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This is a list of famous people with depression, or who have suffered from depression at some point in their lives. Who are the celebrities who have battled depression? Well, for starters, if nothing else, this should proves that they're just like us. Celebrities aren't immune from depression and more likely to go through it more than the average person. So if nothing else, knowing that these celebrities suffering from depression should inspire you to seek help or at least know you aren't the only one battling the affliction.

What famous people suffered from depression? Take a look at this list of famous depressed people and find out.

Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Britney Spears age 35 Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a ...more

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Harrison Ford age 74 Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of ...more

Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Anne Hathaway age 34 Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more

Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Jim Carrey age 55 James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Carrey has received two Golden Globe Awards. Known for his highly ...more

Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Gwyneth Paltrow age 44 Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the ...more

Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Kirsten Dunst age 34 Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American-German actress, singer, model and director. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. At ...more

Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Sarah Silverman age 46 Sarah Kate Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actress. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism and religion, ...more

Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Brooke Shields age 51 Brooke Christa Shields is an American actress, model and former child star. Shields, initially a child model, gained critical acclaim for her leading role in Louis Malle's controversial film ...more

John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
John Lennon Died at 40 (1940-1980) John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Janet Jackson age 50 Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate ...more

Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Abraham Lincoln Died at 56 (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war ...more

Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Ashley Judd age 48 Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna ...more

Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Woody Allen age 81 Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, writer, director, comedian and playwright, whose career spans more than 50 years. He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes ...more

Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Ewan McGregor age 46 Ewan Gordon McGregor, OBE is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a leading role in the Channel 4 ...more

J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
J. K. Rowling age 51 Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained ...more

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Hugh Laurie age 57 James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known professionally as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, writer, director, musician and comedian. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double ...more

Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Kurt Cobain Died at 27 (1967-1994) Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in ...more

Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Robbie Williams age 43 Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer-songwriter, and occasional actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has ...more

Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely ...more

Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Billy Joel age 67 William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth ...more

Owen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Owen Wilson age 48 Owen Cunningham Wilson is an American actor and screenwriter from Dallas, Texas. His older brother, Andrew and younger brother, Luke, are also actors. He has had a long association with ...more

Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Stephen Fry age 59 Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months ...more

Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Heath Ledger Died at 29 (1979-2008) Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film ...more

Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Natalie Imbruglia age 42 Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian singer/songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the ...more

Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Isaac Newton Died at 84 (1643-1727) Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific ...more

Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Drew Carey age 58 Drew Allison Carey is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and making a name for himself in stand-up comedy, Carey eventually ...more

Nelly Furtado is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Nelly Furtado age 38 Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the ...more

Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Mark Twain Died at 75 (1835-1910) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the ...more

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died at 35 (1756-1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his ...more

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Marie Osmond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Marie Osmond age 57 Olive Marie Osmond is an American singer, film screenwriter, actress, doll designer, and a member of the show business family the Osmonds. Although she was never part of her family's singing ...more

Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Patton Oswalt age 48 Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens and for voicing Remy in the film

Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Morrissey age 57 Steven Patrick Morrissey, commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or Moz, is a British singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band ...more

Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Rodney Dangerfield Died at 83 (1921-2004) Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film ...more

Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Brian Wilson age 74 Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys.

Charlotte Rampling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Charlotte Rampling age 71 Tessa Charlotte Rampling, OBE, is an English actress. In a career spanning fifty years, she has appeared in English language, French and Italian cinema. She was appointed an Officer of the Order ...more

Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Vincent van Gogh Died at 37 (1853-1890) Vincent Willem van Gogh was a major Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, ...more

Brian May is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Brian May age 69 Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric ...more

Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Ernest Hemingway Died at 62 (1899-1961) Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public ...more

Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Ryan Phillippe age 42 Matthew Ryan Phillippe, better known as Ryan Phillippe, is an American actor and director. After appearing on the soap opera One Life to Live, he came to fame in the late 1990s starring in a ...more

Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Charles Dickens Died at 58 (1812-1870) Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. ...more

Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Edgar Allan Poe Died at 40 (1809-1849) Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of ...more

Friedrich Nietzsche is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Friedrich Nietzsche Died at 56 (1844-1900) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer and Latin and Greek scholar. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, ...more

Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Martin Luther Died at 63 (1483-1546) Martin Luther was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings ...more

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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
James Taylor age 69 James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his ...more

Melanie Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Melanie Chisholm age 43 Melanie Jayne Chisholm, better known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She is one of the five members of the Spice Girls, in which she was ...more

Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Terry Bradshaw age 68 Terry Paxton Bradshaw is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. Since 1994, he has been a TV analyst and co-host of Fox ...more

Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Buzz Aldrin age 87 Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set ...more

Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941) Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society ...more

Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Michelangelo Died at 89 (1475-1564) Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled ...more

Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Leonard Cohen age 82 Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has ...more