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Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression  

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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
age 37
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
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 76
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
age 36
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
age 57
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
Sophie Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 22
Sophie Turner (born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, which earned her a Young ...more
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 46
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) 7 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 36
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) 8 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 48
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, having her comic ...more
Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 53
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) 10 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Dec. 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) 11 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 52
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) 12 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Abraham Lincoln Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his life was taken in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States and its greatest moral, constitutional ...more
Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 50
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) 14 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 83
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) 15 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 47
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) 16 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
J. K. Rowling age 53
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
Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 59
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) 18 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Dec. 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) 19 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 45
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) 20 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Dec. 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
David Chang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 41
David Chang is a Korean-American chef and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, ...more
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 69
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) 23 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 50
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) 24 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
age 61
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) 25 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression
Dec. 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