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List of Famous People with Cerebral Palsy, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Cerebral palsy is the term associated with conditions that cause physical disability in the various areas of body movement. It is a central motor dysfunction that affects muscle tone, posture and movement. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to an area of the developing brain that occur during pregnancy, childbirth or up to age 3. Therapy, medication and surgery can all be used to treat the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

Who is the most famous person with cerebral palsy? Josh Blue tops our list. Blue is a stand up comedian who has been featured on several TV shows including “Last Comic Standing.” He frequently makes fun of his experiences with cerebral palsy during his act. Blue is also an athlete. He participated in the 2004 U.S. Paralympic soccer team.

Breaking Bad” actor RJ Mitte has cerebral palsy. Mitte's character Walter White Jr. also has cerebral palsy and uses crutches to help him walk. Mitte has a mild form of cerebral palsy so he himself does not require the crutches. Many famous people with cerebral palsy have become motivational speakers including Anne McDonald and Geri Jewell.

What do you think of the famous people who don't let cerebral palsy hold them back? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

List Criteria: Notable celebrities with CP

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  1. Comedian Josh Blue has cerebral palsy, and he basis much of his self deprecating humor on his disorder. After becoming the "Last Comic Standing," Blue was featured on "Mind of Mencia" and "The Ellen Degeneres Show."

    Born: 1978
    Birthplace: Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 3 more
    Institution: The Evergreen State College
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  2. Christy Brown was an author and painter who was born with cerebral palsy. His autobiography "My Left Foot" was the basis for an Academy Award winning film that starred Daniel Day-Lewis.

    Born: 1932
    Birthplace: Eurasia, Republic of Ireland, Dublin Region, Crumlin, Dublin, County Dublin
    Nationality: Republic of Ireland
    Profession: Painter, Writer
    Cause Of Death: Choking
    Interment Location: Glasnevin Cemetery, Eurasia, Republic of Ireland, Dublin
    Place Of Death: Europe, South West England, Somerset, United Kingdom, England + 2 more
    Date Of Death: 1981
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  3. RJ Mitte has a mild version of cerebral palsy, as does the character he is most famous for playing, Walter White Jr. on "Breaking Bad."

    Born: 1992
    Birthplace: 70506, Area code 337, Lafayette, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 3 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Actor
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  4. Anne McDonald was an author and advocate for individuals with communication disabilities.  She developed cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury.

    Born: 1961
    Birthplace: Victoria, DVD Region 4, Oceania, Australia, Seymour
    Nationality: Australia
    Profession: Author
    Institution: Deakin University
    Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction
    Date Of Death: 2010
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  5. Geri Jewell is an actress with cerebral palsy.  She was featured on the show "The Facts of Life."

    Born: 1956
    Birthplace: Area code 716, Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America + 5 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Comedian, Actor
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