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Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

Updated April 17, 2019 116.3k views203 items

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.
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  • BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she appeared in stage productions...  more
  • BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Alternative NameHarrison Ford

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and as the title character of the Indiana Jones movie...  more
  • BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alternative NameAnne Whitney Hathaway

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a...  more
  • Jim Carrey

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    Alternative NameJim Carrey

    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, musician, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained recognition...  more
  • BirthplaceNorthampton, England

    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 Artist...  more
  • BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Gwyneth Kate Paltrow () (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author, and businesswoman. She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen...  more
  • BirthplacePoint Pleasant, New Jersey, United States of America

    Kirsten Caroline Dunst (; born April 30, 1982) is an American actress. She made her debut in the 1989 anthology film New York Stories, appearing in the segment Oedipus Wrecks directed by Woody...  more
  • BirthplaceBedford, New Hampshire, USA

    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, producer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism,...  more
  • BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Alternative NameBrooke Shields

    Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and model. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle's film Pretty...  more
  • John Lennon

    Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the rhythm guitarist for the...  more
  • BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Gary

    Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious...  more
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

    BirthplaceHodgenville, Kentucky, USA

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865....  more
  • BirthplaceGranada Hills, California, USA

    Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress, and a political activist. She grew up in a family of performing artists: she is the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the...  more
  • BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in the 1950s,...  more
  • BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and...  more
  • BirthplaceYate, United Kingdom

    Joanne Rowling ( "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry...  more
  • BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie first gained recognition for his work as one half of the comedy double act...  more
  • Kurt Cobain

    Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, Washington, United States of America

    Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band Nirvana. He is remembered as one of...  more
  • BirthplaceStoke-upon-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, England

    Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter and entertainer. He found fame as a member of the pop group Take That from 1989 to 1995, but achieved greater commercial...  more
  • Winston Churchill

    Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

    BirthplaceBlenheim Palace, United Kingdom

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he...  more
  • BirthplaceVienna, Virginia, USA

    Alternative NameDave Chang

    David Chang (Korean: Chang Seok-ho 장석호; born August 5, 1977) is an American restaurateur, author, and television personality. He is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes...  more
  • Billy Joel

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

    William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first hit and signature song of the same name, he has led...  more
  • BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson, with whom he shared writing and acting credits for...  more
  • BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh Laurie are the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and...  more
  • Heath Ledger

    Dec. at 29 (1979-2008)

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and music video director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s,...  more