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Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

Updated April 17, 2019 115.3k 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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  • Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Sophie Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Sophie Turner (born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner is best known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Gwyneth Kate Paltrow () (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplacePoint Pleasant, New Jersey, United States of America

    Kirsten Caroline Dunst (; born April 30, 1982) is an American actress. She made her debut in... more on Wikipedia
  • Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceManchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Brooke Christa Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and model. She was initially... more on Wikipedia
  • John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    John Lennon

    Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom

    John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana, United States of America

    Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    Abraham Lincoln

    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

    BirthplaceHodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceGranada Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress, and a political activist. She grew... more on Wikipedia
  • Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Heywood "Woody" Allen (born December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known... more on Wikipedia
  • J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceYate, United Kingdom

    Joanne Rowling ( "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceStoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

    Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter and entertainer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    Winston Churchill

    Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

    BirthplaceBlenheim Palace, Woodstock, United Kingdom

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • David Chang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    David Chang (Korean: Chang Seok-ho 장석호; born August 5, 1977) is an American restaurateur,... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    Billy Joel

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Owen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh... more on Wikipedia
  • Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

    Heath Ledger

    Age: Died at 29 (1979-2008)

    BirthplacePerth, Western Australia, Australia

    Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and music video... more on Wikipedia
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