. Therefore, I don’t have sex. It frees up time, but that’s not by design, it’s just a bonus."

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: USA, Alabama, Huntsville
    • Profession: Comedian
    • Credits: Home Movies, Science Court, When Stand Up Stood Out, Comedy Club Superstars, The Paula Poundstone Show
  7. Karl Lagerfeld
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    Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld reportedly renounced sex after his partner, Jacques de Bascher, passed away in 1989.

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer, Artist, + more
    • Credits: Zoolander, L'Amour, Totally Spies! The Movie
  8. Bradford Cox
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    Deerhunter musician Bradford Cox has often stated that he is asexual in interviews. He has also identified as gay in recent years.

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer
    • Credits: Dallas Buyers Club, Teenage
  9. Artist Edward Gorey has stated that he is asexual. In an interview he said, "I'm neither one thing nor the other particularly. I am fortunate in that I am apparently reasonably undersexed or something... I've never said that I was gay and I've never said that I wasn't... what I'm trying to say is that I am a person before I am anything else."

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1925-2000)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Illustrator, Poet, Cartoonist, Costume Designer, Writer, + more
  10. Florence Nightingale is believed to have been asexual and celibate for her entire life. Some researchers believe that she was sexually inactive for religious reasons.

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1820-1910)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
    • Profession: Nurse, Statistical graphics, Nursing, Writer, Statistician
  11. Scientist Nikola Tesla, who invented the AC induction motor, is believed to have been asexual and celibate for his entire life.

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1856-1943)
    • Birthplace: Smiljan, Eurasia, Croatia
    • Profession: Futurist, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Mechanical engineer, + more
  12. David Jay is an asexual advocate. He started the Asexual Visibility and Education Network in 2002. His girlfriend is also asexual.

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    • Age: age 33
    • Profession: Webmaster
  13. Isaac Newton
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    Physicist Isaac Newton who formulated the laws of motion, was believed to be asexual. He most likely died a virgin.

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1643-1727)
    • Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher, + more
  14. Author Emily Brontë is believed to have been asexual.

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1818-1848)
    • Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Governess, Writer
    • Credits: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Wuthering Heights, Wuthering Heights, Wuthering Heights, + more
  15. Emilie Autumn
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    Musician Emilie Autumn identifies as asexual, though she has also stated that she "never disliked sex."

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor, Singer, Violinist
    • Credits: The Devil's Carnival, The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia!
  16. British soldier T. E. Lawrence, on whose life the film Lawrence of Arabia is based, is believed to have been asexual. There is no evidence that he showed a desire for sexual intimacy with another person.

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1888-1935)
    • Birthplace: Tremadog, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Military Officer, Writer
    • Credits: Lawrence of Arabia
  17. Author Keri Hulme identifies herself as an asexual atheist.

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Profession: Writer
  18. Russian politician Valeriya Novodvorskaya has stated that she is not interested in sex and she has never felt attracted to another person.

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1950-2014)
    • Birthplace: Baranovichi, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Politician
  19. Mike Skinner
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    The Streets musician Mike Skinner previously stated that he was asexual, but in 2010 he married Claire Le Marquand. The couple have one daughter together.

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, England
    • Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Musician, Actor, Singer
  20. Poet Kenji Miyazawa is often cited as a confirmed asexual.

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1896-1933)
    • Birthplace: Hanamaki, Japan
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer, Teacher
    • Credits: Night on the Galactic Railroad, The Night of Taneyamagahara, Three Tales, Guskō Budori no Denki, Bungô: Sasayaka na yokubô
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