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Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

Updated April 17, 2019 115.5k 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

    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

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Anne Hathaway

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jim Carrey

    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

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Sophie Turner (born February 21, 1996) is an English actress. Turner is best known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Gwyneth Kate Paltrow () (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kirsten Dunst

    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

    BirthplaceManchester, New Hampshire, USA

    Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • Brooke Shields

    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

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Janet Jackson

    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

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Ashley Judd

    BirthplaceGranada Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress, and a political activist. She grew... more on Wikipedia
  • Woody Allen

    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

    BirthplacePerth, United Kingdom

    Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor, singer, and director known... more on Wikipedia
  • J. K. Rowling

    BirthplaceYate, United Kingdom

    Joanne Rowling ( "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Laurie

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain

    Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

    BirthplaceWashington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Aberdeen, United States of America

    Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Robbie Williams

    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

    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

    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

    Billy Joel

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Owen Wilson

    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

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Hampstead

    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh... more on Wikipedia
  • Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger

    Age: Died at 29 (1979-2008)

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

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